Rob McKenzie

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The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Eye shape reveals whether an animal is predator or prey, new study shows

A close look at the eyes of 214 types of animal has revealed a relationship between the shape of the pupil and the animal’s ecological niche<p>The eyes say it all. They answer questions about a creature’s social scale, and its place in the pecking order. The geometry of the eye indicates whether an …

Research

Satellite 1 million miles away captures moon passing over Earth

A new satellite keeping tabs on Earth from space captured an incredible animation of the moon passing across the face of the sunlit side of the …

Watch the Moon cross in front of the Earth, as seen from a million miles away

NASA offers some unprecedented cosmic perspective<p>We all need a little cosmic perspective from time to time, and this is as good as it gets. NASA has released this truly stunning GIF of the Moon passing in front of the Earth.<p>The image sequence offers an unprecedented look at the relationship between …

Liquid Solar Technology Could Be Next Gen of Renewable Energy

Look out solar panels, there’s a new “first of its kind” solar technology in town!<p>Its makers said it’s engineered to outperform rooftop panels by …

Clean Energy

6 Things You Didn't Know Were Invented by NASA

<i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>NASA deserves a lot of thanks. The space program is the reason we've put satellites in the sky, landed on the moon, and seen <i>Armageddon</i>. But in the constant quest to dominate the stars, the agency has also ended up creating tools and technologies with …

Helmets

5 Simple Body Hacks to Avoid Jet Lag

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p>It's easy to get pumped about traveling abroad, but if you've ever been punished with a crippling case of jet lag, you know the struggle to reboot your body clock in unfamiliar territory is very real.<p>Fortunately, these simple body hacks can help you curb and prevent the pains of …

Jet Lag

Solarize Cleveland offers deep discounts on home solar power for all Ohioans (photos)

PARMA -- Rudi and Barbara Hermes had been talking about putting a solar array on the roof of their home for years. But the cost and the difficulty of …

Solar Power

E.ON and Sungevity partner for UK residential solar programme

Big Six utility, E.ON UK and major US solar installer, Sungevity have partnered to launch a residential solar programme in the UK.<p>The ‘Go Solar’ …

Tell Congress

If powering our homes and businesses with solar energy is going to be a major solution to climate change, it can’t be an option that’s only available …

France Plans to Reduce Nuclear in Favor of Renewables

France, one of the world’s leaders in nuclear energy production, plans to draw down nuclear’s share of electricity generation from 75 to 50 percent …

Renewable Energy

National Chicken Wing Day: Looking back at all 24 Wings Over flavors, ranked

In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, here's a look at the most important food development of 2014: That one time we ordered every flavor from Wings …

Governor Cuomo announces solar energy to power area ski mountains

ALBANY, N.Y. <b>---</b> Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the three state operated ski resorts at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have …

Tipi Camping In The Forests Of Dalsland

Tipi Camping in SwedenSteneby Prästgård, SwedenThor happily munches away as I stroke his large velvety antlers. I’ve always wanted to pet a moose. …

Camping

Solar + Storage + EV Bundling Approved In California

<b>Published on</b> July 29th, 2015 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>11<p>July 29th, 2015 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Originally published on <i>Solar Love</i>.<p>For the first time anywhere in the …

Solar Power

Don’t want to leave Spot at home? No problem at these dog-friendly Michigan destinations

<i>When it comes to road trips, Michigan is a dog owner’s best friend. Bring the pooch to an array of pet-friendly hotels, restaurants and hiking</i> …

Pets

The 6 Best Under-the-Radar Camping Spots in New England

<i>By: Erik Christensen</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region</i><p>The city is great and all, but sometimes you need to channel your inner Thoreau and head to the woods. You know... to suck the marrow out of life and stuff. Or to make a campfire and play some Floyd on your acoustic. …

New England

Solar Now Cheaper Than Fossil Fuels for Many Small Businesses

Solar power is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the country, and now mom and pop shops can take part in the boom.<p>SolarCity has devised an …

Transform Your Time Off: 2 Intriguing Travel Trends to Try

In today’s day and age, where we’re inundated by images of far-off places and stories of people who quit their jobs to travel the world, it can be …

Trends

How Yellowstone Became the World's First National Park

Caption from LIFE. Old Faithful, Yellowstone's most famous geyser, erupts 150 feet in air about once every hour, has don<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alfred …

Brits are being served food in dog bowls and no one is quite sure what to make of it

LONDON – "The dog's dinner" is no longer just an expression – in Britain, it's also a disturbingly authentic meal.<p>The unusual food trend has been …

3 Reasons We’re Closer to an Algae Future than You Think

Algae shows great potential as a homegrown and renewable fuel source. Here's why it will be a big part of our nation’s energy mix sooner than you …

Algae

Solar

The progress with solar technology has been impressive and is well summarized in the following chart which shows the dramatic decline in the price …

7 Must-Do Adventures in Yosemite Valley

Photo: Tiffany Nguyen<p>Written by Tiffany Nguyen, an Explorer for The Outbound Collective.<p>When I'm hitting the drawing board and thinking of places to travel to, one of the first places that comes to mind is Yosemite National Park. This place has it all, from the tallest waterfall in North America to …

National Parks

Why Pluto Lacks Craters, and Why That's So Freakishly Weird

Pluto has been puzzling us with its weirdly smooth surface, but if it’s the first Kuiper Belt Object we’ve visited, how did we know how many craters …

Great Deal: Fly Across the Country for $75 on American Airlines!

Right now there are some killer airfares available on American Airlines, including trans-con flights to/from New York’s LaGuradia and Los Angeles …

Sony LED Light Bulb Speaker

There are two thing that every home needs, music and lights. Sony just released a LED light bulb with a build in speaker, currently only available in …

Light Bulbs

Iodine-Rich Foods for Weight Loss

Found in some foods naturally, the mineral iodine is often added to products like salt and is tremendously important for healthy thyroid function – …