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At least 40% of the world's power will come from renewable sources by 2040 — here are the companies leading the charge

The explosive growth of renewable energy has shaken up the energy industry over the last decade.<p>As the costs of solar and wind continue to fall and bottlenecks like storage capacity are diminished, the International Energy Agency predicts that renewable energy will comprise 40% of global power …

Renewable Energy

Want to Get Smarter? Elon Musk Recommends These 12 Books | Inc.com

Elon Musk is arguably one of the most influential inventors of our modern age. Head of both Tesla and SpaceX, he is at once a pioneer, entrepreneur, environmentalist, and disruptor extraordinaire.<p>Here are 12 books he recommends. They're almost as fascinating as Elon himself:<p>Been meaning to get …

Books

You Will Regret These Choices in 10 Years

Life is short. Youth is finite. You have every opportunity to make the most of the life you have right now. Your choices today will determine the …

How To Transfer A Photo To Wood

You may think that printing on wood is something that can only be done in a factory, but to our surprise there’s an awesome DIY way to do that. A …

Video Tutorials

Millions of Tesla battery cells are powering thousands of LA homes

396 Powerpacks can power 15,000 homes for four hours<p>An enormous Tesla-installed power storage facility is up and running at Southern California Edison’s Mira Loma substation in Ontario, California. The facility, announced last fall, holds enough energy to power 15,000 homes for four hours — 80 …

Tesla

There are major differences between Trump's immigration ban and Obama's 2011 policy

"My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months," the statement said. "The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror."<p>But lawyers and …

Immigration

Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store

Genetically engineered crops are nothing new. But emerging technology that allows scientists to alter plants more precisely and cheaply is taking genetically engineered plants from the field to the kitchen.<p>The first version of the Arctic Apple, a genetically modified Golden Delicious, is headed for …

Agriculture

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Periodic Table

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regular meditation practice and insight into daily …

Oklahoma earthquake activity up 4000%, locals sue oil and gas companies

Earthquake activity in Oklahoma has increased by around 4,000 percent over the past eight years, according to Carnegie Mellon University. Concerned …

Editor's Note

For years, a secret city has been quietly built near Area 51

While people are busy lining up at the mysterious Black Mailbox trying to get a peek into Area 51, just down the road, a secret project has been …

Natural Disasters

18 Foods That Promote Muscle Growth And Definition

For all those who want a muscle definition, they should know that the key factor is to lose body weight, but they also need a proper diet and and …

ATTENTION! Never Reheat These 7 Foods, They Can Poison Your Family

Every time we end up with some extra food we keep it so we could eat again from that. But the biggest mistake most of us do is that we tend to warm …

A scientist is building 'immortal' plasma rockets to send humans to Mars

Nearly 50 years after landing on the moon, mankind has now set its sights on sending the first humans to Mars.<p>The moon trip took three days; a Mars trip will likely take most of a year. The difference is in more than just time.<p>We'll need many more supplies for the trip itself, and when we get to …

Physics

The pilots who make it rain

A rare group of pilots fly missions into storm clouds, encouraging the rain to fall with formidable flying skills and simple chemistry. Tao Tao Holmes reports.<p>When a cloud-seeding pilot flies inside a storm, it is not a matter of flying from point A to point B: you are trying to get something out …

North Dakota

This Tiny Camera Takes Pictures Of Space That Would Make NASA Blush

The Tiny1 is a point-and-shoot designed for astrophotography.<p>Ever been out under a beautiful night sky, and tried to take a picture of it with your smartphone or a handheld camera? If so, you know how bad the results usually are: the sky-filling moon in a sea of bright stars reduced to a smudge of …

Astronomy

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This is awesome.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Smoking cannabis every day can distort brain activity, research suggests

Smoking cannabis on a regular basis changes the brain’s natural reward circuits, according to new research. This could affect peoples’ ability to …

Cannabis

Segway launches $1,000 self-balancing scooter you can control like a drone from your phone

Segway, the two-wheeled self-balancing scooter brand acquired by Chinese rival Ninebot last year, has launched a brand-new transporter vehicle in North America.<p>Available to preorder today through Amazon for $1,000, with a normal list price of $1,300, the Ninebot by Segway MiniPro doesn’t sport a …

NASA telescopes spot clues for how Giant Black Holes formed so quickly

NASA today announced that astronomers studying data from NASA’s Great Observatories have found the best evidence yet for “cosmic seeds in the early …

Universe

You Technically Are the Center of the Universe, Thanks to a Wacky Physics Quirk

Physics has a mind-bending implication that seems to undermine a fundamental lesson we all learned in grade school about selfishness: You technically …

Physics

Electric-car energy density to approach gasoline by 2045: report

The lithium-ion battery packs that power modern electric cars are far less energy-dense than the liquid hydrocarbon fuels that power …

Electric Vehicles

Earth's Core Is 2.5 Years Younger Than Its Crust, New Calculations Reveal

Richard Feynman was wrong... and right!<p>If it sounds impossible to you that the surface of our planet is actually older than its inner core, prepare …

Scientists develop new way to generate electricity via seawater

Scientists from Japan’s Osaka University are close to obtaining solar energy from one of the most abundant resources on Earth: seawater. Through a …

Obama Administration

Fruits And Vegetables You Should Never Peel | Men's Health

Now, this doesn’t mean that all the nutrients are located in the peels alone; experts point out that when you peel a tomato, for example, you won’t lose much of its beneficial lycopene. But there are some peels that offer a unique benefit independent of the fruit or vegetable flesh.<p>Here are the six …

Is Organic Food REALLY Better for You?

If you're trying to get both your weight and your health on track, you've probably heard the arguments both for and against seeking out organic foods. Some studies and institutions recommend that you buy organic or else, while others say that there's no real scientific basis that …

Physicists might soon be able to prove one of Stephen Hawking's theories on black holes

Tiny particles of light (photons) are sometimes ejected back out, robbing the black hole of an infinitesimal amount of energy, and this gradual loss of mass over time means every black hole eventually evaporates out of existence.<p>Known as Hawking radiation, these escaping particles help us make …

Physics