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Urban farming in a freight container

Boston agritech startup FreightFarms buys old shipping containers and turns them into hydroponic farms. It's a nifty way to grow fresh greens right …

Aquaponics

Climate experts urge leading scientists' association: reject Exxon sponsorship

James Hansen, Michael Mann and Kerry Emanuel among more than 100 researchers voicing concern over firm’s ‘complicity in climate denial’<p>Leading researchers have called on the world’s largest association of Earth and space scientists to reject sponsorship from ExxonMobil, because of the oil company’s …

Climate

Library Book PDF

<b>IEC 60027-3 Ed. 3.0 B:2002, Letter Symbols To Be Used In Electrical Technology - Part 3: Logarithmic And Related Quantities, And Their Units</b><br>File …

Zika virus: Brazilian scientists decipher its genome, agency says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Brazilian scientists in Rio de Janeiro have obtained the genome sequence of the Zika virus and found the disease is indeed related to the incidence of microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads and impaired cognition, that country's official news agency said Saturday.<p>The …

Public Health

Get a Whiff of This: Man Hasn't Showered in 12 Years

It's a staple of the modern morning routine: Wake up, hop in the shower, lather with soap.<p>But is that morning scrub-a-dub really necessary?<p>One man …

Microbiology

These brilliant scientists each won $3 million for discovering a way to turn brain cells on or off using light

Two of the scientists honored at this year's awards were Ed Boyden of MIT and Karl Deisseroth of Stanford, who pioneered a technique for turning brain cells on or off using pulses of light.<p>A total of $22 million was awarded during a gala on Sunday night hosted by TV producer Seth MacFarlane, with a …

Innovation

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Apps

Royal Jelly Isn't What Makes a Queen Bee a Queen Bee

For decades, scientists thought an excess of something special, a substance called royal jelly, elevated a regular honey bee larva to a queen. New …

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.<p>In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.<p>There is no space left …

Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill

One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine.<p>The unanimous vote by more than 100 farmers in Shiprock, New Mexico, was heart-wrenching and guarantees …

These non-air conditioned ways of keeping cool could make a huge difference with climate change

The modern phenomenon of air conditioning is something people in much of the developed world have become accustomed to. Now in China, India, Brazil and other developing countries people who have never had A/C are beginning to jump on the cool-air bandwagon.<p>The 19th and 20th century emergence of …

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