Roman Roe

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7 Things You Should Know About Permaculture

<b>What is permaculture? For those of you who’ve only heard of the term in passing, and ever for you seasoned “permies” who struggle to explain this</b> …

Principles of Simply Sustainable Living

Would you believe me if I told you that my inspiration for working on the environment came en route to living a beautiful life à la Martha Stewart (my former boss), Julia Child, Emily Post, and Alexandra Stoddard - domestic doyennes? To me, living a beautiful life is actually about respect - for …

Bug Out Bag Meals: DYI MREs

This guest post by Bam Bam and entry in our non-fiction writing contest.<p>My dh got me a food saver yesterday and I have wasted no time putting it to …

H&R Tracker 2 Survival Shotgun Setup

If I had to choose my ultimate survival shotgun, the H&R Tracker 2 Slug Gun would be it. Why? It has a 24″ rifled barrel and adjustable iron sights. …

North America

Family Bug Out Bag

If my family were to bug out, probably the first thing we'd do is tear apart this bag of supplies in search of the Xanax and Scotch it does not …

Matador Pocket Blanket

Who would’ve thought that a beach blanket was something you could improve upon? Certainly not us, which is why didn’t come up with the completely …

Five Ways To Sleep Outside Without A Tent

Tents are wonderfully effective, but also large, heavy and fragile. Can you really go camping without one? Turns out, you really don't have to …

Exclusive: Giving Stephen Hawking a voice

Stephen Hawking first met Gordon Moore, the cofounder of Intel, at a conference in 1997. Moore noticed that Hawking's computer, which he used to …

Stephen Hawking

How To Make Your Own Tent Footprint For $25

Footprints help extend the life of your tent by protecting its floor. But, they're inexplicably expensive. You can slash that price by half or more …

Microsoft drops AT&T Lumia 635 smartphone to $39 -- off contract

Microsoft is pushing the AT&T Lumia 635 for Black Friday shoppers by lowering the price tag to $39 -- sans contract.<p>The Microsoft Store shows the Lumia 635 selling for $60 less than its usual price of $99. The phone, which launched in the US in July, is being sold contract-free, which means you …

Consumer Tech

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Netflix is shutting down its public API today

Netflix is shuttering its public API today, effectively ending support for a number of third-party apps that made use of the API to get TV and movie …

Watch a rocket-powered bicycle outrun a supercar

You probably don't think of bicycles as speed demons, but Arnold Nearcher and François Gissy would beg to differ. They've respectively developed and raced a rocket-powered bike that just broke a world speed record for the vehicle class, hitting a brisk 207MPH. It's not the fastest two-wheeler of …

How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits — what used to be called food stamps — when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.<p>This idea did not start on Capitol Hill. It began as a local innovation at a few farmers' …

McConnell, Cruz blast Obama's net neutrality proposals

Two high-profile Republicans blasted President Barack Obama's net neutrality proposals on Monday.<p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the Federal Communications Commission to dismiss the president's plan, saying it favors "more heavy-handed regulation that will stifle innovation."<p>"The …

Why the U.S. and Europe Have Little to Fear From the Rise of Chinese Science

Beijing is the world's top science city, but Chinese policies will prevent China from becoming the world's top science country.<p>Much is made of China’s rise as the world’s next great power. China is forecasted to surge past the United States as the world’s largest economy by 2024<b>,</b> according to …

HP to split into two companies, report says

The next step for computing giant Hewlett-Packard's restructuring may be a split into two companies.<p>The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that HP (HPQ) plans to put the PC and printer operations under one roof and its business that provides software and services to …

This Startup Saved Itself From Bankruptcy With A Brilliant Idea To Change How Auto Insurances Work

"We're pretty much out of money," Weisberg told his employees. "Only one of you will get paid this month."<p>BodyShopBids, a mobile app that provided estimates and auto shop contacts to users who sent in their car wreck photos, was clearly a dying business.<p>Although a novel idea — Groupon founder Eric …

Satellite Images Reveal Severity of California's Water Loss

Imagery from a NASA satellite project paints a dramatic picture of California drought stretching back a dozen years, according to scientists. A compilation of three images from the GRACE project show loss of water storage in the state from June 2002 to June 2014, using April 2002 as an arbitrary …

Why is “anti-Facebook” network Ello popping up on your social feeds now?

On Facebook and Twitter today you may have heard chatter of a mysterious place called “Ello.” It’s not often that a new social networking site rises …

American Farmers Are Growing Old, With Spiraling Costs Keeping Out Young

The nation's farmers are 17 years older than the average American worker.<p>TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan—Art McManus slowly threads his 2001 white GMC pickup through a rolling grove of cherry trees, their limbs heavy with crimson fruit. Eyeing his 25-year-old grandson working with a crew of farmhands, he …

U.N. Security Council unanimously passes anti-terror resolution

U.N. Security Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to address the "growing threat" posed by foreign terrorist fighters, a measure that U.S. President Barack Obama applauded while insisting it "must be matched and translated into action" to have any effect.<p>"Resolutions …

There's One Word Nest Employees Should Never Say Around Tony Fadell

Before cofounding Nest Labs in 2010, Fadell worked at Apple as part of the team that created the original iPhone and iPod. A former Apple employee that worked with Fadell during his time at the company said he hated when employees would say things were going "great" during meetings:<p>The kiss of …

ZTE's new supersized phone packs a two-day battery and a low price

If you like the prospect of a giant smartphone but find even LG's G Vista too rich for your blood, ZTE might have something that's more up your alley. It just unveiled the ZMAX, a 5.7-inch device that hopefully <i>won't</i> crush your bank account. The 720p screen, quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, 16GB of …

Leading tech investors warn of bubble risk 'unprecedented since 1999'

Billy Gurley and Fred Wilson, who backed Uber and Twitter, say Silicon Valley investing in too many losing ventures<p>Two of the world’s leading tech investors have warned the new wave of tech companies and their backers are taking on risk and burning through cash at rates unseen since 1999 when the …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set

Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at <i>DroidBuild</i>, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media center into his own 40-inch Hisense screen. The hack replaces the TV's built-in speaker with a Raspbmc …