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Kimbal Musk — Elon's brother — is running a shipping-container farm compound in New York City

Kimbal Musk, the brother of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is trying to change the way we eat by creating what he calls a "real-food revolution."<p>For over a decade, Kimbal Musk has run two restaurant chains, The Kitchen and Next Door, which serve dishes strictly made with locally sourced meat and veggies. …

Aquaponics

No, Trump didn't Photoshop his hand to look bigger

One juicy but ultimately wrong tweet set internet detectives off on the case of Donald Trump allegedly Photoshopping his hand to look larger than life. The images show Trump’s hand resting on Barack Obama’s shoulder, but one looks visibly larger than the other. The problem is that it’s completely …

Copenhagen Wheel: MIT Unveils the Swiss Army Knife of Bike Wheels

Photography by Maxtomasinelli<p>The Copenhagen Wheel, unveiled today by MIT students at the COP15 Climate Change Conference, may not look like anything …

Electric Vehicles

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

5 Species That Eat Pollution for Breakfast

Plants perform countless miracles, from capturing energy from the sun to power the biosphere to taking the carbon dioxide we exhale with every breath …

Twisting Tornadoes of LED Light Captured by Young British Photographer

Light painting is a popular form of photography, but we rarely see images as dazzling as these. Created by young British photographer Martin Kimbell, …

Photography

Amazing time-lapse shows river of 70,000 people leaving Wembley Stadium

Photographer Jon Durr took this amazing time-lapse video of fans leaving Wembley Stadium on February 6, 2012, after the friendly game between England …

Pedro Reyes Creates an Orchestra of Mechanical Instruments from Upcycled Mexican Weapons

Pedro Reyes’ "Disarm" orchestra of handmade instruments isn't made from traditional materials; instead, each instrument is upcycled from contraband …

Mexico

17 'Game of Thrones' #TBT Photos Worthy of the Nostalgia Throne

Prior to beheading enemies and patronizing brothels, the <i>Game of Thrones</i> actors wore shoulder pads and embraced '90s fashion.<p>It's #ThrowbackThursday …

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? Biophotovoltaics‘ Moss Table is an innovative furnishing that demonstrates the future …

Clean Energy

Photosynthesis Bike Purifies the Air as You Ride

Biking to work is about to get a whole lot greener. Not only are bicycles better for the Earth than driving and a great way to keep in shape — but a …

How big is space? – interactive version

Buckle up and ride a rocket through the Solar System to explore our cosmic neighbourhood.<p>Our top 12 stories of 2014 - #3: Fancy riding a rocket through our Solar System?<p>Then check out our amazing interactive infographic.<p>To celebrate our second anniversary, we’ve created an interactive version of a …

Infographics

How to get the most out of Google Now

Click to jump to a topic<p>The set up<p>Customizing Google Now<p>Pre-emptive Google Now<p>Voice commands<p>Now on Tap<p>What else can it do?<p>There’s been a fair bit of …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

Popeye the Sailor Man after a life of eating from BPA lined cans

The use of Bisphenol A, or BPA, is controversial; everyone threw away their polycarbonate bottles years ago and moved on to different plastics, but …

Memory Loss

LightSource

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels

This isn’t Google Glass in a contact lens, but it may just be Google’s first step in this direction. The company’s Google X lab just teased a smart contact lens on its blog that is meant to help diabetics measure their glucose levels.<p>The company says it is currently testing prototypes of this …

Floating Island

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Why Christmas rituals make food tastier

Pulling crackers, clinking glasses, or setting puddings on fire – mere traditions or more important? Tom Stafford explains that rituals may date back to early human history, and can even change the flavour of food.<p>All of us carry out rituals in our daily lives, whether it is shaking hands or …

British Cuisine

The World's First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore

The dense metropolis of Singapore is now home to the world’s first commercial vertical farm! Built by Sky Greens Farms, the rising steel structure …

Aquaponics

Stanley Kubrick reportedly considered a 'Dr. Strangelove' sequel directed by Terry Gilliam

Stanley Kubrick was far from a prolific filmmaker, but if he had a bit more time he may have worked on a sequel to <i>Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb</i>. Documents discovered after writer Terry Southern's death in 1995 revealed that Kubrick asked him to pen a script …

Michael Jackson's Thriller Epically Performed with Stop-Motion Lego

If you don't care about the Mileys and the Biebers like most sane humans of this world, one of the most iconic music videos to you is probably …

How 3D imaging is helping to preserve history

The ultimate conservation tool for museums is 3D scanning, which can precisely map every detail of buildings or artifacts and create the ultimate manual for future repairs.<p>Science is no stranger to the efforts to preserve ancient wonders. Now, 3D scanners have been added to the conservation …

Imaging

New Beatles Album Uncovered by Internet Sleuths

In an era when nearly every new album is leaked in one form or another, it should come as little surprise that a forthcoming release of new material …

Why other queues always seem to move faster than yours

Whether it is supermarkets or traffic, there are two possible psychological explanations for why you feel the world is against you, explains Tom Stafford.<p>Sometimes I feel like the whole world is against me. The other lanes of traffic always move faster than mine. The same goes for the supermarket …

Psychology