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A Cheap, Promising Way to Filter Water: Through A Twig

Plant's xylem tissue could be an efficient, low-cost way to filter water.<p>One way to avoid getting sick while traveling is to only eat fruit that you peel yourself, since plants can filter out bacteria and prevent it from traveling throughout their tissues. Well, why not apply this principle to …

Particles

Alarming Video Shows Arctic Ice Disappearing

Old ice in the Arctic is vanishing. That's a problem, since it's more resistant to melting than young ice.<p>You've probably heard that ice in the Arctic is melting. But you may have never seen it shown this clearly. A video from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration shows 27 years of ice …

Global Warming

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

A haul of fossils found in Georgia suggests that half a dozen species of early human ancestor were actually all Homo erectus<p>The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human …

Tikker Is A Watch That Counts Down To Your Death, Because YOLO

You wait in the doctor’s office with a furrowed brow and a heavy heart. When he returns, his face is somber and his eyes concentrate on the clipboard in front of him.<p>“You’ve only got a little time left,” he says apologetically. “If there’s anything you want to do before you die, now’s the …

Report: 'GTA 5' Is On Its Way To PC

Despite setting a suite of Guinness records for making an ungodly amount of money, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 has racked up all of its unprecedented sales figures without the sizeable PC community. There have been some pretty strong hints from both NVidia and Intel about a PC port, so while it …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

2014 Porsche 991 Turbo S in Detail

Apple is Way Ahead but I'm Staying with Android

Apple is still way ahead of the rest of the industry. <i>Particularly</i> in how it introduces new products.<p>I’m pretty disappointed that Tim Cook doesn’t talk about the role of mobile in bringing us the future. He has the tools sitting right in front of him to do that, with the new motion sensor in the …

Will the iPhone 5C Have a Halo, Too?

Martin Hajek<p>A few hours from now, Apple will unveil a pair of new iPhones, expanding a smartphone strategy that has seen the company field only a …

History of Street-Legal Drag Racing, 1949 to 2013 - HOT ROD Unlimited Episode 41

City of London halts recycling bins tracking phones of passers-by

The City of London is halting a scheme that used recycling bins to track people as they walked by with their smartphones. The head of Renew London, which was behind the operation, wrote in an email, “I can confirm that we are not currently running any trials.”<p>Quartz was the first to report on the …

Privacy

Mobile phone unlocking has jumped 71 percent since it became illegal

Five months ago, the United States’ head librarian decided that Americans no longer needed the right to unlock their cell phones, and the land of the free and the home of the brave saw carrier freedom recede unhappily over the horizon.<p>Which should teach us all a thing or two about poking fun at …