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Photo: Caterpillar's eyespots give predators pause

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:12:49 -0400

(image) Nature shows its sly side with the fake eyes of a saddleback's tuckus.

10 animals that outlive humans by a long shot

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 17:11:32 -0400

(image) We may be the species most full of folly, but these long-lived animals get the last laugh.

All the ways to eat kiwi fruit

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:20:00 -0400

(image) Did you know that you don't have to peel kiwi fruit before eating?

Artists tinker with grass & photosynthesis to create huge living canvases (Video)

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:01:17 -0400

(image) Humble grass is transformed into living works of art with a message, using light and a lot of patience.

Which kind of pollution irks Americans the most?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:01:12 -0400

(image) From industrial contamination to civilian litter, a new survey ranks our loathing when it comes to messing up the planet.

Allbirds' woolen running shoe is said to be most comfortable in the world

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:18:00 -0400

(image) Wool is an ideal material for footwear, with its odor-reducing and moisture-wicking properties, so why hasn't it caught on?

Report: Trump's Paris announcement boosts sales of electric buses

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:50:00 -0400

(image) As technology gets cheaper, it's getting easier to take a real stand on climate.

This clever folding electric scooter is designed to go (almost) everywhere with you

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:00:00 -0400

(image) For those who want an electric mobility option that's smaller than an e-bike, a folding electric scooter might be just the ticket.

The Seven Sustainable Wonders of the World

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:41:00 -0400

(image) Humans should be proud of these inventions, for they enable us to live gently and efficiently on Earth.

Paw Pods offer a dignified biodegradable burial option for pets

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:55:18 -0400

(image) Our pets become like family to us during their lives, so why not treat them with the dignity that a family member deserves when they die?

Photo: Little bear takes the cake for cuteness

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:12:14 -0400

(image) Our photo of the day features a grinning bear cub frolicking in the water. We win!

Electronic toys impede language development in children

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:34:00 -0400

(image) Often marketed as educational, electronic toys have the opposite effect, resulting in parents and children speaking less to each other.

Tasteful French tiny house Ostara makes a grand entrance

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:27:17 -0400

(image) It's amazing what big doors can do to enlarge a small space.

10 extraordinary nature photos from the BigPicture photography competition

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:45:34 -0400

(image) From oddly sleeping whales to the surreal life of baby pandas, the winners of California Academy of Sciences’ photo contest show the majesty of life on Earth.

What will market-based electric vehicle charging look like?

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:30:19 -0400

(image) The gas station of the future might actually be a brewery.

New technology quickly turns food waste into fuel

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:58:32 -0400

(image) The process is so efficient it extracts all of the potential energy from the food scraps.

'What's your favorite mistake?' and other questions to get kids talking at the table

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:44:00 -0400

(image) Family dinners are supposed to be a place for deep, meaningful discussion, but it can be hard to get started.

How to make sun tea

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:38:00 -0400

(image) No energy is required for this slower, cooler brewing method that results in perfect iced tea.

Time to move to the moon, says Stephen Hawking

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:47:32 -0400

(image) Convinced that our time on Earth is short, the astrophysicist says we should (and could) hit the moon within 30 years.

Photo: Snowshoe hare caught in the act

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:29:38 -0400

(image) What? Nope ... it wasn't me eating the grass.

The palm's mortal enemy is devouring California's fronded icons

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:08:17 -0400

(image) With a taste for palm hearts and up for battle, the invasive weevil has invaded So Cal and appears eager to spread.

New carbon capture technology could help microbreweries recycle CO2 & cut costs

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:42:05 -0400

(image) A technology developed at a national lab for improving carbon capture at power plants may be able to help craft breweries capture and reuse CO2 from their fermentation processes, while also slashing costs.

Student's zero-waste architecture is grown with 'mushroom sausages'

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:09:48 -0400

(image) This designer has developed a technique where strong and lightweight structures are cultivated with mycelium and cardboard.

I'll take my cookbooks over an Internet full of recipes

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:57:00 -0400

(image) It's amazing to think how many recipes are online, but I'd prefer to stick with my old-fashioned cookbooks and recipe cards.

World's cutest baby turtle is part of an amazing story

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:39:10 -0400

(image) Asian giant softshell turtles were once thought to be extinct in the Mekong River; this little trooper is one of 150 hatchlings bringing them back.

U.S. gets 10 percent of energy from wind and solar for first time

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:35:00 -0400

(image) The milestone is cause for celebration.

Freitag Bags still going strong after 24 years

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:12:53 -0400

(image) A look at what we have always thought of as a model of sustainable product design

Scientists call for stricter limits on antimicrobial chemicals in household products

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:12:00 -0400

(image) Triclosan may have been banned in soap, but antimicrobials are still allowed in more than 2,000 other products, which is a big problem.

New compact electric cargo bike features modular hauling options and a 90+ mile range

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:34:54 -0400

(image) Choose a small basket, a big basket, or just a flat rack for either the front or the rear, depending on the cargo, and add a child seat to the back if needed.

Newly discovered fossils fill gaps in amphibian evolution

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:54:48 -0400

(image) The newfound fossils shed light on the early evolution of one of the planet’s most mysterious amphibians.