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The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

The team calls the device a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES), and it's based on an original invention by Professor Behdad Moghtaderi …

Clean Energy

As Strong As Morphine: This Natural Painkiller Grows in Your Backyard

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a …

Pain

25 animals that scientists want to bring back from extinction

Advances in science, specifically biotechnology, could enable scientists to bring some of these animals "back" from extinction, and there are a few already on the list.<p>Generally, it helps if there is a species still alive today that is genetically similar to the extinct animal, like elephants for …

Habitats

Someone Turned 2016 Into a Horror Movie Trailer and It's Terrifying AF

Relive all the horrors 2016 had to offer.<p>Even the scariest horror movies have nothing on 2016. From creepy clowns roaming the streets to the deaths of countless beloved icons, this year has been nothing short of unsettling — and most of us are more than ready for it to be over.<p>But if you need more …

Stunning Coffee Tables Designed to Look Like Ethereal Rivers

Every living room needs the right coffee table. It’s pretty much an essential to make your design work, so you really need to choose the perfect one. …

Trump: I’m smart, I don’t need intelligence briefings every day

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump says he’s smarter than your average president — so he doesn’t need daily intelligence briefings.<p>“I get it when I need it,” …

Donald Trump

These Dinosaur Feathers Trapped in Amber Are Ridiculously Cool

Scientists have discovered a dinosaur tail with its feathers still intact trapped inside a piece of amber. It’s absolutely incredible.<p>These aren’t …

Paleontology

Trump's just-named EPA chief is a climate change denier

It almost sounds like farce, except it's true: President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a climate-change denier to run the federal agency in charge of …

Meteorologist Kait Parker Shuts Down Breitbart's Climate Change Denial

With actual science.<p>Kait Parker, a meteorologist with the Weather Channel, was shocked to see her coverage in a report about how climate change isn't happening. But that's what happened recently when Breitbart embedded one of her videos in an article that claimed that Earth was actually cooling, …

Climate Change

Click here for the AI apocalypse (brought to you by Facebook)

Never mind fake news and Trump/Pence, what we should be fearful of is Facebook’s algorithms, and their relentless pursuit of economic self-interest<p>After the US election, many people feel we’re on the verge of an apocalypse. What might not be obvious is that it’s an artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

Hexagonal Tiles and Hardwood Make the Most Beautiful Flooring Combination

This trend is dominating Pinterest right now.<p>Traditionally, flooring treatments have been separated by "transition strips" — narrow boards that neatly cut off wood or carpeted sections of a room — but now, homeowners and designers are doing away with the defined separation in favor of something far …

Trends

18 Ways to Make Your Laundry Room the Best Space in the House

Just like the kitchen or bathroom, the laundry room plays a crucial role in keeping the household going, but it's often a design afterthought, …

Laundry Rooms

Opinion: Why Donald Trump will never satisfy his angry voters

Oh my God what have we done?<p>As I write this as the first day of a new era dawns, financial markets are in shock over the election of Donald J. Trump …

Natural Gas

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio's "Before The Flood" Climate Change Documentary

<i>Update: Unfortunately this free online viewing was only intended for a limited time and National Geographic has now removed the video. If you didn't</i> …

This Trailer for the French Scifi Movie Evolution Will Creep You Out So, So Much

The trailer for Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s <i>Evolution</i> begins with a young boy discovering a dead body, and that’s not even in the top 10 of the creepiest …

Biologists just made infertile mice fertile again by giving them 3D printed ovaries

Scientists at Northwestern University have successfully implanted functional, 3D printed ovaries into lab mice that had their own ovaries removed. …

Bioengineering

Scientists Prove How Memories Form As We Dream, By Making Sleeping Mice Forget

Don’t skip that shuteye, unless you want to be forgetful.<p>REM sleep is thought to be related to the forming of memories, but until now nobody has been able to prove it, or explain exactly how it happens. Now, in mice at least, the mechanism has been discovered and tested.<p>REM (rapid eye movement) …

Sleep

Check Out This Video of Uranium Emitting Radiation in a Cloud Chamber

Have you ever wondered what radiation looks like?<p>Thanks to cloud chambers you can now put this question to rest. In this video, a piece of uranium is …

Found: A Rare ‘Werewolf’ Kitten Born Without a Breeder

A Lykoi kitten, with a naturally occurring mutation, was found in South Africa.<p>Here’s Eyona. (Photo: TEARS Animal Rescue)<p>In Cape Town, South Africa, …

Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets Made from Plumbing Parts

Cyberpunk meets the sink: DIY faucets fashioned from plumbing parts have been cropping up all over. We’ve been taking note—and considering asking our …

Kitchens

This Is What Happens To A Person In Space Without A Space Suit

No you will not explode. There are many things that will happen to a person without the protection of a space suit but exploding is not one of …

Microsoft Unveils Special Edition Iron Man Xbox One Ahead Of Civil War Release

Microsoft’s Xbox one isn’t a bad looking console, but it’s not something that we would call nice to look at. It’s pretty inoffensive, and that’s …

Stunning Wood and Resin Rings That Feature Miniature Dioramic Nature Scenes

The artisans at Secret Wood in Vancouver, B.C. craft absolutely stunning wood and resin rings that catch the light beautifully and show off the …

The Cheapest Land in the Country

The days of large-scale land giveaways are over, but there are still options for getting land or a house without spending a lot of money.<p>The economic recession that began in 2007 made land and houses more affordable. Some of the real-estate markets in the country have recovered, others have not. …

Real Estate

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has a Lot of Feelings About the Planet on Earth Day

Neil deGrasse Tyson has a lot of feelings about a lot of things. When it comes to animal sex, he believes they do not feel pain (but what about …

Earth Day

Students' DIY Machine Turns Paper into Planes, Goofing into Schoolwork

A DIY machine to make a DIY vehicle.<p>Paper airplanes, in general, show how easy it is to build something out of nothing. You can either go minimal, or turn it into a Rube Goldberg project for amusement. For their senior project as part of their mechanical engineering major, miccaplz, a Redditor, did …

The Low-Cost, DIY Romanian Tesla

A half-French, half-Catalan engineer crossed the continent to build an electric car anyone could afford.<p>What do you do if you can't afford a Tesla? You build one yourself. Marc Areny did just that, for only $13,000.<p>In 2011, the half-French, half-Catalan engineer sold his property in France and …

Electric Vehicles

The Science of Happiness: Why complaining is literally killing you

Sometimes in life, all the experience and knowledge simmering around in that ol’ consciousness of ours combines itself in a way that suddenly causes …

Supernova Explosion Captured In Video Form For The First Time

It’s virtually impossible to comprehend the scale of a supernova explosion. When a dying star finally explodes into oblivion, the energy emitted is …

Universe