Daily Archives: November 20, 2017

Apple Criticized for Not Investigating App Developer Who Faked Her Cancer

A screenshot of Belle Gibson’s now defunct app, The Whole Pantry (left) and Gibson trying a prototype of the Apple Watch before it was released (right) When the Apple Watch launched in 2015, Belle Gibson was touted by Apple as … Continue reading

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Ridiculously Waterproof Fly Survives Dives Into Toxic Lakes

An alkali fly creates a protective bubble in order to dive in Mono Lake. (Image: Floris van Breugel / Caltech) If you’ve ever seen an outdoor swimming pool between cleanings, then you’re well aware of the death trap that standing … Continue reading

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This Guy Is Living My Fantasy of Flying Like a Bird

GIF Even with the hours of preamble as I shuffle through the airport to my gate, flying is still an amazing experience for me. But taking off in a commercial airliner isn’t anywhere near as magical as the way Jean-Baptiste … Continue reading

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NASA Figured Out Exactly Which Glaciers Will Drown Your City When They Melt

Nearly all the ice on Earth is in some state of meltdown. As it spills into the ocean, it raises sea levels. But if you’re curious to know exactly which glaciers are going to drown your corner of the planet, … Continue reading

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The best Bluetooth audio receiver for your home stereo or speakers

By R. Matthew Ward This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article … Continue reading

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NASA can pinpoint glaciers that might flood coastal cities

It’s safe to say that melting glaciers and ice sheets are bad things: they raise ocean levels and risk flooding low-lying coastal areas. But which of these icy bodies do you have to worry about in your area? NASA might … Continue reading

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Kevlar cartilage could help you recover from joint injuries

It can be difficult to fully recover from knee injuries or other damage to your joints, if just because there hasn’t been an artificial replacement for cartilage that can withstand as much punishment as the real thing. That may not … Continue reading

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