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5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

Key habits you can incorporate into your life and career.<p>Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These …

Solar cell generates power from raindrops

Rain is normally a solar energy cell's worst nightmare, but a team of Chinese scientists could make it a tremendous ally. They've developed a solar cell with an atom-thick graphene layer that harvests energy from raindrops, making it useful even on the gloomiest days. Water actually sticks to the …

Future skylines: 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition - CNN Style

Written by Zahra Jamshed, CNN<p>Rain-making buildings and a bee hive-like tower covered in buzzing drones -- these are the structures that could shape the skylines of the future.<p>Both concepts were submitted to the annual eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which invites young architects and designers from …

Woman launches frenzied attack on car in Salisbury

A video emerged today of a woman launching a frenzied attack on a car before the vehicle is driven off with her desperately clutching on to the roof.<p>The brunette, wearing a buttoned blue shirt and black trousers, is seen sitting on the roof of the 22-year-old red Peugeot 106 XT before reaching …

The most dangerous volcanoes on Earth

Volcanic activity is a harsh reminder that the world we live in is ever-changing and destructive. Volcanoes are mountains that open downward into a pool of molten rock below earth's surface. When pressure builds, eruptions and disaster occur.<p>As National Geographic explains, a large eruption can be …

The largest continent on Earth is running out of fresh water

In terms landmass and population, Asia dominates the rest of the globe.<p>But at least 1 billion of the continent's estimated 4.4 billion people could be facing extreme fresh water shortages in the near future, according to a study released by MIT researchers in the journal PLOS One.<p>If current trends …

5 Ways To Stay Motivated When It Seems Like You’re Not Getting Anywhere

One of the most challenging parts of being productive and successful all comes down to finding ways to stay motivated. If you are someone who easily …

Why I Don't Buy Organic, And Why You Might Not Want To Either

I don’t buy organic foods. In fact I specifically avoid doing so. It’s not my place to tell anyone else what to do, but I’d like to lay out three, seriously considered factors that have shaped my personal stance on organic:<p><b>Informed confidence</b> that we are safe buying “conventional” foods<br>• Recognizing …

Agriculture

How To Get Good Grades While Studying Less

Making love can be simultaneously the most pleasurable and the most stressful experience that we share with another human being. It is a natural …

Exercise

Bangkok’s best street food: a guide to dishes and districts

Bangkok holidays,Food and drink,Thailand holidays,Asia,Travel,Thai food and drink,Food & drink,Street food<p>Food blogger Chawadee Nualkhair tracks down the Thai capital’s best street food cooks in five neighbourhoods – and joins devoted regulars for superb satay, noodles, chicken rice and more<p>The …

Thailand

Inside Fukushima: Eerie nuclear ghost towns 5yrs after tsunami disaster (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Photographs from inside the less radioactive zones, where decontamination work is being carried out by 20,000 workers, demonstrate the colossal scale …

Researchers have a radical plan to freeze rising sea water and transport it to Antarctica

A new study investigates one radical solution: 'geoengineering,' or reshaping the planet in a substantial way. In this case, by enlarging Antarctica's continental glacier via pumping ocean water onto the ice surface.<p>If it works, and the ice sheet grows thicker, it could sequester huge volumes of …

Climate Change

Ocean Energy - Shetland Tidal Array turbine now in operation

The turbine delivered power to the Shetland grid following a successful winter of operations and testing. Shetland Tidal Array is a joint enterprise …

Climate change could bring venomous snakes slithering to Canada: study

Forget about spiders or ticks, Canada could be seeing some new creepy-crawlies making their way up north.<p>New research suggests that climate change is …

Ecaudor's Tungurahua volcano erupts in fiery explosions

Ecaudor's Tungurahua volcano erupts in fiery explosions<p>Up Next<p>See Gallery<p>Discover More Like This<p>Tungurahua, one of Ecuador's 84 volcanos, began a fiery multi-day eruption around February 27th. It has spewed ash more than 20,000 feet in the air and has exploded at least 70 times, according to …

AOL

Hidden cellphones in the rainforest are exposing illegal logging practices

It's startling, but Topher White might have a partial solution.<p>White is the CEO of Rainforest Connection, a startup that collects old smartphones, retrofits them with solar panels, sticks them high in the forest canopy, and uses them as invisible warning devices to pick up whenever a chainsaw …

Bacon vs. Lettuce: What's Better for the Earth?

The idea that producing lettuce leads to more greenhouse gases emitted than bacon receives a harsh rebuke. Continue reading →

Lettuce

Haiti earthquake: $13.5 billion in donations, but is any of it working?

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, caused widespread devastation and posed even bigger challenges to the already poverty-stricken Caribbean nation.<p>Six years later, despite an initial outpouring of humanitarian assistance and $13.5 billion …

Global warming increases rain in world's driest areas

Global warming will increase rainfall in some of the world's driest areas over land, with not only the wet getting wetter but the dry getting wetter …

2 reasons China's looming demographic problem might not be as bad as people think

China has a looming demographics issue.<p>It has one of the most rapidly aging populations in the world, partially due to the one-child policy introduced in the late 1970s, and is now gearing up for a shrinking working-age population.<p>Many economists have been worried about what this will mean for the …

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Gender should not be a factor in education.<p>Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save</i> …

Central African Republic

Escaped tiger stuns motorists stuck in Qatar traffic jam

Rush hour commuters in Qatar were left startled by the sight of an escaped tiger falling out of a truck<p>If you thought your commute was bad, spare a thought for these rush hour commuters in Qatar who were confronted by an escaped tiger.<p>The big cat was filmed running in between vehicles in the …

6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes southwest of Samoa

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the Samoa islands, Geoscience Australia and the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported, adding that the …

Leicester City fans are causing earthquakes with their celebrations, according to new research

Leicester City have been sending metaphorical shockwaves throughout football for some time now.<p>But new research has revealed the Foxes miraculous season is sending very real, literal tremors through the earth's core.<p>A recent scientific study has shown Leicester City fans at the King Power stadium …

Can you outrun a supervolcano? Maybe, study finds

Can you outrun a supervolcano? New evidence from an ancient eruption suggests the answer is a surprising yes.<p>"I wouldn't recommend anyone try to outrun a volcano, but there's a few of us that could," said Greg Valentine, a volcanologist at the University at Buffalo in New York.<p>By analyzing rocks …

World’s first farm to grow food and fuel in the desert opens in Abu Dhabi

The world’s first research facility to grow both food and fuel just opened in the United Arab Emirates. Located on a 2-hectare site in Abu Dhabi, the …

Abu Dhabi

Fukushima tsunami five years on: Futaba pictures inside the exclusion zone - Telegraph