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Everything you need to harness rain and greywater at home

Rain, rain, stow away.<p>Whoever said money doesn’t fall from the sky hadn’t mastered the art of harvesting precipitation. A carefully ­coordinated system can render drizzles and downpours safe to use in all your indoor-plumbing fixtures and water-hogging appliances—and ­augment your home’s reliance …

Water

Jimmy Carter Continues His Green Energy Legacy With 10-Acre Solar Farm

Former President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of his land to Atlanta-based SolAmerica to develop a 1.3-megawatt solar farm in his hometown of Plains, …

The 8 Commandments of Healthy Eating, According to Nutritionists

Being a healthy eater is something we all aspire to, but #realtalk, it's hard to know what that even means. So we asked three nutritionists to define …

Nutrition

Warren cut off during Sessions debate after criticism

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In a stunning moment on the Senate floor, Sen. Elizabeth Warren clashed with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday night after McConnell determined the Massachusetts Democrat had violated a Senate rule against impugning another senator.<p>In an extremely rare rebuke, she …

Donald Trump

This Border Collie Can Flush a Toilet So What’s Your Man’s Excuse?

This dog is woman’s best friend.<p>It’s a well-documented fact that Border Collies are among the smartest breeds of dog. Their talents have found them …

White Rabbit Project Trailer for the Netflix Science Series

Netflix has revealed the <b>White Rabbit Project</b> trailer for their new science series from the producers of <b>MythBusters</b>, which will debut all episodes on …

Hydroponic Gardening: How to Easily Grow Plants In Water

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

This new gadget promises to transform food scraps into fertilizer in 24 hours

<b>The Zera Food Recycler, from Whirlpool Corporation's innovation incubator, WLabs, is a residential "composting" appliance for kitchen scraps.</b><p>For …

Sustainability

Plant winter flowers to help bees survive till spring, Government urges

People should install evergreen plants in window boxes and allow sections of their gardens to grow wild to help bees survive the winter, the Government has urged.<p>Experts are calling for a nationwide effort to protect the threatened species during the cold months, including boosting food supplies by …

Bees

Don’t Call Them Flyover Cities: Why You Should Visit Kansas City, Indianapolis, and Oklahoma City

The vast, middle of our country, known as “America’s Heartland,” appears as an endless patchwork of farmland and snaking rivers, punctuated by the occasional city that often seems so small and inconsequential—especially from an airplane window. To coastal dwellers, these “flyover cities,” a …

Travel

Smart Cat Won't Stop Trying Until He Turns Swing into Throne

When this cat sets his mind to do something, he won't give up.<p>His humans just installed a new swing in their living room, and Maru the cat was …

Living Rooms

20 Small Trees for Gardens

Juneberry Tree<p>The Juneberry is a small, bushy tree covered in clusters of white flowers in spring. Young leaves go from silvery bronze in spring, to …

The Destructive Havoc That Fracking Has Caused To The Environment, By The Numbers

If this is the bridge to a clean energy future, we might need to burn the bridge.<p>Since 2005, when the “Halliburton loophole” in the Energy Policy Act exempted fracking from parts of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, and other environmental laws, the oil and gas industry has drilled …

Oil & Gas Industry

How to make the best of a clay soil garden

Winter rains fill soil with water and, in most soils, this drains away. Clay soils, however, retain water thanks to the fine clay particles that hold onto water. The soil only starts to dry out in spring by evaporation from the surface, which can take until mid-late spring.<p>At this point, if the …

John Cleese Picks the Most Gut-Busting Monty Python Sketches

Upper-Class Twit of the Year, "The Galaxy Song," and more.<p>John Cleese never stops working. 76 years old and on the eve of a much-needed three-week vacation to the West Indies, he can't help but talk about the work he's going to accomplish while away: start planning the follow-up to his …

Comedy

These Dog and Cat Portraits Capture the Personalities of Our Favorite Pets

18 months ago, 22-year-old photographer Rob Bahou started shooting a series of portraits focused on the two animals we know best: dogs and cats. His …

Pets

The world’s longest (and highest) glass-bottomed bridge

Visitors who dare venture forth can peer to the bottom of China’s Grand Canyon, 300m below.<p>Acrophobiacs beware… China’s newest bridge isn’t for the faint of heart.<p>Stretching 380m across a section of Zhangjiajie’s Grand Canyon, the new pedestrian bridge will have a completely glass floor. Visitors …

Hiking

Live Anthrax Was Mistakenly Sent To 9 States And A U.S. Military Base

The Department of Defense says an attempt to ship inactive anthrax samples resulted in live samples being sent to labs in nine U.S. states and to a U.S. Air Force base in South Korea.<p>Fears of exposure to the potentially deadly disease prompted officials to advise four civilian workers to get …

Microbiology

You Can Pay People to Quit Smoking

The income gap between smokers and nonsmokers has grown. And it's something companies may need to address directly in their efforts to help employees …

15 No-Effort Plants for a Foolproof Landscape

What homeowner wouldn't want a lush and colorful garden just outside the window? But while a garden definitely boosts your home's curb appeal, it …

A Brewing Problem

What's the healthiest way to keep everyone caffeinated?<p>“I don't have one. They're kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough …

Mysterious tunnel found near Canada sports venue as country on edge after terror attack

Police in Toronto have discovered a tunnel with electricity supplied by a generator near one of the venues for this summer's Pan American Games<p>A sophisticated tunnel has been discovered near a major sporting venue and a university in Toronto, reports said on Monday, with Canada on edge over the …

DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this …

Aquaponics

Grow Lettuce in Gutter Gardens

This was a very simple project. We just bought 3 10′ sections of gutter at our local home improvement store, along with right and left end caps, and …

One Man’s Genius Idea To Grow Tomatoes

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

A Genius Way to Grow Peppers & Tomatoes in Buckets (Self-Watering)

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

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Scientists have found a way to see through opaque material using light

Practical applications are still a long way off<p>Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have found a way to see through opaque barriers, <i>Nature</i> reports. This is done by recording wavelengths from visible light, which can pass through solid material like paint or skin. Researchers …