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Life-Saving Lessons from Hibernating Ground Squirrels – The Crux 

Why Old Dads Are Bad for Albatrosses – Inkfish 

What Makes a Person Creepy? – D-brief 

Microbiologists discover caffeine-adapted bacteria living in the sludge in their office coffee machine. – Seriously, Science? 

Lab-Grown “Comet” Forms Potential Ingredient for Life – Scientific American 

Earth Is Tipping Because of Climate Change – Scientific American 

Debate Erupts over Strange New Human Species – Scientific American 

How one lab challenged a grant rejection and won €5 million : Nature News & Comment 

From pantomime to sign: How sign language evolves | Science | AAAS 

U.S. senators advance biomedical innovation bills, but key NIH funding issue unresolved | Science | AAAS 

A renaissance for Russian space science | Science | AAAS 

6 Ambitious Airplanes That Never Flew 

Science Says Sperm Whales Could Really Wreck Ships | Popular Science 

Copying Smells, And Testing The Copies | Popular Science 

This ‘Octobot’ Has Its Tentacles Around Our Hearts | Popular Science 

A New Shrimp Simulacrum Hopes To Take Plates By Storm | Popular Science 

The truth about migration: How evolution made us xenophobes | New Scientist 

Mars moons may have formed after collision with Pluto-like world | New Scientist 

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world | New Scientist 

Pink rays spotted hitching a ride on the backs of stingrays | New Scientist 

The lies we tell are more convincing when we need to pee | New Scientist 

Extreme morning sickness? You’re less likely to have a boy | New Scientist 

Hyundai ix35 used for world’s first fuel cell-powered car-sharing service 

Smart spray paint copies color photos onto walls 

Form follows time in tiny Hong Kong home 

Turning up the heat on titanium alloy leads to increase in strength 

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine 

Singapore hails driverless taxis 

Review: Vpedal vP-4 MkII makes transcription work less painful 

PodRide blurs the line between bike and car 

Congress’ New Encryption Bill Is a Total Nightmare 

We Finally Know Why the North Pole Is Moving East 

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos—Again 

A Robot That Spins 3D Webs Is Even Creepier Than a Spider 

Volvo Made A Genius Charging System Just To Troll Other Automakers 

Making a Stable Walking Robot Is a Lot Easier When It’s Just Legs 

This Is What Earth’s Air Traffic Looks Like From Space 

The First App-Connected Sofa Can Transform Into Any Piece of Furniture You Need 

Next Big Future: Friday could see the successful launch of the NASA Bigelow Expandable space station module and a good Spacex reusable drone ship landing 

Next Big Future: Co-evolving Antivirals to rapidly defeat new viruses 

Next Big Future: DARPA XS-1 Spaceplane Program to Ease Access to Space 

Next Big Future: Model 3 batteries with 10% silicon anodes for higher energy density and lower cost 

Quantum dots enhance light-to-current conversion in layered semiconductors 

The future is here: Interactive screens on your packages 

Common prostate cancer treatments suppress immune response and may promote relapse 

Clearing the way for real-world applications of superhydrophobic surfaces 

New discovery for better batteries 

New magnetism research brings high-temp superconductivity applications closer 

Chemists unveil plastic that ‘heals itself’ at body temperature 

In times of energy stress, brain turns to emergency generator 

A teacher, a spy, a shield—this nanoparticle wears many hats in the body 

Disrupting circadian rhythm of acute myeloid leukemia cells—a possible therapeutic pathway 

New models predicting where to find fossils 

Searching for far out and wandering worlds 

Startup eyes industrial robotics payoff in random picking 

Research finds that wisdom is a matter of both heart and mind 

Scientists invent robotic ‘artist’ that spray paints giant murals 

Wearable sweat sensor thanks to battery-free ‘water pump’ inspired by plants 

Switching specific G-protein-coupled signalling pathways on and off 

Viruses work together to attack their hosts 

Can you detect driverless cars based on driving behaviours? 

Timber skyscrapers could transform London’s skyline 

Intracellular recordings using nanotower electrodes 

Chemists develop new strategy to synthesize molecule 

US keeps Apple encryption battle alive in drug case 

Personal data revolution takes first step 

Transcranial direct current stimulation can boost language comprehension 

Many ICU patients trade critical illness for new illness, ICU-acquired weakness 

Scientists identify possible double drug combination to attack leukaemia 

Bone-lengthening device reduces pain, infection risk 

Curiosity leads us to seek out unpleasant, painful outcomes 

Scientists discover gene responsible for the development of myocardial infarction 

The gamification of rehabilitation 

Selective biomarkers can ID risk of impaired glucose tolerance 

New gene responsible for stroke discovered 

Cancer thwarts treatment by ‘stealing’ blood vessels 

Test run finds no cancer risk from stem cell therapy 

FDA OKs ‘containment’ bag for certain uterine surgeries 

Turn Your Hoverboard Into A Mobility Scooter With HoverCart | Digital Trends 

NexDock Laptop Shell for Smartphones Raises $300K | Digital Trends 

Air Case Claims to be ‘World’s Thinnest Phone Battery Case’ | Digital Trends 

2017 Audi A4 First Drive | Pictures, Specs, Performance | Digital Trends 

Parrot Zik 3 Review | Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones | Digital Trends 

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Twitter spambots hate Ted Cruz | The Verge 

Magic Leap has written our future in its patent filings | The Verge 

Japan to begin testing fingerprints as currency 

We need to stop buying iPhones from carriers 

Microsoft releases tool for converting old software to modern Windows 10 apps 

This startup wants to stop drone crashes before they happen 

Data science sexiness: Your guide to Python and R, and which one is best 

It’s OK to link pirated content, just don’t upload – expert says 

ICYMI: Expando-cubes, Roboctopi and more 

The Panama Papers, a breach we can all get behind 

The future of music tailors itself to your pulse 

Dish customers can stream Netflix in 4K with the Hopper 3 

ICYMI: Expando-cubes, Roboctopi and more 

NASA’s resurrected telescope seeks wandering planets 

Microsoft’s iPhone keyboard app experiment is no Swiftkey 

EU court says linking to copyrighted material isn’t illegal 

BMW just jumped into the U.S. car-sharing biz, with the help of YC alum RideCell | TechCrunch 

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech | TechCrunch 

GoPro goes all-in on VR without a winning hand | TechCrunch 

Beatles rock Spotify in first 100 days of streaming – CNET 

Bot Invasion! Prepare for chatbots on Facebook Messenger, too – CNET 

‘We’re ready,’ Microsoft says about Xbox One-PS4 cross-play – CNET 

GTA 5 new multiplayer mode revealed, double XP event starts now – CNET 

Imax got game as Golden State Warriors triumph – CNET 

Finally! SpaceX lands a rocket successfully at sea | TechRadar 

MacPhun Tonality update brings free professional presets | TechRadar 

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Google will now warn admins on social engineering threats | TechRadar 

The latest PS4 update has some secret features you probably didn’t know about | TechRadar 

Solar on all U.S. roofs would supply 39% of power | Computerworld 

FCC looks to restore competition for business broadband, could curb costs | Computerworld 

Draft U.S. law would force tech firms to help defeat encryption | Computerworld 

That moment when you realize you’re exchanging emails with a robot | Computerworld 

The Netflix neutrality farce | Computerworld 

Logitech’s new wireless gaming mouse aims to be faster than wired mice | Reviews | Geek.com 

T3 Agenda: which of Filofax’s 600 different iPad cases will you choose? | T3 

8 reasons why you’ll want Dyson’s new V8 cordless vacuum | T3 

A single ion impacts a million water molecules 

Scientists to unlock the secrets of DNA sequence 

Turning water to steam, no boiling required | Science News 

Science’s inconvenient (but interesting) uncertainties | Science News 

A sperm whale’s head is built for ramming | Science News 

This Low-Tech Trap For Killing Mosquito Eggs Is Brilliant 

Laureates call for cut to highly enriched uranium – physicsworld.com 

The Scientific Swap Meet Behind the Gene-Editing Boom 

Here Come the Marketing Bots 

Turing Tests and the Problem of Artificial Olfaction 

Foxconn Wants to Become a Global Force in Clean Energy 

Researchers Piece Together Ancient Plesiosaur Attack | Smart News | Smithsonian 

Urban Gardening: Tips and Products for the Space-Starved – Curbed 

Modern House Designed for Car Lovers Glorifies the Garage – Curbed 

Someone Has Finally Designed a Glass Box – Curbed 

Beach Hut 

yamaha 04GEN concept scooter 

ordinary behavior brings juno jeon’s furniture series to life 

alaskan attorney builds 185 foot stacked log cabin tower in the wilderness 

erik johansson breaks the boundaries of reality with brain-bending images 

oscar diaz studio’s pixo tablet mount for desktop displays 

PLP proposes London’s first wooden skyscraper at Barbican 

Leila Araghian designed the Tabiat Bridge in Tehran 

Kengo Kuma Uses Carbon Fiber Strands to Protect Building from Earthquakes | ArchDaily 

MVRDV to Install a 180-Step Urban Staircase Outside Rotterdam’s Central Station | ArchDaily 

12 Projects that Explain Landscape Urbanism and How It’s Changing the Face of Cities | ArchDaily 

ELEMENTAL Releases Plans of 4 Housing Projects for Open-Source Use | ArchDaily 

ETFE: The Rise of Architecture’s Favorite Polymer | ArchDaily 

Tesla’s going to leapfrog rivals with Model 3 Autopilot – SlashGear 

Bentley imagines holographic butler as the ultimate luxury in autonomous driving – SlashGear 

Alcatel Xess all-in-one launch date set for April 22 – SlashGear 

Judge orders Apple to help FBI unlock iPhone in Massachusetts case | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Reuters 

U.S. attorneys won’t drop New York case over locked iPhone | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Jordan Novet 

Using the uncertainty principle against itself to gain precision | Ars Technica 

New technique for pirating from 3D printers is the next frontier in theft | Ars Technica 

To power its rocket of the future, NASA turns to 1950s technology | Ars Technica 

Biologists start sharing unpublished work—oh, the horror! | Ars Technica 

EU-US Privacy Shield may not pass muster, according to leaked extract | Ars Technica 

In recent test, blockchain brings transparency to notorious credit default swaps | Ars Technica 

3D Printers: From $179 to $4,000, the price is right to buy one now | ZDNet 

Apple won’t sue FBI to reveal hack used to unlock seized iPhone | ZDNet 

The new Library of Alexandria builds up its supercomputing powers | ZDNet 

The non-volatile memory revolution: Bigger than SSDs | ZDNet 

​Science to support Accelerator program: CSIRO | ZDNet 

Dark Web Mapping Reveals That Half of the Content Is Legal – Slashdot 

Newspapers Try To Stop Ad-blocking Browser Brave From ‘Stealing Content’ – Slashdot 

Facebook Users Are Sharing Less and It’s a Big Problem – Slashdot 

White House Declines To Support Bill That Would Let Judges Order Tech Companies To Break Encryption – Slashdot 

Siemens and Airbus To Push Electric Aviation Engines – Slashdot 

 

Inhabitat | Design For a Better World! 

TreeHugger | Your source for green design & living news, commentary and advice 

Make straws suck less: Switch to these paper ones that help fund sea turtle research : TreeHugger 

World’s first urban cargo scooter carries up to 50 lbs on the go | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Eco-friendly megatall Wuhan Greenland skyscraper is under construction in China | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

New DIY machines will let anyone turn plastic waste into functional objects | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Plant A Bar: an outdoor bar made with reclaimed wood that doubles as a planter | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

WeLive opens doors to gorgeous co-living apartments of the future on Wall Street | Inhabitat New York City 

UK’s first solar-powered glazed bus shelter generates enough electricity to power a London home | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Wire artist designs a massive mesh basilica on archaeological site | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

‘Limits’ coffee table plays with distortion and spatial limits | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Roof Arquitectos designed this contemporary residence around a ‘forest of red oaks’ | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Floating urban greenhouse produces clean energy and organic food | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

A medicinal herb garden takes root on the grounds of a global pharmaceutical company | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Washington just built the world’s longest floating bridge | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Indian restaurant’s sidewalk refrigerator provides free food for the needy | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building 

Robert Palmer: The Panama Papers exposed a huge global problem. What’s next? | TED Talk | TED.com 

Parag Khanna: How megacities are changing the map of the world | TED Talk | TED.com 

Haley Van Dyck: How a start-up in the White House is changing business as usual | TED Talk | TED.com 

Tabetha Boyajian: The most mysterious star in the universe | TED Talk | TED.com 

Talks at Google – YouTube 

Watch “Rewriting Our Narrative: Syria’s Lost Generation | Abd Al-Rahman Traboulsi | TEDxOhioStateUniversity” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “Another Vision of our Environment and the Research in Medical Sciences | Jérôme Lechien | TEDxUNamur” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “How anxiety became my best teacher | Alexis Bellas | TEDxUNamur” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “We do need best education, we don’t need no thought control. | Sonja Stuchtey | TEDxWHU” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “Here Comes: The Learning Designer | Eli Ghazel | TEDxLIUBeirut” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “How I Gain The Trust Of Strangers | Michael Armstrong | TEDxWellington” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “The risk of connectivity: Hacking our watches, fridges, guns and more | Avi Rubin | TEDxMidAtlantic” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “Hacking your brain for happiness | James Doty | TEDxSacramento” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “Reinventing the Indian Railways | Suresh Prabhu | TEDxGateway” Video at TEDxTalks 

Watch “Humans + Robots: Dream Machines | Julie Carpenter | TEDxEAL” Video at TEDxTalks 

How Will Automation Change Global Business, and the Communities It Serves? | Big Think 

Failing in Business Isn’t Even Failing — It’s Gaining Life Experience | Big Think 

The Sooner You Expose A Baby To A Second Language, The Smarter They’ll Be | Big Think 

This Scientist’s Ideas Of What Testing Does To Kids Is Really, Really On Point | Big Think 

How to Survive an Extinction Event with Therapsid Lystrosaurus | Big Think 

Ending the Prohibition on Marijuana | Big Think 

Atheists More Tolerant of Islam Than Christians | Big Think 

7 Things About ‘Water Bears’ That Explain How Life Can Spread To Other Planets | Big Think 

We Can’t Make Mistakes on Purpose, So We Have to Take What We Can Get | Big Think 

Kahneman’s Mind-Clarifying System(s) | Big Think 

Life on Earth Thrives Thanks to the Same System Driving Climate Change | Big Think 

Job Stress Giving You a Case of the Mondays? Outthink Your Anxiety | Big Think 

Jason Zweig: “The Devil’s Financial Dictionary and The Intelligent Investor” | Talks at Google – YouTube 

Neil Pasricha: “The Happiness Equation” | Talks at Google – YouTube 

Eric Weiner: “Geography of Genius” | Talks at Google – YouTube 

Wesley Gray: “DIY Financial Advisor” | Talks at Google – YouTube 

 

 

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