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Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, roaming pigs, overwhelming odours and groups of waste pickers collecting plastic bottles in large white sacks.<p>There are an …

Sustainability

Why Donald Trump scares you so much — and why it matters

It’s not just you — we were born to fear predators, and Donald Trump fits the profile of a psychopath<p>For many people, this presidential election is triggering a visceral fear response hard to put into words. Here are the words you might have been looking for: We are born to fear predators.<p>There are …

Down goes the Trump-tanic! Republicans flee the wreckage — and the Clintons dodge a bullet

Schwarzenegger, McCain and other GOP bigwigs have finally had enough — and the damaged Clintons heave a huge sigh<p>I originally intended to launch a semi-contrarian argument before the big debate this weekend that Bill Clinton’s troubling sexual history and the peculiar nature of the Clinton marriage …

This chart will show your true sexual orientation

When reality TV dumpling Honey Boo Boo Child declared that "everybody's a little bit gay" three years ago, she was unknowingly taking a page out of sexologist Alfred Kinsey's book. His famous Kinsey scale, which identifies people's levels of same- or opposite-sex attraction with a number from zero …

City Halls

Bolivia ended its drug war by kicking out the DEA and legalizing coca

The leaves, he says, represent one of his three harvests per year, grown under Bolivia's policy of legal but regulated production of the crop. Each harvest will fetch about $200 at market, but half of that goes toward expenses, including pesticides and wages for locals who help pluck the ripe …

Elizabeth Warren Says to Trump What All Women Are Thinking

The Senator just shut down Trump's late-night Twitter tirade.<p>There are so many things we wanted to say to Donald Trump, presidential candidate and misogynist extraordinaire, after he felt compelled to do some late-night tweeting and further defame former Miss Universe Alicia Machado (and Hillary …

Video Shows Carolina Cop Violently Arrest Black Man For Sitting On His Porch

Greensboro Officer Travis Cole was stripped of his law enforcement credentials, but he escaped criminal charges.<p>City council members in Greensboro, North Carolina voted this week to strip the law enforcement credentials of a police officer who is accused of violently arresting a man sitting on his …

Justice

Climate Change And The Astrobiology Of The Anthropocene

You can't solve a problem until you understand it. When it comes to climate change, on a fundamental level we don't really understand the problem.<p>For some time now, I've been writing about the need to broaden our thinking about climate. That includes our role in changing it — and the profound …

Climate Change

5 5-Minute Routines That Will Make You Wildly Wealthy and Successful

Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time.<p>Success and wealth don't happen in one fell swoop, but maybe they can happen five minutes at a time. The ultra-wealthy may seem larger than life, but if we break down the habits of millionaires and …

DiCaprio's 'Before The Flood' a wake-up call on climate change: director | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Turning a blind eye to climate change will come at a price the world can no longer afford to pay, the director of a documentary produced by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio said on Monday.<p>Leonardo DiCaprio arrives on the red carpet for the film "Before the …

Climate

This happiness hack from a wildly popular Stanford class can help you create a life you love

Thanks to master organizer Marie Kondo, many of us now evaluate our belongings based on the principle that things we love should bring us joy. But too often, we fail to bring the same level of scrutiny to the rest of our lives. Just as passivity can leave us buried under a lot of junk we don’t …

Stanford University

Bernie Sanders: Don't vote for a third-party presidential candidate in this election

At a rally for Democratic congressional candidate, Zephyr Teachout in New Paltz, New York on Friday, the Vermont senator advised voters not to vote for a third-party candidate for president and to remain focused on stopping Donald Trump.<p>"When we're talking about president of the United States, in …

Climate disruption is fueling stronger storms

Familiar weather patterns are a thing of the past, and the U.S. may face more extremes in the coming decades, says a noted meteorologist.<p>“I don't recognize the climate anymore,” says Jeff Masters, the director of meteorology for Weather Underground. “I look at the weather maps in the morning, …

For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

Marge Giaimo makes her way to a picnic table under the shadow of an oak tree. Santa Barbara's trees, like its oceans and mountains, are one thing she says she never tires of here. After losing her senior housing three years ago, this table is where she does her painting these days.<p>"I feel very …

Homelessness

The simple strategy one man used to save enough money to retire at 30

In 2005, Peter Adeney — better known as Mr. Money Mustache— retired at 30 years old.<p>Leading up to retirement, Adeney and his wife, Simi, both software engineers, stashed two-thirds of their combined $134,000 take-home pay in savings. After just 10 years in the workforce, the couple had accrued …

Big Pharma has spent nearly $900 million to stop states from placing limits on their addictive drugs

As America's opioid epidemic rapidly increased to crisis levels over the course of the last decade, pharmaceutical companies like Purdue, which makes …

Pharma

We’re at peak “white racial apocalypse”: The enduring toxic myths fueling Obama backlash, “all lives matter” and Donald Trump

Salon talks to scholar Jeff Chang about race, segregation and whether diversity is just “to satisfy white folks”<p>Jeff Chang’s new book, "We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation," is filled with alarming statistics.<p>In an essay on race and popular culture, the journalist and cultural …

Black Lives Matter

Derren Brown's New Book 'Happy' Slams Self-Help Industry: ‘The Universe Doesn't Give A F**k’

Illusionist is happy, but he's not happy with self-help books.<p>Derren Brown rubs his eyes. It’s no illusion. He’s just tired. The 45-year-old has a …

How We Turned A Fun Idea Into A 6 Figure Business In Just 1 Year

by <b>Maxwell Finn</b> on September <b>14, 2016</b><p><b>UPDATE: This post has gone viral so we want to give every reader 15% off their first order as a special thank you!</b> …

How Supporting Adult Children Can Flat Out Ruin Your Retirement

When I first sat down with Jack and Peggy to talk about retirement, I noticed a sense of desperation right away. Just two years away from his hopeful retirement date, Jack worried he may have to work forever. Peggy shuffled around in her seat with a wary look in her eye. It was almost as if she …

Retirement

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

6 Ways to Fight America's Heroin Epidemic

Heroin-related overdoses have almost quadrupled over the last decade in the U.S., leading to more than 10,000 deaths in 2014 alone. And in the last …

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy.<p>I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive biases whenever I have a hunch that a certain type of thinking is an official bias but I can’t recall the name or details. But despite trying to …

Critical Thinking

A Teenage Hacker Figured Out How to Get Free Data on His Phone

We salute you, young cyberpunk.<p>Jacob Ajit is 17 and he just hacked his way to getting free phone data, presumably so that he can do whatever it is that Teens do online these days without alerting his parents with overage fees.<p>Memes? Mixtapes? Googling if you can get sick from too much peppermint …

T-Mobile

Xero to launch accounting bot for Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and Slack

The more than 700,000 users of small business accounting software Xero will soon have a Facebook Messenger bot to access their business data and help them hire financial professionals. Plans for Slack and Apple iOS bots were also announced today.<p>The bot codenamed Hey Xero will make its debut later …

Small Business

Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a new promise of $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz becomes one of the …

Government

The inventor of Siri's backend technology says Amazon's Echo and Alexa are 'incomplete'

But Babak Hodjat, the inventor of the technology behind Apple's voice recognition system Siri, doesn't believe in Echo and Alexa's hype. He thinks they still lack one major component that makes human-machine conversations more complete: visual interactions.<p>"It has to be augmented with all sorts of …

Automation

This bizarre $15,000 electric car could transform your commute

A new all-electric car just hit the market, but it looks a little different than other electric cars you can buy.<p>Made by the Canadian company Electra Meccanica, the 2017 Solo car boasts three wheels instead of four and is built for just one passenger, hence its name, Solo.<p>The car is not aimed at …

The Humanoid Robot Space Explorer

Valkyrie can move its hands, bend its legs, turn door handles, and even dance. Its next task? Going to Mars.<p>The Juno spacecraft recently made history …

Robotics

The subtle way Google plans to use its greatest skill to combat ISIS

"She told me, 'Well, I was looking at photos online and I thought I was going to go live in the Islamic Disneyworld,'" quotes Yasmin Green, head of research and development at Jigsaw, the think-tank spun out of Google earlier this year.<p>"It's so incredible because what you and I see in the media,</i> …