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Australian university turns tonnes of food waste into potent bio-fertiliser exported to Asian farms

An Australian university is turning tonnes of kitchen scraps into high-value fertiliser that is being sold to farmers in Asia.<p>James Cook University …

Agriculture

After the liberation of Mosul, an orgy of killing

In the dying days of the battle of Mosul, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad followed Iraqi soldiers during the last push against Isis. But following their victory, a new wave of savagery was unleashed<p>One hot and sticky evening in July, in the dying days of the battle for Mosul, a group of Iraqi army officers sat …

Mosul

ScienceAlert Deal: 4 Essential Coding Languages You Should Know in 2018

Which is the best for you?<p>Coding is becoming a more and more essential and valued skill in a range of industries. Even if it isn't the core of your …

Programming

V for Vendetta, Fahrenheit 451, and five other books that reflect Trump's America

Is Nineteen Eighty-Four too obvious? Readers suggest books on the rise of a US oligarchy, alternative facts – and a president who won’t live in the White House<p>George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has seen a surge in popularity since the election of Donald Trump, but other dystopian works of fiction …

Harvard's complete photography course is now available for free online [updated]

If your resolution for 2017 is to take better photographs than your current blurry, badly composed effort, you’ll want to check out this free MOOC from Harvard University –the school where Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates cut their teeth.<p>ALISON – one of the many repositories of online learning …

Bill Gates

Zak van Biljon's Dreamy Landscapes Using Kodak Aerochrome

<i>All images by Zak van Biljon. Used with permission.</i><p>You wouldn’t necessarily believe it, but photographer Zak van Biljon got bit by the photo bug …

Kodak

How to reduce food waste: organise, categorise and love your leftovers

Every year consumers, retailers, wholesalers and caterers in the UK waste approximately 8 million tonnes of manufactured food. According to the …

Photographer Spent 18 Months Shooting This Spectacular Chicago Time Lapse Video

Josh Beavers is a photographer/cinematographer who captured this amazing time lapse while living in Chicago. It took him 16 months to shoot the …

Nick Cave’s 10 Best Songs So Far

Nick Cave has 16 albums under his belt with The Bad Seeds since they released their debut in 1984. On average, that works out at a fairly prolific …

When someone tells you, “The climate is always changing,” show them this cartoon

We’ve all heard it before: “Yeah, but the climate has ALWAYS changed.”<p>Oh, really? Well, this timeline of Earth’s average temperature shows just how …

Food Waste Report Reveals Why We Bin 4.2 Million Tonnes Of Food Each Year

'There is now no stigma attached to throwing food away.'<p>Households are generating 4.2 million tonnes of avoidable food waste in the UK each year, and …

Exclusive: Watch an Intimate Interview with Legendary Designer Yohji Yamamoto

Plus, a talk with his Y-3 compatriot, Lawrence Midwood.<p>Yohji Yamamoto's influence on the fashion world should not be underestimated. The revered designer and master tailor first started making clothing in 1977, debuted in Paris in 1981, and has been an integral part of the fashion world ever …

A Documentary Focusing On The Perfection In Japanese Denim

Like many Black Americans I was introduced to the perfection of Japanese denim by Hip-Hop. After I heard Jay Z say "these ain't Diesel, these is Evisu" on the Just Blaze produced, Blueprint 2 bonus track Show You How in 2002, I started investigating denim brands. Two years later I bought my first …

The organic farm generating five-star electricity from cow dung and food waste

Turning leftovers into renewable power makes ecological and financial sense, says farmer, but is it the best way to recycle Britain’s huge amount of wasted food?<p>If electricity could be star-rated for quality, the 150 kilowatt hours going daily into the grid from Lodge Farm in north Wales would …

North Wales

From field to fork: the six stages of wasting food

Americans chuck out two tons of food a second – be it at the farm for being ‘ugly’ or at the table because we’re too finicky<p>Every second, an amount of food equal to the weight of a sedan car is thrown away in the US – about 60m tons a year. It starts at the farm. The potato that grew to the size of …

Australia's 7.5m tonnes of food waste: can 'ugly food' campaigns solve the problem?

While government needs to address food waste issue, experts say customers also need to change their perceptions about what normal food looks like<p>Would you drink water made from food waste?<p>You could soon be doing just that, thanks to an innovation that is not only promising to help in the race to …

Sustainability