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We rounded up some of the very best apps for Hacking your Mac [Deals]

Beneath the keyboard of your Mac lies a vast ocean of untapped potential. We’ve assembled some of the best deals on the most powerful apps for drilling deep into those hidden reserves of functionality. From productivity-enhancing programs. to comprehensive hard-drive maintenance and unlocking …

Apps

A Periodic Table Surprise: The One Element In Stars That Isn't On Earth

When it comes to the elements in the periodic table found throughout the Universe, it’s only the first two that originated from the Big Bang: hydrogen and helium. Everything else was formed from stars, whether:<p>fused in their cores, from lighter elements into heavier ones,<br>• built in supernovae, where …

Universe

One in 10 bees crucial to Europe’s ecosystem are threatened with extinction, and it’s only getting worse

Not much in life comes for free. Crop pollination courtesy of wild bees is one such rarity. Each year, the service they provide helping plants reproduce is worth billions of dollars in Europe alone. Around the world, a third of food people eat comes from plants pollinated by wild bees and other …

Ecology

Deliciously Ella's raw brownies recipe

These no-cook brownies are made with just four ingredients, including dates and pecans, and are perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up<p>No matter how many hundreds of times I make these I still can’t quite believe how they turn out and how easy they are – just four ingredients in a food processor. …

Dessert

What You Should Know About the Iris+ Quadcopter

Changing Planet<p><i>This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.</i><p>A …

Drones

Kotaku UK

It’s become such a big topic that community figureheads have felt the need to speak out.<p>By Nathan Grayson on at<p>"Not only does my banana not say bad …

Immune System

SF/F/H Link Post: Terry Pratchett’s Final Novel, 10 Fantasy Books for Beginners, New Jack Vance eBooks, & Star Trek Garden Gnomes

<b>Interviews & Profiles</b><p>The Boston Globe interviews Kelly Link, Gavin Garnt and Sofia Samatar.<br>• Electric Lit interviews Zen Cho & Stephanie Feldman, …

Cancel the Reservations, Your Slow Cooker is Making You Dinner Tonight

There’s no need to head to a restaurant when your slow cooker can make dinner for you! With a few ingredients and a slow simmer, these recipes are …