Elizabeth J Gonzalez Meyers

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Tiny winglet retrofit will cut United's fuel bills by millions

A successful test flight this week by a Boeing 737-800 equipped with a shiny new set of split scimitar winglets has given the green light for United's plans to install them widely across its 737 fleet. Designed to improve the plane's aerodynamic efficiency by routing air around it, winglets have …

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Private companies plan to put telescope on the Moon

Soon, when you’re looking up at the moon at night, people could very well be looking back down at you. A partnership between two private companies plans to install a long-range telescope there as early as 2016, perching it atop the rim of a crater three miles above the surface near the moon’s south …

Demos and the politics of science

The think tank Demos is celebrating its 20th birthday this week, and yesterday published a book of essays marking 'Twenty Years of Ideas'. At last …

How to catch a crocodile – video

Under Queensland's crocodile management scheme, rangers are tasked with keeping track of croc populations. They're also tasked with trapping and …

Hong Kong’s (banned) book fair is big hit with mainland Chinese | Financial Times

Unlike many mainland Chinese shoppers, Hu Yunfeng, a 36-year-old man, took the overnight train from Beijing to Hong Kong not for Rolex watches or …

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Worker lauded for inviting teen with autism to help him stock supermarket<p>Good Samaritans join police in dramatic car fire rescue: Video<p>Officer …

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.<p>Scientists agree there's little doubt that hate-filled racism is real, but a growing body of social …

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: new pictures of suspected Boston bomber leaked in response to Rolling Stone cover

A police officer leaked graphic photographs of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, being captured, because he was angry how the teenager had been shown "fluffed and buffed" by Rolling Stone magazine.<p>The pictures released by Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy showed …

The Rolling Stone cover featuring the suspected Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has, of course, set off a firestorm of controversy across the country. Critics …

The Real Face of Terror: Behind the Scenes Photos of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Manhunt<p>In response to the controversial <i>Rolling Stone</i> cover, new photos of …

White House Muddles Obamacare Messaging — Again

This summer was supposed to be a time to reintroduce the public to the Affordable Care Act and teach people how to sign up for benefits this fall.<p>But that's not what's happening.<p>Instead, earlier this month, the Obama administration decided to delay some key pieces of the law, most notably the …