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Humans have made so much plastic it will probably show up in future fossils

Future archeologists aren’t just going to be digging up old bones: Looks like they’re also going to be sifting though old fossilized plastics.<p>A review published (paywall) in the journal Anthropocene this month finds plastic has discernibly changed the surface of the planet since humans began using …

Badass - Date Masamune

Carving up faces and balls as a katana-wielding 16th-century samurai warlord is probably one of the most badass things human beings have ever done. …

A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?

What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? Matt Scullin thinks there is, and he's formed a company to turn that idea into a reality.<p>The key to Scullin's plans is something called thermoelectrics. "A …

One of the IMF's former European chiefs says Germany, not Greece, should leave the euro

He made his argument Friday morning on Bloomberg View.<p>In his time at the IMF, Mody was in charge of the IMF's Article IV consultations with Germany — those are the institution's regular checkups on each country's economy. He was also responsible for engineering the IMF's contribution to Ireland's …

What Happened When Linkin Park Asked Harvard for Help with Its Business Model

Photo by Mark Fiore<p>How do musicians make money today? Album sales are down 14%, single downloads are down 11%, and only the streaming services are up, 28%. Technology has forced music artists to completely rethink the way they approach their businesses. We’ve all had to adapt.<p>The most successful …

Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si” encyclical expresses moral obligation to fight climate change

<i>This story was originally published by Huffington Post and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>In a highly anticipated papal …

Pope Francis Releases 'Laudato Si' Encyclical And Lays Out Moral Case For Addressing Climate Change

In a highly anticipated papal letter released Thursday, Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide to make safeguarding the environment and battling climate change an urgent and top priority of the 21st century.<p>In the lengthy treatise, more broadly addressed to “every person” who lives on Earth, …

Why the world is wary of China's 'great wall of sand' in the sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The leaders of Southeast Asian nations recently took the extraordinary step of warning China that its island-building activities in the contested South China Sea "may undermine peace, security and stability" in the region.<p>That's strong language from the usually reticent 10-member …

Your clothes are killing us

We buy too many clothes, and we pay too little for them.<p>That's the message of "The True Cost," a new documentary on the perils of the fashion industry, which is being released next week.<p>The film is a sweeping, heartbreaking and damning survey of the clothing economy. It covers malformed children of …

Beijing: U.S. threatens peace in South China Sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Chinese government is calling U.S. surveillance flights over the South China Sea a threat to peace in the region and warning that they could lead to accidents in the air or at sea.<p>The message was delivered after the U.S. military on Wednesday undertook a reconnaissance flight on which a …

LA tech guru and ex-MySpace CEO reveals the 2 keys to successful startups

He's invested in some of these startups, mentored others, and built many from the ground up.<p>His experience with startups has revealed two big qualities that distinguish companies that actually succeed from the rest: quality managers and a solid audience.<p>"I've seen a lot of companies with a great …

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Oil prices have been soaring—now look for them to plunge again

After falling roughly 60% from July through March, oil prices are now up around 44% from their bottom. The chatter among many investors and industry players is that the worst is over. The only questions remaining, they say, are how high prices will go from here and how soon oil drillers can resume …

Japan’s rural schools run out of students

Urban migration, dwindling birthrates and an ageing society are combining to present Japanese education authorities with a big problem<p>In Aone’s historic wooden schoolhouse, decked out in the kind of bright artwork done by kids the world over, there are two classrooms, each containing three desks …

Kickstart A Drone Exoskeleton For Your Phone

Yes, it can take selfies<p>Whenever I play with the miniature computer in my pocket that I call a phone, I often think, “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to lose this in a tree far from where I am?” PhoneDrone, a new crowdfunding project on Kickstarter, envisions a world where this is possible. …

Thanks to America, We’ve Reached Peak Avocado

The Plate<p>Of all of Mexico’s contributions to the world that will be feted on Cinco de Mayo Tuesday, one is a fluke that owes its existence to elephants and rats.<p>Avocados are a strange anomaly that shouldn’t exist, and might have gone extinct thousands of years ago. Fruits evolved based on their …

Florida

World’s Largest Vertical Farm Opens This Year in The US

And it’s 75 times more productive than an open field farm.<p>A 21,031-square-metre vertical farm will open in Newark, New Jersey later this year, and is …

Final Fantasy: Record Keeper already surpasses 1M downloads

It looks like Square Enix has one of those mobile hits it’s always chasing after.<p>Since debuting March 24, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper has already surpassed 1 million downloads on iOS and Android. The free-to-play mobile hit has players trying to restore memories of the heroic deeds from previous …

Beloved of the people: how the Pope has again become a leader for our times

At a time when career politicians are held in such contempt, Pope Francis is offering a masterclass in leadership.<p>When Cardinal Bergoglio was elected …

Christianity

Study: 420 Million People Around The World Are Addicted To The Internet

According to the study, which we first saw on Motherboard, researchers estimate that 6% of the world's population is addicted to the internet.<p>The world's population is roughly 7 billion people, so that makes for about 420 million people addicted to the internet.<p>Importantly, not everyone in the …

Psychology