The World Is Watching Germany, And There’s 1 Big, Bright Reason Why

We're all seriously starting to think about how we'll power our stuff in the future — the math's gotten simple enough even for me. So is solar power a cruel fantasy or a real thing?

The World Is Watching Germany, And There’s 1 Big, Bright Reason Why

As our supplies of oil dwindle, many possible solutions keep getting thrown around. If you care about our energy future, you're left wondering whether any of these things are really possible. So it's heartening to learn that a 100% solar future is probably doable, even if it's by no means a no-brainer. It'll also require a real commitment from people and governments all over the world.


Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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