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The Nebra Sky Disc

The Nebra Sky Disc is one of the most fascinating, and some would say controversial, archaeological finds of recent years. Dated to 1600 BCE, this …

Astronomy

The One Thing Keeping Solar and Wind from Taking Over

Whether you like it or not, the move toward renewable power is a certainty in the energy sector.But as we’ve discussed here in <i>Oil & Energy Investor</i> …

Renewable Energy

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries …

Clean Energy

Curious Kids: Where do my recycled items go?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

Sustainability

National Cancer Institute: Sitting is connected to 9 types of cancer

National Cancer Institute

Hyundai's hydrogen-powered, self-driving SUV runs on level 4 autonomy

When it comes to the future of clean and safe transportation, all bets seem to be on electric autonomous vehicles. These combine two of today’s most …

Alternative Fuel

Panasonic Enters AC Solar Panel Market Without Tesla

A new Panasonic AC solar panel is coming to the U.S. market, but we don't know if Tesla's Gigafactory is where the panel will be made.<p><b>Panasonic</b> …

Solar Power

New Zealand cancer survival rates significantly worse than Australia

You are more likely to survive cancer if you live in Australia than New Zealand.<p>Exclusive figures released to TVNZ1's Breakfast show New Zealand's …

Cancer

Montreal surgeon, now a cancer patient, urges doctors to show empathy

In more than 40 years as a colorectal surgeon at Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital, Phil Gordon placed many patients on chemotherapy protocols. He …

Cancer

How to cook roast beef

When it comes to roast beef, the received wisdom is that it should always be cooked on the bone – whether it's a sirloin joint or rib roast – as the …

BBQ

Water purification could be the key to more electric cars

Humanity is going to need a <i>lot</i> of lithium batteries if electric cars are going to take over, and that's a problem when there's only so much lithium available from conventional mines. There may be an oddball solution for that, however: turn the world's oceans into eco-friendly mines. Scientists have …

Lithium

Measuring up U.S. infrastructure against other countries

How does infrastructure in the U.S. compare to that of the rest of the world? It depends on who you ask.<p>On the last two report cards from the …

Smart Cities

HIV cure news: Man 'cured' of HIV via gene editing believes it can be the long-term solution

A man who has successfully undergone gene editing in order to combat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that could have potentially killed …

Genetic Engineering

What Is a Virtual Power Plant, and Why Is Elon Musk Building One?

Tesla is installing solar-power and energy-storage systems in 50,000 South Australian homes, and linking them together to create the equivalent of …

Solar Power

Blend-if: One of the Most Useful Features in Photoshop

The Blend-if feature is easy to miss if you're not looking for it in Photoshop, but it's one of the most useful tools you can have in your …

Tutorials

Infographic: The Dummies Guide to Chinese New Year

You'll likely have seen some Chinese decorations floating around the last couple of weeks and it's all in celebration of Chinese New Year. Although …

Chinese New Year

Study finds people given basic income are likely to keep working

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a social concept in which every person within a system receive a regular, standard, basic income regardless of …

Income Inequality

This Musk — Elon's brother — looks to revolutionize urban farming

NEW YORK – In sunny California, Elon Musk is upending America's auto and space industries. And here, in a cold, gritty section of Brooklyn, his brother Kimbal has embarked on a project that's just as significant in its own way: Trying to reboot the food system.<p>The younger Musk is the co-founder of …

Aquaponics

Dramatic Whale Hunts Depicted in Ancient Rock Art

The paintings match historical artifacts that suggest hunters set out on small boats with makeshift harpoons.<p>Using makeshift harpoons and rafts, a hunter spears a large whale.<p>It would have been a welcome kill for hunter-gatherers living in one of the world's driest regions, Chile's Atacama Desert, …

Archaeology

Device provides years of power through temperature swings

Eventually, you might not need a battery or a conspicuous external power source to keep a device running for years on end. A team at MIT has created a device that produces energy by exploiting the temperature swings that occur between day and night. Known as a thermal resonator, it uses a hybrid of …

Clean Energy

Tesla Model 3 Praised By German Engineers After It Was Taken Apart And Tested

It looks like the Tesla Model 3 has piqued the interest of automakers in Germany. One German car manufacturer has purchased a used Model 3 at about …

Tesla

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

<i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever before, the …

Augmented Reality

Tips and Tricks: Resetting your Apple Music Listening Preferences

I signed up for Apple Music as soon as it was available to try it out, so I know it pretty well at this point. You would think it knows me by now, but more on that in a moment. I had been using Google Play All-Access before that at a discounted monthly rate, but never was super-impressed with the …

Apple Music

Putin’s quest for lost glory

As our correspondent prepares to leave Russia, he argues that the Russian leader’s rule has been dedicated to restoring pride lost in the collapse of the Soviet Union<p>Working on one of my final stories as the <i>Guardian</i> and <i>Observer</i>’s Moscow correspondent, I took my seat at the Bolshoi Theatre one …

Russia

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

IPad Pro

Avoid this 7 Foods After Age of 50

Even if you’re not obsessed with health and fitness, you are probably aware of the foods that everyone is supposed to avoid – like soft drinks, …

Colon Cancer

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

How to recover lost data from iPhone, iPad, or iPod with iMyFone D-Back for Mac

If you need to recover data from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, there are a few options including Apple’s own recovery tools. But an app like iMyFone D-Back for Mac makes it easy to see all of your available options and recover specific data from backups via iTunes, iCloud and the device itself even …

iOS

Elon Musk promises Model 3 safety changes after crash report

Tesla has an excellent reputation for safety and it looks like the Model 3 is just as solid as its other EVs -- but it still needs a few tweaks. Reddit user "Model 3 Crash Dummy" managed to walk away from an accident that totaled his car, despite the fact that "the paramedics said I should be …

Tesla