Matthias Siiteri

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Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

How a Brain Researcher Discovered the Fountain of Youth in a 93-year-old Athlete

Olga Kotelko helped researchers discover just how beneficial exercise is for the brain.<p>Aga Burzynska is rock climbing on a bluff outside Fort Collins, CO, as she often does. While she reaches for craggy fingerholds in the veined surface, Burzynska, a neuroscientist, calculates and recalculates, her …

How To Talk To A Climate Change Denier

We are at war with science, and now, more than ever, we need to be armed with the facts (real facts, not alternative ones). One of today’s most contentious issues centers around our impact on the climate, specifically, how carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuels is causing the climate to …

There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water | Judith D Schwartz

In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control<p>It’s easy for all concerned about air, water and nature to descend into despair as we watch brazen rollbacks of environmental legislation in …

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

<b>(pogonici, via Shutterstock)</b><p>Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Catherine Caruso<p>March 13, 2017 7:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers …

The Brain

Monsanto Says Next Breakthrough for Farmers Is a Friendly Fungus

Monsanto Co., a lightning rod for critics of modern agricultural techniques, is introducing a new feature next year for its genetically modified corn …

Agriculture

These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

Elon Musk’s Master Plan: Solar power, Tesla trucks, self-driving cars and car-sharing

Musk is already developing electric and eventually autonomous trucks and buses.<p>Elon Musk just revealed the highly anticipated sequel to his original "master plan" (circa 2006). As suspected, the first part of that four-part plan is all about solar energy while the rest focuses on electric and …

Gardens in the sky: The rise of eco urban architecture - CNN Style

Written by By Matthew Knight, CNN<p>With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the "Bosco Verticale," or "Vertical Forest" is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle.<p>As city dwellers feel the squeeze on their living space and recreational areas, the twin …

World's first passenger drone cleared for testing in Nevada

China’s Ehang will begin the testing process this year to prove the drone’s airworthiness<p>The world’s first passenger drone capable of autonomously carrying a person in the air for 23 minutes has been given clearance for testing in Nevada.<p>Chinese firm Ehang, which unveiled the electric Ehang 184 …

Drones

San Francisco biotech company develops lab-grown shrimp

A San Francisco biotech company is about eight months away from unleashing lab-grown popcorn shrimp into the marketplace with the modest goal of ending slavery and saving the planet, the <i>Atlantic</i> reports.<p>According to <i>Popular Science</i>, Americans eat 4 billion pounds of seafood annually; a full quarter …

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic …

Biology

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …

Aquaponics

A futuristic 'garden' that lets you grow food in your home just raised $230,000 on Kickstarter in 4 days

That's what a startup called Grove wants to help you do with its Ecosystem, which they describe as "an intelligent, in-home garden."<p>Grove Labs, a startup based in Sommerville, Massachusetts, was founded by two MIT students who wanted to give people the ability to grow their own food, regardless of …

Aquaponics

Future of fuel? Canadian company captures CO2 from air, turns into storable pellets

A Canadian company has big plans for the future of fuel, and it involves capturing carbon dioxide from the air. The start-up, backed by Bill Gates, …

How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?

<b>As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway.</b><p>Standing out in a field of green are more than 46,000 solar panels tapping the power of the bright sunlight and converting it into energy.<p>Located in the southern state …

Renewable Energy

Cube Green Farm Hydroponic Grow Box by U-ING

Price: $180Have readymade fresh herbs and greenery at home by cultivating them on the Cube Hydroponic Grow Box by U-ING. The grow box comes with a …

Rooftop aquaponic 'Farmlab' uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Urban farming has been gaining popularity these days in NYC, but a Brooklyn-based company is taking the verdant practice to new heights–literally. …

Aquaponics

Tiny Motorized Robots Can Clean Carbon Dioxide Out Of Seawater

Love that flat water<p>In a restaurant you might prefer 'sparkling' carbonated water over the still variety, but in the oceans, carbonated water is a very bad thing.<p>Thanks to our penchant for burning fossil fuels, there are increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, which means there …

Small Scale Self-Sufficiency

Did you know that, depending on the quality of your soil and the size of your family, you can grow all the food you need in a very small space? Most …

Self-sufficiency

The Future of Vertical Farming

Vertical farming has gained much attention in the U.S. in recent years. From only an idea proposed by Professor Dickson Despommier and his class at …

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Experts are hailing this exotic fruit that tastes like pulled pork as a 'miracle' crop, which could save millions from starvation

On the outside, this giant fruit resembles something out of the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench.<p>But don't be fooled: The fruit, known as a jackfruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation. And the unique fruit inside of it is just the …

South-east Asia

13 scientific breakthroughs inspired by nature

Biomimicry, the field of science that takes direct R&D cues from nature's own solutions, has provided us with breakthrough materials, inspired developments in robotic locomotion and informed new medical techniques. We've even gotten introspective and looked at our own biological functions in order …

Here comes the scariest new horror movie of the year, according to everyone

Last week, we thought we had seen the scariest trailer ever. But now there’s a new contender for best / freakiest horror movie of the year, according …

Meteorite impacts can create DNA building blocks

A new study shown that meteorite impacts on ancient oceans may have created nucleobases and amino acids. Researchers from Tohoku University, National …

The great pesticide drift: What your favorite McDonald’s food is doing to the environment

Data reveal the fast food chain’s “world famous” french fries harm not just our health but the planet’s as well<p>Reynard Loki<p>August 18, 2015 9:15am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's no doubt that McDonald's french fries are, as the company regularly trumpets, "world famous." …

McDonald's