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A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.<p>From the street, Michael Mobbs's inner Sydney terrace house looks like any other. But 20 years ago, Michael and his wife transformed their Chippendale home into an experiment in sustainable living: solar …

Sustainability

Scientists Find Strong Evidence That the Earth Was Hit Head-On by a Mars-Sized Planet

A new analysis of lunar rock and soil samples suggests that the Earth got full-on clobbered by an ancient planet called Theia.<p>The early solar system was, for lack of a better term, a chaotic hellscape. Everything we see today, from Mercury on out to the inner Oort Cloud, was a product of a series …

Astronomy

Black Lives Matter protesters block San Francisco's Bay Bridge

Five-lanes halted westbound for nearly an hour as passengers pass chains through car windows as part of protests for Martin Luther King Jr Day<p>Protesters with the Black Lives Matter movement blocked traffic on the westbound span of the Bay Bridge that connects Oakland and San Francisco as part of a …

The mind-blowing turnaround in Donald Trump's poll numbers explains why he's blowing everyone out of the water

On Wednesday, a CNN/ORC poll found him with his largest lead yet: a 21-point advantage over US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been surging lately. Trump was up three points from CNN's last survey in November.<p>It's all part of an astounding and continued rise that has turned a candidate whose …

Republicans

New rift opens between Obama, Netanyahu after election victory

After staying mum on Israeli issues in the run-up to the election, the White House on Wednesday broke its silence -- answering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory with fresh criticism and making clear that a new rift has opened between U.S. and Israeli leaders, this time over Palestinian …

Israel