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4 Changes Google Is Making And How They Affect Content Creation

SEO experts and webmasters spend a lot of time worrying about Google algorithm changes. In 2013, the search engine giant tweaked the algorithm 15 times, and in 2012, it was updated 37 times.<p>Worrying about algorithm updates may make sense for SEO experts and webmasters, but content creators don’t …

Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has revealed transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctions.<p>A …

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Green Energy Scheme To Burn Beetle-Infested Trees For Electricity

A U.S. Forest Service program tries to make lemons into lemonade.<p>Aldo Leopold described the burning of wood as re-releasing the sunshine the tree depended upon to grow. In his poetry, he touched on a bit of scientific truth: Plants pack in plenty of energy, about half as much as coal. People don’t …

How It Works: Inside The Machine That Separates Your Recyclables

Moving paper away from plastic so you don't have to<p>The most annoying aspect of recycling—and one of the biggest hurdles to its widespread adoption—is having to separate paper, glass, and plastic before they hit the curb. New recycling machines are changing that. With single-stream recycling, …

The Roller Coaster Ups And Downs Of The World's Helium Supply [Infographic]

Making the most of a limited resource<p>In a free market, supply follows demand. But in the helium market, regulations set price and production, and with good reason. Helium gas—essential for MRIs, rockets, and space telescopes—is a limited resource. Radioactive elements in Earth's crust emit helium, …

Build Your Own Photo Booth

Plus! A 1932 DIY pocket camera from the pages of Popular Science"<p>NOW: INSTAGRAM PHOTO BOOTH<p>Alexander Morris lugged a camera around everywhere during high school, making him the unofficial class photographer. Even after he graduated last year, his alma mater in Antrim, Northern Ireland, asked him to …

Grasslands Get Squeezed As Another 1.6 Million Acres Go Into Crops

<b>Listen · 5:11</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>As the year winds down, we here at NPR are looking at a few key numbers that explain the big trends of 2013.<p>Today's number: 1.6 million.<p>That's 1.6 million acres — about the area of the state of Delaware.<p>That's how much land was removed this year …

FYI: Can Staying Positive Extend Your Life?

Maybe, but no one has ever proved it.<p>The belief that optimism can keep you alive—or at least stave off cancer—gained traction after the release of a study in the Lancet medical journal in 1979. The study followed six dozen recovering breast-cancer patients for five years. Researchers found that …

FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?

You probably know that you can't tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your brain also strongly discourages you from doing something so socially awkward. These facts offer insight into tickling's evolutionary purpose, says Robert R. Provine, a neuroscientist at …

Could Big Batteries Be Big Business In California?

The California Public Utilities Commission has called on utilities and private companies to install about $5 billion worth of batteries and other forms of energy storage to help the state power grid cope with the erratic power supplied by wind and solar energy.<p>The need to store energy has become …

Recreating 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Out of Real Tweets

The many voices that can be marshalled to sing Queen's greatest hit.<p>Everybody loves to sing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." That is just a fact of modern life, at least since <i>Wayne's World</i> (1992).<p>And what's true on road trips is true on Twitter: People regularly tweet lines from the song. Ran Enrico …

Google and Facebook write your end-of-year cards for you

If you're one of the countless people who feels guilty about failing to send end-of-year letters to your friends and family, perhaps it's time to let Google or Facebook do the work for you.<p>Both companies have released tools that compile what they judge to be your top moments of the year for easy …

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CyanogenMod downloaded 10 million times as it begins to go legit

Though CyanogenMod has gotten plenty of ink lately for its Oppo N1 hookup and Google Play approval (and subsequent removal), it's still first and foremost a modding outfit. In fact it just crossed 10 million downloads of its custom Android ROMs, according to its latest stats. That marks a lot of …