Drone photography through the eyes of an architect

  Rich Haridy – Temples in Myanmar. (Credit: Dimitar Karanikolov / Behance CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).  Dimitar Karanikolov is a London-based architect with a passion for photography. Over the last few years his experiments with drone photography have led to an exciting, architectural perspective on some of …

Does Alcohol Reveal the Real You?

by Robby Berman – Liquid love (AUSTIN.HAPPEL) “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” So sayeth noted philosopher Homer Simpson. It’s the ubiquitous social lubricant that makes it easier to socialize, and some would say, freely speak …

How to spot high-conflict people before it’s too late

By Bill Eddy Co-founder and President, The High Conflict Institute – Here’s a fast fact about high-conflict people: life is better when you avoid them. Bill Eddy, mediation expert and president of the High Conflict Institute, describes them not only as difficult but …

Is plant protein superior to animal protein?

by Derek Beres – The most common question I received during my decades of vegetarianism concerned protein. People were fascinated that a human could receive adequate supplies of the macronutrient without consuming animal products. This became especially relevant when I dabbled in veganism …

Hurricanes are Becoming More Dangerous

A growing body of research is showing that hurricanes are becoming more dangerous. A recent analysis by noted climate scientists, though not a peer-reviewed study, suggested that even as the winds that move hurricanes along are getting weaker, the winds inside hurricanes are …

LANL’s New explosive could render toxic TNT obsolete

  David Szondy –  Explosives chemist David Chávez pours an example of melt-castable explosive into a copper mold at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 9 (Credit: LANL)   It looks as if the days of the venerable explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) are numbered …

Entanglement “on demand” sets the stage for quantum internet

  Michael Irving – Researchers at TU Delft have developed a new technique for generating quantum entanglement links on demand, opening the door for practical quantum networks (Credit: Cheyenne Hensgens)With more sensitive data than ever being shared – and stolen – online, more secure …

FTC Action Halts MOBE, a Massive Internet Business Coaching Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has charged three individuals and nine businesses with bilking more than $125 million from thousands of consumers with a fraudulent business education program called MOBE (“My Online Business Education”). A federal court halted the scheme and froze the defendants’ …

Massive Earth-buzzing asteroid found to have two moons

  Michael Irving – The 4.5-km (2.8-mi) wide asteroid Florence, which whizzed past Earth last week, has been found to have two moons orbiting it (Credit: NASA/JPL) Recently, Earth was buzzed by asteroid 3122 Florence, the largest space rock NASA has seen come this …

A tobacco-derived insect repellent – for crops

  Ben Coxworth –  If aphids have the choice between wheat seedlings with (right) and without CBT-ol treatment (left), they avoid the treated seedlings (Credit: W. Mischko / TUM) Although it’s associated with nasty cigarettes, the tobacco plant is also a potential source …

Protecting your devices from cryptojacking

Protecting your devices from cryptojacking By Jason Adler – Assistant Director, Midwest Region – Instead of min(d)ing their own business, are scammers using your computer as their virtual ATM? Three years ago, the FTC warned the public and took action against cryptojacking. That’s …