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43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

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In China and Germany, Renewables Are Outgrowing Their Grids - MIT Technology Review

Germany and China are finding out the hard way that switching to renewables isn’t as simple as building more wind turbines and solar panels.<p><i>The</i> …

The biggest climate change story in the world this week is quietly playing out in Rwanda

One of the tricky aspects of writing about climate change is that it often involves tossing around tiny numbers with mind-bogglingly large consequences.<p>If, for instance, global average temperatures rise a mere 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we start losing coral reefs. Go up to 2°C and we risk …

Methane Emissions Blow Past Current Estimates

Methane emissions from the global fossil fuel industry are up to 60 percent greater than existing estimates, according to a new comprehensive …

It’s Official: Google Goes Head-to-Head With Apple

<i>“When I look at where computing is headed, it’s clear to me that we’re evolving from a mobile-first to an AI-first world.”</i> - Sundar Pichai, Google CEO<p>I’m watching the “Made by Google” launch event and wondering why the Silicon Valley search giant suddenly decided to roll out a bevy of branded …

Shaked: US should worry about Syria, not Shiloh

Using unusually sharp language, the US State Department on Wednesday slammed Israel’s intention to build homes in the Shiloh settlement.<p>><p>Ayelet …

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Android and iPhone fail: Our lust has petered out

Chances are, you're probably not rushing out to buy a new iPhone or Galaxy device.<p>Tech giants like Apple and Samsung have hit a wall when it comes to phone innovations, as each new model offers just a handful of minor improvements over the previous iteration. Yeah, the iPhone 7 has a nicer camera, …

White House rails against Israel's settlement project in West Bank

Obama administration warns that decision jeopardizes the already distant prospect of Middle East peace as well as Israel’s own security<p>The White House has accused Israel of a betrayal of trust, in an unusually sharp rebuke over its plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes deep in the West …

World's smallest engine powered by a single atom

A team of German physicists has just created the world's smallest working engine. Powered by a single electrically-charged calcium atom, the new …