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One chart that shows the success of Europe’s investment in renewable energy

Europe has spearheaded the drive to change from a system of power stations burning fossil fuels to one in which a significant proportion of electricy comes from non-polluting sources. Chart the spending on renewables in Europe and the bloc’s emissions, and a pattern is clear.<p>Investment in …

Renewable Energy

You Asked: Does Compression Gear Really Work?

From shorts and socks to sleeves and tops, athletes everywhere—amateur and professional alike—are squeezing into super-tight “compression” garments …

My new attitude to travel is to skip the iconic – and I thank my father for that

My father, who lives in India, loathes travel. He will tell you this himself. When he hears about other people’s road trips, he shakes his head, wishing they had more common sense. The greatest pleasure, for him, is to be at home, reading the news and eating rice and coconut <i>chammanthi</i>. Ideally, the …

Travel

Los Angeles just passed a major gun control law

The ordinance prohibits Los Angeles residents from possessing a handgun or rifle magazine that fits more than 10 rounds.<p>Residents would have 60 days after the law takes effect to remove, sell or transfer such magazines from city limits in compliance with state law, or surrender them to the LAPD.<p>The …

An unlikely grocery store is becoming a major threat to McDonald's

The grocery-store chain Kroger is ramping up its prepared-food offerings and luring fast-food customers, according to Jonathan Maze at Nation's Restaurant News.<p>The industry consulting firm Technomic polled customers on what they would eat if they didn't "get a bucket of chicken or a salad bar from …

McDonald's

Texas gov poised to roll back 140-year-old open carry gun ban

The near-certain signing into law of an open-carry gun measure will send Texas back to the days of the Wild West – at least legislatively.<p>The bill, passed by the state Legislature and expected to earn Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature within the next week, would reverse a 140-year-old ban on carrying …

The 1 percent is right! Here’s how education could reduce inequality

America’s plutocrats shun redistribution and favor education. But here’s why ignorance is truly their best friend<p>As anyone who’s watched a TED talk, read a David Brooks column, or attended an Aspen Ideas Festival can tell you, there’s hardly a single issue currently vexing Americans that the 1 …

I left my dream job to build something new

Eighteen months ago I walked away from a career in journalism that I loved, to build a startup, Verifeye Media.<p>For almost a decade I worked as a …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

World History

The Chinese government’s new censorship target: itself

First, 11 Chinese students studying abroad in Australia, the US, and the UK wrote an open letter to the people of China, enumerating the horrors of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre—which has its 26th anniversary next month—and calling upon the Communist Party to put those responsible on …

China

Fast food vs. the African diet: The bacteria battle waged in your gut

<b>(CNN) —</b> Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two: you and your gut microbiome.<p>The bacterial community in your colon is home to about 100 trillion bacterial cells; there are about 10 times more of these bacterial cells than there are human cells in …

Holistic Medicine

Will global warming kill off skiing in North America?

After another dreadful ski season for many resorts in North America, scientists warn that the future of skiing and snowboarding could be in jeopardy as a result of global warming.<p>Resorts across California and Oregon were forced to close early this year due to lack of snow. In Utah, which boasts the …

Climate Change

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Jeb Bush tries to move past Iraq questions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Jeb Bush has balked twice in recent days at questions about whether, knowing that Iraq didn't have weapons of mass destruction, he would have made a different decision than that of his brother, former President George W. Bush.<p>Bush's woes started in an interview with Fox News that …

FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensic science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirk Odom was convicted of a 1981 rape and robbery after a woman identified him as her attacker and an FBI specialist testified …

U.S. Department of Justice

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Defense Bill Would Put 100,000 Untraceable Guns On Streets

WASHINGTON -- Psst. Want an untraceable gun? Courtesy of Congress and the U.S. military?<p>That may soon be possible thanks to a provision tacked onto this year's National Defense Authorization Act, which the House of Representatives is set to pass this week.<p>The provision was added as an amendment …

Why kids lose interest in reading as they get older

This is the third of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State …

Teaching

The 2016 Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

Here's where it's safe to travel in Mexico

But it's also a hot vacation destination, attracting millions of US tourists every year, according to the US Department of State.<p>For the most part, drug-related violence and crime is limited to the country's border areas and trafficking routes.<p>The level of crime in resorts and tourist cities isn't …

Photos of Abandoned Places Found in New York City

For the past few years, photographer Will Ellis has been locating, exploring, and documenting obscure abandoned places in New York City. His images …

Abandoned Buildings

SunPower At 30: Why It's Still The Most Interesting Company In Solar

SunPower turns 30 tomorrow. It’s a company whose impending doom has been predicted more times than Apple. And, like Apple, it has both defied expectations and played a huge role in taking its industry from a niche world of hobbyists to the mainstream. In 2014, net income came to $246 million, more …

Solar Power

Tesla home battery: Worth the cost? Depends where you live

When will a Tesla home battery pay for itself?<p>The answer depends on where you live -- and how you use it.<p>If you live in the South and already own solar panels, it could take you just under three years to make up the cost of the $3,000 Tesla Powerwall battery.<p>But if you live in the Pacific Northwest …

Clean Energy

Will Climate Change Split the Church?

American conservatives may freak out over Pope Francis’ environmental message, but they’re out of touch with the mood among global Catholics.<p>Later …

Christianity

In swift move, 6 police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death

“I heard your call for no justice, no peace,” the state’s attorney said.<p>The relatives of Freddie Gray got a swift answer to their calls for justice, as Baltimore’s chief prosecutor announced Friday that six police officers will be criminally charged in the death of the 25-year-old.<p>Marilyn Mosby …

Justice

American Airlines to fly Dreamliner between Chicago and Japan

American Airlines will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a regular route between Chicago and Japan, the airline told employees Thursday.<p>It will be the first U.S. airline to use the highly touted aircraft on a regular route at O'Hare International Airport, although some foreign airlines use it.<p>American …

Puerto Rico in economic limbo as legislators reject tax plan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla pledged Thursday to negotiate with legislators after they voted down an overhaul of Puerto …

Caribbean

How Rand blew it on Baltimore

The Kentucky senator tried to present himself as a different kind of Republican. Then the riots happened.<p>When Rand Paul launched his presidential bid in early April amid an array of diverse faces, he talked about focusing on the inner cities and the other America, a place where “people experience a …

Republican Primaries

Can reading comprehension be taught?

This is the second of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State …

Pedagogy