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The Violent Afterlife of a Recycled Plastic Bottle

What happens after you toss it into the bin?<p><i>Editor's note: This article has been significantly revised post-publication to correct for factual errors in the original version.*</i><p>Most of us do not think much about recycling. We might clean bottles and jars, crush cartons and break down boxes. We might …

Sustainability

BYU students' nanocrystals could create more efficient solar panels

Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo<p>BYU students' nanocrystals could create more efficient solar panels<p>By | Posted Apr 10th, 2015 @ 11:51am<p> 3 photos<p>13<p>PROVO — …

Clean Energy

TSA grabs dozens of guns in October at U.S. airports

Dozens of guns were confiscated in October from the carry-on bags of pistol-packing passengers trying to board planes at major U.S. airports.<p>Last month the Transportation Security Administration screeners found 181 firearms in carry-on bags at airport screening points around the country. A total of …

Hidden code of two great composers deciphered

The propriety of projecting a composer's personal life onto how we hear and perform the music goes through fads. Half a century ago, the Bay Area was home to Apollonian musicologists who prized structural analysis and dismissed biography as gossip.<p>We live now in an era where symphonies are valued …

90-year-old among first charged under Fort Lauderdale's strict rules against feeding homeless

Fort Lauderdale police say Arnold Abbott violated a new city law, but the 90-year-old homeless advocate says his only crime was to “love thy neighbor.”<p>Abbott was charged Sunday along with two local pastors with violating the city’s new ordinance that effectively bans giving out food in public. He …

Sporadic voting problems reported across US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters around the country encountered malfunctioning machines, website crashes and delayed polling place openings, but the problems …

Texas city bans fracking in its birthplace, court battles loom | Reuters

DALLAS (Reuters) - Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the north Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom.<p>Protesters demonstrate against fracking, as New York State …

Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. legalize marijuana

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.<p>The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, …

Political dynasties keep winning, and six other things to know from the midterms

On Tuesday night the Republicans took back control of Congress.<p>Here are seven things you need to know about the vote.<p>1. A Republican landslide in the Senate<p>The Republicans needed a net gain of six seats to win a majority in the Senate. The GOP took seven seats from the Democrats and retained all …