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This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when your internet is down

This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when your internet is down

Designer Matt Dalio hopes to bring affordable computers to emerging middle class families across America. His project, the Endless computer, works directly with the family flat screen television, making

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500 Kayakers stage “Paddle In Seattle” to protest Shell Oil Rig

500 Kayakers stage “Paddle In Seattle” to protest Shell Oil Rig

Last Thursday, Shell brought its enormous Polar Pioneer drilling rig into Seattle. On Saturday, about 500 kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing and even solar-powered party rigging protesters surrounded the

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Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Philippines footwear factory fire leaves at least 72 dead

Outside of Manilla last Thursday, a slipper factory erupted in flames and trapped many workers inside in a thick cloud of smoke from burning rubber and chemicals. At least 72 people died and scores more

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How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought

How Nestle is pillaging California’s water in the 4th year of the state’s worst drought

If you've been paying any attention to the drought in California, chances are you've shared—or at the very least encountered—some of the growing rage towards Nestle over their ongoing, unchecked

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Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

Honeybees devastated by second highest bee die-off on record in 2014

The Bee Informed Partnership reports that the 2014 bee die off is the second-highest number of losses ever recorded, signaling a serious threat to America's food supply. Conducted in collaboration with

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Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Imagine. You’re in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the trip of a lifetime. And you’ve taken the picture (or two) of a lifetime. Perhaps it’s one of the geysers, or a magnificent sunset or a black

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Apple is the world’s greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Apple is the world’s greenest tech company, according to Greenpeace

Just a few years back, in 2011, Greenpeace named Apple as the “least clean” tech company, chastising the iPhone maker in particular for their coal-fueled data centers. Since then, Apple has made great

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Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

Can Tesla’s battery hit $1 billion in sales faster than the iPhone?

The highly-anticipated April 30 launch of the Tesla Powerwall and Powerpack storage batteries has generated a massive wave of interest, with the company announcing just ten days later that they had sold

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Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Expert Says “We May Have to Migrate People out of California”

Fire, earthquakes and one of the worst droughts in recent history - these days California is not looking like the best place to settle down. In fact, things have gotten so bad that the state could run out

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World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

All fish are cold-blooded, right? Not anymore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center. NOAA researchers published a paper in

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Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in a glass box

Man takes 300-mile bike trip from Amsterdam to London with two cats in a glass box

A man, a plan, a bike, a litterbox. That’s how Thomas Vles traveled the 300 miles from Amsterdam to London this April. Oh yes, and his two feline friends Mushi and Cheesy were also along for the ride,

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Google’s autonomous cars will drive themselves around Mountain View this summer

Google’s autonomous cars will drive themselves around Mountain View this summer

Newsfeeds have been abuzz lately with discussions about the safety of Google’s self-driving cars. On the heels of the news that none of the autonomous vehicles were at fault in the motor vehicle

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Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan’s dream LightSail

Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan’s dream LightSail

You can become a backer of one of the coolest space programs in this universe. Bill Nye—yep, The Science Guy—has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fuel The Planetary Society, which will help make

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Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

Is this the world’s most efficient solar system?

When it comes to solar electricity, efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum

Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum

Picture Concepts for the United States Olympic Museum, scheduled to open in downtown Colorado Springs, CO before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, have been revealed by New York studio Diller Scofidio +

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London’s Wilkinson Eyre Architects reveal plans to refurbish three King’s Cross gasholders into mixed use buildings

London’s Wilkinson Eyre Architects reveal plans to refurbish three King’s Cross gasholders into mixed use buildings

Plans for the refurbishment of three King's Cross gasholders have been released by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The Siamese Triplet gasholders, named for their interconnected frames, will define the

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WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

What do swine flu, monkey pox, and paralytic shellfish poisoning all have in common? Sure, they’re all illnesses but the important commonality according to the World Health Organization is that their

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Australia threatens to kill Johnny Depp’s dogs

Australia threatens to kill Johnny Depp’s dogs

Traveling with animals is far from the easiest of tasks, but traveling with animals without proper permits is downright foolish, as Johnny Depp has recently found out. Currently in Queensland to film the

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Join Jamie Oliver’s fight for children’s food education on Food Revolution Day, May 15

Join Jamie Oliver’s fight for children’s food education on Food Revolution Day, May 15

Jamie Oliver is known around the globe as a guy who is passionate about food and, in particular, about food education at an early age. He’s battled for better school lunches, worked to teach kids

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

  Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky ways that we’re

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Scientists conclude that permafrost melting may not be as devastating as predicted

Scientists conclude that permafrost melting may not be as devastating as predicted

Earth’s permafrost is thawing and the climate consequences are concerning. Scientists estimate that 1,330 billion to 1,580 billion tons of organic carbon are stored within the permanently frozen soil of

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San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

San Diego is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to fight severe drought

As the drought in California reaches desperate proportions, San Diego County has undertaken to build the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, one which will transform 50 million gallons

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Ozone layer heals while carbon dioxide emissions reach desperately high levels

Ozone layer heals while carbon dioxide emissions reach desperately high levels

When it comes to humanity’s impact on the planet, we just can’t seem to find the right balance. When one thing comes into balance, another gets thrown out of whack. In this case it looks like the

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Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

Californians Paint Their Lawns Green as Devastating Drought Continues

California's crippling drought has forced many residents to cut back on water-wasting activities, but one company is making the best of a bad situation by helping them keep their lawns looking good by

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Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

Could humans make their own sunscreen like many animals do?

Ever wondered how your backyard chicken can cluck around all day in summer without roasting, or how fish swim in sun-drenched waters to no apparent ill-effect? A team of researchers from Oregon State

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Google’s self-driving cars were not at fault in any of their 11 accidents

Google’s self-driving cars were not at fault in any of their 11 accidents

Google says its self-driving cars have been in more accidents than recently reported, but the cars were not at fault in any. A recent report by the Associated Press said Google’s self-driving cars were

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New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

New bill could cut $135 billion in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

Recently presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, together with Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison proposed a bill entitled the "End Polluter Welfare Act," in which they seek to bring an end to the federal

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Scientists are turning fungi into clean-burning jet fuel

Scientists are turning fungi into clean-burning jet fuel

The development of biofuels for use in airplanes has been something of a slow process, with both Air Canada and Boeing utilizing a biofuel made from used cooking oil—combined with conventional jet

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Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii aims to be the first state to run entirely on renewable energy

Hawaii has more reasons that most to have a disdain for oil dependence—as a series of islands, climate change poses a very present threat—and, as a series of islands that's dependent on oil, they have

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