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Powered By Pee: How Your Toilet Could Fuel The Future

Conversations on excreta (feces and urine) are rarely seen as polite or appropriate, but we really need to get over that. The reality is that for cities, there are few greater challenges than managing the cycle of water and waste. Countless efforts are underway to find better ways to reduce, reuse …

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Farmers Keep Buying All The Milk In Supermarkets Because They're Pissed Off At Low Prices

Lesson learned: This is what happens when you annoy dairy farmers.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Lynch argued on Facebook that the money farmers receive from milk sales in Morrisons and at other retailers was too low:<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>They …

Easiest Summer Ever: Braised Long Beans With Tomatoes and Garlic

More<p>Dinner in 20<p>The best quick and easy recipes to help you get dinner on the table fast.<p>If you ask me, people don't overcook their vegetables often enough. The truth is, vegetables are sometimes absolutely delicious when cooked to the utterly smash-able stage, without a trace of crispness left. In …

Nepal's earthquake forces 'living goddess' to break decades of seclusion

Dhana Kumari Bajracharya was forced from her cloistered life after the 7.8 magnitude quake in April and walked on the street for the first time in her life<p>When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, Nepal’s longest-serving “living goddess” was forced to do the unthinkable: walk the streets for …

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Seven of the Best Farmstays Around the World

<b>Blackberry Farm</b><i><br>Walland, Tenn.</i><p>Encompassing a 9,200-acre estate in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, the farm produces …

7 Permaculture-Recommended Plants You Should Include in the Garden - One Green Planet

Let us be clear from the very beginning: We are not in the business of defiling any plant. No stones, not even nutrient-rich soil, will be thrown …

An Explanation of What Gluten Is, Where It Can Be Found, and Which Conditions Warrant a Gluten-Free Diet

In a recent TED-Ed animated lesson, gastroenterologist Dr. William Chey explains what gluten is, where gluten can be found, and which conditions …

How to Cut a Mango Into a Flower Shape

A vendor demonstrates how to cut a mango into a flower by inserting a wood skewer into the base and making small cuts while rotating the fruit.<p>via …

Asspizza's Weird World of Cult Teenage Fashion: Day In The Life

FKA twigs Shares New Song "Pendulum"

<i>Photo by Paula Harrowing, from the "Pendulum" video set</i><p>After delivering "Two Weeks", FKA twigs has shared another new track from her forthcoming record <i>LP1</i> (out August 12). It's called "Pendulum", and she calls it "one of my favourite songs on my record". Listen below.<p>FKA twigs:<p>07-30 Manchester, …

Animal Collective Announce DJ Tour, Share DJ Set

Animal Collective have announced a DJ tour this fall, featuring members Avey Tare, Geologist, and Deakin. (Sorry, guys: No Panda Bear.) To make sure your favorite member is coming to town, check out the full schedule below. Above, listen to a DJ set recorded earlier this year in Los Angeles.<p>Animal …

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges, a rich, buttery, toffee-like flavor, big chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt.<p>Why It Works<p>Browning the butter gives the cookies a more intensely nutty, butterscotch flavor.<br>• Chopping the chocolate by hand creates large and small pieces for more …

Where Plastic Goes

Tracking where the waste ends up<p>In the U.S. most used plastics are never collected for recycling. Of the roughly 10 percent that is, easily sortable items like bottles tend to be recycled domestically, while most everything else gets exported, typically to countries that can sort it cheaply by …

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Top 50 Albums of 2013

It’s been a great year for albums. Not since 2010 have we seen such a consistent stream of must-have releases, and from so many camps. Think about …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Ara is a Motorola Project to Make Phones as Customizable as Android

If you thought Motorola and its Moto X Maker helped you customize a unique smartphone, then prepare for even more. The Google-owned company has just announced Ara, a hardware platform that is entirely open to customization — essentially letting tinkerers develop their own smartphones.<p>“We want to do …

The truth stings: Still no answers for collapsing bee colonies

The honeybee die-off crisis is jeopardizing America’s food supply, yet we’re still no closer to solving the problem<p>In 2006, long before I worked at this magazine, <i>OnEarth</i> contributing editor Sharon Levy visited a farm in California’s Sierra foothills and let honeybees swarm all over her body. …

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Did Unknown Mortal Orchestra do Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" justice? Hear their cover here: http://pnps.co/16ivsfr

Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners

Who has more experience living in cramped spaces than prisoners? Modeled after a jail cell, the ironically named Freedom Room is a 96-square-foot …

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

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Meet 'algoraves:' Raves with music generated by artist-controlled algorithmic software

You might never attend one, but keep this bit of information in your back pocket: A new trend today is the ‘algorave,’ in which people dance in a rave-like environment to music generated by algorithms.<p>According to a central algorave website – I abstain from dubbing it ‘official – the goal is to …

Meet the Smallest Flying Robot: the RoboBee - The Fox Is Black

Earlier this week, we talked about a bee habitat designed by Architecture students in Buffalo, and now we are bookending the week with more about …

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Watch Grimes Interviewed on the Red Carpet at the Met Ball

Last night's "punk-themed" celebrity catwalk, the Met Ball, was full of Kodak moments, from Kanye's screamy performance to a very drunk-looking selfie of Sky Ferreira, Frank Ocean, and Madonna. And then there was Grimes, who made her Met Ball debut. "i feel like there is no way for me to not make a …

Watch Smith Westerns' "Varsity" Video

On<p>June 11, Chicagoans Smith Westerns will release <i>Soft Will</i>, the follow-up to their excellent 2011 record <i>Dye It Blonde</i>. (<b>Update:</b> The album has been pushed to June 25.) They've shared the video for the album's first single, "Varsity". Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz, the clip chronicles a dream-like …

Exclusive | Ann Hamilton: “the event of a thread”

<i>“There’s something that happens when you swing. I’m sure there’s a neurological explanation for the sense of pleasure that you feel and I think</i> …