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Op-Ed: Marijuana farming – a silver bullet for rural poverty?

When marijuana farming is legalised in South Africa who will benefit? This is not just a hypothetical question. Right now, marijuana is being legally …

Arianna Huffington's Bedtime Routine Is a "Sacrosanct Ritual" That Gives Her a Stress-Free Day

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

Scientists May Have Just Created the Most Absorbent Solar Cell Ever

The Solar Panel of the Future<p>Scientists have developed a solar cell that is capable of converting direct sunlight into electricity with 44.5 percent …

Do poor people eat more junk food than wealthier Americans?

<b>(Lightspring via Shutterstock)</b><p>Fast food is not just for low-income earners<p>Jay L. Zagorsky • Patricia Smith<p>June 17, 2017 11:29am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Eating fast food is frequently blamed for damaging our health.<p>As nutrition experts point out, it is not the …

Fast Food

Elon Musk's No. 1 Rule for Staying Insanely Successful

The best leaders use purpose as a business and life enhancer.<p>Elon Musk is one of the most purposeful leaders on the planet. He understands that success doesn't happen overnight. At times, you might privately think you can't go on. You must persist. As the best leaders know, what you must commit to …

11 Hummus Recipes That Will Make You Ditch Store-Bought for Good

Let’s be honest: Making homemade hummus sounds hard. Or rather, it’s hard to make hummus that’s equally as good as store-bought versions. But that …

Why Adolescence Lasts Forever

A new book explores the dynamics of popularity, and the ways our high-school selves stay with us far beyond the teenage years.<p>In August of 2001, Mitch Prinstein, a psychology professor who had just been hired at Yale University, offered his first class at the school: a course he had developed about …

Psychology

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Climate change is hurting U.S. corn farmers -- and your wallet

Uncertainty is growing in America's corn belt -- and Ray Gaesser is worried.<p>He's been harvesting corn and soybeans on his namesake Iowa farm since 1977. Now, climate change is threatening his business' future.<p>"We're doing the best that we can in an uncertain climate and uncertain conditions," …

Our Plastics Glut Is An Environmental Nightmare -- And An $80 Billion Opportunity

It’s no secret that plastic waste poses a huge threat to our environment, from overflowing landfills to the ever-growing ocean gyres. Designed to last, plastic can take thousands of years to break down. In the meantime, it’s damaging fragile ecosystems and affecting the food chain from the ocean …

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

7 psychological concepts that explain the Trump era of politics

American politics can seem baffling. Psychology is here to help.<p>These are strange, unsettling times. And for the past several months, I’ve been asking psychologists variations on a basic question: What research can best help us reckon with uncomfortable social and political realities — like the …

Scientists Sound the Alarm: CO2 Levels Race Past Point of No Return

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported that carbon dioxide levels in 2016 broke records for the second year in a row …

20 Cheat Sheets For When You're Trying To Eat A Little Healthier

Eating like a ~healthy person~ has never been easier.

Nutrition

Food waste is a scandal, but to blame it on millennials is nonsense | Nell Frizzell

Instagram snaps of dinner aren’t the cause: for that, look to an intensive farming and supermarket culture that has divorced people from how food is produced<p>When I die, I would like to be buried in a large, biodegradable, click-n-lock Tupperware coffin, my hair glistening beneath a rubber-seal lid, …

Stop blaming Insta-loving millennials for rampant food waste

<b>Young people may be responsible for the most food waste in the UK, but there are deeper historical factors at play.</b><p>“Instagram generation is fuelling …

Trump budget would gut EPA programs tackling climate change and pollution

Proposal would cut Environmental Protection Agency’s funding by nearly a third, as budget director calls money spent to combat climate change a ‘waste’<p>Dozens of programs that deal with climate change, pollution clean-ups and energy efficiency would be wiped out by by the Trump administration’s …

College's Break With Climate Change Deniers Riles Debate Over Divestment Strategies

Barnard College’s approach may be more focused, but can it be effective?<p>Barnard College’s Board of Trustees announced earlier this month that it had made a “unique” climate decision. After months of deliberation and mounting pressure from students, faculty and activists, Barnard, like hundreds of …

Climate

Huge Parts Of The Great Barrier Reef Are Officially Dead Due To Climate Change

Obviously you already know that the Great Barrier Reef is amazing. So amazing in fact that it’s considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. And yet, we can’t stop killing it. According to the New York Times, enormous chunks of the Great Barrier Reef are officially dead and despite …

A Field Guide to Harvard’s Field Guide on ‘Fake News’

The <i>real</i> fake-out is that the Left is capable of honestly policing fake news.<p>Last week, Harvard released a new research guide on “fake news.”<p>“Fake …

Journalism

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It'll Be Gone

On a plate, a single banana seems whimsical—yellow and sweet, contained in its own easy-to-open peel. It is a charming breakfast luxury as silly as …

Google: 4 out of 5 US homes have solar power potential

A five kilowatt rooftop solar installation now costs just $12,500 on average after tax credits, and pretty soon, installing one might soon be a matter of re-tiling your roof. Whether it's right for you, however, depends in large part on how much sun your house gets. That's where Google's Project …

The Fate of the Critic in the Clickbait Age

In 1992, when I moved to New York and began to write about classical music, every major city newspaper had at least one writer covering the field, sometimes several writers. I would see knots of critics at performances, gaggles of them at big premières. In the intervening years, the ranks of the …

Journalism

Wind Power Takes to the Seas

<b>The first U.S. offshore wind project is up and running. Is it a sign of things to come?</b><p>It was a brisk Sunday morning in October 2015, and Deepwater …

Flame retardant chemicals may affect social behavior in young children

Some chemicals added to furniture, electronics and numerous other goods to prevent fires may have unintended developmental consequences for young …

News Releases

PARRISH, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, today announced the …

This Tax Could Win Over Donald Trump While Helping the Environment

At a January press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked what President Donald Trump would do about climate change. Trump, he …

This Video Shows How 'Poverty is Sexist'

“None of us are equal, until all of us are equal.”<p>That’s the main message in a new video by ONE to draw attention to the sexism women in poverty face. While there’s a lot to fight for in our own lives (like anti-reproductive rights laws and sexual assault prevention to name a few), women around the …

A new paper finds China more unequal than France but less so than America

JUST as China’s GDP has converged towards America’s, levels of inequality have also been catching up. That is one of the conclusions of research* …