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Tesla Powerwalls Just Got a Gorgeous Competitor

Tesla Powerwalls could change your whole home (and your power bill), but they’re still difficult to buy. Fortunately alternatives are slowly …

Flavors

English is Surprisingly Devoid of Emotionally Positive Words

While investigating non-English words associated with positive emotions and concepts, a British researcher recently discovered 216 foreign words for …

Language

How the government got into the tricky business of telling Americans what to eat

A person theoretically could live on meat alone, but it would be “a very one-sided and imperfect diet.” “Ashes” — however unappetizing they might seem — are essential to nutrition. Milk is as close as anything will ever come to being a perfect food.<p>And, above all, we eat too much of the wrong …

Nutrition

Donald Trump Calls Photojournalist ‘A F***ing Thief’ Over Photo of Empty Chairs

Donald Trump is lashing out at an Associated Press photographer over photos of empty chairs at a Trump speech in South Carolina. The presidential …

The Man Who Made Animal Friends

On a scorching afternoon in July, just inland from the discount swimsuit shops and high-rise hotels of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, an elephant …

The "War on Cops" is a myth

"It's a funny sort of war that produces a lower body count than there was before the war began," writes Jesse Walker for Reason's Hit & Run blog.<p>As …

Why I'll never buy a home again

I like the second batch of people. They are my friends and it seems like they are sincerely asking for my advice.<p>And I'm going to give it to them. Whether they meant it or not.<p>I have some stories about owning a home. One of them is here: "What It Feels Like to be Rich," where I describe my complete …

26 Movies You Need To Watch Before Decorating Your Home

No matter what your decor style is, these movies are sure to inspire.<p>No matter what your decor style is, these movies are sure to inspire. Grab the popcorn — and something to take notes with — and get ready to binge on beauty.

This Model Absolutely Nails What We Really Mean When We Post on Snapchat

"Cleavage game is strong here."<p>This is so absolutely perfect. An Irish model named Holly Carpenter got real about the kinds of things we send on Snapchat. Using side-by-side photos of what was captioned and what the real truth probably is, Holly had a bit of fun with the way we try to stage our …

Meet the Disease That Feels Like ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's All at Once

Being released this week is a new documentary from intrepid filmmaker Lucy Walker about confronting one of life's most daunting moments.<p>Breakthroughs in modern science allow us the ability to take a peek under our genetic "hoods" at minimal cost and with unprecedented speed. Services like 23andMe …

How the Photoshop Liquify Tool Can Be Used to Improve Your Portraits

Use it well and you can make very subtle changes to the look of a model’s face, body or clothing. Use it badly and you might become a feature on one …

You’re Worrying About the Wrong Bees

Author: Gwen Pearson. Gwen Pearson Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.29.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>“Save the Bees!” is a common refrain …

Insects

John Legend launches campaign against mass incarceration

Singer John Legend just announced he’s launching a new initiative called FREE AMERICA that aims to put an end to mass incarceration.<p>In an interview …

Bill Maher On Anti-Gay Christian Views: 'They Literally Believe This Stuff'

Bill Maher slammed fundamentalists for their anti-gay views and adherence to Scripture on Friday night.<p>During "Real Time With Bill Maher," the host discussed how discrimination against gay people by Christian fundamentalists is rooted in the latter's literal belief in the Bible.<p>"The reason …

Glass from the Past: Make a Lamp With Vintage Power Line Insulators

When I was a kid, I spent tons of time walking under the power lines at my grandparents’ farm, hunting for old glass insulators. Over the years, I ended up with quite a colorful collection, and I love the idea of turning those fond memories into beautiful DIY glass insulator pendant lamps!<p>In my …

Arkansas Passes Privacy Bill That Could Kill Street Photography

Prominent photography groups are sounding the alarm about a new bill that was just passed by the Arkansas Senate. SB-79, the “Personal Rights …

Senator Who Cited Snowball In Climate Change Debate Cites Scripture To Back Himself Up

WASHINGTON -- Senator Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, became the object of global ridicule recently when he sauntered onto the floor of the world's greatest deliberative body with what he declared was persuasive evidence climate change was a hoax. In his hands was a snowball.<p>Inhofe is not …

Satan’s Superbowl halftime show

While Katy Perry’s lion (and dancing sharks) were so much kitsch with not a hint of esoteric symbolism, Madonna’s 2012 halftime show appeared to more …

While PETA's Kill Rate Rises, VA Senate Bill Aims to Stop It From Slaughtering More Pets

PETA's kill statistics for 2014 are now available. They're even uglier than last year's. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is once again poisoning over 88% of the dogs and cats entrusted to their care. Perhaps as high as 98%, if you factor in the dishonesty of their reporting, as pointed …

American student arrested for Arabic flash cards in airport after TSA freaked out settles lawsuit

Nick George.<p>“Five years ago, the Philadelphia police thought that carrying Arabic-language flashcards was enough to warrant the arrest of an innocent …

U.S. gives lamest non-apology ever to wrongly imprisoned former war-on-terror detainee

Reuters.<p>The U.S. government has apologized to Abdullah al-Kidd, a U.S. citizen who was arrested in 2003 and detained as a material witness in …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

How Seized Gadgets Fund Electronic Surveillance

<i>"You follow drugs, you get drug addicts and drug dealers. But you start to follow the money, and you don't know where the f*** it's gonna take …

Surveillance

Newly discovered pictures show the everyday life of a WWII soldier

The Rescued Film Project is an online gallery showing pictures found in lost film rolls from countries all over the world. They recently discovered a …

World War II

The cops who shot a homeless man have been charged with murder

Two Albuquerque police officers who shot and killed a mentally ill homeless camper last year have been charged with murder.<p>The encounter was caught …

Near-transparent mice could improve understanding of organs and tissues

Japanese researchers have found a way to turn tissue transparent in mice, allowing them to see cellular networks and gain a better understanding of …

Ghost ship projected onto Amsterdam canal

Ghost Ship, as is its perfunctory title, is located off the island of Oosterdok in front of the Amsterdam Center for Architecture (ARCAM) and the …

The Predator Belt Buckle: Seriously Playful, Prohibitively Expensive

In addition to its secondary meaning of involvement before or after the fact to various crimes and misdemeanors, accessories are always those silent …

Stepping Out of the Lab to Help Millions of Trafficked Animals

Emerging Explorer Juliana Machado Ferreira says whole ecosystems are put at risk by wildlife trafficking.<p><i>Editor's note:Juliana Machado Ferreira is one of National Geographic's 2014 Emerging Explorers, a designation that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference,</i> …