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An introduction to Immersive Virtual Reality (update)

I have just updated my online VR introduction.The images and videos are still copyright of their owners. I haven’t found all the copyrights so if …

Meet nonprofits using “Geo for Good”

This week, we are excited to welcome this year’s group of nonprofit mapping specialists to the annual Geo for Good User Summit – a worksho...

Join Santa and his elves in the countdown to Christmas Eve

article<p>en_US<p>https://maps.googleblog.com/2013/12/join-santa-and-his-elves-in-countdown.html<p>Google Lat …

Japanese Brainfluence - Neuromarketing

After noticing a sharp uptick in Japan-based subscribers to Neuromarketing, I did a little online sleuthing and found that the long-awaited Japanese …

The Indian company turning e-waste into mounds of profit

Old computers and electronics have created huge dumps of electronic trash around the world, and as the back office to the world, India is particularly burdened—Bangalore alone generates 18,000 metric tons of e-waste a year, an amount growing 20% a year. And although India banned e-waste imports in …

E-waste

Banana Halwa (Kele Halvo)

Wish you all a very happy Diwali.<p>We are having a quiet Diwali here. I kept thinking what to make for this festival. V was traveling first few days of …

Vegan Lasagna for Two - Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes

MAKE PUMPKIN BECHAMEL:<p>Heat the oil in a saucepan. Over medium heat add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the flour glistens, about two …

Bean Tostada and a Grain Bowl.

Today's lunch was a delicious tostada that had refried black beans, corn, sauteed garlic kale and potatoes and avocado.<p>I also prepared a grain bowl …

Haricot Verts Latkes with Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Homemade French Fried Onions

Haricot Verts Latkes with Horseradish Crème Fraiche and Homemade French Fried Onions<p>Author: Amy Kritzer<p>Recipe type: Hanukkah<p>Cuisine: Jewish<p>Prep time: …

Pappadums with Avocado Pomegranate Salsa

When I heard a while back about Raghavan Iyer's new cookbook Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking with 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 …

No-Bake Coconut Oil Fudge

I know that when most of us think of fudge, we don't think of it as necessarily being the most healthy treat, but in this case I assure you that it …

Thai Coconut Mushroom Soup with Kidney Beans

Expect to see a fair number of soups offered up here for the next good while. Those who know me understand how much I detest the cold months. They …

Apple Pie Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)

Apple Pie Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)<p>Author: Amy Kritzer<p>Recipe type: Hanukkah<p>Cuisine: Jewish<p>Prep time: 90 mins<p>Cook time: 20 mins<p>Total time: 1 hour 50 …

Where did syphilis come from?

Did Columbus bring the disease back with him from the New World, or was it in Europe all along? Katherine Wright, winner of the Wellcome Trust science writing prize 2013, investigates<p>Last month, Katherine Wright was awarded the Wellcome Trust science writing prize at a ceremony at the Observer's …

Big Pic: Pillownauts Rest For Science

ESA volunteers in France spent the last 21 days lying in bed with their feet up.<p>Ah, the things we do for the sake of scientific inquiry. These volunteers for the European Space Agency just got out of bed for the first time in 21 days. To examine the effects of spaceflight on astronauts' bodies, the …

Fossil reveals earliest known central nervous system of an animal

Scientists traced iron deposits that occupied the space of long-gone central nervous system tissue. An outline of a 520-million-year-old central …

Paleontology

No-Bake Lemon Cherry Cheesecake

No-bake is just about right at the moment, with temperatures soaring over 30 degrees in addition to the humidity which steps things up another 10 …

Peter Voser says he regrets Shell’s huge bet on US shale

Peter Voser said the failure of Royal Dutch Shell’s huge bet on US shale was a big regret of his time as chief executive of the company.<p>Speaking to …

Baked Chickpea Kofta Tacos with Avocado and Harissa

These heavenly little chickpea cakes served as a taco topping are rather a cross between a kofta and a falafel. Essentially a fusion dish, India, the …

Ani's Raw Food Certification Courses

I’m offering my final 2013 series of Ani’s Raw Food Certification Courses in September in Santa Monica, CA.<p>Level 1: September 20, 21, 22. Friday 3pm …

Spicy Urad Dal with Cauliflower and Peas

Split dals are a fast and simple way to deliver nourishing and easily digestible proteins to vegetarians, and split skinned urad dal is among the …

Japanese, Thai and Korean deliciousness.

These lovely morsels of curried perfection are called "curry croquettes" which are made up of mashed vegetables, breaded and fried. We got these at …

Vegan Fruit and Nut Burfi - Holy Cow! Indian Vegan Recipes

Submerge the figs, dates and apricots in boiling water and set aside for about 30 minutes or until the fruit is very soft.<p>Drain and place the fruits …

Green Chili Apple and Honey Galette

Green Chili Apple and Honey Galette<p>Author: Amy Kritzer<p>Recipe type: Dessert<p>Cuisine: Jewish<p>Prep time: 20 mins<p>Cook time: 40 mins<p>Total time: 1 …

Indian-Style Samosa Potpie

It's easy to get excited about pie and my husband is visually animated when he knows that I will be making homemade pie from scratch. This is not a …

Three, three three. OK, four.

I'm in great spirits tonight! I had a super successful and productive day in the kitchen and tonight I'm heading out with a full belly to see …

Ball-less and without Injera.

Hello! The fuzzy pumper playdoh kitchen was busy churning out Ethiopian noms today. Awaze baked tofu (tofu baked in a berbere and lime bbq sorta …

Cauliflower Steaks

<b>Dinner</b> 09/04<p>Cauliflower Steaks<p>As much as we love cauliflower steaks, we haven't made them in a while.<p>For this version, we broke out the cast-iron pan …

Vegetarian Samosa Cakes with Tamarind Chutney

Happiness to me often comes in the form of savory Indian appetizers, such as samosas. I never can resist playing around with the classic preparation …