Mother Nature Network - United States

How to take your dog anywhere, with the help of these 6 smartphone apps

If you want to take your dog with you everywhere you go, there are a few resources you’re going to want to have on hand to make finding dog-friendly locations fast and easy. These six apps are excellent options for locating anything from hotels to restaurants to parks, for helping you know what to do for your dog should an emergency arise, and even for finding a pet sitter for those evenings during your travels where you want to go somewhere that is humans-only.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 3:38 pm

How to get comfortable in a stranger’s skin

Kevin Slavin, director of MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems research group, is a fan of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. But he’s also the first to admit there’s a dark side to social media — and not one you’ve probably considered.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 12:16 pm

9 of the most interesting inventions of 2014

Every year, creative minds from around the globe come up with great new innovations — ideas that may make you exclaim “Why didn’t I think of that?” This is a list of a few great ideas that have debuted so far in 2014. They are attention-grabbing because they are either eco-friendly or just super cool. Enjoy.  

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 4:51 pm

New mapping software takes you on the scenic route

Most GPS mapping apps are designed to get you where you want to go quickly. But for those who seek the scenic route, experimental software being developed by Yahoo researchers promises paths that are not just efficient, but also beautiful, pleasant and emotionally stimulating.

Posted on 17 July 2014 @ 3:07 pm

Amazon tests unlimited e-book subscription service for Kindle

Amazon may be testing a new unlimited subscription program for Kindle e-books for $9.99 per month. This would be a direct challenge to competitors Oyster and Scribd, which offer similar programs at $9.95 and $8.99 per month, respectively. 

Posted on 17 July 2014 @ 2:02 pm

Gene therapy transforms heart cells into ‘biological pacemaker’

Electronic pacemakers can be lifesaving for people with abnormal or slow heart rhythms, but not everyone who needs a pacemaker is able to have an electronic device implanted in their heart.
Now, in experiments in pigs, researchers have come up with a new method for making a “biological pacemaker” that might one day serve as an alternative to electronic ones, the researchers said.

Posted on 17 July 2014 @ 1:43 pm

People choose friends who are genetically similar to themselves, study finds

For many of us, good friends are the next closest thing to family– but you might be surprised to learn just how literal this simple truth is. According to a new controversial study, good friends actually are the next closest thing to family, genetically speaking.

Posted on 16 July 2014 @ 9:17 pm

Environmental News Service - United States

Curiosity Lands on Mars Seeking Signs of Life

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:18 am

Chevron Faces Midnight Deadline in $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:17 am

Bird Flu Jumps to Seals, Humans Could Be Next

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:16 am

China Braces for Record Third Typhoon in a Week

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 4:41 am

Deforestation Slows Across Brazilian Amazon

Posted on 3 August 2012 @ 1:53 am

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Oil in Wisconsin

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:46 pm

Poll: Latino Voters Favor Clean Energy Economy

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:45 pm

CNet - United States

Capture and share your screen with HyperCam 3

Perfect for creating stylish presentations, informative tutorials, and demos to share with friends and colleagues, HyperCam is now half off.

Originally posted at Software Deals

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:42 pm

6 comics and manga apps for superfans

Check out our picks for the best comics apps for Android and iOS.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 11:40 pm

Star Apps: Richard Linklater

The “Dazed and Confused” and “Before Sunrise” director and screenwriter chats about his new movie, “Boyhood.”

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 19 July 2014 @ 1:02 am

Software week in review, July 18

Microsoft’s depleted divisions, Google’s Project Zero, Apple updates, and more of the week’s app news.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 19 July 2014 @ 12:23 am

Star Apps: Zach Braff

The moviemaker and actor talks about funding “Wish I Was Here” via Kickstarter, mean tweeting, and his favorite apps.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 18 July 2014 @ 2:33 am

Star Apps: Fitz and the Tantrums

The LA-based neo-soul group spreads the sunshine.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 17 July 2014 @ 12:55 am

7 Android launchers to refresh your home screen

Customize the home screen on your Android phone or tablet.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 16 July 2014 @ 10:25 pm

Ecoki - United States

How to make fresh juice without a juicer

Enjoying the benefits of fresh juice doesn’t have to be reserved for people who have a juicer  on hand. Here’s how to do it without having to make the investment in another kitchen appliance. If you’ve taken the time to do a little research on juicing, you might be a bit overwhelmed by all of […]

Posted on 13 July 2014 @ 12:03 pm

Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips (so, so delicious)

Perhaps you’ve noticed an influx of kale chips cropping up on blogs and your supermarket shelves. Wondering which ones are the best? Rhythm Superfoods has it right. Since 2009, Rhythm Superfoods has been creating these delicious, nutritious chips, with providing taste and health benefits to customers who nosh on their product. Founder Keith Wahrer teams […]

Posted on 1 June 2014 @ 4:55 pm

Plants make your workplace better. Here’s why.

We’ve heard it before: indoor plants are good to have around–for more than just aesthetic reasons. They benefit us both as a productivity workforce and for our health, too. Here’s why you need to head over to the greenhouse:   Contaminants can’t thrive Think of it this we: we are constantly breathing the same air, […]

Posted on 19 January 2014 @ 7:59 pm

Making Your Home, Yard More Environmentally Friendly

The environment is perhaps the ultimate precious resource for humankind. It is understandable, then, that so many people are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, both in their homes and in their yards. By making subtle changes to the way we lead our lives, it can be possible to live more harmoniously with nature, minimizing our personal impact on […]

Posted on 29 November 2013 @ 12:34 pm

Lower heating costs for your wallet and the environment

Household heating costs are among the most significant monthly bills you have to tackle within your domestic budget. Aside from rent or mortgage repayments, the costs of utilities are a major expense for most ordinary homeowners, and any steps that can be taken to reduce these bills are welcome. Especially during tight economic times, keeping […]

Posted on 16 November 2013 @ 12:46 am

Investing In Green Properties In Dubai

Dubai has been one of the major global centers for real estate investment and development in recent years. A bustling commercial center, it has grown to become an essential destination for both business and leisure. At the same time, the drive for greener, more energy efficient homes worldwide has helped raise consciousness of our individual […]

Posted on 13 October 2013 @ 10:53 pm

Side Effects Of Oil Production Include Death

In the early hours of the morning of July 6th, 2013, patrons of the Musi-Café, a local bar in the center of Lac Megantic, Québec, were enjoying a late-night drink and conversation with friends. Then suddenly, at approximately 1:15 in the morning, a wall of flame over 100 feet high tore into the sky, signaling […]

Posted on 5 October 2013 @ 10:14 am

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