How breeders bring out the best in new apples

This year, Cornell University released three new apple varieties: the scab-resistant Cordera, the crisp and mild Pink Luster, and the complexly flavored Firecracker.Collectively, they're a culmination of decades of work by apple breeders, who are out in orchards around the world,

Lean Hardware: Breeding Hardware Unicorns

About a year ago, Aileen Lee from Cowboy Ventures wrote her seminal piece on billion-dollar startups, now widely called “unicorns.” At the time, she found 39 U.S.-based software companies fewer than 10 years old in that category. As early-stage investors and hopeful hardware unicorn breeders,

Why Breeding Pedigree Dogs Is Just Eugenics By Another Name

Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of health and behavioral issues in them. — Ed.

Virgin is working to elevate hyperloop travel by 2030

Virgin Hyperloop is leading the race to make the high-speed technology become a viable transport option within this decade. The company is now building a state of the art testing facility in West Virginia, which includes a 10-kilometer-long testing tube. Read more...More about Transportation, Test,

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro review: Smoke and mirrors, and not much else

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro$699 (starting) / $999 (starting)View ProductThe GoodNew • premium design • Powerful A14 Bionic chip • Thinner bezels • MagSafe fast chargingThe BadNo 120Hz display • Incremental upgradesThe Bottom LineApple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are the company’s latest and greatest,

Why we can still end poverty, even after coronavirus made it worse

NOTE FOR 2020 READERS: This is the 13th in an award-winning series of open letters to the next century, now just one generation away. Babies born in more than 40 countries this year are expected to live to 2100 and beyond.

Apple’s iPhone 12 apparently doesn’t support 5G in dual SIM mode, but a fix is coming

Apple’s iPhone 12 is the company’s first phone to support 5G, but if you were hoping to use dual SIM and 5G together, it won’t work — at least at launch. That’s according to an internal company training document shared on Reddit and unearthed by MacRumors,

I've become a Boyfriend Girl and I don't know what to do about it

In Party for One, Mashable explores single life in 2020, from Carly Rae Jepsen’s iconic single anthems, to the beauty of alone time, and the fascinating history behind the single positivity movement.I received some devastating personal news recently: I'm a Boyfriend Girl now. This diagnosis,

A definitive ranking of every 'Bob's Burgers' Halloween episode ever

As with all things pertaining to Halloween 2020, Bob's Burgers has good news and bad news.First, the bad news: Belcher fans will have to wait until the day after All Hallow's Eve to enjoy this year's annual Halloween-themed Bob's Burgers episode. Season 11's fourth episode, "Heartbreak Hotel-oween,

John Oliver gets sewage plant named after him, pays a cheerful visit

Not all feuds have to end badly.For weeks now, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver has been engaged in a cheerful back-and-forth with the city of Danbury, Connecticut, after he randomly insulted them during a segment back in August."You may remember,

15 must-watch Netflix titles celebrating feminism and gender equality

Welcome to the quintessential streaming guide for Netflix-subscribed ladies! No, this isn’t a list of movies and TV shows inexplicably painted pink and sold at a higher price point, symbolizing a global prejudice that’s oppressed half of the human population for centuries.

Outschool is an education lifeline for parents during the pandemic

As a parent with four young children – aged 10, 7, 5 and 3 – based in London, we’ve had our share of lockdown high points - and rock-bottom low ones. We didn’t manage to turn our backyard into a Mr. McGregor-worthy veggie patch, or bake banana bread weekly.

Separating fact from fiction in Netflix's 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Aaron Sorkin loves himself some drama.It can make for a gripping story even when he's tackling a subject that isn't based in fiction, as we saw in The Social Network. But that pursuit of dramatic tension can also lead to divergences away from what actually happened...


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Defeat Stubborn Lids For Good With This Discounted Jar Opener

There's no shame in not being able to open that jar. Your hands were slippery! The refrigerator caused the metal to contract! Sitting at a computer for 8 hours per day has destroyed every ligament in your wrists! In any event, it's a non-issue,

Win 10平板电脑和智能手机最低硬件要求出炉

六一儿童节那天,微软正式宣布,Windows 10 操作系统将于 2015 年 7 月 29 日正式发布,同时还强调 Windows 10 是首个统一全平台的操作系统, 包括 PC、笔记本电脑、平板电脑、智能手机和物联网设备都能运行。

Git 2.5增加了工作树、改进了三角工作流、性能等诸多方面

Git2.5是一个重要的功能版本,其中包括了worktrees、改进过的triangular workflows、更好的性能,以及无数的改进和修复 By Sergio De Simone Translated by 韩陆

These terrifying face pillows are the creepiest gift idea ever

Throw pillows make great presents. Throw pillows with the gifter's face plastered across them do not.Exhibit A: These wildly creepy pillows from a Reddit user feature close-up images of his face. In a post shared Tuesday,



Prince William makes history as cover star of gay magazine Attitude

LONDON — Prince William has made history as the first member of the royal family to be photographed for the cover of a gay publication. SEE ALSO: LGBTQ people share their stories of violence and resiliencePrince William will appear on the front cover of gay magazine Attitude's July issue,

完全冇用石油!哥斯達黎加已連續 76 日只採用可再生能源發電

為保護環境,其中一個理想手段當然是盡可能採用可再生能源發電,而哪一個國家採用這種發電方式的比例又最高呢?答案可能是哥斯達黎加。因為根據最新消息顯示,哥斯達黎加全國竟然已連續 76 日沒有使用過石油發電,而期間全程只用可再生能源來發電,相信這種做法甚少國家可以做到。以下有更多資料:The post 完全冇用石油!哥斯達黎加已連續 76 日只採用可再生能源發電 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 玩生活‧樂科技.


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