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Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that …

12 Things to Add to 2018 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

This 'bank for the poor' could hold the key to ending poverty and inequality

In 2016, Oxfam estimated that the total wealth of 99 per cent of the global population was barely equivalent to the wealth of the top one per cent - …

Why Queer Retellings of Classic Stories Are So Necessary

Queer retellings of stories are a reminder that the classics don't just belong to straight white guys—they belong to the LGBTQ community, too.<p>If it's true that, as Christopher Booker wrote, there are only seven plots reiterated throughout fiction, it should come as no surprise that every year's …

How the world's population has changed and when it will reach eight billion

The world's human population is growing rapidly and is expected to hit eight billion in the next 10 years, according to the latest figures.<p>The impact this has on the world is huge. Currently scientists are deciding whether to approve the term Anthropocene, a new era in Earth's history in which …

7 Ways The Full Moon Supposedly Affects The Human Body

When I was a kid, my older cousin told me that it wasn't safe to go outside at night during a full moon. "It can make people crazy, you know," they …

Living as a Man, Fighting Breast Cancer: How Trans People Face Care Gaps

A diagnosis of breast cancer at age 27 is shattering for anyone. But for Eli Oberman, it came with extra layers of anxiety. He is a transgender man, who was born female but began taking male hormones when he was 19 to change gender.<p>Like many transgender people, Mr. Oberman switched gender without …

We could prevent millions of cancer deaths each year with knowledge we already have

Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel has released 10 recommendations to accelerate a new national effort "to end cancer as we know it." These initiatives, focused mainly on the U.S., will almost certainly extend the lives of some cancer patients in the future.<p>However, cancer …

The Linguistic Influence of the Norman Conquest (11th Century) on the English Language

<b>The Linguistic Influence of the Norman Conquest (11th Century) on the English Language</b><p>By Azhar A. Alkazwini<p><i>International Journal of Linguistics</i>, …

Language

5 Things You Need to Know About the Warming Arctic

The rate at which Arctic sea ice is shrinking due to climate change continues to make headlines as scientists monitor and predict what is "becoming a …

The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

5 Simple Ways To Make Your Comfort Zone Infinitely Larger

I've been on several solo trips over the years, having traveled to The Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and Prague with only my journal and iTunes library …

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet<p>Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has …

Climate Change

How Discussions of Drugs and Death Have Changed Over the Past 200 Years

<i>Drug</i> is one of those commonplace words whose exact origins are a total mystery. Borrowed into English from French, it has appeared in the language …

The Science of Swear Words (Warning: NSFW AF)

<i>Editor's note: The following excerpt from a book about swear words contains many, many swear words. Some of them are pretty ugly, but it's all in the</i> …

Rethinking madness: inside the world's oldest mental asylum

For years, the term 'asylum' has evoked images of chaos and cruelty – in spite of the mental health community's attempts to give it new meaning. Examining 700 years of history at the world's oldest psychiatric hospital, Bethlem, a new exhibition intends to set things straight.<p><i>By Guy Kelly,</i> …

This is what a world map looks like when scaled according to population size

RECONSTRUCTING MAPS based on different variables can be super helpful for understanding the world form a different perspective. A new cartogram by …

DON'T PANIC — Hans Rosling showing the facts about population with subtitles

Title:<p>Description:<p>We live in a world of relentless change.<p>¶<p>Huge migrations of people to new mega cities<p>filling soaring skyscrapers<p>and vast …

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 July 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>June 29, 2018<p>Heinrich Storm, Goldie Estate Goldie Estate (formerly known as Goldwater Estate) is the oldest winery on …

More federal funds needed to deal with aging population’s health costs: CMA

Ottawa should provide a financial "top-up" to help provinces and territories deal with the additional health costs caused by an aging population, the president of the Canadian Medical Association says.<p>At least $1.6-billion a year more is needed to meet the ever-growing health needs of seniors, …

23andMe’s Consumer DNA Data Gold Mine Is Starting To Pay Off

The consumer genetic testing company says it can barely keep up with demand from researchers, while patient advocates wonder if customers deserve a cut of the profits.<p>After decades of inconclusive results, researchers backed by Pfizer and Massachusetts General Hospital revealed that they had …

The health benefits of sleeping naked

Nocturnal nudity has a range of health benefits.<p>Sleeping nude could help you lose weight, research suggests.<p>The Daily Mail reports sleeping sans …

7 Morning Routines That Will Spark Your Productivity

Follow these simple steps and watch your productivity and wellbeing skyrocket.<p>The problem with morning routines is that most people don't have one.<p>For many individuals, waking up in the morning is a chaotic experience, full of terrible alarm clock noises, scrolling through email, and sprinting out …

Time Management

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

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National borders exist to pen poor people into reservations of poverty | Giles Fraser: Loose canon

Why, in this era of advanced globalisation, do we believe in free trade and the free movement of goods, but not in the free movement of labour?<p>He is not one of my regulars. From Cameroon, he says. And hungry, poor bloke. I can tell he’s had to swallow a lot of pride to beg for food at my door. I …

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …

Tropical Storms

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …