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Next-gen dairy: have you had your whey today?


In an attempt to reverse the decades-long decline of milk consumption, the dairy industry is churning out new, and in some cases revolutionary, ways for consumers to get their dairy.

Next-gen dairy: have you had your whey today?

In an attempt to reverse the decades-long decline of milk consumption, the dairy industry is churning out new, and in some cases revolutionary, ways for consumers to get their dairy.

Bouncy kangaroo robot is unstoppable

Festo’s BionicKangaroo recovers the energy when jumping, stores it on landing, and then uses it to power the next jump. Just like a real kangaroo!

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How bloggers in China, Cuba and Russia are reshaping politics


A review of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground, by Emily Parker.

How bloggers in China, Cuba and Russia are reshaping politics

A review of Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground, by Emily Parker.

Virtual fresh air: Air conditioning evolves to combat climate change


New (and not so new ideas) for ventilating and cooling buildings promise to use less energy while taking advantage of nature.

Virtual fresh air: Air conditioning evolves to combat climate change

New (and not so new ideas) for ventilating and cooling buildings promise to use less energy while taking advantage of nature.

Levi Strauss wrings water out of jeans production


The iconic blue jeans company is testing systems for capturing and reusing water in denim manufacturing plants, part of a larger effort to reduce its environmental impact.

Levi Strauss wrings water out of jeans production

The iconic blue jeans company is testing systems for capturing and reusing water in denim manufacturing plants, part of a larger effort to reduce its environmental impact.

Diamante Porsches? Lime Lamborghinis? China’s crazy customized cars

China is home to the world’s flashiest cars. What’s behind this new trend?

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"Whether it be an intellectual task, social task, any task, people’s beliefs about the quality of their work does not bear much relationship with reality, as far as we can measure it."

Psychologist David Dunning explains that not only are we terrible at seeing how stupid we are, but we’re also too dumb to recognize genius right in front of us.

Q&A: Why 40% of us think we’re in the top 5%

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How Jane Goodall’s legacy is alleviating poverty

HOIMA, UGANDA — Are forest conservation and poverty alleviation mutually exclusive? Some say yes. Jane Goodall says they must go hand in hand.

World’s highest wind turbine

Altaeros Energies is deploying a helium-filled, inflatable wind turbine that will float 1,000 feet in the air. It borrows heavily from aerostats, the industrial cousins of the blimp.

Confessions of an amateur horticulturist


A review of A Garden of Marvels: The Discovery that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of the Way Plants Work, by Ruth Kassinger.

Confessions of an amateur horticulturist

A review of A Garden of Marvels: The Discovery that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of the Way Plants Work, by Ruth Kassinger.