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Nikki Haley confirmed as ambassador to United Nations

Nikki Haley is headed from the South Carolina statehouse to the world stage.<p>The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the Republican governor's nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, as Democrats put up little of the resistance they have to some of President Donald …

Trump clears way for controversial oil pipelines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines in a move to expand energy infrastructure and roll back key Obama administration environmental actions.<p>Oil producers in Canada and North …

Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

Home Improvement

Tesla’s Solar Roof Story: So Far, So Superficial - MIT Technology Review

Tesla chose to unveil its new solar roof technology on the fictional road of Wisteria Lane from the TV show <i>Desperate Housewives</i>. The choice may have …

Tesla

This teenage girl is training to go to Mars and it's absolutely amazing

There has been a lot of chatter about the mystery of space travel lately, and lo and behold 15-year-old Alyssa Carson plans to go to Mars…literally. …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

New Particle May Hide in Old Atom-Smasher Data

A study of some old data from a 1990s-era particle-accelerator experiment could be a hint at new physics. Or it could be a fluke.<p>From 1989 to 2000, …

Physics

No Weight Workout Program

Whether you're on the road, at home or in a rush, this full body strength training workout can be done anytime, anywhere.<p>You'll work all your muscle …

The Only 8 Ab Exercises You Really Need

The right ab exercise can sculpt your stomach into a head-turning piece of art. If you’re game to look like a Michelangelo masterpiece, choose from these hard-working moves recommended by Nate Bower, a Toronto-based personal trainer and a star YouTube fitness coach.

Is fasting to lose weight safe?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about how to lose weight properly. Fasting often comes up as an option, but what’s the real story behind this dieting fad?<p>We got this question from a viewer:<p><i>Dear Dr. Manny,</i><p><i>My friend has been fasting here and there to lose weight, and it seems to be</i> …

Tip: Avoid This Dumb Workout Trend

It's not CrossFit. It's not HIIT. It's an ugly blend of the two. And it needs to go away. Here's why.<p>Crossshitty Workouts<p>A couple of years ago, …

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Saturn has changed colors and scientists are trying to figure out why

Saturn is doing its own thing lately, and scientists are intrigued by the planet’s northern region changing colors. Why? We’ll fill ya in.<p>So, …

Two Satellites Have Spent 10 Years Staring at the Sun

STEREO A and B have been vital in helping us understand our Sun, and now the mission celebrates its 10th birthday.<p>On October 25, 2006—ten years ago—NASA strapped two satellites onto a Delta II rocket and sent them skyward with an important mission—to figure out what our Sun is all about.<p>Given that …

Texas oil? So dated — solar and wind energy are taking over the Longhorn State

<b>Wind turbines at a wind farm in Colorado City, Texas, January 21, 2016. (Getty/Spencer Platt)</b><p>Texas is looking to remain America’s energy hub in the renewable era by pioneering wind and solar production<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>October 25, 2016 8:36pm (UTC)<p>Could Texas, a state synonymous with Big Oil, wind up …

Anyone can join Asgardia, the proposed “space nation” — to help protect and transcend Earth

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for …

9 tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting in 2017

Above all else, companies are expected to increase their spending on software and services (as opposed to hardware), as they all rush to buy their tech via the cloud computing model, where tech is hosted in the vendor's data center and delivered as a service over the internet.<p>Software spending is …

Machine Learning

Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records

Last year renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide, for the first time<p>Think of China and energy today, and you probably think of coal. But as the chief of the International Energy Agency told me recently, that’s changing. In years to come, wind turbines and …

Renewable Energy

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Comment on Teslas Are Teaching Each Other How to Drive Better Than You by scampbell123456

Just like vehicles will share driving expertise via the cloud, I propose more generalize multicore consciousness to be shared in AI systems ranging …

Boring But Big Chest Routine for Massive Pecs

1 of 6<p>Straight Up Chest<p>Powerlifter and creator of the famed 5/3/1 program Jim Wendler popularized the term “Boring But Big” to describe his protocol …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be A Simulation?

We take for granted, every day, that what we perceive as “real” is actually reflective of some type of objective reality. That the atoms and molecules composing our bodies actually exist; that the photons interacting with us possess energy and momentum; that the neutrinos passing through us are …

The Most Effective Abs Exercise You're Not Doing

There’s no shortage of talk about what to do for strong abs. Crunches are a hotly debated move, planks (in all their forms) generally receive an …

Behind Tesla's Headlines, The Military Drives Autonomous Vehicles

Elon Musk made the headlines this week announcing that new Tesla vehicles will have full self-driving capability, but there’s a more powerful force behind the development of autonomous-vehicle technology, a RAND Corp. expert said Tuesday.<p>The U.S. Army and other world militaries are moving to fully …

US energy shakeup continues as solar capacity set to triple

Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate Central<p>Solar power capacity in the US will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has …

Engineers are testing a new name-based internet

Efforts are underway to redesign the internet so it can handle billions of mobile devices and smart gadgets.<p>In 2010, the National Science Foundation …

Researchers posit way to locally circumvent Second Law of Thermodynamics

For more than a century and a half of physics, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, which states that entropy always increases, has been as close to …