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Tiny House Furniture, Gratitude, Perspective and Perseverance, Log Cabin Life, Braised Lamb Shanks

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Beer

Raised Garden Beds: The Good, The Great, and The Awesome Benefits of Them - GardenInMinutes

Row gardening is what we think of when we imagine large farms; acres of land with endless rows of soil mounds. It’s an optimum strategy for large …

The Ultimate Guide To DIY Off Grid Solar Power

Humanity has survived since the dawn of time without electricity, yet today’s society would collapse in an instant should the grid go down for any …

6 Awesome Astronomy Destinations in the U.S.

More Americans than ever are geeking out over astronomy thanks to the headline-grabbing total eclipse. Here, six cool destinations you’ll love.

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

Detection of Extragalactic Planets?

I was pleased to be a guest on David Livingston’s <i>The Space Show</i> last week. David’s questions are always well chosen, as were those of the listeners …

Universe

Here’s how Trump could crush cheap solar.

Investors in the bankrupt solar-panel company Suniva have invoked an obscure law that may wind up letting President Trump unilaterally jack up the …

Solar Power

Singapore's jaw-dropping new airport has the world's largest indoor waterfall

Air travel is usually a nightmare, but Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport extension is taking the sting out of the experience with a lush jungle …

Houseplants

Revolutionary solar paint creates endless energy from water vapor

Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne have created a revolutionary new solar paint that can be used to produce endless amounts of clean energy. …

Clean Energy

New graphene solar panels turn rain into clean energy

Solar power has the potential to generate about 40 percent of America’s energy, yet the technology still has limitations. One is weather. Clouds and …

Clean Energy

Can you solve it? Pythagoras's best puzzles

Three teasers from the vaults from the great Greek mathematician and philosopher<p>UPDATE: The solutions are now up – see them here<p>Hi guzzlers,<p>The most famous theorem in maths is named after the Greek thinker Pythagoras. So is the most famous recreational mathematics publication in the</i> …

Greek Philosophy

25 inexpensive ways to keep your kids busy when they’re bored

To be a parent means to be always prepared. Yes, just like Boy Scouts. It helps to also be quick-witted and innovative, of course.<p>If you can keep …

Kids

Zooming into a deep infrared image of the Orion Nebula

Watch for Delta Aquarid meteors

The Delta Aquarid shower is long and rambling and overlaps with the Perseids. Since the moon will be bright during this year’s Perseid peak, this …

ESA Prepares Revolutionary Air Breathing Rocket Engine

If new rocket engines being developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) are successful, they could revolutionize rocket technology and change the …

A Peek Inside the Fuel Tank For World’s Largest Rocket

This image gives us a look up inside a nearly complete fuel tank for NASA’s powerful, new rocket—the Space Launch System – that will take humans to …

Space Exploration

First In-orbit View from NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

This color view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft is made from some of the first images taken by JunoCam after the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter …

What Do You Find If You Saw Through a Flight Recorder?

Less than you might think.<p>A plane's black box—which is rarely actually black—serves an very crucial service. Though it obviously can't help the plane that already went down, the data it contains can save countless other lives. So it is very important that one can survive even the most brutal crash. …

Mars Has a Kind of Dune We've Never Seen Before

It's not even possible for this to form on Earth.<p>The red deserts of Mars have revealed a surprise: an altogether new type of sand dune.<p>Today a team of scientists led by Mathieu Lapotre, a planetary geologist at Caltech, announced a new type of geological formation in the Martian sands. Lapotre's …

Portugal Has a 6,000 Year Old Telescope

The telescope was used by prehistoric people to predict the changing of the seasons.<p>Much of our culture has been shaped by what ancient humans thought about while looking at the night sky. Myths and legends, gods and demons, all are influenced by our ancestors' observations of the movements of the …

Traditional Seafarers Gather to Celebrate Art and Culture in the Pacific Islands

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Paddlers and voyagers share a moment of greeting during the welcoming ceremony of FestPac 2016 in Guam. (Photo by Daniel Lin)<p>Recently, I had the privilege of attending the 12th Festival of the Pacific Arts (FestPac) in Guam. Similar to the Olympics, FestPac is held every four …

How Crowdsourced Archaeology Could Help Solve the Mysteries of Peru

Human Journey<p>Archaeologists have studied the ancient city of Petra for more than 200 years. So I didn’t feel wildly hopeful about finding anything unknown when I did a satellite survey of the site in 2012. But then, there it was: a massive monumental platform. There are hundreds of thousands, if …

Four Sneaky Ways to Trick Your Enemies Into Becoming Allies

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. You may not like them, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be useful to you—or at least kept at bay. …

North America’s Best Hike-In Lodges

Don’t come expecting a full-service hotel. These are rustic and remote lodges where you’ll be treated to a mattress, a hot meal, and a shower (if you’re lucky). But if you make the effort to get there on foot—crossing mountain passes and trekking deep into wilderness zones—and you’ll appreciate the …

Hiking

Woman and Her Cat Have Been Sailing Around the World Together for Years

For ten years, surfer and environmentalist Liz Clark has been exploring the Pacific Ocean via a 40-foot boat named Swell. She first set sail from her California home base in 2006 to pursue a lifelong dream of extended sea travel, and she has since voyaged around Mexico, Central America, Kiribati, …

Sailing

How To Ship Your Van Overseas

I quit my corporate job as a business consultant in Germany in 2014 and booked a one-way flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. I was tired of the …

South America