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The Fusioneers: Forget cars, these guys build nuclear reactors in their back yards.

By Cathy Alter<p><i>All photographs by André Chung</i><p><b>At first glance</b>, the outbuilding attached to Richard Hull’s Richmond home looks like any lean-to built by a retiree with time on his hands: a slap-dash affair with wood that appears salvaged from home projects gone wrong.<p>But instead of storing a lawnmower …

NRC

Portugal Just Ran For 4 Straight Days Entirely on Renewable Energy

Awesome!<p>As renewable energy matures into an ever more popular and cost-effective source of electricity, we're getting used to seeing some historic …

Fear Of Knowing

Science can sometimes come across as a stuffy, inflexible collection of facts — absolute truths not to be questioned. At least, that's the way it is often taught in schools.<p>The reality of science is very different. Scientists are always questioning, holding out the possibility of being wrong, and …

Physics

Netherlands sees sharp increase in people choosing euthanasia due to 'mental health problems'

The Netherlands has seen a sharp increase in the number of people choosing to end their own lives due to mental health problems such as trauma caused by sexual abuse.<p>Whereas just two people had themselves euthanised in the country in 2010 due to an "insufferable" mental illness, 56 people did so …

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50 - Pocket-lint

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both …

Raspberry Pi

9 Reasons You Should Never Bring Your Phone to Bed With You

Your sleep quality takes a nose dive, and that's just the beginning.<p>If you're like 71% of Americans, you probably tuck your smart phone in bed with you so you can scroll through all the news and Instagram pictures you missed during the day. But consider yourself warned: This seemingly innocent …

New York City

This Teen Discovered An Ancient Mayan City By Studying The Stars

Remember when you were little and you’d obsess over things? Things like Pokemon cards or My Little Pony? Maybe you remember doing everything you could to soak up all of the Transformers knowledge out there. Over time, though, you probably moved on… at least a little. Kids ultimately get caught up …