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12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

How To Hack Your Electric Bill

You turn off the lights when you leave a room. You unplug small appliances when they aren't in use. You think you're being pretty smart about your energy consumption, yet every month your electric bill keeps creeping up. You shudder to think how high it could go in the summer months -- especially …

There’s a nostalgia-driven underground market for hip-hop’s favorite Girbaud jeans

Girbaud Shuttle jeans weren’t just big, they were huge. The baggy, strappy denim was a wardrobe staple across the US in the early 2000s, and since then largely relegated to fashion’s dustbin.<p>But in the last year and a half, Said Bsisso, a 24-year-old from San Francisco, has made a business of …

San Francisco Bay Area

Researchers say humans have “postponed” our next ice age by at least 50,000 years

Our love of fossil fuels may have pushed another ice age back by 50,000 years.<p>German researchers analyzed eight global ice ages over the past 800,000 years to come up with the factors that lead to a period of time when large parts of the world are covered with glaciers and ice. The study, published …

Earth Science

Peace, Love And Realness In A Hip-Hop History

The problem with an outsider trying to write about street culture — or any form of culture that hasn't yet been munched up and spat out in salable blobs by the behemoth of mass commercialization — is the whole voyeur thing. There's nothing more embarrassing than some bystander's yearning to be …

HugeDomains.com - StreetsMade.com is for sale (Streets Made)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Five Myths About New U.S. Climate Plan: What You May Not Know

The U.S. unveils the final version of its controversial Clean Power Plan, which calls for sweeping cuts in carbon emissions from power plants.<p><i>Updated at 2:44, August 3</i><p>Talk about complexity. The key plank of President Obama’s climate plan is hardly one-size-fits-all. Its targets vary by state, and …

What gives? Scientists try to predict generosity

Are human beings intrinsically selfish? Or are we only selfish when we take time to realize we can get away with it?<p>And what about willpower? How …

Psychology

Weed Delivery Service Will Fly Drugs To Customers Via Drone

Also, they accept Bitcoin<p>Trees is a Bay-area startup that combines the novelty of selling box kits with the functionality of California’s medical marijuana industry and the enduring gimmick of drone delivery. Watch their brief promo video, set to Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” below:<p>Prices for …

How toddlers learn to recognize a joke

Joking around and playing pretend can teach toddlers important life skills, new research reveals.<p>The study shows that children as young as 16 months …

Kids

Generation game: earliest evidence of reproduction in complex species found

A combination of fossils and sophisticated statistical techniques has allowed scientists to reconstruct how <i>Fractofusus</i> reproduced 565 million years ago<p>They looked like plants but were almost certainly animals; they drifted back and forth in in the deep ocean currents 565 million years ago; and by …

We judge based on character, not just payoff

Our impressions of other people’s characters can trump our assessments of how they might benefit us, new research suggests.<p>“When we learn and make …

Psychology

Heavy Loads Of Pollen May Shift Flight Plans Of The Bumblebee

Bumblebees are important pollinators of crops and wildflowers across the U.S., and they gather heavy loads of nectar and pollen from flowers. A study published Monday shows that the type of food they carry affects how they fly.<p>That's because they store nectar in a special pouch inside their …

Snail Venom Yields Potent Painkiller, But Delivering The Drug Is Tricky

Researchers are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration for new drugs. One example is Prialt. It's an incredibly powerful painkiller that people sometimes use when morphine no longer works. Prialt is based on a component in the venom of a marine snail.<p>Prialt hasn't become a widely used drug …

Bill Gates Explains Why He's Investing Another $1 Billion in Clean Energy

Bill Gates says he’s making a big bet on clean-energy technology because poor people will be the ones most affected by climate change even though it's not their fault. Gates has already invested roughly $1 billion of his personal fortune in companies that are working on clean energy, and he …

Intel puts new ultra-fast 3D memory into production

Faster, smaller memory flash memory is coming. Intel is announcing the 3D architecture they’ve developed in partnership with Micron is entering production, and will be in testing later this year.<p>The tech was first announced back in March (but had no branding; it’s now being called ‘3D XPoint), and …

Foldable Transparent Carport Protects and Shows Off Prized Vehicles

For those who want the protection of a garage but can't accommodate one, the GazeBox offers a fantastic solution. It's a foldable carport that's made with special anti-UV polycarbonate panels to guard against the elements like the sun, hail, and rain. But, that doesn't mean that a proud owner can't …