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How Science Saved Me from Pretending to Love Wine

The fault was not in my stars, nor in myself, but in my fungiform papillae.<p>I was in my late forties when I finally admitted to myself that I would never love wine. As other women fake orgasms, I have faked hundreds of satisfied responses to hundreds of glasses—not a difficult feat, since my father …

Ice Cream

WATCH: Stronger Partnerships for clean, green economy driven city

JOHANNESBURG - It’s all hands to the pump as Pikitup implements an innovative approach of community participation in strategies to ensure a paradigm …

Sustainability

We Are at the Dawn of a New Era of Innovation. Will You Still Be Able to Compete? | Inc.com

I recently appeared as a guest on Wharton Professor David Robertson's radio show, <i>Innovation Navigation</i>. David is an old pro and recently published an excellent new book on innovation, <i>The Power of Little Ideas</i>, so it was an interesting, wide ranging discussion that covered a lot of ground.<p>One of the …

Innovation

California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative

The extraordinary success of solar power in some pockets of the world that combine sunshine with high investment in the technology mean that governments and energy companies are having radically to rethink the way they manage—and charge for—electricity.<p>California is one such a place.<p>On March 11, it …

Renewable Energy

The One Thing Men Want More Than Sex

• shares<p><i>Hey, Good Men Project readers! Did you know our partner MeetMindful is a dating site for conscious men and women? More than what you’d …

Meet Vishwanath - A man on a mission to solve India's drought problem

<i>This post is a part of Neer, a collaborative project by DCB Bank</i> <i>and Chaaipani to bring out stories of individuals and initiatives that are working</i> …

India

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other …

Three rules could make you a better man — and save your life

Dear American women,<p>I’m embarrassed to be writing to you today. I’m doubly embarrassed because I’m not really talking to you. I’ve tried, honestly, …

Why Frequent Sex Makes for Happier Humans

In social science, it’s not enough to know <i>that</i> things happen, but <i>why</i> they happen. Like, for instance, the finding that having sex once a week makes …

Psychology

Move Over, Coachella: This Is the Hottest New Festival

Whether you’ve been camping out at Austin City Limits since you could weave together a flower crown or you’ve given up on music festivals after the Governor’s Ball mud bath disaster of 2016 (or ’15 or ’13), there’s no denying music festivals have a major hold on pop culture. But if Virgin CEO …

World's biggest oil exporter Saudi starts hunt for solar and wind firms

The world's biggest oil exporter on Monday took the first step toward a goal of generating 9.5 gigawatts (GW) of energy through solar and other renewable means.<p>It invited local and international firms to try to qualify for bidding on two projects.<p>One is for 300 megawatts (MW) of solar energy to be …

20 holiday destinations the experts say not to miss | CNN Travel

Travel

N26 users can now get a credit line in five minutes

N26 is iterating at an incredible pace these days with a ton of new product features and geographical expansions to build the most modern bank in Europe. But the new features always follow the same motto — your current bank sucks, everything should be simpler. Today, N26 introduces consumer credit …

But How Are Things Going In Antarctica?

As the action wound down above the Equator, the worldwide Women’s Marchers count hit approximately 2.5 million, a figure that, presumably, includes …

FaceTime

Set Sail on Antarctica’s First Icebreaking Superyacht

A Bit of History<p>The <i>M/Y Legend</i> was originally built in Holland in 1974 as a Class 1 icebreaker for use in the Baltic Sea during the Cold War. Dutch …

New studies show Rex Tillerson is wrong about climate risks

The remaining climate change uncertainties point toward higher risks and greater urgency for action<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State – and until recently the CEO of ExxonMobil – Rex Tillerson was given a confirmation hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last …

Global Warming

25 Things You're Too Old for Now That You're 25

In a way, turning 25 is great – you get to jettison tons of pointless crap from your life forever.<p>I don't know how old you are – I don't care, is the thing, because once you hit 25 you absolutely stop caring about the age or even the finer details such as the names of people around you – but in …

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Clean Energy

California just legalized marijuana, and it's going to have a huge impact on the economy

California is the world's sixth largest economy, only outpaced by the US (as a whole), China, Japan, Germany, and the UK. The Golden State's economic output for 2015 came in at $2.46 trillion.<p>Let's be clear: We're talking about a single US state economy compared with those of entire countries. …

Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over United States

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—In an unexpected televised address on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II offered to restore British rule over the United States of America.<p>Addressing the American people from her office in Buckingham Palace, the Queen said that she was making the offer “in recognition of the …

United States

Facebook co-founder drops unprecedented cash to stop Trump

A new Democratic megadonor emerges from nowhere and Democrats worry he won’t stay engaged.<p>If the first $20 million yielded cheers, the second $15 million generated stunned silence.<p>Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz vaulted suddenly and without any advance warning to the top rung of Democratic …

Government

Bears vs Babies - A Card Game

Bears vs Babies is a card game where you build handsome, incredible monsters who go to war with horrible, awful babies.<p>It was created by the same …

The 15 most innovative countries in the world

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of the economy of almost every country on earth.<p>One of the measures WEF looks at is innovation, which takes into account things like the …

VICE

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Tesla Model S is the best-selling US luxury sedan, by a wide margin

Third-quarter sales of the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan surged 59 percent from last year to 9,156 units, the company confirmed to <i>Autoblog</i> today. The sales are about five percent more than our previous third-quarter estimate, since that was a guess based on Tesla's disclosure of its global …

Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-...)

The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in ... after a long illness. It was 25 million years old.<p>For most of its life, the reef was the world’s largest living structure, and the only one visible from space. It was 1,400 miles long, with 2,900 individual reefs and 1,050 islands. In total …

Great Barrier Reef

How to Deal with Hangovers

You are going to have some in your life. Lots, actually. Here's how to survive them.<p>And so you wake, another day closer to death, your head stuffed like a pillow, your eyes pink and matte, your lips dry and stuck. Smell the air; smell your sour breath. These are those perfect, quiet seconds before …

Love the Fig

The produce section of the grocery store is a botanical disaster. Most people know that a tomato is technically a fruit, but so is an eggplant, a cucumber, and a spaghetti squash. A banana, which grows from a flower with a single ovary, is actually a berry, while a strawberry, which grows from a …

Bounty hunters are legally hacking Apple and the Pentagon – for big money

A growing roster of ‘white hat’ hackers earn thousands finding chinks in the digital armor of the US government and companies such as Apple and Google<p>Nathaniel Wakelam became a bounty hunter when he was 18.<p>Now 21, it is his full time job. This month so far he has earned $21,150, in installments: he …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Refugee children get swimming lessons in Lesbos.

<i>This story was produced through a partnership between Slate and the Global Migration Program at Columbia University's Graduate School of …