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Making a Font From the Average Human Handwriting

Pen giant Bic is turning everyone's handwriting into a new typeface.<p>Writing by hand, which speeds literacy and information retention, is on the decline. That worries neuroscientists, educators—and Bic. Never fear: The pen giant has a plan to preserve handwriting by turning it into a typeface.<p>Part …

Typography

Solar Storm Heading Toward Earth

Changing Planet<p>This image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures the first of three giant flares erupting from the sun’s surface on June 10, 2014. Credit: NASA/SDO/Goddard/Wiessinger<p><b>A temper tantrum that the sun unleashed this week has led to a series of powerful flares and solar</b> …

PM/AM: An Open-Source Tesla

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Photo credit: ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images<p>In a blog post yesterday titled "All Our Patent Are Belong To You," a …

Tesla

Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

Hackers: the internet's immune system | Keren Elazari

Here's One Big Way Your Mobile Phone Could Be Open To Hackers

Despite the fact that every major Internet provider has added some kind of encryption to its services over the past year, tracking your online traffic is easier than you think.<p>And you don't have to be the target of the hacker or the NSA for your traffic to be intercepted. There is a hole in mobile …

How To Make A New Planet Home

Three simple steps for an intergalactic exit plan<p>The recipe for creating a habitable planet turns out to be surprisingly simple: Just add water—and atmospheric gases. Mars has both, relics from four billion years ago when the planet was warm and wet. “When it comes to Mars, and only Mars, the …

Fighting FOMO: 4 Questions That Will Crush the Fear of Missing Out | The Art of Manliness

<i>FOMO.</i><p>It’s an acronym of recent coinage which stands for the Fear of Missing Out.<p>The inherent cutesy-ness of acronyms has a tendency to make me roll …

Shorts: Rodney Versus Death

What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? In this short, a Milwaukee doctor tries to knock death incarnate off its …

The Art of Manliness

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The Simple Dollar

• Uncategorized<p>Money Doesn’t Always Answer to Math<p>Recently, I got sucked into a random Facebook thread that blew my mind — and not in a good way.…<p>Holly …

Podcasts

View the <b>Episode Archive</b> »<p>Subscribe to the podcast via <b>iTunes</b> | <b>RSS</b>.<p>Recently in Podcasts<p>Part One of our Border Trilogy, in which we chronicle an …