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90 percent of China’s cities failed to meet 2014 air quality standards

90 percent of China’s cities failed to meet 2014 air quality standards

Nearly 90 percent of China's big cities failed to meet air quality standards in 2014, but that was still an improvement on 2013 as the country's "war on pollution" began to take effect, the environment

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VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

VIDEO: Watch the Tesla Model X prototype in action

Even though the Tesla Model X SUV has been delayed several times, Tesla is still working hard to deliver it by the end of 2015. Tesla is currently testing prototypes of the Model X and now we have a video

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You can make $13,000 a year by selling your poop

You can make $13,000 a year by selling your poop

Need some cash? Sell your poop. Yes, you read that right. A company called OpenBiome needs healthy stool samples are used to treat patients with a bacterial infection called C. difficile. Your poop will

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London mayor approves Europe’s first bike superhighway

London mayor approves Europe’s first bike superhighway

Europe’s longest segregated (protected) bike lane was approved by the mayor of London this week -- and it will guarantee bike riders a safe ride through the city east to west. A north-south route is

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No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years

No rain in San Francisco for first January in 165 years

  There are a lot of songs about California weather, but songwriters will have to come up with a new tune to mark the auspicious absence of rain in San Francisco this January. For the first time

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Has the world reached peak food production?

Has the world reached peak food production?

Have we reached peak food? Authors of a new study in Ecology and Society say “yes,” but others say, “stop wasting food” and we won’t have a problem. But the authors of the study say that our

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New documentary ‘Earth: A New Wild’ illustrates connection between humans and nature

New documentary ‘Earth: A New Wild’ illustrates connection between humans and nature

This week, a new documentary series debuts that might finally change the way we look at the world around us. Wildlife biologist Dr. M. Sanjayan hosts Earth: A New Wild and turns the camera around to

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Renewable energy costs to drop 40 percent in next two years

Renewable energy costs to drop 40 percent in next two years

A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi has exceptionally good news for the future of renewable energy. Costs are set to drop by almost 40 percent in

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Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

Homo sapiens and Neanderthals lived together 55,000 years ago

Amateur speleologists stumbled upon an ancient partial skull that indicates Homo sapiens were living alongside Neanderthals in the Middle East. The 55,000-year-old incomplete cranium was found deep in a

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The first Super Bowl lit with LED lights will cut energy use by 75%

The first Super Bowl lit with LED lights will cut energy use by 75%

"brighter and more uniform" with greater color accuracy turned back on with the "flick of a switch" does not need the 20 minute warm up period that metal halides need, so in the event of a repeat of

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Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human?

Did scientists just discover a new kind of ancient human?

Researchers recently discovered a fossilized jawbone that could have belonged to a new type of prehistoric human. The jawbone, originally found by fishermen in the Penghu Channel near Taiwan, has features

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Scientists discover a way to “unboil” eggs – and it could make cancer treatments more affordable

Scientists discover a way to “unboil” eggs – and it could make cancer treatments more affordable

Scientists have found a way to unboil an egg and the effects from the discovery could lead to cost reductions in cancer treatments, food production advancements and other areas of research. University of

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Bangladesh wants to become the world’s first “solar nation” by 2021

Bangladesh wants to become the world’s first “solar nation” by 2021

The Bangladeshi government intends for every household in the nation to be powered by solar energy by 2021. In the race to become the “first solar nation,” they hope to achieve this goal by focusing

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Looking for a beer made from actual human piss? Urine luck.

Looking for a beer made from actual human piss? Urine luck.

In 2001 the hipsters of Portland planted the seed for a fascination with PBR that quickly spread nation-wide, so what state could be better qualified to sell us a beer made from actual human urine? While

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Turkey unveils the world’s first intercontinental underwater rail tunnel

Turkey unveils the world’s first intercontinental underwater rail tunnel

The ambitious idea to link Europe and Asia via a sea tunnel was first conceived in 1860 by a sultan of the Ottoman Empire, but Abdoul Medjid lacked the technology and funds to turn the idea into reality.

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Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

Senate votes in favor of Keystone XL, Obama maintains threat to veto

The U.S. Senate voted 62-36 in favor of the highly-contested Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday (1/29), with nine Democrats crossing party lines to show support for the $8 billion project that would

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Uber sued for negligence after New Delhi rape incident

Uber sued for negligence after New Delhi rape incident

  Uber, the trendy California-based private rideshare company, is being sued for negligence following an alleged rape in New Delhi last December. The victim, who is going by the moniker "Jane Doe"

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Endangered red fox caught on camera in Yosemite for first time in 100 years

Endangered red fox caught on camera in Yosemite for first time in 100 years

Yosemite National Park released an image yesterday of an elusive Sierra Nevada red fox, caught by a motion-sensor camera in the park. This news marks the first time one of these foxes has been seen inside

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Sea turtles face growing danger due to plastic trash in Australian waters

Sea turtles face growing danger due to plastic trash in Australian waters

pic Sea turtles living off the coast of Australia face a growing danger in their own habitat: ocean plastic. The amount of plastic debris in the waters surrounding Australia is growing rapidly and so

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BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen team up to install up 100 DC fast chargers on high-traffic U.S. routes

BMW and Volkswagen have announced a new partnership with ChargePoint that will create express electric vehicle charging corridors along heavily-traveled routes on the both the East and West coasts of the

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Man lists Tesla Model S for $85 a night on Airbnb

Man lists Tesla Model S for $85 a night on Airbnb

Generally speaking, if you're sleeping in a car, you're down on your luck, drunk and risking arrest, or very very tired. What you are almost certainly not is on vacation—unless for some bizarre reason

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Watch Tesla’s new Model S ‘Insane Mode’ go from 0 – 60mph in 3.2 seconds

Watch Tesla’s new Model S ‘Insane Mode’ go from 0 – 60mph in 3.2 seconds

When the Tesla Model S was launched it looked rather like the mature big brother sedan to the fast and funky Roadster, but all that has come to an end with the inclusion of the "Insane Mode" button on the

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Nendo’s new Chocolatexture lets you taste the meaning of Japanese words

Nendo’s new Chocolatexture lets you taste the meaning of Japanese words

Throughout the years, we showed you how the Tokyo-based studio playfully redesigned a variety of objects -- from lamps to seats and even birdhouses --. They also had a go at playing out with chocolate,

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Chinese officials caught feasting on endangered giant salamander

Chinese officials caught feasting on endangered giant salamander

Whether or not a giant salamander is on the critically endangered list matters not, apparently, to Chinese officials determined to have their “treat” anyway. Journalists took pictures at the luxury

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Seattle to embarrass and fine residents who don’t compost

Seattle to embarrass and fine residents who don’t compost

In Seattle, there is now a big difference between trash and food. A new city law makes it illegal to toss out your leftovers and food scraps with the rest of your garbage. Effective this July, city

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Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may be released in Florida

  In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area.

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Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain reveals plans for first ever public streetlight system powered by wind and sun

Spain will be home to the first public lighting system to be powered exclusively by solar and wind energy. Researcher Ramon Bargalló is the man behind the development, and he worked alongside the company

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Obama proposes offshore oil and gas drilling in Atlantic Ocean

Obama proposes offshore oil and gas drilling in Atlantic Ocean

Just days after the White House announced historic plans to protect the Arctic refuge from oil exploration, Obama has proposed that a region of the southern Atlantic be opened up to offshore drilling. The

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West Virginia gas pipeline explodes in a giant fireball

West Virginia gas pipeline explodes in a giant fireball

  On January 26, a gas pipeline exploded in Brooke County, West Virginia, sending an enormous fireball into the morning sky. Nearby residents watched in amazement, capturing snapshots and videos

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Could mining helium-3 from the Moon solve Earth’s energy problems?

Could mining helium-3 from the Moon solve Earth’s energy problems?

First Russia was interested in mining energy from the moon. Now China is actively taking steps toward developing the ability to mine helium-3 from the lunar surface. And while NASA and start-ups like

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