Infinity Seat is barely there, but it’s big on comfort

By Ben Coxworth – – The Infinity Seat E2 hit the market this year. (Credit: Ben Coxworth/New Atlas). It was back in 2013 that California chiropractor and triathlete Vincent Marcel took to Kickstarter, to finance production of his bizarre-looking but supposedly very comfortable …

One-third of all slavery is visible from space

Advances in satellite imagery are shining a light. By Matt Davis –  – Today, there are 40.3 million slaves on the planet, more than the number of people living in Canada. Slavery can be hard to find, but it commonly occurs in several …

 

Another use for your unwanted eggshells – energy storage

By Ben Coxworth – – Researchers study the eggshell material, with some help from a scanning electron microscope. (Credit: Daniel Messling, HIU/KIT). They’ve been used as a rubber additive, a carbon-capture medium and a bioplastic ingredient. Now, discarded eggshells may have yet another use. …

Cahokia: North America’s massive, ancient city

It was a sprawling civilization. By Matt Davis –  – Near modern-day St. Louis, Missouri, you can find towering mounds of earth that were once the product of a vast North American culture. Cahokia was the largest city built by this Native American …

 

Electric Mountain Cart takes disabled riders off-road

By Paul Ridden – – The EV4 Mountain Cart was developed with input from a disabled extreme athlete, and has been tested in snowy Polish mountains and on jump tracks. (Credit: EV4). Jack Skopinski’s rivet-packing electric trikes and four-wheelers like to tilt. It’s become something …

All hail!

San Francisco’s monarch who once “ruled” America.     Joshua Norton lost his wealth and his mind before declaring himself Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico in 1859. His first act as emperor was to abolish Congress and the Republican …

 

Jordan Peterson on why you need to clean your room

Sometimes the basics really matter. By Derek Beres –   Jordan Peterson believes that only by taking care of your immediate environment can you then move onto bigger challenges. The idea stems from millennials who want to change capitalist economic structures though can …

Putting coal in its place

Scientists can now turn CO2 in the air into solid coal. Scientists have created a method to convert carbon dioxide back into solid coal, a breakthrough that could change the ways carbon is removed from the atmosphere and permanently stored. “While we can’t …

10 Mysterious Ancient Inventions Science Still Can’t Explain

By Kellen Perry –  1.4M views 10 items – Googling “mysterious ancient discoveries” or “unexplained ancient inventions” leads to dozens of sites listing artifacts supposedly so baffling the only possible answer could be aliens, time travel, the paranormal, the Iluminati, or aliens. Wait – did …

Ultra-simple tiny house built for under $1,500

  By Adam Williams – – As you’d probably guess, the $1,500 cost doesn’t include the purchase of any land and Greenfield has his tiny house installed in someone else’s garden in Orlando. (Credit: Rob Greenfield). Adventurer, environmental activist and “Dude Making a …

Therapeutic human protein grown in tobacco plants

  By Ben Coxworth – – Tony Jevnikar (left) and Shengwu Ma are affiliated with both Western University and the Lawson Health Research Institute.  (Credit: Western University). Made by our kidneys, interleukin 37 (IL-37) is a protein that has powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing …

Cryptocurrency in 2019: Things to Expect

Image Source.   Cryptocurrencies continue to surprise us with their behavior through the years. Amidst all the instability and unpredictability in terms of performance, trading, litigation, regulation, and taxation, miners and investors brave the odds and explore what these cryptocurrencies have to offer. …

The world’s watersheds, mapped in gorgeous detail

Hungarian cartographer travels the world while mapping its treasures. By Frank Jacobs – – Simple idea, stunning result: the world’s watersheds in glorious colors. The maps are the work of Hungarian cartographer Robert Szucs. His job: to travel and map the world, one …

Infinity Seat is barely there, but it’s big on comfort

By Ben Coxworth – – The Infinity Seat E2 hit the market this year. (Credit: Ben Coxworth/New Atlas). It was back in 2013 that California chiropractor and triathlete Vincent Marcel took to Kickstarter, to finance production of his bizarre-looking but supposedly very comfortable …

One-third of all slavery is visible from space

Advances in satellite imagery are shining a light. By Matt Davis –  – Today, there are 40.3 million slaves on the planet, more than the number of people living in Canada. Slavery can be hard to find, but it commonly occurs in several …

Another use for your unwanted eggshells – energy storage

By Ben Coxworth – – Researchers study the eggshell material, with some help from a scanning electron microscope. (Credit: Daniel Messling, HIU/KIT). They’ve been used as a rubber additive, a carbon-capture medium and a bioplastic ingredient. Now, discarded eggshells may have yet another use. …

Cahokia: North America’s massive, ancient city

It was a sprawling civilization. By Matt Davis –  – Near modern-day St. Louis, Missouri, you can find towering mounds of earth that were once the product of a vast North American culture. Cahokia was the largest city built by this Native American …

Electric Mountain Cart takes disabled riders off-road

By Paul Ridden – – The EV4 Mountain Cart was developed with input from a disabled extreme athlete, and has been tested in snowy Polish mountains and on jump tracks. (Credit: EV4). Jack Skopinski’s rivet-packing electric trikes and four-wheelers like to tilt. It’s become something …