Jonathan Jagessar

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This Fantasy Series Will Change Your Mind About Genre Fiction

N.K. Jemisin’s ‘Broken Earth’ trilogy is fantasy at its finest<p><i>“For some crimes, there is no fitting justice—only reparation.”</i><p>Forget what you think you know about fantasy novels: N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy takes Euro-centric fantasy, with its kings, courts, and dragons, and shakes things up …

Science Fiction

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Say Hello to the Coffee Table Book for the Cult Movie Lovers In Your Life

Cult Epics is twenty five years old, and this is their story.Regular readers of my words here at Film School Rejects know that the only thing I love …

Books

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Horror

Climate Science Goes to Court Next Week

In a remarkable development in what’s shaping up to be a high-profile legal battle, a U.S. District Court judge has ordered a first-of-its kind court …

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 …

Study shows market-based strategies for ecosystem conservation are surging

Programs in which people pay landholders to support natural systems that provide benefits like flood protection, biodiversity and carbon storage, are …

Ecology

U.S. government sued after failing to submit climate change report | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An environmental advocacy group sued the U.S. government on Tuesday for failing to release records that could show why it has not filed a report required under a global climate compact.<p>The Paris accord obligates the United States to submit a report every two …

Environmentalism

A Brief History of Palestine and Israel Explains Everything

<i>While it is certainly true that the Jewish people have relatively deep roots in the land that is today known as Palestine and Israel, this area has</i> …

An unauthorized satellite launch in India threatens US regulatory reform in space

A brash satellite start-up could upend efforts to make space friendlier for private companies.<p>Swarm Technologies, a stealthy firm that hopes to provide space-based communications for the “internet of things,” launched four satellites they call “SpaceBees” on an Indian rocket in January. The only …

Space Exploration

Moleskine’s latest smart pen saves your writing to download later

Moleskine has valiantly tried to bridge the divide between analog writing and digital files for years. The company released its Smart Writing Set in 2016 as a $200 holistic solution of pen, proprietary smart paper and app that instantly sent whatever you wrote or drew over to your paired device -- …

Gifts ideas for that person who's literally obsessed with space

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

‘Great success’: Scientists salute Montreal Protocol for shrinking ozone hole

American scientists say they now have “direct proof” that links the shrinking ozone hole over the Antarctic to the Montreal Protocol, the worldwide …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

Blockchain

How the world's first floating city could restore the environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French …

Design

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change

The attorney who won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the 90s has set his sights on an even bigger target.<p>When you want to sue the largest, most powerful companies on the planet, Steve Berman is the guy you call. He forced Jack-in-the-Box to pay $12 million for causing an <i>E. coli</i> …

Oil & Gas Industry

The complete guide to the world’s largest carbon market that just launched in China

In the lead up to the 2015 Paris climate summit, premier Xi Jinping announced China would launch a carbon market in two years. Today (Dec. 19), Xi delivered on his promise, opening up what will become the world’s largest carbon market. If wielded wisely, it could help the world’s biggest emitter of …

Kids around the world are suing their governments for ruining the planet

What’s the point of inheriting the Earth if it’s only going to burn (or drown)?<p>Kids around the world are asking governments this question and demanding answers in court. For example, on Dec. 11, <i>Juliana v. US</i> pitted the president and American lawmakers against the very children whose future they so …

Fossil Fuels

I released 2,000 minks from a fur farm. Now I'm a convicted terrorist

The FBI says animal rights activists are America’s greatest domestic terrorism threat. This endangers activists – but makes big pharma and agriculture happy<p>People usually laugh when I tell them I am a convicted terrorist.<p>I try not to open with that – it seems a little bit forward. First, I explain …

Rights & Freedoms

'The Martian' author Andy Weir solved moon economics to make his new book 'Artemis' believable

<i><br>Editor's note: "Artemis" is the second sci-fi novel written by Andy Weir, author of the blockbuster sci-fi novel "The Martian." The new book goes on sale Tuesday.</i><i>Just as Weir accomplished with "The Martian," he strived for a high level of scientific realism with "Artemis."</i><p><i>But his new story is not a</i> …

Profit

COP23: Writing the Paris accord rule book

Having agreed to limit global warming, the COP must now figure out how to measure progress toward the goals set in Paris. Without double-checking …

Climate

Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the Atlantic World

<i>This is an excerpt from the preface of Andrew T. Fede’s</i> Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the Atlantic …

Black History

Tanzania has seized a UK miner’s diamond shipment and spooked the global mining world—again

A British mining company has become the latest casualty of Tanzanian president John Magufuli’s nationalist drive to take on what he believes is corruption and international exploitation of its mining industry.<p>Late last month (Aug. 31), Tanzanian authorities seized $15 million worth of diamonds at …

Africa

Earth Overshoot Day: From this day on we're using an unsustainable amount of the Earth's resources

Today marks Earth Overshoot Day - the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth's natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year.<p>Put simply, we use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate and this puts the Earth on an unsustainable …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

The Future

One man's surprising defiance on Chinese legal rights

<b>The year 2016 has been another grim year for those campaigning for human rights in China.</b><p>On freedom of speech, religious expression, trades unions and a host of other issues, China's one-party state continues to punish those who try to insist on their constitutional rights.<p>Meanwhile, through …

George Bernard Shaw

Citizens across the world are suing their governments over climate change

Did you know it's possible to take legal action to fight global warming? European citizens have been doing just that. And now, youths in the US won …

Nuclear Power, Debated

Given concerns about global warming, should we promote greater use of nuclear energy?<p>To the Editor: Re “To Save the Planet, Go Nuclear,” by Senators Lamar Alexander and Sheldon Whitehouse (Op-Ed, Dec. 22): The writers appear to have forgotten both the renewable revolution and the dangers of nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

7 Ways to Improve Your Writing, According to Experts

Sometimes you don’t know what you want to say. Other times you don’t know the right way to say it. And very often you can’t get your butt in the …

Creative Writing