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Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

Did Science Just Prove Reincarnation? A Look At The Soul’s Journey After “Death”

I'm in!<p>Dr. Michael Newton’s case study compilation paints a picture of the journey our soul takes between lives.<p>Science and spirituality have split …

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Shake: Hilarious High-Speed Photographs of Dogs Shaking by Carli Davidson | Colossal

<p>Published just today, Shake is a new book of photos from Portland-based photographer Carli Davidson who used a high speed camera to capture …

The Story of Solutions

Roads

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

Bicycle Powered Tree House Elevator

Treehouses

India passes massive program to feed 800 million in poverty

NEW DELHI — India passed into law Monday an ambitious program to provide nearly free food to some 800 million Indians. Supporters hailed it as a long-overdue fix for the nation's rampant poverty, while critics slammed it as a shameless and electoral ploy the country can't afford that will encourage …

Saving The Indigenous Soul

M<i>artín Prechtel was raised in New Mexico on a Pueblo Indian reservation where people still lived in old, pre-European ways. His mother was a Canadian</i> …

Spirituality

Free Community-based GPS, Maps & Traffic Navigation App

Nothing can beat real people<p>working together<p>Imagine millions of drivers out on the roads, working together towards a common goal: to outsmart traffic …

Amazing Pictures

Producing Sustainable Solar Panels Without Rare Materials

By Forum for the Future<p><i>By John Eischeid at Green Futures</i><p>The energy that comes out of solar panels is renewable, but what about the panels themselves? …

The Warrior

Ancient Art of Stone

Grow Food, Not Lawns

Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

If you travel with a lot of gadgets, you know that can be a challenge to keep them powered up. If you’re roaming using something like an iPhone and …

Sam Pearce's Loopwheel: Tangential Suspension for Bikes

Six years ago, industrial designer Sam Pearce was sitting in an airport when "I saw a mother pushing her child in a buggy," he writes. "The front …

The class of 2013 is seeing the highest salaries since the Great Recession (even sociology majors)

It’s about time.<p>American graduates are seeing better salaries and first-job prospects than any year since the recession wiped away millions of jobs, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.<p>Health-science majors, from public health to physical therapists<b>,</b> are …

College & University

Human Pee Added to Compost Boosts Crops

Human Journey<p>Discarded food atop a compost pile at an organic farm. Photograph by Hannele Lahti, National Geographic<p><b>People have been using manure as fertilizer for millennia. But scientists now believe they can turn human urine into liquid gold—as composting material.</b><p>The premise is simple: Pee is …

NYPD To Pay More Than $360,000 For Destructive Raid On Occupy

A New York City court has ruled that the city shall pay $366,700 for a destructive raid on Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment.<p>Around 1 a.m. on Nov. 15, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to evict protestors — some of whom had camped there for almost two months — from …

Wall Street

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Travel

This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About Bitcoin in Three Minutes

What is a bitcoin? Like exactly? It's digital currency and it's been around for a while now so what's all the fuss these days? It's because more and …

Bitcoin

Margaret Thatcher's death: reaction from around the world

<b>United States</b><p>Barack Obama led tributes, describing Margaret Thatcher as "one of the great champions of freedom and liberty" and a true friend to the …

US navy laser cannon shoots down planes

The US navy has used a powerful laser cannon to shoot down drone aircraft and will start deploying the weapon on its ships, saying it represents the …

Oceans

12 Things You Don't Know About Amtrak

<b>12) Amtrak serves full, cooked-to-order meals</b> served on real dishes aboard all long-haul routes. These always include a vegetarian selection and often feature regional specialties. No airplane food zapped in a microwave in their dining cars.<p><b>The full service kitchen on Amtrak's Empire Builder.</b> …