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Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway's Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Arctic Circle

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Why Google A.I. is the last user interface

<i>Star Trek</i> got it right: In the future, we'll use computers by talking to them.Google held an event this week and new hardware got most of the …

Dara O Briain ruthlessly schools a Twitter troll and fans absolutely love it

Mock The Week host Dara Ó Briain has proved mum jokes are still alive and well – and used them as an effective way to deal with an online troll.<p>The …

Ocean Waves Could Supply the World's Power and Drinking Water

A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially …

Earth - Why we have a spine, when over 90% of animals don't

A popular trope of science fiction is a world in which creatures with unusual body plans rule. From the octopoid Martians of <i>War of the Worlds</i> to the giant "bugs" of <i>Starship Troopers</i>, there is a creepy appeal in the idea that a race of spineless creatures could pose a real threat to humanity.<p>Because …

California Freeways Will Soon Generate Electricity

By Laura Goldman<p>Energy conservation is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about freeways jammed with idling vehicles.<p>But …

UK soldiers sue after falling 15,800 feet in military aircraft

Ten British soldiers have announced their intention to sue the Ministry of Defense, after they suffered a traumatic near-death experience in a flight …

Microsoft Is Fixing a Major Problem With Video Games

Video game fans have long been divided into factions. First, there’s the PC gamers and the console gamers. The latter group divides further still …

Cool things pilots do when they get bored

TYPICALLY, flight paths when mapped out resemble something like a child’s sketch or a straight line. But one pilot has taken it a step further with …

Photographer Sneaks Into Abandoned Top-Secret NASA Base. Here's What He Saw

Pictures of a top-secret base once used by NASA have been captured by a photographer from San Francisco.<p>The Santa Susanna Field Laboratory, a …

German scientists to conduct nuclear fusion experiment

Angela Merkel to attend test in which team will heat hydrogen until it becomes plasma in bid for clean nuclear power<p>Scientists in Germany are poised to conduct a nuclear fusion experiment they hope will advance the quest for a clean and safe form of nuclear power.<p>In a test expected to be attended …

Angela Merkel

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

What Are the Odds of an Alien Megastructure Blocking Light From a Distant Star?

A strange star located 1,500 light-years from Earth is exhibiting strange flickering behavior that’s leading some scientists to speculate that an …

Universe

The Cyber Activists Who Want to Shut Down ISIS

Somewhere in Europe, a man who goes by the name “Mikro” spends his days and nights targeting Islamic State supporters on Twitter.<p>In August 2014, a Twitter account affiliated with Anonymous, the hacker-crusader collective, declared “full-scale cyber war” against ISIS: “Welcome to Operation Ice …

Internet

Electricity from the air - Drayson's big idea

<b>Free energy from the air. It sounds like a fantasy but that is what the entrepreneur and former science minister Lord Drayson has just unveiled at London's Royal Institution.</b><p>He claims that a technology called Freevolt can be the power source for the "internet of things", allowing low energy devices …

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5 Amazon Shopping Hacks You Never Knew About

How to get more for your money from the leading online retailer.<p>Most of us already know you can score great deals shopping on Amazon — but there are …

How We'll Fly From Los Angeles To Tokyo In 30 Minutes

Aviation pioneer Dick Rutan explains his vision for hypersonic travel<p>The Wright brothers aren’t the only siblings to push the limits of flight: In 1986, pilot Dick Rutan flew nonstop around the world, spending nine days in the air on a single tank of gas. He made the trip in a plane called <i>Voyager</i>, …

These headphones come with a gimmick that makes a difference

Reid Heath Acoustics is a British headphone company whose products have attracted Apple’s attention and are featured alongside the more familiar Beats, Bose, and Bowers & Wilkins brands in the accessory section of Apple Stores around the world. This particular set, the T20i, comes with the Made for …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Stephen Colbert

New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times more energy by harnessing sunlight and heat at the same time

Scientists have developed a new hybrid solar cell that harnesses the sun’s light and heat to create more energy than ever before, thanks to the …

Clean Energy

The Nano Lightbulb

Young Duck Kim uses graphene in a novel way<p>The Nano Lightbulb<p>The Nano Lightbulb<p>Computer technology leaped from clunky vacuum tubes to sleek chips in the last century, and the coming years could bring another sea change of equal magnitude. That’s the goal of Columbia University researcher Young Duck …

Light Bulbs

Nasa finds strange, shiny mountain on Ceres

A strange, four-mile tall limpet-like mountain on dwarf planet Ceres has been photographed in unprecedented detail by Nasa's Dawn spacecraft.<p>The …