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Our history books need rewriting

The debate over the need to re-write Indian history textbooks is heating up and, yet again, it is likely to spiral into an ugly political spat. Sadly …

The Most Popular Flowers For Each Month Of Summer

These are the beautiful blooms you'll be seeing all season long.<p>Christine Noelle, BloomNation florist and owner/creative director of Chicago's Dilly Lily, opens up about the blooms people just love to see in their bouquets during warm-weather season.

Gardening

Telomere-lengthening procedure turns clock back years in human cells

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new procedure to increase the length of human telomeres. This increases …

Volvo's glowing bike spray lights up nighttime cyclists

For thousands of cyclists, navigating the roads at night requires an almost prescient sense of awareness.<p>To tackle the problem, Volvo has come up …

Cycling

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

I Heart My City: Trevor’s Santiago de Compostela

In 2013, <b>Trevor Huxham</b> left Texas for Santiago de Compostela and never looked back. Now an English teacher at a bilingual school, Trevor spends his extracurricular time cataloguing the many pleasures of Santiago de Compostela on his blog, <i>A Texan in Spain.</i> “Not only is Santiago the endpoint of the …

South America

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Diabetes genes come out of hiding - Futurity

Researchers have narrowed down the number of genes that play a role in diabetes. "It's a game-changer for Type 1 diabetes," says Patrick Concannon.

Greece sours German relations further with demand for war reparations

Alexis Tspiras, the Greek prime mininster, says Berlin has ‘a moral obligation’ to make amends for years of Nazi occupation<p>Greece’s strained relations with Germany took a turn for the worse on Wednesday when Athens’ leftist-led government raised the spectre of seizing German assets for war …

Europe

Feast and famine

MAHARASHTRA, 2010. In a village 130km (80 miles) from Mumbai, the head of a nursery is weighing a child. Four years old, she is just 10kg (22lb), …

Ethiopia, 30 years after the famine

With an Einsteinian shock of hair and a wise man’s beard, Mulugeta Tesfakiros, just off a flight from Washington, settled into an office of glass walls and vibrant artworks in Addis Ababa. The millionaire magnate, who has gone into the local wine business with Bob Geldof, mused on the new Ethiopia: …

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

Wearable Tech

UN Says Veganism Can Save the World From Destruction

Can a vegan diet save the world? According to a new report from the UN, the answer is "yes." The <i>Guardian</i> writes that "a global shift towards a <b>vegan diet</b> is vital to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty, and the worst impacts of climate change." The report notes that the Western preference for …

Powerless Filmmakers Capture India's Shocking Energy Crisis | Blog | Independent Lens | PBS

<b>Powerless</b> is the story of Kanpur, an industrial city in northern India, crumbling under the lack of infrastructure. Filmmaker Fahad Mustafa was born …

Climate Action Pledged by U.S and China, but What About India?

This week's climate pledges from the United States and China are aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from the world's two largest sources. What …

Goal to End Fossil Fuels by 2050 Proposed at Lima Climate Talks

A draft negotiating text was circulated yesterday at the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru that would cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050, earlier …

6 Awesome Zen Stories That Will Teach You Important Life Lessons

Why Solar Energy Is the Key to Solving Global Poverty

Every morning, students in Kunthur, a village outside Bangalore, India, leave home carrying a battery among their books. At Swamy Vivekananda High …

SolarCity Offers Bonds, Wants Everybody To Invest In Solar

SolarCity on Wednesday announced a direct sale of $200 million in bonds through its own online portal, an offering that targets consumers rather than institutional or accredited investors.<p>SolarCity executives made it known in January this year that they planned to roll out a website to allow …

EndCoal.org

© Power Past Coal<p>The coal industry and its government allies want to you believe that coal is cheap, coal is clean, and coal is the solution to …

Weather Channel Co-Founder Tells Fox News Host Global Warming Is A Myth

Meteorologist and Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman joined Fox News' Megyn Kelly Monday night to discuss the trials and tribulations facing one of the nation's most persecuted minority groups: climate skeptics.<p>"Thank you for having me on your program," said Coleman. "A climate skeptic can …

Which electric vehicle best fits your lifestyle?

There are so many terrific plug-in cars on the market. By answering this short quiz, you’ll figure out which plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), if any, …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers

News broke Thursday morning that Amazon has settled its long-running dispute with the book publisher Hachette. This brings months of sniping to an end, but the structural conflict between publishers and the retail giant isn't going away. And here's a little real talk about the book publishing …

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