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In Pictures: Trash piles up in the US as China closes door to recycling | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP

For months, a major recycling facility for the greater Baltimore-Washington area has been facing a big problem: it has to pay to get rid of huge …

Sustainability

17 great sources of protein that you probably didn't know about

1/<p>Seaweed<p>Shutterstock<p>Seaweed is an often overlooked source of protein with two to nine grams per cup (it varies amongst varieties of seaweed). …

Healthy Eating

The Gut-Brain Connection: How it Works and The Role of Nutrition

The gut-brain axis is a term for the communication network that connects your gut and brain (1, 2, 3).<p>These two organs are connected both physically …

Wellness

Foods & Fluids That Fight Water Retention: 9 Tips to Help Combat Bloating

The dreaded bloat: It's something we do <i>not</i> look forward to getting when we approach Shark Week. Not only do we feel like we're suddenly 15 pounds …

Nutrition

The 7 Best Open-Source Software to Download in 2018

Track time, recover lost data, burn disks and more<p>Updated June 12, 2018<p>Computers are part of our daily lives: From households to offices, and from …

Software

14 Foods You Can Eat As Much of As You Want

<i>This story originally appeared on ThisIsInsider.com.</i><p>While there's no such thing as a zero-calorie food, there are foods you can enjoy freely without …

Nutrition

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Imperial College London

A Bill Gates-backed firm just found a cheap way to make diesel from thin air

Carbon Engineering has used direct air capture to make fuel for $500 per tonne cheaper than before<p>Rather than pumping oil straight from the ground, …

Carbon Dioxide

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The …

Healthy Gorilla Poop Study Raises Stink About Unhealthy Human Bowels

Our ape relatives have us beat in fiber.<p>Trillions of symbiotic microbial cells are harbored within human beings, a collection that’s known as the …

Biology

A Plan to Reverse the Climate Crisis

If you’re part of the movement for a just and sustainable future, chances are you’ve heard of Paul Hawken. To say that Hawken has an interesting …

Why It’s So Hard to Get Rid of Used Mattresses

You’d think that when you “return” your Casper or Leesa mattress after the trial period that it finds a second life, maybe with a person in need, …

Here's how to beat anxiety without medication, according to a new scientific study

If it’s left untreated, anxiety can lead to depression, early death and suicide, yet the medication that is prescribed to treat anxiety doesn’t often …

Scientific Research

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Scientists Want to Replace Pesticides With Bacteria

Fresh snow coats the sidewalks outside Indigo Ag Inc.’s Boston offices, but inside the temperature is calibrated to mimic spring in the Midwest. …

Scientists Think Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood, And We Wish We Were Kidding

Move over kale.<p>An international team of scientists sequenced a protein crystal located in the midgut of cockroaches in 2016. The reason?<p>It's more …

12 delicious vegan recipes that you need to make this spring

Now that Easter is behind us it’s time to put down the chocolate and focus on spring. With any luck we’ve seen the back of the Beast from the East …

How plant food is transforming what we eat - and cattle farmers are furious​ about it​

The US Cattlemen’s Association is not happy. Ranchers’ ire has been aroused by a raft of new companies that claim to be able to produce the perfect burger – without using meat.<p>Earlier this year, the association took its case to the US department of agriculture, filing a 15-page petition demanding …

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

<b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples such as jacket spuds, peas or onions. Instead, go for favourites that don’t store …

Gardening

The Inside of This Tiny Cabin Is a Must-See

In the modern world, there are a lot of things we take for granted—like electrical and plumbing systems. You turn the tap, water comes out. You flip …

5 foods of the future

<b>This is what National Geographic thinks you'll be eating 30 years from now.</b><p>The world's population is expected to reach 9 billion by the middle of the …

Blue Moon's brewer launching marijuana-infused 'beer'

DENVER — The inventor of Blue Moon beer is launching three marijuana-infused drinks that promise intoxication without the alcoholic headache.<p>The drinks, served chilled and initially only available in Colorado this fall, will contain no alcohol but will instead be infused with special marijuana …

Cannabis

Tempted to try the blood type diet? Here's what the experts say

People trying to lose weight may still be intrigued by a diet that claims people process food differently depending on their blood type. That idea is, well, mis-bleeding.<p>There are four blood types — A, B, AB, and O. The theory is, if you’ve got type A blood, your nutritional needs are different …

Holistic Medicine

Hold Water in the Soil

Storing water in the soil has been Steve Reimer’s mission for more than four decades. As a young farmer just starting out, he saw problems on his …

How to Start an Internet of Things Company

IoT is a hot industry, but do you have what it takes to build a successful business?<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The rise of internet of things (IoT) technology has many names, including The Next Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 and, simply, The IoT …

Entrepreneurship

Hawaiian house by LifeEdited harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.<p>The LifeEdited: Maui …

Clean Energy

The Hidden Truth About Glyphosate Exposed, According to Undeniable Scientific Evidence | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>According to research scientist Stephanie Seneff, PhD, autism – which she calls “the most pressing disease in the world today” – could affect 50</i> …

The underrated everyday herb that boosts immunity and fights inflammation

When it comes to fighting inflammation—AKA ground zero for issues like arthritis, leaky gut, and cognitive diseases—turmeric gets a lot of love. But …

Billboards to bags: clever eco businesses driving NZ towards a 'circular economy'

MONIQUE FORD/STUFF<p>A New Zealand charity 'Spinning Top' raises funds for school and agriculture projects on either side of the Thai/Burma boarder. One …