Michael dEstries


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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.


These Colorized Photos of the Titanic are Stunning

in Arts/Culture, News, Top News

James Cameron did a pretty decent job recreating the Titanic in all of her glory for the 1997 blockbuster of the same name, but there’s nothing like seeing original photos

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This is our Sharpest View of the Night Sky Ever

in Environment, Featured, News, Science

A team of astronomers from around the world has created a new type of camera that captures the sharpest visible light images of our night sky yet. Developed over 20

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PETA Slams Obama Family for Not Adopting New Dog from Shelter

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

After hearing earlier this week that the Obama family had welcomed a new Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny, animal rescue activists promptly all rolled their eyes and wondered aloud, “WTF?” You see,

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Rare Blue Moon to Rise Tonight

in Entertainment, News, Science, Top News

While it’s not the dramatic image you’re thinking of in your head, tonight’s “Blue Moon” is technically correct in Astronomy terms. According to Weather.com, when tonight’s full moon rises to its

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‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper Says Diet Trumps Exercise

in Healthy Living, Lifestyle, News, Top News

Update: An earlier version of this article reported that Bob Harper was a vegan. As pointed out in the comments, he no longer is – having found the addition of

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White House Solar Panels Going Up THIS WEEK

in Causes, Environment, Featured, News, Top News

After nearly three years of “procurement phase” limbo, the Obama Administration this week quietly began installing solar panels on the roof of the White House. You read that correctly. It’s

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African Elephants May Be Extinct ‘Within 12 Years’

in Animals, Causes, News, Top News

Conservationist Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick. who heads the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi National Park, believes the current rate of elephant slaughter left unchecked will ultimately lead to the

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