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Homeowners can finance energy improvements through new mortgage programs

By Kenneth R. Harney<p>, Real Estate Columnist<p>Want to put solar panels on your roof — owning them outright rather than leasing from some third-party company? A new program that has just hit the market could help make that happen. And because it uses long-term mortgage money, the interest rates are …

Real Estate

Power plants: how scientists could harness energy from flowers

Researchers at Linköping University have shown it was possible to create an electric circuit within a plant<p>Scientists have woven electronics into the vascular system of living plants for the first time in a breakthrough which could allow them to convert photosynthesis into power.<p>A team at Linköping …

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

Aquaponics

The World's 10 Most Beautiful Buildings

Palau de la Música Catalana; Barcelona, Spain, Photo credit: kkmarais via Flickr<p>Does the sight of a really incredibly façade make you weak in the knees? Does a breathtaking interior make your heart flutter? Do you stay up at night thinking about architectural details? If so, you have to check out …

Barcelona

The biggest difference between rich people and everyone else isn't how much money they have

Yet, so many of us fail to accumulate wealth simply because of our doubts and fears.<p>"<b>The primary difference between a rich person and a poor person is how they manage fear,</b>" writes Kiyosaki, who grew up observing two father figures: "poor dad" — his real father who died with bills to pay — and …

Schadenfreude

You're Right, Hotel Sex IS Better Than Regular Sex. Here's Why.

It's not just in your head (but it is, sort of).<p>If you ever had sex in a hotel room and thought, "Well, that was better than it usually is," you're not the only one.<p>Turns out there are chemical responses that occur in our brains when we have sex in a hotel bed, that don't necessarily happen in our …

Hospitality

Dear PETA: Dogs Respond To PETA Joining Terrible Anti-Pit Bull Coalition

We asked, they spoke, in surprisingly good English: It turns out dogs have a lot to say about PETA joining up with a group that's advocating to ban all pit bulls.<p>Well, some of them do, anyway.<p>That's right, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has thrown its hat in with an anti-pit bull …

Pets

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

“The bees are trying to tell us something”: We may want to listen to the animal our survival depends on

<b>(StudioSmart via Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientific evidence points to one of the causes of bee deaths–as corporate interests work to discredit the science<p>Reynard Loki<p>October 6, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>There is one masterpiece, the hexagonal cell, that touches</i> …

Ecology

Scans suggest Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb

New scans give 'further evidence' that Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tutankhamun's tomb<p>High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last …

Here are the secret apps that only Apple employees get to use

When a prototype iPhone 4 was carelessly left in a bar by an Apple employee, the company quickly scrambled to retrieve it, fearful that journalists and competitors could use it to find out what goes on during the making of a new product.<p>Apple employees are given access to a suite of apps to help …

If We Treated Other Public Health Issues The Way The Pro-Gun Crowd Treats Shootings

Because saying, "Guns don't kill people. People kill people," isn't good enough.<p>President Barack Obama's address to the nation on Thursday, hours after a gunman rampaged through a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, was the 15th time he has delivered remarks about a mass shooting during his …

Try It Now

Breakthrough: Huge new genome discovery shakes human medicine

The human genome has been sequenced, a discovery that has scientists cheering and ethicists fretting about what's next for humanity.<p>It’s a term …

9/11 was a western conspiracy to blame Osama Bin Laden, attack Afghanistan: Jeremy Corbyn

The 9/11 attacks were "manipulated" to make it look like Osama Bin Laden was responsible for them and allow the West to go to war in Afghanistan, …

The 12 most compelling scientific findings that suggest aliens are real

Over billions of years, these ingredients condense to form gas clouds, new stars, and planets, which means that the ingredients, and therefore the potential, for life beyond Earth are scattered across the universe.<p>What's more, a number of recent discoveries also strongly suggest that alien life …

Astronomy