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The firms turning poo into profit

<b>Poo is not something most people like to talk about. Yet it's something we all produce a lot of.</b><p>In fact, on average each of us generates 135 to 180 litres of sewage a day - an estimate that includes the waste water from our baths, sinks and washing machines as well as faeces and urine.<p>Treating and …

Sustainability

Make the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes You've Ever Had with This Cooking Hack

That feeling when you’ve been doing mashed potatoes wrong this whole time.<p>This simple cooking hack will make your spuds the star of the Thanksgiving …

Poland exhumes president, wife killed in 2010 plane crash

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The bodies of former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his wife have been removed from their tomb in Krakow, the first of …

20 Things You've Been Doing Wrong in the Kitchen Your Entire Life

Are you scrambling eggs, making chocolate chip cookies, and measuring pasta the right way? It might not seem obvious, but there are plenty of basic things you could be doing the "wrong" way in the kitchen. There's somewhat of an art to cutting a lime, cooking chicken, mincing garlic, and roasting …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Physicists Just Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Wha?<p>It’s one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be …

'Go to hell!' A divided America struggles to heal after ugly election

(Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 30 that may be offensive to some readers)<p>A woman passes burning garbage during a demonstration in Oakland following the election of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Noah Berger<p>By Jason Szep<p>ELLSWORTH, Maine (Reuters) - “He lies,” huffed Janet Foster.<p>“And he’s a …

Hillary Clinton

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Court says dictator Marcos can be buried at heroes' cemetery

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos can be buried at a heroes' cemetery, …

80-Year-Old Model Crushes Stereotypes With His Runway Swagger

You're never too old to rock a catwalk.<p>High fashion runways don’t usually feature older models, let alone those with more than half a century in life experience. But this 80-year-old grandfather is proof designers have been making one BIG mistake.<p>Wang Deshun is an actor and artist from China with …

Fashion Week

A ‘Naked’ Black Hole Is Ripping Through The Universe At Over 1,200 Miles A Second

Black holes aren’t noted for their movement. They generally just sit there, sucking in matter, farting out Hawking particles, and annoying physicists by refusing to behave exactly the way they’re supposed to. But one black hole is really misbehaving, in the sense that it’s completely naked and …

Why Your First Impression Matters | The Art of Manliness

You meet a woman at a party and think you have a good conversation. But when you later send her a text, she doesn’t respond.<p>You go into a job …

Self-improvement

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Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

A Japanese woman passed gas during laser surgery. She was badly burned.

By Travis M. Andrews<p>, Staff writer<p>Ninety-nine percent of the colorless, but certainly not odorless, gas released when one “passes gas” is a combination of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and methane.<p>The last 1 percent is made by bacteria from your intestines, which is what causes the …

San Francisco

Rescuers try to find 15 still trapped by mine blast in China

BEIJING (AP) — Hundreds of rescuers were struggling Tuesday to find 15 coal miners still trapped a day after a gas explosion killed 18 of their …

Hung Up

Madrid poised to restrict cars in city centre amid air pollution fears

With high nitrogen dioxide levels in Spanish capital, council is on verge of halving number of cars allowed in<p>Madrid’s city council is on the verge of temporarily slashing the number of cars allowed into the city centre by half as the Spanish capital struggles with high levels of air pollution.<p>With …

Pollution

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Physicists created a new quantum theorem for entropy, and included is a possible exception.<p>The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that entropy in the universe must always increase. It's an immutable law of physics, and it's the reason you can't get free energy or perpetual motion machines. But a …

I tried Kroger's new grocery service, and I'm never buying food the old way again

Earlier this week I tried Kroger's ClickList, which lets you order groceries online and then pick them up at a store where employees load everything into your car.<p>The service — known in the industry as click-and-collect — has been popular for years in the UK, but it has just started taking off in …

Kroger

Science Fiction and Science Fact Inspiration!

Turning away from politics for a while...<i> (everyone, wipe your feet and shower first... now, have a tall drink and settle in for something</i> …

Science Fiction

Tokyo: ‘Your Name’ Success Redraws Road Map for Anime Tourism

Japan’s biggest box office hit this year at $150 million and counting, Makoto Shinkai’s animation “Your Name,” has sparked a tourism bonanza for some …

Spooky Science: What Happens if the Earth Stops Orbiting the Sun?

We take a lot of things for granted on our Third Rock from the Sun. We assume that what goes up must come down, that the Earth’s rotation will …

Greenhouse Gases Could Trap California in Drought

A scary forecast draws on data about ancient dry spells.<p>Even with the stringent water-conservation measures imposed by Gov. Jerry Brown's …

Climate Change

Pluto Is Emitting X-Rays, and That's Really Weird

Something very strange is going on around Pluto. The icy world that sits some 3.6 billion miles from the sun appears to be emitting x-rays—high …

This is what a comet disintegrating in space looks like

A comet 67 million miles from Earth broke apart as it flew toward the sun and the Hubble Space Telescope snapped some beautiful images of the cosmic …

What travel taught me that my Ivy League education didn’t

As the first in my family to attend an Ivy League school, I used to praise my university any chance I could. I shrugged off any casual comment about …

Ivy League

What to eat in pregnancy: the new rules according to the experts

No sooner does a woman break the news that she is pregnant than she is bombarded with a list of things she must eat or avoid, from alcohol to sushi, blue cheese to Parma ham. The advice is ever changing and still controversial. But what’s becoming clear is just how crucial a woman’s diet is to her …

12 things to ask for when you check into your hotel room

Henry Blodget

Africa stargazers glimpse 'ring of fire' during annular solar eclipse

Near-perfect alignment of the Earth, moon and sun enjoyed by viewers in a narrow band stretching across central Africa<p>Stargazers in south and central Africa were treated to a spectacular solar eclipse on Thursday with the moon moving across the sun to form a “ring of fire”.<p>At the eclipse’s peak, …