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Before Trump Could Stop It, Obama Spent $500 Million To Fight Climate Change

We’ve now given a billion dollars to help developing countries transition to clean energy. Sadly, we pledged $3 billion–and the rest may never get paid.<p>Days before Trump takes office, the State Department announced that it will send $500 million to the Green Climate Fund to help developing …

A Monster Solar Storm Could Cost the US $40 Billion Daily

Our planet is due to be hit with a powerful solar storm, an event that happens about once every hundred years. New research shows that losses from …

The Long Quest To Create Artificial Blood May Soon Be Over

Blood, blood everywhere — but not a drop when you need it. In the U.S. alone, there are around 17,000 preventable trauma deaths each year due to untreated hemorrhagic shock. Basically, that means someone loses a fatal amount of blood before they can reach the hospital more than 46 times per …

Breaking free: meet the first girl eagle huntress in Mongolia

The true story of a young Mongolian tribeswoman and her hunting eagle has become the most unlikely hit film of 2016 – with a little help from Star Wars.<p>On a bright and brisk Thursday morning, Aisholpan – the teenage heroine of the documentary The Eagle Huntress – is going about her usual …

'Voter fraud'? California man finds dozens of ballots stacked outside home

Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd: Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox.<p>The 83 ballots, each unused, were addressed to different people, all supposedly living in his elderly neighbor’s two-bedroom apartment.<p>“I think this is …

This Rare Photograph Shows Abraham Lincoln Delivering His First Inaugural Address

You probably can’t see him, but Abraham Lincoln is there, under that portico in the picture above, delivering his first inaugural address—the famous …

War

The World’s Youngest Rainforest Is Growing In Dubai

What’s the latest surprise to sprout from the desert in the Emirates? A tropical climate.<p>Never mind the toasty desert climate, there’s a rainforest growing in Dubai. This rainforest isn’t so much sprouting up from sun-baked sand by the Persian Gulf as it is under construction. It’s one of the main …

These States Are the Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana in November

Residents in these states could be seeing green in a matter of weeks.<p>Don't look now, but the November elections are just over five weeks away. In …

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The Latest: UN takes no action after arguments over Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):<p>10:30 p.m.<p>An emergency session of the U.N. Security Council on Syria has ended …

These Abstract Paintings Are Made by Slashing Blades Across Canvas

Shannon Finley’s large abstract works vibrate with tension.<p>The future of art will live in the spaces between analog and digital, static and dynamic, and information and memory. Berlin-based artist Shannon Finley’s large paintings, titled <i>Interference</i>, at Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago, highlight …

This Solar-Powered Pipe Desalinates The Water That Flows Through It

It’s called ‘The Pipe.” And if it works, it could change the calculus of our water problems.<p>After a massive, billion-dollar desalination plant opened near San Diego eight months ago, it won an award for its efficiency. But even with the latest technology, the plant–which turns ocean water into …

Elon Musk and the Dangers of Trying to Do Too Much

The SpaceX explosion is only one of several high-profile crises Tesla's founder is managing this week.<p>Unless you've stayed away from television, news sites, and social media for the last day, you already know that a SpaceX rocket burst into flames yesterday morning at Cape Canaveral, destroying the …

Elon Musk

The U.S. City With the Highest Rate of New Entrepreneurs (No, It's Not San Francisco)

According to a recent report from the Kauffman Foundation, one state outshines the rest on a number of startup metrics--and it's not California.<p>Texas now has one more metric to bolster that whole "Everything is bigger in Texas mantra"--its rate of new business creation.<p>The Kauffman Foundation …

San Francisco

This googly-eyed squid gives sober scientists the giggles

Life is tough when you're a bottom-dwelling squid. Or when you're bright purple like Barney the Dinosaur. Or when your eyes are enormous and cartoon-like.<p>But life is especially, particularly tough when you're <i>a combination of all three of these things</i>.<p>RELATED: When Roomba met dog poop: Man's …

Los Angeles

Trade your greasy $1 slice for this deep-dish falafel pizza

At Well+Good, we’re constantly coming across genius recipes—whether it’s on Instagram, in soon-to-be published cookbooks, or directly from buzzy food …

Yayoi Kusama's "Infinity Mirrors" to Go on a Tour

Get ready for two years of some seriously Instagrammable mirrors, pumpkins, and polka dots.<p>Japanese pop-art queen Yayoi Kusama’s kaleidoscopic and whimsical installations, as well as her paintings, drawings, and sculptures, will embark on a North American tour on February 23 next year. Starting at …

Art

FACT CHECK: Yoga Cured an Elderly Woman's Curved and Painful Back?

CLAIM<p>An 86-year-old woman's severely painful and curved back was cured by her practicing yoga for a month.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>An August 2016 <i>New York Post</i> …

Fact Checking

FACT CHECK: Fourth Mysterious Death Connected to the DNC?

In continuance of the decades-old, specious “Clinton Body Bags” narrative, the deaths of four people with supposed links to Hillary Clinton in the …

Government

This glowing obelisk will grow weed in your bedroom at the touch of a button

Available to preorder for $899<p>We've seen more than a few products that offer customers the chance to grow fresh fruit, herbs, and vegetables in their own home with minimal effort, but a device named Grobo from a Canadian startup looks like it might be the most straightforward yet. Its creators …

Aquaponics

One of Mexico's most notorious kingpins has come out of the shadows, and the battle between cartels is murkier than ever

In the north-central Mexican state of Chihuahua, home of border city Ciudad Juarez, a once powerful kingpin has reportedly reappeared.<p>According to Mexican military and government sources, the recent appearance of large drug shipments and a spike in violence in the area are the result of the …

Mexico

The Herschel ATLAS Project Uncovers New Truths About the Universe

The Herschel Space Observatory was launched in 2009 and operated until 2013, running for just less than four years and was the largest of its kind. …

New York City Approves The Lowline, The World’s First Underground Park

The Lowline is an ambitious plan to redevelop an old trolley stop, idle for the last 80 years beneath New York City’s Lower East Side, and turn it …

Urban Design

Marijuana Removes Plaque-Forming Alzheimer’s Proteins From Brain Cells

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia and affects memory, thinking and behavior and is on the rise. The number of Americans diagnosed with the …

Top 10 Homemade Organic Pesticides - Quiet Corner

Pesticides are the only toxic substances we <i>intentionally</i> release into our environment in order to kill living things. The chemicals don’t just harm …

Gardening

Watch: ISS Feed Censors UFO Coming to Earth?

A tantalizing new piece of footage from the ISS live feed sees an anomalous glowing object seemingly about to enter Earth's atmosphere before the …

The old South Beach: 'A decade of wonderment'

From 1977 through 1986, Gary Monroe photographed the lives of the elderly Jewish community in Florida's South Beach neighborhood. His images take us into their communal lives and vanishing culture.

South Beach

'Space Plane' which could fly anywhere in the world in four hours secures €10m development contract

Could we soon be saying goodbye to long-haul flights? One company has taken an important step in making this dream come true.<p>Oxford's Reaction Engines Ltd (REL) announced it has received a €10m development contract with ESA, so it can work on its revolutionary Synergistic Air-Breathing Rocket …