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Drug to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Passes Critical Test in Mice — NOVA Next | PBS

In a groundbreaking study, researchers found that they were able to effectively reverse type 2 diabetes symptoms in mice by administering a daily …

Diabetes

The Most Important Exchange of the Zuckerberg Hearing

The Facebook CEO’s defense of data collection is slipperier than it seems.<p>In his second day of congressional hearings, Mark Zuckerberg began the proceedings in the House of Representatives on Wednesday with an identical opening statement to the one he gave in the Senate on Tuesday.<p>But from that …

Social Media

Canadian Town Reels After Bus Crash Kills Beloved Hockey Players

HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan — People flooded the sports and social complex in the small Canadian town of Humboldt on Saturday, seeking solace after learning the devastating news that much of the roster of its beloved junior hockey team had been killed, and many others wounded, in a terrible highway …

Immunotherapy succeeds in thwarting Type-1 diabetes in study

A form of immunotherapy gaining ground as a way to treat childhood food allergies has shown promise in treating another rising scourge of children and young adults: Type 1 diabetes.<p>In a small but rigorous clinical trial, British investigators gave patients recently diagnosed with the metabolic …

Science Has Begun Taking Gluten Seriously

New research from Harvard and Columbia says gluten does not cause heart disease. Why is that even a question?<p>Every year more money is being spent studying the now-infamous plant protein gluten. The studying raises more questions. That leads to more money being spent. And then more questions.<p>If …

American energy use, in one diagram

How much energy we use, what kind, and how much is wasted.<p>Spring brings new growth, new possibilities, and, best of all, a new spaghetti diagram from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) at the Department of Energy.<p>Every year, LLNL produces a new energy flow chart showing the sources of US …

Natural Gas

UK’s bet on offshore wind pays off as costs plunge

The first green energy subsidy auction to be held for two years is expected to pave the way for an offshore wind boom, as the costs of building renewable farms out at sea tumble faster than experts predicted.<p>The Government has set a £730m budget for three auctions for emerging renewable …

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations | Victoria Herrmann

These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average<p>As an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data. Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been surveyed to modern standards. In truth, some of the maps we use today haven’t been …

Donald Trump

Clean energy forces messy changes for utilities and regulators

California's push for clean energy is forcing the players — consumers, regulators, utilities and fuel producers — into an uncomfortable dance that has each stepping on others' toes.<p>But all must learn to perform together or risk the reliability of crucial energy services, representatives of the …

Southern California Edison

2016 was the year solar panels finally became cheaper than fossil fuels. Just wait for 2017

The renewable energy future will arrive when installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas or other options. If you ask the World Economic Forum (WEF), the day has arrived.<p>Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than new fossil fuel capacity in …

Renewable Energy

My Best Photos of the Year for 2016

Welcome to my annual display of my best/favorite photos of the year. I’ve been doing this since 2007 (you can see all of the sets here) and it’s …

Why sugar is bad for you

<b>The Case Against Sugar.</b> By Gary Taubes. <i>Knopf; 368 pages; $26.95. To be published in Britain by Portobello in January.</i><p>CHRISTMAS is the most fattening …

Key figures purged from Trump transition team

The bloodletting in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team that began with last week’s ouster of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie escalated Tuesday with new departures, particularly in the area of national security, as power consolidated within an ever-smaller group of top Trump …

Donald Trump

The firms turning poo into profit

<b>Poo is not something most people like to talk about. Yet it's something we all produce a lot of.</b><p>In fact, on average each of us generates 135 to 180 litres of sewage a day - an estimate that includes the waste water from our baths, sinks and washing machines as well as faeces and urine.<p>Treating and …

Ottawa pressed to curb CBC’s growing digital presence

Private media companies are decrying the CBC's growing presence on the Internet and in the digital advertising market, calling on Ottawa to rein in the Crown corporation in order to salvage the production of local news and investigative journalism across the country.<p>At hearings of the Canadian …

A giant reservoir that supplies a California county’s drinking water is nearly empty

LAKE CACHUMA, Calif. — At the marina Monty Keller manages amid sloping mountains here, business is down by half. For hours every workday, he stares sadly at the reason.<p>Lake Cachuma, a giant reservoir built to hold Santa Barbara County’s drinking water, has all but vanished in California’s historic …

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Kansas is still bleeding, thanks to tea party economics

Give some credit to Sam Brownback, the far-right Republican governor of Kansas: He's got tenacity. Confronted by an unbroken string of reports that his fiscal policies are leading his state to economic ruin, he hasn't given an inch.<p>We've been chronicling the tea party ruination of Brownback's …

Economics

Tesla's Electric Domination Moves Forward With Debut of Beautiful Solar Shingles

In a move that would make Steve Jobs boil over with envy, Elon Musk presented Tesla’s latest product in an over the top presentation at Universal …

Clean Energy

Pushing That Crosswalk Button May Make You Feel Better, but …

It is a reflex born of years of habit: You see a button, press it and then something happens.<p>The world is filled with them, such as doorbells, vending machines, calculators and telephones.<p>But some buttons we regularly rely on to get results are mere artifices — placebos that promote an illusion of …

We fact-checked Donald Trump’s latest comments on renewable energy.

Turns out, they’re not all true.<p>The Republican presidential nominee appeared on Herman Cain’s radio show on Tuesday, and he had quite a bit to say …

Oslo Is Creating The Model For How Cities Can Solve Climate Change

To cut its emissions drastically, the city has started to fundamentally rethink how a city should work.<p>As cities around the world start to take climate change seriously, many of the goals are still in the somewhat distant-sounding future. New York City plans to cut emissions 80% by 2050. That’s …

Apple's Strategy Is Innovation By A Thousand Tweaks

The iPhone is to make you buy the AirPods which are to make you use Siri to make you keep your MacBook to get you to upgrade your iPhone.<p>You probably want to talk about the headphones. You’re pissed about having to buy a new pair of headphones or haul around an easily lost dongle adapter, or to …

Yes, America Has A Working Tea Plantation. We Visited It

Just southwest of bustling Charleston, S.C., lies a lush and rural gem called Wadmalaw Island, one of the Sea Islands that dot the shoreline. This is the home of the Charleston Tea Plantation, the only large-scale commercial tea plantation in America.<p>Here, 127 acres of gleaming dark green tea …

Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?

One night in early January, a little after 9 o’clock, a dozen Netflix employees gathered in the cavernous Palazzo ballroom of the Venetian in Las Vegas. They had come to rehearse an announcement the company would be making the next morning at the Consumer Electronics Show, the tech industry’s …

Television Industry

Are vegans right?

First introduced as Bakelite in 1907, fully synthetic plastics weren’t mass produced until the mid-century.<p>Burmese dissident speaks frankly about his …

Raspberry Pi 3 review: The revolutionary $35 mini-PC cures its biggest headaches

My, how deceiving looks can be.At first blush, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B appears physically identical to the year-old Raspberry Pi 2 Model B: the same port selection, the same GPIO pin layout, the same basic board layout, et cetera. But don’t let that fool you! The leap to the Raspberry Pi 3 is …

Comment on What Happens to Journalists When No One Wants to Print Their Words Anymore? by Joseph Robert Kennedy

This isn’t limited to writing. Artists, musicians and most creative professions have been dismissed by technology and global slave labor…err…I mean …

Former General Motors Exec Says Electric Is "A Better Way To Do A Car"

Chevrolet Bolt In Toronto In February At The Canadian International Auto Show<p><i>“Set aside all the motivations with climate change, oil dependence—it’s</i> …

General Motors

Nissan Disables App that Let Hackers Drain the Battery on Its Electric Car

The company reacts after researchers revealed hackers could take control of air conditioned system and download driver’s trip history.<p>Nissan has pulled the plug on an app for its leaf electric car after researchers revealed the app could be abused by hackers.<p>On Wednesday, security researchers Troy …

Electric Vehicles