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Scientists find gold worth $2 million in Swiss sewage

Scientists have struck gold in an unlikely place: Swiss sewage and waste water treatment plants.<p>An estimated 95 pounds of gold is flushed through Swiss sewage systems each year, according to a study by the aquatic science institute Eawag.<p>The lost gold is worth nearly $2 million at current …

Pollution

Autonomous cars without human drivers will be allowed on California roads starting next year

42 companies are now testing 285 self-driving cars in the Golden State<p>The California Department of Motor Vehicles will allow autonomous cars without steering wheels, foot pedals, mirrors, and human drivers behind the wheel to be tested on its roads starting next year. The department released its …

In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

NEW YORK (AP) — In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.<p>Founded in 1910 and long …

LGBTQI

Harvey Weinstein’s College Moves to Revoke His Honorary Degree

Film executive Harvey Weinstein's alma mater moved to rescind the honorary degree it gave him after a wave of Hollywood actresses came forward to accuse the producer of sexual harassment and other women alleged that he forced himself on them.<p>Officials at the University at Buffalo, which is part of …

Harvey Weinstein

The One Dish You Should Always Order in Rome

If you want to eat carbonara at every meal, we'd support that. Just know where to order it.<p>Full disclaimer: Carbonara is a no more deserving subject for this article than <i>amatriciana</i> or <i>cacio e pepe</i>, both of which you should absolutely order in Rome (do Da Francesco for <i>amatriciana</i>, and Flavio …