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Facebook fights fake news with a trio of tweaks to trending topics

The problem of fake news has been around for a little while -- particularly on Facebook -- but it's something that has been thrown into the spotlight …

The fight against fake news is putting librarians on the front line – and they say they’re ready

As fake news and complex immigration orders have inundated the public sphere, libraries are opening their doors and fact-checking skills to people of …

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom.<p>Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can't determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach …

Teaching
Lego

The Teen Sneaker Dealer to the Rich and Famous

Internet

Update on vision care for kids going back to school

Kids will soon be trading in outdoor time for increased screen time and that means all eyes on the digital devices and computers.

Environmentalism
Pollution

California Becomes First State to Officially Ban Plastic Bags

The next time you step up to the check out line, take note of how many plastic bags you're using. Now do a little multiplication and you will get a sense of just how many single-use plastic bags are used each year. With one plastic bag taking 1,000 years to fully degrade and Americans tossing out …

Pollution

5 Artists Turning the Ocean’s Plastic Waste into Stunningly Beautiful Designs

Each year, millions of tons of plastic get diverted, intentionally or accidentally, into the world’s oceans. This has been going on for decades and …

Activism

Adidas is making a million pairs of its much-anticipated sneakers created from recycled ocean plastic

For more than a year, Adidas has been teasing the release of a shoe made almost entirely from discarded plastic fished out of the oceans. It revealed its first prototype of the sustainable sneaker, created in collaboration with environmental organization Parley for the Oceans, in June 2015. …

Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

These Entrepreneurs Hope to Use Garbage to Change the Way America Grows its Food

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The U.S. has a ginormous, mind-boggling food waste problem. One team of entrepreneurs, investors and infrastructure builders are trying to use some of that garbage to grow more fruits and vegetables.<p>Consumers, businesses and farmers spend …

Farming

Arctic farming: Town defies icy conditions with hydroponics - Lifestyle

The landscape is virtually treeless around a coastal hub town above Alaska's Arctic Circle, where even summer temperatures are too cold for boreal …

Aquaponics

Tips for growing squash

<b>Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the</b> …

Weed Wisdom: What 10 Common Weeds Are Trying to Tell You

Listen up! Your weeds are trying to tell you something.<p>Like all varieties of plants, individual weeds thrive in particular conditions. Some like it …

Why Do People Believe Bottled Water Is Better?

<i>Why do people believe that bottled water is better than tap water? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tirumalai Kamala, immunologist, Ph.D. Mycobacteriology, on Quora:</b><p>People may or may not have …

Snorkeling

Healthier Drinking - Bottled Water Finally Upsetting Soda In National Popularity Contest

It appears that Americans are finally getting on board with healthier drinking. In the latest studies, bottled water is looking to overtake soft drink beverages for the first time in a long time.<p>According to a Beverage Marketing report, the consumption of bottled water increased by an astounding …

Water

This is What Happens to Your Plastic Bottle

We talk a lot about reducing food waste in the kitchen and plastic waste at lunch: Cook with scraps; pack your salads in jars instead of buying something premade and clamshelled—you know the drill.<p>But what about the bottles of juices, the endless iced coffees, the filtered waters from high up in …

This Waterproof Jacket Is Made Using 21 Discarded Water Bottles

According to One Green Planet, Americans use 1,500 plastic water bottles every second. Yes, in the time it takes to read this sentence, Americans …

Sustainability

'It’s sort of unbelievable': A reusable water bottle that won over Starbucks' CEO could reach $100 million in sales this year

If you haven't, you're bound to see one soon. The company is growing rapidly and is now sold everywhere from mom-and-pop shops to nationwide retailers like Nordstrom and Target to Starbucks stores around the world.<p>Last year, S'well — the brainchild of CEO Sarah Kauss (No. 49 on the BI 100: The …

Fair Trade

This tiny device for your water bottle will make sure you drink enough water

The Institute of Medicine recommends that men over 18 drink 3.7 liters of water per day and women drink 2.7. But many of us don't drink even close to that much — which is where the Ulla comes in.<p>The walnut-sized device comes with a strap that can be placed around a cup, glass, or water bottle to …

Alcohol

This Incredible Garden in a Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in 44 Years

Yet it's still somehow thriving.<p>Back in 1960, a man named David Latimer started an experiment. He placed some compost and a quarter pint of water in a 10-gallon glass bottle. Then, he added a spiderwort sprout at the bottom with the help of wires. He opened it back up twelve years later to add a …

Revealed! Alarming Facts about Teens Sugar Intake

Print & Share:<p>Article by<p>Teens require additional nutrients because they are going through an intensive growth and maturation period. Iron and calcium …

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This map by NASA shows the drastic amount of ice that’s disappeared from the Arctic

Climate change has led to drastic changes around the globe. Perennial Arctic ice, ice that survives the summer melt, has been drastic reducing in size. This map from NASA shows just how much it has changed over more than two decades.<p><i>Video courtesy of NASA.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Global Warming