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New York Fracking Ban Contrary To State's Energy Future

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that hydraulic fracturing would be banned in New York State, citing the lack of scientific data on public health effects.<p>The ban was a huge political success for the Governor and for those opposed to fracking. But it’s a reversal of Cuomo’s previous stance …

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson angers Christians with Christmas tweet

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sparked an Internet supernova on Christmas Day when he took to Twitter to troll Christians.<p>"On this day long ago, a child was born who, by age 30, would transform the world," the "Cosmos" host tweeted Thursday. "Happy Birthday Isaac Newton b. Dec 25, 1642."<p>The …

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over

<b>(Tod Klassy/Shutterstock)</b><p>Rebecca Solnit assesses our poisonous fossil fuel dependency — and why we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift<p>Rebecca Solnit<p>December 27, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one …

Surface Pro 3 Long-Term Review: Microsoft Proves It's Third Time Lucky

Launched in May 2014, the Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third incarnation of the slate-like Windows 8 device. Following on from the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 designs, the Surface Pro 3 takes on board many of the criticisms of the first two designs to build a better machine and adds in some brand …

1. 60 Further Lane, East Hampton, N.Y

Sale Price: $147 million in May 2014<p>Seller: estate of Christopher Browne and Andrew Gordon<p>Buyer: Barry Rosenstein, Jana Partners founder<p>Barry Rosenstein made headlines in May when he purchased the 18-acre East Hampton dream home project of the late investment manager Christopher H. Browne and his …

Bee’ah’s Sharjah Headquarters by Zaha Hadid Architects

After the 2013 international competition, Bee’ah has finally commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to build the new <b>Bee’ah’s Sharjah Headquarters</b> that …

Welcome To The Maker-Industrial Revolution

How General Electric, Local Motors, and an army of DIY inventors are rebuilding American manufacturing<p>This past February, in a nondescript industrial building near downtown Louisville, Kentucky, a few executives from GE Appliances set out to stage the division’s first hackathon. Louisville is home …

Manufacturing

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

E-books 'damage sleep and health,' doctors warn

<b>If you curl up under the duvet with an e-book for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.</b><p>A team from Harvard Medical School compared reading paper books and light-emitting e-readers before sleep.<p>They found it took longer to nod off with a …

Sleep

Billionaire Harold Hamm Slashes 2015 Drilling On Low Oil Prices

<i>On calmly pulling in his horns: “I’ve seen this six or seven times.”</i><p>Harold Hamm, the billionaire CEO of Continental Resources has proven that he is comfortable taking big risks. He is so bullish on oil prices that in late October and early November he monetized all his crude price hedges. By …

Mars tech: from ion thrusters to laser communications

NASA will need new technologies to get humans to Mars. Some of those technologies have more terrestrial applications as well.<p>Rockets leaving …

UPDATE: Why Retailers Must (But Won’t) Succeed In Introducing Mobile Payment Systems

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Catherine Tucker</i> <i>is a marketing professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.</i><p>In the digital age, it’s critical for retailers to collect and manage customer data. This information is the key to providing personalization for any kind of shopping experience, as it allows retailers to …

We’re putting an end to religion: Richard Dawkins, Bill Maher and the exploding new American secularism

<b>(AP/Janet Van Ham/Fiona Hanson/Marion Curtis/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Religious right extremism, new atheists & late-night mockery have religion on the run. American secularism’s rising<p>Phil Zuckerman<p>December 20, 2014 11:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old …

Superintelligences Are Already Out There!

<i>“I think it very likely—in fact, inevitable—that biological intelligence is only a transitory</i> <i>phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial</i> …

Singularity

No, Putin doesn’t know how to fix Russia’s economy

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a big pike he caught while fishing during a mini-break in the Siberian Tyva region, Russia. (AP/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)</b><p>In his latest marathon news conference, the Russian president again blames the West for his country’s …

Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Religious belief the world over has a strenuous relationship with intellectualism. But why?<p>John G. Messerly<p>December 21, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Should you believe in a God? Not according to most academic philosophers. A comprehensive survey revealed that only about 14 percent of English …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Texas Instruments Builds New Energy Technology For the Internet of Things

dcblogs writes <i>Texas Instruments says it has developed electronics capable of taking small amounts of power generated by harvested sources and turning</i> …

The Window Into The New Atheist Mind

December 22, 2014 by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry<p>A recurrent theme in the whole simmering “New Atheist” controversy is the question of the impact of the …

Quantum physics theory is easier to understand than you think

Wrapping your head around quantum physics is tricky, no matter how well-educated you are -- if it were easy, there wouldn't be problems making quantum computers. However, researchers at the National University of Singapore believe they've found a way to make things simpler. They've determined that …

Putin's Problem: Corruption, Not Just Sanctions

Not very many world leaders could have addressed their nation and told citizens they would have a tough two years ahead, as Vladimir Putin did last week in his end-of-the-year address to Russian journalists, blaming Western sanctions against Russia and falling oil prices for the economic shambles …

This Google Car Is Worth Hundreds Of Millions But Looks Like It Cost $2,000

In roughly the decade since Google began to develop self-driving cars, the company has spent what's likely hundred of millions if not billions on the project, when you take into account all factors.<p>Those include engineers, equipment, the cost of buying a fleet of regular cars, and the cost of …

Organic Architecture could change the city of the future

We’ve seen the future of architecture and design, and it’s at the intersection of biology, computing, and engineering.<p>While many architects these …

"We Will Encounter Superintelligence Much Older than the Human Species" (New Year's Feature)

"I think it very likely – in fact, inevitable – that biological intelligence is only a transitory phenomenon… If we ever encounter extraterrestrial …

New Milky Way Neighbor Discovered --"May Be a Huge Number of Dwarf Galaxies Out There"

The image above is a negative image of the galaxy, KKs 3, made using the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope. The core of the …

6 things I learned from riding in a Google Self-Driving Car

Last week, a friend and I got a sneak peek at Google's new self-driving cars. In addition to spending an afternoon cheating on my Intergalactic …

Autonomous Cars

Scientists discover how red wine 'miracle ingredient' resveratrol helps us stay young

A substance found in red wine may protect the body against age-related diseases by stimulating an ancient evolutionary defence mechanism that guards …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Orion Space Craft Video Shows What Astronauts Would See On Returning From Mars

NASA recorded one of the biggest science wins of the year in 2014 when it sent the Orion space capsule into orbit for the first time.<p>Why was it so …