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Adapting to climate change will cost much more than we thought

Poor countries will need at least twice as much money as we thought in order to successfully adapt to climate change — and possibly five times as …

Climate

What universities really can do to fight climate change: A new proposal

The movement to force university endowments to divest their holdings in fossil fuel companies -- coal, oil and gas -- has some obvious shortcomings: For one thing, the effort is relatively painless, since it's unlikely that the endowment returns will be materially affected by taking these volatile …

Goal to end fossil fuels by 2050 surfaces in Lima UN climate documents

It’s a rare thing when you can point to paragraphs in a United Nations climate negotiating text and feel they more or less match what most of the science says should become a reality.<p>Yet in Lima on Monday, it happened.<p>Our little revolutionary moment comes in a document with the memorable title “ADP …

Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the …

4 Smart Designs For New Cities That Can Withstand Any Storm

Without serious preparation, most cities will be overwhelmed by rising waters. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, from protective wetlands to shipping container reefs.<p>Since most cities are built next to water, the risk of floods threatens more people than any other natural …

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online

Ev Williams has figured out the internet.<p>That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he …

From one rotisserie chicken, 25 ideas for dinner

After a long day, who hasn't stumbled into the grocery store without the faintest idea of what to put on the table, when suddenly the tempting whiff of a freshly roasted chicken puts everything into perspective?<p>And although a rotisserie chicken is great served on its own, it lends itself to so many …

Revealed: the violent, thuggish world of the young JS Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach is arguably the greatest of all composers, with the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B Minor among the most sublime masterpieces in classical music. But biographers over the past half century have "sanitised" his life, in the belief that only a saintly man could have written …

Duck Eggs And Lotus Seeds: Waxing Nostalgic About Mooncakes

The little plastic sample tray is empty, but the man behind the counter quickly replaces it with one full of a mooncake cut into teeny-tiny pieces. I grab a piece (OK, a couple) before the jostling crowd behind me can get to it. Samples are, after all, the only reason to visit Costco in the middle …

The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food

Anjan Contractor’s 3D food printer might evoke visions of the “replicator” popularized in <i>Star Trek</i>, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea. And indeed Contractor’s company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six month, $125,000 grant from NASA …

Synthesizers

Taking Down Big Food Is The Name Of Chipotle's New Game

Chipotle Mexican Grill prides itself on the fact that it serves only "responsibly raised beef, pork and chicken." That means the meat it buys comes from animals raised outside or in comfy pens, who are never given antibiotics and are fed an additive-free, vegetarian diet.<p>Sourcing that meat is …

I Left Google And Lived To Happily Tell About It

Anastasia Leng had a great job at one of the world’s most desirable places to work. Then she split to start her own company. Was this a step back or up? Depends how you look at things.<p>When I started telling people that I’d resigned from Google, the first question they asked was never about where I …

Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

Some time ago we showed you how architect Kunle Adeyemi (NLÉ) had an ambitious dream to build a sustainable floating community in Makoko, one of …

Design

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Black Rock

Good News, Future Colonists! Mars Meals May Feature Nutella

And also seafood chowder ... and curried noodles ... and Spam.<p>On the northern slope of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, on a barren lava field at 8,000 feat above sea level, six researchers have spent the last four months living in a dome. And, when venturing beyond the dome, wearing space suits. …

Best urban green spaces in North America

<b>Boston</b><p>Boston is home to the oldest and most historically relevant green space in the nation, the Boston Common. Having held many purposes - from cattle grazing to public hangings and, most famously, the camping grounds for British troops at the Revolution's start - the Common's current use is …

Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …