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To Stop Climate Change, Educate Girls and Give them Birth Control

Climate change is a ubiquitous hydra, a many-headed beast that affects everyone and everything in some form. Solutions to climate change range from …

Climate

Real-time object detection on the Raspberry Pi with the Movidius NCS

By onFebruary 19, 2018 in Deep Learning, Movidius, Tutorials<p>Today’s post is inspired by Danielle, a PyImageSearch reader who emailed me last week and …

Raspberry Pi

The Earth's poles may be about to flip - and the consequences could be 'dire'

Over the past 200 years, the Earth’s magnetic field has been getting weaker. Researchers believe that this could be a sign that the poles are about …

Magnetism

Raspberry Pi Powered Nerf Sentry Gun

Maker Tyler Lugger has published a great project to the Hackster.io website which details how you can use a Pi mini PC to create a Raspberry Pi …

Raspberry Pi

To fly or not to fly? The environmental cost of air travel

Though air travel is more popular than ever, the vast majority of people in the world have never been on a plane. As that dynamic slowly changes, the …

Trump’s nuclear-button tweet was a stroke of ‘stable genius’

When the president suggested that he could envision a limited nuclear war with our communist adversary, critics were “horrified” and “appalled” while the regime called his remarks “dangerous madness.”<p>The president in question was not Donald Trump. It was Ronald Reagan, who in his first year in …

North Korea

The Other Terrifying Lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Historians have focused on how John F. Kennedy’s wisdom narrowly averted a nuclear catastrophe. They’ve paid less attention to how little we knew about the Soviets’ true intentions.<p>If you add two cliches together, can the sum be something more than a cliche? Could it actually be alarmingly …

War

Opioid abuse in the U.S. is so bad it’s lowering life expectancy. Why hasn’t the epidemic hit other countries?

For the second year in a row, life expectancy in the United States has dropped.<p>It is not hard to understand why: In 2016, there was a 21 percent rise in the number of deaths caused by drug overdoses, with opioids causing two-thirds of them. Last year, the opioid epidemic killed 42,000 people, more …

Tom Marino

What Will It Really Take to Avoid Collapse?

By Jeremy Lent<p>For a moment, the most important news in the entire world flashed across the media like a shooting star in the night sky. Then it was …

Let it go: The Arctic will never be frozen again

Last week, at a New Orleans conference center that once doubled as a storm shelter for thousands during Hurricane Katrina, a group of polar …

Global Warming

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The US said it might block North Korean ships — and Pyongyang called it a 'big step' toward nuclear war

After North Korea's latest missile test late last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on all nations to clamp down on the rogue nation and reasserted the US's "right to interdict maritime traffic" coming into and out of North Korea.<p>The threat riled Pyongyang, which has threatened war …

North Korea

The modern-day version of a thousand-year-old philosophy can help anyone be more confident

Ever feel like you're not good enough? Something bad happens and your brain plays a YouTube highlight reel of every mistake you've ever made. Your confidence crashes and your self-esteem flatlines.<p>You're not alone. People have been feeling like this as long as there have been people. It's an old …

Self-help

Aftershocks still being felt from North Korean nuclear test which 'moved the Earth's crust'

"When you have a large nuclear test, it moves the Earth's crust around the area."<p>The US Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that aftershocks are …

North Korea

China Can Stop North Korea's Nuclear Aggression, Former UN Secretary-General Says

President Donald Trump has maintained an ambiguous relationship with China, often blaming the latter for not doing enough to keep North Korea’s …

‘US will lose next war’ military assessment warns

So is the world’s self-proclaimed ‘policeman’, the United States, up to the challenge?<p>A new in-depth report from strategic think-tank RAND …

These solar panels that can pull clean drinking water out of the air just got a big boost

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water.<p>A sustainable water startup called Zero Mass aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that …

Clean Energy

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Artificial organs: We're entering an era where transplants are obsolete

No More Heart Transplants<p>Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are often longer than the lists of those willing (and …

China stages drills in warning to US and South Korea amid nuclear tensions

China has staged military drills near North Korea in a defiant warning to Washington and Seoul that it will uphold a “balance of power”, a military expert said, amid ongoing US-South Korean war games.<p>The Chinese exercise in the Yellow and East seas near the Korean peninsula follow the launch of …

How to Increase Your Sex Drive Naturally

There are countless articles that tell us that if we eat certain foods or dress a certain way, it will immediately increase our sex drives. Because …

Wellness

Will Mars colonists live in these 'Redwood Forest' habitats?

Space<p>Dome-shaped structures connected by tunnels take first place in Mars City Design competition.<p>A team of engineers and architects from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won the top prize for architecture in 2017’s international Mars City Design competition, which asks …

Space Exploration

Improve Your Focus in 9 Minutes or Less With This Morning Routine

It’s your body’s job to house and protect your brain, but did you know that you can also use your body to strengthen your mind? In this article, …

Why Asking This 1 Question in a Job Interview Increases the Chances You Get Hired

Employers want you to ask this question. Here's why...<p>Anyone who has been on an interview knows there usually comes a point at the end of the meeting where the interviewer says to the interviewee, <i>"Do you have any questions?"</i> You may be wondering whether it's OK to ask some. Or if you should just …

Employment

Cards Against Humanity buys land at Mexican border in bid to stop Donald Trump building wall

The company behind the popular game Cards Against Humanity says it has bought up a plot of vacant land along the Mexican-American border in a bid to stop Donald Trump building a wall.<p>Known for its promotional stunts, the game company said it was "going to save America" because the "government is …

Donald Trump

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Them!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

ScienceAlert Deal: 8 Insanely Cool Things You Can Do With Raspberry Pi

Mine for Bitcoins.<p>If you've been living under a rock these last few years, you might have missed the huge interest in the tiny computers called …

Raspberry Pi

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Climate Change

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Happiness

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Self-improvement