Andrew Keffaber

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How Zero-Waste People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year

Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the …

Sustainability

10 Most Breathtaking Day Hikes in the U.S.

The United States is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet, ranging from barren deserts and vast canyons to lush forests and …

National Parks

Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

"This type of sauce is popular in North Carolina. You can use this sauce as a basting sauce, or just mix it into your cooked meat when you are ready …

Food

Trying to live longer just might be killing us

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Barbara Ehrenreich has written or co-authored 20 books — and that was after earning her …

Health Care

24 of the Most Scenic Places to Camp in the United States

Take a road trip from coast to coast, and you’ll find beautiful sights in every state in the U.S.<p>One of the best things about traveling around the …

Hiking

Appalachian Trail State Profile: Virginia

At over 550 trail miles, Virginia is the longest state on the Appalachian Trail. Hikers reach the state line at mile 466, three miles before …

Hiking

Mount St. Helens eruptions: See never-before-published photos from 1980

SALEM, Ore. — When volcanic activity escalated at Mount St. Helens in the spring of 1980, Peggy Short-Nottage and her husband joined sightseers rushing to the mountain.<p>But, instead of hopping in a car and making the drive to southwestern Washington, they hopped in a plane.<p>From the cockpit of their …

Geology

AIDS Runs Rampant in Venezuela, Putting an Ancient Culture at Risk

JOBURE DE GUAYO, Venezuela — After the other villagers had drifted away to do chores, Rafael Pequeño finally found himself alone with the headman and opened the hardcover notebook on his lap. The men were sitting in a palm-thatched hut perched on stilts on the edge of a branch of the Orinoco …

Public Health

Amazing video of cells moving within an organism

Scientists combined multiple imaging technologies to deliver an unprecedented 3D view inside the body of crawling cancer cells, spinal cord circuit …

Imaging

If You Download These 5 Apps, You Probably Don't Need a Financial Adviser

Confession: I only look at my bank account once a month. I know, I know, I should be checking my balance daily, but I have to admit, I find managing …

Personal Finance

Sleek, compact camper pod grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button

When you first see the Tipoon, it looks almost like an Airstream Basecamp smashed down to a lower height. You might think, you simply crawl inside …

Remote Controls

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

Biology

10 Best River Trips in the West

Tuolumne River, California<p>Affectionately known as “The T,” this whitewater gem outside of Yosemite sets the standard for Class IV rapids. Permits are …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

25 Easy Sunday Dinner Ideas Using Chicken That'll Kickstart Your Week

Cure your Sunday blues, in one fowl swoop.<p>Nothing keeps the Sunday scaries away like digging into a comforting home-cooked meal with your family. …

Cooking

The Secrets of the X Chromosome

Most people know that the X chromosome is one of the two sex chromosomes; inherit an X from each of your parents and you will likely be deemed …

Genetics

18 OF THE BEST MOUNTAINS TO HIKE IN NORTH AMERICA

Nothing beats the sense of accomplishment from hiking to the top of mountains. Here are some of the best:<p>1. Mount Whitney, Sequoia National Park, …

Money story: 'I'm 21 and pursuing the path to financial independence.'

Shares 17<p><b>This guest post from Cody is part of the “money stories” feature at Get Rich Slowly.</b> Some stories contain general advice; others are …

These Are the Best Credit Cards Right Now

MONEY picks winners for every financial need.<p>It's been eight years since the end of the Great Recession, and credit cards are back. Today, 171 …

Top Things to Do in New Hampshire

From sandy shore to the summit of New England's highest peak, the "Live Free or Die" State's diverse landscape provides a stunning backdrop for a …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

New Jersey

Here’s what a predator hears when it tries to bite this caterpillar | Science News

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

16 Optical Illusions Your Brain Will Refuse To See Correctly

"Wait, what?!" –Your brain<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

Graphics

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Self Control

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against the bug that's causing most illnesses.<p>Preliminary figures released Thursday suggest the vaccine is 36 percent effective overall in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a patient to the doctor's …

Public Health

'Evolution in real time': silent crickets still singing for a mate

Scientists are fascinated that Hawaiian crickets still perform their vigorous mating call, despite having evolved to lose their song to avoid a deadly new parasite<p>Male field crickets traditionally attract a mate by “singing” – creating a sound by rhythmically scraping their wings back and forth.<p>In …

Biology

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …