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Sex robot inventor says he will soon have 'children' with his creations

Sergi Santos, sex robot inventor, says he will soon have a child with his robot Samantha.<p>His wife Martisa Kissamitaki previously said Samantha had …

Robotics

Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'

See-through solar materials that can be applied to windows represent a massive source of untapped energy and could harvest as much power as bigger, …

Clean Energy

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming<p>Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide …

Nature

17 Things to Start Doing In Your 20s So You Don't Live In Regret In Your 40s

Quora and Reddit users shared ways to live life to the fullest before you hit middle age.<p>They say youth is wasted on the young.<p>It doesn’t have to be. …

The Most Haunted Place in Every State, Mapped

For some of us, Halloween is best-celebrated snuggling up under a blanket hiding from scary movies and stuffing our faces with candy, but for the …

South Dakota

4 Proven Leadership Ideas That Are Nearly 2,000 Years Old--And Still Relevant

No, they don't come from the latest celebrity entrepreneur, but these lessons are inspiring and timeless.<p>In our current culture of celebrity worship, we often look to well-known names and faces to teach us things. You'll find enough lessons inadvertently taught by the likes of Elon Musk and the …

Motivation

Coyote Peterson Helps a Rescued Baby Sloth Go Poo in the Costa Rican Rainforest

While visiting the Kids Saving the Rainforest organization in Costa Rica, adventure host Coyote Peterson of Brave Wilderness hung out with an …

Part 2 – Dealing With Narcissists: the Art of Boundary Setting

It’s my belief that you cannot be a good flirt without having good boundaries.<p>In my last blog post, I wrote about 10 traits of narcissism and how to …

10 Traits of Narcissism

Recently I’ve been reading and learning a lot more about narcissism. And through this experience one of the most profound realizations I’ve had is …

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

TED Talks

Doing these 9 uncomfortable things will pay off forever

As Quora user Joos Meyer explains in response to the question, "What uncomfortable things such as cold showers can improve your life?" pushing your comfort zone is the key to self-betterment.<p>"I think the best methodology is to every day or week set a task or find a situation that makes you slightly …

Creative Commons

A quiet education revolution worldwide is giving kids the skills to be 21st-century citizens

As a child, Dana Narvaiša hated school. Her teachers thought she asked too many questions and her English instructor used to gleefully skip over her when it was time to read aloud to the class.<p>Narvaiša now runs Cesis New Primary School in a town of 40,000 people, about an hour and a half from Riga, …

Education

Global Warming Could Be The Best Way To Terraform Mars

Finally, a good use for climate change<p>We’ve been looking for life on Mars for centuries. Humans have parsed every geological feature that we can find for traces of living neighbors, or at the very least, evidence that some type of creature lived on the red planet in the past. So far, no luck.<p>In the …

Tesla reveals more details about its plan to create ‘world’s only integrated sustainable energy company’

While anyone with a few dollars (~$200 for Tesla and ~$20 for SolarCity) can hold shares and vote on the merger between Tesla and SolarCity, the institutional shareholders are really the only ones who can make a difference and tip the scale.<p>Now Tesla put together a presentation and set out to …

Iceland Is Drilling The Hottest Hole in The World to Get Electricity From Magma

It's time to go deep.<p>A new project in Iceland is drilling down into the molten magma that flows through volcanoes, in the hopes of establishing a …

Five of the world′s biggest environmental problems | DW Environment | DW | 11.10.2016

These five megatrends present major global threats for planet Earth - problems that must be solved if the world is to remain a supportive habitat for …

Gardening 101: Aloe Vera

Aloe vera, <i>Aloe barbadensis:</i> “First Aid in a Pot”<p>Temperatures are dropping here in the Northeast and soon the urge to grow things will have to be …

No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously

If we mean what we say, no more new fossil fuels, anywhere.<p>One of the morbidly fascinating aspects of climate change is how much cognitive dissonance it generates, in individuals and nations alike.<p>The more you understand the brutal logic of climate change — what it could mean, the effort necessary …

Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time

Finally — some good news for the bees of Hawaii.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has given endangered status to seven species of yellow-faced bees native to the islands. These are "the first bees in the country to be protected under the Endangered Species Act," according to the Xerces Society, …

Conservation

DOE charts show why climate doom and gloom isn't needed

Clean tech costs have fallen 41–94% over the past 7 years. Wind and solar accounted for two-thirds of new energy installations in the US in 2015.<p>A new report from the US Department of Energy paints a bright picture for our prospects to cut carbon pollution and prevent the most dangerous levels of …

6 basic mistakes to avoid when decorating your home

Decorating our home is a big undertaking and we always want to make it a beautiful place. Whether for our own comfort or to show off to our …

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

Agriculture

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Endangered Species

375 top scientists warn of 'real, serious, immediate' climate threat

375 National Academy of Sciences members sign an open letter expressing frustration at political inaction on climate change<p>Yesterday, 375 of the world’s top scientists, including 30 Nobel Prize winners, published an open letter regarding climate change. In the letter, the scientists report that the …

Disease Is Spreading Through Our Oceans Like Never Before, Report Finds

We are "sleepwalking into a nightmare".<p>An international investigation into the health of the world's oceans has found that rising global temperatures …

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Consciousness

Modern morality is just exhibitionism

Buying eco powder and doing charity marathons actually achieves relatively little – we just want to feel more powerful than we are<p>One of my daughters put out the recycling while the eldest, a vegetarian, regaled me with her passionate cheerleading for the socialist utopia of Jeremy Corbyn. Another …

Tasmanian Devils Are Rapidly Evolving Resistance to Contagious Cancer

We’re seeing evolution in action.<p>Things have been looking pretty grim for Tasmanian devils of late. Over the past 20 years, nearly 80 percent of this …