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Concrete Lamps And Their Unexpected Warming Effect On Our Homes

We’ve established that wood pendant lamps make spaces feel warm, cozy and inviting so, using that logic, should concrete lamps make a space feel cold …

Interior Design

This CEO Called Out the Bottled Water Industry as the Biggest Scam Ever. Here's What Happened Next | Inc.com

It's official: SodaStream has waged war against the bottled water industry.<p>SodaStream is a carbonated drinks company best known for its main product -- a device that adds carbon dioxide to normal tap water to make it sparkling. The company has built numerous ad campaigns promoting sustainability, …

Snorkeling

We've Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

(Photo: Unsplash)<p><i>Editor's note from AlterNet: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used</i> …

Agriculture

Nitrogen pollution: the forgotten element of climate change

While carbon pollution gets all the headlines for its role in climate change, nitrogen pollution is arguably a more challenging problem. Somehow we …

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

3tags.org

EPA begins process to regulate toxic, widely used chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a list of toxic chemicals that will be the first reviewed under a recently enacted law that gives regulators increased authority to ban substances shown to endanger human health.<p>EPA's move comes after a key revision to the Toxic Substances …

Helicopter's Rough-Sea Landing Is a Real Nail-Biter

You have to be a pro to pull this one off.<p>It is one thing to pilot a giant vehicle that travels through the air using the power of a gigantic spinning blade located directly above its cockpit. It's quite another to land that vehicle. On a boat. That's pitching wildly in rough seas.<p>It's a trick …

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ISPs

Off-grid flatpack cabins would assemble like Ikea furniture

The cabins will come clad in a metal shell and be offered in several sizes. The smallest will measure just 191 sq ft (17 sq m) and sleep up to four …

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An ocean of water exists deep beneath Earth's surface – and if it dries up we're all dead

Scientists find the mineral brucite can store and transport water at far greater depths than thought.<p>A huge amount of water exists below Earth's …

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The CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool is Finally Being Used on Humans

A team of scientists in China has become the first to treat a human patient with the groundbreaking CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique. While the …

More Than 60,000 Reindeer Starved To Death After Global Warming Cut Off Food Supply

The endangered animals are key to the livelihood of nomadic herders in the Arctic.<p>Tens of thousands of Siberian reindeer are the latest casualties of …

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office.<p>The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He …

Immigration

Cut Anything With Water

WAZER is the first desktop waterjet cutter<p>Ever wanted to cut an outline of China out of a china plate, or to cut a wee knife out of a larger knife blade? A new tool lets you easily and cheaply cut just about any shape out of any material—using the power of water.<p>A group of engineers from the …

Printing

Iconic 750

2001 <i>Honda CB750 Nighthawk</i> by <i>Iconic Moto Culture</i> <br>Specs: <i>1978 CB750 fuel tank. Custom made steel side covers & tail. Engine overhauled and repainted.</i> …

Motorcycles

Making a killing under Obamacare: The ACA gets blamed for rising premiums, while insurance companies are reaping massive profits

Health insurance costs are rising, but why? Let’s take a close look at health insurance companies’ soaring profits<p>Just days before the next open enrollment period was to begin under the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Americans received some sobering news …

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.<p>The analysis, the most comprehensive to date, indicates that animal populations plummeted by 58% …

Biodiversity

10 Artists Inking Remarkably Diverse Skull Tattoos

As humans, we’re intimately tied to the skull—it’s not only a part of us, but it represents something much greater than ourselves. The ultimate …

Body Art

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …

FDA Finally Admits Chicken Meat Contains Cancer – Causing Arsenic

After years of rumors FDA finally admitted that the chicken meats around USA contain arsenic. Arsenic is a cancer causing chemical which if consumed …

Environmental Health

Elephant Weeps While Being Rescued After 50 Years Of Confinement

For fifty years, Raju endured various forms of abuse and lived in chains 24/7. When he became aware of his rescue, the elephant couldn’t contain his …

Water crises are the biggest risk facing mankind — here's why

When you look at the big picture, it's not surprising. In short, we don't have enough fresh water, and things are getting worse.<p>Four billion people already face severe water scarcity at least one month each year, according to a recent study. Supply will tighten as populations grow and demand rises …

Bees added to US endangered species list for the first time

Seven types of bees once found in abundance in Hawaii have become the first bees to be added to the US federal list of endangered and threatened species.<p>The listing decision, published on Friday in the Federal Register, classifies seven varieties of yellow-faced or masked bees as endangered, due to …

Conservation

Air Hogs' Massive Millennium Falcon Drone Even Has a Tiny Han Solo and Chewie in the Cockpit

Air Hogs’ drones might not be as capable or maneuverable as those from companies like DJI and even GoPro now, but they’re incredibly easy for the …