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Researchers have a radical plan to freeze rising sea water and transport it to Antarctica

A new study investigates one radical solution: 'geoengineering,' or reshaping the planet in a substantial way. In this case, by enlarging Antarctica's continental glacier via pumping ocean water onto the ice surface.<p>If it works, and the ice sheet grows thicker, it could sequester huge volumes of …

Federal Encryption Battle Could Spread to WhatsApp

<i>The New York Times</i> reports that government officials are debating how to gain access to encrypted WhatsApp messages that have been approved for …

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

5 Ways Successful People Tackle Monday Morning

One of the most popular posts I’ve written on this blog is <i>How Successful People Start Their Day</i>. It seems like every entrepreneur is interested in learning how to get ahead early. But starting every day isn’t the same as starting a Monday. Mondays are proven to be harder to face.<p>Many studies have …

Time Management

The UK is about to become a more hellish version of George Orwell's 1984

“If you look at CCTV alone, at least Winston [Winston Smith in Orwell’s novel 1984] was able to go out in the countryside and go under a tree and expect there wouldn’t be any screen, as it was called. Whereas today there are many parts of the English countryside where there are more cameras than …

Donald Trump is a great example of why democracy is dangerous, China’s state tabloid explains

The Global Times, China’s state-backed tabloid newspaper, turned its attention to Donald Trump in an editorial today (March 14).<p>The physical confrontations between Trump supporters and those against him seen in Chicago on Friday (March 11), are common in “developing countries,” it notes. For the …

Today’s Cars Are Parked 95% of the Time

Reports of the death of car-buying among millennials turn out to have been greatly exaggerated. But there’s one big reason ride-hailing services like …

Astronomers Discover The Biggest Object in The Universe So Far - The BOSS Great Wall

It's 1 billion light-years long.<p>As if staring up at the night sky didn’t make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the …

These 7 Amazing Egg Pairings Will Transform Your Breakfast

Starting the morning sunny side up is infinitely easier with the assistance of a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast. (A piping hot latte also helps.) However, finding time in the a.m. to play chef is hard -- unless, of course, we're talking about super simple recipes.<p>In partnership with American …

Simone’s daughter also criticises personal vilification of the actor for donning dark makeup and a prosthetic nose to play legendary singer<p>Queen Latifah and Paula Patton have defended Zoe Saldana against claims that she performed in “blackface” to star as Nina Simone in the forthcoming biopic of …

Film Industry

Buddhist Claims Levitation Ability Through Meditation

In the West, the Buddhist tradition is typically viewed as more intellectual and legitimate than many other other Eastern religious traditions. But …

America's abandoned factories in hot demand

There's a love affair happening with an unlikely type of real estate: America's empty factories and warehouses.<p>Vacant commercial spaces are in high demand as both startups and multinationals look for facilities to house their U.S. operations.<p>Several factors are driving this trend, according to …

How Americans Die Abroad

I recently traveled to Egypt and before departing was met with expressions of surprise from friends who thought the place too dangerous to visit. …

10 public speaking mistakes successful people don't make

After interviewing successful professionals such as Guy Kawasaki, Nancy Duarte and Michael Port on my podcast, Improving Public Speaking, I have discovered what high achievers consider these mistakes to be.<p>The mistakes most professionals make in public speaking include:<p>When speaking in public, you …

<b>Exclusive</b>: Classified revisions accepted by secret Fisa court affect NSA data involving Americans’ international emails, texts and phone calls<p>The FBI has quietly revised its privacy rules for searching data involving Americans’ international communications that was collected by the National …

Surveillance

How a Chef's Entire Menu is Based on a Catch of the Day—Even If He Doesn't Know What It Will Be

<i>Welcome toOut of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world.Chefs at the forefront of this trend are introducing</i> …

Dining Rooms

15 Comforting Recipes That'll Get You Through Winter

Now that it's winter, we're here with a snowsuit body guide to get you through the long nights ahead. Arm yourself for the cold weather (it'll come, really) with these recipes for comforting drinks, pastas, desserts and more.<p>1 Fernet Hot Chocolate<p>Winter nights practically beg for spiked hot …

The 6 Things That Subconsciously Impact Your Restaurant Order

<i>By Korin Miller, Glamour</i><p>Photo: Romulo A Yanes<p>It's no secret that there are a lot of things going on when you eat out at a restaurant--waiters bustle around, music plays in the background, and there's a menu to navigate.<p>While those elements seem completely ordinary, research has shown these factors …

GE is undergoing the most radical transformation in its 124-year history

While this change could mean a relatively high degree of risk for longstanding investors who have viewed GE as a quasi-financial-conglomerate income play, it also looks set to rejuvenate the company's bottom line and make it a much greater success.<p>A key reason for this potential is GE's focus on …

A team at Columbia University hope to use the energy produced by bacteria when they expand and contract<p>A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar …

Engineering

The Savior Of The World Watched As These Trans Women Disappeared

The story of how a group of trans women vanished in the midst of El Salvador's civil war has been passed down from generation to generation, creating a legend that gave them a place in the history of a country that often seems to wish they would disappear. BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder set out to …

11 Storage Tricks That Will Keep Your Counters Clear

Real Estate

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Hamburg conference hears that Red Star intranet allows Pyongyang to control citizens’ access to websites<p>North Korea’s homegrown computer operating system mirrors its political one – marked by a high degree of paranoia and invasive snooping on users, according to two German researchers.<p>Their …

North Korea

9 Sneaky Tricks to Hide Those Unsightly Wires

There’s no denying the fact that we all love to be plugged in. Seriously, there is nothing more panic-inducing than “low power mode” popping up halfway through a Netflix original. But just because we’re constantly plugged in doesn’t mean we can’t be civilized about it. Whether you want your home …

Wall Art

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

China passes a sweeping anti-terror law giving its government controversial new powers

China’s legislature passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday (Dec. 27) that critics worry will give the government too much power, The New York Times reports.<p>While the Chinese news media did not publish the law’s text immediately, the draft version worried many, including US …

This year experts from Elon Musk to Stephen Hawking warned about the havoc robots could cause the economy and humanity. How do we ensure machines are friends rather than foes?<p>Ever since IBM’s Deep Blue defeated then world chess champion Garry Kasparov in a six-game contest in May 1997, humanity has …

Artificial Intelligence