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Video: How Rap Battles Are Helping High Schoolers Learn to Love Science

Author: Angela Watercutter. Angela Watercutter Culture<p>Date of Publication: 07.01.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:25 pm. 4:25 pm<p>Back in 2002, the …

If Thoreau Were a Modern Design Groupie, This Would Be His Cabin

Exorbitant rents have made microapartments popular in crowded cities like New York, San Francisco, and Paris, but Pritzker Prize laureate Renzo Piano …

Obama: U.S. Should Lead Assault on Climate Change

Living Large in 140 Square Feet

Science Confirms The Obvious: Smoking Pot Makes You Less Motivated

The brains of habitual cannabis users have trouble synthesizing dopamine, according to a small study.<p>Does smoking a joint make you feel a little bit lazy? According to new research, when your "Reefer Madness" turns into "Reefer Can't-get-off-the-couch," it could be because the cannabis is …

How algorithms rule the world

On 4 August 2005, the police department of Memphis, Tennessee, made so many arrests over a three-hour period that it ran out of vehicles to transport …

Let An Avatar Teach You How To Lose Weight

In a small study, women who watched virtual representations of themselves exercise ended up exercising more in real-life, too.<p>It sounds pretty silly, but a new study suggests that watching virtual people work out could help you shed a few pounds.<p>In psychology, there's something called "social …

Not all coastal climate change is the same

<b>STONY BROOK (US) —</b> Locally, changes in coastal ocean temperatures may be much more extreme than global averages imply.<p>By looking at changes over the …

Climate Change

The Future Of Flight: Swarms Will Dominate The Sky

Coordinated swarms of drones could pollinate crops, monitor traffic, and more.<p>Last year, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Grasp (General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception) Lab gathered a dozen or so quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), programmed them to work in concert, …

First Crowdfunded Space Telescope Is One Of The Most Successful Kickstarter Projects Ever

World’s first public space telescope project has received more than $1.5 million in funding, making it one of the top 25 campaigns in Kickstarter history.<p>Last month, asteroid mining company Planetary Resources launched a Kickstarter campaign to put the world's first public space telescope, ARKYD, …

Two months as T-Mobile US: Where it’s been, where it’s going

Exactly two months have passed since T-Mobile and MetroPCS officially merged, becoming the new T-Mobile US(s tmus). We’ll be hearing a lot more …

Coinstar rebrands as Outerwall, acquires phone recycling startup ecoATM for $350M

There are some crazy vending machines out there that sell canned bread, fishing tackle, and even underwear. Today, Outerwall announced it will acquire ecoATM to expand its network of vending machines that are far more practical.<p>ecoATM makes automated self-serve kiosk systems for recycling mobile …

Jay-Z's Samsung Deal Made the Record Industry Change the Way It Counts Sales

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As soon as Jay-Z announced his deal with Samsung in which the tech giant bought up 1 million copies …

Tesla Motors White House Petition Hits 100K Signatures

A White House petition in support of Tesla Motors has received more than 100,000 signatures, overcoming the system’s threshold and demanding a response from President Obama’s administration.<p>Earlier today, the “We the People” petition neared the milestone with three days left to accomplish it. It …

For Publishers, Google Reader Dwarfed Google+ To The End

Up until its last days, Google Reader sent far more referral traffic than Google+. Even weirder: Usage has increased over the last three months.<p>Based on data from the BuzzFeed network, a set of tracked partner sites that collectively have over 300 million users, Google Reader was a major source of …

Winklevoss twins launch Bitcoin fund

The Winklevoss twins, the former Olympic rowers who famously alleged that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg stole their website idea, have revealed …

Can Tesla and Google Glass eventually bring the HUD to the car?

The way that it stands now, tech and driving don’t necessarily have the greatest of relationships. Laws nationwide have prohibited finagling with …