Ryan Degauss

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Astoria nonprofit Big Reuse will close after 12 years due to rising rents

Big Reuse, a nonprofit that sold recycled furniture and materials and taught Queens residents how to compost, will close its door on Nov. …

Sustainability

New “Quad9” DNS service blocks malicious domains for everyone

Set DNS server to 9.9.9.9, and (known) malware and phishes won’t be able to phone home.<p>The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)—an organization founded by law …

Information Security

We don’t care about this entire generation of Americans, but they’re pretty used to it by now

Don’t call them Millennials. Don’t call them Gen X. Just call them already.<p>I assumed my husband was Gen X. He listens to Counting Crows, references <i>In</i> …

The best air conditioner

<i>By Liam McCabe</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After six summers of researching, testing, …

Exactly What You Should Do If You Think You Have Lyme Disease—From Someone Who Has Had It

Consider this your post-tick bite checklist.<p>Lyme disease is a b*tch. I can say this because I’ve had it and it’s awful and I wouldn’t wish it on my …

Finding My Florida

Long before hanging chads and headlines like “Lakeland Woman Treats 6-Foot Gator Like a Baby,” my splintered family shared a unifying dream: Florida, where true happiness was to be found among palm trees and miles of beaches. It was where everything would be O.K. It was our promised land.<p>That may …

Rainfall

Everything Anthony Bourdain Ate in Queens on ‘Parts Unknown,’ Season 9 Episode 4

In the latest episode of CNN show “Parts Unknown,” adventuring TV chef <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> visits Queens — calling it “a wonderland’ for food. The episode, the fourth episode of the ninth season of the show, takes a look at the diversity of food in the borough, as well as the immigrants who make up the …

The best lawn mower

<i>By Doug Mahoney</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're mowing less than …

The Vatican Is Looking for God in the Stars

Pope Francis urges deep space explorers not to fear the truth about what’s out there.<p>ROME—If you think faith and science can’t share common ground, …

13 Must-Download Apps to Help Make Your Home Renovation *MUCH* Easier

If your Pinterest boards are overflowing with marble kitchens, statement wallpaper, and mid-century modern Amazon finds (two-day shipping, y’all!), it may be time to *seriously* consider embarking on a springtime renovation. But because renos are practically synonymous with stress, we’ve decided to …

Disney Princess LINGERIE Is Now a Thing, And We're So Confused

Belle and Jasmine didn't ask for this.<p><i>In this op-ed, Ella Ceron explores the complexities of a lingerie line inspired by Disney princesses.</i><p>A certain Disney princess once said that a dream is a wish your heart makes. And if that's true, what do you wear in order to dream? If you said "lingerie," …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

The best winter getaways from NYC

In need of winter getaways from NYC? While there are plenty of things to do in winter in NYC, the city can also feel awfully gloomy when the sun …

Hudson Valley

The Best Places To Visit In Italy For History Buffs

Together with Greece, Italy is one of the birthplaces of everything we know and understand today in modern society. From philosophy and science to …

Italy

2017 Mazda CX-5 Japan-Spec: A First Taste of Mazda's Next-Gen Crossover

It makes a great first impression.<p>Originally introduced for the 2013 model year, the CX-5 was the first Mazda to combine what are now the company’s two signature tag lines: Skyactiv technology and the Kodo design language. But we liked it more for its class-leading fun-to-drive dynamics. Riding the …

Nextgen

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and why he still has his job at Apple

<i>Rarely does it regain its former glory.</i><p><i>Here's why.</i><p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. 16 years later it's just another software company.<p>After running Microsoft for 25 years, Bill Gates handed the reins of CEO to …

Business Strategy

Here's How the Camless Engine of the Future Works

Engineering Explained tells you everything you need to know about Koenigsegg's Freevalve engine.<p>Christian von Koenigsegg's namesake company is small, but it builds some of the most advanced supercars in the world. The Regera, for example, is a 1500-horsepower plug-in hybrid that doesn't have a …

An ancient world concealed underground

An impressive underground network of tunnels and caves, curiously filled with vintage cars and forgotten World War II relics, lay forgotten under the ancient city of Naples.<p>In cities as old as Naples, residents have become used to unearthing classical Roman treasures, antiquated cisterns and other …

Italy

A Brutally Honest Look at Cyborg vs Rousey

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC<p>It would be hard to tell you much that you have not already figured out about this weekend's match up between Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino and the 6-1 UFC newcomer, Lina Lansberg. It is being fought at a catchweight of 140lbs, going no further towards …

Martial Arts

A look at Apple’s insanely ambitious tree-planting plans for its new spaceship campus

While construction crews work furiously to finish Apple’s mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino this year, another critical piece of the campus’ design is taking shape 100 miles to the east.<p>In a cluster of East Bay nurseries, Apple has been growing more than 4,600 trees, which are nestled in large, …

New Mexico

'We'd make the same decision,' zoo director says of gorilla shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering outcry over how the situation was handled.<p>If they had to do it again, they would respond the same way, the zoo's director said Monday.<p>Cincinnati Zoo …

Gorillas

Lytro’s 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen

Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.<p>The company’s light field solution is a truly beautiful technology that may eventually be in every camera we snap a shot or video with. The tech essentially uses data on all of the available light in a …

The Division: How To Level Up Quickly

We are enjoying The Division [official site] and some of us are not even sure why. But it looks like half the world is doing the same. If you have …

Waltr for Mac Works Like Magic

Ever since the release of iOS 8, the iTunes Store on iOS has become unusably bad for past purchases. Unlike the App Store, where a lovely cloud …

With another Apple failure, it’s time to forget about hardware

Tom Goodwin Contributor<p>Tom Goodwin is EVP, head of innovation at Zenith Media and the co-founder of the Interesting People in Interesting Times podcast and event series held at Soho House in New York.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The battle for consumers gets physical (instead of virtual)<br>• In the …

2016 Honda Civic Coupe Pricing Starts $410 Higher Than the Sedan

Honda used to give Civic coupe buyers a slight discount for halving the door count, but no more. The new 2016 Honda Civic coupe starts at $19,885 for the base LX trim with a six-speed manual transmission, or $410 higher than the 2016 Civic sedan LX manual.<p>Of course, the two models aren’t exactly …

Automotive Design

Bitfinder’s $199 Smart Air Monitor Knows That Looks Matter

It’s not often that I think long and hard about the air in my apartment. It’s air. But then again, I wouldn’t drink murky water, so why is it that I don’t remember to care about what goes in my lungs?<p>The Awair, a smart air monitor from BitFinder, is looking to bring the flair back to air.<p>How It …

Shadow Sculptor Recreates a Picasso Masterpiece

'Guernica' as well as da Vinci's Vitruvian Man get cut out of light in Teodosio Sectio Aurea's work.<p>A series of sculptures cloak their homages in shadows—literally. When light shines on the works of Athenian artist Teodosio Sectio Aurea, the abstract objects become near-perfect replicas of …

Yeast can now make opiates

'We engineered the crap out of this'<p>Yeast isn’t just for beer and bread — now it makes opiates, too.<p>A strain of yeast engineered in a lab was able to transform sugar into a pain-killing drug — called hydrocodone — for the first time. And a second strain was able to produce thebaine, an opiate …