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Eco-friendly tiny house offers reclaimed style and drawbridge deck

It’s a special one<p>Today in rad brand extensions, Canadian green living blog Greenmoxie has unveiled their 340-square-foot, off-grid tiny house on wheels that is now available for purchase. Originally intended as an one-off project for readers to book on Airbnb, the now commercialized model …

Scientist Accidentally Discovers the World's Newest Shade of Blue and It's Gorgeous

So you agree? You think it's really pretty?<p>"Serendipitously," in 2009, Oregon State University chemist Mas Subramanian created the gorgeous blue pigment you see above, the university reports. Now, the "near-perfect" pigment has been perfected and will be sold as commercial coatings and plastics, …

Science Says Sleeping Twice a Day May Be What Your Body Really Wants

It's not a new thing. It's actually in our history. It might explain some sleep disorders too.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Do you wake up in the middle of the night?<p>A lot?<p>Have you ever wondered that the reason isn't because …

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People Are Loving This Kid's Apology For Taking A Pinecone From A Park

"I am sorry for my decision."<p>Staff at the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in California shared the photo from the young visitor on Facebook, where it has since been shared over 1,000 times.<p>It is technically against park rules to take pinecones out of the park because they are part of its …

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King Tut's dagger was 'made from a meteorite'

<b>(CNN) —</b> New research shows that an iron dagger buried with King Tutankhamun was made from a meteorite.<p>It even suggests the Egyptians knew what they were working with.<p>Archaeologists and historians have been fascinated by King Tut's mummified remains and the mysterious objects found in his tomb since …

Mars Is Making Its Closest Approach to Us in a Decade and Here's How to Watch

Mars is one of our nearest space neighbors, but even it is still pretty far away—which is why its closest approach in a decade is such an unmissable …

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Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here's What Scientists Can Now Confirm

For new parents struggling through yet another sleepless night, the cry-it-out method — in which babies are allowed to cry themselves to sleep — might seem alluring . . . until you research it online and read countless testimonials of fellow moms calling it cruel and swearing it causes permanent …

10 Reasons To Live, Retire, And Invest In English-Speaking Belize

Belize is a little country with a population of fewer than 350,000 people, most all of whom speak English. Part Caribbean, part Central American, it's mostly wide-open spaces with a long coast and a sprinkling of small islands just offshore fringed by white sand and swaying palms.<p>This is one of the …

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Google's New Science Journal App Turns Your Android Phone Into a Lab Full of Sensors

If you’re working on a rocket destined for Mars, Google’s new Science Journal app might be a bit limited. But if you’re an aspiring scientist, the …

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our …

Reading on computer screens changes how your brain works, scientists say

Reading on computer screens and smartphones has made people unable to fully understand what they are reading as our brains retreat into focusing on small details rather than meanings, a study claims.<p>Researchers found that those who filled in forms, read short stories or studied using computer …

Scientists make 'second skin' to hide wrinkles

<b>Scientists claim to have developed an invisible elastic film that can be applied to the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and eye bags.</b><p>Once applied, the formula dries to form a film that "mimics the properties of youthful skin", Nature Materials reports after a series of small trials.<p>At the …

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You Think You Have Free Will? Science Says Think Again

Are we really so good at decision-making? Or do we fool ourselves?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You make decisions every day, don't you?<p>You assert yourself hourly. Especially if you're American.<p>You take life by the horns and …

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016

Though you'll probably want to move to the one nicknamed "9,000 feet above stress level."<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense wanderlust.

The 'Headless Women Project' Highlights a Huge Problem With Hollywood's Movie Posters

When New York stand-up comic Marcia Belsky noticed a disturbing trend among popular movie posters, she decided to make an entire website dedicated to …

The Best Beauty Looks of the Week: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Taylor Swift, and More

This Is Why the Great Barrier Reef Is Dying

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most celebrated ecosystems on Earth—and it’s dying. Months of extreme heat have turned thousands of miles of …

Key gene in development of celiac disease has been found in 'junk' DNA

40% of the population carry the main risk factor for celiac disease but only 1% develop the disease. A newly found gene that influences its …

Erin Heatherton Opens Up About Body Image Struggles She Faced as a VS Angel

"I remember staring at my food and thinking maybe I should just not eat."<p>You once couldn't walk into a Victoria's Secret store or open a catalog without seeing Erin Heatherton's face. The model, who walked in the brand's famous fashion show from 2008 to 2013, had a coveted gig as an official VS …

Here's What Lingerie Ads Would Look Like if They Were Realistic

"It's about showing that lingerie is for everyone to enjoy."<p>Last month, Cora Harrington of lingerie blog The Lingerie Addict got together with three of her fellow lingerie bloggers to take part in a photo shoot celebrating the diversity of women too often overlooked by the mainstream lingerie …

Microsoft Takes Chatbot Offline After It Starts Tweeting Racist Messages

Microsoft is pausing the Twitter account of Tay—a chatbot invented to sound like millennials—after the account sent messages with racist and other …

Why You Should Stop Tossing Imperfect Avocados

Avocados are all about compromise. One moment they’re green and barely edible—then we blink and they’re overripe.<p>While we try to outwit Mother Nature and her too-darn-short window for a perfect avocado—by putting them into a variety of contraptions like the oven, brown paper bags, or the …

Meteorites Help Date the Violent Birth of Earth's Moon

The cataclysmic collision between Earth and a Mars-size object that forged the moon may have occurred about 4.47 billion years ago, suggests a study …

Are you nicer than a child?

It’s commonly held that young children are, well, selfish, but as Caroline Williams discovers, they are often kinder than adults.<p>Last Christmas I took my young son to the theatre. The show, called Antarctica, was for 4-7 year olds and, from an adult perspective, it was all a bit surreal. The actors …

Urban Drivers Are Emitting Way More Carbon Dioxide Than We Thought

More cars, more problems<p>Cities, with their dense populations and public transit systems are often seen as hotbeds of green innovation--places where bicycles, subways, and light rail are transforming how we get around. But new research shows that fast-growing cities are some of the worst culprits …

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