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This Video Of Dave Matthews' Surprise Solo Show At A Blockbuster Is Truly A Relic Of The '90s [Watch]

In September of 1994, <b>Dave Matthews Band</b> released their debut studio album, <i>Under The Table And Dreaming</i>—an album featuring classic tracks like “Ants …

Recycling in the United States is in serious trouble. How does it work?

You probably have no idea how recycling works.<p>Most Americans — who recycle nearly 87 million tons of waste each year — likely think that the plastic …

Sustainability

Fracking is destroying U.S. water supply, warns shocking new study

Toxic wastewater from fracking jumps 14-fold from 2011 to 2016 — and it may get 50 times bigger by 2030.<p>An alarming new study reveals fracking is …

Water

Hothouse Earth: our planet has been here before – here's what it looked like

Even if carbon emissions are reduced to hold temperature rises at the 2°C guardrail of the Paris Agreement, changes already afoot in the environment …

Climate Change

Earth Has a Hidden Plastic Problem--Scientists Are Hunting It Down

Trillions of tiny particles generated by our plastic-reliant society are polluting environments worldwide

Pollution

The Arid West Moves East, With Big Implications For Agriculture

The American West appears to be moving east. New research shows the line on the map that divides the North American continent into arid Western regions and humid Eastern regions is shifting, with profound implications for American agriculture.<p>In western Oklahoma, farmers like Benji White and his …

Agriculture

Mount Everest is a ‘fecal time bomb.’ Here’s one man’s idea for handling 14 tons of poop.

Every year, some 1,200 people make a mad dash for the summit of Mount Everest during the climbing season that begins in May — taking on the arduous, often congested route to the world's highest peak that most will not complete and some will not survive.<p>Working against them: temperatures far below …

Mountaineering

Hilltop town in Sicily hopes to attract new blood by offering old stone houses for €1

With its terracotta-tiled stone houses perched on a rocky crag overlooking rugged countryside, it might seem like the perfect Italian hill town.<p>But San Piero Patti has been losing inhabitants to ageing and migration for decades and has now decided to offer its empty houses for sale at €1 (90p) each …

Italy

Will Lockheed Martin Change The World With Its New Fusion Reactor?

Lockheed Martin’s secretive Skunk Works® laboratory registered a patent in March for a revolutionary technology that could solve the world’s energy problems for good – but don’t pop the champagne yet. The design is for a compact fusion reactor (CFR) which theoretically produces cheap, clean, near …

Energy

New Fort Worth vinyl shop spins into city's emerging retro scene

A groovy new record store is playing right into Fort Worth's growing retro scene. Panther City Vinyl has opened its doors at 1455 W. Magnolia Ave, …

Fort Worth

7 Delicious Hummus Recipes That Take No Time to Whip Up

It's more than just a dip.<p>No one would argue with you for thinking that hummus is a damn good dip. But that’s not the only (or best) way to enjoy the spread. In fact, chefs incorporate hummus into quesadillas, sandwiches, and even shrimp cocktails. Since chickpeas — hummus’ main ingredient — are …

Food

The Great Barrier Reef isn’t coming back from the dead

Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef could be in more trouble than we thought.<p>New research carried out by scientists at the University of Queensland …

How to experience quaint Telluride in the summer and fall

Folks who arrive in Telluride have worked hard to get here, and that's part of the magic. Nestled in a box canyon and surrounded by stunning peaks, …

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs

Ecological statistics pertaining to bees carry a sting: More than 75 percent of the world's 115 primary crops require pollination or thrive better through interaction with pollinators.<p>Bees are the primary pollinators in the animal kingdom, yet sudden and massive die-offs of these insects began in …

Honey Bees

Enjoy 35% off a Stay At This Adults-Only Boutique Resort on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Coast

An exclusive Operation Vacation offer for T+L readers.<p><i>T+L launched Operation Vacation to inspire workers to use their days off and get away, offering</i> …

The Completely Addictive Method For Grilling Burgers

I've grilled many burgers in my day, many of which were decent but none of which were restaurant-quality — that is, until I learned this technique from America's Test Kitchen. It's by far the most foolproof way to grill a burger with a charred exterior and juicy pink interior. The most important …

The 8 Best Vinyl Accessories, Picked By an Expert

Whether you’re a beginner, having just bought an entry-level turntable and a solid pair of bookshelf speakers, or you’re an …

6 Little Life Savers That Will Make Your Home Eco-Friendly

1<p>Norpro Ceramic Compost Keeper<p>Composting is a simple way to promote green living, and with this chic, ceramic compost container, it’s easier than …

You're Wrong About Evolution: This 6-Minute Video Explains How It Really Works

"We're not monkeys. We're fish."<p>If you're a vocal science lover, there's one question we're pretty sure you've been asked at least once: "If we …

Artisan Toast Bar

Preparation<p>Make the herbed goat cheese<p>In a small skillet or saucepan, combine the oil, garlic, and pepper flakes over medium-low heat. Cook, …

Potato and Poblano Corn Chowder

Recipe<p>Servings: 4<p>While you could make this spicy take on corn chowder with frozen corn, it’s best with fresh.<p>Preparation<p>Melt the butter in a large …

Recipes

Grilled Chili-Garlic Flank Steak with Avocado Butter

Preparation<p>In a medium bowl, combine the butter, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, serrano, coriander, and 1/2 tsp. salt, and mix well. Cover with …

500 Greatest Albums of All Time

50<p>Little Richard, ‘Here’s Little Richard’<p><i>Specialty, 1957</i><p>"I came from a family where my people didn't like rhythm & blues," Little Richard told <i>Rolling</i> …

How to restore your car's black trim the right way

Along with headlight lenses, black trim is about the most frail part of the modern car. Do they design these parts to go bad? It seems like it, but it's the curse of living near a giant UV-radiating orb. Here's the right way to fight back against your car turning one shade of gray.<p>1. Restore the …

Need a hygge? Try Copenhagen for a happiness fix

I arrived at Copenhagen’s Central Station with Danny Kaye’s voice blaring in my head. Maybe he was right when he sang about wonderful Copenhagen. When you get off the train, after a 15-minute journey from the airport you are greeted by the turrets and rollercoasters of a huge theme park. Within …

European Travel

Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map'

In 1890, just over six thousand people lived in the damp lowlands of south Florida. Since then the wetlands that covered half the state have been largely drained, strip malls have replaced Seminole camps, and the population has increased a thousandfold. Over roughly the same amount of time the …

Global Warming

Recipe: Pulled-chicken tacos with tomatilla salsa are almost like the ones from a Mexican food truck

Mexican food truck pulled-chicken tacos<p><i>Serves 6</i><p>If you know where to find a Mexican food truck, you can get authentic tacos with a lively sauce. …

Scientists to America: Embrace climate action or lose your coastal cities

Antarctica lost a trillion tons of ice just since 2012. Avoiding total collapse requires embrace of Paris Climate Accord now.<p>Either we reverse …

This Chicken Enchilada Skillet Feeds a Hungry Crowd — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

USC’s 4x400 relay comeback is one of the best you’ll ever see

How did they win this?!<p>The USC women’s 4x400m relay featured one of the greatest comebacks you’ll ever see, in any sport. The video is four minutes long, which helps build the suspense — but skip ahead to around 3:15 if you’re the impatient type.<p>Let’s set the scene here: Entering the final event of …

College Sports