Dan Price

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This Project Taps Sea Water off Hawaii To Produce Electricity

On the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii, an industrial tower with a bunch of pipes is sitting amid swaying palm trees while making history. The tower has been tapping the water from the ocean beyond to produce electricity, which it’s been feeding to the grid since June.<p>This 100-kilowatt …

Prevent the Government From Spying on Your Phone Calls With This One Simple Trick

"For more than a hundred years, the telephone companies have provided wiretapping assistance to governments."<p>Who is listening in on your calls? Is …

Breakthrough nanoparticle halts multiple sclerosis

New nanotechnology can be used for Type 1 diabetes, food allergies and asthma<p>New nanoparticle tricks and resets immune system in mice with MS<br>• First MS …

How do you teach someone to think?

A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond …

Ranking the Least Intelligent Presidents in U.S. History

How smart are U.S. presidents?In a 2006 study, UC Davis professor Dean Simonton used historiometric methods to estimate each president’s IQ. Simonton …

Google is doubling down on biotech

The company is turning the team that develops smart contact lenses and other healthcare initiatives into a full-fledged, standalone company rather than a lab project.<p>The life sciences group will "graduate" from the Google X labs and become its own separate company under the new Alphabet corporate …

Bill O’Reilly warns GOP that Donald Trump will turn them into the party of “racist brutalizers”

Given the “failures” of the Obama election, Republicans can only lose in 2016 if “they out-extreme the far-left”<p>On "The O'Reilly Factor" Thursday night, host and new favorite Coulter punching bag Bill O'Reilly expounded on the difference between "Trumpians" and Democrats, and warned Republicans …

America Has Freaked Out Over Birthright Citizenship For Centuries

The controversy over whether children of undocumented migrants should be citizens may be heating up now, but it’s just the latest in a string of …

Immigration

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 2

While state education departments are the first reason why public schools don't teach critical thinking, community pressure against it is the second. While some communities do welcome critical inquiry as an essential part of a good education, others do not, rejecting critical thinking as dangerous …

How the Religious Right Is Destroying Democracy

You may have noticed a new phenomenon creeping up in this country, it is this trend of our laws taking a backseat to religion. Whether it is the action of not following laws or court rulings in the name of religion or dictating laws based on religion, our country is slowly being destroyed by our …