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Plato predicted ‘Pizzagate’ (or rather, fake news more generally)

Last week, a heavily armed man stormed a popular family pizzeria in Washington, on the theory that it harbored child sex slaves. He shot the lock off an interior door and pointed his assault rifle at one of the pizza chefs before surrendering to police — but not before searching for signs of an …

Fake News

Mars simulation ends after a year on Hawaiian mountain

Six scientists who lived for a year inside a dome on a Hawaiian mountain emerged Sunday from the experiment, meant to simulate a trip to Mars.<p>The NASA-funded study was the second-longest of its kind, following a Russian mission that lasted 520 days.<p>During the simulation, run by the University of …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Italian teenagers to receive €500 'cultural bonus' from government

Italianschool leavers may face the dismal prospect of 40 per cent youth unemployment, but at least they have one thing to look forward to – a €500 “culture bonus”, courtesy of the government.<p>From next month, every 18-year-old will be entitled to claim the money and spend it on culturally enriching …

SpaceX's Elon Musk Set to Unveil Master Plan for Mars in September

SpaceX founder, CEO and lead designer Elon Musk is unveiling his humans-to-Mars plan at next month's 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), …

Terrorist attacks have cost Paris nearly $1 billion in tourism revenue

Strikes and floods have also taken their toll, overshadowing the boost from the Euro 2016 soccer championships and leaving the tourism industry in need of massive new investment and a rescue package, they added.<p>"It's time to realize that the tourism sector is going through an industrial disaster," …

France

Tesla touts speed and driving range with new upgraded battery | News Home | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) crowned itself the maker of the world’s fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/2 seconds.<p>A Tesla Model S charges at a Tesla …

Tesla

Great news!

Chile awarded a contract to sell solar power for $29.10 per megawatt hour (MWh), the lowest ever across the planet.<p>ACERA<p>This surpasses the record set …

Renewable Energy