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We are teetering on the edge of a global food crisis

The biggest problem is that the growing middle class is consuming more meat than ever before, according to the report.<p>Global water supply is already stressed, and raising cattle and washing and processing the meat requires more water than most crops.<p>More meat consumption is a huge drain on …

Agriculture

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Live Science

Archimedes platform<p>During the Apollo missions, the Lunar Orbiter snapped several photos of the area around Archimedes crater, including this one, …

5 Amazing Stories About Ancient Egypt That Deserve to Be Movies

Who wouldn’t want to watch Law & Oracle?<p>We’ve seen stories of ancient Egypt on-screen before—the biblical tale <i>The Prince of Egypt</i>, the extremely long <i>Cleopatra,</i> and the <i>Mummy</i> trilogy, as well as that one episode of <i>Futurama</i> on the possibility of ancient aliens. But have we mined all the stories of …

KATSU Shows You How to Make a Graffiti Drone

The notorious graffiti artist's latest innovation could lift vandalism to new heights, but not everyone in the community is itching to get one.<p>Last month, the notorious graffiti artist KATSU caught a tag that had, until then, been pretty much unimaginable. Using a modified drone equipped with a …

There Is Growing Evidence that Our Universe Is a Giant Hologram

If this depiction of space is correct, then like any computer, there is an inherent limit to the universe’s data storage and processing capacity.<p>If a friend told you that we were all living in a giant hologram, you'd probably tell him to lay off the kush. But incredibly, physicists across the world …

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Physics

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Iran leader says GOP senators' letter implies U.S. 'not trustworthy'

Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday said that a letter from 47 Republican senators warning that any agreement on the Islamic Republic’s<p>nuclear programmust receive congressional approval suggests that the U.S. is “not trustworthy.”<p>The open letter released Monday also warned Iran’s leaders that the …

“Fascism is rising in America”: The Koch brothers and democracy’s dispiriting demise

<b>David Koch (Reuters/Carlo Allegri)</b><p>We’re still paying the price for Citizens United, and our oligarchs are poised to capture even more political power<p>Thom Hartmann<p>February 8, 2015 4:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As the American Heritage Dictionary noted, fascism is: "A …

Middle-class

7 trips worth blowing your budget for

These amazing trips are as big on wow-factor as they are on price – if you've got the budget, you'll want to blow it!<p>1. Epic Northeast Passage …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

How to be a photographer in four lessons

Born under the sign of Ophiuchus?

Born between November 29 and December 18? If so, the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus on your birthday. Ophiuchus is a constellation – not a sign – …

Rare Goblin Shark Caught By American Shrimp Fisherman

This fisherman's catch is <i>goblin</i> up the headlines.<p>A Florida shrimper accidentally caught an incredibly rare Goblin Shark off the coast of Key West, Florida, on April 19, according to the Houston Chronicle.<p>"I didn't even know what it was," fisherman Carl Moore said. "I didn't get the tape measure out …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

What is a Codpiece? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Ty Karnitz.</i><p>Men today have been bringing back many classic things from the past: the hat, old cocktails, …

Saturn's strange north pole is a giant hexagon

We've learned a lot about Earth's atmosphere and climate by studying other planets. As the American Institute of Physics writes: "In the 1960s and …

New Photos of Uncontacted Amazon Tribe Stir Uproar

Isolated tribal nomads are at risk as logging pressure mounts in the Amazon rain forest.<p>The release of new photographs of an indigenous group living in extreme isolation in the Amazon rain forest has stirred fresh controversy and new concerns over the fate of the region's so-called uncontacted …

Hawaii's White Sand Beaches Are Made From Parrotfish Poop

There are seven quintillion, five hundred quadrillion grains of sand in the world, according to math geniuses at the University of Hawaii. That’s more sand granules in Earth’s seas, lakes, and deserts than we could ever imagine.<p>Where does it all come from? In Hawaii, where beaches are constantly …

Is Earth Special?

BASIC BOOKS, APRIL 2014Earth is almost the perfect place for life as we know it to begin, prosper, and diversify. That makes it a very odd world. …

Scientists create sensor for night vision contact lenses

It may seem like the stuff from spy and superhero movies but scientists have created "the <i>first</i> room-temperature light detector that can sense the …

What’s a Blood Moon?

Nowadays, 4 totally eclipsed moons in a row are called Blood Moons. Why? We don’t know for sure, but the answer may lie in a 2013 book by 2 Christian …

Why Do Animals Sometimes Kill Their Babies?

Is it natural—or pathological—when a mother kills and eats her own offspring? Or when a brother kills his sister's child?<p>When Khali, a sloth bear at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., went into labor in late December last year, her keepers were thrilled. But soon after Khali …

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

Turn Empty Beer Cans Into Sun-Tracking Cameras

Best use of a six-pack in a while<p>In a world of digital cameras and instant gratification, photographer Justin Quinnell embraces pinhole photography, a technique hundreds of years old. He uses beer cans and photographic paper to record the gradual shift in the sun’s path over the course of several …

Pinhole Cameras

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

Can you make gasoline that slows down global warming? Google Ventures thinks so

Cool Planet's tailpipe dream nets $100 million in funding<p>Cool Planet, a startup headquartered in Colorado, announced a major $100 million round of financing today. Investors include a roster of big names including Google Ventures, BP, General Electric, and ConocoPhillips. Last month the company …

The Life of Jack London as a Case Study in the Power and Perils of Thumos -- #1: Introduction | The Art of Manliness

“Jack London was the type of man to have commanded other men. [He has] eyes to inflame youth, inspire men, madden women.” -Frank Pease<p>“He just jumped …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …