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Ancient underwater garden discovered in Canada

Archaeologists have discovered the earliest known garden in the Pacific Northwest—and it was underwater. The site, about 30 kilometers east of …

These Farmers Are Elevating Artisanal Food And Drink Production

Farm to table has gone mainstream. We’re starting to ask more questions about where our food comes from, how it’s grown, and how it gets to our plates. <i>This is a good thing</i>. Being a woke consumer helps us to eat healthier and make sustainable choices. The culture is re-embracing “artisanal” — …

2,500 orbiting solar "flying carpets" could power the planet

One need not venture to the Cave of Wonders to discover the magic of flying carpets. The Space Solar Power Initiative (SSPI), a collaboration between …

Clean Energy

Solar-powered Watly provides internet, energy, and drinking water for Ghana residents

When it comes to renewable energy in developing nations, sometimes a solid multitasker is the way to go. That’s the idea behind the Watly system, a …

Renewable Energy

Diana's Hummus Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Designer Alex Tatusian reminisces on his mother's short-lived hummus business, and what it taught him about cooking for himself.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Typography

Gardens: are blackcurrants the new blueberry?

Open any plant catalogue these days and you will find a spread dedicated to “superfoods”. Exotic goji berries and aronias rub shoulders with the ubiquitous blueberry and even pomegranates, along with claims of fruit being “loaded with antioxidants”. As a botanist, I’ve always been curious as to why …

Gardening

This Massive Waste-To-Energy Plant Will Be The Largest In The World

Stretching nearly a mile across and complete with a visitor’s center, the new incinerator will tackle China’s growing trash problem.<p>As cities figure out how to deal with growing piles of trash, they’re taking two paths. Some, like San Francisco, are aiming for zero waste–composting and recycling …

Eating Right Can Save the World

Eating Right Can Save The World<p>by: Tim Zimmerman for Outside Magazine<p>The endless cascade of nutritional information--about localism, vegetarianism, veganism, organic food, the environmental impact of eating meat, poultry, or fish, and more--makes the simple goal of a healthy, sustainable diet seem …

Algae. The Surprising Key to Saving Humanity?

Somewhere between three and four billion years ago, algae first appeared. This may not sound exciting, but it paved the way for life on earth and could ultimately point to part of the solution to today's energy crisis.<p>Algae, along with other early organisms like cyaonobacteria, is photosynthetic. …

Farmer wanted... but could you work on the world's most remote inhabited island?

Tristan da Cunha, which can only be reached by a week-long boat trip from South Africa, needs help to become more self-sufficient<p>The world’s most remote inhabited island is searching for a British farmer to boost its food production and help maintain its independence.<p>Tristan da Cunha, which lies …

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

But that's not the entire story. In fact, it's just the beginning.<p>Before Einstein, mass — the atoms that make up you, me, and everything we see — and energy were treated as separate entities. But in 1905, Einstein forever changed the way physicists view the universe.<p>Einstein's Special Theory of …

HOW TO – Tie the 10 most useful knots

Here’s a guide on how to tie 10 useful knots including –<p>Overhand Knot<br>• Figure-eight Know<br>• Reef (Square) Knot<br>• Sheet (Becket) Bend<br>• Carrick Bend<br>• Bowline<br>• Clove Hitch<br>• Timber Hitch<br>• Taut-line Hitch<br>• Sheepshank<p>How to Tie the 10 Most Useful Knots – [via] Link.<p>MAKE reader Bill notes that you should really check out …

10 Great Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

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How to Build A Survival Shelter | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

Compact Folding Survival Bow

When the apocalypse comes, be ready to fight of those zombies with this unique and Compact Folding Survival Bow. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum …

19 Camping Hacks That Might Actually Save Your Life One Day

Be prepared.

A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative Cooler / Non-electrical Refrigerator)

How to Increase Humidity for Houseplants<p>Tessellated Wooden Art<p>How to Choose the Right Pot or Planter for a Plant<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>The …

King Arthur Flour's 2-Ingredient Never-Fail Biscuits

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>How to turn 2 ingredients into perfect biscuits in less time than it takes to drink your coffee. Extra genius points: The formula is so simple, you'll</i> …

Dessert

Knife Blades: Common Steels Explained

Knife-makers use dozens of steel types to create knife blades. Which one is right for you? We look at 10 common steels used by popular knife brands …

Knives

‘Catastrophic’: World has lost 33% of arable land in 40yrs, study says

One third of the world’s arable land has been lost to erosion or pollution over the last 40 years, according to a new report. The study’s authors …

Alex Jones: Father Knows Best, Updated for the Apocalypse

The times have created this man, this nexus of patriotism and fear. Depending on who you talk to, he is a plague on or a tonic to our discourse, and we should all be horrified or grateful.<p><i>Published in the September 2013 issue</i><p><b>Even now,</b> Alex Jones can't relax. Two weeks after he enraged the entire …

10 Surprising Bread Tips We Learned from Cookbooks

At its most basic, bread's just flour, water, salt, and yeast. Count 'em: That's just four ingredients. And while a lot can go wrong—cue fears of yeast and bread hard as a hockey puck—so much can go right, too.<p>Like other simple-yet-not-simple things (we see you, pasta), we consulted the experts for …

Beartooth turns your smartphone into an emergency two-way radio

There are many great gadgets out there that make hiking and camping easier and safer -- solar emergency radios, GPS devices, LED lanterns and more -- …

The Ancient Practice of Marrying the Land

The native pre-Christian mythology of the Celtic nations which stretch along the Western Atlantic seaboard of Europe is highly woman-centred. In our …

Urban Farming Revolution: Impact Farm Allows You to Grow Fresh Produce in the Middle of the City

Urban farming is most certainly the way of the future. However, some of the largest barriers to this style of food production is a lack of space in densely populated cities, and also climate fluctuation. Copenhagen-based urban design lab Human Habitat seeks to address these issues with their …

Gardens: blueberry fields forever

Virtually unknown in the UK until just a few decades ago, the blueberry has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity. With sales more than quadrupling since 2005 and British growers racing to keep up with demand, the fruit is said to rival the strawberry for our national affections.<p>Much of the …

New Jersey

Poor white men are the UK’s new underprivileged minority

According to new research, being born a white male doesn’t necessarily mean you get a head start. The UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found that white male students from poor families are getting a “worse start in life,” as they perform worse on the GCSE, the national exam for …

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