Zachary Thomas

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Remarkable Woman Quit Her Job in New York to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our …

Productivity

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Architecture

Fox’s new poll and the lie that could lead to more war

A disturbing new poll offers more evidence that half-truths from the government have placed us on a slippery slope<p>When President Obama first let it be known that he had decided to unleash war — oops, sorry, I mean "a campaign" — against ISIS, I had two main concerns. My first worry was mission …

Rabbit Island Japan

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Atom Audio: Scientists Listen to Sound of Quantum Vibrations

5 takeaways from Obama's ISIS speech

When President Obama announced his plan Wednesday night to launch air strikes in Syria against ISIS, he opened a new chapter in the American war on Islamic extremism. Click here to get all the facts on President Obama's speech to the nation on his new strategy to combat ISIS with air strikes in …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Bitcoin could pose threat to financial stability of UK, warns Bank of England

Bitcoin could pose a threat to financial stability in the UK should the digital currency's popularity take off, according to a series of reports by the Bank of England.<p>But restrictions on the number of coins in circulation, its inherent volatility and the prospect of higher transaction costs means …

Congress to move quickly on Obama plan to fight ISIL

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders rallied behind President Obama's call to combat the Islamic State, vowing Thursday to back his request for funding to arm Syrian rebels as early as next week.<p>Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said he expects the House to pass Obama's $500 million funding request to …

Sept. 11, 2001: A Look Back in Pictures

Ninja Sphere promises to turn your house into a smart home for $329

Back in January, a smart home device called Ninja Sphere made over $650,000 on Kickstarter. Now, its creators (Ninjablocks) has started accepting its first pre-orders outside the crowdfunding website for $329 per unit. But, what can a Ninja Sphere do in the first place? Well, this …

Review: Amazon phone better for info than shopping

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — My buying habits have yet to change in my nearly three weeks with Amazon's shopping-centric Fire phone.<p>Rather, I've found the …

Crooks Are Now Breaking Into Cars Via Remote Control

Apparently today’s high-tech cars are fast falling prey to high-tech car thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that savvy criminals are able to make breaking into a vehicle as easy as pushing a button. That’s because they’re using sophisticated electronic “scanner boxes” to …

Vogogo Raises $8.5 Million To Bring Crypto Payments To The US, EU

Vogogo isn’t a new company. The payments processor has been around for about 13 years and is currently processing $75 million in payments in the last 10 months from their Calgary headquarters. Now they’ve raised $8.5 million to help bring their expertise in payments and cryptocurrency to the …

You've been hacked! Here's what to do

Russian criminals have stolen more than 1.2 billion Internet usernames and passwords, and the odds are decent that some of yours might be among them.<p>There's no need to panic at this point -- Hold Security, the firm that discovered the theft, says the gang isn't in the business of stealing your bank …

Wikipedia edits made by government sought to minimise high-profile killings

Articles pertaining to Jean Charles de Menezes and Damilola Taylor were edited using devices on government internet<p>Wikipedia articles about the killings of Damilola Taylor and Jean Charles de Menezes were among those edited using computers from inside government, it has emerged.<p>One amendment made …

HOLLA!

Say hello to Holla. It’s a wearable smart-gadget that fits snug on your wrist! More compact than a cellphone yet larger than a watch, it has a full …

Word of Mouth: Kelowna

Situated along the pristine waters of Okanagan Lake at the foot of a range of mountains is the city of Kelowna, a microcosm of all that British Columbia's agriculturally rich Okanagan Valley has to offer. The region is considered to be Canada's answer to Napa and vineyards abound throughout the …

Architizer

AirType : Futuristic Keyboardless Keyboard Device Fits In The Palm of Your Hand

Keyboardless keyboard, hm…this is a concept that raises an eyebrow. <b>AirType</b>, just like its name suggests, allows you to type on virtually any surface. …

NYU Undergrads Can Now Major In Video Games

Teenage gamers, rejoice: NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts now supports your dreams to design video games for a living.<p>Starting in 2015, the NYU Game Center, a department within the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, has just announced they’ll be offering bachelor of fine arts degrees …

A Four-Story Home In Tokyo That Feels Like A Vertical Garden - The Fox Is Black

If there’s anything any home needs it’s an abundance of plant life. Studies show that plants help fight colds, clean the air, lower your blood …

Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley | Colossal

<p>Virginia-based artist Eric Standley (previously) brings a whole new meaning to the term “cutting edge” with his methodical stained glass windows …