Noel Pierre Hiorns

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Mining magma: Iceland's geothermal well will use Earth's crust to power 5,000 homes

Mind your step: this is the hottest hole in the world.<p>Situated near the town of Reykjanes in southwest Iceland, the geothermal well goes five …

Geology

Classic Sourdough Bread (Pain au Levain)

For a classic sourdough bread recipe, we used a mixture of bread flour and whole-wheat flour for complex flavor. Sifting the whole-wheat flour …

Incredible Photos of Hiking Italy's 'Iron Roads'

Remnants of World War I, these via ferrata take hikers to remote reaches of the Italian Alps—and tell stories of battle and bravery.<p>As my watch beeped twice to signal that 4 a.m. had arrived, I glanced up at the outline of the Tre Cime peaks of the Italian Dolomites to see if there was any sign of …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Do Less When You Have More to Do

You can either run the day or let the day run you.<p>Time management is not always all it's cracked up to be. When you apply it successfully, you end up doing more--not less--of what you need to be doing.<p>Most people who follow time management programs find that they actually decrease their …

Time Management

Government review likely to back Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

£1.3bn plan is seen as ‘pathfinder’ for six bigger plants, which could generate more than 10% of UK’s electricity<p>Plans for a pioneering tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay are expected to be supported by a government-commissioned report this week, potentially unlocking a multibillion-pound series of …

Meet the first humans to sense where north is

A small silicone gadget attached to the chest gives its wearer the ability to sense which direction they face. Could it prompt a ‘cyborg’ evolution in human ability?<p>Liviu Babitz opens his collar to reveal a small silicone gadget, the size of a matchbox, attached to his chest with two titanium bars …

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

The new year marks the 150th celebration of Canadian Confederation, and to commemorate the country’s birthday, Parks Canada is offering free …

Yellowstone fish deaths point to huge toll of human activity on rivers

A recent outbreak of a fish parasite on Yellowstone may have seemed unremarkable, but new research shows it could be linked to years of human activities that are slowly chocking river systems to death, reports Environment 360<p>The Yellowstone river has its headwaters in the mountain streams and snowy …

The Secret to Keeping Your Goals When You Have Zero Willpower

Don't worry, this is not another New Year's resolutions how-to article. This is a beautiful challenge to be accepted, a desperate call to action, and …

Can IBM’s Watson Do It All?

Big Blue’s artificial intelligence division is a sprawling effort to corner seemingly every market in AI.<p>From winning <i>Jeopardy</i> in 2011 to helping write a sad song last year, IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform is all over popular culture. Press releases fly out about Watson producing a movie …

Artificial Intelligence

The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

The development of quantum mechanics in the first decades of the twentieth century came as a shock to many physicists. Today, despite the great …

The Fluffiest White Bread in the World

Whether you call it milk bread, pain de mie, or shokupan, this is the ultimate loaf<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the …

France Opens The World’s First Solar Road

It was exorbitantly expensive, but can it be a future power source?<p>The world’s first solar road has opened in France. The Normandy village of Tourouvre-au-Perche now has a 1 kilometer (0.62 mile) stretch of solar pavement, producing enough power to light the village’s street lamps.<p>Judging by the …

Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive

Forget the charging port—the roads of the near future could power your electric car while you drive, eliminating the need to ever stop to recharge or …

Roads

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

How to fix agile teams that are notoriously bad at hitting release dates

Many of today’s best software companies tout agile development as a way to release software early and often, as longer-term planning can be more heavily impacted by project unknowns.<p>Yet why do IT projects using agile still consistently hit delays and exceed budgets? Our development team was able to …

Project Management

5 Big Predictions for Artificial Intelligence in 2017 - MIT Technology Review

Last year was huge for advancements in artificial intelligence and machine learning. But 2017 may well deliver even more. Here are five key things to …

12 Negative Habits You Should Give Up If You Want to Be Successful

The sooner you can ditch these, the better.<p>When it comes to "achieving success," the hardest thing for people to wrap their heads around tends to be the idea that small wins add up to big victories. It's a whole lot easier to imagine the end goal, the big celebration, than to think about each tiny …

Time Management

Top 10 cities

The city of light has proven time and time again its ability to shine brightly in the face of all else. Resilient, defiant and endlessly romantic, …

The Case Against Sugar review – an unsweetened attack on diet myths

Gary Taubes’s latest assault on the ruinous effect of sugar on our lives and the promotion of fat-free diets is detailed and compelling<p>For the last 15 years, US journalist Gary Taubes has been the self-nominated public enemy No 1 of the global “healthy eating” establishment. His heresy has been to …

Diets

15 Holiday Cookie Recipes Anyone Can Conquer

Just call me Martha Stewart.

Going green in China, where climate change isn’t considered a hoax

<b>(Reuters/Grace Liang)</b><p>Chinese leaders want to improve the quality of life in their nation’s cities<p>Matthew Kahn<p>December 12, 2016 1:24pm (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, …

Natural Gas

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

New Ride Phantom balance bike comes with light-up plastic frame (video)

Getting small kids outside to burn off some energy might be a bit easier with the new Ride Phantom balance bike.<p>Its frame is made of clear …

Cycling

What Tesla’s new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles

Tesla‘s new Gigafactory opened at the end of July in Nevada, with much excitement from both the media and the general public. Only 14 percent of the massive structure has been built, with the rest of the $5 billion project to be concluded by 2020. According to Tesla, battery cell production will …

Electric Vehicles

17 Gorgeous Pumpkin Pie Recipes for *Every* Type of Diet

Whether you’re hosting the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner, planning a killer Friendsgiving or just happily attending one or both as a guest, there are bound to be folks at the table with diet and food allergy concerns. Maybe it’s even you. Before you delete pumpkin pie from your plate, we’ve got your …