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Seasteading: The Answer to Sustainably Feeding 9 Billion People?

<i>This article first appeared on</i> Ensia, <i>a magazine showcasing environmental solutions in action that is powered by the Institute on the Environment at</i> …

Sustainability

South Korea declares 'war' on Mers virus as death toll rises

Authorities warn public not to panic as number of people under quarantine reported to be 1,600<p>Authorities in South Korea have declared “war” on what they say is the worst outbreak of a deadly respiratory Mers virus outside the Middle East.<p>The country said it was stepping up its response on Friday …

Disease

Transgender Model Andreja Pejic Just Made History in the Beauty World

And looks gorgeous doing it.<p>A big week in the transgender community just got bigger: Days after Caitlyn Jenner's debut, model Andreja Pejić has made history in the beauty world as the first transgender female model to front a major cosmetics campaign, according to WWD. Pejić is the face of Make Up …

Artificial intelligence discovers planarian regeneration model

An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration mechanism of planaria–the small worms whose …

Apple's Biggest Breakthrough That Almost No One Knows About

Ask the average Apple fan to make a list of the important moves the company has made in the past year or so, and the list will probably start with …

Apple Watch

Another Step Toward Equality for LGBT Workers

<i>Ed. note: This is cross-posted on the U.S. Department of Labor's blog here.</i><p><i>We're also holding a special Tumblr Q&A on Friday about the steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Ask your questions on the White House Tumblr, and officials from across the</i> …

LGBTQI

The war against ISIS has reached a crucial point

The offensive marked the first time ground forces had recaptured a Sunni city from the incredibly brutal terrorist group that has nevertheless positioned itself as a vanguard for Iraq's minority religious sect.<p>The anti-ISIS ground force — which consisted mostly of Shi'ite militia groups fighting …

Middle East

The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water

As NASA missions explore our solar system and search for new worlds, they are finding water in surprising places. Water is but one piece of our …

7 Artists Who Paint with Everything (Except Paint)

Get creative with fire, blood, gold, wine, coffee, sugar, and toothpaste.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>In 2015, having sick painterly skills may not be enough to get yourself noticed. These artists distinguish themselves not least by what they paint, but with …

Art

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Bodybuilding and Fitness

In today’s post, we will try to answer as many questions as possible on legal supplements that are alternatives to anabolic steroids. For those who …

Fitness

Stars May Be Forming in Shadow of Milky Way's Monster Black Hole

Despite the harsh environment created by the monster black hole lurking in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, new observations show that stars — …

Universe

21 Weird Things All BFFs Do

Text each other when you're in the same room.

North Korea warns it will take 'necessary measures' to get ship back from Mexico

UN sanctions monitor says freighter Mu Du Bong, which ran aground in July on a reef off the coast of Mexico, belongs to a blacklisted shipping firm<p>North Korea accused Mexico on Wednesday of illegally detaining one of its ships with some 50 crew and warned it would take “necessary measures” to …

North Korea

This image perfectly sums up inequality in America, according to the Internet

View post on imgur.com<p>This meme, posted to image-sharing site imgur.com earlier today, has struck a chord with the Internet: it's currently sitting in the number 1 slot on reddit after being upvoted by thousands of redditors in just a few hours.<p>As far as distillations of our inequality debate go, …

Taxes

Latest White House feature: Gender-neutral restroom

President Barack Obama’s staff and visitors now have the option of using a gender-neutral restroom, a White House spokesman said Wednesday — the latest in a series of symbolic steps the Obama administration has taken to work the priorities of the LGBT community into its broader themes of …

LGBTQI

What role does the government play in capitalism? | Investopedia

A:<p>The proper role of government in a capitalist economic system has been hotly debated for centuries. Unlike socialism, communism or fascism, …

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

New Study Links Facebook To Depression: But Now We Actually Understand Why.

The irony of Facebook is by now known to most. The “social” network has been linked to a surprising number of undesirable mental health consequences: Depression, low self-esteem, and bitter jealousy among them. Now, a new study in the <i>Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology</i> finds that not only do …

Social Media

The Best Moments from the 2015 Golden Globes in GIFs

From**Emma Stone’**s eye-roll to <b>Louis C.K.</b> freaking out over <b>Prince,</b> here are the best moments in GIFs from last night’s Golden Globe Awards.<p>Emma Stone and her big eyes get a dig from hosts <b>Tina Fey</b> and <b>Amy Poehler.</b> Her reaction is very apropos.<p>Golden Globes Emma Stone<p><b>Steve Carell</b> does in fact look …

Stargazing app Star Walk updated for iOS 7 with an all-new design

Star Walk, the popular and award-winning astronomy app which has previously been featured in Apple’s ads, has just lauched a brand-new version with a redesigned interface for iOS 7. It has the same look and feel as the new OS, with a clean, flat interface. The new Star Walk makes it easier than …

Spider Facts vs. Myth; Don't Let Arachnophobia Get The Best Of You On Halloween (INFOGRAPHIC)

Do you <i>really</i> swallow four spiders a year? Are hobo spiders <i>actually</i> that dangerous? Surprisingly, no.<p>The folks over at Porch.com put together this eye-opening, creepy crawly-themed infographic to dispel some of the worst arachnophobic fears you might have. Because really, spiders can be some of the …

Artists Unveil 5,000 Killer Hand-Carved Pumpkins at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The 2013 Great Jack O-Lantern Blaze in New York just unveiled a jaw-dropping Halloween display made from over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins! The …

World View Balloon Will Take Space Tourists 19 Miles Above Earth for $75K

Space tourism may soon be within arms reach with World View’s high altitude helium balloon. For a cool $75,000, passengers will be able to spend …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …