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The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Eating meat is worse for the environment than driving to work

Next time you brag about biking to work instead of driving for the sake of the environment, take a good look inside your lunch box.<p>According to a new report released by the London-based think tank Chatham House, livestock production accounts for more direct greenhouse gas emissions overall than all …

Agriculture

Why Google Stopped Trying To Make Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal

In 2007, Google, the internet search giant based in Mountain View, CA, made a media splash by investing big-time dollars in an effort to develop a renewable energy technology that could compete economically with coal.<p>The project was called RE<C and it ended only four years after it began.<p>During its …

Solar and wind power are now fully cost competitive with fossil fuels - is it time to switch over? - ExtremeTech

Solar and wind power are now fully cost competitive with fossil fuels – is it time to switch over?<p>By on December 1, 2014 at 2:20 pm<p>This site may earn …

Solar Power’s Stunning Growth: U.S. Generation up 100 Percent This Year

The amount of electricity generated by U.S. utility-scale solar photovoltaic power plants is up more than 100 percent in 2014 over the same period in …