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Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

DIY: Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar (using peels and cores)

We try really, really hard to waste as little food as possible.<p>Soft or squishy tomatoes are perfect for homemade ketchup and brown bananas are …

TREEPEE: The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

When you’re out camping in the woods for a couple of days, particularly with kids, it can be tricky to keep supplies to a minimum—which is where the …

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …

The Business of Being Bill Gates: How Microsoft’s co-founder is mapping his own road ahead

More than six years have passed since Bill Gates left his day-to-day role at Microsoft to shift to full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates …

The Lurker: How A Virus Hid In Our Genome For Six Million Years

In the mid-2000s, David Markovitz, a scientist at the University of Michigan, and his colleagues took a look at the blood of people infected with HIV. Human immunodeficiency viruses kill their hosts by exhausting the immune system, allowing all sorts of pathogens to sweep into their host’s body. So …

Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning: A Science-Based How-ToSheryl's BlogSheryl's Blog

<i>The post after this one on “black rust” describes why you should heat the pan before applying oil for seasoning. This helps the seasoning to adhere</i> …

Reactive MVC and the Virtual DOM — Futurice

The web frontend scene is witness to many new frameworks and ways of working. It can be quite annoying when software becomes legacy quicker than …

Our Own Private Germany

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a group of squatters from East and West set out to build their own unified Germany. And, despite endless parties, …

Log cabin on Mount Desert Island, Maine. ...

Revo Tech Wants To Be A Leader In Myanmar’s Growing Startup Ecosystem

After years of dealing with slow and expensive broadband connections, many Myanmar Internet users finally got access to affordable 3G thanks to recent service rollouts by telecoms Telenor and Ooredoo. A Yangon-based mobile app company called Revo Tech hopes to take advantage of the country’s …

Vim After 11 Years

TL;DR• Use Vim in a terminal, background (Ctrl-Z) often.<br>• Get a terminal that supports Unicode and 256 colors: iTerm2 on Mac OS X, probably Gnome …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

World History

Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Pants, Worn 3,300 Years Ago

The excavated remains of two trouser-clad men from the primeval Yanghai tombs in western China suggests that ancient nomadic herders put their pants …

A Day With Project Ara, Google's Crazy Modular Phone

Seth Newburg has a phone. It’s a new phone, just a prototype. Almost no one here at Google has seen it yet. Newburg is sitting in a corner conference …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

Yik Yak: the anonymous app taking US college campuses by storm

The new hotshot on the college campus social media scene is Yik Yak. Much like Facebook, which was established back in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg as a Harvard student, Yik Yak has rolled up in a frat house hoodie with a lever-arch file tucked under its arm, leaning casually against a locker.<p>So what …

Shepard’s lodge in the Breite Oak Tree Reserve...

Shepard’s lodge in the Breite Oak Tree Reserve near Sighisoara, Transylvania, Romania. Contributed by Andrei Becheru.

A Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Work

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aaron Schildkrout is a New York City entrepreneur and product thinker. He co-founded HowAboutWe.com (acquired by IAC, 2014) where, as co-CEO, he oversaw product development, design, data, and engineering.</i><p>In September Larry Ellison stepped down from the helm at Oracle and appointed a …

Watch Jony Ive explain Apple's design process in a rare public interview

Earlier this month, Apple chief designer Jony Ive appeared on stage for a rare interview during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. You can now watch the 25-minute-long interview on YouTube. Ive is characteristically deliberate with his words as he answers a number of questions posed by <i>Vanity</i> …

Bizarre Sea Creature Caught In Singapore Looks Like Kraken Come To Life

Good thing this fisherman got a video of his catch (above), because otherwise he'd never have been able to convince folks of the bizarre creature he hauled in while angling off the Singaporean island of Pulau Ubin.<p>"I know that area has a lot of seaweed, so I thought that was what I had hooked up," …

13-Year-Old Becomes the World's Youngest Person to Achieve Nuclear Fusion

A 13-year-old boy from Preston, UK just became the world’s youngest nuclear fusioneer. By successfully carrying out an atomic fusion reaction, Jamie …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

a global issue atlas of climate change adaptation

This website presents the results of the EU research project EMAPS, as well as its process: an experiment to use computation and visualization to …

Data for good

Bayes Impact is a Y Combinator-backed non-profit that builds operational solutions to the world's biggest challenges using data science. We're a …

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This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

New research: A wage revolution could end extreme poverty in Asia, with massive knock-on effects in Africa | From Poverty to Power

Spoke last week as a ‘discussant’ (my favourite speaking role, no prep required) at the launch of an extraordinary new ODI paper, with the deeply …