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Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

5 Countries Leading the Way Toward 100% Renewable Energy

2014 was an exciting year for renewable energy.<p>After a three-year slump in renewable energy finance, investment grew last year, with records level …

Renewable Energy

Wind Energy Dead in the Water Off Cape Cod

Cape Wind, touted as “America’s first offshore wind project,” became one of America’s most high-profile and controversial wind-energy projects. …

Denmark Just Set a Major World Record For Wind Energy

There's been plenty of criticism of wind power over the past few years, as adoption grows and potential side effects emerge. That hasn't stopped …

Incentives for wind and nuclear energy needed

U.S. companies installed 4,850 megawatts of wind energy in 2014, four times more than they completed in 2013, according the American Wind Energy …

Power Grows on Trees: Wind Energy via Leafy Green Turbines

[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ]Addressing noise and visual pollution associated with wind energy generation in urban …

Renewable Energy

American wind power rebounded in 2014, adding over four times as much as year before

Industry leaders believe stable policy is needed for investments in U.S. capacity to pay off.<p>The fourth quarter 2014 wind energy industry report was …

China Dominates the World of Wind, but the U.S. Wind Energy Market Rebounds

In 2014, the wind energy market in the United States grew sixfold, but it was still dwarfed by the world leader in wind: China.<p>China’s 2014 wind …

Renewable Energy

SunZia wins federal OK for 515-mile wind energy transmission line

The SunZia Southwest Transmission Project just passed its final environmental review by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). …

Renewable Energy

Wind power fuels transition to renewable energy | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 30.01.2015

"The 2014 figures look very good. That was the best year for the buildup of wind energy in Germany. The industry can be very satisfied," said Hermann …

Netflix Is Yanking These Movies and Shows on February 1, 2015

Netflix is expiring a slew of movies and TV shows in February -- but don't panic! As we previously reported, several BBC series including "Doctor Who" and the original British "The Office" that were once set to leave Netflix on Feb. 1 are staying put. However, several other BBC titles <i>will</i> be …

Entertainment

Worth the Effort: 10 DIY Skills to Finally Master This Year

To truly master all the skills of maintaining a home is an exhaustive list and frankly, out of reach for many people. But even if knowing everything …

Home Improvement

How to Rid Yourself of Belly Pooch Forever

<i>(Looking for a program that will help you get a flat tummy—and keep it that way? With our Lose Belly Fat—For Good routines, you can see results in as little as two weeks.)</i><p><b>When Eating</b><br>Take an honest look at your diet and your bathroom schedule. Your belly might not be caused by fat but by air trapped …

9 Foods to Help You Sleep

These all-natural sleep aids will have you hitting the pillow—and riding stronger— in no time<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And being tired all the time is no …

Nutrition

Microsoft prepares to preview Windows 10 for phones

Beta version expected by end of the month<p>Microsoft is preparing to preview its latest version of Windows Phone later this month. The software giant released a "Phone Insider" app over the weekend, ahead of a January 21st press event where the company will reveal its plans for Windows 10 across …

Windows Phone
TV

4 Foods That Help Relieve Stress and Shrink Your Waistline

<b>Chocolate Milk</b><br>In the mood for something sweet? Go for this childhood favorite. "Chocolate milk has potassium, which helps relieve muscle spasms if you're dealing with physical stressors," says Gans. Just make sure to stick with the low-fat version.<p><b>Oatmeal</b><br>This fiber-packed food will keep you full …

The Best Kitchens of 2014

A look back at the year in kitchen design.<p>This year in kitchen design, we saw a lot of daring colors, global influences, unique backsplashes and detailed accents, and innovative appliances.