Emily McGivney

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Cost plunges for capturing carbon dioxide from the air

Pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and using it to make synthetic fuel seems like the ultimate solution to climate change: Instead of adding …

Carbon Dioxide

This House Can Be 3D-Printed For $4,000

New Story, a company that builds housing in the developing world, has a new invention: a massive 3D printer that will soon be able to extrude an entire four-room house in less than a day.<p>In rural El Salvador, a family living on $1.90 a day might live in a makeshift house with dirt floors, thin …

Ireland votes by landslide to legalise abortion

Ireland has voted by a landslide to repeal its near-total ban on abortion, an extraordinary victory for women’s rights that seals the country’s transformation from bastion of religious conservatism to one of Europe’s most tolerant democracies.<p>Nearly two in three Irish voters opted to repeal the …

Northern Ireland

Economist predicts nasty Canadian recession in 2020

<i>A roundup of what The Globe and Mail’s market strategist Scott Barlow is reading today on the Web</i><p>Macquarie’s David Doyle has been among the more pessimistic economists where Canada’s outlook is concerned.<p>In a research report released Thursday, Mr. Doyle argued that the economy’s current dependence …

Business (Canada)

A beginner's guide to plastic-free living

<b>Focus on these three areas of your life to see the biggest returns.</b><p>My friend and I were standing in a crowded local pub last weekend, waiting for a …

Coconut

Plant-Based ‘Meat’ and ‘Fish’ May Be the Future. But How Do They Taste?

Starting today, White Castle will serve the vegan Impossible Burger in 140 locations. Cookbook author Alison Roman tried it out, along with ‘shrimp’ made from fungi, ‘salmon’ made from algae and more<p>By<p>Alison Roman<p>When I was in high school, I made the bold and noble choice to become a vegetarian for …

Wall Street

How Seniors Joined the Cannabis Craze

On a sunny afternoon last August, a dozen women from Balfour Senior Living, in Louisville, Colorado, boarded a bus for a field trip to a marijuana dispensary. One used a walker, one was hooked up to an oxygen tank, and another wore a linen suit and jewelry. All were told to wear hats while walking …

Cannabis

The End of the Joint As We Know It

Willie Nelson may be a legendary country musician, but he is first and foremost the world’s most famous joint ambassador. Legend has it that he once …

Cannabis

Why Saudi Arabia is trying to launch an utterly massive new solar project

Softbank and Saudi Arabia have reached an agreement to launch a massive solar power project, one that if completed would signal a dramatic ramping up of the renewable energy industry in one of the world’s most suitable spots for solar power.<p>But several analysts cautioned the agreement between the …

Renewable Energy

According to the Experts, This Is How to Lose That Extra Weight and Keep It Off For Good

As the Summer months approach and it's time to shed those cozy layers, many of us feel a renewed incentive to lose body fat before it's time to debut our beach bodies. Although there's never a wrong time to trim body fat, it's crucial to always make sure we're doing so in a healthy manner. Rather …

Saudi Arabia Is Investing $200 Billion in Solar Energy

The country wants to get 10% of its energy from renewables by 2023.<p>There’s a lot of oil in Saudi Arabia, but there’s also a lot of sunshine, and as …

Renewable Energy

Teen serial inventor returns with pollution filter to clear city skies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Angad Daryani. Remember the name.<p>The 19-year-old from Mumbai has already gained a reputation. He left school in the ninth grade and then self-educated while working with MIT Media Lab until the age of 17. Daryani has launched multiple startups and social initiatives, and collaborated on a …

Santorum: Instead of calling for gun laws, kids should take CPR classes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> CNN commentator and former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested students protesting for gun control legislation would be better served by taking CPR classes and preparing for active shooter scenarios.<p>"How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve …

Guns

15 True, Astonishing Facts That'll Make You Feel A Little Uneasy

Your bones are wet.

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Weight Loss

Device provides years of power through temperature swings

Eventually, you might not need a battery or a conspicuous external power source to keep a device running for years on end. A team at MIT has created a device that produces energy by exploiting the temperature swings that occur between day and night. Known as a thermal resonator, it uses a hybrid of …

Clean Energy

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Blockchain

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Blockchain

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.<p>Last-minute negotiations crumbled as …

Mitch McConnell

Vermont Defies Jeff Sessions By Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched his long-awaited crackdown on recreational marijuana yesterday, but that didn't stop Vermont lawmakers from …

Forget Bitcoins; invest in green renewable energy with WePower tokens

<b>They are a new way to raise money and build green power.</b><p>In the middle of the Bitcoin speculative orgy that is happening right now, it's important not …

The FCC just repealed net neutrality. What happens next?

The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.<p>The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to …

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should | Inc.com

With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these commitments are shelved or forgotten altogether soon after we ring in that very same New Year.<p><i>"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into</i> …

Time I

Bitcoin Storms Wall Street

Bitcoin traders have no time to pop the champagne anymore.<p>The crypto-rocket shot past $11,000 last week just hours after eclipsing $10,000, which …

Canada weed stocks come off high as challenges loom before legalization | News Home | Reuters

TORONTO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Canada’s marijuana stocks, which have surrendered some of the potent gains that pushed them to record highs this month, face a bumpy ride in 2018 that could purge smaller players, as the country moves to allow recreational use of cannabis in July.<p>FILE PHOTO: Master …

7 Must-Do Morning Routine Hacks

Stack the odds in your favor every morning with these tricks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are many great demands on you. The market is always evolving, the competition is always growing, there's price erosion and, of course, you have to keep …

The 2 Truths That Reveal Why We Don't Accomplish Our Goals (And Ultimately Accept Failure) | Inc.com

Growing up, failure wasn't allowed in my household.<p>I remember being twelve years old, barely a step into middle school, when I caught the flu the morning of a jump rope fundraiser. My father walked into my bedroom, saw me still under the covers and said, "You're not awake yet?"<p>I had committed to …

Middle School