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Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Extreme energy efficiency is target of more buildings, even low-budget Habitat for Humanity homes.<p>Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy.<p>The reason's simple: They're so well sealed and …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …

Drugs

5 Tips: How To Quickly Make Your House Look Cleaner Than It Is

You get a text message that company is dropping by and they're only 10 blocks away. Don't panic. Take a deep breath, now panic and check out these 5 …

Merck Triggers The Race to Replace Cubist

A real healthcare crisis has been in the works for the last half-century and it has nothing to do with the cost of healthcare, although you could argue it has something to do with the price of it. It has everything to do with the phenomenon of antibiotic drug resistance. Some of the best investment …

Michio Kaku: Mr Parallel Universe

<b>Our universe is doomed, says Professor Michio Kaku. Fortunately, he's working on several escape routes: time travel, wormholes, and another universe entirely. The physicist on a mission to 'read the mind of God' shares his (very) deep thoughts with Nigel Farndale. Photograph by Rick Giles</b><p>There is a …

Physics

NASA: "Alien Lifeforms May be More Complex Than Anticipated" (Weekend Most Popular)

When astrobiologists contemplate life on nearby planets or moons, they often suggest such life would be simple. Instead of there being some kind of …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …

Does Our Military Know Something We Don't About Global Warming?

Every branch of the United States Military is worried about climate change. They have been since well before it became controversial. In the wake of an historic climate change agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in China this week (Brookings), the military’s perspective is …

Basic Table Manners: A Refresher

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Brush up on your etiquette basics to wow fellow diners (and make your mom proud).</i><p>The holiday season will be here soon, and with it come tons of parties. …

Do animals have emotions?

In July 1932, a rhesus monkey at the recently opened Chester Zoo was seen by visitors gnawing at a length of rope. After tying one end to a branch, he made the other into a noose. He put it over his head and jumped, dying instantly.<p>“Monkey commits suicide!” screamed newspaper headlines, while …

Researchers find that yellow fever mosquitoes contain odor-detecting gene

Seeking The Secrets Of A Super-Long Life, Scientists Sequence The Genes Of The Oldest Americans

Supercentenarians have somehow managed to live past 110–and are often surprisingly healthy. How do they do it? Scientists are searching their genomes for clues.<p>The secret of an incredibly long, incredibly healthy life eludes us still.<p>That’s the main finding of a major multi-year effort, led at …