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Wildfires burn over 126,000 acres across Florida this year

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — At least 126,000 acres have burned in wildfires across Florida since January, surpassing the five-year average of acreage …

Weather

This New Browser Plug-in Lets You Access Millions of Scientific Papers For Free

100% legal.<p>If you're of the mindset that knowledge should be freely accessible to as many humans as possible, paywalls for academic journals can be …

Study: Hillary Clinton’s TV ads were almost entirely policy-free

Hillary Clinton’s campaign ran TV ads that had less to do with policy than any other presidential candidate in the past four presidential races, according to a new study published on Monday by the Wesleyan Media Project.<p>Clinton’s team spent a whopping $1 billion on the election in all — about twice …

Freaky February Heat Waves Trigger More Chills Over Climate Change

Hundreds of records have already been broken for the month.<p>A bonkers February with stretches of extremely high temperatures mixed periodically with plunging mercury is the latest chilling warning about global warming.<p>Single-day record highs as well as multiple-day heat waves broke more than 248 …

Weather

Exxon Mobil Accuses the Rockefellers of a Climate Conspiracy

Exxon Mobil, under fire over its past efforts to undercut climate science, is accusing the Rockefeller family of masterminding a conspiracy against it. Yes, that Rockefeller family.<p>The company, which has been accused of scheming to pay surrogates to deny the threat of climate change, is trying to …

Clean Technology

How America Got to This Point

This doesn’t end on November 8.After the ballots have been cast and counted, we will have elected a new president and even though the powers of the …

Political Science

What did you do in School Today? How FreshGrade is Changing the Legendary Answer

For students to be successful in the classroom, it is imperative to ensure they have as much support as possible, both at home and within the school. Rather than relying on quarterly or semester based report cards alone, parents and teachers should maintain ongoing communication during the school …

10 Honest News Sites Way Better Than Anything in the Mainstream Media

By Chere Di Boscio GMOs are bad for you and the planet. Chemicals in cosmetics cause cancer. Fast fashion is seriously contributing to climate …

Mainstream Media

Mexico's first supercar compete with the best? - CNN Style

Supercars

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society's Fears

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. But the reasons for …

History repeating - the divergent tales of Felipe Massa and Nico Rosberg

<p><strong>Leaving Monza and going to Singapore the gap between the top two in the drivers’ championship table could scarcely have been closer. …

Ricciardo backs Nico for title

Daniel Ricciardo has backed Nico Rosberg to pip team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the world championship title this year.

Motor Racing

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

Farming

Inspired by the Olympics? Here's how to prevent post-workout muscle ache

One of the things about exercise I love, somewhat inevitably for a beauty editor, is slatherering my skin with products afterwards. Actually, scratch that – it is my favourite thing about exercise. Plus, the promise of a long, muscle-relaxing soak in the bath to soothe my achy muscles after a run …

Workouts

There's a mysterious object doing a crazy loop around our solar system, but scientists have no idea what it is

Astronomers have nicknamed it "Niku," which means "rebellious" in Chinese, because of the object's reckless behavior.<p>An international team of scientists discovered the object using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) in Maui, Hawaii. The study announcing their …

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has A Serious Problem

Earlier this year Microsoft warned users that Windows 7 has serious problems. I dismissed its claims as a desperate attempt to shift copies of Windows 10 (and I still do), but now Microsoft has warned of a new serious Windows 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes <i>no sense whatsoever</i>…<p>In …

Microsoft Windows

Why the Government is Right to Investigate Oil Industry Ads

Nobody pretends that marketing a product in a capitalist economy is a completely honest process. The entire enterprise can be captured in the caveat, …

17 Processed Foods Nutritionists Approve Of

Despite processed food’s bad reputation—which, for the most part, is deserved—there are actually several items you can indulge in guilt-free. …

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Another Terrifying Milestone

Another day, another scientific analysis revealing our unstoppable impact on planet Earth. Arctic sea ice coverage peaked at 5.607 million square …

Rain soaks parched West Coast

The first West Coast waves of a week of powerful storms arrived to provide strong evidence March will not be as parched as the month that preceded it.<p>Steady rain fell in Northern California on Saturday and was expected to go statewide Sunday. Fresh and growing snow blanketed the slopes of the …

4 Fundamental Habits Of Authentic Leaders

One expert explains how authenticity is a composite trait, made up of four basic, interrelated elements.<p>You think of yourself as a pretty authentic person, so you reasonably assume you’re likewise a pretty authentic leader. The “good leadership” thing to do would be to test that assumption, which …

Could Low Cost Index Funds Have Saved Our Cities?

No, but that doesn't mean they aren't safe ways for people, and maybe even collective entities, to invest a tiny bit of money for a tiny return. But …

Investing

No more free Lake Cumberland water for cities, businesses

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - After a $600 million repair of the Wolf Creek Dam that impounds Lake Cumberland, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says cities …

U.S. Army

Latest Hillary Clinton emails drop: Mills and Abedin, nomination sign-offs and a very British soiree

The State Department also sends more than 1,600 pages of additional records to House Benghazi panel.<p>The State Department fired off a double-barreled barrage of documents Friday, posting online about 1,500 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails and delivering to the House …

U.S. Dept. of State

A presidential run by Michael Bloomberg could plunge the country into a constitutional crisis

In the next couple of weeks, Michael R. Bloomberg will decide whether to launch an independent bid for the presidency. That's an enticing prospect, since the continuing strength of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders threatens to force a radical choice between two extremes. Nevertheless, before …

Government

With most of City Hall facing criminal charges, what's next for Crystal City, Texas?

This south Texas town of 7,500 people has long billed itself as "the spinach capital of the world," erecting a statue of Popeye in front of City Hall.<p>But in recent months, as federal charges were brought against most top city officials, the local newspaper ran a cartoon showing the spinach-snacking …

Corruption

Trump's victories aren't mysterious if you understand why people are angry

The Republican frontrunner often complains that he’s been dismissed by the media. But it’s not him that the pundits are contemptuous of; it’s his supporters<p>Donald Trump’s victory in the Nevada Republican caucus wasn’t even a close one; he reportedly led in practically every demographic (and listed …

Jeb Bush

Death toll rises to 29 after Cyclone Winston devastates Fiji islands

Rescue efforts are continuing in Fiji, where the death toll from the weekend's catastrophic cyclone has hit 29. Officials fear the destruction of …

Controversial Megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll Finds a New Flock

He called women ‘penis homes’ and allegedly ruled his Seattle megachurch like a tyrant. Now, he’s resurfaced 1,000 miles away.<p>There’s a new church …