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Resilience From the Heart | 5 Steps to Learn to Trust Your Gut

Yes, I Want My FREE AudiobookDo you want to get the audio download for <i>Deep Truth</i> for FREE? – Offer ends soon!<p>Plus 5 Simple Steps For Learning To …

Spirituality

Body, heal thyself

The frontier of science is looking inward to fix what ails us.<p>Ever since a savanna dweller first slapped mud on a wound to ward off flies—and infection—our frail human bodies have relied on creative intervention to survive. Science has since come up with all manner of potions and procedures (from …

E.coli

Solar Industry Wants to Build Puerto Rico's Grid of the Future

It began with a question posed by Richard Birt, a Las Vegas Fire & Rescue captain: What do you need?<p>The answer for the San Juan fire house was simple …

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

Spray this invisible, edible coating on produce and it could last five times longer

From the time a farmer harvests strawberries or green beans, they will last — at best — three weeks before they start to rot. It usually takes a week or two for the food to reach the grocery store and then your fridge, leaving you only a few days to eat them.<p>A Santa Barbara, California-based …

Farming

This Blockchain-Based Energy Platform Is Building A Peer-To-Peer Grid

WePower is creating a new cryptocurrency to help facilitate a more democratic system of funding and buying renewable energy.<p>Residential solar customers are already used to selling power back to the grid. When their rooftop panels produce more electricity than is needed at any time, they can send …

Renewable Energy

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Breakthroughs

Hacking Brain Waves Can Give You an Instant Cognitive Boost, Says Study

"Like three cups of coffee without the jitters."<p>Artificially getting activity in certain parts of the brain to sync up can provide a small mental …

The Brain

Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Why Seaweed, Not Solar, May Be the Energy of Tomorrow

It’s all about biofuel!<p><i>In brief:</i> <i>The US Department of Energy has invested nearly $1.5 million in projects that will help establish large-scale seaweed farms for the purpose of making biofuel. The renewable energy sector is rapidly increasing in the diversity of clean energy sources.</i><p>SEAWEED ENERGY<p>The …

Renewable Energy

Graduating from Burning Man to a 9 acre, 5-family community. What does it take? - Transformational Times

By: Jessica Plancich Shinners, Co-founder of Emerald Village Organization<p>We started off as veteran Burning Man friends and we ended up as neighbors, …

Spirituality

Google has built earbuds that translate 40 languages in real time

Google is the first major tech company to build the Babel fish.<p>The search company, which is now making a slew of its own hardware products, announced the Google Pixel Buds at a San Francisco event today (Oct. 4). The earbuds connect wirelessly with Google’s latest smartphones, but more importantly, …

Google

Emphasism: Bill Gates thinks the 1% should foot the bill for renewable energy, and he's offering the first $2B.

http://www.emphasisms.com/2017/09/bill-gates-thinks.html<p>He also has some insights into social welfare and the problems with the private sector. …

Renewable Energy

DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

Health and science reporter, BBC News website<p><b>Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC.</b><p>The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three …

Genetics

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday

• <b>The average worker spends most of the eight-hour workday doing many other things beside work, including eating, socializing, or reading the news.</b>• <b><br>Psychologists have found the brain can't focus on tasks for more than a few hours at a time.</b>• <b><br>Some companies have started adjusting their schedules to help</b> …

Time Management

Evaporation could generate 2.85 million megawatt hours of electricity each year

In a world where much energy is wasted, valuable renewable sources may be disappearing into thin air. Scientists at Columbia University and elsewhere …

Renewable Energy

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Energy

The next big winners in tech will be the companies that choose heart over head

Recently, an alert popped up on my colleague’s phone: “Looks like you’ve gained a few pounds. Let’s get you back on track!” The email came from the “smart” scale in her bathroom. The message, intended to motivate, was more than a little tone-deaf—especially considering she was four months …

Nature’s bounty: Trees provide services worth $500 million to the world’s megacities

By naturally reducing pollution, processing stormwater and helping in energy saving, nature helps planning authorities avoid cut down certain …

Ecology

Seaweed may help heal injured brain tissue, Australian research finds

People have been eating seaweed for decades and now Australian researchers believe the marine algae can be used to help heal damaged brain tissue …

These clothes grow with your child and are a step towards sustainable fashion

Fashion-Forward Infants<p>Each year, college students and recent graduates submit their creations to the James Dyson Awards to be recognized for …

Scientists are turning their attention to the microbiome of where we live

In the past decade, the microbiome of the human gut — the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi living inside of us that may influence our health and happiness — has become a widely discussed area of research. Less well-known is the world of microbes outside our bodies — the microbiomes of where …

The end of a world of nation-states may be upon us – Jamie Bartlett

If you’d been born 2,500 years ago in southern Europe, you’d have been convinced that the Roman empire would last forever. It had, after all, been …

5 World-Changing Projects Win the 2017 INDEX: Award

The world's first sustainable design prize is also the largest monetary prize, awarding a total of € 500,000<p>The United Nations can be fraught with …

Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

Heat naturally flows from hot things to cold things, and since there are few places colder than the vacuum of space, that's a great place to try to …

Clean Energy

Want to save the bees? Here's what you should know.

Plus some bee-utiful photography.<p>Most bees are solitary. This may come as a surprise, especially if your bee knowledge comes from reading about colony collapse disorder and that one time you saw <i>The Bee Movie</i> once on a plane. To most people, bees are fat, buzzing, social insects that live in hives …

Bees

A $1,000 per month cash handout would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion, new study says

Giving every adult in the United States a $1,000 cash handout per month would grow the economy by $2.5 trillion by 2025, according to a new study on …

How Discarded Orange Peels Brought a Costa Rica Forest Back to Life

20 years ago, a couple of ecologists fighting for the conservation of Costa Rica’s tropical ecosystems convinced a large orange juice producer to …

After issuing the world’s harshest ban on plastic bags, Kenya adjusts to life without them

Kenya is adjusting to life without plastic bags after a strict ban on the carriers went into effect this week. Traders in Nairobi swapped out the cheap lightweight plastic bags for cartons, paper bags, and envelopes, while grocery stores sold reusable fiber bags and cardboard boxes.<p>Kenya’s ban on …

Scientists have spiders producing enhanced web that can hold a human

Parachutes could one day soon be made out of spider webs, according to researchers in Italy and the UK.<p>The silk spun by spiders combines great …