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These maps show what Americans think about climate change.

Darker oranges show where most people acknowledge the existence of climate change, and lighter yellows color where more people still aren’t convinced.<p>…

Climate

Spring Deals: Air Purifiers, Solar Panels and More

Don't miss out on these limited-time deals from our friends at TechBargains.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has an affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Welcome to TechBargains weekly deals where …

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Physicists Say They've Created an 'Impossible' New Form of Matter: Supersolids

The most compelling evidence yet that supersolids exist.<p>Our world just got a little stranger, with physicists claiming they've successfully created a …

​Amazon turns warehouse roofs into solar power stations

The solar bug has bitten Amazon.<p>The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it's installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 megawatts of power, and plans to expand to 50 of its sites by 2020.<p>The move is good for Amazon and the planet, said Dave Clark, senior …

Solar Power

Oldest-Known Image of Confucius Found in Tomb of Disgraced Emperor

Liu He, a Chinese emperor who was deposed after just 27 days on the throne, is branded in the historical record as an embarrassing blight on the …

Archaeology

Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

Russia Heats Up Its Infowar With the West

If you think last year was bad, there’s worse to come as Moscow’s new ‘information operations’ military unit gets rolling.<p>When it comes to Russian …

Whistleblower: ‘I knew people would misuse this.’ They did - to attack climate science | Dana Nuccitelli

Fake news propagates through the conservative media to the halls of Congress where science is under attack<p>This weekend, conservative media outlets launched an attack on climate scientists with a manufactured scandal. The fake news originated from an accusation made by former NOAA scientist John …

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right

While the U.S. passed gay-rights laws, Moscow moved hard the other way.<p>In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula—the first forced annexation in Europe since the Second World War—Pat Buchanan asked a question. Taking …

When the black justice movement got too powerful, the FBI got scared and got ugly

In the 1970s, the surveillance and intimidation was no joke<p>On a sunny January day in 1969, a gun battle broke out during a meeting of the Black …

Black Panther

Germany Is Threatening Biohackers With Prison

Over the last few years, advances in science have made the kind of experiments once only accessible to PhDs with fancy labs far more attainable. …

A new front in the assault on women’s freedom: Anti-choice activists now going after birth control

<b>Diane Black (AP/Matt Rourke)</b><p>Under Trump and a GOP Congress, anti-choice activists don’t need elaborate excuses to go after contraception<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>February 9, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>Most conservatives are masters of the bad-faith argument, but none so more than anti-choice activists. For decades now, …

This Technology Could Finally Make Brain Implants Practical - MIT Technology Review

In labs testing how brain implants could help people with physical disabilities, tales of success can be bittersweet.<p>Experiments like those that let …

University of Florida

West Coast states form a wall against Trump’s reactionary agenda

I went to an inaugural ball a few weeks ago — the one in Washington state, not the one in Washington, D.C. — and got a good sense of the official resistance that is rising on the West Coast against the policies of the new Trump administration.<p>Jay Inslee celebrated the advent of his second term as …

Google’s DeepMind pits AI against AI to see if they fight or cooperate

Unsurprisingly, they do both<p>In the future, it’s likely that many aspects of human society will be controlled — either partly or wholly — by artificial intelligence. AI computer agents could manage systems from the quotidian (e.g., traffic lights) to the complex (e.g., a nation’s whole economy), but …

Donald Trump’s coming police state: We have a president who wants unlimited power and won’t respect the rule of law

<b>(Getty/Andrew Harrer)</b><p>He wasn’t kidding about being the “law and order” president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>February 8, 2017 1:07pm (UTC)<p>It would appear that some of the folks who were hoping that Donald Trump was actually an isolationist "jobs" president, …

Republicans Tell Their Party It's Time to Address Climate Change

A group of Republican elder statesmen called on their party’s leadership to address climate change by enacting a carbon tax to replace much of the …

Eerie wind turbine prototype flaps its wings like hummingbirds

Is this the creepiest turbine design ever?<p>It’s turbine time. Last month, New York gave the green light to what will become the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Then, Denmark’s ginormous turbine design broke energy-production records. Now, designer Anis Aouini at Tunisian company Saphon Energy …

The End of Facts in the Trump Era

The order floated down from the lunatic’s castle late on a Friday. No more visas of any kind from seven countries, Donald Trump decreed, and mayhem …

Panasonic's first indoor farm can grow over 80 tons of greens per year — take a look inside

Panasonic may be known for its consumer electronics, but the Japanese company is also venturing into indoor agriculture.<p>In 2014, Panasonic started growing leafy greens inside a warehouse in Singapore and selling them to local grocers and restaurants. At the time, the 2,670-square-foot farm produced …

Aquaponics

Trump Vows to Get Endorsement for Jeff Sessions from Frederick Douglass

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Infuriated after Senator Elizabeth Warren read a scathing letter from 1986 about Jeff Sessions by Coretta Scott King, Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to secure an endorsement for Sessions from Frederick Douglass.<p>“I know Frederick Douglass will write a great letter, …

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …

My Career in Silicon Valley Taught Me the Futility of 80-Hour Work Weeks

The much-maligned 40-hour work week is actually a pretty good way to work for the long term.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let me say up front that from experience, if I had to choose, I believe a 30-hour work week is more effective than a long work week. I’ve lived …

Silicon Valley

Don’t Forget George W. Bush Had Authoritarian Tendencies, Too.

Efforts to put Donald Trump’s authoritarian tendencies into a historical context usually begin with the simultaneously troubling and reassuring …

Donald Trump

Stop yelling at your kids right this instant

If you want your child to do well at school, stop being so hard on them.<p>Children exposed to harsh parenting are more likely to have poor outcomes at …

‘African-American’ History Month Underscores A Fear Of Blackness

Last Thursday, the man who has referred to the Black community off and on as “The Blacks,” stripped away the word that gets a certain segment of White people as pressed as a silk tie: Black. February 2017 will now be known as “National African-American History Month,” thanks to President Donald …

Amidst Everything Else, We're Now Dealing with a War on Science

All data must be patriotic!<p>WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives organized its committees on Tuesday, setting up the ground rules for the real mischief to come. One of these committees is the ironically named House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and it is chaired by one Lamar Smith, …

The Dalai Lama's Guide to Getting Through the Next 4 Years

Bookmark this one.<p>What a pit we've fallen into. Nevertheless, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, maintains our "surrounding situation" should not be the end to all happiness.<p>His Holiness spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN before President Trump's inauguration about preserving …

Trump's Refusal to Condemn Putin as a 'Killer'

The real significance has nothing to do with Russia.<p>While Fox was airing its pre-Super Bowl interview of President Donald Trump, who refused to accede to Bill O’Reilly’s characterization of Russian President Vladimir Putin as “a killer,” Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr. lay in a medically induced coma in a …

Russia