Rebecca Shaw

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A Majority Of Americans Want Renewable Energy To Be A Top National Priority

Will Americans ever stop debating climate change? That seems, at best, unlikely. But interestingly, the debate is far more settled over one aspect of changing how we treat our world. Renewable energy, a new poll finds, is something many voters, even the most hardcore climate change deniers, think …

Renewable Energy

Republicans Look To Block EPA From Tackling Climate Change

GOP lawmakers have their sights set on stripping the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to take action on climate change.<p>Last week, Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.), a climate change denier, introduced the “Stopping EPA Overreach Act of 2017,” a resolution that seeks to rein in what he and …

Clean Technology

7 ‘apartment-in-a-box’ designs for tiny spaces

Small living, made easy<p>As micro apartments become ever more prevalent in cities around the world, architects and designers seem to have grasped firmly onto one idea: the “all-in-one” furniture solution that combines multiple functions into one module. The premise is simple. By tucking in everything …

Living Rooms

Revolutionary flapping wind turbine mimics hummingbirds to produce clean energy

A new flapping wind turbine from Tunisia marks a revolutionary breakthrough in the field of mechanics. Until recently, scientists have been limited …

Delhi Just Banned All Disposable Plastics

But can it actually change the habits of consumers?<p>While Michigan is busy banning the banning of plastic bags, Delhi, the Indian city of nearly 10 million people, has just banned all disposable plastics. Unlike U.S. cities, which often favor the short-term interests of business over the long term …

9 Things You Can Do About Climate Change

<i>My friend the writer and editor Laura M. Browning asked me to write about environmental action for her newsletter “</i><i>One Small Thing</i><i>,” which advises people on personal actions they can take to improve their world. Here’s a preview:</i><p>Most Americans believe climate change is real and that something …

Sustainability

This DIY Platform Bed Saves Space, Has Tons of Storage

Arranging a decent-sized bed and other furniture in a small living space can feel like Tetris on hard mode, but if you’re up for a weekend project, …

Parts of United States are heating faster than globe as a whole

A new study shows the Northeast USA will reach the dangerous 2°C warming threshold faster than most of the rest of the planet<p>Global warming obviously refers to temperature increases across the entire globe. We know the Earth is warming, we know it is human-caused, we have a pretty good idea about …

Climate Change

Congress looks to start building a Mexican border wall within months

In a bid to swiftly deliver on one of President-elect Donald Trump’s chief campaign promises, congressional Republicans are exploring ways to begin funding a barrier on the U.S. southern border starting as soon as April.<p>Multiple lawmakers described the plans Thursday, which would use authority …

Immigration

America’s youth are suing the government over climate change, and President Obama needs to react

These lawsuits could offer a ray of hope for climate change proponents<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>At a time when humanity must reverse course before plunging over a climate cliff, the American public has elected a president who seems to have …

Climate

On climate data, knowledge is power

Regarding the Dec. 14 news article “Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump”:<p>It would seem that the new administration may be inclined to forget the adage “knowledge is power.” By choosing to neglect available climate information, or disabling our …

Clean Technology

Introduction to Psychology: A Free Course from Yale University

Taught by Yale professor Paul Bloom, this course presents an Introduction to Psychology and tries to explain what makes us tick:<p>What do your dreams …

Trump Can't Stop the Energy Revolution

The planet is warming, dangerously so, and burning more coal will make it worse. President-elect Donald Trump thinks man-made climate change is a …

Fossil Fuels

Silkpunk Sci-Fi Author Ken Liu Talks Fantasy, Technology and the Future of the Human Race

An interview with the author of The Grace of Kings and The Wall of Storms<p>Ken Liu, author of the Dandelion Dynasty series, is one of the leading new voices in science fiction. His worlds are teeming with airships and submarines crafted from silk, sinew and feather. Liu spoke with Nexus Media about …

The Surprising Secret of Millennials' Success and Happiness | Inc.com

Ever find yourself wondering why millennials seem to be so happy with the successes they have achieved in their work and lives? Turns out, this young and rising generation may have been one step ahead of us all along.<p>It all begins with how millennials define success in comparison with how we have …

Happiness

Global warming may be far worse than thought, cloud analysis suggests

Researchers find clouds contain more liquid – as opposed to ice – than was previously believed, threatening greater increase in temperatures<p>Climate change projections have vastly underestimated the role that clouds play, meaning future warming could be far worse than is currently projected, …

Climate Change

Europe wants to build a village on the moon

The International Space Station, as amazing as it is, isn’t going to be around forever—or even for very long. Sometime in the 2020s, the program will come to an end. Europe has been thinking about where it will carry out space research after this date, and it’s aiming high. At the moon.<p>We’ve known …

Space Exploration

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Relationships

5 Reasons Why Some Women Go Through Early Menopause

Maybe you wake up at night drenched in sweat, or you’re struggling to concentrate, or your period has been MIA. These symptoms are enough to freak …

Women's Health

Why Agnosticism Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means

Agnostics are often characterized as ambivalent or wishy-washy fence sitters who refuse to make up their minds. But there's much more to agnosticism …

Quantum Suicide: How to Prove the Multiverse Exists, in the Most Violent Way Possible

Quantum mechanics says objective reality doesn't exist, that instead all we see are probabilities collapsing into one particular configuration... and …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

Success