Depending on where you are right now, chances are you’re either taking Wi-Fi access for granted, or cursing a device for failing to deliver on-the-fly data. But whether Wi-Fi signals are playing the hero
Brendan Dawes applies a mathematical equation to Twitter chatter to create some of the most gorgeous data visualizations we’ve ever seen. In mathematics, there is a particularly beautiful equation called
Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements.
A pipe that copies DNA using the heat of a lightbulb. Biology's equivalent of an office copier is a PCR machine. PCR, short for polymerase chain reaction, is now a staple in crime-scene forensics, heredity
How scientists create superheavy atoms. Last year, scientists in Germany set out to create the heaviest known element in the universe: element 119. For five months, they attempted to fuse the atoms of
Six weeks after moving from a “gorgeous custom house with huge gardens” in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, into an apartment a... Dishwashers don’t seem to hold the same cache as some of the more lust-worthy
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Detroit just became the largest U.S. city to file for chapter 9 bankruptcy. But its tech entrepreneurs say there’s never been a more promising time for startup life in the Motor City. Yesterday, the city
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last Fall, one story that stood out in the IT community was that of besieged hosting provider Peer 1: both as a story of grit and determination and a canonical example
Enter now and get your project seen by millions. Architect Peter Zumthor inspired an artisanal brick collection. Find the best brands for every architectural product and material. These “super basement”
When you spend nine months isolated in nonstop, freezing darkness, you run out of the good beer fast. There comes a point every summer where the hot weather starts to feel less like an opportunity for
Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With spectacular
Do your weekends fly by too fast? Craft weekends that are memorable, relaxing, and productive with these 10 tips from productivity expert Laura Vanderkam. Weekends always seem to go quickly, but they’re
If mosquitoes used Yelp, they might look for their next meal by searching nearby for a heavy-breathing human with Type O blood, sporting a red shirt and more than a smattering of skin bacteria. Preferably
Author, evolutionary biologist, and militant atheist Richard Dawkins evoked a little XKCD magic on stage at Oxford's Sheldonian Theater recently. After speaking on "the major issues of importance to humanists