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World's First Off-Grid ReGen Village Will Be Completely Self-Sufficient Producing Its Own Power and Food

ReGen Villages, a completely self-sufficient village that can power and feed itself, is rising across Europe—and hopefully, one day, around the world.<p>…

The surprising links between human milk and the wild

Every mammal produces milk to rear its young. What’s in that milk depends on everything from the heat of the climate to how long the baby needs to feed for. And human milk, it turns out, has much in common with one of Africa’s wildest species.<p>Nine out of every 10 glasses of raw milk produced in the …

3. You're Fat Because You're Fat, Not Because Of Your Genes

People will often blame their genes if they find that they're struggling to lose weight.<p>However, whilst it's true that DNA can be a good predictor of …

Isaac Newton's 'philosopher's stone' recipe discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Harry Potter wasn't the only one after the philosopher's stone.<p>Isaac Newton's recently discovered manuscript is his handwritten copy of mid-17th-century Harvard alchemist George Starkey's procedure for producing "sophick mercury," a substance seen as a main ingredient for the philosopher's …

The most fascinating golfer at the Masters is a 22-year-old amateur majoring in physics with a controversial swing that could change the game

Bryson DeChambeau is a name that most sports fans are not yet familiar with. But the reigning US Amateur champion is raising eyebrows in the golf world because of some radical ideas he is using on the course.<p>DeChambeau, easily recognizable on the course with his Ben Hogan-style cap, refers to …

Golf

Toyota's Setsuna is an amazing wooden concept car designed to last generations

Debuting at Milan Design Week next Monday, Toyota's Setsuna is probably the most unique concept car to debut from a major automaker this year. If it's not obvious from looking at it, this adorable little roadster is made almost entirely of wood — Japanese cedar and birch, to be specific — and was …

Five key figures implicated in the 'Panama Papers' scandal

The story starts with a Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which sets up shell companies in offshore tax havens to protect the global elite.<p>After an anonymous insider leaked a vast trove of the firm’s documents to a German newspaper more than a year ago, hundreds of journalists from dozens of …

Corruption

Did Psychedelic Mushrooms and Group Sex Play a Role in Human Evolution?

Psychedelic drugs “expand” one’s mind: this is how many people describe the changes in sensory experiences elicited by psychotropic drugs. A …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

10 Things Insanely Healthy People Do Before 9 A.M.

Our alarm goes off and we hit the snooze button. That happens a few more times. Then with no time to waste, we leap out of bed, dash into the shower, fly out of the house wearing a wrinkled shirt and grab a quick coffee on our way to work. Basically, we live every morning as if it were “Groundhog …

Groundhog Day

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes | Oliver James

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Mental Disorders

Japan opens high-speed rail link to northern island of Hokkaido

Japan has opened its first bullet-train service to the northern island of Hokkaido, where stops include the ski resorts and the port city of …

Google's $150 Nik Collection of Photo Editing Software Is Now Completely Free

Nik Collection, seven powerful photo editing desktop plug-ins from Google, has dropped its price from $150 to being completely free for …

Tutorials

A blood test before birth could predict your medical destiny

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> It was just after midnight on an autumn evening in 1996 when Yuk Ming Dennis Lo made a discovery he knew would change modern medicine.<p>Lo had discovered a "treasure trove" of valuable DNA floating freely in the bloodstream.<p>His breakthrough would one day make it possible for …

Are You Living The Life You Chose?

I love finding financial wisdom in unlikely places, like in art and music. These opportunities are more abundant than you might expect. For instance, the punk-Americana outfit, The Avett Brothers, dedicated an entire tune, aptly titled “Ill With Want,” to the scourge of greed and Mumford & Sons …

Top 15 Amazing DIY Bathroom Design and Remodel Ideas

Your bathroom isn’t just a pit stop room, it’s a sanctuary for relaxation, an oasis of self, and a retreat from reality. The bathroom is not only one …

5 Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

Of course, the pursuit of happiness isn't all sunshine and rainbows and mugs of tea and smiling children. Sometimes we need to tackle our insecurities and weaknesses, and we can't just ignore our draining jobs and nagging relatives. But the practices here represent the other side of the coin, the …

Happiness

Earth - What is the real reason we sleep?

There are a few things we literally cannot live without. Oxygen is one. Another is food and water. And then there is sleep: forcibly keep an animal awake for long enough and you will kill it. The same almost certainly applies to humans.<p>This fact alone tells us that sleep must be doing something …

Sleep

12 Surprising Facts About the Male Body

Bizarre but totally interesting details about his anatomy<p>Can't imagine what it's like to be a guy? Now you don't have to wonder—or ask him to explain why he likes it rougher than you do. Just read on for everything you never knew about the male physique.<p>The Average Erect Penis Is 5.57 Inches …

Men's Health

After the Fact

In the history of truth, a new chapter begins.<p>Ted Cruz’s campaign autobiography is called “A Time for Truth.” “This guy’s a liar,” Donald Trump said at a recent G.O.P. debate, pointing at Cruz. Trump thinks a lot of people are liars, especially politicians (Jeb Bush: “Lying on campaign trail!”) and …

Winning shot of Cairngorms snow cave taken as battery ran out

<b>A prize-winning photograph of a hillwalker gazing out from inside a snow cave was taken as the battery ran out on the photographer's camera phone.</b><p>David Brookes' image won the Mountains of Scotland category and overall award in the Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival photography competition.<p>It shows …

The science behind facepalming: Why you make breathtakingly stupid mistakes

<b>(LoloStock via Shutterstock)</b><p>New research suggests there are three distinct types of action that bring palm to face<p>David Z. Hambrick<p>February 24, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>We all make stupid mistakes from time to time. History is replete with …

You Do Not Have to Be Good

The cure for grief is not "be not sad" and the cure for anger isn't "be unangry!" It's feeling all of the things, even the uncomfortable ones, without judging yourself for them. Your job, when bad shit happens, is to get through it however you can. It is not your job to make your life more …

Living Rooms

Sony World Photography Awards 2016: the final shortlist

More than 230,000 images were entered into the World Photography Organisation’s professional, open and youth categories, encompassing the delicate handling of private moments to the capturing of the year’s biggest news stories.<p>Themes covered include the Ukraine conflict, Europe’s refugee crisis, …

How Walking Away Leads to Profit, Happiness and Success

"And what happens if you just leave?" I remember my business coach asking one afternoon when I felt particularly overwhelmed. "Won't you be able to do your job better if you take some time to care for yourself?"<p>I looked around me at the piles of work on my desk - the emails to be answered, …

Time Management

Japanese Signs Are The Best, And This Poster Proves It

Better get it before Tokyo changes its signs ahead of the 2020 Olympics!<p>There are many reasons to go to Tokyo: the food, the shopping, the museums, the culture, and, if you’re a design nerd like us, the signage. Japanese signage is in a class all its own: an onslaught of abstract shapes, …

What Assembling Ikea Furniture Taught Me About User Experience

In an increasingly complex and unequal world, there is one experience that is almost universal, speaking to both the agony and the ecstasy of the human experience. I’m talking of course, about the assembly of Ikea furniture.<p>We all know the story. You spot an affordable, well-designed piece of …

Tax Preparation

This is the most profound explanation I've heard of what it means to detect gravitational waves

Albert Einstein predicted their existence 100 years ago but never believed we'd actually detect the waves. So right now if you hang around physicists, who can't contain their excitement, you're bound to hear some profound scientific poetry.<p>One scientist from the Laser Interferometer …

How To Be Great At Flirting (Whether You're Single Or Not)

When I was 36, my ex-husband disappeared, and before long, I found myself dealing with a divorce. After cleaning up that mess, I started to think …

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control [Updated]

<i>Update 15/02/2016: Microsoft has dismissed the data on the Voat thread as completely flawed. This supersedes the ‘no comment’ initially supplied for this story and all parties acknowledge this changes the context from which the original story was written.</i> <i>An apology from Microsoft UK press agency</i> …

Windows 10