Matt Vesty

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To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants

Green roofs and white paints are a heat-buster's best friends.<p>Like hot dogs on Memorial Day or fireworks on the Fourth of July, melting roads are now an essential marker of summertime. In 2013, police closed parts of the M25 highway, which encircles the city of London, England, after asphalt …

Green Roofs

Joss Whedon will return to sci-fi TV with HBO’s The Nevers

Reported bidding war means Buffy, Firefly creator got the deal before filming a pilot.<p>Joss Whedon, the creator of acclaimed TV series <i>Buffy the</i> …

Science Fiction

Close to 90 Cats and Dogs Rescued from 'Large-Scale Cruelty Situation' in Mississippi

Today, 55 dogs and 34 cats are finally getting the care they deserve after being rescued from a “large-scale cruelty situation” in Jones County, …

Animal Rescue

WeWork Tells Employees Meat Is Permanently Off the Company Menu

Co-working giant WeWork Cos. thinks it can save the environment quicker than Elon Musk.<p>The startup has told its 6,000 global staff that they will no …

WeWork

How to Retain What You Read

Think about a book you read last year. How much of it do you remember? Could you list ten things you learned from it? Can you even remember what …

Writing

16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography

In this article, I’ll share my top 16 favorite apps that I use almost every time I have to plan a photography session, a photo trip, or a complex …

Apps

Clouds Are No Problem for New Bacteria-Powered Solar Panels

A pretty useful trick.<p>Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new kind of solar cell that can convert sunlight into electricity, but instead of using electronics like most solar cells, this particular invention relies on bacteria.<p>Many bacteria are already capable of …

Clean Energy

What is 'trancing' and why does it make my dog act so weird around plants?

Some dogs are secret ghost-walkers.<p><i>A Spanish greyhound trances under a curtain and plant, much to the confusion of a fellow greyhound.</i><p>Caroline Coile’s dog was behaving strangely. Her Saluki, a slender sighthound named Bibi, kept sneaking into the closet. Inside the dark, enclosed space, …

Pets

The Lasting Damage Of Trump's Disastrous Diplomacy

It’s hardly a surprise that Donald Trump blew up the Group of Seven summit. In his warped view of the world, America’s closest allies are enemies, and nations that represent dangerous threats are friends.<p>Thus, Russia is to be welcomed back, while Canada, about as benign a neighbor as exists, is a …

Donald Trump

6 Books Every Programmer Should Read

I made an updated post about this, you can visit:<p><b>10 Programming Books you Need to Read</b><i><br>Sometimes we want to reach the next level on programming and we</i> …

Computer Science

Green Curry Vegetable Soup

From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2017<p>In this very easy Thai noodle soup recipe, just pour hot curry-flavored broth over pasta and veggies. …

Food

2 Forms of Exercise Are The Best Way to Stave Off The Effects of Ageing

Here's how to incorporate them into your life.<p>If you're searching for an all-natural way to lift your mood, preserve muscle tone, and protect your …

Renowned Economist Jeffrey Sachs Rips Trump As A Gibbering, 'Delusional' Threat

He calls for removal of the president using the 25th Amendment.<p>American economist Jeffrey Sachs has written a scathing takedown of President Donald Trump, calling him a delusional, psychopathic “threat to the nation and the world.”<p>He might be a “Manchurian Candidate” who is working as a “stooge” …

Grieving Dog Attends Owner's Funeral and Finds Peace Again After Pet Parent's Sudden Death

Grief is a human emotion, but it can also be a canine one too.<p>Sadie, a 13-year-old Border collie/Dalmatian/shepherd mix, recently lost her owner and …

Mushrooms Are Good For You, But Are They Medicine?

To find a really good variety of mushrooms, I went to my local Mitsuwa, a Japanese market chain, located at a busy intersection on the west side of …

Why One Wedding Photographer Hates the 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens

As you read the title of this, you might think that this photographer is crazy, but indeed, he abhors the (almost) universally revered 24-70mm f/2.8 …

Make this one-pan Spanish Eggs and Potatoes, and you’ll learn how to fry

Overview Ingredients Steps<p>Overview<p>Potatoes and onion and eggs — there’s a trio that promises good eating and many possibilities. The classic tortilla Espanola is a prime example, and some of my favorite skillet recipes go heavy on the potato and onion, which makes the cooked wedges meaty and …

These Healthy Sweet Potato Brownies Are Magical

You can thank Ella Mills for the recipe.<p>Here’s a common baking conundrum: You want to bake brownies, but you dread the temptation of eating the entire batch. Oh, and one other thing: You don’t want to share.<p>We’ve found a healthy compromise.<p>In case you didn’t know, Ella Mills is the queen of healthy …

Have We Been Poaching Eggs All Wrong?

I’ve been poaching eggs at least once, if not four or five times, a week for decades. That’s how I know there’s way too much overthinking, and just plain silly thinking, around poaching eggs. They are the easiest (and best) eggs you can make!<p>An old boyfriend taught me to make poached eggs. Rather, …

As Sinclair’s sound-alike anchors draw criticism for ‘fake news’ promos, Trump praises broadcaster

Tim Burke had a simple idea: Take clips of dozens of TV news anchors all spouting the same lines and mash them up into one video. The idea, he said, was to expose how one company, Sinclair Broadcast Group, had turned its many local newscasts into a national megaphone for its corporate views.<p>So …

Journalism

Here are the 2018 Hugo Award nominees

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017<p>The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017.<p>The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for <i>Amazing Stories</i> editor Hugo …

Hyper-efficient gas engines, next-gen wind turbines, and more early-stage wonders

Where grant recipients come to show off the cutting edge of energy research.<p>NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—Last week's ARPA-E summit was full of big ideas about …

The U.S. just hit a major milestone for energy storage — which is also great news for solar

The United States has now added the capacity to store a billion watts of power for one hour and may double that total in 2018 alone, says a heady new forecast that highlights the rapid growth of the battery business.<p>The finding, by the research firm GTM Research and the industry trade group the …

Donald Trump

10 Creative Hacks To Add Plants To Your Small Space

Plants make people happy 🌿<p>What do all of the happiest-looking homes have in common? Greenery, and lots of it.<p>That’s because greenery, and nature in general, makes us feel happier, calmer, more productive and more relaxed. There’s even a hashtag (#plantsmakepeoplehappy) that commemorates the …

The Ultimate Guide to Learning Anything Faster

<i>“If only I learned about investing when I was still in my early twenties…”</i><p>If only.<p>For many of us, there are more things we want to learn than we have time for. And as information becomes more readily accessible online, the number of things we want to learn has only increased. That means that the …

Self-improvement

Alcohol and coffee can help you live past 90, study says

DETROIT — Readers, we are honored and privileged to bring you the single greatest piece of news you've heard in your entire life.<p>A study out of the University of California-Irvine has revealed that consumption of moderate amounts of alcohol and coffee is linked to living a longer life.<p>Re-read that …

12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners

Need some dinner inspiration for the week? Here are 12 Plant-Based 1-Pot Dinners to help you create delicious, healthy meals while keeping the dishes …

Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Have ready a 9-inch oven-safe skillet (cast iron is perfect).<p>2. Using a mandoline, slice the vegetables into rounds …

Recipes

Recipe: Pizza Dough

Listen<p>Listening...<p>4:48<p>Recipe: Pizza Dough ("The Food Guys," February 18, 2018)<p>"There's something that goes on with refrigeration and pizza dough," …

Sweden is taking on Russian meddling ahead of fall elections. The White House might take note.

Hundreds of local election workers have been trained to spot and resist foreign influence. The country’s biggest media outlets have teamed up to combat false news. Political parties scour their email systems to close hacker-friendly holes.<p>The goal: to Russia-proof ­Sweden’s political system so that …

Russia