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Two New Department of Energy Projects Want to Fuel Cars With Seaweed


Seaweed Engines The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is going blue, investing in what could be a biofuel alternative to fossil fuels. The department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is funding two technologies that will attempt to make large scale production and cultivation of macroalgae—the technical term for seaweed—possible.

Can transgender students go to women's colleges? Across the country, the answer is evolving.


Women's colleges are broadening their mission to include transgender students. This chart brings all their policies together.

UPDATE: Company Apologizes To Customer Who Found Employee ID Badge In Her Jerky

Earlier, we brought you the tale of a Consumerist reader who was stymied by the presence of what appeared to be an employee ID badge in a bag of beef jerky she’d purchased.

A Better-Looking Dinner Table From The Designer Behind Apple’s Early Computer Graphics

Bitmap icons lay the foundation for Susan Kare's latest design. Read More »

NUT BARS


My sister in law made these for a family picnic last weekend and Hugh hasn't stopped talking about them.

The scientific reason why sleep deprivation *might* make you happier

Sleep deprivation has been shown time and time again to do nothing but bad things for your body: It can make you feel irritable, have problems making decisions, and it can even lead to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Jamie Dimon is being accused of market abuse in Sweden for badmouthing bitcoin


Remember when Jamie Dimon called bitcoin “a fraud” a week ago? Well, it turns out that the JPMorgan chief executive could have been flouting European market abuse laws by shooting his mouth off.

To save Pepe the Frog from the alt-right, his creator has invoked copyright law’s darker side


Matt Furie has issued DMCA takedowns against alt-right websites using Pepe’s likeness. The fair use implications are troubling.

National Dine Out Day Will Raise Money For Hurricane Relief


Unsplash National Dine Out Day is October 2nd, and most of us need little excuse to ditch the stove for one night.

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Feared That Trump Would Make ‘Inappropriate’ Requests Over The Phone


Getty Image Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara became a household name in political circles when he famously refused to resign per Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s orders.

Donald Trump wants to lead a 21st century scramble for Africa—but he doesn’t know how


Eight months into his term, president Donald Trump made his first Africa policy speech on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

A Poem by Meghan O'Rourke

Poem for My Son You were of the earth, like a lentil. The taste of quince, a revulsion at meat. The others were like a dream that scores the body long after waking— But you were sour spit, a pinched pain in the right hip.

Dialogue


Dialogue is a CRM for managers and their teams. Relationship building is focused around individual 1:1 conversations between manager and employee.

Full trailer for Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs released


Earlier today we wrote about Wes Anderson’s 30 second teaser for his upcoming film Isle of Dogs. Now, the time has come to feast your eyes on a whole two-and-a-half minutes!

Google Just Announced a $1.1 Billion Deal with HTC to Challenge the Apple Empire


Google’s Emerging Hardware Business In a joint statement Wednesday evening, Google and HTC announced their $1.1 billion cooperation agreement.

Wes Anderson goes to Japan in the 'Isle of Dogs' trailer


Eight years after Fantastic Mr. Fox, Wes Anderson is once again diving into stop-motion animation – and the results look just as good as you'd expect.

How to give yourself a healthy fall reboot

September can be an extreme wakeup call—from turning off your OOO email notification to re-learning the intricacies of packing a healthy lunch.

The Switch and VR represent new audiences for Bethesda


For years, Bethesda has been making games for mature audiences that seem diametrically opposed to the audiences for Nintendo products.

To save the planet, scientists figured out how to fix cow farts

From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News The secret to climate-friendly cattle. An award-winning study explains how to breed cows that produce significantly less methane when they burp and fart.

Why I Pulled Back From Natural Parenting


There’s a baby shampoo ad circulating that, likely to the chagrin of essential oil distributors everywhere, implies that “safe” and “natural” aren’t synonymous.


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