Laura Bliss

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A California Law Will Weed Fraudulent Vendors Out of Farmers Markets

It's part of a growing conversation about who's selling what.

Scough

Just In Time for Flu Season, a Scarf Built to Withstand Chemical Warfare

The Scough filters out germs and pollution using military-grade technology. It also doesn't look half bad.

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For Bee-Friendly Parks, Head For the Great Unmown

Pollinators and people both benefit when public grassy patches are allowed to grow long.

Flickr/Wolfgang Staudt

A Bruges Brewery Is Building an Underground Beer Pipeline

Belgian beer innovation number 68,789,132.

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So Long, Shaker Pint: The Rise and Fall of America's Awful Beer Glass

How the entire U.S. came to drink out of a vessel never meant for human lips.

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Find Macho Dudes Hot? That Might Be Because You Live In a Market Economy

People in small-scale societies don't have the same preferences for sex-specific traits that those in urbanized environments do.

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California Throws Down New Regulations on Olive Oil Purity

By proving its product is the real deal, the state hopes to gain ground in the European-dominated market.

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Hey, I'm Bikin' Here! A Buffer Zone Is Now Law for California Cyclists

California drivers are now legally required to give cyclists at least three feet of clearance when passing. But do these laws really work?

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On September 17, Remember the Amphicar

49 years ago, two of history's greatest boat-car hybrids heroically traversed the English Channel.

Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizzas

The Most Viciously Addictive Stoner Snack Ever Has Arrived in Los Angeles

It's Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza, served piping hot at select L.A. dispensaries.

Slide The City

In Los Angeles, Can #Droughtshaming Go Too Far?

A giant waterslide is heading to downtown L.A., whipping up understandable ire from water-conscious citizens. But when is pro-conservation just anti-fun?

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The New Alchemy: How Self-Healing Materials Could Change the World

Scientists are cooking up asphalt, concrete, and metals that heal themselves. That means smarter and stronger infrastructure—and just a dash of magic.

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There's Evidence That Fracking Increases Health Risks for Those Living Nearby

Skin problems and upper respiratory symptoms were reported by those living less than a mile from actively fracked gas wells.

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Networking Can Make People Feel Physically Dirty

Research shows schmoozing for career growth can make you feel slimy—literally. It doesn't have to be that way.

Two Sawhorses And A Door, Inc.

This Tiny Tool Will Have You Nailing Wall Art

The Eyeballer: An easy alternative to banging a bunch of holes in your wall.

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How Will We Eat Once We've Colonized Mars?

We might be able to garden. 

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What Can We Learn From the Wealth of Virtual Nations?

Economists look to massively multi-player online games for insight into real-world money questions. 

PLoS ONE

The Next Telecommunications Frontier Is Here—and It's All In Your Head

Forget Skype. Direct, brain-to-brain communication is possible. 

SDvision interactive visualization software by DP at CEA/Saclay, France

The Milky Way's 'City' Just Got a New Name

Astronomers have named and mapped the supercluster of galaxies that contains our own.