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Fresh Threats From Pyongyang As Joint Military Exercise Begins

North Korea is issuing fresh threats against the United States as a 10-day computer-based military exercise gets under way on the Korean peninsula. It's an annual joint drill between American and South Korean forces, but this year, it comes following a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and …

Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?

A stretch of road in France has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels as part of a government-backed initiative for renewable electricity generation.<p>It is estimated that even busy roads can “see” the sky 70-90% of the time.<p>The solar PV panels are coated in crushed glass and resin to make …

Schumer Says GOP Division Gives Democrats A Chance To Save Obamacare

President Trump's declaration during his speech to Congress Tuesday night that Obamacare is "collapsing" and must be replaced was cheered by Republicans.<p>But Republican lawmakers remain unable to coalesce behind an approach to their oft-stated goal of repeal and replace, and Democrats believe they …

Affordable Care Act

These sleek prefabs come with smart home features

Go inside a 720-square-foot “Coodo”<p>Another day, another prefab company trying to lure you into the out-of-the-box home dream. This time, Coodo from Hamburg, Germany, shows off its newly completed project, a 720-square-foot “Coodo 64,” installed in Bielefeld, Germany.<p>With rounded edges (also seen in …

Prefab Homes

French expand fraud probe into presidential candidate Fillon

PARIS (AP) — Conservative candidate Francois Fillon, once the front-runner in France's presidential race, is facing a political maelstrom after first his wife, then his children became targets in an embezzlement probe into paid — but allegedly fake — political jobs.<p>The decision Thursday by the …

North Africa

The first US offshore wind farm goes live as renewables race to underprice fossil fuels in age of Trump

Rhode Island flipped the switch on the country’s first offshore wind farm on Dec. 12. When the five turbines in the Block Island Wind Farm reach full power next month, renewables will have notched another win in the effort to out-compete fossil fuels on the open market.<p>The 30MW installation …

Renewable Energy

Captivating CIA maps give an insight into eight decades of top-secret intelligence

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Major Lazer

$4.5M of gold recovered from 300-year-old shipwreck in Florida

Florida's Treasure Coast has truly earned its name this summer.<p>Less than a month after a group of treasure hunters uncovered $1 million worth of 60 …

This court ruling has the potential to crush the marijuana industry

Over the past 19 years we've gone from exactly zero states having legalized the distribution of marijuana for medical purposes to 23 states and counting that now allow marijuana to be prescribed by physicians to treat various end-of-life ailments (e.g. terminal cancers) and chronic conditions such …

Cannabis

Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman are the Last Knights of this humorless slog

The heroes of <i>Last Knights</i> live by an ancient warrior’s code, which is another way of saying that they’re sullen, humorless lugs. As these traits are …