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Tanzanian engineer invents low-cost water filter

(Reuters) - It looks good enough to drink but just seconds before, this water was full of dirt and bacteria.<p>Dr. Askwar Hilonga is a Tanzanian scientist who has created a water filter that he says can remove 99.9 percent of bacteria, micro-organisms and viruses.<p>The invention uses nanotechnology to …

Water

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Looks Bullish, Morning and Evening Stars Shine

As the moon moves next to the red eye of Taurus, Mercury appears at sunrise.<p>This week, the moon barrels through the celestial bull and winks out a star, while the gods of love and war part ways.<p><b>Bullish moon.</b> After darkness sets in on Tuesday, February 24, look for the waxing crescent moon to create …

Birdwatching: Flying wild

Today, the Mangalajodi marshes on the northern fringes of Odisha’s Chilika Lake are again a haven for water birds. Thousands of them flock there …

8 Secrets of Personal Organizers

Learn from the pros; their ingenious ideas for ditching clutter will save you time, money, and stress.<p>There's no right way to organize your home. Whatever strategy you choose just has to work with your lifestyle, habits and tastes. But there are a few tried-and-true strategies that can enhance the …

Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

San Francisco

10 Essentials for a Cozy Reading Nook

“<i>Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark on a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.</i>” John Boswell certainly …

Living Rooms

Beautifully Organized: Home Libraries of All Sizes

Whether grand or small, full or empty, bursting with books or outfitted with objects, I'd wager that all of us have bookshelves of some sort in our …

Living Rooms

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

How to Build a Tree Bench

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Outdoor<p>How to Build a Tree Bench<p>This charming and …