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Hans Blix explains the advantages of thorium energy

As scientists in Shanghai are told to accelerate plans to build the first fully-functioning thorium reactor within ten years, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency Hans Blix runs through the aspects of the fuel that make it a viable source of energy<p>At the Thorium Energy …

A Silicon Valley Military Contractor Is Making A Battery That Vanishes on Command

Today’s wearable tech suddenly seems like very old news.<p>If you haven’t heard of SRI International, you might know the nonprofit research group and regular defense contractor by its work: the computer mouse, color TV, the early work on the technology for Siri, and the design of Disneyland, to name a …

Silicon Valley

New ‘liquid metal’ will let you print circuits on paper, T-shirts, or even leaves

Three Chinese scientists say they’ve found a way to create a metal that’s liquid at room temperatures, can be printed as if it was ink in ordinary, everyday desktop printers, and will adhere to surfaces as diverse and supple as rubber, paper, cotton T-shirts, or a leaf off an oak tree.<p>Need an RFID …

How To Trick Others Into Doing Your Bidding

Soon, they'll be eating out of the palm of your hand.<p>We like to think of ourselves as rational beings, but there are many ways we can be subconsciously influenced. At least, that’s the premise of ABC’s new series <i>Mind Games</i>. Christian Slater and Steve Zahn star as consultants who use psychological …

We must become a multi-planet species

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20131112-becoming-a-multi-planet-species?ocid=global_future_rss<p>The technology to reach nearby planets is possible, and one astronaut thinks we must colonise other worlds for our long-term survival.<p>One person who would like to see humans living outside the Earth in …

Carbon Dioxide

The Best Pan-Roasted Potatoes

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A side dish to convert the weeknight side dish skeptics.</i><p>I have long documented in this space my antipathy for side dishes, and my family has learned to accept a constant …

Side Dishes

TASTE | TASTE

Avocado Spring Rolls

Hi from Morocco, friends. I'm posting this recipe from Marrakech, where I've spent the past five days. And lest you think it's too glamorous, I've …

Time I

How to Poach Fish in Olive Oil

<i>Today: Merrill teaches us how to poach fish in olive oil.</i><p><i>For more about olive oil, visit the Filippo Berio</i> <i>Facebook page</i> <i>for a chance to share your olive oil tips and win a week of cooking classes in Lucca, Italy!</i><p>What if we told you that you could slide some fish into a 275°F oven, forget about it …

Italian Food

Meat Loaf From 'Lighten Up, America!'

Of all the recipes in <b>Allison Fishman Task</b>'s new cookbook, <i>Lighten Up, America!</i>, her healthier meatloaf was one of the most intriguing. She lightens the loaf in a few ways: first she uses ground sirloin mixed with veal and pork for a leaner meat blend, next she adds whole grain oats instead of bread …

Pork Sausage Patties With Braised Cabbage and Apples Recipe

Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients<b>For the Sausage</b>:1 1/2 pounds ground pork1 medium shallot, minced (about 1/2 cup)3 cloves garlic, minced (about 3 teaspoons)1 tablespoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed in a mortar and pestle or under a skillet1 teaspoon mustard powder1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper …

Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

"Time Capsule" Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

Time Capsules

6 Amazing Lego Artworks That Will Blow Your Mind

While for many, Legos will always be known as a childhood toy, some grown-ups have taken Legos to fascinating new heights making it more like an art form. Whether they're using thousands of Lego bricks to recreate familiar pop-culture scenes or creatively assembling them into sculptures worthy of a …

Lego

How snowflakes get their shape

Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different …

Beyond human: How I became a cyborg

When writer Frank Swain joined the ranks of the cyborgs, he discovered that it meant losing control of a part of his body. In the first of our Beyond Human series, he explores why enhancing the senses raises surprising personal and ethical problems.<p><i>Listen: What does red or green sound like? In the</i> …

Singularity

The True Colors of Ancient Reptiles Revealed

By analyzing skin residues from fossils, scientists can tell us the color of species that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.<p><b>A study published in Nature this week</b> has found a way to determine the color of dinosaurs and other ancient reptiles: by analyzing the dark deposits left on fossils, …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

What causes the aurora borealis?

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?<p>Those who live …

Astronomy

Video: Clever Spider Uses Its Web Like a Slingshot to Capture Insects

TAMBOPATA, Peru – A tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon catches prey in a most marvelous way. From a spot near the center of its web, the spider …

A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

The glue—which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts—could be a gentler alternative to stitches.<p>Nearly a decade ago, Jeffrey Karp was playing around with a new, biodegradable polymer he'd made. He was a post-doctoral researcher at MIT. He ended up gluing together two pieces …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …

Nature Communications

Burning Trash With Water [Video]

Astronauts on board the International Space Station study the strange properties of supercritical water.<p>Burn baby burn. Today, we use water to put out fires. But what if we could use it for the opposite effect? Astronaut researchers on the International Space Station are experimenting with water …

CES 2014: A Portable Battery That Can Charge A Phone...And Jump Start A Car

Your new roadtrip companion<p>Amidst the never-ending phone accessories at CES, this one stood out: A portable battery that can charge your phone AND jumpstart your car. The PowerAll is a rechargeable 12000-mAh battery with two USB ports (it holds roughly six charges for a smartphone) and a built-in …