Abandoned Golf Courses Are Being Transformed into Solar Farms

Golf is a dying sport, and country club memberships are seen as an elitist relic of the past. But cultural changes are only one reason golf courses are falling out of favor: The chemical-laden, water-guzzling greens are especially irresponsible for areas hit by drought. Here’s an idea from Japan for those sunny green… » 7/07/15 3:02pm Today 3:02pm

University of Toronto Defends Class That Taught Anti-Vaccine Propaganda

Are you a student looking for a great health studies course? I’d suggest steering clear of the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. The school has recently become the laughingstock of the scientific community for a course that includes materials on the dangers of vaccines. Jenny McCarthy would be so proud. » 7/07/15 2:47pm Today 2:47pm

Tinder Wants You to Think You'll Boink a Celebrity

At last, no more roaming the streets of your town hoping Cupid’s arrow will guide you to that dreamy B-movie star or hot relative of the mayor. Because thanks to Tinder’s new Verified Profiles, those local celebrities on Tinder will now be verified—which, in theory, means your dream of dating them could come true! » 7/07/15 2:19pm Today 2:19pm

Today's Best Deals: Charging Gear, LED Bulbs, Powerful Router, & More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 7/07/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

This Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator Is Bad News for My Friends

I grew up watching Star Trek. In many cases, I speak in starship captain quotes and other Final Frontier sayings: “Make it so,”“he’s dead, Jim,” “Khan!” You name it. But this $150, bluetooth-equipped Star Trek communicator is going to enable my bad habits even further—and my friends will hate me for it. » 7/07/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

There Will Never Be Anything More Relaxing Than a Hot Tub Hammock

Think of the most comfortable, most relaxing place you’ve ever been. No matter where on earth that might have been, it can’t even begin to compare to how relaxing the Hydro Hammock must be. People love lounging in hammocks, and people love soaking in hot tubs, and finally the two have become one. » 7/07/15 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

Nike Has Their Own Air Force And Futuristic Air Base

Nike likes to say “Just Do It,” and when you look at all the crazy stuff the sportswear giant does, it may be more than just an empty slogan. If designers need input from athletes on new shoes, they prototype it with 3D printers. They test speed suits for Olympians in wind tunnels for 1,000 hours. And when they need… » 7/07/15 12:26pm Today 12:26pm

The Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Expands As Though It’s Floating When Lit 

The biggest question on everyone’s lips about the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro is whether or not they’ll be a huge disaster like Sochi. But at least we now know that the torch will be pretty neat, automatically expanding to reveal a series of colored sections as soon as it’s lit. » 7/07/15 12:15pm Today 12:15pm

How We'll Live on Mars: A Manifesto for Colonizing the Red Planet

For more than century, humans have imagined building colonies on Mars, and now settling the Red Planet is no longer a pipe dream—it’s something we might achieve in little over a decade. And many people, including the author of the new book How We’ll Live on Mars, believe our very survival as a species hinges on it.… » 7/07/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm