Elliot D. III

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Dubai goes green! Plans unveiled for ambitious Sustainable City in the desert with a 100% solar-powered hotel, organic farms, recycled water and a grass amphitheatre

• <b>Intercontinental Hotels Group set to launch Hotel Indigo in Dubai's new eco-resort</b>• <b><br>As well as being powered entirely by solar energy, hotel will</b> …

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Poll: Voters support legal pot in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Voters in three key swing states support the legalization of marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, but most of them say they wouldn’t use it themselves, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday.<p>Among Florida voters, 55 percent responded that they would support …

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We need a middle-class president

<b>(CNN) —</b> There seem to be two prerequisites for the modern U.S. presidency.<p>1. Being fabulously rich.<p>2. Successfully pretending you're not.<p>U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tried his hand at No. 2 last week as he announced his bid for the White House. With his back awkwardly turned to the TV cameras, and a …

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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

ElecFreaks Is Selling (And Giving Away) A DIY VR Drone

A new 3D-printed drone called the ELF VR Nano is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and for download on Thingiverse. That’s right: you can either buy the product and receive pre-printed parts or you can simply print it yourself. It’s one of the purest open source hardware plays I’ve seen in a …

Drones

Mar. 27: A rethink on clean energy - and other letters to the ROB editor

<b>Renewable energy deserves a rethink</b><p>Re Sadly, the time isn't right for clean energy (March 21): Sadly, Mr. Reguly has missed the point -- and direction -- of the change happening in the electricity industry.<p>The change now facing the electricity sector is not one of 'Big Nuclear/Fossil plants' being …

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Critics worry firing squad law will tarnish Utah's image

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available.<p>Their thinking: Develop a backup plan in case a nationwide lethal-drug shortage persists.<p>But critics say bringing back the firing …

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A $600-Million Fracking Company Just Sued This Tiny Ohio Town For Its Water

A tiny town in eastern Ohio is being sued by an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company that bought more than 180 million gallons of water from the town …

Net Neutrality Didn't Have To Come To This

Now that the FCC pulled the trigger on Net Neutrality the ISPs are lining up to respond with lawsuits challenging the authority of the FCC. Again.<p>It was inevitable, but that doesn’t make it any less sad and unfortunate. What the ISPs and the anti-Net Neutrality crowd seem to forget, though, is that …

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Graham threatens to cut funds to UN if Obama bypasses Congress on Iran sanctions

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is throwing down the gauntlet, warning the White House he’ll move to cut funding to the United Nations if the administration turns to the international body to lift sanctions on Iran as part of a nuclear deal.<p>Graham made the comments Thursday during an appearance …

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USDA proposes a new definition of what it means to farm, limiting small number of subsidies

The government is revising its definition of what it means to farm, meaning some people who receive farm subsidies but don't do any of the work would receive less government cash.<p>Congress asked the Agriculture Department last year to create a new definition for what it means to be "actively …

Why GM Wants To Buy Wind Energy

For those who love downplaying or discounting renewable energy as something on the fringe of mainstream economic interests, General Motors’ recent decision to back construction of a Mexican wind farm should come as a wake-up call.<p>About 75% of the energy generated by the project, which gets under …

Renewable Energy

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Many Doctors Don't Tell Patients They Have Alzheimer's

In a surprising new survey of patients who were asked about their interactions with their doctors, 45% of people whose doctors treated them for …

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2015 State of Atheism in America

This past year, Barna Group has spent a considerable amount of time studying the unchurched—those who have not attended church within the past six …

A Menacing Mix In Antibiotic Resistance: Herbicides, Heavy Metals And Factory Farms

Two common Big Agriculture production practices -- feeding antibiotics to livestock and spraying herbicides on conventional crops -- each face condemnation from the environmental community. And there's been plenty of new fodder in the last week: One study predicted that antibiotic use in livestock …

Agriculture

Amazon says the FAA is so slow, the delivery drone it approved is already obsolete

The e-commerce giant wants US regulators to follow Europe's lead<p>Last week the Federal Aviation Administration finally gave Amazon permission to begin test flying its delivery drones outdoors. But in testimony before a Senate subcommittee today, Amazon argued that the government wasn't moving nearly …

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The Flash Episode 16 Rogue Time - TOP 5 Easter Eggs

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …

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How Spiritual Engagement Leads To Happiness

People follow spiritual paths and join religious organizations for a variety of reasons, including faith, prayer, social support, community service, …

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Sea power can eclipse solar in green energy

Europe went dark on March 20. As the moon swept across its face, the sun was hidden for about three hours in an eclipse that allowed only 20 percent …

Renewable Energy

Searchers recover ‘black box’ after jet crashes in French Alps with 150 aboard

Search teams found a "black box" from the plane that crashed early Tuesday in a remote section of the French Alps, providing the first possible clue as to what caused the Dusseldorf-bound aircraft to suddenly lose altitude and crash, likely killing all 150 people aboard.<p>The French Interior Ministry …

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