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How One Startup Is Elevating Camping With A Tree House You Carry With You

After a design theft in China and amid a growing market, how the tree-tent company Tentsile is making waves in camping and ecotourism.<p>Alex Shirley-Smith was a tree house architect. In 2013, fed up with designing custom-made suspended abodes that bordered on the extravagant for his wealthy …

National Parks

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Google Analytics

The best cat videos are over a century old

Japan’s love of cats started long before Hello Kitty, Doraemon, and cat cafés. Cats first came to Japanese shores aboard ships transporting sacred Buddhist scriptures from China, as a sixth-century rodent deterrent, and they have since made their way into Japanese domestic life and folklore.<p>An …

Pets

Tiny house, giant journey

Couple quits their jobs to pursue a career dream

Leonard 'Spock' Nimoy 1931-2015: Life in pictures

The Energy Collective

Since 1995, Energy Central has been a hub for news and content for electric power industry professionals. With more than 200,000 registered members, …

Marketing

In a Physics First, Light is Captured as Both Particle and Wave

Physicists have theorized for over a century that light acts as both a particle and a wave, depending on the conditions, but they've never been able to capture it being both at once — until a team in Switzerland did just that in a recent experiment. Scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de …

Quantum Physics

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World’s First Vertical Farms

A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.<p>Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing season …

Simply breathtaking: Freediving couple's stunning underwater photo shoot | CNN Travel

Extreme Sports

Plane hits bridge, crashes into river

<b>(CNN) —</b> Someone in the cockpit of a TransAsia Airways flight apparently made a mayday call because of an engine problem shortly before the plane crashed Wednesday into a river in Taiwan, killing at least 32 people.<p>A male voice on a recording of radio conversations between air traffic control and …

Airplanes

Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

Mental Health

Cameroon: 24 captives freed from Boko Haram

<b>(CNN) —</b> A military operation in northern Cameroon has freed 24 of 80 people kidnapped by suspected Boko Haram militants, according to Cameroonian officials.<p>On Sunday morning, the militants targeted the villages of Mabass and Makxy in the Mayo-Tsanaga division of Cameroon's Far North Region, razing …

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

Farm Fresh? Natural? Eggs Not Always What They're Cracked Up To Be

You're in the supermarket gathering ingredients for eggnog and a Christmas Bundt cake, and you're staring at a wall of egg cartons. They're plastered with terms that all sound pretty wonderful: All-Natural, Cage-Free, Free-Range, Farm Fresh, Organic, No Hormones, Omega-3. And so on.<p>And yet the …

Baby It's Cold Outside! In Pictures

Three members of the same family feared to be among six dead after Glasgow bin lorry crash

Six people died and eight were injured when the out-of-control vehicle careered into Christmas shoppers<p>Three members of the same family are feared to be among the victims after six people died and eight were injured when a bin lorry careered out of control into crowds of Christmas shoppers.<p>A baby …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Perchten Festival in Austria

Indonesia's 'discriminatory, cruel and degrading' test for female police recruits

The Indonesian police continue to use a "degrading" invasive physical test to check for female recruits virginity, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has claimed.<p>A manual examination is used to physically check for an intact hymen in the recruits, the report alleges.<p>It is, according to the report, a …

The Many, Many, Many Things You Should Say “No” To At Work

Forget having it all. NewBrand Analytics CEO Kristin Muhlner is having none of it. Look at all the things she says no to, and get inspired.<p>Kristin Muhlner is the CEO of NewBrand Analytics, which helps companies monitor social media chatter about them. She also has mastered the art of saying no, …

Sheryl Sandberg

Murakami

Knife falls from sky into Chinese man's head

A five-inch kitchen knife falls from the sky and enters the head of 57-year-old man in Sichuan province<p>Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy.<p>But it was only when the local …

China

Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

The worst outbreak of Ebola, which has killed 961 people and triggered an international public health emergency, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea.<p>About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers believe may have been Patient Zero, suffered fever, black stool …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Comcast is turning your home router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot

If you're a Comcast cable customer, your home's private Wi-Fi router is being turned into a public hotspot.<p>It's potentially creepy and annoying. But the upside is Internet everywhere.<p>It's been one year since Comcast (CMCSA) started its monster project to blanket residential and commercial areas …

Google Glass wearers can steal your password

Remember the kid who tried to cheat off you by looking over your shoulder to copy your test answers? He's baaaack.<p>But this time he's wearing Google Glass -- and he's after your iPad PIN.<p>Cyber forensics experts at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell have developed a way to steal passwords …

Your personal information just isn't safe

Companies can't keep your data safe. It's that simple.<p>When Target lost data on some 110 million customers, it recommended them to credit bureau Experian for "identity theft protection," offering to cover the cost for a year.<p>Think you're in better hands? Think again.<p>Sometime before the Target (TGT) …

Snowden asks hackers to protect whistleblowers

Two of America's most famous government whistleblowers made a plea to hackers: Help future insiders secretly expose wrongdoing.<p>Daniel Ellsberg, who famously released the Pentagon Papers, and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden spoke to a packed crowd of computer experts on Saturday at the Hackers …