Say what you want about it, but solar energy is becoming dirt cheap

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Solar is becoming cheaper – fast.

Brilliant pictures show life through a tent door

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A photo posted by Michael Patrick (@mike_pgregory) on Jun 8, 2015 at 6:07am PDT Few things in life are as rewarding as leaving everything behind and going camping. The sheer serenity and pleasure that often accompanies camping is something that’s hard to rival – and hard to replace. I was quite happy to see the #ourcamplife tag blooming on Instagram, with

Thirty three lions rescued from South American circuses and brought to African sanctuary

Animals don't belong in a circus.

Lions previously held by circuses across South America were rescued and will be flown back to Africa, where they will spend the rest of their days in a safe sanctuary. It almost seems like a fairy-tale ending – after spending most or all of their life trapped in circuses in appalling conditions, these lions will finally get the chance to

SpaceX wants to send a Red Dragon to Mars as early as 2018

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All aboard the hype train!

CERN just released 300 TB of LHC data online

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For the amateur physicists out there, I have some great news: CERN just made the biggest data dump in the history of particle physics, sharing 300 TB of Large Hadron Collider (LHC) data online. It’s completely free, and it’s high quality data too, from the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the LHC. Anyone can access it, and if you’re into particle physics

Driverless trucks are coming – and they’re going to automate millions of jobs

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Six convoys of semi-automated, smart trucks drove across Europe, arriving at Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.

Venezuela orders 2-day work week in desperate attempt to stave off power crisis

Venezuela is undergoing a severe economic crisis, as well as constant power outages.

Venezuela’s public workers will only work on Mondays and Tuesdays as the country falls deeper into crisis.

England’s doctors go on first-ever all-out strike after disgraceful government measures

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Thousands of junior doctors (the rough equivalent of a resident in the US) walked out of hospitals and emergency wards to protest against borderline inhuman measures implemented by the government. It’s the first time in English history since an all-out strike was carried out. The NHS said “military level” contingency planning had been carried out to protect patient safety during

Suffering from anxiety? Breathe and watch this GIF – it’ll help you

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  The GIF was first posted by Dr. Christina Hibbert, a clinical psychologist and author of several books. I’m not sure if it helps with anxiety, but it’s quite satisfying to watch – over and over again. It starts out as a simple line, then blooms into a triangle, then a square, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon and octagon. MNN reached out to

Ikea resumes selling solar panels in the UK

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Ikea made it much easier for British people to green their homes – for a while. Then, after the government reduced subsidies for renewable energy, the company quietly stopped selling the panels, and now they’ve resumed them again. Why Ikea selling solar panels matters When Ikea starts selling something, it’s safe to say it’s become mainstream. Initially, the company said that the