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Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Global Warming

Ten Mistakes New Herb Gardeners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Growing your own herbs can be very rewarding and enjoyable, but a few little things can make it frustrating as well. Learn ten mistakes new herb …

Preparing your soil for sowing - Amateur Gardening

<b>Nutrients and warmth will give your early sown seeds the best possible start, says Gardening Editor Ruth Hayes</b><p>Adding extra compost or manure over …

Gardening

How To Germinate Cannabis Seeds: A Step-by-Step Guide

“It all starts with a seed.” Learning how to germinate cannabis seeds is essential to all future growing success. Properly popping beans puts you on …

Cannabis

15 Self-Watering Planters That Make Your Everyday Life Easier

It’s in our nature to look for things designed to make our lives easier, to help us save time and effort and to basically simplify our everyday …

This Is the Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You to See

Snapchat keeps its partners, investors, and even employees in the dark about how core features are performing. Now, some of those figures are finally …

Social Media

10 Creative Vegetable Garden Ideas

01 of 10<p>What Makes a Vegetable Garden?<p>Vegetable gardens come in all shapes and sizes. There was a time when people simply had "a garden." Vegetables …

Gardening

How to Grow Your Own Strawberries

Front-yard strawberry patch<p>Scrapping the front lawn comes naturally to Calvin Abe. “My garden is about exploring ideas,” says the L.A. landscape …

The Restaurant Trick That Most Home Cooks Are Afraid to Try

This week, our team encountered an old school trick that is commonly practiced in professional kitchens, but makes a lot of home cooks cringe. In a …

Kitchens

Our Favorite Family Dinner Recipes of 2017

Delicious reasons to gather around the table.<p>While the memories we make around the dinner table have more to do with spending time together than …

Cooking

Solar supercapacitor creates electricity and hydrogen fuel on the cheap

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are slowly hitting the streets, but although it's a clean and plentiful fuel source, a lack of infrastructure for mass …

Why wave power may be the next big thing in green energy

Unlike wind and solar energy, waves are easily forecasted and available 24/7.<p>About a mile offshore from Kaneohe Bay on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, a yellow, doughnut-shaped contraption bobs up and down with the motion of the ocean. The hulking device, as wide as a school bus is long, looks a bit …

Elon Musk wins $50 million bet by installing world's largest lithium-ion battery in under 100 days

Elon Musk has done it again. In March, the inventor and mastermind behind Tesla, SpaceX and other world-changing ventures made a bet on Twitter with …

Star Wars Battlefront 2 players are ruining the game with rubber bands

Who could have predicted this? (Everyone.)<p>The economy of <i>Star Wars Battlefront 2</i> is based entirely around credits now that premium transactions have been removed from the game, and earning enough credits to buy the loot boxes to get the cards you need or to unlock the heroes you want can take a lot …

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Holistic Medicine

10 Popular Fruit Trees Which Are So Easy To Grow in Your Backyard

One of the best ways to form an edible garden is to begin with some plans that include fruit bearing trees. No matter what climate you live in, you …

Wolfenstein 3D returns with a twist in Wolfenstein 2

Game within a game lets players try a version of Wolfenstein that never was<p><i>Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus</i> lets players experience a fully-featured version of <i>Wolfenstein 3D</i> within the game itself, although there’s a bit of an alternate history twist: You play as the bad guys.<p>In <i>Wolfenstein</i> <i>2</i>, B.J. …

Renewable Energy Threatens the World’s Biggest Science Project

The world’s biggest scientific experiment is on course to become the most expensive source of surplus power.<p>Components of the 20 billion-euro ($24 …

22 small towns near Philly you need to visit right now - Curbed Philly

<i>Editor's note: This article was last published in May 2017 and has since been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>There's so much to see and do in Philly, but we get it: Sometimes you just need to get away. So good thing there are plenty of charming small towns scattered within two hours of …

Garden Hacks: 10 Genius Ideas to Hide Trash Cans

Ever since the invention of municipal garbage pickup in 1875 (when the filth in London’s streets got to be too much for Parliament to stomach), there …

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. …

How to store autumn fruit and veg to last all winter

If you haven’t gathered in your crops and stored them away you are now dicing with frosts and potential mush. All but the very latest ripening apples and pears need to be stored so that they can be plucked out in the depths of winter for a cinnamon-scented apple cake or a pear Tatin.<p>Pick apples …

The US is the only developed country on a list of nations with the highest pollution-related deaths — here are the top 10

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.<p>One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — …

Top 10

Is Trump launching a new New World Order?

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>Call it the Petro-Powers vs. the Greens<p>Michael T. Klare<p>June 18, 2017 12:29pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO …

Geopolitics

Rick Perry’s plan to kill funding for wind and solar power

<b>(AP/Eric Gay/Getty/Tarzan9280)</b><p>The Department of Energy has ordered a staff report to show renewable energy harms the electric grid<p>Laura Vecsey<p>June 18, 2017 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Energy Secretary Rick Perry is cooking up a case to stifle further federal support of renewable wind and solar energy. He’s ordered …

These Chorizo Meatball Sliders As Made By Aaron Sanchez Are Drool-Worthy

Sliders about to slide into your life.<p>½ cup panko breadcrumbs<p>1 pound chorizo<p>½ cup veal or beef stock, divided<p>¼ cup roasted and diced poblano peppers<p>½ cup minced carrots<p>½ cup chopped white or yellow onion, divided<p>6 tablespoons grated Cotija Cheese<p>1 large egg<p>1 large egg yolk<p>¼ cup chopped fresh …

Customizable ‘Nook’ bed can be for sleep, work, and play

You can change up the color, fabric, and accessories<p>Is “nook” now code for space-saving interior design? Evidence is certainly building in at least one corner of the world. In addition to this tiny Barcelona apartment living large through five clever storage nooks and plenty of efficient small …