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Ted Cruz tries to slam Mark Hamill on net neutrality, probably wishes he hadn't

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to scrap net neutrality rules, allowing broadband internet providers to …

Why and how to erase your browsing history

Cover your tracks in any web browser.<p>Web browsers keep track of your past activity for a reason. That history comes in handy if you want to find a funny article again, or return to your favorite photo of the kids, or if restore a tab that you accidentally closed. At the same time, some people find …

The Trump Administration Just Proved (Again) It Likes Coal More Than Facts

Consistency may not be Donald Trump’s strong suit, but there is at least one subject where the President has not wavered: his oft-repeated promise to …

Buy this charming A-frame beach house for $315K

Located in Neskowin, Oregon<p>A-frame homes appeal to nature lovers because of their straightforward and relatively inexpensive construction and the ease with which their steeply pitched rooflines blend into their settings. They also often provide views onto their site by way of a wall of windows and …

Here's Elon Musk's Plan to Power the U.S. on Solar Energy

"The sun is a giant fusion reactor in the sky."<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk — whose company makes electric cars and has a new solar roof panel division — told …

Solar Power

Tesla to build world's biggest lithium ion battery in South Australia

Elon Musk’s company Tesla will partner with French utility Neoen to deliver the lithium ion battery designed to improve the security of electricity network<p>Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla, will build the world’s largest lithium ion battery to store renewable energy in South Australia in …

Tesla

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world

<b>(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)</b><p>This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.<p>Kate Yoder<p>April 28, 2017 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Grist.<p>In pre-industrial times, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere stood at …

Alternative truths and some hard facts about coal

Is coal finished, to be displaced by renewables in a move that will solve climate change and clean up air quality across the world? Is coal — as one …

The Arab airlines using Trump's bans for marketing | Middle East

Arab airlines are using witty marketing and satire to respond to the recent US and UK ban on carry-on electronic goods on inbound flights from Arab countries.<p>The decision, introduced on Tuesday, bars passengers on flights originating in eight Arab countries from carrying any electronic device …

Judge says Google has to hand over emails to FBI even if they’re kept abroad

Runs counter to similar Microsoft case last year<p>Google has been ordered to hand its users’ emails over to FBI agents with search warrants, even if those communications are stored on servers outside of the United States. The decision, by Philadelphia district judge Thomas Rueter, has implications …

Privacy

New wooden standing desk is Scandinavian-inspired and totally cute

It’s also 100% U.S.-manufactured and eco-friendly<p>Using standing desks is—in theory and in practice—a great way to incorporate a tad bit more activity into ones workaday life. Aesthetically speaking, however, the tall tables, typically clunky and industrial-looking—are less than pleasing to behold. …

Basement extensions: what you need to know before you call in the diggers

Basement extensions have become the norm in London as an answer to the capital’s building space shortage – often involving excavation under the …

US government starts asking foreign travelers to disclose their social media accounts

To ‘identify potential threats’<p>The US Customs and Border Protection has started demanding that foreign travelers hand over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media account information upon entering the country, according to a report from <i>Politico</i>. The new policy follows a proposal laid out back in …

6 child-friendly ski resorts parents will love too

Skating and snowshoeing in Beaver Creek<p>Beaver Creek takes pride in looking after little ones. There are gentle runs, snowshoe adventures, jukebox ice skating and a dedicated kids’ gondola. It also has the best ski school in Vail and plenty of good childcare options. And, after a hard day on the slopes, they’ll love being greeted at the base of the Centennial chairlift by cheery chefs with trays of cookies. Back at the ski-to-door Borders Lodge, hit the hot tub or cosy up around the real fire in …

End of motorway roadworks misery: strict speed limits scrapped and works shortened in government crackdown

Motorway roadworks will shortened and strict speed limits will be relaxed in a move that will help end the misery of hundreds of thousands of drivers who are caught by "stealth" cameras.<p>John Hayes, a transport minister , has ordered Highways England to examine whether speed limits at roadworks can …

Transportation

Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level

Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean<p>Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have …

This island is powered entirely by solar panels and batteries thanks to SolarCity

SolarCity was applauded when it announced its plans for solar roofs earlier this year. Now, it appears it is in the business of creating solar …

The average American is personally responsible for melting 645 square feet of Arctic ice every year

Of course, we all are. If you've lived on Earth for even a couple of years, then greenhouse gases—emitted by you or for your benefit—have in some small part helped cause warming temperatures, rising sea levels, and mass extinctions.<p>It's that "in some small part" that's the rub, though. Global …

Global Warming

These Are the Most Beautiful Bars and Restaurants Around the World

Where to eat and drink in stunning surroundings<p>Great restaurants are loved for more than just their food. Interior design plays an important part in the overall dining experience, which is why the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards celebrate stunning eating and drinking spaces each year.<p>The 2016 award …

How to Wash a Pillow to Keep It Smelling Fresh

Let’s assume that, unless you’re in your first year of college, you’re in the habit of washing your sheets regularly. (Sorry, but if memory serves, …

These Portable Solar Panels Fit In A Bucket And Assemble In 2 Minutes

“Each cable can only attach in one way, so just simply by trial and error at the beginning, it would set up correctly,” says Robert Campbell, CEO of …

Clean Energy

Watch How Mountains Of Trash Spread Across The U.S. Over 100 Years

A new map shows where landfills are located in each state.<p>Americans create a lot of trash ― 254 million tons of it each year. But the landfills that house all that garbage aren’t distributed equally.<p>The recent Land of Waste report from Save on Energy, a company that lets consumers compare …

Sustainability

These are the 18 most corrupt countries in the developed world

As Transparency International notes, there is no hard-and-fast way "to assess absolute levels of corruption in countries or territories on the basis of hard empirical data." This is basically because, by its very nature, corruption is usually hidden from the public.<p>But the organization nevertheless …

Corruption

This Super Sustainable House Can Be Built in One Day

A Dutch design firm has redefined living by creating a house that doesn't need a foundation, can be built in one day and is three times more …

Sustainability

Windows That Morph Into Balconies at the Push of a Button

Design by HofmanDujardin<p>Dutch Architecture and design studio HofmanDujardin have developed an innovative window that morphs into a balcony at the …

Top 10

Snowden: FBI's claims about unlockable iPhone are 'bulls***'

The latest figure with an opinion on the fight between Apple and the FBI is none other than NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>His conclusion? The FBI's claim that only Apple can bypass the security of the iPhone used by a terrorist is bogus.<p>"The FBI says Apple has the 'exclusive technical means' of …

Edward Snowden

Google's latest AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location

The new deep-learning program churns through millions of photos to determine the best match.<p>Google's latest deep-learning program can figure out where a photo was taken just by looking at it. The program, called PlaNet, was trained to recognize locations based on details in a photo by looking at …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Apollo Missions

Apple has a new fix for phones bricked by Error 53

In the latest update to iOS, Apple has issued a patch for one of its most stubborn and mystifying errors, potentially restoring countless bricked phones to functionality. Typically triggered by third-party repairs, Error 53 has been causing headaches for months, but became particularly prominent …