Microsoft Japan Says Four-Day Work Week Experiment Led to a 40 Percent Increase in...

This past August, all Microsoft Japan employees participated in the “Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019,” during which they conducted all meetings in 30 minutes or less, replaced face-to-face conversations with virtual...

HOW TO MAKE FABRIC FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES

Make no mistake: Recycled fabrics are the most sustainable fabrics you can find. “Ya, but recycled fabrics still use so much energy to convert old stuff into new fabric…” Yes, but...

Thailand is betting big on cannabis. Visit its first legal lab.

The unraveling of harsh anti-pot laws across the world is finally coming to Asia. In East and Southeast Asia, democracies and dictatorships alike have long skewed toward severe penalties for marijuana...

‘The Most Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Bill Ever’ Introduced in Congress

A new bipartisan bill to remove cannabis from the schedule of controlled substances has just been introduced in the U.S. Congress. The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement Act (the MORE Act)...

Why is space so cold if the sun is so hot?

Why is space so cold if the sun is so hot? Excellent question. Unlike our mild habitat here on Earth, our solar system is full of temperature extremes. The sun is a...

Kumkum to create green energy! Indian scientists develop low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using vermilion...

Scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The dye-sensitised solar cell (DSSC) is based on...

The dark history behind Halloween is even more chilling than you realized

Halloween is the spookiest night of the year. It's also a boon to the retail industry. In the US, spending on costumes and candy may reach a record high this year, Business...

First marijuana restaurant in West Hollywood, California

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The food at West Hollywood’s first weed restaurant, Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, isn’t actually infused with weed. But the cuisine could certainly be described as cannabis complementary. There...

Two-by-fours are not actually 2-by-4—here’s why

There’s an entire subgenre of American humor derived from carefully placing the punchline into the question itself. For example, the answer to the legendary not-joke “Who’s buried at Grant’s Tomb?” is,...

Home prices in some Virginia suburbs have shot up $100,000. Thank Amazon

Home prices in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., have jumped more than $100,000 since Amazon announced last year that it planned to build a corporate headquarters in Crystal City,...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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