I never get tired of looking at satellite imagery. There's always something new, amazing and surprising to see. This year, Digital Globe?captured a slew of incredible scenes of our planet.?I can only imagine how hard it was to narrow their favorites down to 20. But which is the best? You get to decide.
On the morning of December 2, a lawyer named Steve Wise and three other members of the Nonhuman Rights Project walked up the steps of a courthouse in Johnstown, New York and into the annals of history. In Wise's hands was a lawsuit demanding something unprecedented in American law: formal recognition that a 26-year-old chimpanzee named Tommy, kept alone in a cage in a local warehouse, is a person, possessing a legal right to bodily liberty previously reserved for humans. It's radically new legal ground ? and that, they say, is where the science is taking us.
In tech, you move fast and break stuff. In government, you try to compromise. But the yawning gulf between tech and law is slowly narrowing, thanks to a new breed of 'bridge-builders'...
It's time for a wave of holiday parties, during which copious volumes of eggnog and holiday-themed cocktails will undoubtedly be poured. If you want your shindig to stand out, you should ditch that traditional booze, morph yourself into a cocktail alchemist and one-up your friends and coworkers with science. How? By cooking up WIRED's special holiday drink, the Ouya.
Jesse Angle, Chris Kantola, and Paul Harrison were jobless and homeless for much of the past year, but thanks to Bitcoin ? the world's most popular digital currency ? they never went without food. But today, now that a bitcoin is now worth over $1,000, the men regret spending their bitcoins on food.
sciencehabit writes "Many physicians and parents report that their autistic children have unusually severe gastrointestinal problems, such as chronic constipation or diarrhea. These observations have led some researchers to speculate that an ailing gut contributes to the disorder in some cases, but scientific data has been lacking. Now, a provocative study claims that a probiotic treatment for gastrointestinal issues can reduce autismlike symptoms in mice and suggests that this treatment could work for humans, too."
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