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How Tree Trunks Are Cut to Produce Wood With Different Appearances and Uses

As wood is one of the most widely-used materials in the world, architects are accustomed to being able to easily obtain sawn wood at a nearby store. …

Woodworking

Roll Your Blunts and Take a Trip Through the Orion Nebula

A close-up view of one of the night sky’s most spectacular features.<p>The Orion Nebula is a radiant swath of gas, dust, and baby stars that forms the middle stud in the “belt” of the constellation Orion. At 1,350 light years distant, it is one of the closest star factories to Earth, but even so, it’s …

Astronomy

Apple and Its Rivals Bet Their Futures on These Men’s Dreams

Over the past five years, artificial intelligence has gone from perennial vaporware to one of the technology industry’s brightest hopes. Computers …

Artificial Intelligence

What to do when your thermostat is wrong

Feeling hot, but your thermostat says it's cool? It's not just you.<p>You step inside to escape the unbelievable heat, but your home is not the cool refuge you were hoping for. Instead, your air conditioner runs constantly, your energy bill skyrockets and you're still left sweating your tuchus off all …

Home Automation

A New Harvard Study Reveals The Truth Behind Amazon's Purchase of Whole Foods (And Why Store Shelves Are Shockingly Empty)

Employees crying, empty store shelves, and irate customers do not sound like the Whole Foods we know and love. Welcome to the new normal -- at least for now.<p>Whole Foods has enjoyed an incredible history of success. Their co-founder and CEO, John Mackey, is an evangelist for "conscious capitalism" …

Jeff Bezos

How to delete your Google history

You can delete some of it, or you can delete all of it.<p>Like Facebook and Apple before it, Google has introduced a new user privacy policy to comply with a new European data privacy law -- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- that goes into effect on May 25. Google's updated privacy policy …

Maps

An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods -- for the astonishing rent of $28.43 a month.<p>Yes, twenty-eight dollars. That's not a …

Greenwich Village

Rammed Earth Construction: 15 Exemplary Projects

This week, we're highlighting a selection of the best images of projects built using rammed earth. These 15 works show the attractive aesthetic …

Architecture

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

Infographics

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’

WASHINGTON — As a teenager, Keoni Gandall already was operating a cutting-edge research laboratory in his bedroom in Huntington Beach, Calif. While his friends were buying video games, he acquired more than a dozen pieces of equipment — a transilluminator, a centrifuge, two thermocyclers — in …

Genetics

Hawaii's Still-Erupting Kilauea Volcano Is Literally Screaming

Its chilling shrieks are a sign of what's going on deep within the mountain.<p>In the 11 days since Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano started erupting, its fury …

Geology

This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Architecture

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

Comedy Central

Indonesian ecobricks: A new approach in its plastics 'war'

Indonesia has a problem with plastic. Like many developing countries, its rivers and canals are clogged with dense masses of bottles, bags and other plastic packaging.<p>The army was even called in to help clean-up.<p>The boss of an Indonesian food factory is fighting back in his own way, with …

Developing Countries

Fishing nets and false teeth: Meet the beach debris hunters

<b>Scouring the beach for hidden treasure is by no means a new hobby - rather, beachcombing has been around for centuries and was once the preserve of low-society drifters. But a new breed of eco-friendly hobbyists are trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas by sifting through the</b> …

Pollution

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Karl Marx

Hackers find devious way to break into hotel rooms

Hotels are weird. When we check in somewhere, it’s typically for a very short time — often a week or less. Despite that, we often come to look upon our rooms as our homes away from home. From the moment you drop your luggage on the floor and climb under the Egyptian cotton sheets, you’re in your …

Cybersecurity

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as …

Architecture

Batteries have a dirty secret

Energy storage is considered a green technology. But it actually increases carbon emissions.<p>Energy storage (batteries and other ways of storing electricity, like pumped water, compressed air, or molten salt) has generally been hailed as a “green” technology, key to enabling more renewable energy …

Fossil Fuels

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

The 86-year-old social scientist says accepting the impending end of most life on Earth might be the very thing needed to help us prolong it<p>“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most …

Climate Change

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

E.coli

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but you helped …

Tesla battery degradation at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data

Battery degradation is one of the biggest concerns for electric car owners and potential buyers, but data from Tesla battery packs have been very reassuring so far.<p>Now the latest data shows less than 10% degradation of the energy capacity after over 160,000 miles on Tesla’s battery packs.<p>A group of …

Electric Vehicles

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

24matins.uk

Sport<p>Gennady Golovkin equalled the record of 20 straight world middleweight title defences with a devastating second-round knockout of Vanes …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life

Elizabeth Willard Thames abandoned a successful career in the city and embraced frugality to create a more meaningful life. It enabled her to retire at 32 with her family to a homestead in the Vermont woods<p>As I write this, I’m sitting on the back porch of the rural Vermont homestead I share with my …

Minimalism

Electric clocks in Europe have been running slow for over a month

Have you noticed your clocks are lagging? It’s not an anomaly in the spacetime continuum, fortunately.<p>The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSOE), the body that sets up the internal energy market and ensures its optimal functioning, put out a statement explaining …

11 Incredible TV Shows That No One's Talking About

We're bringing the buzz for these unsung gems<p><i>Game of Thrones</i>, <i>Stranger Things</i>, <i>Black Mirror</i>... yadda yadda yadda.<p>If you're looking for some new pub ammo, we recommend checking out these 12 brilliant TV shows and recommending them to all your friends. Talk up these underrated gems and everyone will …

TV

Will Carbon Fiber Revolutionize Architecture as Steel Did in the 19th Century?

<i>This article was originally published by Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Could Carbon Fiber Be the Superhero of Building Materials?"</i><p>On any …