Mark Giese

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Watch how to set up a food forest

One of the more interesting methods of gardening that people are trying is the food forest, where they convert a yard into a low-maintenance garden …

What The Future Of Food Means To Dan Barber And Kimbal Musk

Two culinary-world luminaries—Blue Hill chef Dan Barber and Kitchen Community cofounder Kimbal Musk—debate the best way to approach sustainable eating.<p>Chef Dan Barber, co-owner of the Michelin-starred restaurants Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, helped pioneer the farm-to-table movement and …

Nanomachines drill through cancer cells and kill them

Researchers demonstrated single-molecule nanomachines that can target diseased cells and then kill them by drilling through the cell membrane. …

Google-born startup thinks its time for a ground-source heat pump renaissance | Ars Technica

Heating and cooling are holdouts in decarbonization and ripe for revolution.<p>Seeking to do for home heating systems what SolarCity did for solar …

Off-grid

Outsource to Arkansas

Preservationists hope to slow demolitions.<p>Gov. Mike Beebe issued the following statement earlier today: Although this decision by FEMA to deny …

Outsourcing

Chemist of Mysteries: Man Ray’s Dream Photos

Minimalist and modern-sounding, Man Ray is the sort of name that seems as if it should be outlined in buzzing neon. Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in …

Avant-garde

The Tesla Solar Roof Finally Has a Price

And it's competitive with normal roofs.<p>On Wednesday, Tesla opened up orders for its long-anticipated solar roof. On average, the Tesla solar roof …

Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

Metformin

First gene therapy — ‘a true living drug’ — on the cusp of FDA approval

PHILADELPHIA — When doctors saw the report on Bill Ludwig’s bone-marrow biopsy, they thought it was a mistake and ordered the test repeated. But the results came back the same: His lethal leukemia had been wiped out by an experimental treatment never before used in humans.<p>“We were hoping for a …

Immunotherapy

Science: regular consumption of marijuana keeps you thin, fit, and active

<b>(Getty/dolgachov)</b><p>Study confirms that cannabis consumers are more fit, remain more active<p>Al Olson<p>June 26, 2017 7:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.<p>An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Here’s a new health-related adage to consider: Regular consumption of marijuana keeps …

How The Blockchain Could Usher In A Future Of Shared Mobility

Cars sit idle most of the time, but the decentralized ledger system might be the key to letting people safely and easily monetize their vehicles while they’re not using them.<p>Turo is a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace that currently lists about 150,000 vehicles. The way it works is simple. As a …

A Mexican Town Is Giving Americans Something Donald Trump Can’t: Affordable Dental Care

Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric doesn’t worry the 600 dentists in Los Algodones or the US “dental refugees” they treat, many of whom voted for Trump. “We’re helping the United States take care of the people they are not able to.”<p>LOS ALGODONES, Mexico — “Hello, my friends, are you looking for a …

Here’s what the world would look like if we could see the invisible forces around us

Derek Muller of the YouTube channel Veritasium uses a nifty trick to make visible the invisible air currents, temperature gradients, and differences …

How medical marijuana can help those with ADD and ADHD focus | Salon.com

So what’s the next best contender? According to research, cannabis.<p>A 2013 study published in the Journal of Substance Use & Misuse found that people were self-medicating, in order to deal with and manage hyperactivity and impulsive — two major components of ADD/ADHD.<p>The study surveyed about 280 …

Gastric bypass surgery radically improves subjects' gut biomes

Gastric bypass surgery is remarkably effective at promoting weight-loss (it cuts the long-term risk of early death from morbid obesity by 40%), and …

A public school in West Virginia is being sued over its Bible classes

<b>(Stocksnapper via Shutterstock)</b><p>Mercer County’s school board has disregarded Jefferson’s call for a “wall of separation between Church and State”<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>February 8, 2017 9:16pm (UTC)<p>A Bible class that has been taught in the public schools of Mercer County, West Virginia may be coming to an …

Anti-Defamation League

The state of residential solar power

Choosing solar in a vacuum now makes sense—but location and bureaucracy still loom IRL.<p>Don't panic, but we will need to generate approximately 15TW …

Solar Panels

Artist creates dimensional scenes on old plates by precisely sandblasting through successive layers

Caroline Slotte is a sculptor in Finland who layers old, decorated china plates atop one another, then carefully removes material from successive …

It’s all good: Any exercise at all cuts risk of death, study finds

<b>FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 file photo, a runner is silhouetted against the sunrise on his early morning workout near Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., across the Potomac River from the nation's capital. Research released on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 suggests that people who pack</b> …

Could you make zero trash for 30 days?

As BuzzFeed transitions from internet strip mine to legit news and information, they now to put out occasional gems like Auri Jackson's project "I …

Nina Simone sings "Mississippi Goddam"

Banned in several Southern states after its release in 1964, Nina Simone's <i>Mississippi Goddam</i> remains relevant in today's United States.

It’s about Time: Reading Steampunk’s Rise and Roots

At the risk of sounding trite, it’s fair to say that the attacks of September 11, 2001, changed everything. Such a statement is certainly true for …

Steampunk

A deep dive into kratom, the herb that helps with opioid withdrawal

Kratom (previously) is a widely used herb that has been very effective in treating opioid withdrawal and other chronic, hard-to-treat conditions -- …

Ernst Haeckel's 1904 bat drawings

Zoologist and artist Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) had some odd ideas about the origins and evolution of life forms. That’s understandable, because at …

Art

Messy: a celebration of improvisation and disorder as the keys to creativity, play, and work

If <i>Messy</i> had a motto, it might be, "The first casualty of any battle is the plan of attack": that is, doing big, hard complicated things involves …

Your camera as emergency survival gear

Chris Nicholls of the Camera StoreTV demonstrates what to do if you are lost in the woods with only your camera gear.<p>Tying flies is boring.<p>(<i>h/t</i> …

Hardscaping 101: Solar Panels Pros and Cons

If you want to reduce your utility bills—and your carbon footprint—solar power could be the answer. The initial investment can be expensive, but …

Procedurally-generated art by Joseph Pollack

Joseph Pollack creates digital artwork—or, rather, he codes software that does. Animated, too! Check out his github for a peek at the code. [via …

The NFL is hiring a Snapchat editor to build a new Discover channel

Snapchat may soon be hosting more sports content.<p>The National Football League appears to be building a team for a channel on Snapchat Discover, the …

Review: Google's Science Journal

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>It’s almost a cliché now to express astonishment that many of us are carrying powerful computers in our pockets, but there’s a …