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Bill Gates Q&A on Climate Change: ‘We Need a Miracle’

All we need is an energy miracle. No pressure, kids.<p>So came the call from Bill Gates on Monday evening with the release of his annual letter. It …

Bill Gates

The Amount of Money Bloggers Make for 1 Instagram Will Make You Jealous AF

Yeah, you're definitely in the wrong line of work.<p>The blogger business is booming. According to WWD, a sponsored Instagram post with a top blogger can cost a brand between $5,000 and $25,000. That's nearly five times the going rates just a year and a half ago.<p>Add to that income from affiliate …

The Best Foods for Quick and Healthy Detox

If you read about ancient torture methods, you’ll find some pretty gnarly stuff like something called “infusion,” in which a victim is bound and then …

Nutrition

When Will Your State Legalize It? Rolling up Every State's Cannabis Laws.

Another sesh in the voting booth has come and gone, and the number of additional states to legalize recreational marijuana on election day was zero, …

Cannabis

Son cuts into 250-year-old spruce tree, what's revealed is a wonder

Chain saws want you to know that they truly have a delicate side.<p>Jordan Anderson spent his youth constructing custom log cabins with his father, but …

Sculpture

Fifty Things You Can Make With Wood Pallets

(Tutorial Link)<p>DIY tutorials that show you how to turn what is essentially trash into something functional or fun can be hit or miss, but when you've …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

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10 Very Good Apps for Teaching Students about Outer Space

August 31, 2015<br>Upon the recommendation of some of our readers here in EdTech and Learning, we went ahead and compiled this list of some popular iPad …

Kombucha Sent to Space Could Help Search for Alien Life

Kombucha, a fizzy, fermented tea and trendy new favorite of hipsters and health nuts everywhere, has reached stellar heights as part of an experiment on the International Space Station.<p>Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) have placed the same bacteria and yeasts used to make Kombucha tea …

Paranormal

5 Foreign TV Shows on Netflix You Should Binge-Watch Now

Netflix’s latest original show, <i>Narcos</i>, a fictionalized chronicle of the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, premieres today. Starring Brazilian actor <b>Wagner Moura</b> as the infamous Colombian drug lord, the show features a cast hailing from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, with half of its dialogue …

United States gun violence debate: a look at firearm laws and statistics

The shocking murder of two US journalists during a live TV broadcast has shined a spotlight yet again on the problem of gun violence in America.<p>Amid …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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The 10 Texas Blues Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Some Texas blues musicians prefer electric guitars to harness the Lone Star sound, while others use Dobros or old hardtops. No matter their ax of …

Every International Outlet, in One Handy Chart

We’ve all been there. You’ve caught the last available charter to Paris in pursuit of an international super-spy who’s inexplicably gone rogue, you …

NASA wants to send your names to Mars with the InSight lander

Most of us -- even those who think they have a chance to live there -- might never get the chance to set foot on Mars. But, hey, we can at least send our names to the red planet, courtesy of NASA. The space agency is sending a silicon microchip with the InSight lander when it takes off in 2016, and …

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Elegant Wood Sculptures Crafted from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches

South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee uses organic materials like wood to create large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function. Focusing on geometric shapes such as the sphere, Lee somehow manages to transform tree trunks and hefty branches into perfectly formed globes, columns, and …

Furniture

Solar Fossil Fueled Fantasies

<b>Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach.</b><p>Sometimes when I’m reading about renewable technologies, I just break out laughing at the madness that the war on …

NH solar project costs ratepayers $1.2M, saves them half that

New Hampshire utility ratepayers will pay a Taiwanese company $1.22 million to build the state’s largest solar installation so that a small town can save about $500,000 in power costs over the life of the project.<p>Taiwan’s Walsin Lihwa, parent company of Borrego Solar, will use Chinese-made solar …

Solar Power

Google displays the nutritional values of fast food meals

Google wants to count calories in your food photos someday, but until that happens, it can at least help you speed-search popular fast food meals. Say, you want to know what exactly you're consuming when you eat a Big Mac -- just type "calories in a Big Mac" or say it out loud after "OK, Google" …