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33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

Welcome to the Universe: Neil deGrasse Tyson on space and other unknowns

Can we afford a no-holds-barred approach to scientific research? Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells DW why, when it comes to space, or any …

10 smart home technologies to look out for

As technology develops, our home lives are becoming increasingly automated. In this article, we will look at just some of the smart home solutions …

Korg's $300 Monologue synth runs on AA batteries (updated)

Korg tempted us with the analog polyphonic Minilogue synthesizer back in January and now the company has another budget-friendly instrument. Meet the Monologue: a monophonic analog synthesizer that has a similar design as its elder sibling but costs a mere $300. This new version houses the same …

Quitting My $97K Job Saved My Life

Entrepreneurship doesn't seem so scary compared to sacrificing your family and health for a paycheck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever feel like you're destined for something greater? Like you're not reaching your full potential? Like you're making a living but not a …

Slick tiny house converted from 40-foot shipping container

When small design trends collide<p>It’s a tiny house...It’s a shipping container...It’s your favorite micro-home trends mashed up into one for $47,900! Whipped up by Missouri-based Custom Contain Living, this 312-square-foot abode is a brand spanking new tiny house converted from a 40-foot shipping …

World Vegetarian Day 2016: Recipes And Tips For Making Most Of Meatless Celebration

Saturday marks World Vegetation Day. This is the day where attention is brought to the environmental and health benefits of vegetarianism and …

New solar panel integrates battery storage, inverter, and smart software into a single unit

<b>This startup is reinventing the solar panel, and aims to cut the cost of integrating clean power and energy storage to homes by half.</b><p>Home solar has …

Beetroot and pink peppercorn gratin

Comforting and colourful, this hearty gratin gets its mild warmth and fruity, spiced edge from the pink peppercorns. A food processor or mandolin will make quick work of the prep, otherwise settle down with a very sharp knife.<p>SERVES<p>6 as a side<p>INGREDIENTS<p>2 large garlic cloves, peeled<br>• 400ml double …

How to make computer coding child’s play

Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books to teach children computer programming, with a range of other books, computer clubs and software following in their wake.<p>Now there’s a renewed wave of interest in the topic, thanks partly to …

Kids

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Get Out The Grill! 10 Meatless Main Dishes to Celebrate Labor Day - One Green Planet

Labor Day is fast approaching. No matter what your plans are, use the holiday as a chance to try some meatless main dishes. Set the animal products …

Incredible Milk-Based Packaging is Better than Plastic—and You Can Eat It, Too

Plastic as used in packaging is a wonder product: phenomenally cheap, versatile in its uses (stiff, flexible, rough, smooth, thick enough to contain …

Farming

Man 'wakes up' from coma after ultrasound waves were beamed into his brain

A 25-year-old man in a coma may have had his recovery kickstarted after researchers 'excited' his brain tissue with ultrasound pulses.<p>The man was …

Instead Of Boiling Your Eggs, You Should Try Steaming Them

There's a better way.<p>As simple a food as they are, hard-boiled eggs are in fact a little tricky to get right. If you cook them too long, they’ll get that unappetizing green ring around the yolk. Start with them too fresh and they’ll be impossible to peel. If you’re looking to make a quick egg salad …

Food

Estream is a Portable Generator That Can Power Your Mobile Devices Using Running Water

Small, compact, and easy to use, this device is like carrying a portable hydroelectric plant in your backpack.

Plans for tiny house by Foundry Architects made available for purchase

Anyone wanting to construct their own tiny house can now buy detailed plans for a micro dwelling designed by Washington DC studio Foundry Architects …

We’re Getting Closer to Knowing Why Bees Are Dying Off Worldwide

One widely-used pesticide was found to reduce bee sperm counts.<p>The world bee population has been in decline for years now, and scientists have been …

Ecology

Here’s How to Make a Latte Without Milk or an Espresso Machine

If you’re craving a frothy latte but don’t have a fancy espresso machine at your disposal, you don’t have to trek all the way to the coffee shop. You …

Coffee

Cure for asthma on horizon as scientists find genetic cause

A cure for asthma is on the horizon after scientists discovered a genetic switch which prevents the condition.<p>The research carried out at the University of Southampton, discovered that the gene ADAM33 plays a crucial role in causing the twitchiness and inflammation of airways that triggers an …

15 Healthier, Vegan Versions of All Your Junk Food Favorites - One Green Planet

We all like to treat ourselves to some junk food every now and again. Even though those foods are usually high in fats, sugar, salt, calories, and …

Healthy Eating

This tiny house is big on luxury

New Frontier Tiny Homes is the firm behind the Scandinavian-style turnkey tiny house we recently covered, and the finish on its Alpha Tiny House is …

Off-grid

Luc Besson's Scifi Epic Valerian Looks Like The Fifth Element to the Fifth Power

The prospect of a new, big scale scifi movie from <i>The</i> <i>Fifth Element</i> director Luc Besson is exciting enough. After seeing footage and images from</i> …

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Forestry

A top Silicon Valley investor predicts that 2 years from now everyone will be chauffeured around in driverless cars on highways

Deep learning is the ability for machines to use algorithms to analyze data and solve problems. And recently, deep learning algorithms have become …

General Motors

In Japan - 2015

Japan's Emperor Akihito not preparing to abdicate, palace insists

Royal household says shock reports are ‘not true’ as country grapples with idea of beloved monarch stepping aside to make way for son<p>Uncertainty is swirling around the immediate future of Japan’s monarchy, as palace officials dismissed media reports that Akihito will become the first emperor in two …

Japan

How 5 Minutes of Daily Meditation Enhanced My Life

Last year I experienced a major turning point in my life when my coach asked if I was up for a mindfulness experiment. She asked when I felt most at …