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The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Paper Airplanes: How To Fold An Origami X-Wing Fighter

This is a video demonstration created by Youtuber Joe_Tutorials of how to fold your very own origami x-wing fighter plane out of a single sheet of …

Reform Copenhagen’s new kitchen concept store has style on tap in Aarhus

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Aarhus

Communities Demand Trump and Pruitt Stop Pandering to Billionaire Coal Executives and Protect Their Families

Community leaders from across the U.S. traveled to Washington, DC, Monday to testify at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Effluent …

Here's How to Save the Planet and Make a Profit

You don't have to be Captain Planet to save the planet for future generations -- and you can make a profit doing it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It took just four days in 2016 for a river in northern Canada to dry up completely; painted crosswalks in New Dehli melted …

17 Completely Mind-Blowing Facts About Outer Space

Eclipses are basically cosmological miracles.

We've made enough plastic trash to bury Manhattan under 2-miles of the stuff

Whether you get an iced latte to-go in the morning, your restaurant leftovers in a plastic takeaway container, or forget to take a reusable bags to …

Pollution

What Really Happens to Your Body When You Get Acupuncture

The ancient needles are surprisingly similar to painkilling drugs.<p>If you think the average migraine is bad, imagine having one that lasts a <i>week</i>. Then …

Acupuncture

The Middle Eastern appetizer that’s perfect for summertime noshing

As you scan the menu at a Yemeni restaurant, you’ll likely see hummus, sambusas or salad nestled among the starters. You’ll also spot one of Yemen’s most popular appetizers: shafout, flatbread drenched in a tangy, herbed sauce and topped with fresh accents such as lettuce, tomato and cucumber. …

Flavors

How Long Would A Fidget Spinner Spin In Space?

Like most parents of young children, I’ve been forcibly made aware of the “fidget spinner” fad. Despite FiveThirtyEight declaring them “over,” my kids brought home two new ones from a birthday party on Saturday, adding to three others that we currently own, plus a couple more that were lost at …

Physics

How Much Viking Lore Is True?

Archaeologists have confirmed key details in Norse oral histories (but not the dragons, elves, and trolls).<p>In TV series from <i>Vikings</i> to <i>Game of Thrones</i>, the icy wastes of the north provide the backdrop to dramatic, often violent, stories of kings and warriors, dragons and trolls. The source for many …

Archaeology

Americans are rejecting the 'homeschool myth' — and experts say the misunderstood education might be better than public or charter schools

During Betsy DeVos' recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump's education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once.<p>Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 …

Background Checks and Public Records Search

"TruthFinder.com is freakishly accurate… Really scary how much info is out there." -Zac K.<p>"You found an old friend for me. Thank you." -Nancy …

2016 Best of Furniture Design

This year we saw a lot of heavily-trafficked posts in furniture design, covering everything from old-school techniques to newfangled technologies, …

7 new micro-cabins in Colorado provide superior insulation in extreme weather

These seven rustic cabins designed and built by students at the University of Colorado Denver function as base camp for a non-profit focused on …

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Adorable Japanese couple devastated by Fukushima turn lives around with solar

For the past 30 years, Shin and Tatsuko Okawara spent their lives working as organic farmers. With their own organic farm, rural work was in their …

How a Team of Female Astronomers Revolutionized Our Understanding of Stars

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Building a Child Sized Kayak from a Single Sheet of Plywood

There is a beautiful spring fed lake near my sister-in-law’s house where she takes her kids swimming. No powerboats are allowed. I design and build wooden kayaks for a living and I judge all bodies of water by their potential for kayaking. Diamond Lake is a very nice lake.<p>When my oldest nephew was …

Norway announces plans for Europe's largest onshore wind farm

In yet another example of how progressive European countries have become in the advancement of alternative energy, Norway has just announced plans to …

These 7 maps explain the Middle East

Geographically, it's the region that stretches from the eastern Mediterranean and southern Turkey to the Iran-Afghan border.<p>The region, however, is far more complex than lines on a map. It can also be defined based on ethnic and religious bloodlines.<p>In the modern Middle East, the Arab world …

The WORST Parts of Homeschooling

“Oh, you homeschool? Hm. That must be hard.” YOU HAVE NO IDEA! Homeschooling is H.A.R.D. Let me tell you the WORST parts of homeschooling. When I …

Why aren’t more farmers turning poop into power?

Ten years ago, methane digesters were hotter than Hansel. Then, they seemed to fall out of fashion. The point of a digester is to capture the noxious …

You can make $13,000 a year by selling your poop

Need some cash? Just sell your poop. Yes, you read that right. A company called OpenBiome needs healthy stool samples that it uses to treat patients …

California public school textbooks mislead students on climate, study says

Textbooks in California public schools are misleading students on climate change, with material that expresses doubt over whether it is real and promotes the view that increasing temperatures may be beneficial, according to a Stanford University study.<p>An analysis of four key science texts given to …

Climate Change

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The House of Time is situated in an unlikely pocket of space along the canals in Bruges; one of the few industrial sites in a historical port city. …

Germany

Tall Bike Bobby: From Vancouver to LA on a Hand-Made Bicyle

A bike with a back wheel that steers. A bike with a milk-crate sidecar. A bike with a second seat on the handlebars. An impossible-to-ride bike that turns in the opposite direction it’s steered. These are just a few of the custom made bikes that our friends at Cyclecide Bike Rodeo have been …

On Its 10th Birthday, What Is LinkedIn?

It’s a social networking site. No, it’s a job-placement agency. Actually, it’s a media channel. Whatever you call LinkedIn, it’s become integral to how we all do business.<p>LinkedIn just joined the elite double digital social networking club, celebrating its 10th birthday.<p>This is no easy feat in a …