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India To U.S.: Cut Back On Your Consumption!

Climate negotiators in Paris are wrangling over "country commitments," "caps" and "cuts" in greenhouse gases.<p>Some environmentalists, however, argue that the most important "c" word is missing: consumption. In India, they say little will change unless fossil-fuel-reliant rich countries moderate how …

Fossil Fuels

Europe's most popular source of 'renewable' energy is worse for the planet than coal

We're not talking about wind, solar, or hydroelectric power here. The biggest renewable in Europe is wood pellets.<p>Burning wood — technically labeled a "renewable" resource since more trees can be replanted and they'll absorb carbon from the air — is the European Union's largest source of …

The Flavor Connection [Interactive]

Julia Child famously said that fat carries flavor, but perhaps instead we should give thanks to 4-methylpentanoic acid. Unique combinations of such …

Here are 25 things that science says can make you happier

Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Image: Shutterstock/Maridav<p>Porsche's Tesla rival will be called the Taycan — here's what we know about the car<br>• Dean …

Happiness

If you want happy workers, stop treating them like children

Recently, there’s been something of a happiness backlash against America’s obsession with feeling happy at work. That’s because some companies have been going about it in the wrong way, working on short-term solutions that tend to treat employees more like children than adults who add real value to …

Who Is To Blame For California’s Drought?

Not who you think.<p>With the worst drought in California history raging on, and Gov. Jerry Brown ordering the state to cut its water usage by 25%, the inevitable question arises: Who’s at fault? Who’s sucking the state’s severely limited water supply dry?<p><i>The New York Times</i> breaks down how much water …

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents can now generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the …

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil a new kind of battery to power your home

The eccentric CEO said the product will be ready for production in a matter of months<p>Tesla didn't ship nearly as many cars this quarter as it had projected, but CEO Elon Musk remained upbeat during today's earnings call as he let some details slip about a brand new product. According to Musk, the …

Behind The Scenes of The 'Bitch in Business' Video | Inc.com

The producers behind a video sweeping the internet this week said their inspiration for the viral hit came from the desire to start a new conversation about workplace equality.<p>"The intention was initially to create this video for the Columbia Business School community," says co-director Irina …

Emma Watson

These Green Roofs Are More Than Just A Garden, They’re Also A Power Plant

Green roofs produce food, cool buildings, and add a dash of color to the skyline. In the future, could they also generate electricity?<p>That’s the vision of Marjolein Helder and her Dutch startup Plant-e. Helder has developed a modular system that generates power from submerged plant roots. …

91% of residential solar panels face the wrong way at peak hours

Does your roof face south?<p>That's one of the first questions you'll be asked if you're considering installing solar panels on your home.<p>For good …

Beautiful Health Center for Poverty-Stricken Sudanese Refugees Cooled With Iranian Ventilation Technique

Nothing moves us more than a design with heart. Italian architecture studio TAMassociati has just been awarded the coveted Zumtobel Group Award 2014 …

Health Care

Flotspotting: Freddie Paul's Beer Tree

For most of us consumers, beer is something we buy in bottles and cans, its creation process something of a mystery; we have a vague notion of grains …

World's First Kinetic Energy-Powered Football Stadium Opens in Rio de Janeiro

It’s a strange partnership, but Brazilian football legend Pelé and Shell Oil have teamed up to launch the world’s first player-powered community …

The Awesome Reason You'll Never See a UPS Truck Take a Left Turn in the U.S.

Email and text messages may have replaced snail mail, but there are some things that you just can’t send electronically. While the Internet may have …

Post-it Brand Digitizes Collaboration With Innovative New Post-it® Plus App

I’m a chronic list-maker and a Post-it® Note junky. Just ask my monitor, who wears a necklace of colorful Post-it Notes with reminders, to-do items, …

The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …