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Nuclear Fusion Will Not Save Us
Gizmodo.com

Last week, construction kicked off on the world’s largest experimental nuclear fusion reactor. It marked the start of a new era in the energy sector: The fossil fuel industry has historically dominated this arena, but renewable energy is quickly taking over. … more…

What every dog owner should know about biodegradable poop bags
Mashable

You see this face? Plump Pierogi. Image: Haley Henschel / Mashable That's the face of the No. 1 plastic bag consumer in my household. It belongs to Pierogi, my chonky Dachshund mix with googly eyes and punctual bowel movements. Every day at 7 a.… more…

Inside the final resting place of Tutankhamun's treasures
CNN

For almost a century, King Tutankhamun has been the poster boy for Ancient Egypt. His death mask was sublimely, breathtakingly crafted over 3,300 years ago from 24 pounds of beaten gold, with eyeliner of lapis lazuli and eyes of quartz and obsidian. more…

Australia's James Hardie nails profit forecast to U.S. renovation recovery - Reuters
Reuters

Australian building materials giant James Hardie Industries Plc on Tuesday forecast a potential rise in full year profit as it reported steady first quarter earnings due to Americans turning to home renovation in the COVID-19 pandemic. more…

Israel closes Gaza crossing after Palestinians launch incendiary balloons - Reuters
Reuters

Israel on Tuesday closed one of its main border crossings with the Gaza Strip after Palestinians launched incendiary balloons that set fire to areas on the Israeli frontier. more…

CANADA STOCKS-TSX tracks fall in energy stocks as oil slips, Trump imposes tariffs - Reuters
Reuters

Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil weakened on demand concerns due to a resurgence in coronavirus cases globally, and as U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on some Canadian aluminum products. more…

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX up against steady dollar; Upbeat economic data lifts Mexican peso - Reuters
Reuters

Mexico's peso rose on Tuesday after data showed industrial output rose in June in a sign of recovery following the coronavirus lockdown, while other Latin American currencies strengthened as the dollar held steady. The peso gained 0.3% as a rebound in ma… more…

Your seating options expand with your budget
Android Central

The adage "you get what you pay for" definitely holds for certain categories of products, like shoes, mattresses, and yes, office chairs. The simple fact is, the more you have available to spend (up to a point), the better chair you can buy. The range of opti… more…

I've tested all of Casper's new mattresses and I wouldn't recommend the Wave Hybrid because of its poor motion isolation, breathability, and edge support
Business Insider

<ul> <li> After testing all five of Casper's new mattresses, I wouldn't recommend the Casper Wave Hybrid. </li> <li>It was ultimately a little too firm for my preferred side-sleeping position, didn't dissipate heat well, and lacks the edge support and motion … more…

The best levels
Business Insider

<ul> <li>A level helps with everything from hanging pictures to laying tile. And if you want a job done right, it's always better to use the right tools rather than eyeballing it. </li> <li>The DeWalt DWo88LG Green Cross Line Laser is our top pick because its… more…

The best paintbrush you can buy for DIY projects
Business Insider

<ul> <li>Painting a room is a simple home upgrade that doesn't have to be a chore. With the right tools in hand, DIY interior painting can not only be easy, but even enjoyable. </li> <li>The Presa Premium 5-Piece Paint Brush Set is our top pick for the best p… more…

FTSE 100 index closes in red as European markets give back gains - Proactive Investors UK
Proactive Investors UK

Britain's top share benchmark finished down over 77 points, or 1.27%, at 6,026, while the pound was up 0.24% against the US dollar more…

Where I Work: Sarah Zames of General Assembly
Design-milk.com

For this Where I Work, we head to Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood to check in with Sarah Zames, founder of General Assembly, to see how and where she works. more…

Pair Creates Miniature Versions of Their Latest Workplace Furniture System
Design-milk.com

Francisco-based Pair got creative when NeoCon was cancelled – they made miniature versions and created clever workplace setups. more…

HAWT Wind Turbine Is Mostly 3D Printed
Hackaday

Wind turbines are a great source of renewable energy, and a great DIY project, too. They can be built with all kinds of materials and the barrier for entry is low for the beginner. [Fab] has built just such a device, taking advantage of modern construction te… more…

Boom Hopes to Reignite Supersonic Travel with XB-1
Hackaday

Since the last Concorde rolled to a stop in 2003, supersonic flight has been limited almost exclusively to military aircraft. Many have argued that it’s an example of our civilization seeming to slip backwards on the technological scale, akin to returning to … more…

Teardown: Orthofix SpinalStim
Hackaday

If you’ve ever had a particularly nasty fracture, your doctor may have prescribed the use of an electronic bone growth stimulator. These wearable devices produce a pulsed electromagnetic field around the bone, which has been shown to speed up the natural heal… more…

Lebanese Officials Resign as Protests Grow After the Massive Beirut Explosion
Time

Anti-government demonstrators blamed the elite for the chronic mismanagement and corruption that is believed to be behind the Beirut explosion. more…

How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast)
Freakonomics.com

Aisle upon aisle of fresh produce, cheap meat, and sugary cereal — a delicious embodiment of free-market capitalism, right? Not quite. The supermarket was in fact the endpoint of the U.S. government’s battle for agricultural abundance against the U.S.S.R. Our… more…

10 months after Hard Rock collapse, bodies inside to be removed
ABC News

Ten months after the Hard Rock collapse, bodies inside are expected to be removed. more…