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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets for Saturday’s March for Science, a series of rallies and marches held on Earth Day. Held in over 500 places across the world, the “celebration of science” was organized and attended by individuals advocating the use of evidence-based policy making in all levels of government, with climate change a major issue of interest. President Donald Trump administration’s recent budget cuts to major environment-related programs and his perceived hostility...
Elon Musk must have had a bunch of spare time, because he is now CEO of a third company: Neuralink. The San Francisco-based startup says on their website they are "developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers." Basically, Musk wants us all to be cyborgs. Related: If you really want to dig more into the project, Tim Urban of Wait But Why wrote a 36,000-word explanation. About the piece, Musk said on Twitter, "Difficult to dedicate the time,...
A group of scientists wants to plumb the Earth for one of its last secrets. Researchers from Japan's Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology say they plan to be the first to successfully drill into the mantle, that is, the region sandwiched between the planet's outer crust and its inner core. Although the mantel makes up about 80 percent of the Earth's mass, much of it remains a mystery. "We don't know the exact [composition] of the mantle yet," researcher Natsue Abe, who works for JAMSTEC,...
Apple is redefining how we make gadgets after announcing that it plans to close the loop on using raw materials. We tend not to realize how damaging our electronic devices are for the environment, but between mining for materials and the toxic effects when we dump them, they are bad news for the planet. Apple starting tackling the problem last year with its recycling efforts and now the electronics giant wants to only use recycled materials in its devices.
Way back in September I was able to steal a few hours in San Francisco to gawk about downtown. I was able to see the John Portman development (and his classic open-atrium hotel [see above]) and the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (it was only open [...]
This double gable Rummer in Beaverton Oregon has gone through a nicely done renovation. Portland has a long history of Rummer homes, sort of like Eichler... The post Double Gable Rummer In Beaverton appeared first on .
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Hopefully you're not too bitter with me about making you clean again this weekend. But we're starting the home stretch of spring cleaning! One week from today is the official last day of the program—so I think it's just best if we buckle down and get going... READ MORE »
If you've never made anything out of leather before, it can be difficult to know how to get started and where to shop for supplies. Looking at the prices, it's no wonder sticker shock can turn many would-be leather workers away from the craft. But if you know where to shop and what is necessary to buy versus what belongs on your wish list, leather DIYs don't have to be outrageously expensive and the sturdy projects will last for years—making them well-worth the initial investment. READ MORE »