Steph Buchko

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What Apple, Google, And Tesla Get Wrong

In conversation with Co.Design, the eminent design researcher Don Norman offers cutting criticism of Silicon Valley’s brightest.<p>Don Norman is a technological optimist. The author of <i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> and head of UC San Diego’s Design Lab believes that artificial intelligence might only …

15 Damn Delicious (and Healthy!) Chocolate Desserts

Chocolate makes everything better, except maybe your waistline when eaten in copious amounts. That's why we present you with lightened-up — yet totally delectable — recipes for truffles, cookie sandwiches, and salted caramels. There's even a healthier recipe for chocolate cream pie! These 15 …

Abandoned Henry River Mill Village

An abandoned village that doubled as "The Hunger Games"' post-apocalyptic wasteland is up for grabs.<p>Western ghost towns get all the attention. …

How Civil War Soldiers Gave Themselves Syphilis While Trying to Avoid Smallpox

If only someone had warned them not to take a DIY approach.<p>Bullets fly, the cold creeps in, and your body is so malnourished that you can barely …

War

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

19 Cosplayers Who Prove Geeky Can Be Sexy

http://diply.com/article/cosplay-sexy<p>article<p>These cosplayers are taking their game to new, sexy levels.<p>Diply

This pocket camera can take on DSLRs

With many phone manufacturers these days, the name of the game is ‘a camera that rivals DSLRs’. From the big brands to the legions of Chinese …

Tokyo Comic-Con Bans Men From Cosplaying As Women Characters [Update]

This December, the Tokyo Comic-Con kicks off. The event should be similar to its San Diego counterpart, attracting celebrity guests and hordes of …

Meet the tiny towns taking on climate change

<i>Ugh!</i> <i>Everything is miserable,</i> you might be thinking, plopping down on the couch. <i>Climate change is too big and I’m too tired to deal with it.</i> <i>I’m just</i> …

26-year-old hacker gets $3M for self-driving car startup

A 26-year-old hacker just banked millions to take on Elon Musk.<p>George Hotz is the founder of Comma.ai, an autonomous driving startup that's roughly six months old. On Monday, top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz announced a $3.1 million investment in the company.<p>Comma.ai is working on a kit that will …

San Francisco

Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in latest attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of attackers hacked a Bangladeshi blogger to death Friday in his apartment in the capital of Dhaka, authorities said.<p>The killing of the secular blogger, who uses the pen name Niloy Neel, was at least the fourth this year targeting those who posted online pieces critical of Islam.<p>In …

Amnesty International

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

Undamming rivers can offer a new source for clean energy

Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to rivers and fish. Why not free our rivers from these ageing structures and build solar farms in the drained reservoirs? Yale Environment 360 reports<p>Hydroelectric power is often touted as clean energy, but this claim is …

Hydroelectric Power

Natalia Molchanova: world's 'greatest freediver' feared dead

Molchanova was diving to 35 metres in the Mediterranean on Sunday, but never surfaced; friends and family believe she has died<p>The Russian woman considered one of the greatest freedivers of all time is feared dead after she failed to surface after a dive in the Mediterranean.<p>Natalia Molchanova was …

Judge Destroys Lives to Punish Sin

What happened to Zach Anderson shouldn't happen to anyone. The 19-year-old used a dating app to met a young woman. They had sex. She said she was 17, but actually was 14.<p>Zach was arrested, convicted, sentenced, jailed and is now a registered sex offender for the next 25 years. As part of his …

The Ingredient You Didn't Know You Should Be Adding to Your Steak

You're ready for summer grilling. You've purchased the perfect grill, and you've procured the latest, greatest cuts of steak. Cut to you pulling a sizzling steak off the grill and slicing into it, only to find that it's, well, chewy. Why? Because you forgot this.<p><i>by Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>PHOTO BY …

Recipes

Brady testimony in NFL 'Deflategate' released

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and …

Huge American Agave plant bursts through 19th Century greenhouse roof

This rare American Agave will burst into bloom and die, leaving custodians scratching their heads about how to remove it from its greenhouse<p>It is the very definition of a late bloomer. After staying dormant for at least 40 years, this rare American Agave plant has shot up nearly 35ft in just three …

Father of batboy who died: 'He cared about everyone'

The father of Kaiser Carlile, the 9-year-old batboy who died after being struck in the head by an errant swing, spoke publicly for the first time Monday as the National Baseball Congress suspended use of batboys and batgirls for the remainder of its World Series in Wichita.<p>"He was competitive, but …

Authorities in France seize Picasso painting banned from leaving Spain

Head of a Young Woman, owned by banker Jaime Botin, had previously been refused for export by Spanish authorities on grounds of cultural importance<p>A Picasso worth €25m (£17.5m/US$27.4 million) and considered a cultural treasure by Spanish authorities who had barred it from being exported has been …

Only One Loser In Obama's Clean Power Plan

President Obama announced EPA’s new Clean Power Plan at the White House yesterday, citing the need to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as an historic step in taking real action on climate change.<p>Natural gas, renewables, nuclear and efficiency are the winners. Coal is the loser.<p>The …

Pakistan hangs 'teenage' killer Shafqat Hussain

Supporters say he was only 15 at the time of the killing and was tortured into confessing<p>Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.<p>Shafqat Hussain was hanged …

Newborn baby pulled alive from toilet in Beijing

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby girl found wedged face-down in a Beijing toilet on Sunday.<p>Residents heard cries from a public toilet block and notified police, according to the Beijing Times.<p>"Her head was upside down and her body was falling into the drain. We …

Disability

Drone captures amazing image of killer whales at sea

A drone has successfully captured photographs of a pod of killer whales at sea, providing stunning shots of the animals in their natural habitat. But …

Puppy Left To Die In 140 Degree Car Goes Home With His Rescuer

Things could have ended badly for a 5-month-old Chihuahua who was left alone in a hot car - instead, the little guy was rescued AND adopted ... by …

The 5 best pets for your health

Our pets aren't just our best friends; they're members of the family. While their companionship can bring us so much joy, pets are also good for our health, according to a wealth of studies—sometimes in unexpected ways. And the more attached you are to your critter, the stronger the protective …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Decapitated animal carcasses stymie investigators in California capital

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Authorities in California are trying to determine why someone has been dropping bags filled with the bodies of decapitated animals near railroad tracks in the capital city of Sacramento.<p>On Monday, the city released a surveillance video of what appeared to be a woman …