Soylent raises $20 million for its food-replacing smoothie

Soylent raises $20 million for its food-replacing smoothie

Who needs warm, delicious food when you can have nutritionally-balanced supplementary paste? That’s pretty much the whole idea behind Soylent, a two-year-old company that offers affordable alternatives to regular food that come in the form of a well-balanced smoothie. It may not sound appealing to some of you, but the company has remained profitable, pulling in millions of dollars a month through subscriptions, and it just pulled in $20 million in new funding in order to help expand its offerings. The funding couldn’t have come at a better … [Read More...]

Featured Story

Electric cars may soon be powered by autonomous “metal snakes”

Electric cars may soon be powered by autonomous “metal snakes”

If you were to take all of the inconveniences that come with owning an electric vehicle and make a list of them, I’m sure having to plug the vehicle into your wall when you come home would be somewhere at the bottom. Nonetheless, this miniscule inconvenience is still an inconvenience, which is why … [Read More...]

More Worldly Wonders

Farmers can use lasers to know exactly when to harvest fruit

Farmers can use lasers to know exactly when to harvest fruit

A new study published to Applied Optics on Wednesday reveals that team of researchers from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the Université de Bretagne Occidentale de Brest in France have developed a method that could enable farmers to harvest climacteric fruits, such as apples and bananas, at … [Read More...]

Greenhouse gases may be linked to increased rainfall in Africa

Greenhouse gases may be linked to increased rainfall in Africa

A new study published in Science Magazine earlier this week suggests that an influx of greenhouse gas concentrations several thousands years ago may have contributed to the massive increase in rainfall in Africa and that, according to Environmental News Network, modern greenhouse emissions could … [Read More...]

UK’s “biased” energy scheme gets taken to European court

UK’s “biased” energy scheme gets taken to European court

Tempus Energy, a British company whose goal is to cut consumer energy bills by helping them use cheaper power, has launched a legal challenge against the United Kingdom government in response to the capacity market, a scheme that’s designed to make sure there’s always enough back-up to meet peaks in … [Read More...]

BMW wants to expand its line-up of eco-friendly plug-in hybrids

BMW wants to expand its line-up of eco-friendly plug-in hybrids

BMW has announced that it will soon begin offering plug-in hybrid variants of its most popular vehicles models, including the best-selling 3-Series sedan, according to Autoblog. The German automaker also unveiled a new generation of BMW hybrid concept vehicles that are set to debut at the company's … [Read More...]

The American mastodon’s extinction might not have been humanity’s fault

The American mastodon’s extinction might not have been humanity’s fault

For the longest time, humans have been blamed for hunting the American mastodon, an ancient relative of the modern elephant, to extinction. However, new radiocarbon dating of fossils from North America suggests that the American mastodon’s extinction predates human colonization of the continent, … [Read More...]

France wants to eliminate carbon-spewing diesel-powered vehicles

France wants to eliminate carbon-spewing diesel-powered vehicles

France is going to kill off diesel-powered passenger vehicles, according to Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who announced his intention to begin eliminating them from the nation’s roads, according to a report from Reuters, as part of a broader environmental effort that will include implementing a … [Read More...]

UN climate discussions begin in Peru as temperatures continue to rise

UN climate discussions begin in Peru as temperatures continue to rise

The 20th session of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) began in Lima, Peru on Monday. Representatives from nearly 200 nations across the globe met in order to discuss how to slow, and potentially reverse, man-made global warming with the goal of producing a blueprint that can … [Read More...]

2015 GMC Sierra All-Terrain

Big, Bold, and Beautiful 2015 GMC Sierra All-Terrain

With almost 100 years of truck building and perfecting experience GM has been evolving their trucks for a long time and has worked to continuously offer as perfect a truck as possible. The GMC version of the truck is the Sierra and for 2015 this truck is makes a huge statement and sets a whole new … [Read More...]

First poop-powered bus launches in the UK

This bus uses human feces as an alternative energy source

The United Kingdom has launched its first bus that’s powered entirely by treated sewage and food waste, according to Quartz. The so-called “Bio-Bus” embarked on its maiden voyage on Thursday, running solely on the bio-methane gas that was produced by treating sewage and waste at a special plant … [Read More...]

House passes bill aimed at limiting “secret science” in the EPA

House passes bill aimed at limiting “secret science” in the EPA

The House of Representatives has passed legislation that prevents academic scientists on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Scientific Advisory committee from participating in "activities that directly or indirectly involve review of evaluation of their own work," as quoted by The … [Read More...]