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This Aussie Family Pays 59 Cents A Day For Power Thanks To The Tesla Powerwall

The Pfitzner family have received their first quarterly energy bill since Natural Solar installed their Tesla Powerwall and solar system in January 2016, with the price for their power plummeting from $660, to a mere $40.46 in energy charges.

That’s a payback period of an extraordinary 6-7 years on the system.


Researchers Just Solved One Of The Big Paradoxes About Jupiter's Atmosphere

There’s a mystery above Jupiter. The planet is five times farther from the sun than Earth is — and yet has similar atmospheric temperatures to our own. So where’s all that extra heat coming from? It turns out, Jupiter may have a second heat source in its Big Red Spot.


Here's A New Reason Bees Are Dying At An Alarming Rate

At the beginning of Bee Movie, Jerry Seinfeld explains in a voiceover, “According to all known laws of aviation”, bees should not be able to fly. But the bee flies anyway “because bees don’t care what humans think is impossible.”


Why The New Version Of The Tick Is Going To Be So Different

Ben Edlund has a great laugh. Several of them, actually. One of them sounds like the sarcastic giggle of a skinny kid who used to insult his tormentors in ways that they wouldn’t even understand. There’s another kind of tittering that rings with nostalgia, as he thinks about elements from previous adaptations of The Tick. The laughter I heard the most was the excited cackle that came up when he discussed his new plans for his signature creation.


A New Species Of Beaked Whale Has Been Discovered In The Pacific

Did you know that beaked whales are a thing, and that they’re more than just giant, weird-looking dolphin clones?


This Robotic Crawler Helps Babies At Risk For Cerebral Palsy 

Robotics and AI often get a bad rap for the whole destroyer of the human race thing. But when you watch a motorised machine help a baby crawl, you can’t help put feel like robots aren’t so bad after all. And that’s exactly the kind of machine that researchers at the University of Oklahoma built.


Divers Just Found A Sweet Tub Of Cheese In A 17th-Century Shipwreck

An on-going excavation of a Swedish warship sunk in the 17th century recently yielded quite the haul. The newly found treasure includes gold coins, a diamond ring and a 340-year-old pot of cheese. Truly, the ocean is full of wonders.


Thursday's Must-Read Stories

Every evening, we wrap up the day’s must-read stories in one place for you to easily check out. If you’ve been off the grid all day, jump in here and catch up on current events.

How Much You Need To Exercise To Make Up For Sitting All Day There’s been a lot of finger-wagging of late about the health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day.

Something Is Erasing The Craters On Ceres Ceres, the tiny asteroid belt world we’ve come to know and love through NASA’s Dawn mission, seems to delight in mysteries.

The Case Against Netflix’s Binge-Watching Model I love binge-watching TV as much as the next obsessive.

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Rich People Get Free* Houses In Silicon Valley

Are you a fresh-faced brogrammer with no money to spend on a house, but have a promising job at a company like Google, Twitter or Facebook? You could be in luck.


Something Is Erasing The Craters On Ceres

Ceres, the tiny asteroid belt world we’ve come to know and love through NASA’s Dawn mission, seems to delight in mysteries, from flickering bright spots to unexpected ocean minerals. Now, astronomers have discovered yet another puzzle while examining images of Ceres’ surface. Something has been erasing its craters.


Virtual 3D Oil Painting Perfectly Simulates How The Brush, Paint And Canvas Interact

Nvidia and Adobe teamed up to develop a 3D-painting app that is sure to become an essential tool for modern day art forgers. The software accurately simulates the 3D texture of oil paints, and how the bristles of a brush work to smear it across a canvas.


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