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The Best Jazz on Bandcamp: June 2017

“Jazz doesn’t sound like jazz anymore.” That’s the criticism most often leveled at the modern jazz scene. It’s also the reason why the scene is as …

Exclusive: This Pet Food Startup Just Landed a Key Exec From Blue Apron

Each day there seems to be a new type of food delivery service available at the tap of a smartphone screen, whether it be fast food via Seamless and …

How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light

Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum …

American cows have been bred into milk machines, and it’s backfiring on farmers

Yeah, we’ve “got milk.” Way too much.<p>One might presume that America’s massive milk surplus is indicative of US dairy farmers having more cows than they used to. More cows, more milk—right? The reality is the opposite. US milk producers have become so good at what they do, that today they’re making …

The demon on your chest and other terrifying tales of sleep paralysis

An unusual condition called sleep paralysis has been frightening people for centuries, and now a new review sums up the many creepy stories from different cultures that try to explain the episodes of waking up and being unable to move.<p>Cultural explanations that try to account for the terrifying …

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Singularity

Do trees have feelings too? One expert says they do

When I began my career as a forester in western Germany’s Eifel mountains, I knew as much about the hidden life of trees as a butcher knows about the emotional life of animals. The forestry industry produces lumber; it fells trees and then plants new seedlings. If you read the professional …

California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like

California has long prided itself on being a world leader on climate change — and with good reason.<p>Within the United States, California is No. 1 (by far) in solar power and No. 3 in wind power. It boasts the third-lowest carbon dioxide emissions per capita behind New York and Vermont. Since 2000, …

Climate

Why Olympic National Park Is One Of The Finest Examples Of ‘America’s Best Idea’

I was five. The shadows of the forest danced around me and I shuddered in fear. The darkness was unlike anything I’d felt before; deep and unforgiving. My old man threw another log on the glowing embers of the campfire. Sparks flew upward, into the black. My dad quietly sang an few notes of …

National Parks

Column: Why it’s important to look at the stars – literally

OSCAR WILDE SAID ‘We are all in the gutter – but some of us are looking at the stars’.<p>In a time when the world has so many huge issues with society …

Scientist Peter Wadhams believes the summer ice cover at the north pole is about to disappear, triggering even more rapid global warming<p>Peter Wadhams has spent his career in the Arctic, making more than 50 trips there, some in submarines under the polar ice. He is credited with being one of the …

Climate Change

10 futuristic vehicles that will fundamentally transform how we travel

Transportation is undergoing one of the biggest transformations in history.<p>From self-driving cars to the Hyperloop, companies are investing in new ways for humans to get from point A to point B more efficiently.<p>Here's a look at some of the vehicles and transport systems that are being developed …

Funiture Giant IKEA Wants to Help Restaurants Build Their Own Indoor Farms

The furniture chain is getting into the sustainable farming industry, one restaurant kitchen at a time.<p>Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is known …

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Is organic agriculture really better for the environment?

The whole point of organic agriculture is soil. Farm in such a way that your soil stays healthy — rich in organic matter, nutrients and microbial activity — and you can grow crops without the synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used in conventional farming.<p>Organic farmers employ lots of techniques …

Genetic Literacy Project

Mixed Reality Is How We'll Escape the Tragic Future in Short Film 'The Nostalgist'

Not too long ago, virtual reality was stuck in the lab, an elaborate, expensive rig that worked okay, sure, but was a far cry from anything dreamed …

U.S. traders reject GMO crops that lack global approval | Reuters

(Reuters) - Across the U.S. Farm Belt, top grain handlers have banned genetically modified crops that are not approved in all major overseas markets, shaking up a decades-old system that used the world’s biggest exporting country as a launchpad for new seeds from companies like Monsanto Co.<p>A bushel …

Justice Ginsburg Eviscerates The Case Against Marriage Equality In Just Five Sentences

During Tuesday’s marriage equality arguments in the Supreme Court, several of the Court’s conservative members suggested that same-sex couples should …

See Striking and Colorful Fields of Dutch Tulips

Tulips blooming in fields between Amsterdam and Leiden, The Netherlands.<br>George Steinmetz<p>1 of 5<p>It's that time of the year, when large parts of The …

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How many Greek legends were really true?

<b>The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear. But what was the origin of some of these ideas?</b><p><b>1. Was there ever really a Trojan</b> …

Visit the Mysterious Ruins of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

New Smyrna Beach, an eclectic little seaside city in central Florida, has a mysterious secret that historians haven't been quite able to crack: the strange ruins of a giant structure, almost like the beginnings of a pyramid, that sit crumbling in the forest. But who built it, and why?<p>Some …

From HG Wells to JK Rowling, invisibility has long been the stuff of fiction. Not any more. Here Philip Ball explains five methods that scientists are researching to make things 'disappear'<p>Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and …

The Science Behind Our Urge To Procrastinate

Cranking out a final paper hours before the deadline. Putting off that trip to the supermarket until the refrigerator shelves are completely barren. Watching one, two, even <i>three</i> more episodes of "Orange Is The New Black" before finally shutting down Netflix and calling it a night.<p>We all …

18 Structures That Prove Chicago Is America's Best Architectural City

Chicago is home to some of the best architecture known to man, and now it wants the world to know.<p>Using Italy's Venice Biennale of Architecture as a model, the city recently announced a major architectural exhibition of its own, set to kick off in October of 2015. If the three-month-long Chicago …

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