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Acceptance of gays in society varies widely

A majority of Americans are accepting of homosexuality in society, but the levels of tolerance are far greater in many other countries in Europe and Latin America, a new Pew poll has found.<p>The Pew Research Center survey conducted in 39 countries found stark geographical differences when people were …

The Drawbacks of Data-Driven Medicine

"I have often beheld two such sages almost sinking under the weight of their packs."<p>puuikibeach/Flickr<p>In <i>Gulliver's Travels</i>, Jonathan Swift tells of a community of scientists seeking to improve human life through technological innovation. One of their many schemes aims to replace words with …

Will The Rise In Female Breadwinners Spark Women's Entrepreneurship?

With 40% of households with children under 18 now supported by female breadwinners – and the corporate world doing little to acknowledge this in workplace practices–the timing could be right for a burst of women’s entrepreneurship. As the <i>New York Times</i> recently reported, 24% of married couples now …

Big Data: What Does it Really Mean?

Every day in the U.S. some 7 billion shares of stock or other securities are traded on various financial exchanges, and fully two-thirds of these …

6 Creative Ways to Use Evernote

There's a reason the Evernote logo is an elephant. Because when used correctly, this helpful, versatile, free app will make sure you never forget …

KPCB Internet Trends 2013

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The …

Anatomy of a hack: How crackers ransack passwords like “qeadzcwrsfxv1331”

For Ars, three crackers have at 16,000+ hashed passcodes—with 90 percent success.<p>In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars deputy editor …

Mad Genius Buys Volcano, Transforms It Into Naked-Eye Observatory | WIRED

James Turrell in front of Roden Crater, his monumental naked-eye observatory. “I’m very interested in how we perceive, because that’s how we …

Switching supplier isn't enough - we need to talk about energy consumption

So Ed Davey, climate secretary, wants to "want to turn the non-switchers into savvy switchers", he said on Friday, talking about the importance of …

Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb

One week ago, the Obama administration launched its National Strategy for the Arctic Region, outlining the government's strategic priorities over the …

Melting Glaciers Cause One-Third of Sea-Level Rise

The world's glaciers lost 260 gigatons of water each year between 2003 and 2009, making these rivers of ice responsible for almost a third of …

1Password for iPad Updated: Lots of 1Browser Improvements & More

The ever-excellent <b>1Password app for iPad and iOS</b> has been updated again this week, to Version 4.2.<p>This is another big update for 1Password, with a slew of new features and enhancements for its 1Browser inline browser. A big new feature, apparently based on user demand, is sharing. You can now share …

John Pring - What Makes an Infographic Cool?

Guest Post by John Pring<p>For many, infographics are a relatively new phenomenon; we still get calls and enquiries from businesses and individuals who …

African leaders must emulate Chinese celebrities to save elephants

The world can no longer ignore the reality that elephants may be gone within decades, unless something drastic happens to stop the slaughter. …

Minnesota lakes are loaded with chemicals -- even cocaine

<i>By Emily Sohn</i><i><br>Discovery News</i><p>From urban and developed to remote and isolated, lakes around Minnesota contain a wide range of chemicals, including DEET, BPA, prescription drugs and even cocaine.<p>The findings, which came out of the first large-scale, systematic statewide study, suggest that it might be …

Printable A3-sized solar cells new milestone in green energy

Imagine a future where solar panels speed off the presses, like newspaper. Australian scientists have brought us one step closer to that …

Human stem cells successfully cloned for the first time

A working process for cloning stem cells from existing human cells has finally been discovered by a team at Oregon Health & Science University.<p>These …

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Greens slam Obama for draft rules about fracking on federal land

The Obama administration is still playing it cool with environmentalists. First it skirted the protracted battle over the Keystone XL pipeline, which could carry dirty tar sands oil from Canada to the American Gulf Coast. Now it’s facing opposition to proposed fracking regulations on tens of …

Why 3D Printing Is Overhyped (I Should Know, I Do It For a Living)

Everyone's now aware of 3D printing — they’ve read about it in the papers, on blogs or seen it on TV. The mentality now seems to be that, in the …

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Extreme Weather Drove More Than 30 Million People from Their Homes in 2012

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>In case you weren't sure what climate change looks like, here's a preview: It looks …