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Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, …

Biogas

How to Say What You Mean without Sounding Like You're Mean

Opinions fly high during the political season, and as a result, you may find yourself in situations where you’ve been asked to provide yours. …

Psychology

Picture of the Day: Jupiter From ‘Below’

Seen above is a polar stereographic projection by NASA that shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge. It was …

Google's Art and Culture app turns your phone into a museum

Art is a big subject. It embodies the values of humanity, preserves our culture and serves as a record of our very history. Jumping into it can be daunting and scary, but Google just made it a little easier: the company's new Art and Culture app puts the works of over 1,000 museums in the palm of …

Museums

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

The House Just Passed the Most Important Mental Health Bill in Decades

Though the conversation surrounding mental health issues is improving every day, stigmas persist and resources for the mentally ill are seriously limited. That’s why the news last week that the House of Representatives almost unanimously passed the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of …

Mental Health

Everything I Learned Researching the Female Orgasm

There's long been a societal (and scientific) bias against female sexuality. Fortunately, that is slowly changing with more women taking their pleasure into their own hands.<p>A few years ago, I became so intrigued by female sexuality that I decided to write a book about it. Everywhere it was …

Cat skateboards past loser dogs

Boomer is a Bengal cat who lives in Australia with an owner who is apparently pretty good with a GoPro. He has time for a lot of things, like skimboarding, relaxing by the ocean with his best friend, Didga, and enjoying his local swing set. One thing he doesn't have time for is random dogs, and …

Pets

What I Learned About Britain From These Rare Documentaries on Youth Subcultures

The new BFI online archive 'Other Grooves' collects films about historical youth movements, from the founders of Carnival to pissed-up punks and 'long-haired layabouts'.<p>If you're the kind of person who spends hours sifting through YouTube for archive documentaries about Millwall football hooligans …

3 Simple Ways to Stay Motivated All Day Long

Learn how to create an environment that cultivates success.<p>Motivation is important. <b></b>Most successful people have the drive necessary to continue their journey of self-growth. However, even the most achievement-oriented people come to a point when their motivation levels are depleted.<p>In order to …

How to cook the perfect pitta bread

This Middle Eastern staple is well worth the – minimal – effort to make at home<p>These barely leavened breads, known to us by their Israeli name, but common throughout the Arab world, are some of the most ancient in existence. Although flat in appearance, they are designed to puff up during baking …

A bunch of computers will try to hack each other in Vegas for a $2 million prize

Set for Aug. 4, DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge finals will take place right in the middle of two of the biggest hacking conferences, Blackhat USA and DEFCON, possibly proving that machines can beat even the best human hackers.<p>"Cyber grand challenge is about bringing autonomy to the cyber domain," …

Black Hat

Boxer Mom Adopts Injured Baby Bird And Raises It As Her Own

A little baby chick named Birdie (how perfect of a name) is now calling Rusty, a two-year old Boxer, her mommy, according to ITV News.<p>After falling …

Artist Spotlight: Kent Williams – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Bowling, Illuminati, and Guitar Hero: I Took Teen Pop Misfit GIRLI on a First Date

Sometimes it's hard not to judge a book by it’s cover – especially when the cover presents itself head to toe in neon pink, and raps about punching someone’s nan in the face.<p>As a relentless consumer of music, it can sometimes be hard not to judge a book by its cover – especially when the cover …

Irish Beef and Guinness Stew

4.82 from 91 votes<p>Print<p>Beef and Guinness Stew<p>Prep Time<p>10 mins<p>Cook Time<p>3 hrs<p>Total Time<p>3 hrs 10 mins<p>The great Irish Beef and Guinness Stew is easy to …

The Psychology of Logo Color in How Consumers View Your Brand

Your logo says a lot about your brand. Are you sending the right message?<p>Across the U.S. and around the world, billions are spent each year by …

How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker

Should your once-in-a-lifetime dream cruise aboard the Good Ship Lollipop come to a crashing halt on the rock candy cliffs of some lonely dessert island, wouldn't it be great to whip up a little stash of ice cream? Fear not, dauntless traveler, today we make ice cream without a net. And by "net," …

Quentin Tarantino says he's only going to make two more movies

The acclaimed auteur still sticks by the assertion that he is going to stop making films once he reaches 10 releases.<p>"I'm planning on stopping at 10. So it'll be two more," he said in a new Variety report.<p>He adds that even movies potentially made in his much later years won't count for the …

Kill Bill

A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

Letting mice watch Orson Welles movies may help scientists explain human consciousness.<p>At least that's one premise of the Allen Brain Observatory, which launched Wednesday and lets anyone with an Internet connection study a mouse brain as it responds to visual information.<p>"Think of it as a …

Storm chaser captures tornado in stunning 4K time-lapse video

Mike Olbinski had a mission: to capture a time-lapse shot of a tornado. The passionate storm chaser set out earlier this spring, spending 18 days …

Endangered ferrets are being saved by drones that drop vaccine-laced M&Ms

Here’s your weird but interesting technology story for the day. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is using M&M-dispensing drones to save endangered black-footed ferrets in rural Montana.<p>The ferret’s main source of food is prairie dogs, which are being killed by the sylvatic plague, a disease …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

If you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might want to tack on some useless (though accurate) information from a tangentially related scientific field.<p>It turns out that when you tack on additional information from a respected field of …

Psychology

9 Summer Gadgets for the Beach, Trail or Barbecue

It’s time to fire up the backyard barbeque, throw a pool party, or pack up the car for a road trip.<p>Of course, you’ll need some waterproof gadgets and plenty of battery power to see you through the long summer days. Whether you’re taking a family road trip, cooling off in the pool, hiking, biking or …

10 Reasons "Beat By Beat" Should Be In Your Screenwriting Arsenal

I'm thrilled to announce that my new book, <i>Beat By Beat: A Cheat Sheet for Screenwriters</i>, will be available nationwide <b>Aug 1</b>. It's written for screenwriters by a pro screenwriter, featuring story insights never published before--revelations that address character and structure issues screenwriters …

Writing

The brilliant mechanics of Pokémon Go

If you haven’t seen it already, you will soon when you are walking down the street. Every person you pass who is fervently looking at their phone is likely playing the No. 1 game in the country right now: Pokémon Go.<p>You might think it’s popular because of the brand. Nintendo, which refused to make …