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VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

A cleaner, greener way to store solar and wind energy

With the continuing rise of solar and wind power, the hunt is on for cheap batteries that are able to store large amounts of energy and deliver it …

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Denmark’s New Eco-Friendly School is a Marvel of Solar Science

Is there anything Scandinavians can’t do? Whether it’s creating a waterfall in one of the world’s greatest cities, or producing practical everyday …

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Costa Rica Has Gotten All Of Its Electricity From Renewables For 75 Days Straight

Costa Rica got 100 percent of its electricity from renewables for 75 days straight this year, the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) …

The Funniest Sketches from Every Guest on the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special (Almost)

To celebrate Sunday's <em>SNL</em> 40th-anniversary show, we locked ourselves in a room and watched hours and hours of sketches to dig up the funniest (or close-to-funniest) clip of each confirmed guest as of yesterday.<p>We don't have to tell you how <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been America's premiere …

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

Self-supporting Dome Homes can be lit with the energy equivalent to boiling a kettle

Timothy Oulton timber Dome Homes are nestled unobtrusively in the middle of a beautiful lychee garden in Gaoming in southern China. Inspired by …

Architecture

The 15 Funniest "Friends" Episodes

If you have only seven hours to spend watching Friends (which is available to stream on Netflix starting Jan. 1) on New Year's Day, these are the flat out funniest episodes — ones you don't need to have any prior knowledge about the show's intricate history to enjoy. Presented in chronological …

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Want to Make Your Own Quiz Show?

Step 1: Modify the Google Spreadsheet Template<p>Make a copy of <b>this template</b>. (You'll need to sign-in with your Google account.)<br>• Edit all the <b>Quiz Show</b> …

Louisiana Is Sinking Fast

An investigation by <i>ProPublica</i> and the <i>Lens</i> found that coastal Louisiana, which in the past 80 years has lost 2,000 miles of land to the Gulf of Mexico, stands to lose much more than wetlands and at a much faster rate than previously thought. The drowning of this coastline—at a rate of 16 square …

‘House of Cue Cards’, Jimmy Fallon Channels Frank Underwood in ‘House of Cards’ Parody

In the most recent Tonight Show Digital Original, <i>Tonight Show</i> host Jimmy Fallon channels the slick sardonic style of Frank Underwood in “House of Cue …

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

How a Failed Kickstarter Campaign Returned, Succeeded, and Spawned a Transportation Subculture

Price inflation doesn't usually make a physical noise, but it did in 2008, in Cam Woods' neck of the woods. As gas prices rose to $4.50 a gallon, …

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3D-printed wind turbine puts 300W of power in your backpack

For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won't drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The 3D-printed wind turbine should fit into a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Skincare<p>It's actually not as hard as you'd think.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Sales<p>There’s still time to score big.<p>19 Photos3 days agoView …

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America's Most Dangerous States, Based On Law Street's Analysis Of FBI Crime Statistics

You may have heard about a recent uptick in violent crime, though the levels of crime are still far below the worst historical years.<p>Now, we know the most dangerous states.<p>Law Street took a look at the FBI's violent crime statistics for American cities with more than 25,000 people to come up with a …

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They explored math, science, social science and literature topics that interested them, choosing one question each week, researching it, and …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Build Your Own Full-Scale Rooftop Farming Operation, With This Easy Kit

After experimenting with some smaller systems, the company’s latest product is a kit that supports a full-size commercial farm. The modular system …

Princeton researchers use sunlight to convert CO2 more efficiently than plants do

Cutting back on greenhouse gases is only one part of the fight against climate change. The planet will also need to capture and store — or, better yet, capture and re-use — the gases already out there.<p>Now, new research from Princeton and a New Jersey-based startup has led to the most efficient way …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Gourmet nirvana: a foodie tour of South Africa's Western Cape

After a few wines, it's hard to get your tongue around 'Franschhoek' and 'Stellenbosch'. These beautiful places in South Africa's Western Cape are nestled among table-top mountains, valleys and rolling, vine-covered hills. For keen foodies and wine buffs, a visit here is a must; along with nearby …

CHART: How Women Spend Their Time Vs. How Men Spend Their Time

Although we have made great strides toward women's equality over the last few decades, men and women still spend their time in different ways.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics runs an annual survey of Americans asking how they use their time. The survey results are broken down into a number of …