Colin Payne is a freelance writer and photographer based near Nelson, British Columbia. While he works for companies around the world, Colin loves living a rural life based around environmental sustainability, local agriculture and human-powered outdoor recreation.
Vegetarians and vegans pay heed, new research shows plants know when they’re being eaten. And they don't like it. That plants possess an intelligence is not new knowledge, but according to
In what is likely the first imprisonment related to 3D printing, a Japanese man was sent to jail on Monday for making guns with a 3D printer. According to Phys.org, 28-year-old Yoshitomo Imura
The agarikon is one of the largest, oldest-living mushrooms in the world, and at least one scientist believes it holds the key for a cure to tuberculosis – along with many other illnesses.
The results are in, and the mountain wins - a Washington State Court just ordered architect Tom Kundig to move his controversial Flagg Mountain Hut. The lawsuit was raised by residents of nearby
In the history of pointless devices, the air umbrella has to be among one of the foremost - and it could soon be a reality. According to Core77, the invisible umbrella concept - which uses
Hawaii may be the quintessential beach bum destination, but a new law lets authorities move the state’s homeless population away from tourist spots, and it's making life difficult for those
Forecast the Facts is taking eBay to task for its support of climate change denial by calling for the tech giant to step down from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in a national
Move over Dr. Frankenstein, “pumpkinstein” is taking over this Halloween. Unlike Mary Shelley’s monstrous fictional creation, the pumpkins that bear his face are real and available to add
China is known for having some of the world’s worst air pollution, but air quality in the country recently hit a new high at 20 times greater than the safety limit for human health. The
The effects of climate change seem to know no bounds: new research shows carbon emissions have dramatically increased the acidity of our oceans to the point where our entire food web is at risk
While there’s nothing quite like a hot cup of java to start your day out and give you that morning jolt of energy, drinking too much coffee throughout the day isn't great for your health.
Contour Crafting just won a major design prize for its ability to 3D print large-scale structures from computer-aided design (CAD) files. Berokh Kohshnevis' “robotic building construction"
In a twisted take on Rudolph’s glowing nose, scientists have found that levels of radioactivity amongst Norway’s reindeer are higher this year than they have been for a long time. Although
If you’re loony about lunar events, you'll be excited to hear that there’s a blood moon rising tonight - or early Wednesday morning to be exact. Blood moons are caused by light reflecting
Losing the ability to walk is a big deal that can affect a person’s life in so many ways, but a new device is helping people who have an injured limb to regain their mobility. According to the
Quick! Take 30 seconds and think of everything you can possibly do to combat climate change. Done? We're guessing that yoga wasn't on that list. But India’s new prime minister thinks that his
In California, marijuana is killing endangered salmon - and they've never even smoked the stuff. According to The Dodo, marijuana growing isn’t as green as you might think – particularly
Fall foliage watchers can rejoice in the news that climate change may make the incredible autumn colors found in the Northeast and Midwest last a bit longer - but it spells bad news for the
It’s widely known that sitting is bad for your health, but a new study of elementary school students reveals that standing desks can actually reduce obesity in children while improving their
Hang on to your chair and prepare to have your mind blown. That water in the glass bottle on your desk is old, and I mean unfathomably ancient – even older than the Sun, according to new
Demonstrating that renewable energy is on the rise the world over, a company from the oil-rich United Arab Emirates recently bought a stake in a $2.5 billion offshore wind farm project in the
Imagine a comprehensive sampling of every fruit, nut and other crop that is or has ever been grown in California packed into a concentrated and carefully protected site. This seemingly fictional
In a monumental feat of visual trickery, London-based Ordinary Architecture made the letters that make up the iconic “Hollywood” sign appear to have disappeared from their perch in the Santa
Underground clouds? Welcome to the future - data centers are starting to look at abandoned limestone mines as potential locations to expand their computing power. Aggregate Research reports that
The sixth mass extinction that scientists recently predicted may be upon us faster than previously thought, according to new predictions. A new study, which appeared in the journal Conservation
If you think trees in the rainforest are pretty tall, a new tower being built in the Amazon to monitor climate change will make them look tiny. The Amazon Tall Tower is a joint effort between
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