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The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realize

A wealth of new research confirms the rich and the poor have no idea how good and how bad the other have it<p>In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, "Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets." The …

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

A vote in Ecuador on Sunday has turned into a heated showdown between popular President Lenin Moreno and his one-time political mentor, Rafael …

Islamic State (ISIS)
Pollution

National Geographic Travel

Donkey milk baths, white wine showers and sperm whale wax facials: The bizarre beauty secrets of ancient goddesses revealed

• <b>Mary Queen of Scots washed herself in white wine</b>• <b><br>Ancient Indian women used cow dung and urine to boost their beauty</b>• <b><br>Cleopatra bathed in donkey-milk to</b> …

Why you can’t solve income inequality by sending people to college

There's now broad agreement among politicians that inequality of income is a serious problem in the United States, but there's little consensus on what to do about it.<p>A simple thought experiment may rule out one potential solution: Helping more people go to college.<p>Getting a college degree is …

Income Inequality

Ocean Changes Linked to 2010 Hurricanes, Bitter Winters

• <i>Published:</i> April 2nd, 2015<p>An invisible workhorse of the Atlantic Ocean tirelessly shuffles cold and warm water back and forth between tropical and …

Renewables bring 47% of Spain's power in Mar 2015

April 1 (SeeNews) - Spain's renewable power plants accounted for 47% of the country's electricity in March, according to data disclosed on Friday by …

What’s the future of solar power?

In a broad new assessment of the status and prospects of solar photovoltaic technology, MIT researchers say that it is “one of the few renewable, …

The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet

When we think about the Arctic in a warming world, we tend to think about sharp declines in sea ice and — that powerful symbol — the polar bear. But that’s far from the only problem that a melting Arctic brings.<p>In the past decade, scientists have been training more attention on another deeply …

Global Warming

A Periodic Table Of Elements That The World Is Running Out Of

This is one chemistry class the tech industry needs to get right.<p>You might not realize it, but almost everywhere around you are rare metals from the earth.<p>In your phone, computer, or any other LCD screen, for example, you’ll find a dash of indium, a soft, malleable metal that is in short supply in …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Watch This Chinese Megacity Rise Around The Chinese Farmers Who Used To Live There

The city is eating the countryside. People who have farmed all their lives don’t know what to do except keep working amid the construction.<p>Five years ago, the drive from the airport to downtown Chongqing–a city deep in the heart of China–passed fields of farmland. Now, it’s possible to drive half …

Urban Planning

There Are Only Two ‘Big Blobs’ Of Forest Remaining On Earth

For most, forests are something to be driven by or hiked through briefly. A new study shows just how much humankind has tailored these landscapes to …

Ecology

Healing Power of Sunlight and Other Health Benefits

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>By now you're probably aware of the importance of vitamin D. Ideally, it's best to get it from the sun, because sunlight provides a …

Soon A Texas Town Will Run On 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Deep in the renewable heart of Texas<p>Renewable energy is having its moment in the sun...and wind, and water. Costa Rica managed to run on 100 percent renewable power for over 75 days. And in Texas, a state historically associated with oil wells, one metropolis is determined to achieve the same goal, …

Jesus would hate you all — and you didn’t build that: The truth about the ultra-rich and their New York Times apologists

Conservatives are fighting a war on poverty, which really means a war on poor people — and a defense of the rich<p>There they go again. Conservatives are back again with their “war on poverty,” which is to say, their war on poor people and any liberals, or sympathizers, who try to help them.<p>Unlike …

Why Corporate Industrial Agriculture Has Made the Quality of Rural Life in America a Lot Worse

Americans are being subjected to an ongoing multimillion-dollar propaganda campaign designed to “increase confidence and trust in today’s …

Agriculture

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryOur Trump Predictions, One Year Later Slate Staff At the start of this presidency, we guessed what the future might bring. We were mostly …

Rick Gates

What's behind the spike in IQ scores? - Futurity

Is harder work at school behind the rise in IQ scores? A new study suggests environment may have a stronger influence on intelligence than once …

To Recycle or Not to Recycle – PVC Cable Waste is the Question

Why Selfishness Is A MUST For Happiness

<i>‘No matter what you decide to do or where you decide to go, the main thing is that you are happy doing so.’</i><p>Pursue Your Passion<p>My mother Patricia used …

Happiness

Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75 Days Straight

Costa Rica got 100 percent of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight this year, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) …

Renewable Energy

IBM Speaks Louder On Renewable Energy Goals

Most would-be leaders in cloud computing—Amazon Web Services, Google, MIcrosoft, even Apple—have plenty to say about renewable energy goals.<p>IBM has been far less vocal, even though it technically was one of the earliest technology companies to step up support for energy efficiency and toxic …

Renewable Energy
Sustainability

How fracking is stifling innovation in green buildings

The United States is experiencing an incredible domestic energy boom: energy imports are down and natural gas supplies are way up. But perhaps most …

Adventurer Sets Record for Farthest South Swim on Earth

“‘Cold’ is a word that holds no meaning in a blizzard in the Antarctic Ocean. It was very difficult to breathe. I was gasping for air. I kept telling myself to keep calm. I’ve never experienced anything like it, ” says extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh of his record-setting swim.<p>Pughs hands were warmer …

Swimming

Container gardening: Earthbox vs Rubbermaid Tote

Self watering containers super charge my garden. Which works better, however, store bought or DIY?<p>Self watering containers are great. They help …

Gardening