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We Are From The Future...

Science behind the photosynthesis bit: "Energy transfer in light-harvesting macromolecules is assisted by specific vibrational motions of the chromophores," said Alexandra Olaya-Castro (UCL...

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Getting a handle on how much Cosmic Dust hits the Earth

Does Earth have a dust build-up problem? Estimates vary of how much cosmic dust and meteorites enter Earth’s atmosphere each day, but range anywhere from 5 to 300 metric tons, with estimates...

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For one man, a $50 3D printed hand beats a $42,000 prosthetic

Man who lived his whole life without a left hand finds that a cheap printed hand is better than the one he paid $42,000...

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Watch How Walmart's Prices Would Change if Their Employees Were Paid a Living Wage

How Walmart Takes $300,000,000 in Food Stamps at Their Own Stores From Their Own Underpaid Employees - And How a 1¢ Price Increase Changes Everything... Walmart is the single biggest...

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7 things we've learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Earth Day was started in 1970 in order to get people thinking about the environment and the urgent need to protect it. That hasn't gone so well. We've since emitted more carbon dioxide than we...

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Utah is Ending Homelessness by Giving People Homes

It seems a tragic paradox that there are more empty houses in the United States than there are homeless people, yet 1,75,000 individuals still remain on the street, and almost 1/3 of them go hungry...

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Resolution to overturn Citizens United

Since 1978, corporations have been pumping money into politics, following a Supreme Court decision that endowed corporations with the same rights as citizens. From that decision, income inequality...

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Novel Open Source Seed Pledge aims to keep new vegetable and grain varieties free for all

This week, scientists, farmers and sustainable food systems advocates will gather on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to celebrate an unusual group of honored guests: 29 new varieties of...

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Apple launches 'Better' environmental campaign with Tim Cook-narrated video

"Better. It's a powerful word, and a powerful ideal," Cook says to open the video. "It makes us look at the world and want more than anything to change it for the better. To innovate, improve, to...

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Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass 'Disk' That Can Store Data Forever

A simple square of glass may hold the key to the vexing problem of storing data indefinitely. Developed by Hitachi, the technology prints a binary series of dots upon a sliver of quartz glass which...

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A print newspaper generated by robots: Is this the future of media or just a sideshow?

What if you could pick up a printed newspaper, but instead of a handful of stories hand-picked by a secret cabal of senior editors in a dingy newsroom somewhere, it had pieces that were selected...

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The Trend Line: Four Percent of Americans Are Newly Insured in 2014

Four percent of Americans are newly insured this year, reporting that they have health insurance now but did not last year. A little more than half of that group, or 2.1% of the U.S. population,...

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See the Full Story of How Paul Walker Put a Young U.S. Veteran's Fiancé's Wedding Ring on His Tab

CNN confirmed story: When Walker saw a young U.S. military veteran shopping with his fiance for a wedding ring, Paul went to the manager and said "Put that girl's ring on my tab." "The groom was...

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MIT Unveils Seawater-Cooled Floating Nuclear Power Plant That Can Withstand Earthquakes and Tsunamis

MIT has unveiled designs for an earthquake and tsunami-proof nuclear power plant. Similar in design to platforms used for offshore oil drilling, the floating power plant would use the surrounding...

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Glow in the dark road unveiled in the Netherlands

The first glow-in-the-dark highway was unveiled today in Holland. The 1600-feet stretch of road has been coated with a “photo-luminising” powder that uses sunlight to power-up during daytime and...

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