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How Millennials Will Save The World, Part I

I’m not kidding, or being sarcastic. And I hope I’m right, because the world needs saving, and I’m positive the boomers won’t do it, and pretty sure the gen-Xers aren’t up to the challenge, either.<p>I know that many people over 35 still think of the folks on the younger side of that divide as lazy, …

Demographics

Gabriel Garcia Marquez had Fidel Castro read his books to catch errors before publication

There are a lot of great opening lines in literature. But this one by the late Gabriel Garcia-Marquez is among the best: "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice."<p>That's the way he …

Cuba

HISTORIC BREAKTHROUGH: 'Evidence of life on Mars' found in NASA image, say scientists

Scientists have reviewed images taken by the Spirit rover nearly a decade ago, and have concluded that NASA may have previously overlooked evidence …

From black bags to green gas: how rubbish could heat our homes

It is one of the biggest energy policy challenges facing the UK: how can we heat our homes without burning natural gas? The fossil fuel currently provides 85pc of our domestic heating needs - yet if we are to meet climate change targets we must drastically curtail its use within a few …

Why Latin America and China Are Beating the U.S. in Renewable Energy

Wind and solar energy have come a long way in the last decade and are now competitive with fossil fuels in a large percentage of the world. An analysis by investment bank <b>Lazard</b> estimates that as of last fall, the cost to build an industry-leading solar plant ($50 to $60 per MWh) or wind farm ($32 …

Trump’s Proposals Won’t Help The White Working Class — Or The Urban Poor

<i>This is</i> <i>In Real Terms</i><i>, a weekly column analyzing the latest economic news. Comments? Criticisms? Ideas for future columns?</i> <i>Email me,</i> <i>or drop a note in</i> …

Donald Trump

There's still some hope for the environment under a Trump presidency

The climate stakes of Tuesday night are so huge as to be almost unfathomable. Hundreds of years, dozens of generations. We can't get around that fact. The future of humanity—and all the species we share this planet with—is much more murky now than it was 24 hours ago. That's not an exaggeration; …

Climate

Psychology explains how Trump won by making white men feel like victims

Basic anxieties often overwhelm rationality. As leftists and many members of the establishment Republican base reel in the wake of the US election results, an explanation through the lens of threat psychology may be useful.<p>Simply put, Donald Trump’s campaign appealed to the needs of working-class …

Psychology

Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, funding Nasa and the climate change 'hoax'

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump was criticised …

US election: The German comparing Trump's campaign to Hitler's

<b>A man who compared the Donald Trump campaign to Adolf Hitler's in the 1930s says he is glad to have started "one of the more civilised discussions" on the US presidential debate.</b><p>The tweeter, who says his name is Johan Franklin, posted a note to Americans on Friday from "the people of Germany" …

Donald Trump

New Study Finds Zero-Emission Cars will Slash Healthcare and Environmental Spending

A study released this month by the American Lung Association finds that, while a gallon of regular gas now averages around $2.22 nationwide, that …

Fossil Fuels

Paul Ryan attacked Bernie Sanders. It backfired spectacularly.

A specter is haunting Speaker Paul Ryan — the specter of Bernie Sanders controlling the Senate budget committee.<p>Speaking at an event with College Republicans in Wisconsin earlier this week, Ryan warned that letting the Senate slip back into Democratic hands might give Vermont’s democratic socialist …

Middle-class

Is the internet killing our brains?

The web gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory, and our attention spans?<p>Throughout history, people have always worried about new technologies. The fear that the human brain cannot cope with the onslaught of information made possible by the latest …

The Brain

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

Agriculture

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Farming

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

Time Management

These 4 States Are Doing Something Truly Revolutionary With Food

The mind-boggling amount of food Americans throw away is the kind of problem that seems ripe for nationwide reform. But while federal legislation lingers in Congress, some states have found promising ways to keep edible items out of the trash.<p>As much as 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. …

Sustainability

Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars?

By Jordyn Cormier<p>Cars are often used as the golden standard of environmental destruction. We know that our driving is hurtful to the environment. …

Agriculture

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Forestry

Erdogan reasserts control as Turkey coup bid falters

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan battled to regain control over Turkey on Saturday after a coup bid by discontented soldiers, as signs grew that the most serious challenge to his 13 years of dominant rule was faltering.<p>After hours of chaos and violence unseen in decades, Erdogan ended uncertainty …

South Asia

‘Star Wars’ and the Fantasy of American Violence

FOR a long time after I came home from the war, fireworks made me jumpy. They sounded like what they are, shrieking rockets and exploding gunpowder, and every Fourth of July set off Alert Level Yellow. I’d crack another beer and try to laugh it off even as the friends I was with turned into ghosts …

Middle East

Scientists Accidentally Created Nanorods That Harvest Water From The Air

This is so cool.<p>Incredible scientific discoveries happen all the time when researchers haven't been looking for them, and new nanorods that harvest …

Engineering

This Switch Could Finally Change The Conversation On Climate Change

<b>MUNICH</b> — "I just poured myself a coffee," says veteran environmentalist George Marshall. "The electricity I used to make that coffee pollutes the …

Earth, Mars, and the Sun Are Aligning This Weekend to Put on a Beautiful Show

And the moon even has a trick up its sleeve, too.<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a place with a clear sky this weekend, grab your binoculars, because there's going to be a lot to watch this weekend.<p>The Associated Press reports that on Sunday morning, Earth, Mars, and the Sun will be perfectly …

Best Hip Hop Albums Of The Millennium (2000-2015)

What’s the haps my good people?! You’ve seen my lists of best southern albums, west coast albums, mid-west albums, disappointing albums, and even …

Rap & Hip-Hop

21 Things That Will Make Sense To Writers

"How's the book going?"

A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …