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UN Environment and Yale present a sustainable tiny home in NYC

U.N. Environment and Yale University’s School of Architecture has unveiled an innovative tiny home that explores the intersection of policy and …

Sustainability

Geothermal-powered Forest House showcases sustainable features in Maryland

Set on the edge of a forest conservation area in central Maryland, the Forest House is a contemporary home integrated with a wide variety of …

Design

There's One Simple Thing You Should Do if You Really Want to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

But you might not like it.<p>If you're the type who fusses over recycling and using cold water to save the planet, boy do we have some news for …

Sustainability

House Republican resorts to defending Trump with brazen lie about Hillary’s emails

Scott DesJarlais won't let the facts get in the way of his false narrative.<p>On Saturday, Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) parroted one of President …

Government

‘I hadn’t thought’ of asking Putin to extradite indicted Russian agents, Trump says

HELSINKI — President Trump said in an interview airing Sunday that he hadn’t thought of pressing Russian President Vladimir Putin on extraditing the dozen Russian officials charged with hacking Democratic emails, instead blaming the Democrats’ “bad defenses” for getting hacked during the 2016 …

Donald Trump

Oops! Federal officials divulge secret info about Native American artifacts

<b>A cliff dwelling preserved for millennia by the dry high-desert climate was included in a March 20 lease sale for oil and gas companies in southeast Utah. Officials from the federal Bureau of Land Management published confidential information online about locations and descriptions of almost 900</b> …

Forests

Trump’s trade war makes political sense to his base. Rivals must beware

When Donald Trump’s chief trade adviser went to Beijing in May with proposals to open up China’s vast domestic market to American goods – and thereby reduce a ballooning trade deficit with China – the mission was declared a failure.<p>Before Robert Lighthizer set off, the veteran rightwing economist …

Economics

Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Pin Crimes on African-American Teens, Adults, to Boost Crime Stats: Report

A former police chief in a Southern Florida suburb has been indicted for pressuring his officers to pin crimes on any African American with “somewhat …

Crime

Kevin De León Beats Feinstein for California Democrats’ Endorsement

LOS ANGELES — Six weeks after winning an overwhelming victory among California primary voters, Senator Dianne Feinstein suffered an embarrassing setback Saturday night as the state Democratic Party officially endorsed her rival for election this November.<p>Kevin de León, the Democratic leader in …

Mexico

The Alt-Ivies: 15 Top U.S. Colleges With Blue-Chip Reputations

Because Swarthmore is part of the Quaker Consortium, students can cross-register at Penn, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford. So even though undergraduate …

College & University

California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger.<p>In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive board …

Democratic Party

Mira Sorvino: I Was Gagged With a Condom At a Casting Aged 16

The Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino was among the first group of brave women to come forward against Harvey Weinstein. Now, she is detailing …

Harvey Weinstein

‘Evil Has Won’

BERLIN — Klaus Scharioth, who served as Germany’s ambassador to the United States during both George W. Bush’s and Barack Obama’s administrations, was born in 1946, the year after Germany’s surrender in World War II. His earliest impressions of America were of a magnanimous, generous country.<p>“It …

Geopolitics

Mueller indictment sheds new light on Russia’s ‘nasty’ secret election hacking units

The Russia special counsel described in rich new detail how Russian military intelligence officials infiltrated Democratic servers with fearsome skill.<p>The Justice Department’s Friday indictment of 12 Russian officials described them as midlevel functionaries staring at computer screens in …

Democratic Party

Donald Trump Meets Queen Elizabeth For The First Time & Commits Some Serious Faux Pas

President Trump met the Queen of England on Friday during his three-day trip to the United Kingdom. There's quite a bit of etiquette that one is …

Family

How to Find Scholarships That Fit You in 60 Minutes

<b>Are you frustrated with trying to find scholarships that fit you?</b><p><b>Are you tired of finding tons of scholarships that don't fit you?</b><p>If you can answer …

College & University

12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

What if you had all the secrets to winning a scholarship? Would you tell the world — or keep them for yourself? Nationally recognized financial aid …

College & University

Trump’s Foreign Policy Carnage Is an Impeachable Offense

It’s what the Framers would have wanted.<p>By any objective measure, Donald Trump’s conduct of American foreign policy, particularly over the past six …

Donald Trump

Where Did Donald Trump Get Two Hundred Million Dollars to Buy His Money-Losing Scottish Golf Club?

Between meeting the Queen of England and Vladimir Putin, President Trump will spend this weekend at Turnberry, the golf course he bought in 2014 and rechristened Trump Turnberry. This property has not received the attention it deserves. It is, by far, the biggest investment the Trump Organization …

Donald Trump

Rod Rosenstein said just what we needed to hear

Thank you, Rod J. Rosenstein. You are just the person the country needed to hear from right now.<p>The deputy attorney general’s announcement Friday that a dozen Russian intelligence agents have been charged with conspiring to hack Democrats during the 2016 presidential election was a badly needed …

Donald Trump

Yeah, this is just too many coincidences

First, I urge you to read and share Joan McCarter’s revealing diary on Trump’s infamous “Russia, if you’re listening speech?” which occurred on the …

Donald Trump

I was a real Republican, before the 'wingnuts' took over my party

Trump is a danger to our nation and a disgrace to the Republican Party, but GOP leaders have decided they want to keep inflicting him on America.<p>About the same time the Trump administration had perfected its cruelty against families and children, the Hamilton County Republican Party in Cincinnati …

Republicans

Indictment of 12 Russians has stunning implications

<b>(CNN) —</b> As scandal-weary as we are, we all need to take a deep breath to confront the gravity of the allegations that special counsel Robert Mueller brought on Friday against 12 members of the GRU, the Russian Military Intelligence organization.<p>The stunning accusation, in a meticulously detailed …

Donald Trump

BlackFly Wants To Be The Flying Car You Can Finally Buy Next Year, And For Cheap

Yet another startup has popped up promising to deliver the future filled with flying cars that we’ve been promised for generations. BlackFly is an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) personal aerial vehicle from a Silicon Valley via Canada company called Opener.<p>To call it a flying car …

Flying Car
Earth Science

‪Joss Whedon returning to TV with epic HBO sci-fi series

Joss Whedon is about to make a spectacular return to TV.<p>The <i>Firefly</i> and <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i> creator, and <i>The Avengers</i> director, has an “epic” new …

scifi

MUELLER HAS DROPPED TWO SHOES. I’M BETTING THERE’S A THIRD.

Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released an indictment charging 12 Russian operatives who, acting in their official capacity, illegally hacked …

Donald Trump

Your Frequent Forgetfulness Could Actually Be a Sign of Thyroid Brain Fog

Can thyroid problems cause brain fog? Absolutely. In fact, thyroid brain fog is a common symptom of hypothyroidism and may even be one of the first …

Wellness

These States Are Leading the Fight to Legalize Shrooms

Psilocybin is a much more complex drug than cannabis and it shouldn’t be treated the same way when it comes to decriminalization.<p>While the legalization of medical and recreational cannabis is becoming more prevalent across the United States, activist organizations in Denver and Oregon are now …

Cannabis

An "Asteroid" Discovered Last Year Just Turned Out to Be Something Way Cooler

Double the fun!<p>An asteroid discovered orbiting the Sun in December last year has revealed a fun surprise: it's not one asteroid, but two, locked in …

Astronomy