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McDonald’s kale salad has more fat and calories than a double Big Mac

Fast-food salads or not, eating out is bad for your health according to new studies.<p>In an effort to offer healthier menu items, McDonald’s has …

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Gravity Research Foundation Monument

This stone is a marker of one millionaire's personal vendetta against gravity.<p>Self-made millionaire Roger Babson was a busy man. On top of predicting …

How One Man Waged War Against Gravity

The story of Roger Babson, gravity's sworn enemy, and his Gravity Research Foundation<p>Beside the path leading from the library to the academic quad at Tufts University is what appears to be a misplaced gravestone, pictured here.<p>As an undergraduate physics student at Tufts, needless to say, I found …

Obama is Helping Homeowners go Solar

The White House recently announced a package of Solar incentives specifically for lower income homeowners<p>There is no question that adoption of home …

10 Easy Pieces: Solar Lighting

The house we rented during our last summer vacation had an outdoor solar lamp installed next to the entry door. The black bulky lamp was far from …

My Brother's Keeper

After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.<p><b>I’ve seen my younger</b> brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he …

Review: Are Belkin’s latest Wemo lights worth the investment before HomeKit support?

Belkin’s three latest products in its Wemo line of Wi-Fi connected, smartphone-controlled products for the home include a white bulb starter kit, a versatile strip light, and garden lights for outdoor use. The last two are both tunable to thousands of colors and all three connect to Belkin’s Wemo …

Mix Ikea and Warby Parker and You Get ... On-Demand Furniture

Brad Sewell has spent two days carrying a mysterious, unmarked cardboard box all over Manhattan. It's about the size and shape of the boxes that hold …

How This Non-Gamer Got Sucked Into Guild Wars 2

I’ve only ever been a casual video game player at best. There are just too many interesting things to do in life to sit down for hours at a time and …

Fire drill: can Tony Fadell and Nest build a better smoke detector?

More than anything, I’m surprised it’s a square.<p>A square <i>with rounded corners</i>, Nest CEO Tony Fadell corrects me. Then the man responsible for the iPod and the Nest thermostat beams at me and delivers the line for his newest product. “Safety,” he says, “shouldn’t be annoying.”<p>He hits the large …