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10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …

Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars

If you think EVs are always greener, these county-level maps will take you by surprise.<p>The idea that gasoline cars might cause less environmental harm than electric vehicles seems impossibly backwards. But consider the following thought experiment before you dismiss it out of hand.<p>A view from the …

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less Time

When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying …

21 Technologies That Are Decentralizing The Economy And Bringing Real Power Back To The People

The world is becoming more centralized, increasingly focused on economies of scale and transferring wealth to a tiny elite at the top of the …

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10 Great Adventure Trips That Give Back

Going on an adventure to a new place has the power to change you, but you can also change a place—for better or worse. Make a positive impact with one of these ten trips that are full of adventure and also benefit local communities and conservation.

A Researcher Has Discovered The Secret To Falling In Love

Why Is This Important?<p>Because you can now fall in love during your coffee break.<p>Long Story Short<p>A psychological study from the late 1990s is back in the public spotlight: Can a series of 36 increasingly personal questions following by some silent staring really get anyone to fall in love with you? …

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Study shows that the effects of smaller volcanic eruptions have been underestimated in climate models

New research shows that relatively small volcanic eruptions can increase aerosol particles in the atmosphere, temporarily mitigating the global …

2014 Is Likely to Be the Earth's Hottest Year Ever. Why It Doesn't Matter

The United Nations World Meteorological Organization is out today with a report that’s sure to get people on the left and right all riled up: …

6 Tips For Smarter Studying

<i>By Anne Miller for OZY</i><p>Boning up for a work course or a school test? Trying to learn a new skill? Cramming late, devoting a whole day to nothing but bio, reading that training manual 20 times?<p>You're doing it wrong. So very, very wrong.<p>Nailing the art of studying right can be a scientific task. Two …

Five Ways to Tell a Battle Isn't Worth Fighting

It can be tough identifying the right times to fight for something. You want to stand up for what you think is right, but you also don't want to …

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A New Approach to Saving the Whales

Changing Planet<p>A blue whale flukes up in the shipping lane off of southern Sri Lanka. Shipping is the biggest threat to this population of northern Indian Ocean pygmy blue whales. (Photo by Asha de Vos)<p>There was a time when our oceans were teeming with whales; they were once the foundation of the …

Got an idea to protect our oceans? Here is $10k to make it happen.

Changing Planet<p>In recent years, there has been a growing global understanding of the importance in establishing marine protected areas (MPA) in our oceans. These sanctuaries serve a fundamental role in creating safe spaces for fish to spawn and grow before spilling out into the open ocean to …

'Kickstarter For The Homeless' Raises Investment From Some Of The Biggest Tech Investors, Including Marc Benioff

Some of the biggest tech investors have joined the seed round, including Salesforce's Marc Benioff, SV Angels' Ron Conway, and Reddit's Alexis Ohanian.<p>Poverty is a serious issue in America, with approximately 46 million people living below the poverty line and 3.5 million of them homeless. In San …

The most promising technology for cleaning up ocean plastic is a giant wheel

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>There are at least one million tons of plastic in the ocean. Creative solutions abound, but few strike marine conservation experts as practical or praise-worthy. Too often, says ecologist Andrew David Thaler, projects like floating plastic-filter machines amount to little …

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These Floating Vertical Farms Are Designed To Bring Local Food To The Densest Urban Areas

A system of floating towers could provide more room for agriculture in places where farms won’t fit.<p>As one of the densest countries in the world, with nearly 20,000 people per square mile, Singapore doesn’t really have room for farms. Almost all of the food there is imported from …

Urban Agriculture

GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn

Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It’s a bucketload.<p>Throughout the western United States, a network of Global Positioning System (GPS) stations has been monitoring tiny movements in the Earth's crust, collecting data that can warn of developing …

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …

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