Is human civilization Earth’s first?

by Robby Berman (NASA Goddard and Steve Byrne) Is human civilization Earth’s first? A paper recently published in International Journal of Astrobiology asks a fascinating question: “Would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record?” Put another way, “How …

Off-grid cabin opens up to the elements

Off-grid cabin opens up to the elements Istanbul-based Architecture and Ideas recently installed this interesting little prefabricated cabin near the Turkish/Greek border. Configured to run off-the-grid, the aptly-named Cabin on the Border can also be opened up to the outside with a large …

Permian Basin Becoming the World’s Largest Oil Field

by Ben B.Boothe, Sr. | ‎Monday, May 7, 2018, 11:16 AM (CDT) THE PERMIAN BASIN “WILL PROBABLY BECOME THE WORLD’S LARGEST OIL PATCH,” says Bloomberg, drawing from research of the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If someone asks that basic Wall Street question in …

How a “virus cocktail” can help wash away food poisoning

How a “virus cocktail” can help wash away food poisoning   Michael Irving —  Drinking a “virus cocktail” loaded with bacteriophages could eventually help get rid of bad bacteria in your gut, while leaving the beneficial bugs alone (Credit: auntspray/Depositphotos) Food poisoning is far from …