Marian Phillips

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Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture

March 2015

Diversity

20 places everyone should visit in South America

Its countries are filled with stunning natural parks, bustling streets, and, of course, incredible food.<p>We've put together a collection of 21 sights to see and experiences to have in South America. From gazing at monumental statues to marveling at the world's highest waterfall, there are plenty of …

Science Doesn’t Work the Way You Might Think

Not even for Einstein<p>One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein put the final polish on a new theory, one that transformed how humankind understands the fundamental nature of reality. With his general theory of relativity Einstein displaced the most famous idea in science, Newton’s theory of …

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?<p>My home is in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state, roughly equidistant from three of the Northwest's largest active and potentially active volcanoes: Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and the ever-rumbling Mt. St. Helens. Mt. Rainier isn't much further, and …

3 Companies That Are Turning Ocean Plastic Pollution From a Problem to an Opportunity - One Green Planet

Our oceans are facing a massive plastic pollution crisis. A whopping 8.8 million tons of plastic enter our oceans every single year. And the impact …

81-Year-Old Woman, Last Fluent Speaker of Her Language, Learns to Type to Make a Dictionary

Marie Wilcox, an octogenarian Native American woman from the San Joaquin Valley in California, was born on Thanksgiving in 1933; she grew up in a …

Photographer Chris Burkard's Favorite Places to Photograph

Chris Burkard has traveled the world, shooting in some of the planet's most beautiful locations. In his own words, Burkard tells us about his favorite places to visit—and photograph.

Travel Photography

Chinese scientists found a literal gold mine under the sea

Initial estimates believe that there is at least 470.47 tons of gold to be mined — anything over 20 tons of gold is considered to be a "big" mine. Following three years of searching, the Shandong Third Institute of Geological and Mineral Exploration has located the incredibly valuable pit.<p>But …

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

5 Power Foods That Can Help You Drop a Size

<b>2. Cucumbers</b><br>More than 90 percent water, cukes are great for beating bloat or when you want a crunchy snack for next-to-no calories.<p><b>3. Strawberries</b><br>A recent study found that munching on these berries instead of other sweets led people to eat an average of 134 fewer calories at their next meal.<p><b>4.</b> …

From bad breath to car accidents, dehydration is a real health threat

<b>(Health.com) —</b> It doesn't take much to become dehydrated. Lose just 1.5% of the water in your body (the human body is usually about 60% H2O), and you've reached the tipping point of mild dehydration. It can be brought on by many things — and it can do much more to your body than just make you feel …

Wellness

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

96 Bodies You Won't See On Billboards -- But Should

Only 5 percent of women have the type of body we see on billboards and in TV commercials.<p>The "Expose" project wants you to see the remaining 95 percent.<p><i>(Some images below may be considered NSFW.)</i><p>Blogger and activist Jes Baker teamed up with photographer Liora K to showcase women's bodies just as …

Nationally known ‘Piggyback Bandit’ arrested again in Virginia

A man who has been dubbed the “Piggyback Bandit,” for his habit of asking strangers at high school sports games across the country to give him piggyback rides, was arrested again Wednesday after visiting a hockey game in Loudoun County.<p>Sherwin Shayegan, the 31-year-old man known as the bandit, was …