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RANKED: The 15 best movies of the year, according to critics

1/<p>15. "The Shape of Water"<p>Fox Searchlight Pictures<p><b>What it's about:</b> Guillermo del Toro's movie set in the 1960s is about a mute janitor who forms a …

Construction

Here Are Rotten Tomatoes' Best Reviewed Movies of 2017

If you’re looking to close out 2017 by watching the best reviewed movies released this year, Rotten Tomatoes has more than 100 options to choose from.<p>…

Rotten Tomatoes

43 Books That Will Legit Change Your Outlook On Life

Fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, YA, self-help, you name it.<p>They shared all kinds of books from a variety of genres. Check them out below!<p>And just as a heads up, some of these submissions talk about loss and grief, suicide, eating disorders, and other mental health issues.<p><i>Responses edited for length</i> …

The Most Awesome, Crypt-Rocking, Scariest Ghost Stories for Halloween: Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and More

From Charles Dickens’ grimly funny ghost stories to Bram Stoker’s dark tales (featuring BDSM!), these 10 stories will scare your socks off.<p>Ghosts …

Portable

Here Are The Nonfiction Books Longlisted For A National Book Award

Fake news, the resistance and rightwing radicalism take center stage in the 10 nonfiction books up for this year’s National book Award.<p>The National Book Foundation released the longlist for its 2017 Award for Nonfiction on Thursday, revealing a politically timely set of histories, investigations …

Books

The six must-read novels on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist

If you’re searching for a new book to lose yourself in, this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist is the place to look.<p>The award’s judging panel narrowed this year’s selection down to just six finalists this morning (Sept. 13), with just four weeks to go until the latest winner is announced.<p><i>Lincoln in</i> …

Books

Car Battery Breakthrough Claimed in Japan

Mitsubishi and its supplier, GS Yuasa, join a long line of companies claiming advances in electric cars Image: NissanPowertrain of a 2015 Nissan …

Electric Vehicles

Fabulous Fall Drinks Round-Up

I am SO excited for one of my favorite times of the year, fall! While I enjoy every season and the special things we like to do in each, there’s …

Frugal Living

‘50 urban blocks’ offers inspiration for stumped city designers

Lay ‘em out, pin ‘em up<p>Sure, there are oodles of architecture-themed playing cards, holiday cards, and even “Cards Against Urbanity.” But here’s a new, more productive deck from a+t Architecture Publishers: 50 Urban Blocks. The pack of 50 cards was created as a simple tool in the process of …

Cheese
Nanotech

This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

Israel’s StoreDot has done a lot of interesting stuff with battery technology, but what it’s demonstrating today at CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin is for the history books.<p>The company is launching its new FlashBattery technology, which promises to allow you to charge an electric car in just five …

12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less

1/13<p>Green-roofed Hobbit Home by Magic Green Homes<p>The homes of the future will not only be more sustainable and affordable—they will also be much …

Physicists improve method for designing fusion experiments

"Measure twice, cut once" is an old carpenter's proverb—a reminder that careful planning can save time and materials in the long run.<p>The concept also …

Harvard has created a 'liquid' battery that could last for more than a decade

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from phones to electricity grids but their lifespan is incredibly short, plus they're difficult to recycle. …

Clean Energy

Beyond organic: Carbon farming is a pathway to climate stabilization and resilient soils

<b>Through the adoption of smart carbon farming practices, an acre of land could store anywhere from 10 to 100 tons or more of carbon, which can help</b> …

Farming

Airbus's Self-Flying "Cars" on Track for Testing Later This Year

Airbus CEO isn't a Star Wars fan, but thinks self-flying aircrafts are a given.<p>Project Vahana is gearing up for take off. Airbus CEO Tom Enders said …

Tom Enders

China’s energy strategy: power and independence

What are the implications of China’s announcement last week that it will be spending $360m over the next four years to build up its renewable energy …

China

The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

What makes things cool?<p>Several decades before he became the father of industrial design, Raymond Loewy boarded the SS <i>France</i> in 1919 to sail across the Atlantic from his devastated continent to the United States. The influenza pandemic had taken his mother and father, and his service in the French …

TV shows

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Fuel-cell drone is good to go for 10 hours

HES Energy Systems raised a few eyebrows last May, when it announced development of a fuel cell-powered quadcopter that could potentially stay …

10 Seattle Startups That Are Preserving Mother Earth

With carbon dioxide at its highest levels in 650,000 years, global temperature up 1.7 degrees, and the Arctic ice minimum decreasing at 13.3 percent …

3tags.org

Downtown Phoenix, once an afterthought, now a residential hotspot

Artists and astute planning turned a blank slate of empty blocks into a boomtown<p>When Quinn Whissen, who grew up in Phoenix, thinks about her experiences with the city’s downtown as a child, one thing she recalls is leaving. While the Sun Belt city has been booming for decades, its downtown has, for …

Urban Design

You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Solar Power

Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

3tags.org

7 Ways to Make Extra Money While Working a Full-Time Job

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Is your dwindling bank account impacting your health? The American Psychological Association (APA) …

Real Estate

These Solar Panels Pull Clean Drinking Water Straight From The Air

With pilot programs in Ecuador, Jordan, Mexico, and the U.S., the technology could provide a reliable, clean water to many people who don’t have it today.<p>When a family in Guayaquil, Ecuador turns on the tap for a glass of water, it doesn’t flow from city pipes–there are no city pipes. Instead, a …