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One of World's Longest-Running Experiments Is Buried in a Secret Location in Michigan

The coolest experiment you've never heard of.<p>In 1879, a botanist called William Beal buried 20 glass bottles in a secret spot on the grounds of …

The Strong Dollar & Your Great Escape: Why Now is the Best Time To Travel for Americans

6 months ago, I sold my car, quit my jobs, rented my Los Angeles home, and set out for a trip around the world, planning to live solely off of my savings. I had budgets precisely planned, backpacks packed, and I was ready to penny pinch my way around the globe. What I didn't project was how well …

Los Angeles

Some animals’ internal clocks follow a different drummer

<b>Lunar clock</b><p>Along with its circadian clock, a marine worm called <i>Platynereis dumerilii</i> has a timer set to the moon, which controls when the animals …

Thousands evacuated across South America as heavy rains spread

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes following heavy rains across South America.<p>In Paraguay, several rivers have burst their banks flooding large swathes of the city of Concordia in Entre Rios province.<p>The Uruguay, Paraguay and Parana rivers are among those that burst …

Scientists Identify Potentially Harmful Bacteria in Espresso Machines

Turns out bacteria like coffee too.<p>Your coffee maker might be brewing more than just coffee, scientists in Spain have discovered, reporting that in a …

Espresso

It’s a wonderful life for the solar industry right now

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>We all know the hallmarks of the …

Weather maps illustrate the strangest Christmas weather in history

It seems the East and West Coasts have done some sort of Freaky Friday switch this Christmas, with peculiar weather conditions for each region. …

Weather

Cage-free, free range, organic: what all those egg labels really mean

If you've ever bought eggs in a supermarket, you've probably faced this conundrum: do I buy the regular, cheap eggs, or the nicer, organic/cage-free eggs? And supposing you want to spring for the humane stuff, how do you know which farms are really treating their hens right, and which are just …

12 ways to get paid to travel the world

But what if you could travel and not spend a dime? What if you could even get paid?<p>Many would jump at the opportunity to experience new cultures, traverse through beautiful landscapes, and satisfy their insatiable wanderlust.<p>We've compiled 12 ways for just about anyone to get their golden ticket to …

Here Is the Real Key to Weight Loss (Hint: It's Not Diet or Exercise)

Practically every client I counsel who struggles with weight loss will say something like, “I just need to workout more.” But the truth is it’s not …

This couple quit their jobs to travel the world and is building a business on the move: Pikkabox

<b>Big corporations and the employable model</b><p>A couple of months ago Brazilian entrepreneur Gustavo Tanaka shared a massively popular post on Medium …

Fossil fuels are all but finished: Renewable energies are the future, whether the GOP acknowledges it or not

Big Oil is in big, big trouble. New policy, investment and tech will all be in the advancement of renewables<p>Michael T. Klare<p>December 25, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Historically, the transition from one energy system to another, as from wood to coal or coal to …

The Activist Mermaid

Being a real life mermaid is a novel approach to ocean activism. But there are some who question whether her work can be doing more damage than good.<p>Hannah Fraser floated on a surfboard in a cove near the Japanese village of Taiji. It was just after sunrise on October 28, 2007, and local fishermen …

Here’s Why You Should Start Working Less

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

The Anthropocene: Hard evidence for a human-driven Earth

Evidence for a new geological epoch which marks the impact of human activity on the Earth is now overwhelming, according to a recent paper by an …

Earth Science

Fergal Smith For President

Tired of the partisan poo-slinging that’s plagued the U.S. presidential race? Have you considered installing a large wall around your home’s …

High-flying solar balloons could produce clean electricity night and day

<b>Combining solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, hydrogen production, and fuel cells, these solar balloons are meant to be deployed above the clouds.</b><p>A team …

Knowledge Management

Are We Headed For An Electric Car Crisis?

If there’s one major automobile trend we’ve seen at the recent spate of trade shows, besides putting screens everywhere, it’s electrification. The …

NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

Architecture firm SOM recently completed New York City’s first net-zero energy school, a beautiful photovoltaic-clad building that’s also the …

Is drinking urine a new health trend or just outrageously disgusting?

Video surfaced with people drinking their own urine; Salon hit the streets to find out what New Yorkers think<p>Peter Cooper<p>January 7, 2016 10:01pm (UTC)<p>So called 'Urine Therapy' has been cited throughout history for certain therapeutic purposes, however, there is no scientific research to back this …

How To Change Your Eating Habits To Have A More Productive 2016

Eating right in the New Year isn’t about deprivation, it’s understanding what your metabolism needs to reset and maximize your energy.<p>Sledding down the hill of holiday gluttony straight into a field of ambitious resolutions can be a jarring adjustment at best. We spend the holidays gorging on fatty …

How Badly Will US Exports of Crude Oil Hurt the Environment?

The reversal of the crude oil export ban is great news for oil and gas producers who've been hit hard by lower and lower prices for their goods in recent years. Unfortunately, it's terrible news for the rest of us.<p>Over the holidays, when most Americans were busy buying stuff and trying to stay cool …

6 countries leading the charge towards renewable energy

<i>This article was originally published on The World Bank’s Sustainable Energy for All blog.</i><p>In 2015 the world saw great momentum for climate action, …

World Bank

We've Rediscovered 'Extinct' Giant Tortoises

Here's how it happened.<p>The Galápagos Islands, 1,000 kilometers off the coast of South America, are probably most famous as the place that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. They are home to an extraordinary array of wildlife, including giant Galápagos tortoises, the world’s largest …

One Tree for Every Bag: 6 Million Trees and Counting

How disease-resistant coffee trees are helping farmers<p>Watch the video to see how the One Tree for Every Bag commitment is helping farmers in Chiapas, …

With Every Drip, Melting Polar Bear Statue Raises Global Warming Awareness

A cry for help from the Arctic that isn't so cute, cuddly or comforting