Zach Kiser

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Changing Food By Changing Its pH

The power of alkalinity<p>In the kitchen, we're much more familiar with acids than we are with alkaline ingredients. Acids include vinegar, lemon juice--all kinds of things that we use to brighten foods or add sourness. Acid ingredients are also found in everyday fermented foods, like yogurt. …

This spectacular home is at peace with the California desert

The Desert House is simply a stunning example of architecture as art. Located in picturesque Joshua Tree — right in Southern California's High Desert — the home is at a comfortable equilibrium with its barren desert environment. The structure is dominated by soaring concrete ribs, but the overall …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

This Map Shows 20 Years of Asteroids Hammering the Earth

NASA maps out 556 small asteroid impacts on our planet between 1994 and 2013.<p><i>Click to Enlarge. (Photo Credit: Planetary Science)</i><p>Major meteorite impacts may be rare, but smaller space rocks hammer the Earth all the time. If you had any doubt before, check out the map by NASA, released this weekend, …

3D printed ‘lacelamps’ cast wildly intricate shadow patterns onto your walls

Back when 3D printing was just kicking off, there was much talk of a future where people could download new furniture designs, print them, and …

3D Printing

Red Sea: Archaeologists Discover Remains of Egyptian Army From the Biblical Exodus

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …

This New Method of Farming Could Change Where Our Food Comes From

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Living fossil found in China

The Tadpole Shrimp, a living fossil unchanged for over 200 million years, has been found in flooded parts of north China<p>A living fossil has been discovered in north <b>China</b> after heavy rains created pools of water big enough to allow the creatures to hatch.<p>The unusual animal is known as a Tadpole …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Strange Findings on Comb Jellies Uproot Animal Family Tree

Complete sequence of comb jelly genome reveals a separate course of evolution.<p>A close look at the nervous system of the gorgeously iridescent animal known as the comb jelly has led a team of scientists to propose a new evolutionary history: one for the comb jelly, and one for everybody else.<p>"It's a …

One of my favorite GIFs of one of my favorite NASA visualizations to preview Monday’s It’s Okay To Be Smart and get you excited and all that jazz. Think you can guess what tomorrow’s vid is about? Blue = sea salt Green = organics Red = dust White = sulfates Check out the full NASA video below, featuring simulated global “stuff in the air” over a two year period on Earth. Ain’t Earth beautiful? (Even if, as in this case, it’s a 3 million processor-hour computer animation)

One of my favorite GIFs of one of my favorite NASA visualizations to preview Monday’s It’s Okay To Be Smart and get you excited and all that jazz. …

GIF Animations

Microbe Cross-Stitch: Handle Weave Care - Technabob

Artist Alicia Watkins zooms in on microorganisms and viruses not with a microscope but with needle and thread. Her Etsy shop is filled with handmade …

Cosmic Curation — Geographical and astronomical illustrations from...

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

The word ‘epigenetics’ is everywhere these days, from academic journals and popular science articles to ads touting miracle cures. But what is epigenetics, and why is it so important?<p>Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects …

Let This Noir Cartoon Make Fractals Way More Accessible (Or At Least Entertaining)

Noted brilliant person David Foster Wallace once said in an interview that his magnum opus, <i>Infinite Jest</i>, was written with a fractal structure. Unfortunately, most of us might have our brains explode in trying to parse what that could possibly mean. Fortunately, someone has made the most …

Fractals

American botanist Lou Jost discovers world's smallest orchid

The Platystele, shown against a ruler. <br>Image: Lou Jost.<p>American botanist Lou Jost, one of the world's leading orchid hunters, has discovered the …

Uros people of Peru and Bolivia have distinctive genetic ancestries

9/13/2013 05:30:00 PM<p>New genetic research led by the Genographic Project consortium shows a distinctive ancestry for the Uros populations of Peru and …

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New Method for Estimating Moon's Age Seeks to Put an Old Debate to Rest

A new way of looking at the Earth's formation attempts to answer when the moon was born.<p>Earth's moon is some 4.47 billion years old, its birthday having come about 95 million years after the formation of the solar system. This means Earth's closest companion is some 60 million years younger than …

This lamp looks like something we'd see in interior design stores today, yet it is vintage Rougier dating back to the 70s. via Synaptic Stimuli

Mirror Fence Reflecting the Ever-Changing Landscape by Alyson Shotz

Artist <b>Alyson Shotz</b> envisioned a creative mirror fence in <b>Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, USA</b>. The installation is barely noticeable during …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

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8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

Who Melted the Earth?

What is radiocarbon dating?

At a very steady rate, unstable carbon-14 gradually decays to carbon-12. The ratio of these carbon isotopes reveals the ages of some of Earth’s …

Your place to buy and sell all things handmade

Your place to buy and sell all things handmade