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Political Corruption Is Underwriting America’s Gun Control Nightmare

Click here for reuse options! Let's get the money out of politics. Then we can deal with the NRA.Parkland shooting survivor and activist David Hogg …

Having faith is a complex business. To assume that religious people are either crazy or stupid is lazy<p>Many years ago, I had to recount the life of Jesus to a young Taiwanese student who knew nothing about Christianity. As I told him about the virgin birth, the miracles, crucifixion and …

Faith

501 Days of Trump & Co. Stealing America Blind

<b>On the day</b> he took the oath of office, Donald Trump delivered two messages about what to expect from his administration. First came the lofty promise …

Alys Fowler: making liquid feed from comfrey

A long, hard winter has done the garden some good, for there is a certain vigour this year. However, vegetables that like a long season are playing catch-up. A late start shaved off valuable weeks of growing, and reaching September's harvest will require extra work.<p>These plants will need steady …

Early church found place for female bishops, experts claim

When the first woman bishop, the Right Reverend Libby Lane, was consecrated in 2015, it was hailed a “completely new phase” in the Church of England’s history.<p>The legislation followed decades of argument over women’s ordination and remains controversial.<p>But academics now claim that a fresco …

Plant finder & selector

clematis 'Blue Eclipse'<p>'Blue Eclipse' is a medium-sized deciduous climber, up to 3 metres high, with divided green leaves and large bell-like flowers …

Glassy polymer is a clear conductor of electricity

Researchers at Purdue University have developed a new polymer film that's transparent, looks and feels like glass, and conducts electricity. The …

'Mad Honey' and 4 Other Naturally Occurring Psychedelics

Natural doesn't always mean better, though.<p>Nature is full of drugs. For various reasons, evolutionary forces have led certain plants, fungi, and even …

Psychedelic Drugs

White Writer Calls Black Panther ‘Hollywood’s Worst Nightmare,’ Blames It for White People’s Problems

A writer for Forbes magazine wrote an article Tuesday in which he described <i>Black Panther</i> as “Hollywood’s worst nightmare” and lamented how the film’s …

FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic Plan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, the federal government's first responder to floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters, has eliminated references to climate change from its strategic planning document for the next four years.<p>That document, released by FEMA on Thursday, outlines plans …

FEMA

This 'acoustic lighthouse' could keep birds from killing themselves on wind turbines

Clean energy doesn't have to be deadly.<p>Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke recently falsely claimed that wind turbines kill 750,000 birds each year. In actuality, wind turbines kill a little more than 350,000 birds annually — which is far fewer than cars, house cats, or plate-glass windows put to …

New type of glass made of metal organic compounds breaks tradition

The glass we're most familiar with is made from silicon dioxide, but materials like boron, polymers and metals have also been used. Now, an …

President Trump's administration once again lifts elephant trophy ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has quietly decided once again to allow Americans to import the body parts of African elephants shot for …

Wildlife

The history of the 'ideal' woman and where that has left us

<b>(CNN)</b> - Hidden in the halls of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York are historic textiles and glamorous garments, many of which hold …

World Health Organization

The 4 Best Air Purifiers For Allergies

If you have allergies, you know the torture of trying to sleep at night in a dusty room. You live with a vacuum cleaner by your side and would pay …

Air Purifiers

America Doesn’t Have a Gun Control Problem. We Have a White-People Problem

Last August, as my wife and I and two of our friends biked through the Great Allegheny Passage in McKeesport, Pa., a city 12 miles from Pittsburgh, I …

The Bandung tech startup aiming to use mushrooms to help grow houses

BANDUNG, Indonesia: A simple farm in the misty hills above the Indonesian city of Bandung is not the place one might expect to find a budding …

"Nanodrops" That Repair Corneas May Ultimately Replace Glasses

New eye drops developed by researchers from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University in Israel can improve both nearsightedness and …

Optometry

Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

2 scientists have left the Interior Department after Zinke demanded confidential energy data

Two senior U.S. Geological Survey officials have stepped down after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke demanded that they provide his office with confidential data on the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska before it was released to the general public.<p>Murray Hitzman and Larry Meinert — who had served as …

Obama Administration

State Department report will trim language on women's rights, discrimination

State Department officials have been ordered to pare back passages in a soon-to-be-released annual report on global human rights that traditionally discuss women’s reproductive rights and discrimination, according to five former and current department officials.<p>The directive calls for stripping …

Rights & Freedoms

Sonnen unveils a free smart home charger that always charges your EV from cheap solar power

sonnen, a Germany-based home battery pack manufacturer, is expanding its lineup of products today with the unveiling of a new smart home charge point that can always charge your electric car from cheap solar power using the company’s community of energy storage devices.<p>Here’s how it works.<p>The …

Electric Vehicles

The Seychelles has struck a 'debt-for-nature swap' with Leonardo DiCaprio

The Seychelles has floated a plan to deepen its marine conservation efforts in return for a groundbreaking sovereign debt deal backed by funds including the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.<p>The actor and environmentalist is one of five investors working with The Nature Conservancy to undertake the …

Conservation

HOW TO: Turn your food waste into clean energy

Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food ends up lost or wasted — 46 percent of the world’s garbage. While the global food waste situation is what you’d …

Donald Trump Jr.’s tour through India is staggeringly corrupt

The Trump brand is surprisingly hot in India — and the president’s son is exploiting his connections to milk this moment.<p>Donald Trump Jr. arrived in India on Tuesday for a week-long visit, and his trip has already revealed a couple of things.<p>First, it’s clear that the Trump administration is still …

Donald Trump

Michael Reynolds to Build Sustainable Public School in Argentina

After a successful project in Uruguay—the first in Latin America—it's now Argentina's turn to build its first sustainable public school. The design …

HYDROSOL-PLANT Project: Hydrogen from Sunlight

• <b>DLR scientists start operating new test facility for hydrogen production with solar energy</b>• <b><br>The performance of the facility has been improved thanks to</b> …

Energy

Honeybees in 'multi-front battle' to survive, Florida beekeepers say

<b>ORLANDO, Fla.</b> - Millions of Florida's honey bees fell victim to heavy flooding from Hurricane Irma last year, a void that has area apiary owners …

It doesn’t look like much, but this black box pulls energy out of thin air

In the search for sustainable energy solutions, no idea is too big or too small to consider. In the past couple of years, we’ve seen genetically …

Nanotech

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …