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The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

Schadenfreude

Lithium processors prepare to meet demand in era of electric car

LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of processed lithium - an essential element for batteries used in electric cars - are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.<p>FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of the brine pools and processing areas of …

Environmentalism

22 Delicious Salads That Are Actually Filling Enough To Eat For Dinner

Salads can be way tastier than you'd think.

What Will Happen to Earth in the Next Billion Years?

Even in the best case scenario, humans won't be around for all of it.<p>There isn't one definite answer to what will happen to Earth in the next billion years but rather a grab bag of facts about what may become of our planet, humanity, and our solar system in that unfathomable time. Obviously there …

Meeting The World's Food, Water And Energy Needs: A Reason For Optimism

How will we feed the 9 billion people that will live on this planet in a few decades? Will we have enough water for all these people to drink? Will there be sufficient water to grow the food we will eat, and to cultivate the consumables we will desire? Will we have enough energy to power the kind …

Agriculture

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in April, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a bevy of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But Netflix can also …

Film Festivals

15 Stir-Fry Recipes That Are Way Better Than Takeout

More by Maggie<p>Everyone knows that home cooking is always tastier and more satisfying than ordering takeout. Especially in China, where cooking for …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount …

Entertainment

Alternative Fuel Vehicles by the Numbers

Breaking down the essentials for plug-ins, hybrids, fuel cell and electric cars.<p>Not long ago, alternative fuel vehicles were a fringe category with only a few models on the road. Today, hybrid cars are a common offering among many automakers, and the price of electric vehicles continues to drop …

Alternative Fuel

Looking at Sardinian DNA for genetic clues to an island's—and Europe's—past

Sardinia sits at a crossroads in the Mediterranean Sea, the second largest island next to Sicily. Surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters, this …

Is a vegetarian diet really more environmentally friendly than eating meat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Beef from Brazil, avocados from Mexico, lamb from New Zealand, wines from South Africa and green beans from Kenya -- food shopping lists have a distinctly international flavor.<p>And with many questioning the sustainability of importing so much food from so far away, we are beginning to ask if …

Nutrition

Made Home Improvements Last Year? You Could Get a Tax Break

If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements — or certain lines of credit that can be used for home improvements — qualify for a deduction or tax credit from good old Uncle Sam. As you prepare your taxes this year, here are few of …

How Germany Hammers Down Renewable Energy Costs: QuickTake Q&A

Germany’s pioneering turn toward clean energy is approaching another milestone with a new round of auctions for wind power expected to push the price …

Is chlorinated chicken about to hit our shelves after new US trade deal?

Consumers could be exposed to American farming practices banned by the EU<p>Those of us who want to eat safe, healthy food awoke to a nightmare on Tuesday, a chilling interview on Radio 4’s <i>Today</i> programme. Bob Young, chief economist at the American Farm Bureau Federation, made it crystal clear that …

Agriculture

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

Education

Scientists Accidentally Discovered an Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Whoops! Figured out how to help revert climate change!<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal</i> …

9 Air-Cleaning Plants Your Home Needs

We don’t think too much about the air we breathe in our homes. Unfortunately, there can be many unwanted toxins lurking in the space we live. While …

30 Days of Recipes: A Quick-and-Easy Meal Planner for November

With the holiday season upon us, many of us would do well to conserve our time and energy, and nowhere is that more appropriate than in the kitchen. When it comes to party planning, you can definitely find some good lazy-girl holiday dinner options, and you can also save time with quick and easy …

Tesla confirms ‘Powerpack 2’ with ‘twice the energy density’, says already delivered 300 MWh of Tesla batteries

Tesla decided to leave its new Powerpack out of its upcoming announcement for the solar roof and Powerwall 2.0 on Friday and instead confirmed the new battery pack in a blog tonight. As we reported in exclusivity earlier this month, the next generation Powerpack, now called ‘Powerpack 2’ by Tesla, …

Tesla

Tesla's self-driving future, and more in the week that was

Tesla is making several big announcements this month, and Elon Musk just delivered the first: From now on, all new Tesla cars will be self-driving. The electric automaker also teamed up with Panasonic to build solar panels for its Powerwall home battery, which it's set to update next week. …

Solar panels owners caught between a rock and a hard place

Households with solar panels are fast looking to batteries as a way to offset the sharp fall in rebates Synergy pays them for their electricity, but …

Solar Power

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …