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For Environmentalists, Mines Near Wilderness Are Too Close For Comfort

Amy and Dave Freeman are willing to risk brutal winters, thin ice and hordes of hungry mosquitoes to raise awareness about impending mining operations on the border of public lands in northern Minnesota.<p>A year without a shower takes a tremendous amount of dedication and passion. Why do the Freemans …

No, Native Americans aren't genetically more susceptible to alcoholism

Time to retire the 'firewater' fairytale<p>When Jessica Elm, a citizen of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, was studying for her master’s degree in social work, she frequently heard about how genes were responsible for the high risk of alcoholism among American Indians. But her own family’s …

Why Is America's Weather Model Falling Short of Europe's?

The uncertainty of Hurricane Joaquin stirs up underlying problems<p>When comparing the United States's weather models with Europe's, the U.S. tends to come up short. Take Hurricane Joaquin. The U.S. models initially predicted the storm was headed for various locations along the East Coast, while the …

Planets, east before dawn, October 2, 2015

Don’t miss these bright planets in the east before dawn. They’ll perform an intricate dance throughout October, 2015.<p>Look east before dawn, where …

Elon Musk explains how he would bomb Mars

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>To my naive mind, it's like turning on the heating with your Nest controller before you get home.<p>At heart, though, blowing up Mars is a little more complicated than that.<p>During a recent appearance on …

The Late Show

Daimler tests a self-driving, mass-produced truck on real roads

Daimler's dreams of self-driving big rig trucks just took one step closer to reality. The automaker has conducted the first-ever test of its semi-autonomous Highway Pilot system in a production truck on a public road, driving an augmented Mercedes-Benz Actros down Germany's Autobahn 8. While the …

U.S. auto union faces tough road to salvage failed contract | Reuters

DETROIT/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mounting discontent among the United Auto Workers rank and file will complicate its leaders’ bid to recover from the defeat of a proposed labor agreement with No. 3 U.S. automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, UAW members said Friday.<p>UAW President Dennis Williams …

Russia intensifying Syria airstrikes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia is intensifying its airstrikes in Syria, which it says have "considerably reduced" the combat potential of militants.<p>The Russian air force began strikes in Syria on Wednesday. In the past 24 hours, it has carried out 20 flights targeting 10 ISIS positions in Idlib province, the …

Spike in Palestinian attacks raise fears of another Intifada

JERUSALEM (AP) — A series of grisly Palestinian attacks that killed several Israeli civilians has prompted the government to take unprecedented …

Finely Glaciated Mountains

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen's Yoga Teacher Sets Up Shop in L.A.’s Venice

Montauk’s popular, summer-only Love Yoga Studio may have shut its doors until next year, but fans of the stylish space have a new reason to hit the beach: Owner <b>Sian Gordon</b> is opening a permanent Love outpost in Los Angeles’s Venice on October 4. Like its Hamptons sibling, the new location is sure …

Murals

Video lets you imagine Earth breathing

NASA video simulating a massive typhoon spinning toward China, with something extra added. Plus a word about the Gaia hypothesis.<p>A friend sent a link …

SNL: Donald Trump cold open starts Season 41

The season premiere of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> started with last summer’s biggest newsmaker: Republican presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump. …

Megyn Kelly

S.C. Gov.: Flooding At 1,000-Year Level; At Least 5 Dead

<b>Updated at 1:10 a.m. ET Monday:</b><p>A powerful rainstorm continues to soak South Carolina. At least five deaths have been reported across the state. Several sections of interstate highways have been closed including a 70-mile portion of I-95. In the state's capital Columbia, rescue operations will …

Hawaii Officials Want U.S. Customs to Screen Japanese Tourists in Tokyo

Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Thursday it’s a top priority for Hawaii that the U.S. be able to process Japanese travelers for immigration and customs …

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Solar device shatters records for splitting water - Futurity

A new "artificial leaf" system that uses solar energy to split water and create hydrogen fuel is the safest and most efficient one ever designed.

Life in the Slow(er) Lane: Revisiting the Long-Lost Giant Cheetah

For the most part, a cat is a cat is a cat. Large or small, domestic or wild, most are agile ambush predators that subsist almost entirely on meat. But then there’s the cheetah. It’s a cat that hunts like a dog. The felid’s claws are more like cleats than the retractable armaments of its relatives, …

Dinosaurs

When and where can I see the 'Supermoon' 2015 and 'Blood Moon'?

Tonight's 'Supermoon' is the first of three spectacular lunar shows this year<p>Tonight, sky watchers across Britain will be able to see the first of three Supermoons this year.<p>That means the moon will be very full and bright in the sky, because it has come very close to earth.<p>Tonight's full moon will …

Concept Video: Your Next Plane Could Take Off Vertically

Private aircraft tentatively seeking stockholders<p>The ideal airplane doesn’t need a runway. Since Kitty Hawk, the standard design of a fixed-wing airplane assumes the plane will build momentum and lift by accelerating along an open stretch of land (or sometimes sea), and will need to land by …

Sony saved thousands of passwords in a folder named 'Password'

Sony is facing further embarrassment over its latest data breach, after it emerged that its security precautions were somewhat lacking<p>Sony Pictures Entertainment saved thousands of company passwords in a file directory entitled 'Password', it has emerged, after hackers published a new trove of …

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Packed agenda for Prince William, Kate in NYC, DC

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the roughly 5 million visitors expected in New York this holiday season, at least two are certain to get the royal treatment: …

Rand Paul's surprise move on ISIS

Sen. Rand Paul surprised members of the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday when he threatened to force a vote on a declaration of war against ISIS as an amendment to an unrelated bill dealing with clean drinking water around the world.<p>The Kentucky Republican, frustrated that Congress hasn't …

The Snapshotr Shot Glass Will Eliminate Your 'Alcohol Is Disgusting' Face Forever

If we were honest about drinking alcohol on a Friday night, we'd all probably admit that a) we don't like discussing craft beer as much as we pretend to and b) taking shots is the absolute worst.<p>But now, we've discovered a way for you to avoid those awkward facial contortions brought on by those …