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Danish startup, Spiri, to launch its carpooling service in 2017 using their own all-electric fleet with a unique twist

In heavily populated cities, there is often a problem with cars overcrowding and congesting the roads because the demand, usually, outweighs the supply. Many companies have presented their solutions for the dilemma, such as Uber, Lyft, and Tesla’s shared fleet idea. Now, a Danish startup, Spiri, …

Adelaide charges ahead with world’s largest 'virtual power plant'

AGL project to roll out 1,000 battery systems to homes and businesses will operate like a 5MW plant, and optimise energy produced from solar panels<p>Adelaide will be home to the world’s largest “virtual power plant” – AGL is rolling out 1,000 battery systems to homes and businesses, with backing from …

Must Watch: First Trailer for Mel Gibson's WWII Film 'Hacksaw Ridge'

<i>"While everybody is taking life, I'm going to be saving it."</i> Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for the latest film directed by <b>Mel Gibson</b>, a …

Film Industry

This Tool Kit Contains All You Need For A Two-Acre, Off-The-Grid Farm

Farm from a Box generates solar, collects rain, and powers a drip irrigation system. In a year, you can feed your whole neighborhood.<p>While some social enterprises try to solve the problem of food security with cheaper groceries or redistributing wasted food, one startup is taking a different …

Farming

Warren Buffett: 'I Ask Donald Trump, Have You No Sense of Decency, Sir?'

Monday in Omaha, NE, at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, while commenting on the back and forth between Khizr Khan, the …

Donald Trump

One Way to Help Native Americans: Property Rights

The United States' impoverished tribes cannot buy or sell reservation land. Changing federal policy could improve their fortunes.<p>It’s May, but snow is falling in southeastern Montana as Ivan Small drives me around the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indian reservations. Small is the principal of a local …

Columbus Day

When lovers become parents: Do you still love me now that I shout at you?

Since they met five years ago, life has changed Rowan Martin and John Hornsby. It has also changed their relationship. In frank letters to each other, they describe the gains – and the losses<p><b>Dear John</b><p>I thought having a family would bring us closer together. Five years and two kids later, I …

Physicist offers leading theory about mysterious Large Hadron Collider excess

In December of last year, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced startling results hinting at the existence of an undiscovered …

How eco-friendly communes could change the future of housing

An increasing number of US landowners want to build commune-style villages that are completely self-sufficient and have a low carbon footprint<p>When a massive wildfire destroyed more than a thousand homes last year in the bone-dry hills of drought-stricken Lake County, California, about two hours …

Chaos grips GOP convention floor as delegates storm out over failed 'Never Trump' effort

Delegates opposed to Donald Trump erupted in anger after the chair of the convention found "insufficient support" for a vote that would allow Republican delegates to become "unbound," which would permit them to vote against Trump.<p>Earlier in the day, it appeared as though the state delegations …

Government

Lagos' science-fiction makeover: Shanty megastructures - CNN Style

Written by Nosmot Gbadamosi, CNN<p>The sci-fi world has started to take notice of Lagos. The Nigerian city even had a starring role in the newest Captain America movie, sparking the tongue-and-cheek trending hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria. Brooklyn-based Nigerian artist Olalekan Jeyifous has his own …

Urbanization

Hackers Snag $2 Million From ATMs Without Using Credit Card

Earlier this week, Taiwanese hackers tricked ATMs into unloading piles of cash—more than $2 million dollars, in fact—without using a credit card. …

Scientists Just Discovered Something Extraordinary About Iceland’s Huge Volcano Eruption

Two years ago, Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano erupted—and it kept erupting for the next 181 days, forming the largest volcanic depression ever seen. …

Earth Science

India Has Planted Nearly 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours

The smoggy cities of India are suddenly looking a lot greener, with just under 50 million trees having been planted in India in a record-breaking …

India

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Law Enforcement

Warning: Pokemon GO is a Death Sentence if you are a Black Man.

This week has been a catastrophe for Blackness. Two men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, were killed by police officers within 24 hours of each …

A new drug that could save the US billions just got one step closer to an approval

The panel voted unanimously in favor of licensing ABP 501, the version of Humira that's made by Amgen.<p>The drug is called a "biosimilar," which is like a generic version of a biologic medication, a medicine produced by living cells.<p>Biosimilars are a bit more complicated than your average competing …

Biotechnology

How Uber secretly investigated its legal foes — and got caught

When a young labor lawyer named Andrew Schmidt first filed suit against Uber in December of last year, he couldn’t have predicted it would make him a target. Schmidt’s suit was a legal long shot, alleging that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick coordinated surge pricing in violation of anti-trust laws — but …

Upside of Tesla’s Autopilot

I own a Tesla Model S and Model X with Autopilot. Best cars I’ve ever had.<p>So when the first death with Tesla’s Autopilot occurred, was I pissed?<p>At …

Bear Cam - live from Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park

Watch LIVE as hundreds of Alaskan Brown Bears descend on a mile-long stretch of the Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the …

National Parks

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Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer’s Plaque From Brain Cells, Study Finds

Lab data suggests THC and cannabis compounds deserve further testing<p>Alzheimer’s disease may now be added to a list of diseases with promising treatment from cannabis compounds, a new study from the Salk Institute says.<p>While there has been research and trials to use compounds to treat chronic pain, …

Calvin and Hobbes in 3D is even more magical

Striking the perfect balance between 2D and 3D<p>Turning classic 2D cartoons into 3D renderings can be a tricky act to balance. There's always something a little unsettling and kind of off about the finished model, like say, <i>The Peanuts Movie</i>, or <i>Garfield: The Movie</i>. Maybe it's the way that it looks way …

Pre-sale: Create apps for iOS 10 before it arrives

The new iOS 10 is right around the corner, with enormously anticipated advancements in everything from Messages to Maps, Photos to the ways we interact with Siri and beyond.<p>If you’re interested in getting in on the ground level of Apple’s latest evolution, you can get a running head start down the …

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s …

5 Great Sci-Fi Books To Share With Your Kids

Are you a geeky parent who dreams of passing on your passions to your child? You’ll want to start them young. Sure there are plenty of adorable baby …

French telco Iliad quietly launches an AWS Glacier competitor

Through its subsidiary, Online.net, the French telecommunications company Iliad has quietly launched a new “cold storage” cloud service that developers can use to store files that they don’t need to access extremely quickly.<p>The new C14 service became available yesterday, when Online.net posted a …

Cloud Computing

I Tried Living In This Tiny House On A Vacant Lot In Amsterdam

The Heijmans One might be the solution to housing crunches in cities. As long as you don’t mind a little crunched housing.<p>The first thing you notice about the Heijmans One house is how skinny it is. At 3.5 meters across, it’s only a little wider than a parking space–and exactly as wide as the back …

Sustainability