Michael Laviolette

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Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best AC/DC Song?

Cast your vote in our weekly poll<p>AC/DC released their new track "Play Ball" from their upcoming LP <i>Rock or Bust</i> earlier this week. It's an awesomely …

AC/DC

On the Red Couch with Pretty Little Liars’ Sara Shepard

Imagine being sure of your professional calling while your peers played princess and scrambled on monkey bars. “I was one of those kids who didn’t …

The Week in Review: Women Take Center Stage

“We are having a moment,” Barnard College President Debora Spar told The New York Times. “Young women are identifying as feminist at levels and in …

Urban, agricultural communities clash over Colorado Water Plan

Kayla Young | The Greeley Tribune, Colo.<p>By 2050, projections place Northern Colorado’s population at double its current level — a forecast that …

On The Pitfalls of Urban Food Production

In her August 21 pieces “Can Urban Agriculture Work on a Commercial Scale?” and “Five Urban Farms that are Growing Big” published in Citiscope, …

Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

A tour of a pork processing plant takes a hard hat, waterproof boots and a strong stomach.<p>Oh, and hairnets.<p>Americans eat just half of the meat produced by farm animals. So what happens to the rest of the animal? I arrive at the Farmland Food plant in Milan, a factory in northeast Missouri, for a …

Farm tech isn’t a war between good and evil — it’s a quest for whatever works

On Sept. 29, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) issued a call for a “paradigm shift towards sustainable agriculture and family …

Agriculture

10 things that would fix the food system faster than GMO-labeling

If we want a better food system there are plenty of things that would make a bigger difference than GMO labeling. The other day I argued that …

Swarms Of Mouse-Sized Robots Scurry To Maintain The Nation's Bridges

A new kind of miniature robot can crawl on the parts of bridges humans never see.<p>Ask Sarah Bergbreiter, a professor of mechanical engineering and head of the University of Maryland’s Micro Robotics Laboratory, about the connection between miniature robots and bridges, and she’s likely to talk about …

New Survey Sheds Light On What People Really Want In A Spouse

For the first time in America, single adults outnumber the married.<p>However, despite the decline in marriage rates, new data from the Pew Research Center found that 53 percent of those adults who have never married still plan to, and an additional 32 percent are considering it.<p>So what's stopping …

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …

Sleep

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This Manservant Service Looks Like A Joke — But It Isn't

There's a video going around that claims to know what women really want — manservants.<p>The jist is that hiring strippers to make a woman feel good isn't just cliche, it's plain uncomfortable.<p>So the video pivots from a woman disgusted by the male junk being thrust in her face to a team of handsome …

Tuxedos

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

French Maker Revolution: An Interview with Bertier Luyt

In 2013, there were 100 Maker Faires across the globe, hosted in 20 different countries. The very first Faire in France, the Saint-Malo Mini Maker Faire, took place in October and was very well received. Leading the charge in bringing Maker Faire to France is French maker Bertier Luyt, CEO of le …

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Immigrants File For Deferred Deportation, Pressure Obama For Changes

Sixteen years after entering the U.S. illegally and seven grandchildren later, Maria Guadalupe Arreola has petitioned President Barack Obama to think of her when he decides how to use his executive powers for immigration reforms that Congress failed to act on.<p>Arreola, 55, is one of 11 immigrants …

Immigration

Military Considering Sending Additional Troops To Iraq, Officials Say

Virgin America crew members now equipped with Nexus 7s

If you’re planning on flying Virgin America anytime soon you may notice some shiny new tablets in the hands of the crew. For a while now passengers …

Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriages in Virginia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide.<p>The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay …

This Asus smartwatch actually looks stylish

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Asus has already teased a shadowing image of its first smartwatch in advance of next week’s IFA event in Berlin. SlashGear …