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Backpacking

The 9 Pieces of Gear Any Beginner Backpacker Needs

Buying your first backpacking setup can be cost prohibitive and overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.<p>This will likely be the first time you are completely in charge of carrying your means to clean water, food, and shelter on your back, and there is an entire industry dedicated to making that …

Backpacking

The Amazing Way GE Is Combining Big Data And Electrons To Create 'The Internet of Energy'

The global energy industry is facing disruption as it transitions from fossils to renewables (and occasionally back again). Its challenges include balancing growing demand in developing nations with the need for sustainability, and predicting the effect of extreme weather conditions on supply and …

Internet of Things

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

Renewable Energy

Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

It's National Plan For Vacation Day. So what are you waiting for?<p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign …

Air Travel

Recipe: An Iranian Omelette That’s Both Sweet and Savory

Iranians have a sweet tooth. My mother — who was born in Iran but immigrated after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 — doesn’t put sugar in her tea; she puts sugar cubes in her mouth and lets them melt on her tongue as she sips the hot, dark <i>chai</i>. Iranian desserts are literally drenched in sugar and …

Breakfast

5 amazing under-the-radar travel destinations to explore this year

Now that 2017 is well underway, this means that many people are trying their best to cling to their New Year’s resolutions.<p>And while certain …

National Parks

The helpful infographic every foodie needs to print and keep

Your dishes will be perfectly seasoned from now on<p>If you've ever been a little unsure about which herbs you can grow yourself, or which herbs, when …

Gardening

Oil companies are ignoring the huge threat from electric vehicles

It took me less than five seconds to squint and visually sift out the elevated hands.<p>Five adventuresome people, or about 2 percent of the audience acknowledged that they had taken a ride on a lithium horse.<p><i>"Isn't that a bit disconcerting?"</i> I asked. <i>"By now all of you in the room should be aware that</i> …

Electric Vehicles

7 Easy Veggie Chili Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Meat to Make It Hearty

Chili is one of those cozy dinners we make once a week come wintertime. We’re pretty much always craving a spicy, warm bowlful. Bonus: It’s one of …

Cooking

Tanzanian Inspired Mushroom Curry {Vegan}

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the onion, peppers, cardamom pods and cloves and saute for about 8 minutes until soft.<p>Stir in the garlic and …

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Prefab Homes

'Diamond-age' of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists …

Physics