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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1964, is an annual international showcase of the very best in nature photography. Owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, the contest includes 18 individual categories, ranging from birds and mammals to "Creative Visions" …

True Color Of An Exoplanet Discovered For The First Time

Looks a bit like home!<p>Looks a bit like Earth, doesn't it? You wouldn't find this planet very comfortable, however. Called HD 189773b, it's 1,000 degrees Celsius on its surface and it rains glass. Sideways.<p>HD 189773b looks like Earth because it's blue. Astronomers have determined its true color, a …

FYI: Will People Ever Evolve Out of Craving Unhealthy Food?

Maybe, but it's going to take a long time. For the past 200,000 years or so, fatty and sugary foods were hard for humans to come by and well worth gorging on. Fats help maintain body temperature, sugars provide energy, and craving such food is hardwired: Eating fats and sugars activates reward …

Control sex for humanity’s future

The purpose of sex was discovered in the 1760s, using dressed-up frogs <i>(Image: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK / The Bridgeman Art</i> …

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

‘Genetic portraits’ offer view of family resemblances

By splicing together images from siblings, parents and children, one photographer is exploring the way in which we inherit our appearances.<p>“Family faces are magic mirrors looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future,” wrote US journalist and author Gail Lumet Buckley. …

With Big Data, Companies Can Predict Your Success Before Your First Day On The Job

The need for high-performing employees, and for hiring the right candidate for the right job at the right time, has never been greater. Here’s how the talent hunt is being transformed.<p>We are not what we eat, as many people like to say–we are what we do.<p>Since the “big bang of culture” about 50,000 …

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

Bodies In Motion: Exploring the Human Limits of Future Travel

The limits of travel are defined not by what vehicles can do, but by what vehicles can do to us. So how much can we take?<p>On the morning of October 25, 1999, captain Michael Kling and his first officer, Stephanie Bellegarrigue, piloted a Learjet Model 35 out of Orlando and set a heading for Dallas, …

Climate change may bring dramatic behavior shifts

BOULDER, Colo. — Warming climate may dramatically change not just where animals live, but how. Solitary sweat bees in northern climes are projected …

New York to London in an hour - by train

New York to London in an hour - by train<br>By Mark Halper | June 4, 2012, 9:35 PM PDT<p>105<br>Comments<p>more +<br>A giant sucking sound could one day help transport people from New York to Beijing in 2 hours. Above, a rendition of what the inside of an ET3 vacuum train might look like.<br>A giant sucking sound might one day help whisk passengers from New York to Beijing in 2 hours. Above, a mockup of the inside of an ET3 vacuum train.<br>__<p>You could call it a pipe dream.<p>That’s how the BBC refers to it on its website, …

Smartphone Smoke Detector

SENSE+ is a bedside emergency solution that consists of an app and a smart charging dock. It uses the latest smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to …

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by shops to display product information. It could even be used for fun to play interactive active games.<p>Once just a prototype created by the startup Ubi with a Microsoft Kinect for …

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Millennials Love Living With Their Parents [Infographic]

If by "love" you mean "can't afford to leave."<p>This just in: Those darn millennials won't move out of their parents' basements. Data released by the Pew Research Center this month shows young adults between 18 and 31, especially young men, are living with their parents in record numbers.<p>Over at the …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

DARPA Wants To Build A Computer That Mimics The Human Brain

The research group wants to develop machines with the capability for higher brain function.<p>The Department of Defense's research arm, DARPA, already has a lot of things on its wish list this year, but go ahead and add one more: a computer with the same brain capabilities as a mammal.<p>DARPA wants to …

Not Science Fiction: A Brain In A Box To Let People Live On After Death

Scientists believe it may be possible in the future for human brains to survive death in robotic bodies. but would we want to?<p>I recently had the unusual experience of seeing three renowned scientists discuss whether it’s possible to remove a human brain from a body, put it in a tank, and give it a …

5 Satisfying Gluten-Free Dishes

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Essays: The Best Burger in the World

<i>We're giving you essays about food, written by the Food52 community, to read over your morning coffee. Want to share your story? Send it to us at [email protected]</i><p><i>Today: Just in time for Labor Day, Tom Hirschfeld remembers the burgers of his youth.</i><p>The sacks on the table, dotted with spots of grease …

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Taco Night on the Grill

<i>In our new weekly series On the Grill, our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld shows us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: 7 tips for a taco night on the grill, complete with Grilled Salsa.</i><p>I can't get enough of taco night. Neither can my wife Amy or …

Beef & Green Bean Stir-Fry

<b>Beef & Green Bean Stir Fry <br>Recipe by Our Best Bites</b><p>Ingredients:<p>1 1/2 pounds flank steak<br>3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided<br>1 pound green beans<br>5-7 green …

Clotide Dusoulier's French Market Feast

<i>This week's Guest Editor, Clotide Dusoulier of Chocolate & Zucchini, has shared a week's worth of recipes from her new book, The French Market Cookbook.</i><p>Some cookbooks take us to faraway lands, to places exotic and unfamiliar -- and their food, though beautiful and elegant and deeply appealing, …

7 DIY Projects for the Overachiever in All of Us

Convenience, as far as food is concerned, does not cater to the obsessed. It does not cater to those passionate about the process, those who are at their happiest digging their hands into a squishy ball of dough or spending hours scouring the internet and their bookshelves for their next …

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A Vacation-Worthy Lunch

<i>Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.</i><p>We're on vacation in Wainscott, NY, this week, so lunch is a bit more free-form, and is often cobbled together with leftovers, farm stand produce, …

Put a Filter on It: Snack Time

<i>It's no secret -- we love a good 'gram. Here, we'll be posting our favorite Instagram from the food world, on a different theme each week. This week, we're taking a break from a busy day to enjoy a snack.</i><p>Everyone has a favorite meal. Maybe you spend all night dreaming of breakfast, all morning …