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Strawberries top Dirty Dozen list for third year

Nonprofit examines public info about pesticide residue.<p>Strawberries are the dirtiest of the Environmental Working Group's 2018 Dirty Dozen list, the …

Why scientists are fighting back. We’ve had enough of Trump’s war on facts | Kenneth Kimmell

The president’s savaging of environmental safeguards is a direct attack on reason and research<p>Next Saturday, in Washington, DC, and in hundreds of rallies around the world, scientists and their supporters will stage what is likely to be the largest gathering of its kind in history. The March for …

Science

Electric cars and cheap solar 'could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020'

Solar power and clean cars are ‘gamechangers’ consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report<p>Falling costs of electric vehicles and solar panels could halt worldwide growth in demand for oil and coal by 2020, a new report has suggested.<p>A scenario that …

Fossil Fuels

Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken | Mark Goldring

Oxfam’s statistics are beyond belief. Inequality is the biggest threat to the global economy – and it’s getting worse<p>Today, eight people have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. Stop and think about this. It is a mind-boggling concept.<p>Last year we said we would have …

Globalization

Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup {Paleo}

<i>This Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup is one flavorful healthy soup to keep you warm this season. An easy paleo soup recipe for a nutritious</i> …

Cashew Satay Spiralized Vegetable Stir Fry {Paleo, Vegan}

<b>Spice things up with this Cashew satay spiralized vegetable stir fry! A Cashew satay spiralized vegetable stir fry that is easy to make and healthy!</b> …

Thawing Arctic is turning oceans into graveyards

Nasa research shows that ice-free summers are now imminent, posing a peril to us all<p>Something is happening to the floating sea ice of the Arctic, other than the well-documented retreat in its surface coverage each summer. Scientists are finding that Arctic sea ice is getting younger and thinner, …

Global Warming

China to invest £292bn in renewable power by 2020

World’s largest energy market looks to move from coal towards cleaner fuels<p>China will plough 2.5tn yuan (£292bn) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country’s energy agency has said, as the world’s largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner …

Renewable Energy

Themes of 2016: technology puts millions of jobs in jeopardy | Ryan Avent

Innovation threatens social and economic upheaval and our existing institutions are not fit to handle the change<p>In a sense, it was surprising that 2016 was the year in which the social threat posed by rapid technological progress became a topic of serious and widespread discussion. It was, after …

Innovation

Keynesian economics: is it time for the theory to rise from the dead?

John Maynard Keynes penned his General Theory in 1936. Faced with the upheaval of 2016, what would a cryogenically frozen Keynes do?<p>Imagine this. In late 1936, shortly after the publication of his classic General Theory, John Maynard Keynes is cryogenically frozen so he can return 80 years …

Economics

The ethical guide to the Anthropocene

We humans have polluted our world into a new geological epoch<p>If you’re feeling unsettled by the Brexit/Trump future, consider this: since the 1950s humans have ramped up the pressure on the planet to such an extent that we have very likely propelled ourselves into a new geological epoch – the …

Anthropocene

What Our Love of Sadistic Pranks Tells Us About Ourselves

Scientists know where fear comes from—it's triggered by the feeling of losing control or being rendered powerless in some way. But why is it now a cultural obsession?<p>Prank culture is bigger than ever. It used to be that only men called Dom Joly, Tom Green, and Ashton Kutcher were given the platform …

What You Can Learn About a Country from the Faces of Its Leaders

A striking reality hit artist Guney Soykan when he made one face out of the portraits of a given country's leaders from the past 50 years.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>You can tell a lot about a country based on who runs it. Almost five months after he stepped down from his role as …

Why Horror Movies Are an Amazing Deal for Studios

What do <i>The Conjuring 2</i>, <i>Don’t Breathe</i> and <i>The Purge: Election Year</i> have in common? Yes, all three are aptly-named, gore-packed horror flicks. More …

The rise of the far right in Australia - Hack - triple j

In early April last year, 23-year-old Thomas Sewell headed along to a Reclaim Australia rally in Melbourne. It was one of 16 rallies attended by …

Rights & Freedoms

Phoebe's Fall - The short life and brutal death of Phoebe Handsjuk

It's December 2, 2010, and the concierge at a luxury Melbourne apartment tower is making her way to the garbage room.<p>She is looking for a broom. But …

Mannequins

Microsoft will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.<p>In a dramatic change of direction for the technology giant, the company has assembled a “small army” …

This Solar-Powered Skyscraper Is a Major Advance in Sustainable Design

An Australian architecture firm has proposed the country’s first solar-powered skyscraper, which would rise 60 stories and generate more than 50 percent of its own power<p>Plans for Australia’s first solar-powered skyscraper have recently been unveiled and submitted for approval. The landmark 60-story …

Kim Dotcom wants his extradition appeal live-streamed on YouTube

<i>UPDATED</i> <i>Aug. 29, 2016, 3:18 p.m. PT to include news judge has granted Dotcom's request</i><p>Kim Dotcom wants the world to be able to watch his extradition …

Snapchat is bringing its real-time sports filters to high schools

High school football is about to get a lot more Snapchat-friendly.<p>The photo app will soon debut a new type of geofilter that shows sports scores for …

Toxic time bomb: Here's the science that explains why microbeads are a disaster

In 1976 John Ugelstad did something only previously achieved by Nasa: he made a series of tiny, spherical polystyrene beads of exactly the same size. …

Pollution

Your Personality May Be Controlled By Your Immune System, Study Finds

This article looks at the relationship between the immune system and the human brain, and asks how recent research will impact on this.

Someone made a smart vibrator, so of course it got hacked

The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a vibrator with a computer inside it – but hackers say it also phones home, telling its makers when it’s being used<p>The Internet of Things That Can Be Hacked grows daily. Lightbulbs, trucks, and fridges all have computers inside them now, and all have been hacked by someone. …

Las Vegas

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Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences Suggests Mind Exists Apart From Brain: Study

If the mind is just a function of the brain, it stands to reason that the worse the brain is injured, the worse the mind would function. While this …

A Marketing Guru Wants To Establish A Chain Of ‘Pokemon Go’ Themed Cafes

<i>Pokemon Go</i> was released less than a month ago and it’s such a global phenomenon that it’s hard to even think about what life was like before trying to catch rare Pokemon. In order to play the game, you need to stop at Pokestops to load up on balls and other items so you can’t keep playing without …

Pokémon

Scientists Say MDMA Needs to Be Studied, Not Demonised

We could be missing out on treatments.<p>MDMA, or as it's better known, ecstasy, is one of the most heavily regulated drugs worldwide.<p>But two leading …

Consciousness

9 Kick-Ass Curries That Are Way Easier Than You Think

If you’re on the hunt for one-pot meals that feed a crowd—or want to stretch your cooking efforts into leftovers that last for days—curries are where …

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