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Harvard scientists made a material that creates completely new states of light

by Science Alert November 20, 2017 Hard Science 17402<p>Michelle Starr<p>Light is ubiquitous and vital, but also incredibly strange – and it’s possible …

Quantum Physics

Humans used to walk in a totally different way until one shoe innovation

Humans didn't always walk the way we do today. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>If it wasn't for shoes, we would walk way differently.<p>Think about how you walk when barefoot. The foot lands almost flat. It rolls through the step, and the toes push off.<br>Humans walked this way for millennia. …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

Robotics

No, most working-class Americans did not vote for Donald Trump

Contrary to a popular belief, working-class voters did not make up the bulk of the Trump vote. Instead, the electorate that put Trump in the White …

Middle-class

Within Our Lives, 95 Degree Days Could Be Totally Normal

It’s going to be this hot more often.<p>The term “global warming” has fallen out of favor, with the all-encompassing “climate change” taking its place. But the planet is getting hotter–just this month, flights were grounded in the Southwestern United States because it was too hot to take off. Now, a …

Climate Change

There is a point at which it will make economic sense to defect from the electrical grid

More than 1 million US homes have solar systems installed on their rooftops. Batteries are set to join many of them, giving homeowners the ability to not only generate but also store their electricity on-site. And once that happens, customers can drastically reduce their reliance on the grid.<p>It’s …

Solar Power

Singapore turns vacant space into urban farms

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Resource-scarce Singapore is turning vacant pockets of land into space for urban farming as the island city strives to ease its reliance on imported food.<p>Head of farmers at Citizen Farm Darren Ho poses in front of an urban farm in Singapore June 20, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas …

Urban Agriculture

How to Grill Vegetables (and Anything Else that Isn’t Meat)

Sure, grilled burgers and steaks are the stuff of summer dreams. But fruit, vegetables, and even bread—yes, bread!—taste way better when grilled. Here’s how to do it.<p>Every man knows how to grill a burger. (It ain't hard.) Fruit and vegetables—not to mention bread and cheese—require a little …

Recipes

Major Black Hole Discovery Shines New Light on How the Universe Formed

For the first time, astronomers have confirmed the discovery of orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy 750 million light-years from Earth.<p>Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have made an incredible discovery that could help us better understand not just black holes, but also …

Black Holes

Solar energy powers vegetable farms in the desert

Rome - With scorching summer temperatures and little rainfall, the barren scrublands around the port of Aqaba in Jordan, one of the world's most arid …

New study shows livestock production can be part of solution to lowering carbon emissions - ABC Rural - ABC News

Livestock production is often blamed as one of the highest carbon emitters but a new study shows livestock farmers can be carbon neutral and maintain …

Why Is Trump Ignoring These Good Heartland Jobs?

Forget coal. This is how to revive rural America.<p><i>This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>For half a century, Tim Hemphill grew corn and soybeans on his 720-acre farm in northern Iowa. Then five years ago, as he readied his …

Cultivating the coexistence of agriculture and solar farms

Last year marked U.S. solar’s biggest boom, and the trend will increase as renewable energy, especially solar power, is more thoroughly incorporated …

Solar Power

Through the gates of hell: Trump as America's first declinist president

The recent election has offered striking evidence that the US may become an empire of chaos under President Trump – is the American experiment over?<p>The one thing you could say about empires is that, at or near their height, they have always represented a principle of order as well as domination. So …

Why farmers may want to keep, not kill, weeds

Farmers looking to reduce reliance on pesticides, herbicides, and other pest management tools may want to heed the advice of agricultural scientists: …

Gardening

Don't let Donald Trump become the new normal | Steven W Thrasher

We can’t look past things the president-elect has said about minorities and women in this country. Anyone who does is playing with fire<p>Related: What do Bannon and Priebus tell us about Trump's coming reign? | Richard Wolffe<p>I was marching up New York’s Fifth Avenue on Saturday afternoon behind a …

Earth - A microbe no one has even seen could explain our origins

Between Greenland and Norway in the mid-Atlantic ocean, 7,546ft (2300m) below the surface, there is a black and smoky region where hot water spouts up from the sea bed. This strange place is called "Loki's castle" after the shape-shifting Norse God Loki: the one Tom Hiddleston played in <i>The Avengers</i>.<p>…

17 Fall Crock Pot Recipes That Are Easy & Totally On Point

When fall foods start to hit the grocery store shelves, my dinner game gets pretty imaginative. I mean, there's nothing more inspiring than a …

Immigrants in Los Angeles are in a desperate rush for citizenship after Donald Trump’s election

In the video above, undocumented workers rushed to the Dolores Mission in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights on Wednesday following the election of Donald Trump. The mission offers a weekly legal clinic to help immigrants gain citizenship. Dozens of people, many of whom have been living …

Immigration

Donald Trump slams Times for 'inaccurate coverage'

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The election storm may have passed, but the tradition of the president-elect's tweetstorm has not.<p>On Sunday morning, Donald Trump woke up and had something on his mind.<p>No, it wasn't the economic plight of …

Tips for growing squash

<b>Tips for growing squash, Place the seeds AROUND the pot. When you water, you water inthe pot so the water comes out of the drain holes around the</b> …

Hillary Clinton Blames FBI Director James Comey For Her Loss On Election Day

A vast swath of the nation remains stunned at Hillary Clinton’s election loss after all polls pointed towards her victory. Even Donald Trump looked a little surprised as he met with President Obama at the White House, and Clinton is also reacting to the results. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, …

These Are the 10 Strongest Driverless Car Brands -- and You'll Never Guess What's at No. 1

Driverless vehicles are often touted as the "next big thing" for both the tech and auto industries. But with so many companies making grand forecasts, it can be tough for investors to identify the true top brands in this fledgling market.<p>Let's take a closer look at the top ten driverless brands, …

Butterscotch pie, always second fiddle, is a secret crowd pleaser

Recently, over wedges of homemade pie, my sisters shared that they love butterscotch. Turns out the nieces do too. Then, my father, a self-confessed chocoholic, capitulated. We spoke of butterscotch sundaes, candies, warm sauce, boxed pudding and restaurant desserts layered in fancy glasses. Mom …

Indian farmers fight against climate change using trees as a weapon

As the world passes a critical barrier for climate change, radical techniques for turning farms into carbon sinks are growing in popularity in India<p>In 19 years, Ramu Gaviti’s six acres of land have gone from barren, dry and sparsely vegetated to fertile, moist and thick with biomass. Peacocks, wild …

No, The Universe Is Not Expanding at an Accelerated Rate, Say Physicists

This could change everything.<p>Back in 2011, three astronomers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery that the Universe wasn't …

Chemists accidentally turn carbon dioxide to ethanol in breakthrough study

In a fortuitous turn of events, researchers in Tennessee have turned carbon dioxide into ethanol in what they’re calling a "new twist to …

What we lose when we lose the world’s frogs

Amphibians survived the dinosaur extinction just fine. Why are they in peril now?<p>In September, a frog died in an Atlanta botanical garden. With it went an entire species never to hop along the Earth again. Biologists at Zoo Atlanta who’d looked after the frog for the past 12 years called him …

Biodiversity

Solar-powered Ring Garden marries desalination and agriculture for drought-stricken California

With roughly 80 percent of California’s already-scarce water supply going to agriculture, it’s crucial for the state to embrace new technologies that …

Sony's new phone is Android's answer to the iPhone SE

At the time, a phone that large was pretty much unheard of. "Is anyone really willing to carry an object this big all the time, as one would have to to use it as a phone replacement?," read one Business Insider preview.<p>Man, how people change.<p>Of the many things the smartphone has killed, perhaps the …