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These magenta greenhouses grow plants faster while generating clean energy

Could a new rose-colored glass change the world of greenhouse design? A UC Santa Cruz spinoff called Soliculture has discovered that covering …

Off-grid

Blame Neanderthal Genes for Your Bad Habits and Good Looks

Homo neanderthalensis lives on in our DNA.<p>About 50,000 years ago, a group of early <i>Homo sapiens</i> traveled from Africa to Europe, encountered …

Evolution

Astrophysicist flame-roasts climate change denier who told her to learn some science

This guy “Gary P Jackson (RAT),” who goes by @gary4205 on Twitter, must truly enjoy being humbled by smart women on the internet. Earlier this week, …

Whoa! Let's slow down talk of a fifth fundamental force of nature

A new discovery could upend our understanding of particle physics and the forces driving the universe. Unless it's all just based on a goof.<p>This week in science and physics nerd circles, facial muscles have been at an increased risk for sprains. That's thanks to the eyebrow-raising over headlines …

Twitter stimulated by naked Donald Trump

Technically Incorrect: It takes just a few artistic statues and one tiny statement from the New York City Parks Department to propel the notion of a naked presidential candidate.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's a concept that Donald …

Obama criticized for golfing while Louisiana grapples with deadly flooding

For a candidate who proudly stands behind his most caustic comments, it was a mea culpa of sorts.<p>On Thursday, Donald Trump expressed some regret over his behavior on the campaign trail, saying he hadn’t always used the “right words” in speeches and television interviews.<p>“Sometimes in the heat of …

Government

Little Omran, 5, Becomes Symbol Of Desperation In Aleppo

The boy was identified by doctors as Omran Daqneesh, a five-year-old brought to hospital with head wounds after Wednesday night's attack on the …

8 Days In Scotland

Scotland is a magical yet mysterious country which allows visitors to see the splendors of the natural realm – postcard-perfect landscapes, …

China bans live-streams of 'erotic' banana-eating in bid to crack down on 'inappropriate' content

Eating a banana in an "erotic" manner while being broadcast on live-streams has been banned in China as part of the government's attempts to crack down on "inappropriate" content on the internet.<p>Hosts of the live-streaming sites are now required to monitor all their output every minute of the day, …

Internet
CNN

Forklift driver survives eight-hour ordeal by cheese

Depot worker buried under tonnes of cheese after shelves collapse emerges unharmed<p>A forklift truck driver who was buried under tonnes of cheese for eight hours amazed rescue workers after emerging unscathed.<p>The man, named by the BBC as Tomasz Wiszniewski, was trapped after shelves at the food …

Native American photographers respond to Edward Curtis' images 100 years later

19th-century photographer snapped photographs and defined America’s Indigenous peoples – now an exhibition invited contemporary artists to respond<p>To be the photographer Edward Curtis meant watching horseriding Navajo pass beneath the cliffs of the Canyon de Chelly in the northeast of Arizona. It …

Zika virus: What are the chances I'll get it? (And other Q&As)

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.<p>With fear and uncertainty spreading as quickly as the virus itself, CNN Health wanted to address some of your pressing questions on the topic.<p>To stay informed on the …

Public Health

6 Ways to Revive a Nearly Dead Houseplant

Don't give up hope just yet!<p>Nothing livens up a room more than the green leaves and colorful petals of a houseplant. But anyone who's owned one also knows that it's seriously depressing watching said plant shrink, turn brown, and die a slow painful death. Before you give up, try these tricks that …

Three Ways To Become A Learning Machine

I smile whenever I look at my university diploma hanging on the wall, because everything I learned then is no longer relevant now. Does it means that we should stop wasting all this energy, time and money on university? Not really: Rather, as soon as we complete our “formal studies,” we need to …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Employment

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Upgrade to an SSD<p>Add more RAM<p>Reduce log-in items<p>Reclaim space from crowded hard drive<p>Quit apps that consume lots of resources<p>Say 'no' to animations and reduce transparency<p>Repair permissions<p>Narrow Finder's focus<p>Get better battery life<p>Stay up to date with OS X

Seagull basically forces family to accept it as their pet

If you thought seagulls existed solely to swoop in and steal your snacks on the beach, think again. We also have to fear seagulls strolling through …

5 important ways your relationship with your mother affects your success

Mothers come in all forms and personalities. Some are affectionate and doting, while some can be overbearing and controlling.<p>How was your relationship with your mom?<p>We all know moms are important, but the root of your psychology and how you orient yourself towards success is more connected to your …

Self-improvement

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

The 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. Is Medical Errors

Let’s get right to it: The <b>third leading cause of death</b> in the United States in 2013 was <b>medical error</b>. So we’ve got cancer, heart disease, and then …

Medicine

Trump to face trial after election in Trump University suit

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump will go to trial in a class-action lawsuit against him and his now-defunct Trump University after the presidential election but before the inauguration, setting the stage for a president-elect to take the witness stand if he wins the White House.<p>U.S. District Judge …

Donald Trump

14 Smart Storage Tricks for a Bedroom With No Closets

Trust us, you'll forget you don't have one.<p>Try one of these genius ideas and your room will feel like it has two closets (promise!).

We have an Orwellian 'shadow government' and your liberty is at risk

Some outrageous police-friendly legislation has just wormed its way through New South Wales parliament, and the prospect of some heavy-handed policing is real<p>Washington insider Mike Lofgren earlier this year published a book called The Deep State - the Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a …

Rumer Willis accuses photographer of Photoshopping her jaw in Vanity Fair

Rumer Willis has accused photographers on a recent <i>Vanity Fair</i> shoot of “bullying” her by Photoshopping her jaw to make it appear smaller.<p>The actress …

Powerful photos show what it looks like when the world’s waters rise

The historic deluge that flooded South Carolina in October submerged entire neighborhoods. As Hurricane Joaquin sailed by the East Coast, the rain grew so intense that it busted more than 10 dams, sending water surging downstream. The floods caused billions of dollars of damage in the state and …

UN Climate Change Conference