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How hot will future summers be in your city?

A new tool lets you see how hot it's going to get in your neck of the woods if we don't do anything about climate change.

Polar bears from space: Satellite imagery a promising tool to monitor arctic polar bears

The potentially severe impacts of climate change in the Arctic may threaten regional wildlife. Scientists trying to develop efficient and effective wildlife monitoring techniques to track Arctic populations face great challenges, including the remoteness and associated logistical constraints of accessing wildlife. Show More Summary

Munin graphing of MySQL

While there are many graphing tools out there and we’ve used Munin for a while now. The MySQL plugin for Munin had fallen out of date and the show engine innodb status output changed in 5.5 making some bits of the plugin simply not work any more. Also the show global status has some extra variables so […]

These Maps Predict Where Animals of the Future Will Make Their Homes

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As our climate changes, so too do the species that thrive, fail, or migrate in an area. A new modeling tool takes what we know about our changing climate and the habits of animals, and gives us a look at just how much climate change could alter the animals in our midst. Read more...

The newest tool in teaching about climate change: the weatherman

In March of 2013, CJR awarded a laurel to a meteorologist in the midst of a promising project: Jim Gandy, a weather forecaster at WLTX in Columbia, SC, had been incorporating segments on climate change into the daily forecast. Since 2010 Gandy has been airing the segments, called Climate Matters, using visuals developed by a team at Climate Central to...

‘Blocked’, a tool for sharing porn-free sites caught in the UK’s porn filter, gets a revamp

One year ago, UK Prime Minister David Cameron outlined changes to the way in which ISPs would enact filters for blocking content intended for adults; primarily making the filtering opt-out, rather than opt-in. As a result of the changes,...Show More Summary

CRISPR: a new Genetic Tool for Gene Repair

Scientists from many areas of biology are flocking to a technique that allows them to work inside cells, making changes in specific genes far faster — and for far less money — than ever before."It's really powerful, it's a really exciting development," says of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Show More Summary

Google's Eric Schmidt Makes a Surprise Visit to Cuba to Promote Internet Freedom

If the US wants change, it should empower Cubans with smartphones, encourage freedom of expression and give them information tools, Schmidt said.

The Tools for Change: This Week in Daily Giving

In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the world a better place. Now more than 30 people have joined me by giving $1 or more a day to inspiring projects led by extraordinary individuals over the world. Show More Summary

Move on Money-Market Rates Shows Philippines Intent on Tightening

The Philippine central bank's decision to pay higher interest on its special deposit accounts—a tool it uses to control liquidity in the market – represents a change of direction for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and an intensification of recent moves to tighten policy.

1000 Bonus Miles, Changes to a Tool for Generating Transactions, and Points for Getting Rid of Paper Receipts

News and notes from around the interweb: 1000 bonus United miles for making shopping transactions totaling $250 or more by June 30 through the MileagePlus portal by June 30. Amazon e-gift cards are a way to generate low cost transactions on a credit card, or get nearly every last cent off of a gift card. Show More Summary

6 Grilling Accessories for the Perfect Cookout

The meat-plus-fire basics of grilling haven’t changed much since our caveman days. What has changed, however, is the variety of handy tech tools that take backyard and tailgate grilling to the next level. From Bluetooth meat thermometers to remote control smokers to clip-on grill lights, these tech tools will turn any cookout novice into a…

Q&A With Facebook's Joey Flynn: The Lead Slingshot Designer Wants To Change How 90% Of Us Use Social Networks (FB)

Slingshot is the second mobile app to come out of Facebook's new startup-like department, Creative Labs. Like photo messaging tools TapTalk and Snapchat, Slingshot lets users send images back and forth along with drawings or text. Unlike those products, Slingshot's creators don't think of it as a messaging service. Show More Summary

Adobe's New Pen And Ruler Tease The Future Of Digital Creativity

It's not just a neat stylus and ruler. If Adobe's new tools are a hit, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects change forever. I draw a perfectly straight line on my iPad. Then I bisect it at a true 90 degrees. I draw triangles and circles and squares until the screen is cacophony of pristine shapes. Read Full Story

We're No. 1: With Lateralus, Tool built a monument to metal’s evolution

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines an album that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that concept has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover Tool’s Lateralus, which went to No. Show More Summary

Portable Brain Scanners in Every Locker Room, Military Base Will Change Everything We Know about Concussions

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a...Show More Summary

Bank Account Screening Tool Is Scrutinized as Excessive

The New York attorney general’s office is expected to announce that Capital One has agreed to change its use of the largest database, ChexSystems.

Modos Modular Furniture System Eliminates the Need for Tools

Our lives are constantly shifting and changing, so why shouldn’t our personal environments adapt as necessary? Sometimes we just need an extra shelf for a new collection of books, or we’d prefer to stand at our desks rather than sit. The Modos series of modular furniture makes that possible with a simple set of wooden [...]

Stories Are Not for Sale

My life's work stands on this tenet: humankind's greatest innovation is the power of story. We are the product of our stories, and our greatest tool, our most powerful force for change, is the strength to tell them. I founded LitWorld,...Show More Summary

Clever piece of code exposes hidden changes to Supreme Court opinions

4 weeks agoTechnology : GigaOM

The Supreme Court has long made surreptitious changes to its opinions without telling anyone. In response, a coder has created a tool that flags and publicizes those changes.

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