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Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea party

Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea party

The snow just won’t stop in Boston. In the last 30 days, six feet of the fluffy stuff have rained down on the Boston area. It’s OK, they’re used to it. But they are having a problem figuring it out

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UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

Enjoy Britain’s national parks while you can, because they may soon be forever changed by shale gas exploration. UK lawmakers have amended earlier legislation to allow for fracking in protected areas,

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Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area market

Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area market

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating after an alarmed customer found whole, dead, frozen raccoons for sale in her local Asian market. It's difficult to discern exactly what

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World’s largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from space

World’s largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from space

New images show an algal bloom in the Caspian sea that's so big it can be seen from space. The recently released images taken by South Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite in 2012 show green waters in a shallow

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China’s replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes

China’s replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes

China is now well established as the world capital of Duplitecture, with everything from its own rendition of the Eiffel Tower to a mock Venice. But the mock Wall Street financial district, constructed at

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NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

Following last year's debut of the saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine, NanoFlowCell has revealed a redesigned version of the concept, that is now dubbed the Quant F.

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PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California

PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California

California has detailed to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the state by 2025, which will help meet California's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels

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The UK’s Lutz pod is the most adorable self-driving car to date

The UK’s Lutz pod is the most adorable self-driving car to date

In the United Kingdom, driverless cars are now deemed safe enough to be tested on roadways, paving the way for new vehicles, like the Lutz Pathfinder pod. The electric-powered pod can seat two people, go

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Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the Earth

Hack the planet: U.S. scientists think we should artificially cool the Earth

A cautious report from the National Academy of Scientists suggests that it is now time to look into purposely re-engineering Earth's climate in an effort to combat global warming. It's a pretty alarming

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Congress passes Keystone XL bill despite Obama’s veto promise

Congress passes Keystone XL bill despite Obama’s veto promise

The Keystone XL pipeline just got one step closer to reality as Congress passed a bill approving the controversial project this afternoon. The bill passed with a vote of 270-152, and it will now head to

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Apple invests $850 million in massive California Flats Solar Project

Apple invests $850 million in massive California Flats Solar Project

Apple is the latest player in a movement by American corporations to make big investments in renewable energy. The tech company just announced a deal to put $848 million into the California Flats Solar

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New quantum theory says universe has ‘no end and no beginning’

New quantum theory says universe has ‘no end and no beginning’

Philosophy undergrads aren’t the only ones who get to sit around questioning the origins of our existence. Quantum theorists have a similar job, and they’ve developed a new model that suggests our

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100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

100 million roses grown for Valentine’s Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

Roses may be red, but they're definitely not green according to research from Scientific American. As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to Valentine's Day, they may want to

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VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

Giant Humboldt squid have a unique way of communicating. Rather than relying on sounds or gestures, they speak to each other using flashes of color - a squid may burst from red to white and back to red

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Stressed-out young bees contribute to colony collapse disorder, research shows

Stressed-out young bees contribute to colony collapse disorder, research shows

Colony Collapse Disorder, a condition represented by the sudden disappearance of bee colonies, has long been a source of concern. The devastating epidemic is generally thought to be caused by pesticides

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Millennials choose gas station nachos and Slurpees over healthy eats

Millennials choose gas station nachos and Slurpees over healthy eats

A new study by researchers from the NPD Group has shown that young adults are chowing down on more convenience store junk food than ever. In their 2014 Eating Patterns in America report, researchers

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Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

People have been worried about the possibility of robots turning on their owners for years, and it would appear that such fears are justified. A South Korean woman was forced to call the fire department

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U.S. Government launches $3.2 million campaign to save monarch butterflies

U.S. Government launches $3.2 million campaign to save monarch butterflies

Spurred into action by monarch butterflies' declining numbers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched a campaign yesterday to save these iconic, endangered insects. Monarch numbers have decreased

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Could fecal transplants be making people fat?

Could fecal transplants be making people fat?

People blame rapid weight gain on a great many causes, including the stress of a new job, smoking cessation, and plain old genetics. One woman points to a fecal transplant from her daughter as the reason

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What’s causing “milky rain” to fall in the Pacific Northwest?

What’s causing “milky rain” to fall in the Pacific Northwest?

Scientists may have uncovered the cause of a strange “milky rain” that fell on large parts of Oregon and Eastern Washington state last week. The unusual rainfall left a powdery residue on cars and

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Study reveals planets that orbit red dwarf stars could sustain life

Study reveals planets that orbit red dwarf stars could sustain life

A new study that calculates the influence of cloud behavior on climate doubles the number of potentially habitable planets orbiting red dwarfs, the most common type of star in the universe. This finding

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UK invests 314 times as much on fossil fuels than clean energy

UK invests 314 times as much on fossil fuels than clean energy

As nations around the globe look to clean energy to solve environmental and economic problems, the burden is on the wealthiest nations to lead the way. The UK has broken a promise to support green energy

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NASA video sheds light on the dark side of the moon

NASA video sheds light on the dark side of the moon

Ever wonder what lurks on the dark side of the moon? Now you can see it like never before. The hemisphere of the moon that always faces away from Earth was largely uncharted until 1959, when a Soviet

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This sea slug steals genes from algae so it can photosynthesize like a plant

This sea slug steals genes from algae so it can photosynthesize like a plant

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that one extraordinary species of sea slug 'steals' genes from the algae it eats, which enables it to photosythesize like a plant and gain energy from

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Could WA’s proposed ban on orca captures end marine parks forever?

Could WA’s proposed ban on orca captures end marine parks forever?

Killer whales in the entertainment industry have been the source of heated controversy for some time. In Washington state, lawmakers are now discussing the possibility of implementing a ban on the capture

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Arup unveils plans for ‘holistic’ new A.C. Milan soccer stadium

Arup unveils plans for ‘holistic’ new A.C. Milan soccer stadium

Arup has just unveiled plans for a new stadium for Italy's rockstars of soccer, A.C. Milan. The venue would integrate a modern stadium with expansive facilities for visitors, including a hotel, sports

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Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids’ screen time

Taiwan will fine parents who fail to restrict their kids’ screen time

In response to a growing worldwide concern facing electronics addictions among children, the Taiwanese government has now placed serious restrictions on of smartphones, tablets and computers in kids under

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Why is the FBI paying visits to American anti-tar sands activists?

Why is the FBI paying visits to American anti-tar sands activists?

It seems that being an anti-tar sands activist in the United States is getting to be a riskier business, as those opposed to the Canadian oil development have been getting unexpected visits from the FBI.

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Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK—piglets need not apply

Super-efficient straw-bale houses hit the market in the UK—piglets need not apply

When one thinks of houses made from straw, typically an image of wolves, pigs and less than stellar construction methods come to mind. But in the UK of Bristol, the nation's first straw-bale houses have

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Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground’s disused tunnels

Architecture firm Gensler has received the London Planning Award for Best Conceptual Project for the "London Underline," a proposal to turn the city's disused Underground rail tunnels into a network of

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