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This Two Billion Year-Old Natural Reactor May Hold The Key To Safe Nuclear Waste Disposal

The Oklo-reactor in Gabon, Africa is one of the most intriguing geological formations found on planet Earth. Here, naturally occurring fissile materials in two billion year-old rocks have sustained a slow nuclear fission reaction like that found in a modern nuclear reactor.<p>Uranium-235 is a …

Anyone Can Filter Lead Out of Their Water With Fruit and Vegetable Peels

The low-cost organic technique can filter out other heavy metals like Mercury too.<p>This sounds like we’re about to try to sell you some healing …

Scientists Outline Link Between Climate Change and Rising Suicide Rates

"We have the power to do something about this."<p>Around the world, spikes in human violence correlate with unforgiving and ceaseless heat. As the …

We're Drowning In Plastic Trash. Jenna Jambeck Wants To Save Us

When a huge floating gyre of plastic waste was discovered in the Pacific in the late 1980s, people were shocked. When whales died and washed ashore with stomachs full of plastic, people were horrified. When photographs of beaches under knee-deep carpets of plastic trash were published, people were …

Waste Management

Hitch Hotel has all the benefits of a trailer without the wheels

<b>Go car camping without having to relearn how to drive in reverse.</b><p>It’s summer, and people are on the road going camping. Some are pulling trailers or …

Principal forbids first black valedictorian from giving speech so City Hall steps in

Jaisaan Lovett graduated from University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men as the valedictorian last month, with a full scholarship to Clark …

11 Ways You're Wasting Time Instead of Doing What You Need to be Successful

When was the last time you found anything on social media that moved your life forward?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of another busy day, and you look back and wonder “Where did the time go?” Most likely, part of your time was eaten up with those little …

Record Number Of Native Americans Running For Office In Midterms

On a recent afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M., Deb Haaland sits with a thick stack of paper in front of her, calling donors to thank them for their contributions and to ask them for more money.<p>After winning her Democratic primary, Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna, a Native American tribe, is …

Native Americans

How to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness (Infographic)

Here are some ways to get a grip on your stress levels.<p>Too much stress can lead to decreased productivity, poor health and burnout. The truth is, however, we usually stress about things that never actually happen. Or, if they do, we end up handling these situations much better than we’d …

An Award-Winning Author Says This Should Be the Goal of Everything You Write

Methods may differ, but the goal is the same.<p>George Saunders is an American author who contributes essays and short stories to <i>The New Yorker</i> and several other publications. Saunders has published several volumes of his short stories, for which he's received prestigious writing awards, including the …

You can thrive in the freelance economy by following these 19 tips for success

If you work as a freelancer, moonlighter, or soloprenuer, you are part of the freelance economy. Here at Moonlighting, we’ve made it our mission to help you on your freelancing journey, empower you to succeed in the freelance economy, and provide the tools you need make money doing what you love. …

America's poor becoming more destitute under Trump: U.N. expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poverty in the United States is extensive and deepening under the Trump administration whose policies seem aimed at removing the safety net from millions of poor people, while rewarding the rich, a U.N. human rights investigator has found.<p>Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on …

Human Rights

'It's in my blood': how rugby managed to unite America's elite

You play rugby for yourself … but you also play for the other people with you and that carries on off the field Candace Gingrich<p>The beauty of rugby is that it’s so irreverent. You learn to accept other people for who they are Mark Cuban<p>When Candace Gingrich met Bill Clinton in 1996, half-brother …

President Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims in 497 days

By Glenn Kessler ,<p>Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Salvador Rizzo and<p>Salvador Rizzo<p>Reporter for The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Meg Kelly<p>Meg Kelly<p>Video editor for The Fact Checker<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the 497 days since he took the oath of office, President Trump has made 3,251 false or …

Donald Trump

Top stories: rival giant telescopes, hefty plants, and the mystery behind ‘gluten sensitivity’

Two U.S.-led giant telescope projects, rivals for nearly 2 decades, announced this week that they have agreed to join forces. The Giant Magellan …

Telescopes

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

By Tracy Jan ,<p>Tracy Jan<p>Reporter covering the intersection of race and the economy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Caitlin Dewey and<p>Caitlin Dewey<p>Reporter covering food policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Jeff Stein<p>Jeff Stein<p>Reporter for Wonkblog<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed …

Ben Carson

One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening — and it'd mean our projections are way off

The worst-case climate scenario for coastal cities is known as a "pulse."<p>In that situation, abnormally warm water could cause the glaciers that hold back ice sheets on top of Antarctica and Greenland to collapse. That would cause massive quantities of ice to pour into the world's oceans, which …

Infographic: How to make your content more visually engaging

If a picture is worth a thousand words, some marketers aren’t getting their money’s worth.As attention spans shrink and more companies release …

This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday.<p>The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend …

Cannabis Industry

Did climate change help modern humans emerge?

Health news<p>Half a million years ago, something big happened in east Africa.<p>It was a big enough change to transform the terrain, reshape the landscape and to alter the populations of animals living there.<p>And it completely transformed the early humans who lived there.<p>“What we are seeing is the demise …

Nine Notorious Dictators, Nine Shout-Outs From Donald Trump

The president of the United States continues to heap praise on the world's most reviled rulers.<p>The Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely set off harsh criticism in China, as well as international opprobrium. But the power grab appears to have at least …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Instructions For A Spectacular Sustainable Garden

Today we will give to you <b>Instructions For A Spectacular Sustainable Garden</b>, this Amazing idea is verry amaying and you have to try at home. To …

Drinking small amounts of alcohol may help you live to over 90, claims study

The secret to living long into ripe old age has been heavily debated for quite some time.<p>Eating a healthier diet, regularly practising yoga in a …

Hot Springs

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

Strangers received new hearts on same day — then love happened

On June 9, 2011 Collin Kobelja and Taylor Givens received new hearts. Five years later, they connected and began dating. They plan to marry.<p>After they both received heart transplants, Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja recovered in adjacent rooms, unaware that the other existed. They had no idea that …

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. <b>Hannah Devlin</b> looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Mutations