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Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle to feed the planet without destroying it

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle.<p>The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have …

Farming

Switzerland has a stunningly high rate of gun ownership — here's why it doesn't have mass shootings

Switzerland hasn't had a mass shooting since 2001, when a man stormed the local parliament in Zug, killing 14 people and then himself.<p>The country has about 2 million privately owned guns in a nation of 8.3 million people. In 2016, the country had 47 attempted homicides with firearms. The country's …

Guns

9 Healthy Cinnamon Rolls That Are Way Better Than Cracking Open a Can of Pillsbury

There’s nothing like waking up on a lazy Saturday morning to the smell of cinnamon rolls. It’s the same scent that makes passing Cinnabon in the mall …

42 Ridiculously Easy Vegan Recipes Anyone Can Master

Whether you're new to the kitchen, new to being vegan, or just looking for some new things to try.

Why America doesn’t win wars anymore

An expert explains why the US struggles with modern wars.<p>A month into his presidency, Donald Trump lamented that the US no longer wins wars as it once did.<p>“When I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say we never lost a war,” Trump told a group of US governors last February. …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Inventions

Under Pressure from Fox News, Obama to Stop Making Stocks Plummet

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—One day after the Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity blamed him for the historic plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, former President Barack Obama agreed to stop making stocks tumble.<p>“Sean Hannity has accused me of making the stock market go down,” Obama told …

Stock Markets

Private rocketeers secretly put a "star" into orbit, and it will be visible from earth

When Mike Melvill piloted the first private vehicle to reach space, he enjoyed a hidden bag of M&Ms in microgravity. Elon Musk put an enormous wheel of cheese in the first SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that took to orbit, inspired by Monty Python. And, when Rocket Lab’s Electron reached orbit for the …

Space Exploration

This "Lonely Black Hole" Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

And there could be many more where that came from.<p>A star that is roughly 16,300 light-years away from the sun was inexplicably being flung around at …

A Guide to Understanding How Shorting Stock Works

Shorting stock has long been a popular trading technique for speculators, gamblers, arbitragers, hedge funds, and individual investors willing to …

We Finally Have Direct Proof That Human Activity Is Healing The Ozone Hole

Go team!<p>According to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), scientists have, for the first time, produced proof that the recovery of the ozone …

Everyone Will Love This Honey Garlic Butter Chicken

If you're like me and would rather wipe down your cast iron than clean a sheet pan (because parchment paper doesn't always cut it), then this recipe …

Cooking

30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

If the story of 2017 for the financial world turned in large part on the mainstream recognition of Bitcoin, then the story for 2018 in the …

A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind review – Buddhist housekeeping

Shoukei Matsumoto’s slim volume offers practical cleaning tips as well as an introduction to Buddhist thinking on relationships and enlightenment<p>‘A monk’s day begins with cleaning,” says Shoukei Matsumoto, a Buddhist monk at the Komyoji Temple in Kamiyacho, Tokyo. “We do it to eliminate the gloom …

Cleaning

Here's a breakdown of the average American's household debt

How does yours compare?<p>Americans certainly don't seem to be shying away from debt, and a new NerdWallet study further drives home this point. Without further ado, here's how much the typical U.S. household owes in four major debt categories:<p><b>Type of Debt</b><p><b>Total Owed by Average U.S. Household</b><p>Credit card<p>…

Personal Finance

This vegetarian chili recipe with sweet potato is about to be your new go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

8 brilliant van conversions to live, work and play in

Thanks to the convergence of various economic, technological and cultural factors, living in tiny spaces has been glamorized in recent years, …

My Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017

It's that time of the year when I shift away from the world's calamities to some of its finest achievements (for a minute anyway), which is to say, …

Top 10

10 Extreme Hikes You Can Do Without Being a Pro

National parks are the backyard of the United States: They provide a natural refuge for the cooped up, modern, digital soul. Miles of trails within the National Park System invite hikers from the world over into their inner reaches—and the diverse landscape of the U.S. means a hike to Angels …

Hiking

Alex Guarnaschelli’s Crispy, Buttery Potato Cake Is a Star Side Dish

“My father jokes that his mother would shop for and cook an entire meal from scratch, and, as soon as she was done, she would walk out into the living room as her guests were getting ready to leave,” writes Alex Guarnaschelli, the chef at New York City’s Butter and frequent Food Network judge, in …

Sweet Yeasted Bread (Vetebröd) Recipe

Lightly spiced and far less sweet than most store-bought coffee breads, Swedish <i>Vetebröd</i> serves as a satisfying snack to pair with your favorite brand …

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield - Lion's Roar

Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers of our time, talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy …

This Technology Could Make You Rich -- and Change the World As We Know It

Gene editing appears poised to usher in a brave new world for biotech.<p>Revolutionary, game-changing, groundbreaking.<p>These words are probably used too …

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The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

Ultimate California National Park Adventures for your Bucket List

There are plenty of adventures you can experience not far from the hustle and bustle of cities in California. With an extensive amount of national …

The Mariner 9 Spacecraft And The Race To Orbit Mars

On this day in 1971, the first spacecraft to orbit another planet set off on its journey.<p>When Mariner 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral on May 30, 1971, it entered a race to the Red Planet with two Soviet spacecraft. Mars 3 had launched just two days before Mariner 9, on May 28, and its sister ship, …