Study: One of the Keys to a Happy Life is Being a Generous Person

A recent study suggests that being generous not only makes you feel good, it changes the region of the brain associated with happiness and altruism.


Think Outside the Box: 2-Acre Shipping-Container Farm Feeds 150

Farm From a Box comes in a storage container and provides everything you need for a 2-acre, off-grid farm capable of feeding 150 people.


China Now Home to the World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

China’s Anhui province is home to the world’s largest floating solar plant. The plant’s 160,000 solar panels will provide power to 15,000 homes.


Study: People Eating 1 of These a Day are ‘35% Less Likely to be Obese’

A pear a day keeps the fat away, according to a study showing people who eat 1 medium-sized pear a day are 35% less likely to be obese.


Brain Scans Catch Autism Months Before Symptoms Appear

In a new study, researchers were able to predict with up to 85% accuracy which infants would go on to develop autism based on MRI scans.


These Fun and Simple Activities can Delay Death, Study Shows

Research suggests that exercise can reduce your risk of cardiovascular death (heart disease or stroke) by 28%. Time to swim, do aerobics, and play racquetball!


Eco Artists Build Interactive Dive Site that Doubles as Artificial Coral Reef

A group of artists and others constructed, then sank, a giant octopus aboard a rehabbed WWII-era boat to help save coral reefs off the British Virgin Islands.


Italian Designers Bank on Future Cemeteries Filled with Trees, not Coffins

A project under development in Italy allows people to be buried in biodegradable “pods” that serve as nourishment for a tree planted on top.


Soda is No Longer America’s Favorite Beverage

Soda no longer tops the list of Americans’ favorite beverages; it has been replaced by bottled water.


Going Green: Anheuser-Busch to Use Only Renewable Energy Sources by 2025

Anheuser-Busch, the world’s largest beer maker, says it will go green by switching to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2025.


U.S. Bumblebee Gets Federal Protection … Finally

After a more than month-long delay and much concern, the rusty patched bumblebee has finally been added to the endangered species list.


Victory: KFC Pledges to Use Antibiotic-Free Chicken by 2018

In another victorious move for the public, KFC has announced that it will stop using chickens that were given antibiotics in the U.S. by the end of 2018.


This County Cut Sugary Drink Sales by 20% Without a Soda Tax

Howard County, Maryland cut soda and fruit sales by 20 and 15 percent, respectively, between January 2013 and December 2015 WITHOUT levying a soda tax.


Italian Farmers Turn to Cannabis to Fight Soil Contamination

Farmers in a region of Italy have a unique use for cannabis. It seems that the low-THC hemp helps decontaminate polluted soil. Here is how.


California Desert “Superbloom” is Rare and Beautiful

A superbloom (profusion) of wildflowers has occurred in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and will be visible until late March 2017.


General Mills Offers 100 Million Free Wildflower Seeds to #BringBacktheBees

Cheerios gave away 1 billion wildflower seeds, far surpassing its goal of 100 million, as part of a campaign to increase bee populations.


IKEA Launches Sustainable DIY Indoor Garden

Continuing its trend of offering environmentally-friendly products, IKEA has developed an indoor grow room that can feed a whole neighborhood.