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Nobel Week 2015

So, once again, the Nobel week is upon us. And one of the topics of conversations for the “water cooler chat” in physics departments around the world is speculations on who (besides the infamous Hungarian “physicist” — sorry for the insider joke, I can elaborate on that if asked) would get the Nobel Prize in

Water Trends: Looking into Water’s Crystal Ball

Having been involved in the business of water for going on 30 years now, it is clear to me that four significant water-related trends are now evolving here in the US and in many other industrialized parts of the world. Some of these trends you may already be aware of or suspect they are developing; […]

WaterStillar readies roll-out of scaleable solar water distiller

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In a bid to help bring greater access to clean drinking water to the developing world, WaterStillar has created a solar-distillation system designed to produce clean drinking water from almost any source. Conceived as a cheap, efficient,...Show More Summary

Question for the Ages: Which Version of Águas de Março Really Is the Greatest?

yesterdayNews : James Fallows

Following an item this week on the world’s greatest song, or one of them, some followup discussion on the song (Águas de Março, “Waters of March”), its composer (the great Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim), and the rich variety of recordings available. 1) A hypnotically simple version. Show More Summary

Does the World Bank's "Success Story" on Dams Still Hold Water?

The Nam Theun 2 reservoir in Laos Co-authored with Josh Klemm, Policy Analyst, International Rivers The World Bank will hold its Annual Meetings next week in Lima, in the face of stiff competition from new lenders like the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Show More Summary

Mmmmm, Pancakes!

File this one under QTE Food For A Great Cause, People. Brady Phelps is a chef with a plan. He has started a campaign for charity: water where they give 100% of all donations to clean water projects around the world (primarily Africa). He says, “If anyone makes a $100 donation, I’ll make and send […]

Ecolab Is First in World to Receive Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard Certification

Ecolab’s manufacturing plant in Taicang, China, is the first site in the world to be independently certified under the Alliance for Water Stewardship’s global standard for water stewardship. The ASW Standard is an ISEAL-compliant framework developed to promote sustainable freshwater use and to evaluate water stewardship practices. Show More Summary

Gizmodo Movie Night: 15 Mars, Moon And Space Movies And TV Shows That Are Out Of This World

It’s almost the weekend, and that means you should book in another Gizmodo movie night. It’s been a big couple of weeks for the red planet, with the recent discovery of flowing water and this week’s cinematic debut of The Martian, so step into your space suit — these are the best Martian, moon and space TV shows and movies streaming online right now. More »      

Cayman Islands: Will They Pave Paradise?

Around the world we are seeing evidence of coral decline due to bleaching, pollution, change in water temperature and myriad other factors. SCUBA divers pay for special certifications to maintain perfect buoyancy lest their fin kick a sea fan or their hand make contact with a coral head. Show More Summary

19 Solar System Costumes That Are Out of This World

If you love geeking out over anything space related like the discovery of water on Mars or that incredible photo of Pluto, this is definitely the year to show off your love of the galaxy for Halloween. Since 2015 continues to be a big year for space, dressing up like a shiny star or bright-faced sun won't be random or odd at all. Show More Summary

Hold Your Breath, Dance Under Water

The world's first ever underwater dance performance 'Drops of Breath' has been in Greece last weekend.

1200 Techniques - Flow is Trouble (Ft. Ghostface Killah)

Sounds like: Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, Chance Waters Song: 1200 Techniques - Flow is Trouble (Ft. Ghostface Killah) What's so good? There's a massive gap between Australian hip-hop and the rest of the rap world. The local hip-hop community...Show More Summary

A Global Call for 'Inclusive' Growth

In the last 15 years, we have seen impressive progress in global development. The world has cut in half the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day. More people have access to clean water. And more girls are in school.

Adaptive Reuse: Lovely 1913 Water Tower Now Boasts Bar, Cafe, Climbing Wall

Photo by ???????Zsolt Batár via The Spaces Old water towers have been transformed into some awesome homes around the world and now, in the major Hungarian city of Debrecen, one such structure has also become a rad new local attraction....

Refugee Crisis on Leros -- Report From the Ground

In the middle of the swirling chaos of the World, stand still. She will show you what is yours to do. After a 4-day "layover" on the island of Farmakonisi with no food, water or shelter, hundreds of hungry, sea-ravaged men, women, and...Show More Summary

Matt Damon Clarifies Comments On Actors And The Closet, Tells Ellen He Was Quoted Out Of Context

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Matt Damon has a message for the world: Contrary to what you’ve read, he does not believe gay actors should stay in the closet. The decidedly pro-gay actor found himself in hot water this week for comments he made in an interview with the Guardian. “In terms of actors,” Damon said, “I think you’re a better actor the less people know […]

"A nation of tall cheese-eaters."

BBC looks into why the Dutch are now the tallest people in the world.Four hundred years ago, much of the country lay under water, and much of the rest was swampy marshland. "The buttock of the world", was how one 17th-Century visitor described it, "full of veines and bloud, but no bones". Show More Summary

Front page of the day: There’s water

A sweeping and detailed image of Mars made front pages around the world on Tuesday after scientists from NASA reported that there’s water on the planet. Today’s front page comes from The Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, which instead zoomed out on the red planet. Here’s a collection of fronts from the U.S. Show More Summary

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday. 1. NASA has confirmed the existence of flowing water on Mars. 2. Four British jihadis who joined ISIS have been hit with UN sanctions. It's the first time Britain has submitted names to the UN sanctions list in 10 years. 3. Show More Summary

New Zealand to create giant South Pacific sanctuary, banning fishing and mining

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Waters north of New Zealand are set to become one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries, covering an area roughly the size of France, with a full ban on fishing and mining, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key said at the United Nations on Monday.

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