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Infographic: How to make 8 organic foods at home

Eating organic is often expensive but this infographic by Quid Corner showcases eight home recipes that won’t break the bank.

Infographics

Nat Geo

Nanowire discovery may lead to better, cheaper solar cells

Scientists have figured out a standardized way to make nanowires out of perovskite, a material that could one day make solar energy cheap and ubiquitous. Just a few years ago, cells made from the relatively inexpensive substances had a solar efficiency rating of just 3.8 percent. Fast-forward to …

Simple origami fold may hold the key to designing pop-up furniture, medical devices and scientific tools

What if you could make any object out of a flat sheet of paper? That future is on the horizon thanks to new research by L. Mahadevan, the Lola …

Nanotech

In Space, No One Can Sprinkle Salt

The International Space Station has a simple but smart solution for salt.<p>In a recent Reddit AMA, astronaut Scott Kelly revealed some fascinating …

Space

Secret success: equations give calculations for keeping conspiracies quiet

As this week’s flat earth furore has shown, conspiracy theories are widespread, but a new study uses maths to examine the viability of large-scale collusion<p>The US moon landings were a hoax, a cure for cancer exists but is being suppressed by drugs companies, vaccinations are harmful, the Earth is …

Conspiracies

Why moving house could be the best time to give up smoking

The University of Bath has discovered that people are more open to new ideas and information when going through a major change.<p>When buying a house or switching jobs the last thing that might come to mind is making another huge life change.<p>But psychologists have found that big upheavals create a …

This iPhone case can record all your calls

But using it might be illegal in your state<p>The JIC, or Just In Case, is an iPhone case that can record any phone conversation with the press of a button. It comes equipped with a built-in microphone, a speaker for playback, and a microSD card for storing conversations. It’s specifically marketed as …

Harvard Law School

Chatbots Are Back And They're About to Take Over

Miss Piggy doesn’t like it when I ask her about Kermit. We’re having a conversation in Facebook’s Messenger app, and the famous Muppet is trying to …

Chatbots

MEEM Memory Cable Automatically Backs Up Your Smartphone Every Time You Charge (video)

Kelly Sumner has created a new innovative charging cable that also automatically backs up your smartphone every time you connect it to charge. …

Personal Finance

The 'fear trade' is making gold look like a good investment again

The comparisons to 2008 have triggered gold's Fear Trade, with many investors scrambling into safe haven assets. Jeffrey Gundlach, the legendary "bond king," recently made a call that amid further market turmoil, the metal could spike as much as 30 percent, to $1,400 an ounce.<p>Making such …

Stock Markets

Drone Catcher Drone Fires Nets At Lesser Drones

It's a drone-eat-drone world out there<p>Anti-drone weapons fall into two camps. There are complicated, elaborate tracking systems that follow the small, unmanned vehicles and then jam their sensors and signals, sending them crashing to the ground. And then there are the nets, wielded by either humans …

Drones

Oil dips below $30 a barrel, lowest level in 12 years

The relentless slide in oil prices, which hit 12-year lows Tuesday, is having only mixed results in helping California drivers save at the gas pump, analysts said.<p>Gasoline prices in the state have fallen from peaks reached last July. But because of California's unique gasoline market, the state's …

Best Crock Pot and Slow Cooker Recipes

Cooking with a crockpot helps create layers of flavor in everything from hearty stews to healthy chicken dishes. Even desserts can benefit from the …

Cooking

Yet Another Study Finds The US Could Quit All Fossil Fuels By 2050

Earlier this year, the Clean Power Plan pledged to cut US power plant carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2050. A new study says the US can do <i>way</i> …

5 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

<i>by the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p><i>Courtesy fuadariff_user/SkyPixel</i><p>Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our …

Photography

5 Food Labels All Meat-Eaters Should Understand

<b>By Well+GOOD</b><p>If you're a health-minded carnivore, you've probably found yourself standing in a grocery aisle, holding two options in your hands and puzzling over the labels.<p><i>What, exactly, does free-range mean again?</i> You pause for a moment, and turn to the other package before wondering, And is …

Agriculture

The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

We can fully get rid of fossil fuels quickly, if countries can just find the political will.<p>In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal.<p>“These …

Renewable Energy

Weekend lie-ins could trigger diabetes, study finds

Routine sleep changes, such as waking up early for work during the week, may raise the risk of developing metabolic problems, researchers say<p>An occasional <b>lie-in</b> could trigger diabetes, according to new research.<p>Even routine sleep changes, such as waking up early for work during the week, may raise …

Apple Watch vs. Samsung Gear S2: A smartwatch skeptic chooses

Commentary: I wore both the Apple Watch and Samsung's Gear S2 together for a week to find out just which smartwatch fits my lifestyle better. Here's my verdict.<p>I'm not the biggest fan of watches, especially not since the arrival of the cellphone. My trusty Nokia 3210 told me the time and didn't …

Smartwatches

Experts say phones need a 'bedtime mode' to fix our sleep

We've all done it: you've gone to bed early in order to catch up on some much needed sleep, only to lay there for hours staring at your phone until you're no longer tired. Some reports believe handsets shouldn't get all the blame for our poor sleep schedules, but we've known for some time that …

Healthy Chicken Recipes

Classic chicken dinners get a healthy makeover in these simple weeknight recipes for chicken and dumplings, chicken pot pie and more.<p>Grilled Chicken …

18 Hidden Travel Destinations For The Millennial Traveler On A Budget

Wanderlust drives our generation. We don't live to work, we work to live. There will never be a better time in our lives to explore this nation; …

New England

'Babies? An impossible dream': the millennials priced out of parenthood

Which rites of passage make an adult? Is it being able to live independently, without parental support? Having a stable career? Being married or making a lifelong commitment? Owning your own home? Or is it being responsible for the wellbeing of another human life – in other words, becoming a parent …

Parenting

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their grandparents were born. Now a major real estate ad company wants to persuade them that it’s high time to take a risk; that it’s time to walk away …

Real Estate

9 things to do on Sunday night to set yourself up for a successful week

In fact, a 2013 poll conducted by Monster.com found that a whopping 78% of surveyed adults worldwide experience the "Sunday night blues" on a regular basis.<p>Even if you love your job and typically look forward to getting back into the swing of things, "it's easy to feel a bit of trepidation on …

Time Management

Your Favorite Breakfast Might Be Giving You Cancer

Your Favorite Breakfast Might Be Giving You CancerWATERTOWN, MA - FEBRUARY 7: The Hungry Person's Breakfast, with pancakes, bacon, two eggs, wheat …

Breakfast

The World’s Best Nightcaps

It’s your last tipple of the night so order wisely (or use our recipes to fix at home)<p>The perfect cocktail, I have discovered after years of …

Buenos Aires