Mother Nature Network - United States

How Google Glass is saving rhinos

Google Glass has a variety of features that allow users to do everything from read news and take photos to watch videos and tweet. But the wearable computer recently added a new capability: aiding conservation efforts.
The World Wildlife Fund has been exploring ways Google Glass can help save endangered species through Google’s Giving Through Glass initiative.

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 4:39 pm

Neanderthals had shallow gene pool, study says

Neanderthals were remarkably less genetically diverse than modern humans, with Neanderthal populations typically smaller and more isolated, researchers say.
Although Neanderthals underwent more genetic changes involving their skeletons, they had fewer such changes in behavior and pigmentation, scientists added.

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 2:10 pm

Mothers of invention: 6 indispensable items we use all the time that were created by women

Thomas Edison. Alexander Bell. James Dyson. Eli Whitney. Nikola Tesla. Ron Popeil.

Posted on 19 April 2014 @ 2:15 pm

Our toxic relationship with our gadgets [Infographic]

The more we come to rely on the latest, greatest gadgets, the more often obsolete technology ends up in landfills, contributing to a growing environmental problem.
Our toxic relationships with gadgets [Infographic]

Posted on 18 April 2014 @ 3:50 pm

Why researchers think Wikipedia can track the flu

By monitoring the number of times people look for flu information on Wikipedia, researchers may be better able to estimate the severity of a flu season, according to a new study.
Researchers created a new data-analysis system that looks at visits to Wikipedia articles, and found the system was able to estimate flu levels in the United States up to two weeks sooner than the flu data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were released.

Posted on 18 April 2014 @ 3:46 pm

Why that FarmVille rabbit looks like Natalie Portman

Did you know there have been almost 5,000 unique animals that have graced the fields of the Facebook phenomenon known as FarmVille? In fact, there have been more than 300 different types of sheep alone.

Posted on 17 April 2014 @ 2:32 pm

What’s the best way to reattach an ear? Leeches, apparently

A 19-year-old woman who lost her ear to a dog attack got it back with the help of a few leeches.

Posted on 17 April 2014 @ 2:19 pm

Environmental News Service - United States

Curiosity Lands on Mars Seeking Signs of Life

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:18 am

Chevron Faces Midnight Deadline in $19 Billion Ecuador Judgment

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:17 am

Bird Flu Jumps to Seals, Humans Could Be Next

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 5:16 am

China Braces for Record Third Typhoon in a Week

Posted on 7 August 2012 @ 4:41 am

Deforestation Slows Across Brazilian Amazon

Posted on 3 August 2012 @ 1:53 am

Enbridge Pipeline Spills Oil in Wisconsin

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:46 pm

Poll: Latino Voters Favor Clean Energy Economy

Posted on 1 August 2012 @ 11:45 pm

CNet - United States

Star Apps: Semi Precious Weapons

The rock band on the rise talks about “Aviation,” its new sound, and favorite apps.

Originally posted at The Download Blog

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 1:07 am

FileZilla review

Manage files on your server through stable, remote connections with a free desktop application.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 11:52 pm

Photo Pos Pro review

View, edit, and experiment with different types of images with this versatile photo editor.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 5:15 am

PDF to Word Converter review

Convert PDF documents to multiple additional formats with this straightforward utility app.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 5:11 am

Bitdefender Mobile Security review

Keep your Android device safe from malware and more with this free security suite.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 3:40 am

Clean Master review

Keep your Android device running smoothly and safely with this free system cleaner.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 3:36 am

McAfee Antivirus & Security review

Protect your Android device and data from viruses and theft with McAfee’s app.

Originally posted at Download Product Review

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 3:28 am

Ecoki - United States

Plants make your workplace better. Here’s why.

We’ve heard it before: indoor plants are good to have around–for more than just aesthetic reasons. They benefit us both as a productivity workforce and for our health, too. Here’s why you need to head over to the greenhouse:   Contaminants can’t thrive Think of it this we: we are constantly breathing the same air, […]

Posted on 19 January 2014 @ 7:59 pm

Making Your Home, Yard More Environmentally Friendly

The environment is perhaps the ultimate precious resource for humankind. It is understandable, then, that so many people are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, both in their homes and in their yards. By making subtle changes to the way we lead our lives, it can be possible to live more harmoniously with nature, minimizing our personal impact on […]

Posted on 29 November 2013 @ 12:34 pm

Lower heating costs for your wallet and the environment

Household heating costs are among the most significant monthly bills you have to tackle within your domestic budget. Aside from rent or mortgage repayments, the costs of utilities are a major expense for most ordinary homeowners, and any steps that can be taken to reduce these bills are welcome. Especially during tight economic times, keeping […]

Posted on 16 November 2013 @ 12:46 am

Investing In Green Properties In Dubai

Dubai has been one of the major global centers for real estate investment and development in recent years. A bustling commercial center, it has grown to become an essential destination for both business and leisure. At the same time, the drive for greener, more energy efficient homes worldwide has helped raise consciousness of our individual […]

Posted on 13 October 2013 @ 10:53 pm

Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips (so, so delicious)

Perhaps you’ve noticed an influx of kale chips cropping up on blogs and your supermarket shelves. Wondering which ones are the best? Rhythm Superfoods has it right. Since 2009, Rhythm Superfoods has been creating these delicious, nutritious chips, with providing taste and health benefits to customers who nosh on their product. Founder Keith Wahrer teams […]

Posted on 8 October 2013 @ 4:55 pm

Side Effects Of Oil Production Include Death

In the early hours of the morning of July 6th, 2013, patrons of the Musi-Café, a local bar in the center of Lac Megantic, Québec, were enjoying a late-night drink and conversation with friends. Then suddenly, at approximately 1:15 in the morning, a wall of flame over 100 feet high tore into the sky, signaling […]

Posted on 5 October 2013 @ 10:14 am

Green your Hallowe’en with the Rainforest Alliance

Hallowe’en is quickly approaching but there’s a lot more to it than bags of candy and carving out ghoulish pumpkins to make creative jack o’ lanterns. In fact, it can be pretty sustainable, as well. Our friends at the Rainforest Alliance have put together five tips to green your hallowe’en that cover everything you need, […]

Posted on 2 October 2013 @ 5:51 pm

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