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Prime minister Jacinda Ardern says move ‘will essentially take effect in 30 or more years’ time’<p>The New Zealand government will grant no new offshore oil exploration permits in a move that is being hailed by conservation and environmental groups as a historic victory in the battle against climate …

Fossil Fuels

SpaceX's president may have even bigger goals than Elon Musk does — she called Mars a 'fixer-upper planet'

At the 2018 TED Conference on Wednesday, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell seemed for the first time to express an even grander vision than Elon Musk's plan to colonize Mars.<p>Speaking to the crowd, Shotwell said she won't be content to land a SpaceX rocket on Mars, or even to reach more distant …

We're on The Verge of a Major Climate Tipping Point, Sooner Than Anyone Expected

It's later than you think.<p>The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere's high latitudes is slowing down because of …

8 Small-Space Living Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following

As the resident social media manager at the Remodelista sites <i>and</i> a New York City tiny-apartment dweller, it’s no surprise that my Instagram feed is …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

'Nightmare bacteria' are trying to spread in the U.S., CDC says

“Nightmare bacteria” with the power to resist most antibiotics are popping up across the U.S., but new, aggressive policies can help stop them from spreading, federal health officials said Tuesday.<p>A new program for testing suspect bacteria turned up unusual antibiotic-resistance genes 221 times in …

Elon Musk Shares Stunning Images of Finished Tesla Solar Roof Installation

It looks amazing.<p>The Tesla solar roof is building up. CEO Elon Musk shared images on his Twitter page Wednesday of the renewable energy system …

Tesla

World's largest solar energy project will be 100 times bigger than any other on the planet

200 gigawatts of solar power. $200 billion. 100,000 jobs. Those are the numbers attached to the SoftBank Solar Project, which is set to become the …

Here are 22 of the best day-to-day, time-saving tips to use now

I’ve been testing and adjusting various productivity techniques for the past five years, read lots of books (most of them repeating) and here’s some …

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica

Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was carpeted with prehistoric greenery. Now, scientists may have uncovered clues about what happened in the "Great Dying," or Permian extinction.<p>Antarctica is one of the harshest environments on the planet. As the coldest, driest continent, it harbors a …

Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

The Svart Hotel will meet the stringent Powerhouse standard. Is that enough?<p>Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking.<p>But the company’s latest …

Green Living

Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could 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

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Porsche unveils its insanely fast Tesla Model X rival

Porsche continues to target Tesla. After taking a swipe at the Model S, X and 3 maker last week, the German automaker just surprised us in Geneva with the Mission E Cross Turismo SUV (even though Porsche calls it a CUV, a cross utility vehicle). Watch out Model X.<p>Gallery: Porsche Cross Tourismo …

Tesla

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

SpaceX tried to catch its rocket’s nose cone with a giant net — and just missed

Mr. Steven will do better next time<p>After launching its Falcon 9 rocket from California this morning, SpaceX used a giant net to try to recover the rocket’s nose cone as it fell down in the Pacific Ocean. The first-time experiment failed, however: one of the pieces of the nose cone missed the net, …

PSA: Pink Houseplants Exist, and They're Absolutely Stunning

When it comes to cool and trendy houseplants, the fiddle leaf fig tree has been reigning supreme for the past several years. However, this is all about to change: pink-leaved plants exist, and they're so stunning that you might want to have one in every single room.<p>Available in different shapes and …

Plants

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space

The Tesla Roadster that rode SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket into space Tuesday afternoon seems poised to overshoot its mark, with company CEO Elon Musk tweeting a diagram showing that the car's current trajectory will take it beyond Mars and into the asteroid belt in its planned orbit around the …

Roadsters

Scary Amounts of Mercury Have Been Found Lurking in The Permafrost

If it melts, we could be in trouble.<p>The northern hemisphere's permafrost regions have been concealing a really unpleasant surprise: mercury. A lot of …

Record snowfall hits Moscow, downing thousands of trees

Freezing rain and heavy snow have killed one person in Moscow and downed over 2,000 trees. Over half a meter of snow blanketed the Russian capital by …

Weather

World history would be very different without the blood moon eclipse of 1504

On January 31st, half of the Earth will experience a very special moon moment: “a super blue blood moon.” The term, according to NASA, describes three simultaneous celestial events: a “supermoon,” in which the moon is closer to Earth in orbit and appears 14% brighter than usual; the second full …

Astronomy

Jeff Bezos Just Shared His 3-Step Formula for Success--and It's Absolutely Brilliant | Inc.com

Shockwaves were sent through the health care industry yesterday when three corporate powerhouses--Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase--announced they were teaming up in attempt to provide better health care for their collective employees (which currently number over a million people).<p>A …

Jeff Bezos

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

Finally, a 7-Day Detox Plan That's Doable

As much as I like to tell diets to go f*ck themselves, I can also admit that a detox would probably do me good. The thought of ridding my body of the bad stuff and feeling noticeably healthier sounds amazing, but I've struggled to find a plan that didn't intimidate me. I refuse to cut carbs for an …

Healthy Eating

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Paris on high alert amid major risk of flooding

The French capital remains on high alert amid fears of a major flood.<p>After extremely heavy rainfall, the River Seine in Paris continues to rise. In the past century over the New Year period France has only experienced intense downpours like this three times.<p>The government's "Vigicrues" flood …

France

Plastic-free aisles just don’t go far enough – the government must be decisive if it is to fulfil its green pledges<p>The airport: not the most fun place to while away a couple of hours. Most modern airports seem to prioritise row after row of fancy shops over providing enough seats at the gate. One …

Water

Tesla Roadster set to launch into space on SpaceX Falcon Heavy on February 6

Elon Musk’s unbelievable plan to use his own Tesla Roadster as the demonstration payload for the inaugural test launch of SpaceX’s new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, is reportedly set to happen on February 6.<p>Last month, Musk announced the plan on Twitter to some skepticism, but it was confirmed a few …

12 beautiful Instagram accounts that will make you want to fill your home with plants

Looking for some #planttherapy? We've got you covered with some of our favourite Instagram accounts that will give you a daily dose of green …