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Here Are the Democrats Boycotting Donald Trump’s Inauguration

<b>Correction appended, Jan. 17, 2017</b><p>More than 50 House Democrats have declared that they plan to boycott Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday, with the …

Why Solo 401k Plans Are Tax-Savvy for Entrepreneurs

If you're self-employed and you want to lower your tax bill, then opening a self-employed, or individual 401(k) plan before Dec. 31 could be smart. These "solo" 401(k) plans offer tax-savvy benefits that can significantly reduce the IRS's tax bite.<p>Is a solo 401(k) plan right for you? Read on to …

Retirement

'Trump Thump' Triggers $1 Trillion Loss for Bonds

Donald Trump's stunning victory for the White House may mark the long-awaited end to the more than 30-year-old bull run in bonds, as bets on faster U.S. growth and inflation lead investors to favor stocks over bonds.<p>A two-day thumping wiped out more than $1 trillion across global bond markets …

Stock Markets

Scientists Accidentally Discover Method to Turn Carbon Dioxide Into Ethanol

A team of scientists in Tennessee accidentally discovered a new method to convert carbon dioxide to ethanol, a finding that could aid the development …

17 Tomato Sauce Recipes for All Your Pasta-Adjacent Needs

Whether you're looking for ways to use summer's ripe tomatoes or doctor up canned tomatoes, your new favorite tomato sauce recipe is here.<p>Homemade tomato sauce is one zillion percent better than the jarred stuff, and yes, that is an accurate percentage point. With numbers like that and recipes like …

Italian Food

Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces hydrogen

<b>Bill Burton, UIC News Center</b> -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that …

Skillet Skills: 7 Meals You Can Make In a Single Cast Iron Pan

Have you been cooking with cast iron lately? A skillet is definitely worth the investment with it's durable versatility. Take a look at these 7 ways …

Cooking

5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken

1. Use your plastic wrap to cover the chicken breasts before pounding. Make sure each piece is about 1.5cm thick or 1/2 inch thick.<p>2. Use <b>lemon pepper</b> …

Grilling

You'll Eat Breakfast Every Day (and Look Forward to It) Thanks to These Frittata Recipes

A frittata is hands down one of the best ways to cook eggs. The one-pan dish is quick, easy, and the ultimate blank canvas — you can put just about anything in it, and it'll be good. Put your cast-iron skillet to good use with any of these tasty frittata recipes, from cheesy to protein-packed. If …

SanDisk's new microSD cards are insanely fast 4K beasts

If you’re into shooting 4K video, you’ll probably be <i>really</i> into the newest microSD cards from SanDisk which can hold 14 hours of footage and transfer info insanely fast.<p>The SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card not only has an insane capacity (seriously, 14 hours of 4K footage!), it can transfer your …

Gear & Gadgets

Missouri is installing solar power grabbing pavement on Route 66

Part of its ‘Road to Tomorrow Initiative,’ Missouri’s Department of Transportation is teaming with Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup (seriously, what’s going on in Idaho?) to cover an undetermined length of Historic Route 66 with road-ready solar panels.<p>“We expect them to be in place, I’m …

Behind Tesla carnage, signs of support for Musk's SolarCity deal | Reuters

(Reuters) - Some of Tesla Motor Inc’s (TSLA.O) biggest investors have signaled support for CEO Elon Musk’s plan to buy solar power company SolarCity Corp SCTY.O, although the electric car maker’s stock cratered on Wednesday, lopping more than the $2.8 billion value of the proposed deal off Tesla’s …

Tesla

Seattle May Follow San Francisco in Tossing Conventional Level of Service Standards

"Mayor Ed Murray today transmitted his proposal to update Seattle’s 20-year Comprehensive Plan to the Seattle City Council," states the mayor's May 3 …

3tags.org

How Earth's magnetic field is changing

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its trio of Earth-facing satellites – the Swarm satellites – more than two years ago. Since then, the three …

One of the Most Convincing Climate Change Visualizations We've Ever Seen

But we had so much snow this winter! But it’s only a couple degrees! But the temperature in my hometown feels fine! We’ve heard it all from climate …

Alevo, The Other Energy Storage Gigafactory, Begins To Stir

In late 2014, a virtually unknown company called Alevo announced it was entering the energy storage market with a new inorganic, sulfur-based lithium ion battery technology that it had acquired from the bankrupt German company fortu PowerCell. Alevo entered the U.S. with a big splash, investing …

Energy

Mithun Architects' Vertical Farm for Seattle

This evidently won "Best of Show" in the Cascadia Region Green Building Council's Living Building Challenge. It is a "Center for Urban Agriculture," …

Sustainability

Red States Are Leading the Way in Renewable Energy

Wind turbines and solar panels accounted for more than two-thirds of all new electric generation capacity added to the nation’s grid in 2015, …

Hellish Heat Could Spark 'Climate Exodus' In Africa And Middle East

A study predicts climate change will cause sweltering temperatures and extreme dust storms that will leave the region uninhabitable.<p>Scorching temperatures brought on by climate change could leave large swaths of the Middle East and North Africa uninhabitable by the middle of this century, a new …

Climate Change

New Record Set for World's Cheapest Solar

The price of solar power dipped to another record low on May 1 when five international companies bid as little as 2.99 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) …

NASA Just Named This Lake Earth's Lightning Capital

NASA just named a lake in Venezuela the lightning capital of the world.<p>It's called <b>Lake Maracaibo</b> — and on good nights, lighting strikes there</b> …

San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

Southern California's section of the San Andreas fault is "locked, loaded and ready to roll," a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach.<p>The San Andreas fault is one of California's most dangerous, and is the state's longest fault. Yet for …

California

Why Does Gravity Move At The Speed Of Light?

If you looked out at the Sun across the 93 million miles of space that separate our world from our nearest star, the light you’re seeing isn’t from the Sun as it is right now, but rather as it was some 8 minutes and 20 seconds ago. This is because as fast as light is — moving at the speed of light …

Physics

New metamaterial could allow us to generate solar power from heat 24-hours a day

You’ve probably heard of photovoltaic cells, but what about thermophotovoltaic cells? These cells utilize heat from infrared radiation to generate …

Clean Energy

San Francisco adopts law requiring solar panels on all new buildings

San Francisco has this week passed landmark legislation requiring all new buildings under 10 storeys in height to be fitted with rooftop solar panels.<p>The city’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed the new rule on Tuesday, making the metropolis the largest in the US to mandate …

San Francisco

How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord

From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>The first three months of 2016 have been the hottest ever recorded, and by a large margin. Greenland’s massive ice sheet melted more …

Global Warming

San Francisco mandates rooftop solar panels starting in 2017

San Francisco has been pushing toward 100 percent of its energy to come from renewable resources for a while now. And to further that, the city recently passed legislation that would require new construction to install solar panels on building roofs -- an extension of existing legislation that …