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6 Things You’re Doing That You’ll Seriously Regret In 10 Years

Sure, they seem like no big deal now. But be careful of these key areas of future regret.<p><i>By Gwen Moran, contributor to</i> Fast Company<i>’s</i> <i>Leadership</i> …

Northwestern University

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Couple builds their own adventurous 204 sq. ft. modern shed home

Smaller homes need not feel like coffin boxes -- that's what the purveyors of "big is always better" want you to think. We've seen numerous times how …

Would you wear wool shoes to save the environment?

With a population of 4.6 million people and 29.5 million sheep, New Zealand has roughly six sheep for every person. And now, the wooly beasts are helping drive a new movement: farm-to-foot.<p>Typically, most of our footwear is made from either natural materials (such as leather or canvas), or …

New Zealand

An anthrax outbreak in Russia came from a 75-year-old caribou carcass thawing out. It’s a warning sign of worse to come<p>Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – …

Global Warming

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White privilege as economic reality: It would take African-Americans 228 years to reach the same level of wealth as whites

<b>(erhui1979 via iStock)</b><p>Systemic white supremacy creates disparate and unequal economic outcomes for people of color, a new report shows<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 21, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Race is how economic class is lived in America. Consequently, from the nation's founding to the present, race and class …

Offshore wind farm a green-energy milestone

The first offshore wind energy farm in the USA is up and nearly ready to go, marking a new chapter in the nation’s changing electricity grid.<p>Thursday, workers finished installing the last of five turbines off Rhode Island’s coast, a little more than a year after the Providence-based developer …

Zika virus could have Alzheimer's-like effect in adults

Zika can “wreak havoc” on the brains of adults and cause major, lasting damage, according to a new study. The research could overthrow the assumption …

The Arctic’s ice is disappearing. We must reduce emissions, fast, or the human castastrophe predicted by ocean scientist Peter Wadhams will become reality<p>Ice scientists are mostly cheerful and pragmatic. Like many other researchers coolly observing the rapid warming of the world, they share a …

Climate Change

Scientific American slams Donald Trump’s anti-science rhetoric in a rare op-ed

It’s not just disillusioned Republican lawmakers who are coming out against Donald Trump.<p>Scientific American, the popular science magazine, has published an op-ed denouncing the GOP presidential nominee’s stances on a variety of science-related issues.<p>When the major Republican candidate for …

Could Proxima Centauri Be Our Interstellar Getaway?

This month we could find out Earth's "twin" is orbiting our nearest stellar neighbor.<p>What if our planet becomes unlivable and our future selves …

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Solar energy from discarded car batteries - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car …

Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Nature, According to Science

You might want to make that dream of living in the woods a reality ASAP.<p>According to a new study published in <i>Environmental Health Perspectives</i>, American women who live in homes surrounded by more vegetation have significantly lower mortality rates than women who live in areas with less …

Ethical Underwear: How a Lingerie Company Built Its Brand on Social Change

I walked into a Victoria’s Secret location last week, into a visual and olfactory assault: fending off condescending advances to be “fitted …