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Everest Is Covered in a Giant Trash Pile, And Humanity Doesn't Deserve This Planet

Our shit is literally everywhere.<p>The world's highest mountain has, in the last few decades, turned into the world's highest-altitude rubbish dump, …

Pollution

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

Santa Barbara

Fear of humans is driving animals into the darkness — and nocturnal life

It may come as a surprise that many animals, including some apex predators, are terrified of humans. According to scientists, it's because we're big …

Wildlife

It’s a little scary how smart Google’s DeepMind just got

Oh joy – Alphabet Inc.’s AI subsidiary DeepMind has taken another step forward in understanding the world the way humans do.<p>The company that has …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Stylish Airstreams & Trailers Perfect For Summer Road Trips

<b>A Modern & Colorful Airstream</b><p>Homeowners Kent Worth, a manager at fabric house Kravet Canada, and Sean Swayze, a designer with Bryon Patton & …

Interior Design

Camper van owners can find land to park on with Parkmybnb

Never sleep in a Walmart parking lot again<p>Dreaming of open roads, picturesque scenery, and a simplified life, people around the country are ditching their mortgages for vans, campers, and the like. But while Instagram makes #VanLife seem idyllic, in reality it can be hard to find a place to park …

RVs

Neuronal activity sheds light on the origin of consciousness

Consciousness is everything people experience — from the taste of chocolate to the pain of a migraine, the disappointment of failing an exam to the …

Neuroscience

4 Hacks for Stepping Up Your iPhone Photography Game

There is no doubt that the iPhone in your pocket is a great camera. That's especially true if you happen to use the iPhone X...But as we all know, …

Mobile Photography

Contemplating Solar for Your Road Rig? Do It Already

In the desert Southwest, where sunshine is the only thing more plentiful than big vistas, it’s silly that Jen and I have taken two years to hook up Artemis the Airstream with a solar system. I looked into solar a year ago and stalled out because of the seeming complexity and expense. But a month …

RVs

Airstream’s Tommy Bahama Special Edition Travel Trailer Takes Glamping on the Road

Robb Report camps out in the beach-themed backcountry basecamp on wheels.<p>Taking on the great outdoors is not for the faint of heart, unless you have …

RVs

Elon Musk Worries That AI Research Will Create an 'Immortal Dictator' - Mysterious Times

Imagine your least-favorite world leader. (Take as much time as you need.)<p>Now, imagine if that person wasn’t a human, but a network of millions of …

Artificial Intelligence

AI researchers are halting work on human-like machines

Artificial intelligence researchers, who have seen little recent progress toward the creation of a machine that thinks like a human, have largely …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 10 books to help you survive the digital age

I’m an Irish writer whose new novel is set in the digital, hi-tech future. Which makes it … unusual. If traditional Irish literature was a car, it would have a wide selection of reverse gears, 30 or 40 rear-view mirrors and no headlights. I admire much of Ireland’s brilliant, backward-looking, …

Books

10 Best Free Campgrounds in Northern California

It’s hard to think of a better way to experience nature in Northern California than by camping. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. …

RVs

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.<p>It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the <b>Code Conference</b> crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner …

Market Capitalization

A Rare Behind the Scenes Look at Disney World's Most Advanced Audio-Animatronic Character

A lot of us are still scratching our heads over Disney’s decision to spend millions of dollars building Pandora—The World of <i>Avatar</i> in its Animal …

Walt Disney Company

17 Quotes About Living a Beautiful Life

Bobby McFerrin's hit song from 1988, "Don't worry, be happy" says it all. Creating a beautiful life can be as simple as changing your mindset from sad to happy.<p>Walter Hagen, American professional golfer, once said, "You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell …

Happiness

Is Airstream’s Basecamp trailer a millennial resort on wheels or a waste of $40K?

Restless millennials may have spawned the booming #vanlife movement, but wanderlust has been baked into the American identity for generations — just …

RVs

Earth Shatters Climate Record, Sending Planet Toward 'Worst Case Scenario'

April was the 400th “consecutive month with above-average temperatures.”<p>April 2018 was the 400th “consecutive month with above-average temperatures” …

Climate Change

Scared yet? Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot can now jog freely

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot has been untethered and set free, which, for anyone convinced of an imminent robot uprising, is a rather worrying …

Google’s Duplex Hints at a Dark Future for AI

Meet your new augmented reality guide (via Google)<p>Earlier this week Google showed off the new Duplex feature of the Google Assistant. It was a …

Find and Remove the Most Troublesome Apps on Any Device

Bad apps are draining your battery life, sucking up your local storage, and causing your devices to crash more often than they should—and the worst …

Microsoft’s meeting room of the future is wild

Transcription, translation, and identification<p>Microsoft just demonstrated a meeting room of the future at the company’s Build developer conference. Meeting rooms, conference calls, and meetings in general are usually the stuff of nightmares, but Microsoft is working on prototype hardware that will …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Already Influencing Your Daily Life and You Don't Even Know It

The future is already here.<p>4 min read<p>For many of us, the very mention of artificial intelligence (AI) conjures up futuristic notions of Skynet and the malevolent robots that rose up to destroy humankind in the <i>Terminator</i> film series.<p>In reality, however, artificial intelligence is already here and …

A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future

Since the 1940s, the Hawaiian island of Kauai has endured two tsunamis and two hurricanes, but locals say they have never experienced anything like the thunderstorm that drenched the island this month.<p>"The rain gauge in Hanalei broke at 28 inches within 24 hours," said state Rep. Nadine Nakamura of …

The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages

Every two weeks a language dies. Wikitongues wants to save them.<p>On a residential block at the border between Brooklyn and Queens, Gottscheer Hall appears like a mirage from 1945.<p>Blue awnings advertise the space for weddings and events. Inside, an entryway is covered with the saccharin smiles of …

Linguistics

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized: that what we believe to be the objective reality surrounding us is actually …

What It’s Like to Live as a Minimalist and Why You Should Consider It

Learn about what it's like living as a minimalist and why I choose this lifestyle!During the Summer of my Junior year in College, I took on the …

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but at the end of last year archaeologists found the real thing hiding …

Elon Musk Urges People to Watch Chris Paine's A.I. Movie While It's Free

"Do You Trust This Computer?" is now available to stream.<p>Elon Musk is concerned about the future of humanity. The tech entrepreneur shared a link …

Tesla