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How to 3-D Print an Entire House in a Single Day

A typical single-family home in the US takes an average of six and a half months to build, according to the Census Bureau’s latest survey. Now an …

India plans to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022

Big news from India: the country aims to abolish single-use plastic in about four years. Prime minister Narendra Modi announced the goal on World …

Tesla and LinkedIn Think Resumes Are Overrated. They Use These Neuroscience-Based Games Instead

Those resumes sitting in a stack on your desk, waiting for you to dive in and try to find your next great candidate? Go ahead and rip them up.<p>That's the philosophy touted by Frida Polli, co-founder and CEO of hiring startup Pymetrics. The company makes games meant to determine whether a candidate …

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The easiest way to lucid dream, according to science

In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having practitioners perform yoga in their dreams. It’s a ritualized version of one of the most mysterious faculties of the human mind: to know that we’re dreaming even while …

Retiring tax-free in Portugal (for at least 10 years) – here’s how you do it

<i>JOHANNESBURG — In a bid to resurrect itself after the 2008 financial crisis, Portugal has positioned itself to become a magnet for high net-worth</i> …

5 healthy eating lessons I learned in my 40s

One Small Thing<p>I’m leaner in my forties than I was in my twenties because of these simple lessons.<p>Here’s the deal: Being smarter with my diet was a learning process for me. As a kid and throughout my entire basketball career I thought eating healthy meant having pretzels with no salt on them. But …

University of Illinois

Watch three films predicting what fashion will look like in 2030

New exhibition <i>Fashioned From Nature</i> has now opened at London’s V&A, and – given this is the museum that brought you Alexander McQueen’s <i>Savage Beauty</i> and last year’s Balenciaga retrospective – we’d advise you head down to check it out.<p>Chronicling the inextricable link that unites fashion and nature …

Here's the Best Way to Fake Your Death

We talked to an expert about how to get away from it all.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>There are many reasons why one would want to disappear—debt, being in a shitty relationship, hating your life, your dead-end job, the constant disapproval of your friends and parents, and really …

19 Tofu Recipes to Treat Your Curd the Way It Deserves

Though tofu often gets a bad rap in this country, it's <i>so</i> much more than a bland substitute for meat. Its mild flavor makes it incredibly versatile, and, in many East Asian dishes, like <i>mapo tofu</i>, it's often combined with pork or beef for an intriguing interplay of flavors and textures. Nevertheless, …

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Tap is the wearable keyboard nobody asked for

It works as a mouse, too<p>A couple years ago, I got to test out the (potential) future of text input. It was called the “Tap Strap,” and it was a weird foam prototype that slid up over my fingers and allowed me to painstakingly input text through taps and combo taps.<p>Well, now it’s shipping. It’s just …

Construction begins on Jeff Bezos’ $42 million 10,000-year clock

Who needs a Rolex when you can have one of these?<p>Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos’ 10,000-year clock, a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in (along with a hollowed-out mountain in Texas that Bezos intends for a Blue Origin spaceport), with the goal of building a …

Cryptocurrencies Are Disrupting The Gaming World. Here's How

In the gaming world, cryptocurrencies are bringing about waves of change.<p>I first heard about Ethereum's blockchain technology last year, early 2017--back when Ether was priced at $30 (it's now hovering around ~$900).<p>The idea behind blockchain technology was interesting to me. The more I read, the …

Tesla deploys Powerpacks and Powerwalls to build an ‘intelligent grid’ in Nova Scotia

Tesla’s energy division seems to be growing at an impressive pace with several new projects recently deployed.<p>We now learn of a new project in Nova Scotia where Tesla is installing both Powerpacks and Powerwalls to create an ‘intelligent grid’.<p>In a similar albeit smaller initiative as Tesla’s …

Nova Scotia

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

"Micro-Schools" Might Be the Next Big Education Thing: Podcast

One-room schoolhouses are making a comeback in the "micro-schooling" movement. While a typical public high school might cram 2,000 students into a …

Whopper Neutrality: Burger King just made net neutrality super easy to understand using burgers

The burger chain shared a video where it makes customers pay more to get their burgers faster<p>The repealing of net neutrality by the Federal …

NBA outlines plan for nationwide sports betting

In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the …

World's first electric container barges to sail from European ports this summer

Dubbed the ‘Tesla of the canals’, the unmanned vessels will operate on Dutch and Belgian waterways, vastly reducing diesel vehicles and emissions<p>The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from the ports of Antwerp, Amsterdam, and …

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7 Reliable Prefab Companies in California

You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>In a state where the weather ranges from the dry, arid heat of the Mojave Desert to the snowy mountaintops of Lake Tahoe, it can be difficult to imagine prefab homes that suit the …

Prefab Homes

Alienware Teams With Top eSports Team to Produce an 8,000 Square-Foot Training Facility

Announced alongside a second facility in Europe at CES 2018.<p>Dell’s Alienware gaming brand is partnering with acclaimed eSports squad Team Liquid to …

This is How Wind and Solar Energy Will Crush Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar energy can't make fossil fuels obsolete by themselves, but they can with the help of cheap energy storage.<p>Wind and solar energy have …

Your grandmother wants to grow marijuana in her backyard. She needs this book.

If you’ve spent most of your life buying slippers or perfumed powder for your grandmother, here’s a chance to finally make amends. Buy her a copy of “What’s Wrong With My Marijuana Plant?,” a new and very helpful guide to growing healthy cannabis.<p>The book has gained a following among the …

Amazon patents a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes

Echo Show version 2?<p>Have you ever fretted over buying a suit or dress online for a wedding or another flashy event, wondering how it would look on your frame or if it would even fit? That might not be a problem soon now that Amazon has patented a blended-reality mirror that lets you try on clothes …

The ‘Shroom Boom: Will Trendy Medicinal Mushrooms Go Mainstream In 2018?

Fungi purported to have healing properties are making their way into drinks & beauty products. Indeed, the mushroom market is expected to hit $50 billion in the coming years.<p>On Los Angeles’s trendy Sunset Boulevard–nestled between a PureBarre and a cycling studio–you’ll spot Lifehouse Tonics, a …

China is building solar roadways – ‘transparent concrete’ atop solar cells that charge driving cars

China is building roadways with solar panels underneath that may soon have the ability to charge cars wirelessly and digitally assist automated vehicles. This second solar roadway project – part of the Jinan City Expressway – is a 1.2 mile stretch. The building technique involves transparent …

Roads

Adoption of Bitcoin Picking Up Speed in Venezuela, Called “Lifesaving” Currency

Bitcoin is now becoming a constant part of many Venezuelans’ everyday life.<p>Whether they’re buying food, plane tickets, or even paying employees, …

Nicolás Maduro

Report: Vince McMahon files trademarks for UFL, United Football League

If Vince McMahon is, in fact, planning a reboot of the XFL, it may have a different name.<p>Amid rumors that the WWE CEO is interested in bringing back …

Disney acquiring Fox means big, scary things for film and TV

Here are five reasons the deal is terrifying — and only one of them is increased media consolidation.<p>It’s official: Disney has acquired the film and television arms of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion.<p>Assuming regulators allow the deal to go through (it’s expected to take at least a year to …

News Corp

It's Official: The World Bank Will Stop Fossil Fuel Financing After 2019

This is HUGE.<p>In a move sure to be celebrated by opponents of fossil fuel-based energy, the World Bank has just made a huge announcement at the One …

5 last-minute tax moves to make now before the GOP's tax reform plan passes

<i>Update: Republican leaders released their final version of the tax bill on Friday, December 15. We have an updated article with the most recent proposed 2018 tax brackets.</i><p>The Republicans' tax plan might be passed soon.<p>In case it does, there are some things you can do now to prepare for the looming …

Income Tax