Civil conflicts tend to crop up in countries with lots of young people and not enough jobs. See: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, and the Palestinian territories.
The internet is full of makers, creating homebrewed technology out of stuff they have lying around, but every so often someone makes a thing that I can totally see as the centerpiece of tomorrow’s science-fiction …
A reader asks if it does the planet any good to buy a used computer rather than a new one. Umbra takes a byte out of the question.
This photo is from 2011, but we just saw it going around the internet, and we kind of want a poster to hang up in the office.
If you need an excuse to love the planet, just hang around NASA’s site for a while — the images they post make it kind of hard not to feel awed about the Earth.
Bottled water is often just tap water in a bottle. A new store is basing their entire business plan on that concept: They sell nothing but bottled tap water.
A group of researchers looked at health surveys covering 89 percent of the world’s population and came to a surprising conclusion — Americans are not the least active people on the planet. Six in 10 …
In her newest video, "The Story of Change," Annie Leonard argues that conscious consumerism is a great place to start, but a terrible place to stop.
Watch Jillian Owens transform old doozies into fashion do's.