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Hurricane Irma will likely cover South Florida with a film of poop

South Floridians are bracing for Hurricane Irma’s potentially catastrophic damage. Weather advisories are warning of massive flooding, which will likely render roads impassable and homes uninhabitable.<p>They also face a less visible, yet frightening, potential consequence: contamination from …

Rainfall

Seattle to Ban Plastic Straws, Utensils at Restaurants Next Year

Starting next year, Seattle restaurants will no longer provide plastic straws and plastic utensils to its patrons after a 2010 ordinance finally …

Pollution

Barcelona and the Bottomless Depravity of Donald Trump

Every day in the president's administration is a new low.<p>On Thursday, a van steered by purported "soldiers" of the Islamic State plowed into a crowded pedestrian street in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, killing 13 people and injuring at least 100 more. Within about an hour, Donald …

Robotic Sorting Could Be the Efficient Future of Recycling

When you hear terms like robotics and artificial intelligence tossed around, you probably expect the conversation to be about some lofty futuristic …

Soft Wearable Exosuit Helps Stroke Patients to Walk

Researchers at Harvard and Boston University have developed and tested a soft, wearable exosuit on stroke patients with limited mobility, and found …

Six-Minute Shoes: KEEN Robot Builds UNEEKS In-Store

Curious onlookers clog a popular Tokyo shopping district to see the launch of ‘The World’s Smallest Shoe Factory.’ Inside the 15×5-foot hut, two …

Shoes

Just a headless robot scooping up free ice cream in San Francisco

First they came for the drumming jobs, now the robots are honing in on our ice cream serving gigs, as evidenced by this video by MrEricSir.<p>Outside of …

Ice Cream

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

Backyard Orchard Culture

Backyard Orchards – A New Approach to Growing Fruit Trees in Limited Spaces<p>This article is an introduction to the gardening technique of “<i>Backyard</i> …

Gardening

Grow Your Own Miniature Fruit Trees - Organic Gardening

When I wrote of choosing fruit trees for you home here, I didn’t mention the miniature fruit trees because they can’t survive temperatures below …

Gardening