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New solar panel integrates battery storage, inverter, and smart software into a single unit

<b>This startup is reinventing the solar panel, and aims to cut the cost of integrating clean power and energy storage to homes by half.</b><p>Home solar has …

What Your Love of Funny Cat Videos Says About Your Personality, According to Science

Apparently, your preference for cute animals vs. inspirational content says a lot about your personality.<p>Scroll through your Facebook feed and what do you see?<p>Ignoring the current and hopefully temporary barrage of highly partisan election posts (just stop, people! You're not swaying anyone), most …

From dirt-cheap panels to charging your car with the sun: 3 solar trends

The exhibition floor seems virtually endless. With 600 vendors and almost 18,000 visitors, the size of the solar power trade show in Las Vegas gives …

How This Bill Nye-Endorsed Startup Plans to Upend the Solar Industry

Rayton Solar creates its solar panels in a completely new way.<p>Solar energy might very well be the way of the future--but it still has a ways to go. Less than one percent of all U.S. energy consumption comes from solar, a number that's remained low largely because consumers are scared off by the …

Solar Power

The coolest container house you'll ever see

Today we will see a project where sustainability equals sophistication! <i>Christina</i> <i>Menezes Architects</i>, based in Brazil, came with the beautiful concept …

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Vertical Plastic Bottle Garden

CollectCollect this now for later<p>olive Plastic Bottle Vertical Garden<p>Favorites<p>CollectCollect this now for later<p>diyforever DIY Plastic Bottle Vertical …

The REAL Nessie? Fossil of giant 170 million-year-old sea monster with hundreds of teeth unveiled by scientists

A giant predator with hundreds of teeth that ruled the seas 170 million years ago has finally been unveiled by scientists half a century after it was …

Countless birds incinerated in midair by Ivanpah solar plant

September 5, 2016This Mojave Desert solar plant kills 6,000 birds a year. Here’s why that won’t change any time soonby Louis Sahagunas published by …

Birds

Experts warn booming seaweed industry - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A rising number of valuable uses being found for seaweed — from food and fertilizer to pharmaceuticals and industrial gels — is driving the rapid …

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

FDA bans chemicals in antibacterial soaps

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled against 19 antibacterial soap ingredients, citing insufficient evidence of bacteria-killing and safety …

FDA

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

Your Dog Understands What You Say, So Don't Be an Asshole

Dogs understand your tone and your vocab.<p>Everyone knows that saying "good boy!" in a cheerful voice will make any dog wag his tail wildly in excitement, but most dog-owners also have learned that they know certain words no matter the tone (hence why so many have to spell W-A-L-K). And now, science …

Solar Shingles — Looking Back & Looking To The Future Of Rooftop Solar Power

Elon Musk promises a new type of solar energy product - the integrated roof that combines weather protection with the ability to make electricity. …

Clean Energy

Toxic time bomb: Here's the science that explains why microbeads are a disaster

In 1976 John Ugelstad did something only previously achieved by Nasa: he made a series of tiny, spherical polystyrene beads of exactly the same size. …

Science Says Coffee Can Literally Heal Your Heart

Confirming what coffee-lovers already knew.<p>If you truly need your cup of joe in the morning, no scary study will spook you away from drinking coffee. That's why it's nice every now and then to hear about a study that actually encourages our coffee addictions—such as the latest research from York …

Science has some serious news about kissing and we're all ears...or lips

Making out. Tonsil hockey. Perhaps the British alternative, snogging. Regardless of what you might call it, kissing plays a pivotal role in …

DEA Ignores Science, Refuses To Loosen Restrictions On Marijuana

On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) formally refused to reconsider its classification of marijuana, which is officially regulated as a …

Cannabis

How to Break Up With a Power Company

After getting fed up with her energy provider, Keya Chatterjee had her electricity shut off. That was seven years ago.<p>If one’s kitchen hints at what one values in life, it’s pretty clear what Keya Chatterjee’s priorities are. The refrigerator she picked out is not the kind that would appear in most …

Energy Star

Why do we wake up stiff in the mornings? Scientists discover the answer

Scientists have discovered why we wake up stiff in the morning - because our body's natural ibuprofen has not kicked in yet.<p>Researchers revealed the reason our limbs can feel rigid and achy when we rise is because the body's biological clock suppresses anti-inflammatory proteins during sleep.<p>When …

Scientists turn urine into beer

The next time your warm beer tastes “like piss,” it may just be because it really <i>is</i> piss. Thanks to scientists at a Belgian university, there’s now a machine that can turn urine into beer.<p>Pissing drunks everywhere, rejoice.<p>The machine actually turns the urine into two things: drinkable water and …

We Finally Know Why Women Have Orgasms, Thanks To Science

In case you didn't know, we have sex to procreate. That’s kind of the only reason why we have those innate urges to take off our clothes and touch …

Rabbits

People Can't Stop Getting Off On the Science of the Female Orgasm

A new evolutionary study says female orgasms were for baby making, not fun.<p>The mystery of the female orgasm is a cliché as old as time—or at least as old as Aristotle, who wrote a scientific treatise on reproductive pleasure, some 2,400 years ago. For centuries, academics have seemingly pored over …

What Your Pee and Poo Color Says About Your Health

Out of the blue I passed bright red pee. I freaked, thinking it was a sign of terminal disease. Then I remembered the roasted beetroot tarts served …

Wellness

'Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness'

Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises<p>Ayahuasca, as it has come to be known internationally, is a plant medicine that has been used in the Amazon for centuries for healing and spiritual purposes. Renowned for the often …

Consciousness

Do Big Cats Get Hairballs?

Barnacle penises are amazing. That’s not a direct quote from Charles Darwin, but it might as well have been; the naturalist was obsessed with the …

Biology

Hidden Panties And Explosives: Army Releases Bizarre Details About Dallas Shooter

Three weeks after authorities identified 25-year-old Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five policemen in Dallas, the military has released new details about his bizarre behavior while serving in Afghanistan.<p>According to a 2014 military investigation, Johnson stole underwear from an unnamed …