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The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s magical

And it only costs $695.<p>At $695 a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over …

Graphene

Don't blame wildfires on climate change – it's environmentalists' fault, says Zinke

The US interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, has blamed environmentalists for California’s ferocious wildfires and claimed, contrary to scientific research, that climate change had “nothing to do” with them. Instead, he said the fires were worsened because of limits on logging.<p>“America is better than …

Forests

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

6 Ways to Buy an Airplane Ticket for the Price of a Movie Ticket

An airplane ticket for $5 seems to be nonsense…but not when you know how to search.<p>Gardening Cosmo brings you many wonderful ways to find the …

Cool Stuff

16 Epic Places in Germany Even Germans Don't Know About

Whether or not most people realize it, Germany is a country filled with spellbinding scenery and marvelous historical buildings, towns, and villages. …

As QAnon Goes Mainstream, Trump’s Rallies Are Turning Darker

President Trump was in Tampa, Florida, Tuesday night to support Rep. Ron DeSantis’ campaign for governor. As is the case with all of the president’s …

Donald Trump

Jeff Sessions announces a religious liberty task force to combat “dangerous” secularism

The Justice Department’s latest move is another nod to Christian nationalism by the Trump administration.<p>The Trump administration has consistently championed a narrow view of religious liberty in America. But the Justice Department’s latest religious liberty initiative may be the most far-reaching …

Religion

House Republicans Deeply Confused About Why Puerto Rico Might Benefit From Wind and Solar Power

In the glory days of the House of Representatives, congressional hearings were a place where ideas were exchanged, where members would call in …

Puerto Rico

RNC Chair complains about internet bias on Fox News after Republicans killed net neutrality

Ronna Romney McDaniel needs to go back and read her party's platform.<p>The chair of the Republican National Committee complained on Friday morning that …

Net Neutrality

How Did the End of the World Become Old News?

There has been a lot of burning lately. Last week, wildfires broke out in the Arctic Circle, where temperatures reached almost 90 degrees; they are …

Climate Change

How to Invest in Stocks if You've Only Got $100

Here are three investing apps that make it easy for first-time investors to dip their toes into the stock market without paying high fees.<p>You might not hesitate to drop $100 on dinner and drinks for a special occasion, but you’d probably think twice before investing that money in the stock market. …

Stock Markets

EPA’s ‘secret science’ rule faces outpouring of opposition during emotionally-charged hearing

The wonky rule is generating a groundswell of objections.<p>A hearing on a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule took on an increasingly …

EPA

Poll: Corruption message gaining traction against GOP

The Trump administration's scandals threaten to take a toll on Republicans in battleground districts this fall, according to new polling suggesting “culture of corruption” messaging is gaining traction.<p>Fifty-four percent of voters across 48 Republican-held congressional districts said Republicans …

Framing

Anderson Cooper issues hilarious rebuke of ‘big brains’ in Trump’s Situation Room that came up with the ‘wouldn’t’ excuse

In his opening commentary, CNN’s Anderson Cooper couldn’t help but note the absurdity that some of the greatest minds in national security and …

Donald Trump

These 25 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Science fiction has the power to transport us to other dimensions, expand the boundaries of our imaginations, and teach us very important lessons about being leaders and adapting to change. Once you've read through all the best sci-fi classics, you might be ready to cozy up on the couch with a …

Science Fiction

Want to leave the world less cluttered? Then stop relying on recycling and do this instead

The following article, part of a content partnership between Stone Pier Press and Earth | Food | Life (EFL), a project of the Independent Media …

Pollution

‘Thanks for your prayers but…’ Annapolis survivor drops live F-bomb in CNN interview

Anderson Cooper had two survivors of today’s shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper on his show Thursday night. Reporter Selene San Felice …

The Emblem of This Era

The Tax Act sums it all up—grotesque favoritism for the rich and a corrupt legislative process. And it’s already backfiring.<p><i>This article appears in</i> …

Rethink Your Survival Kit: One Expert Explains Why

The founder of Endure Survival shares the essential items he thinks you should carry with you on every wilderness outing.<b>If there’s one thing you</b> …

9 Ways You’re Camping Wrong Without Even Realizing It

After figuring out how to set camp up in under 20 minutes, cook things in the backcountry that actually taste good and manage avoiding blisters while …

The Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed

It's strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack …

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

Can’t afford a house? Build one—from a kit

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>“I wanted to build something,” Jennifer Buck says. So she’s building a two-story, …

HomeKit

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of May 2018

Travels in Ice Age America<p>From the author of <i>Apocalyptic Planet</i> comes a vivid travelogue through prehistory, that traces the arrival of the first …

Foxconn set to drain 7 million gallons of water from Lake Michigan every day

Last year’s announcement that Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn had picked Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin to build its $10 billion manufacturing campus was …

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

15 Jokes That Millennials Will Love, And Boomers Will Hate

We might not have jobs, but at least we have a good sense of humor.

10 Powerful Habits That Will Help You Become the Best Version of Yourself

Get the toxicity out of your life.<p><i>What are some habits that are good to get into? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>These are my …

The Essential Apps These Globetrotters Won’t Travel Without

Apps have revolutionized the way we travel in so many ways. From booking the best points and miles hotels to helping us pack for a last-minute trip, …

Apps

Senate confirms a homophobic climate change denier with no scientific credentials to lead NASA

Homophobic climate change denier Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) "has made a career out of ignoring scientific expertise" says Sen. Brian Schatz …