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How science aims to feed seven billion people

With seven billion people on the planet, traditional farming struggles to put enough food on everyone’s table. But a host of hi-tech tools aim to save the day.<p>As birth announcements go, it was a pretty big one. Sometime around the end of October last year, the world’s population officially reached …

Agriculture

5 Bad Eating Habits That Age You And Affect Your Health Negatively

It turns out that the worst dietary demons, including many sugary, fatty, refined and highly processed foods, do more than add thunder to your …

How to Maximize the Health Benefits of Coffee

Steven Macari of SLVRBK explains why coffee is a veritable superfood, and how to get the most out of it...<p>I spent the majority of my life not drinking coffee because I thought that it was "bad"—probably because of "programming" from my childhood. Programming is really just another way of trying to …

Science And Religion: Surveying The Field Of Battle

“As the scientific evidence has accumulated in favor of Darwinism,” writes Kelly James Clark, “many Christians have defensively retreated into unscientific, untenable biblical literalism. Conflict is an apt metaphor for the ongoing battle between Darwinian evolution and biblical literalism.”<p>Clark …

Faith

Noam Chomsky: America paved the way for ISIS

The famed linguist and philosopher on the conflict in Iraq, Israel and the myriad dangers of U.S. foreign policy<p>Jacobin is happy to feature an interview with journalist David Barsamian and Professor Noam Chomsky. In it, Chomsky explains the roots of ISIS and why the United States and its allies are …

Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

Photography

5 Hotels To Literally Be Surrounded By Nature

Sometimes you just feel the desire to be immersed in the natural world.<p>If camping isn't your cup of tea, these gorgeous hotels will let you experience both luxury and the zen wonder of being totally surrounded by nature.<p><b>Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway</b><p><b>Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland</b><p>Can you even</i> …

Your lifestyle has already been designed

Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to …

Minimalism

Luminescent Glowworms Illuminate Caves in New Zealand

Luminescent glowworms (aka Arachnocampa luminosa) fill the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand, mesmerizing visitors with their radiant bodies. The organic, larva-like creatures illuminate the otherwise pitch-black cavernous space as a chemical reaction, similar to bioluminescent microorganisms …

New Zealand

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location.<p>A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkeley finds big differences in income mobility in different parts of the U.S., with most of the Southeast offering fewer opportunities to climb the income …

As Lac-Mégantic cleans up, scope of environmental devastation is still murky

Jacques Mercier thrusts an oil-smeared hand in front of a reporter's camera, rubbing his thumb against his middle and index fingers for emphasis. His skin is stained a rusty orange colour that glistens in the midday sunlight.<p>The 53-year-old angler is standing knee-deep in the Chaudière River, a …

Ice-free Arctic may come as soon as 2054, study says

Polar bears in the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, Alaska are confronted with reduced summer sea ice.<p>Cruise ships and oil tankers may be sailing through ice-free waters of the Arctic as early as 2054, according to a new study that narrows to a handful of years the uncertainty of when this climate-change …

Climate Change

New Map Shows Where Nature Protects U.S. Coast

Coastal habitats like reefs and marshes protect people from natural disasters—in the right locations.<p><b>Real estate is all about location, and coastal reefs and wetlands now look like especially attractive neighbors.</b><p>Americans looking to buy seaside property would do well to study the first ever …

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

4 Great Places to Stay Near Yellowstone National Park

The coveted in-park lodging at Yellowstone National Park may be entirely booked for summer (as happens <i>months</i> before Memorial Day), but last-minute …

National Parks

Report: Accidents Likely In Environmentally Fragile Seas

Many of the world's most accident-prone waters for shipping are also among the most delicate marine ecosystems, according to a new study released Friday by WWF International.<p>The fear of something like a major oil spill in environmentally sensitive waters comes as the number of vessels plying the …

Detroit's mountains of petroleum coke are 'dirtier than the dirtiest fuel'

It was the dirty secret of Alberta's tar sands – until the black mountain of petroleum coke on the banks of the Detroit River grew to occupy an …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Portrait of Lincoln, A Hyper-Realistic Bust of Abraham Lincoln by Kazuhiro Tsuji

Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has made “Portrait of Lincoln,” a hyper-realistic bust of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It …

High-Tech Sensors Help Old Port City Leap Into Smart Future

Aside from the occasional ferry down from England, the old Spanish port city of Santander doesn't get too many foreign visitors. So imagine the locals' surprise when delegations from Google, Microsoft and the Japanese government all landed there recently, to literally walk the streets.<p>What they've …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.