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A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Aquaponics

Agricultural Guerrillas Are Secretly Transforming Urban Saplings into Fruit-Bearing Trees

Launched in 2011, the group known as the Guerrilla Grafters has been secretly (and illegally) modifying ornamental trees along the streets of San Francisco. These fruit-lovers make it their mission to graft fruit bearing branches onto the non-fruit bearing trees that line the city, in efforts of …

Weird

The Poetic Sand Clock by Studio Ayaskan

It’s not digital. There are no connected apps to interact with. The movement is restricted to the concise circular arc of a single hand. Yet the Sand …

Design

Artist Illustrates Untranslatable Love Words from Around the World

Illustrator Emma Block and jewelry designer Vashi have collaborated to visually display the language of love. There are 6,500 languages in the world, some of which have less than 1,000 people who speak them, and not every expression in one language has an equivalent word in another language. In …

Language

Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

Sculpture

Inceptionism: Going Deeper into Neural Networks

Posted by Alexander Mordvintsev, Software Engineer, Christopher Olah, Software Engineering Intern and Mike Tyka, Software Engineer Update - ...

The Possibility Of Marijuana Plant Patents

Hilary Bricken<p>Like all good businesspeople, those in the cannabis industry are interested in both boosting their brands and in protecting their …

Single-Celled Creature Has Eye Made of Domesticated Microbes

The oceans are full of eyes. Giant squid scan the depths with the world’s largest ones, which are oddly similar to those of the sperm whales that hunt them. Mantis shrimps watch for prey using eyes that work like satellites. Starfish stare through the tips of their arms, chitons look up through …

Sustainable Shipping Container House with a Rooftop Garden

The Essential Guide to Crowdfunding

Everything you ever wanted to know about asking strangers for money on the Internet.<p>Last December, Nur-E Farhana Rahman sat in an Uber car in New York City, tears streaming down her face. Her months-long project to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter, to expand production at her jewelry company, was about …

DIY Copper Pipe Coffee Maker

Give your coffee routine some elegant appeal with this handsome DIY copper pipe coffee maker.<p>This fancy piece of kitchen equipment is just made from copper pipe held together by epoxy, with a glass funnel to hold the coffee filter. Although there are lots of other ways that you can perch a funnel …

Coffeemakers

How to make a great Altbier (German Ale)

I’ve made several alt style beers for my neighborhood parties. I always am asked “what kind of beer is this”, which is quickly met with blank stares …

Beer

The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity

The right yearns for an era when churches and local organizations took care of society's weakest—an era that never existed and can't exist today.<p>Ideology is as much about understanding the past as shaping the future. And conservatives tell themselves a story, a fairy tale really, about the past, …

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Not just Herbalife, but an entire industry selling to itself

2014-02-24T12:33:06.000Z<p>By: Dan McCrum<p>The Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Volume 6, Issue 4 will not hit the shelves of your lending …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like “I feel a bit …

Mormons Are Using An Anonymous Confessions App To Doubt Their Faith (And Talk About Sex)

I have a child on a Mormon mission and I stopped believing while she was away. if I knew then what I know now, I would have never sent her. it's going to break her heart.<p>Part of the Mormon faith requires young people to embark on a two-year-long "mission" to a far-away place, to spread the word of …

Religion

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …