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4 Ways That Elon Musk’s New Tesla Plan Will Totally Reinvent Our Cities

From solar energy to autonomous vehicles<p>Almost a decade ago, a not-so-well-known tech millionaire named Elon Musk took to the blog of his least-famous company and published a "secret master plan" to bring zero-emission electric vehicles to the masses. Now part two of Musk’s not-so-secret plan has …

Tesla

Surprise: Nintendo’s next console is the NES [Updated] | Ars Technica

Palm-sized, official re-release comes Nov. 11, pre-loaded with 30 games.<p><b>Update:</b> Nintendo has answered some frequently asked questions as a follow up …

Retrogaming

We just broke the record for hottest year, 9 straight times

Earth’s record hottest 12 consecutive months were set in each month ending in September 2015 through May 2016<p>2014 and 2015 each set the record for hottest calendar year since we began measuring surface temperatures over 150 years ago, and 2016 is almost certain to break the record once again. It …

Global Warming

Cutting the cable: Kangaroo Island eyes switch to 100% renewable energy

Australia’s third-biggest island could combine wind, solar, PV and battery storage to fuel own electricity needs – and set a blueprint for the rest of the country<p>Kangaroo Island is one of the great icons of Australian tourism. As Andrew Boardman, the chief executive of the Kangaroo Island council, …

Renewable Energy

The Typically Classy Xbox Boss Sends His Best Wishes To The Departing Playstation VP

The gaming world can at times devolve into the same partisan bickering that tends to erupt in the world of politics, mostly due to home consoles costing anywhere from $300 – $600 with most consumers finding enough room in their budget for just one console at a time. Both Sony and Microsoft — the …

The Lion’s Song Episode One Free On Steam

The Lion’s Song [official site] is a wonderful point-and-click adventure that began life as a Ludum Dare 30 entry almost two years ago. It tells the …

PC Gaming

NKorea: US sanctions tantamount to act of war

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday that U.S. sanctions on leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials for human rights abuses are tantamount to declaring war.<p>The country's Foreign Ministry issued a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency saying the announcement …

North Korea

13 Things People With Anxiety Want You to Know

For starters, we can’t just stop worrying.<p>We don’t like worrying.<p>It’s a common view that people with an anxiety disorder want to worry. Not so, says …

What An Hour Of Emotion Makes Visible

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the</i> Invisibilia podcast <i>and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations.</i><p>Until she was 54 years old, Kim was totally unaware that there were things in the world she couldn't see.<p>"This was the whole problem," Kim says. …

Mind

queering the blockbusters: the case for giving captain america a boyfriend

The introduction of a queer character to the superhero movie canon wouldn’t just be a win for diversity, it could also dispel deeply held and damaging stereotypes that haunt mainstream media.<p>This sort of online wish-fulfillment isn't new, fans are constantly agitating for pairings they wish to see, …

Comics

Good news: the hole in the ozone layer is finally starting to heal

Sometimes the world really <i>can</i> get together and avert a major ecological catastrophe before it's too late. Case in point: A new study in <i>Science</i> finds evidence that the Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing — all thanks to global efforts in the 1980s to phase out CFCs and other …

Climate Change

A civil servant missing most of his brain challenges our most basic theories of consciousness

Not much is definitively proven about consciousness, the awareness of one’s existence and surroundings, other than that it’s somehow linked to the brain. But theories as to how, exactly, grey matter generates consciousness are challenged when a fully-conscious man is found to be missing most of his …

Consciousness

10 Tips For Talking To Your Parents About Your Mental Health

It's hard, but it'll be worth it.<p><i>Welcome to BuzzFeed's Mental Health Q&A, where we consult with experts to answer your biggest mental health questions. Have a question about mental or emotional health, happiness, relationships, stress, or anything else? Hit us up at</b> …

San Francisco Just Banned All Polystyrene Products in The City

Yesss.<p>San Francisco has just unanimously voted to ban the sale of polystyrene products - also commonly called styrofoam - by 2017.<p>Polystyrene is the …

Sustainability
Box Office

A Friendly Chat About Suicide

I was once told that talking about suicide "makes people uncomfortable." Now, if you haven't felt suicidal, and talking about it makes you …

Mental Health

27 Black And White Rooms That Are Anything But Boring

Countless rooms splashed across Pinterest and Instagram make deft use of the “pop of colour” to spice up a space. There’s an endless array of rainbow …

Interior Design

How Laura Prepon *Really* Feels About Privacy, Social Media, and Being Peppered with Sex Questions

"Anyone out there can be a paparazzi now."<p>Do you know who Laura Prepon is dating? Probably not unless you're in her circle of friends, in which case congratulations on a truly awesome squad. The <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> star has been a household name since <i>That '70s Show</i>, but she's somehow managed to …

A woman who left her job to travel the world at 35 explains what it was like to break free of the corporate world

She had an established career as a sourcing coordinator at luxury fashion brand Burberry, a good salary, and her own apartment in London.<p>But it wasn't enough.<p>"All I could think of was visiting remote places, traveling to my favorite destinations, and exploring my passion for photography and …

Freelancing

A Section of Route 66 Will Become America's First Public Solar Road

A section of America’s most famous highway is going green, <i>The Christian Science Monitor</i> reports. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) …

This drug could boost your memory after a single dose

People suffering with memory loss could be a step closer to treatment after doctors discovered a drug that boosts the part of the brain responsible …

The Brain

How to See America’s National Parks in the Lap of Luxury

The National Park Service turns 100 years old this summer, sending Americans to the Grand Canyon and Zion in droves. In a statement earlier this …

National Parks

US, Canada and Mexico pledge 50% of power from clean energy by 2025

Barack Obama, Justin Trudeau and Enrique Peña Nieto will commit to a new regional clean power goal at a summit this week in Ottawa, the White House has said.<p>The leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico, meeting on Wednesday at the so-called “Three Amigos” summit, will pledge to have their countries …

Renewable Energy

SunPower Touts World's Most Efficient Silicon Solar Panel

American solar panel maker SunPower says it’s got another world record on its hands. On Monday the Richmond, Calif-based company announced that it …

Solar Power

He Escaped ISIS to Lead NYC Pride: Subhi Nahas’s Fight for LGBT Refugees

An ISIS operative once threatened to kill Subhi Nahas. On Sunday, he was one of the grand marshals of the NYC Pride parade.<p>You can understand why …

These 12 cities are going all in on renewable energy

A number of cities are ready to step away from fossil fuels.<p>While some cities have already accomplished this goal, others plan to in the near future. Either way, many cities are taking the step towards a more sustainable future.<p>Scroll down to see if your hometown makes our list of cities set to …

Renewable Energy