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A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.<p>From the street, Michael Mobbs's inner Sydney terrace house looks like any other. But 20 years ago, Michael and his wife transformed their Chippendale home into an experiment in sustainable living: solar …

The brain becomes 'unified' when hallucinating on LSD

This is what the human brain looks like when it is under the influence of LSD, researchers at Imperial College London have revealed.<p>In a study, …

5 Habits to Steal From Warren Buffett

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>When the Oracle of Omaha talks, people make pilgrimages. In fact, thousands of Berkshire Hathaway …

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Health

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Stephen Hawking

Bones found in South African cave are <i>Homo naledi</i>, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find<p>A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human …

Southern Africa

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Apple Watch pocket watch is modern old-timeyness at its best

Steve Jobs famously restricted his own kids' iPad time, so he might also have approved of limiting direct skin contact with Apple's first wearable by taking the Apple Watch off the strap and putting it on a chain in one's pocket instead.<p>Leave it to fashion king Tom Ford to create an Apple Watch …

Apple Watch

10 Foregone Conclusions for the 2015 NFL Season

Between now and the opener on Thursday, Sept. 10, you're going to see a lot of bold predictions regarding the 2015 NFL season. Most will be wildly off base, but that's what makes them bold, and rather fun to read and react to.<p>But it's a lot easier to look smart if you predict the seemingly …

NFL

Pot death: Teen leaps 4 stories after eating marijuana cookie

A teenager in Colorado died after consuming an entire marijuana cookie that contained 6 servings of marijuana's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), according to a new report.<p>The 19-year-old man had received a marijuana cookie from his friend, a 23-year-old who bought the product from a …

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

This 32-year-old quit his job to spend over 6 months walking from the Netherlands to New York City

"For many years I've thought about going for a long-distance walk," Ulrich, 32, says. "I'm not sure how that came to mind, but walking gives a sense of freedom, and the challenge is, to me, quite appealing.<p>"Two years ago, in April 2013, I flew to New York to visit a friend, go to a music festival …

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

The 10 Best Heist Films Since 2000

Ant-Man gives the crime picture a superhero overhaul, but these movies do it better.<p>There are mechanized villains and mind-controlled insects battling to the death in <i>Ant-Man</i>, but its a disguise. The latest Marvel movie is a blueprint-designed heist movie. Paul Rudd's shrinking thief orchestrates a …

20 striking photos of international borders from around the world

While some boundaries simply consist of markings on a road, in areas of political turmoil borders are marked by high fences and heavily guarded gates.<p>From the USA-Canada border, which spans over 5,000 miles, to satellite images that capture the brightly lit border of India and Pakistan at night, …

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many …

The Science Of Race, Revisited

There's no doubt that different groups of people can look very different from one another. But to contemporary anthropologists and sociologists, the notion that there are distinct "races" of human beings, each with its own specific attributes, doesn't make much sense.<p><i>Dr. Marcus Feldman</i><p>The same goes …

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

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The Long, Strange Trip Continues with New VW Camper Bus

That hippie-era icon of slow and hazy motoring freedom, the VW camper, may be only a fading memory here, but the camper-ized Volkswagen van lives on in Europe. There, the latest iteration of the concept has just been introduced.<p>Today called the California—fittingly named after the state that so …

Mom’s Diet During Pregnancy Can Affect Child’s Lifetime Cancer Risk

In a new report published in the journal <i>Genome Biology</i>, researchers combed the genome to find regions that are particularly vulnerable to outside …

Student Says His Is Too Smart For First Grade The Principals Response Is Hilarious

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown

CHICAGO (AP) — A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second …

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Solar Panels