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Where And How To Sift For Your Own Fossils

A simple tool you can make yourself, and 27 great locations to try it out<p>You don’t need to be a paleontologist or travel through remote canyons to find exquisite fossils. The teeth, shells, and bones of ancient animals could lurk in a creek, quarry, or on a beach near you. Once you find a good …

Google Buys AI Startup, Hires Ethics Board To Oversee It

So we're good! Nothing to worry about here. Move along.<p>In an apparent move to feed its smart-hardware ambitions, Google has bought an artificial intelligence startup, DeepMind, for somewhere in the ballpark of $500 million. Considering all of the data Google sifts through, and the fact that it …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Why Are Bees Disappearing?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> "Everything Is Connected."<p><b>About Marla Spivak's TEDTalk</b><p>Honeybees have thrived for 50 million years. So why have certain colonies started dying in droves in recent decades? Researcher Marla Spivak reveals four reasons with tragic consequences.<p><b>About Marla …

DIY Soylent: upstart nutritionists fight the tyranny of food

The dark nutritional sorcery of food-replacing powders<p>In February of 2013, programmer Nick Poulden got hooked on the idea of giving up food. He’d found the blog of Rob Rhinehart, a creator of a meal substitute called Soylent. Meant to provide a full dose of calories and nutrients in a single, cheap …

How To Make A DIY Anti-Surveillance Spray

It's illegal, but that's kind of the point.<p>Incendiary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his highly political art, isn't exactly a fan of surveillance cameras. When Swiss art curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist asked Ai to contribute to a Do-It-Yourself compendium full of projects from artists, Ai designed …

Spot Gen3 outdoor beacon adds more robust tracking options, improved battery life

It looks nearly the same as it did in 2007, but Spot's outdoor beacon has evolved quite nicely on the inside. Now in its third incarnation, the Spot Gen3 is designed to help wandering argonauts keep their loved ones informed of their location for an even longer period of time. Engineered to be worn …

Can We Really Touch Anything?

Liquid Oxygen (slow motion) - Periodic Table of Videos

Designed by the architectural firm Matharoo Associates, the Curtain Door is most definitely a door like no other I’ve seen (o