This Map Shows You How Miserable the Weather Is Around the World

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
You should check out the Misery Index, and avoid the places in red.






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Fantastically Wrong: The Angry, Enormous Eagle That Could Carry Off Elephants

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
On the 556th evening of successfully not being murdered by her chucklehead king of a husband in the Arabian Nights, Scheherazade relates the tale of Sinbad’s tanglings with a beast most cruel. Sailing from city to city with merchants, Sinbad eventually comes to a deserted island, where he spies a huge white dome half buried […]






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Cosmic GIFs Remind Us We’re All Made of Stars

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
One of famed astronomer Carl Sagan’s most famous sayings was, “we are made of star stuff.” He was referring to the fact that the atoms that make up everything in the universe, including we humans, were forged in the bellies of ancient stars. This notion of connectivity is the basis for photographer Ignacio Torres’s series of GIFs titled Stellar.






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These Aren’t Abstract Paintings, They’re iPhone Smudges

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:49am
The smudges on your phone’s screen look remarkably different when they’re blown up and hung on a gallery wall.






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An Infrared iPhone Case That Lets You See Through Walls and in the Dark

Wired News - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 10:33am
The FLIR One infrared iPhone case can help pinpoint the position of pipe clogs, identify leaks before they damage wood and walls, find weak spots in your home's insulation, and see if there are raccoons hiding in your shrubs.






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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Reglue: Opening Up the World To Deserving Kids With Linux Computers

Slashdot - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:17am
jrepin writes: Today, a child without access to a computer (and the Internet) at home is at a disadvantage before he or she ever sets foot in a classroom. The unfortunate reality is that in an age where computer skills are no longer optional, far too many families don't possess the resources to have a computer at home. Linux Journal recently had the opportunity to talk with Ken Starks about his organization, Reglue (Recycled Electronics and Gnu/Linux Used for Education) and its efforts to bridge this digital divide.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Fossils found in Siberia suggest all dinosaurs could have been feathered

Science Daily - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 9:05am
The first ever example of a plant-eating dinosaur with feathers and scales has been discovered in Russia. Previously only flesh-eating dinosaurs were known to have had feathers, so this new find raises the possibility that all dinosaurs could have been feathered.
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Soy may help women's hearts if they start early

Science Daily - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 8:34am
A diet rich in soy may help feminine hearts, but timing matters, finds a new study. "This study underscores how important it is for women to get into the best cardiovascular shape they can before menopause. The healthy habits they start then will carry them through the years to come," says one expert.
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Acupuncture provides significant quality of life improvements among breast cancer patients taking drugs to prevent recurrence, study shows

Science Daily - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 8:34am
Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to treat breast cancer. The study is the first demonstration of EA’s efficacy for both joint pain relief, as well as these other common symptoms.
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