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‘Spiteful and petty’: Maine governor bans signs to Obama-designated monument

A decision by the Republican governor of Maine, Paul LePage, to ban signs to Katahdin Woods and Waters, a national monument designated by Barack Obama, has been described as “sophomoric and petty” by a member of the family that donated the 87,563-acre tract to the nation.<p>'This is our land': New …

Forests

Green Banana Flour: What It Is + How To Use It To Make Healthy Treats

I loved Golden Rough (the Australian chocolate and coconut treat) as a teen. I loved everything about them: the crunchy texture; the smooth, sweet, …

FedEx Bets on Automation as It Prepares to Fend Off Uber and Amazon - MIT Technology Review

When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight, your FedEx package might someday be delivered by a robot.<p>Rob Carter, FedEx’s chief …

This adorable little robot will draw anything you do

Welcome to the internet of squiggly drawings<p>Line-us is by far the cutest drawing robot we’ve ever seen.<p>Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, this little bot is essentially a USB-powered arm that connects to an app on your tablet or smartphone and copies anything you draw in real time. (The …

The 30-Minute Yoga Flow That'll Make Your Butt Burn Like a Mother

Nothing can Netflix and chill as well as your glutes. Seriously. When we sit on our butts all day, our glutes (the muscles that make up your butt) …

Produce your own water from thin air with SunGlacier's solar-powered DC03

If you’re alarmed by reports of dwindling water supplies across the globe, there has never been a better time to take matters into your own hands. …

Clean Energy

This Ultra-Cheap Material Uses Sunlight To Purify Drinking Water

Leave it in a bottle and it uses the water’s own oxygen to destroy bacteria.<p>After sitting in the sun, a piece of coated plastic can turn sewage water into clean drinking water at almost no cost.<p>A photocatalytic material (which uses light to fuel a chemical reaction) designed by researchers at the …

Activehours, which makes every day a payday, just raised $22 million in Series A funding

What if you didn’t have to wait every two weeks to receive a paycheck?<p>What if you could be wired the money you earned almost immediately after a shift?<p>What if, unlike with payday lenders, you didn’t have to pay interest on those payments? Instead, you were merely encouraged to donate a kind of tip …

Canadian port cities predict influx of cruise visitors in summer

Canadian port cities expect to get an economic boost this summer from an influx of cruise visitors attracted by a low loonie and the country's 150th birthday celebrations.<p>Ports across Atlantic Canada, Quebec and British Columbia are anticipating a surge in cruise traffic.<p>With the opening in May of …

This Slow-Cooker Chicken Might Be the Easiest Dinner Ever

If you have a slow cooker and about five minutes of time to spare for prep work, this simple dinner of Italian-seasoned chicken and potatoes can be …

The Best Soups to Make When You Don't Have Time to Cook

There comes a time every winter when you peer into your pantry and declare enough is enough… No. More. Pasta. Sure, it's the staple dish in a busy …

A winter warmer of a vegetable stew that’s creamy without cream

If there’s a walking, talking advertisement for the power of food to provide energy, it’s got to be Tess Masters. Anyone who has met her, seen her or read her work knows that the actor, cook and author behind the popular Blender Girl blog (and cookbook of the same name) is a whirlwind of …

The 7-Minute Workout That Science Says Actually Works

By now you've probably heard about the Scientific 7-Minute Workout that blew up a few years ago. If not, allow us to fill you in.<p>A recent study laid …

Workouts

How This Startup Is Producing Sustainable Oil From Sewage Sludge

It’s black. It’s viscous. It looks a lot like crude oil. Yet, it doesn’t come from drilling, but from sewage sludge. Danish startup Mash Biotech has found a cost-effective method for converting one of the world’s big waste sources into sustainable oil and a fertilizer.<p>“We’ve tried to sort of put …

Oil & Gas Industry

VR And AR Powered By Brain? Michigan University Startup Working On Going 'Beyond Virtual Reality'

Ever thought if you could control devices with just your thoughts? Neurable, a startup run by Michigan University students, is working on it.<p>Neurable …

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

Guardian sustainable business,Environment,Technology,Business in Australia,Retail industry,Energy,Australia news,Renewable energy,Solar power,CSIRO<p>A few Australian businesses are exploiting the searing heat of summer to create purpose-designed solar cooling systems whose benefits extend far beyond …

Clean Energy

Spicy Molasses Gingerbread People

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cookies: Whisk together molasses, egg, and egg yolk in a bowl.<p>Step 2<p>Process flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, …

A 'Jaw-Dropping' Assessment on Arctic Warming

By <b>Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams</b><p>If President-elect Donald Trump’s appointments of a “band of climate conspiracy theorists” weren’t already stoking …

It’s All in the Hips: Hip Care 101 for BJJ Practitioners

The majority of students in a Brazilian jiu jitsu academy are not the competitors you see on the cover of the latest BJJ magazines. The majority of …

Jiu Jitsu

3 Low-Calorie Crockpot Recipes Straight From Gwyneth Paltrow's Kitchen

As the poster child for health and wellness, Gwyneth Paltrow certainly knows a thing or two about making comfort food healthy. Case in point: her …

Could Gum Disease Cause Rheumatoid Arthritis?

A type of bacteria found in severe gum disease may trigger many cases of rheumatoid arthritis, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The bacteria is found in about a third of people, and the researchers found evidence that 47 percent of patients with rheumatoid arthritis had evidence of an infection.<p>It’s …

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers identify a way to stop cancer from spreading

Salvador Aznar Benitah and first author Gloria Pascual. Courtesy of IRB Barcelona.<p><i>Metastasis, the spreading of cancer cells to other parts of the body, is the main cause of cancer-related death. New research has identified the cells responsible for this process in oral tumors, and also a promising</i> …

How This Woman Sculpted Her Saggy Work Butt Into an Ass of Steel

With insane abs, to boot!<p>Nessa, a 39-year-old from Luxembourg, grew up playing basketball and eating whatever she wanted without gaining any weight. (🙌 )<p>Four years ago, Nessa started a new demanding job in finance, and she started gaining weight. "I was focused on my job and not on my body. I was …

The 20-Minute Cardio Workout for a Faster Metabolism

This fast workout will fire up every muscle and maximize your calorie burn in just 20 minutes.<p>Looking for a way to burn major calories beyond your …

Workouts

The Science behind Yoga

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to …

Gravity can light the world with this new technology

Could you create light from a bag of rocks and a downward force? The answer may surprise you. Creating a future that’s bright and safe for all is at …

Growing Younger With Age

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Healthy Daily newsletter. Sign up to get it delivered to your inbox.</i><p>With some notable …

Prefab Glass House lets you bring home the spirit of Philip Johnson’s masterpiece

Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House has been reimagined as a prefabricated home—a modern abode you can customize and install almost anywhere you …