Christopher Bernard

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Why Fracking Actually Helps The Environment

No other factor comes close to providing a plausible explanation. Unlike the European Union, the US never ratified the Kyoto Protocol, in which participating countries committed to cut CO2 emissions by roughly 5%, relative to 1990 levels, by 2012. Nor is America's continued emissions reduction a …

Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Shows Off New Uniforms

THE CHAMPS ARE HERE…7-time National Champions, the Northwestern University Women’s Lacrosse Team, hits the field in the lightest threads in the game. …

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Seniors lose memory as the mind gets flighty

<b>U. WARWICK (UK) —</b> Memory decline may come from the tendency to flit among “patches” of memories, like birds that stop foraging too soon in a …

New Surgical Tape Works Like A Parasitic Worm

The bandage is inspired by the spiny proboscis of the intestine-infecting Pomphorhynchus laevis.<p>Scientists have built a better bandage that'll stick to you like a leech. Literally. The new prototype adhesive bandage sticks even to wet skin, using a technique inspired by a parasitic worm that …

WhatsApp CEO says it has more users than Twitter and more messages than Facebook

Popular cross-platform messenger WhatsApp has found a home on hundreds of millions of smartphones, and in the process has surpassed some other widely-used communication tools. On stage today at D: Dive Into Mobile, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said the company now boasts a bigger base than Twitter, which …

Venezuela reports 7 dead in post-election protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's president-elect blamed the opposition Tuesday for seven deaths and 61 injuries that the government claims have occurred in disturbances protesting his election, and he accused the U.S. of organizing the unrest.<p>Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles later …

Another way of thinking about the European economic collapse

Let’s start with a few claims that (most) people agree with:<p>2. The U.S. has higher income inequality than most of Europe and our high earners have …

The death of inflation

IT TOOK an iron will (and a handbag) to beat the inflation of the 1970s. Under Margaret Thatcher the British government squeezed the economy with …

German 'Wise Men' push for wealth seizure to fund EMU bail-outs

Two top advisers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for a tax on private wealth and property in eurozone debtor states to force the rich to fund rescue costs, marking a radical new departure for EMU crisis strategy.<p>Professors Lars Feld and Peter Bofinger said states in trouble must pay …