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A Town Near Rome is Selling Old Homes for $1, a Trend Across Italy in Many Beautiful Villages

If you’re the mayor of a rustic 800 year-old town with just 1,000 people, how can you stop the town from fading away as young people move to the major cities? How about you sell all the empty properties for one euro? 44 towns in Italy are currently listed under the €1.00 House Project, which […]

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Boat-Plane Hybrid That Needs No Runway Could Transform Travel from LA to San Diego, Boston to NYC

The future of travel is bold, with a boat-plane hybrid set to transform short distance ferry services. From the Virgin Hyperloop to HAV carbon-free dirigibles to self-driving cars to, now, this, the REGENT “seaglider” is an electric transport plane that can do 180 mph, or around six-times the speed of a ferry, and with double the range […]

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Astonishing Peek Into Travels of Mammoth 17,000 Years Ago: A Diary Written in Their Tusks

An international research team has retraced the astonishing lifetime journey of an Arctic woolly mammoth, which covered enough of the Alaska landscape during its 28 years to almost circle the Earth twice. Scientists gathered unprecedented details of its life through analysis of a 17,000-year-old fossil from the University of Alaska Museum of the North. By […]

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Astronomers Spot Light From Behind a Black Hole for the First Time – Proving Einstein Right Again

When doing astronomy, you can’t blink, because the difference between a never-before-seen phenomenon, and just a regular day at the telescope can be as small as seeing faint X-rays turn into fainter X-rays for a short moment. That’s what happened when astrophysicist Dan Wilkins noticed, upon fixing his telescopes on the supermassive blackhole at the […]

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Google Maps Now Shows How Busy the Subway Cars Are – So People Can Avoid Pandemic Crowds

With the state of the pandemic varying across the globe, the new normal looks different depending on where you go. But no matter your situation, Google Maps has some helpful new tools to help you navigate and explore as safely as possible. It’s no surprise that transit ridership took a drastic plunge during the early […]

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One of the Biggest Myths About EVs is Busted in New Study

One of the biggest debates in modern automotive industry, that there are comparative or more greenhouse gasses produced through EVs and hybrid vehicles, looks to finally be settled after the release of a comprehensive review. Using a life cycle assessment (LCA), the measurement of every ounce of carbon created from the cradle to the grave […]

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Student Invents Toilet That Converts Poop into Energy – And Pays in Digital Currency if You Help to Fill it!

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, they say. Well, in a South Korean school, one man’s poo is another man’s pennies. The invention of a toilet that composts human excrement and turns it into methane biogas for use in the school’s energy system has the students there re-evaluating waste like never before, as the […]

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The Weirdness Of Dreams May Be Why We Have Them, Says New Theory of Dreaming

Inspired by techniques used to train deep neural networks, a neuroscience professor has argued for a new theory of dreams: the overfitted brain hypothesis. The hypothesis, from Erik Hoel at Tufts University, suggests that the strangeness of our dreams serves to help our brains better generalize our day-to-day experiences. “There’s obviously an incredible number of theories […]

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Puppies Are Born Ready to Communicate With And Understand Humans

In a bit a dreamland research, animal behaviorists at the University of Arizona got to study how 375 golden and Labrador retriever puppies performed at human communication tests. The study was done to examine whether human-canine communication, specifically pointing gestures, was an onboard biological ability, a learned trait through exposure to humans, and whether the […]

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The Area of Forests Regrown Since 2000 Covers the Size of France, Potentially Absorbing a Full Year of U.S. Emissions

The naturalist John Muir once said, in regards to the passage of the law that protected Yosemite Valley, that as a result “every pine tree will be waving his arms for joy.” It’s lovely to think how he’d remark on the news from WWF that the regeneration of natural forests around the world has covered […]

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