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What We’ll All Look Like In 2060

Photographer Cyjo‘s “Mixed Blood” portraits make a frank, sweeping statement about the evolution of ethnic identity–and in particular, the melting-pot that is our families.<p>Taken from 2010 to 2013 in New York and Beijing, these photographs reveal how the average person is likely to look in the …

Native Americans

It is becoming increasingly inaccurate to call Google an internet company

Google just announced a new payment card for public buses in Nairobi. Christened BebaPay, the cards are a collaboration with Equity Bank, the biggest bank in Kenya. For the moment, the card only works on a handful of routes on Nairobi’s infamous <i>matatu</i>, homicidal minibuses that tear through the …

FinTech

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the …

Fox, Aleutian Islands

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

Hydrogenics Secures Utility-Scale Energy Storage Project

Hydrogenics, an Ontario-based fuel cell equipment manufacturer, inked a deal with E.ON, Germany‘s largest investor-owned electric utility, to install a 1 megawatt “power-to-gas” energy storage system in Hamburg, Germany.<p>The energy storage system will produce hydrogen using excess power generated …

How to Pace Your First Half or Full Marathon

The key is to run by how you feel on race day.<p><i>Sandra asks: I’m running my first marathon in</i> <i>Cleveland</i> <i>this May, and I’m wondering if you have any tips on pacing. How fast should I start? Should I use the Pace Team?</i><p>Excellent choice in races, Sandra, and a great question too! My racing philosophy is a …

Marathons

Exhaled breath is unique fingerprint

<b>Compounds present in exhaled breath can act as a "fingerprint" for individuals, scientists say.</b><p>These "metabolites" represent the waste products of the body's chemistry - but their uniqueness had never been shown.<p>A study in PLOS ONE suggests they could be as useful to medical diagnosis as those …

Carbon Dioxide

FYI: Do Lobotomies Work?

Surprisingly, yes.<p>The modern lobotomy originated in the 1930s, when doctors realized that by severing fiber tracts connected to the frontal lobe, they could help patients overcome certain psychiatric problems, such as intractable depression and anxiety. Over the next two decades, the procedure …

Associated Press News

Great Advertising Is Both Local and Global

With increasing heterogeneity in every market and global exposure just one tweet away, all brands, even local ones, must begin to think globally or suffer the consequences. In 2008, Fiat used Richard Gere as a spokesman in an Italian ad campaign. Though the ad never aired in China, the use of Gere, …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Hiking

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Watery Gecko Grip Could Lead to Stickier Tape

The reptiles can stick to wet surfaces that are water resistant, study says.<p><b>Scientists have long known that geckos can scurry up walls, Spider-Man style.</b><p>But less well understood is how these reptiles cling to wet surfaces, which are common in their rainy tropical habitats.<p>The answer, a new study …

The Importance of a Focal Point

A focal point is the part of an image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image or the area that you want to highlight. …

Conscientious Extended | The Ethics of Street Photography

“[Garry] Winogrand was famous for never asking people permission before taking their photographs;” writes Caille Millner in a review of the …

How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

Carbon Dioxide

Amazon purchase of Goodreads stuns book industry

"Truly devastating" for some authors but "like finding out my mom is marrying that cool dude next door that I've been palling around with" for …

How to short bitcoins (if you really must)

The rise of bitcoin, an electronic currency traded on an online exchange, has generated a media frenzy. Once scoffed at, its value has risen by 631% (denominated in dollars) since the start of 2013.<p>Lots of people think that means we’re in a bitcoin bubble and it will eventually pop. But if you’re …

Cryptocurrency

Employees Don't Have Time For Wellness Initiatives - REPORT

<b>Timing Is Everything</b><p>According to a newly published report, 86% of employees don’t participate in wellness initiatives because they just don’t have the time. Not finding the initiatives fun or engaging was the distant second most common reason given for not taking , at 45% (yes, multiple answers …