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Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Model X and man-made islands

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>After three years of anticipation Tesla just launched its latest electric car. The company says the Model X is the world's safest SUV; it can go from 0-60 in …

Kentucky state Senate president defends county clerk

The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate asked a federal judge on Wednesday to withhold his ruling ordering a country clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.<p>Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says U.S. District Judge David Bunning has to give the state legislature …

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'I am a citizen': when border patrol agents violate the rights of US residents

As one Arizona border community calls for closure of checkpoint, concerns grow over increased racial profiling and invasion of civil rights<p>It is a simple question that Carlota Wray has come to regard as an insult: “Are you a US citizen?”<p>For the record, the answer is yes: Wray has lived in the US …

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America’s big criminal justice lie: What one cop’s acquittal reveals about police violence & Rekia Boyd’s death

Dante Servin was acquitted in the shooting death of an unarmed black woman. He defended his actions as standard<p>The trial of a Chicago police detective who killed a young woman after opening fire on a group of unarmed people ended Monday with the judge finding the officer not guilty on all charges. …

Cure for thinning hair? Scientists find plucking stimulates huge growth spurt

Pulling out lingering follicles could stimulate the scalp into a burst of regeneration, scientists have found<p>For people with thinning hair the idea of plucking out the few strands that remain may fill them with horror.<p>However a new study suggests that pulling out the lingering follicles could …

Tools: 6 Things to Know About Chopsticks

Here in the U.S., we love our sushi rolls, ramen, and carryout Chinese. This means, of course, that we’re pretty familiar with chopsticks—if not totally adept at using them. But beyond the knack they have for grasping just the right bite of tofu, or the satisfying “snap” a fresh wooden pair makes …

12 Foods to Look Better Naked

According to adult toy company Adam & Eve, 41 percent of American adults prefer to get busy in the dark. Although that stat isn't particularly …

Star Wars Toy Converted Into Working Speeder Bike Drone

Look out for Ewoks!<p>Ever wanted to see the world through the eyes of a Scout Trooper chasing Luke Skywalker through the forest of Endor? Thanks to hobbyist Adam Woodsworth, you can now do so vicariously. Like the work of Olivier C before him, whose quadcopter conversions gave us a drone Millenium …

Bill Nye destroys climate deniers’ most infuriating deflection

<b>(MSNBC)</b><p>Nye appeared on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report” on Monday evening<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>February 17, 2015 2:17pm (UTC)<p>On Monday afternoon, Bill "The Science Guy" Nye spoke with MSNBC's Joy Reid about climate change and the brutally cold weather the Northeast has been experiencing.<p>"Let's not confuse …

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Potential 2016 Candidate Is Asked How He Would Fight Islamic State — There’s No Misinterpreting His Answer

Dr. Ben Carson, a potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said on Monday that now is the time to “crush” the Islamic State while they are still in their “adolescent stage,” adding that he would use “every resource available” if he were president of the United States.<p>Appearing on Fox News, Carson …

Why our roboticists are working for the 99 percent

Robots are taking over the world -- well, the front pages -- and are being blamed for the pre-crime of creating a dystopian world that may see huge …

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Alabama's Top Judge: State Doesn't Have to Allow Gay Marriage

Alabama’s top judicial official, Roy Moore, issued a memo on Tuesday telling the state’s probate judges that they’re not required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples though a federal court has ruled they must.<p>It was the latest exchange over a federal judge’s decision in early January …

Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.<p>Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate.<p>A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader …

This Sleek Electric Bike Runs On Solar Power, So You Never Need To Plug It In

Just as long as you don’t mind letting your $8,500 bike sit outside to charge.<p>Unlike most electric bicycles, a new carbon-fiber e-bike from Italy never needs to plugged in. As the bike sits outside in the sun–or as you ride down the street–built-in solar panels automatically charge the battery.<p>“We …

War is the new normal: 7 reasons America can’t escape conflict

No sooner do we withdraw from one Middle Eastern country than we reengage another. It’s a cycle we refuse to break<p>It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost immediately became known as the Global War on Terror, or GWOT. Pentagon insiders called …

This Shadowy Group Is Targeting Russian Teachers Who Support LGBT Rights

The group says it will continue to "raid" schools "where the rights of children and families may be violated."<p>A shadowy group identifying itself as the "public ombudsman for children's rights" turned up at a school in St. Petersburg last week in what it called a "raid" to demand the dismissal of a …

Bed Bugs May Be Splitting Into New Species

The bed bug may seem like a recent trend. Even if you haven’t personally suffered an infestation, media coverage of the insect’s comeback has been hard to miss.<p>However, the bed bug is an ancient pest, and our lives have intertwined for millennia. In the late 1990s, for example, archaeologists found …

Obama's tax proposals get cool reception from GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on …

Poachers, Conservationists Use Drones and GPS in Wildlife Battle

LONDON — It's a decades-old war, but conservationists and poachers alike are using 21st century technology like GPS and drones in their fight to protect endangered wildlife on the plains of Africa.<p>Now Namibia, an arid desert country on Africa's southwestern coast that holds half the world's …

Supreme Court sets stage for historic gay rights ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is getting back in the marriage business.<p>The justices agreed Friday to decide a major civil rights question: …

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At Least 2 Undiscovered Planets Could Be Hidden Near The Edge Of Solar System: Study

Our solar system might be hiding two more planets in the icy darkness beyond Pluto, according to a recent study conducted by a team of scientists in …

William Gibson interview: 'Writing sci-fi was like running away and joining a carnival'

After turning away from science fiction for a decade, the master of the genre, William Gibson, has returned to his first love. Tim Martin meets the creator of cyberspace<p>The upstairs drawing room at the Covent Garden hotel is a pretty weird place at the best of times, panelled floor to ceiling in …

Civil Rights and the Militarization of Police: Lessons from the Gestapo, America’s Path to Tyranny | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The world is watching what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. After the announcement by the grand jury that Officer Darren Wilson was acquitted for</i> …

Nintendo Just Patented A Game Boy Emulator For Use On Smart Phones And Airplanes

Think you waste too much time on your smart phone now? Don’t worry! Nintendo’s about to make it a whole lot worse.<p>TechCrunch reports the much-loved gaming behemoth has patented a new piece of intellectual property that will pave the way for game emulation on airplane seat consoles and mobile …

6 Adult Hot Chocolates for All of Your Favorite Cozy Scenarios

Here are six incredible hot chocolate recipes (both boozy and booze-free) that will upgrade any snuggly situation.<p>Picture this: You’re snuggled up …