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No Right to Rent? Cities barring property owners from renting out

Homeowners, beware.<p>Property rights advocates say the right to rent is being threatened at the local government level, as cities across the country push restrictions on exactly how and to whom Americans can lease out their lofts and living quarters.<p>The California city of Ojai earlier this year voted …

Mexico has a chance to be the world's 'next great power'

Mexico has the 11th-highest GDP in the world based on purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund. As Europe weakens, it will be in the top 10 in the not-too-distant future.<p>Yet, this country is regarded by many Americans as a Third World nation, dominated by drug cartels …

As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops

Women’s median annual earnings stubbornly remain about 20 percent below men’s. Why is progress stalling?<p>It may come down to this troubling reality, new research suggests: Work done by women simply isn’t valued as highly.<p>That sounds like a truism, but the academic work behind it helps explain the …

Gender

New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Grey

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world, but despite its association with the modern city, it has been used throughout history. The ancient Babylonians and Egyptians built structures with a mixture of clay and pebbles, and parts of the Great Wall of China used cement-like …

Engineering

When AI rules the world: what SF novels tell us about our future overlords

It’s only March and already we’ve seen a computer beat a Go grandmaster and a self-driving car crash into a bus. The world is waking up to the ways in which a combination of “deep learning” artificial intelligence and robotics will take over most jobs. But if we don’t want our robot servants to …

Science Fiction

Tutankhamun's secret tomb, lost tribes and ancient fish sauce: 7 of the world's most unusual discoveries

Secret chambers may reveal Queen Nefertiti's final resting place - but that isn't the only major archaeological find of recent times<p>Discoveries of ancient hoards – whether they be coins, ingots or the remains of British monarchs – seem to be increasingly prevalent nowadays, particularly given the …

This New Urine-Based Fuel Cell Puts Your Liquid Waste to Good Use

Harnessing the power of pee.<p>Scientists in the UK have developed a new kind of fuel cell capable of turning urine into electricity, and they say it's …

8 Projects by Architects, for Animals

The impacts of architecture on the quality of human life are often debated, and in the 21st century, projects are under greater scrutiny than ever …

City Halls

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2 Texas transgender women dead within a week of each other<p>Man threatens to report Spanish-speaking women<p>Duo comes up with vision to address discarded …

Augmented-reality movie director: If tech is made to be addictive, 'We're f*cked' (Q&A)

"We are going to be, potentially, walking into a very dark situation."<p>When Benjamin Dickinson directed "Creative Control," an independent film that premiered at South by Southwest last year and was bought by Amazon last fall, he had never used any virtual reality or augmented reality technology. …

Bear bone discovery re-writes human history in Ireland

Analysis of a bear bone found in an Irish cave has provided evidence of human existence in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than previously thought, …

Chocolate-Covered Espresso Bean Recipe

A melt-in-your-mouth treat with a roasty crunch<p>These delicious little treats are perfect as an after-meal snack, a midday perk, or a homemade …

How to recover from a war, ant style — Cooperate

Ant wars are ferocious. Sometimes they are literally wars of extermination. Even victory can make the winners vulnerable due to high casualties. A …

World Water Day 2016: Before and after images of Earth's disappearing lakes and seas

World Water Day 2016 will be marked on 22 March. The UN designated day, first marked in 1992 at United Nations Conference on Environment and …

21 insanely clever design ideas for your outdoor kitchen

Because spring/summer is upon us and your basic barbecue simply won’t do.<p>A picnic table with a built-in beer cooler.<p>And another beverage cooler …

The World’s Best Whisky Is From … Taiwan?

Direct link<p>Pop-out player<p>The <b>alcoholic</b> drink most people call Scotch has been around for hundreds of years.<p>According to the Scotch Whisky Association …

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MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results

<b>IMPROVING EFFICIENCY</b><p>Most solar panels are placed flat on rooftops because they are designed to harness solar energy when the sun is directly …

This Newly Discovered Alaskan Butterfly Has Antifreeze in Its Blood

Welcome to the family, Oeneis tanana.<p>For the first time in nearly three decades, scientists have discovered a new species of Alaskan butterfly. Dubbed <i>Oeneis tanana,</i> or the Tanana Arctic, the insect may be the only butterfly endemic to Alaska, where it has evolved to survive the state's extreme …

The system is just this rigged: Dark money, Citizens United and the secret story of how big money stole our democracy

<b>Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump (AP/Steve Helber/Reuters/Chris Keane/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Congressmen beg for bucks. Super PACs run the show. Dark money flows into state legislatures. This is why we’re mad<p>Wendell Potter • Nick Penniman<p>March 20, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Nation on the Take: …

The Elders Are All Right: Why Hundreds of Seniors Plan to Risk Arrest This April in Washington

Lynne Iser has plans to get arrested next month, and she wants hundreds of other elders by her side when she does.<p>"I grew up in the 60s. Back then we had a great deal of pride in America. Of course there were plenty of big problems -- Civil rights, the Vietnam War -- but it still felt like we had a …

Meet the Woman Who's Hacking Coding

Claire Shorall thinks one simple change can close the gender gap in computer science: Make everyone do it.<p>On her first day of college, Claire Shorall mentally prepared to introduce herself to the room of strangers in her Intro to Engineering Computation class. The professor suggested that everyone …

Education

Mona Awad: ‘I was interested in exploring a kind of monstrousness’

Mona Awad's debut novel, <i>13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl</i>, was recently published by Penguin Canada. It tells the story of a weight-obsessed young woman growing up in suburban Toronto. Born in Montreal, Awad received her MFA from Brown and is now working on her PhD in English literature and creative …

First Solar’s Cells Break Efficiency Record - MIT Technology Review

Driving forward in the race for highly efficient solar cells, First Solar says it has converted 22.1 percent of the energy in sunlight into …

Clean Energy

Jump-start your coding career by learning one of the most widely used programming languages on the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr / VFS Digital DesignFor anyone pursuing a career as a programmer, there are a lot of different options in terms of what coding …

Freedom of Speech Under Attack on College Campuses

During an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney, Emily Jashinsky of Young America’s Foundation discussed the importance of freedom of speech on college campuses after students at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine were impeached for wearing sombreros at a tequila party.<p>Jashinsky …

College & University

Federal Judge Says Filming Police Is Not a Constitutional Right, Prompting Appeal | VICE News

Amanda Geraci has spent a decade of her life working with civil rights groups as a "legal observer," attending protests, marches, and community meetings with an eye toward ensuring that interactions between police officers and citizens follow the letter of the law.<p>So when Geraci, who has done her …

Scott Kelly says he's an environmentalist after his year in space

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who returned Wednesday from a record-setting 340-straight days on the International Space Station, said looking down on …

Space Exploration

This Mountain City Is the Best Place to Live in the United States

If you want a booming job market, affordable cost of living, and overall happiness, that is.<p>If you're one of the people leaving their cities en masse or are simply looking for a change of pace in a new place that you know you'll love it, look no further: According to <i>U.S. News,</i> Denver, Colorado is …