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Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

Urban Design

Marijuana Could Have a Surprising Economic Impact, New Report Shows

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Yesterday we witnessed the release of <i>Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>, a highly anticipated movie depicting an unstoppable force and the proverbial immovable object. But what many people might overlook is that we've been witnessing a real-life battle for years beyond the …

Santa Monica firm says it has found a way to salt away electricity, literally

In the energy world, the ability to store electricity at an affordable price is the treasure sought by utility engineers and financial wizards.<p>SolarReserve believes it has found a solution.<p>The Santa Monica company recently completed what it touts as a first-of-its-kind solar power plant that stores …

Pioneering woman who mapped the ocean floor

Last Tuesday was International Women’s Day – a time to remember and celebrate the achievements of women. In Earth sciences many women have made significant contributions to the field, right back as far as the 18th century, when the field was in its infancy. But to this day women are still …

Seafloor

Aiming to drive down gun deaths? Put these three laws on the books, researchers say

If a safety measure eliminated all but a handful of the nation's traffic fatalities per year, it would likely get an enthusiastic hearing in legislatures. If three steps could reliably prevent 9 in 10 of the deaths caused each year by the flu, public health officials would probably lobby hard for …

Manus' $250 gloves turn your hands into VR game controllers

I was blown away by how immersive HTC’s Vive VR demos felt when I first tried them at Mobile World Congress a few weeks ago. One of the things that differentiated it from mobile offerings like Google Cardboard was the ability to use handheld controllers to interact with the environment.<p>Hardware …

Chinese boy regains sight after receiving pig's eye transplant

A 14-year-old boy from Jiangxi, China, is able to see normally again after undergoing a successful cornea transplant operation in Guangzhou.<p>Doctors …

In LeBron's final duel with Kobe, Cavs top Lakers 120-108

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 24 points while sharing a court with Kobe Bryant for the final time, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.<p>Bryant had 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting in an entertaining farewell duel between two of …

Basketball

LG G5 phone and 'friends' are coming to the U.S. in early April

When I first saw the LG G5 and the many accessories and gizmos that LG launched alongside the phone, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona late …

Obama wants to provide broadband to 20 million low-income homes

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that the FCC would begin to subsidize broadband in low-income households, President Obama voiced support for the FCC’s ‘Lifeline’ subsidy and detailed a desire to expand the initiative to get 20 million low-income households subscribed to high-speed internet …

Abuse Or The Flu? My Autistic Son Couldn't Tell Me What Was Wrong

Something was wrong with Nat.<p>I got the call about my 25-year-old severely autistic son just as I was parking, about to meet a friend for coffee. It was from Richard, the day program director. Like many adults with significant disabilities, Nat spends his weekdays at a day program, an organization …

Autism

This Irish startup wants to be a Google Maps for people with disabilities

In 2012, Matt McCann visited London thinking he had booked the perfect hotel room.<p>Beyond searching for a good price and decent location, he needed a …

Harvard Law School Supports Removing Shield With Ties to Slavery

Harvard Law school wants the College to consider scrapping its official shield, which faced has faced fierce scrutiny for its connection to a known …

Black History

Amazon is making a KKK movie led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Amazon's push for original content has seen it expand beyond TV shows and into movies. The company plans to release 12 films a year, which has caught the attention of some of Hollywood's biggest talents, including Spike Lee and Woody Allen. <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> reports that for its next project, …

Oregon mom gets life in prison for throwing autistic son off bridge | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison for throwing her autistic 6-year-old son over 100 feet to his death from a bridge in the coastal town of Newport in 2014, prosecutors said on Tuesday.<p>Jillian McCabe, 34, is seen in an undated picture from the Lincoln County …

Crime
Basketball

Uber acknowledges getting complaints about shooting suspect

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged Monday that it received complaints about erratic driving by the suspect in the random shootings that killed six people in Kalamazoo, and a prosecutor said the man admitted carrying out the attacks.<p>As authorities pieced together …

Crime

New York gallery settles law suit over fake Rothko

Court case revealed details of forgeries in a scandal that brought down one of Manhattan's oldest and most respected galleries<p>A court case that shook the New York art world, exposing a seedy world of forgeries, was settled this week shortly before the respected former owner of a gallery was due to …

Doctor convicted of murder for patients' drug overdoses gets 30 years to life in prison

A judge on Friday sentenced a Rowland Heights doctor to 30 years to life in prison for the murders of three of her patients who fatally overdosed, ending a landmark case that some medical experts say could reshape how doctors nationwide handle prescriptions.<p>The sentence came after a Los Angeles …

NFL

Think your favorite restaurant is racist? Here's a test.

<b>To the editor:</b> Kudos to Christina Fletes for pointing out in her op-ed article what I've noticed for years: New and hip restaurants are one of the last bastions of blatant racism in our city. ("From the back of the bus to the back of the house," Opinion, Feb. 1)<p>Don't believe me? Perform this simple …

Listen to astronaut Sally Ride discuss all the sexist questions she was asked by the press

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space. Her accomplishment came two decades after Russia had sent the first woman to space in 1963. It was a progressive step for NASA, but unfortunately, the rest of the country wasn't so forward-thinking about it. In an interview …

Women in Science

Henry VIII’s erratic behavior was likely caused by an NFL-style injury, argue Yale researchers

King Henry VIII was a complicated and contradictorily character, according to historical accounts. In his youth, he was reportedly “lighthearted, merry and easily given to laughter,” while in later years he became cruel and tyrannical, with an explosive temper.<p>The cause of this personality change …

Henry Viii

Real-estate experts say these will be the 10 hottest US neighborhoods in 2016

Where will American homebuyers turn in 2016?<p>According to real estate website Redfin, which releases an annual list of the hottest neighborhoods nationwide, buyers will be prioritizing affordability, charm, and access to public transportation in 2016. The emphasis on affordability explains why the …

Real Estate

I am the student loan crisis at its ugliest: I graduated and found out I have $200,000 in debt

These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us:<p><i>We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for</i> …

College & University

Pepper Nerds, Get Ready: Tabasco's Museum Opens Next Week

Having already created a restaurant based on the idea that people love hot sauce, iconic Louisiana brand Tabasco is going one step further. The McIlhenny Company, which produces the famous pepper sauce, is almost ready to launch its new museum, a spokesperson tells Eater. It will open next week …

Seafood
Football (U.S.)

Cure Your Mardi Gras Hangover with Yaka-Mein

Between Mardi Gras, the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day, February can feel like a month of hangovers. We all have favorite remedies, like the standard …

Food