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5:2 dieters lose weight 'quicker' and may have healthier hearts - new study

People on the part-time “5:2” diet lose weight more quickly and are more healthy than those undertaking a consistent, traditional diet, a new study suggests.<p>UK researchers found that 5:2 dieters were able to achieve at least five per cent of their weight-loss target within two months while enjoying …

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

Clean Energy

Cleaning a Dirty Sponge Only Helps Its Worst Bacteria, Study Says

Stop. Drop the sponge and step away from the microwave.<p>That squishy cleaning apparatus is a microscopic universe, teeming with countless bacteria. Some people may think that microwaving a sponge kills its tiny residents, but they are only partly right. It may nuke the weak ones, but the strongest, …

Cleaning

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

Today’s Massive Ransomware Attack Was Mostly Preventable—Here’s How To Avoid It

Ransomware may be mostly thought of as a (sometimes costly) nuisance, but when it hinders the ability of doctors and nurses to provide aid to those …

Armed Robbery

Trump's Border Wall 'Catastrophic' for Environment, Endangered Species: Activists

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The promise of a “big, beautiful wall” along America's southern border was a cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s campaign. From the moment he announced it during his candidacy kickoff address in June 2015, the proposal was hit with charges of racism and questions of …

The terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Arctic winter is about to get worse

Weird. Strange. Extreme. Unprecedented.<p>These are some of the words that describe what’s been happening in the Arctic over the past year as surge …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Shutter Speed

We've already looked at the importance of understanding ISO and aperture if you want to get your camera out of its automatic setting and start being …

Shutter Speed

How to set up and use Kodi on your Android device

<b>Update June 2017:</b> Updated the section on using Kodi with Chromecast.<p>Kodi is a powerful open source media center, which is available across a …

Android News

We are destroying rainforests so quickly they may be gone in 100 years | John Vidal

At current rates of deforestation, rainforests will vanish altogether in a century. Stopping climate change will remain an elusive goal unless poor nations are helped to preserve them<p>If you want to see the world’s climate changing, fly over a tropical country. Thirty years ago, a wide belt of …

Rainforests

Scientists Warn of 'Eleventh Hour' for Many Primate Species

Nearly two-thirds of primate species face the threat of extinction largely as a result of human actions that kill animals directly and destroy …

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can’t Explain Climate Change Today

XKCD does it again.<p>One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in …

Meet the entrepreneur solving pollution and homelessness at the same time

Waste not, want not might be an old-fashioned axiom confined to the lexicon of finger‑wagging grandparents, but a 34-year-old from Colombia has turned it into his life mission.<p>Bogota-based Oscar Méndez is, to borrow another saying, killing two birds with one stone.<p>His company, Concepticos …

Huge Puffin Die-Off May Be Linked to Hotter Seas

Hundreds of birds are washing up dead in the Bering Sea, causing alarm among scientists. It may be linked to climate change.<p>The tufted puffins started washing ashore on St. Paul Island in mid-October—first a handful, then dozens, then so many that volunteers patrolling to collect dead birds began …

Android Auto will turn your phone into an in-dash display for your car

Two years ago, Google’s idea for Android Auto was pretty cool: Allow people to connect their phones to their car infotainment systems so they could get directions, answer calls and control music playback without having to reach for their handsets.<p>And while Android Auto supports about 200 models, …

Android News

SprayPrinter tags a few new features onto its graffiti gadget

The principle of the SprayPrinter is that it will let you spray images on any surface using only a smartphone, some spray paint and the SprayPrinter …

BeCool Power Tech system creates energy from your home AC

In summers of the future, you may not have to choose between keeping cool and saving money — at least, not if the BeCool HVAC system makes it big. …

Ready to Buy an Electric Vehicle? Here's What You Need to Know

That loud sound you hear over the horizon might just be the electric car finally revving up to enter the mainstream American auto market. Except that …

Is it safe to use a soaker hose in my veggie garden?

<b>Q. Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>I found your old answer about the safety of garden hoses and the advice to use a rubber soaker hose. With more current information</b> …

Super hybrid car is heading down the road

Why do hybrid and electric cars account for less than 3 percent of the 89 million cars sold every year across the world? It’s mainly because hybrids …

Soon, You’ll Be Able to Make Money Owning an Electric Car

EV owners could earn cash while they sleep<p>First, they said electric cars didn’t go far enough. Now, they reach hundreds of miles. Then, they said electric cars were too expensive. Soon, owners will be able to make money while they sleep.<p>Electric cars are starting to generate income by storing power …

Electric Vehicles

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Want Android Auto in your rust bucket? It’ll soon work independently via mobile app

Android Auto didn’t get a single shoutout during the two-hour keynote at Google I/O 2016, but the smartphone projection service made plenty of waves …

Turns out young forests are pretty great at sucking up carbon

Woodland areas that regrow after forest fires, logging operations, or other disturbances can sequester huge amounts of carbon dioxide and they play …

Forests

A Puerto Rican scientist defends an ecological gem and wins a Goldman Environmental Prize

Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera, an environmental scientist from Puerto Rico, has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for the Islands and Island Nations for his work protecting a strip of undeveloped coast on his home island called the Northeast Ecological Corridor.<p>This hotspot of biodiversity …

Non-invasive treatment produces 98 percent prostate cancer cure rate

Traditional approaches to tackling prostate cancer are generally quite effective, with a 80 to 90 percent cure rate, but a new method, known as …

Scientists have found a way to recycle sunlight, and it could cause a solar-power revolution

The world of solar cells could be on the cusp of a revolution, as researchers seek to boost efficiency by harnessing the power to recycle light.<p>A new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, considers the properties of hybrid lead halide perovskites, a group of materials already making …

Clean Energy

Climate change warnings for coral reef may have come to pass, scientists say

As coral bleaching threat is raised for Great Barrier Reef, experts say events show that dire projections for reefs under global warming were not alarmist<p>After almost two years of coral bleaching, with some reefs bleaching twice and possibly three times since 2014, scientists have said that dire …

Mastering manual focus

<b>Mastering manual focus by Lukasz from EYExploreTokyo</b>Have you ever cursed your camera for missing that special moment in the streets? Do you ever …

Google Maps rolling out heads-up navigation bubbles for upcoming turns

Google Maps v9, which has been in Google Play for a while, has had the ability to show heads-up bubbles announcing upcoming turns and street or exit names while in navigation mode. The feature was previously only available to a lucky few but is now much more widely available.<p>To see if the feature …

Maps