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Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

1/23<p>Lloyd Close by Koru Architects<p>The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm …

Solar Thermal

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

An algae that survived two years in outer space may hold the secret to growing food on Mars

Humans won’t survive on Mars for very long if they don’t learn to grow their own food. That’s why we need to answer the question: What, if anything, can grow on the red planet?<p>A two-year experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) gives us some hints. A species of green algae and …

Biology

The first US offshore wind farm goes live as renewables race to underprice fossil fuels in age of Trump

Rhode Island flipped the switch on the country’s first offshore wind farm on Dec. 12. When the five turbines in the Block Island Wind Farm reach full power next month, renewables will have notched another win in the effort to out-compete fossil fuels on the open market.<p>The 30MW installation …

Renewable Energy

Remarkable New Theory Says There's No Gravity, No Dark Matter, and Einstein Was Wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

Scientists Discover New Process To Turn Waste Heat Into Electricity

The new material could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and improve their efficiency.<p>A group of researchers have developed a new material that can be used to turn waste heat into electricity. This technology could allow power plants to recycle their waste heat and save money, while …

Giant rats are being trained to combat wildlife trafficking in Africa

The U.S. government is funding a project to train giant rodents to help in the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking in Africa.<p>According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the African giant pouched rat is being tested to see whether it can help detect illegal shipments of hardwood timber, …

Wildlife

8 of the best hiking trails in Colorado

It’s no secret that Colorado has some of the best hiking in the United States. From summiting 14,000-foot peaks to ducking down into deep canyons and …

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

Stunning new theory of gravity suggests there's no such thing as dark matter

A new theory of gravity explains the way galaxies rotate without the need for the theoretical presence of dark matter, according to a renowned expert …

Democrats once represented the working class. Not any more

What has happened in America should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure.<p>At the core of that structure are the political leaders of both parties, their political operatives, and fundraisers; the …

Middle-class

7 Books That Explore the Boundaries of Language

The film “Arrival,” based on Ted Chiang’s short story “Story of Your Life,” follows a group of scientists as they attempt to determine a way to communicate with aliens who have recently made their presence known on Earth. It’s the stuff of classic science fiction, but in Chiang’s hands, it turns …

Flexible solar tiles to make move inside and recycle artificial light

Roofs have long been the realm of solar panels, right up to Tesla's announcement a few weeks ago of energy-harvesting roofing tiles, but solar panels …

You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Solar Power

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

'Alone', poem by Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allan Poe, born January 19 in Boston 1809, son of Actress Eliza Poe and Actor David Poe Jr. He was mostly known for his poems and short tales …

Physicist explains why time travel isn't possible - Futurity

In a new book, physicist Richard Muller answers the question: Why does the arrow of time flow inexorably toward the future, constantly creating new …

Physics

Hilarious Finalists of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016</b> are in full swing – with hundreds of the most funny and …

Probing Putin's Power

When I worked in Moscow as Bureau Chief of the now-defunct WorldWide Television News (owned by, then sold by, ABC News) in the mid-late 1990’s, not a week went by – not a week – that at least one “foreign” businessman was murdered in a Russian business “misunderstanding.” They weren’t necessarily …

Russia

Let’s make them pay! — A conversation with the leading crusader against corporate tax evasion

<b>(Getty/stephanie phillips)</b><p>Gary Kalman of the FACT Coalition is on a mission to chase Corporate America out of its overseas tax havens<p>Angelo Young<p>September 17, 2016 7:30pm (UTC)<p>As European officials get tough on corporate tax-avoidance schemes, a great big curtain has been pulled back on how U.S. …

Finance

Rovelli’s Sublime Physics

“IMAGINE A BOX OF LIGHT,” Albert Einstein told Niels Bohr in 1930, continuing their argument of 20-odd years. If we let a single photon — a particle …

Adverse effects of cannabis scientifically verified, a world first - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers have clarified important mechanisms involved in the formation of neural circuits in the brain. This group also discovered that …

Londoners in 2050 won't need cars. They'll be living in an app-powered eco-capital

The success of London in 2050 will be measured by its environment. By this I don’t just mean the quality of its air, or whether it has retained its biodiversity, important though those are. I mean the overall quality of life for Londoners. Will they experience the city as spacious, efficient, …

Natural Gas

Geoengineering is a bonkers plan, but it may be needed to tackle global warming

Solar geoengineering is nuts.<p>That, at least, is the reaction of many who hear about it for the first time. And how can it not be? Serious scientists …

How ‘Little House on the Prairie’ Built Modern Conservatism

Think literature can't change society? With catchy stories and a lucrative royalty stream, Rose Wilder Lane helped reshape American politics, from her young readers to the Koch brothers.<p>For 84 years, American kids have been growing up with Laura Ingalls Wilder’s inspiring <i>Little House</i> books, reading …

Books

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles less than normal. And apparently we’re not doing much to stop it: according to Professor Kevin Anderson, one of Britain’s …

Agriculture

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …