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Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Immune System

Stop what you’re doing and watch Elizabeth Warren rip apart Keystone

Every time Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) opens her mouth, I want to stand up and slow clap. She didn’t let me down at the first Energy Committee …

Keystone XL

The last holdout among big palm oil businesses joins no-deforestation pledge

The Singapore-based palm-oil business Musim Mas announced Thursday that it will make sure that the oil it purchases hasn’t been harvested in ways …

Human Rights

Whales start pulling their own weight, save us for a change

Whales: what a bunch of majestic slackers. We’ve been saving them for DECADES, and only just now are we starting to see the favor returned, thanks to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Businesses need to invest in green infrastructure

Hurricane Sandy hit New York City two years ago this week — notably just weeks after the largest climate march, which flooded the City’s streets with …

Global shift to renewable energy is feasible: Study

A future where electricity comes mostly from low-carbon sources is not only feasible in terms of material demand, but will also significantly reduce …

Renewable Energy

Twitter files lawsuit against US government over spying

<b>Twitter has sued the US government over surveillance laws.</b><p>Under current regulations, Twitter cannot reveal certain information about government requests for users' data relating to national security.<p>Twitter argues that this violates the right to free speech, as defined by the First Amendment to the …

Surveillance

When good business and sustainability collide

Interface CEO Dan Hendrix talks to MNN about his company's latest initiatives and what it takes to run a profitable business and take care of the …

Sustainability

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

With Dov Charney gone, these are the only clothes made by dangerous animals

When supporters of the Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Japan, needed to raise money for renovations, they passed on the usual fundraising routes and instead …

Bike lanes save lives AND money

Next time you hop on your bike, give yourself a pat on the back for being such a model citizen. Not only are you about to get some fresh air and …

White House: racial slurs in NSA intelligence material 'unacceptable'

FBI and NSA to review policy after leaked documents suggest training materials referred to targets using offensive language<p>The White House has instructed US security agencies to review their training and policy materials for racial or religious bias after documents leaked by Edward Snowden showed …

Want a job? Knock on Tesla’s door

Hey, Toyota, eat Tesla’s dust!<p>The electric-car maker added 3,000 jobs during the past year or so as it ramped up production of its Model S sedan and …

Enviros bash industry-backed “green” building program

Corporations that stand to lose the most from a widespread shift toward genuine green building practices are doing what they can to preserve the …

US Solar Energy Capacity Grew An Astounding 418% From 2010-2014

<b>Published on</b> April 24th, 2014 | <i>by Silvio Marcacci</i><p>30<p>April 24th, 2014 by <b>Silvio Marcacci</b><p>Solar energy’s rapid growth in America is evident – even casual …

New World Solar Power Record For 1 Quarter, 2014 IHS Target Goes Up (Charts)

<b>Published on</b> April 10th, 2014 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>4<p>April 10th, 2014 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Frankly, this is something to get used to. If you look at the first …

Citi Bike NYC Pretty Much Crushing It

Consumer data released by Citi Bike NYC might help New Yorkers plan their most efficient commutes yet.<p>In honor of reaching 100,000 annual members—who've already taken 7 million spins about town—the bike-share operation released eight months of trip history on March 31 for use by statisticians, …

Urbanism

The NSA allegedly knew about & exploited Heartbleed for at least two years (updated)

<i>Updated at 1:47 p.m. Pacific with statement from the NSA</i>.<p>Heartbleed, the controversial security flaw affecting nearly every major site on the Internet, has been exploited by the U.S. National Security Agency for at least two years, Bloomberg alleges in a report.<p>The NSA has released a statement this …

Supreme Court Declines Review of NSA Phone Spying

The Su­preme Court on Monday op­ted to not take up the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency’s sur­veil­lance pro­gram that …

This Microscopic Chip Can Capture Real-Time Video Inside Our Arteries at 60FPS

Ready for your close-up? Well, I hope so, because this little guy is going to get a closer look at you than any other sensor before it. Created by …

The Brothers Koch quietly become largest tar-sands lease holders in Alberta (UPDATED)

UPDATE: It looks like Steve Mufson and Juliet Eilperin, the authors of the Washington Post article upon which this post was based, are backing down …

Oil & Gas Industry

Pining for pines? Feeling fir-y? This map is like Yelp for trees

When the late lunch hunger pangs come on, it’s become old-hat to whip out the smartphone and survey food options via Yelp. But what if the cravings …

Death-defying elephant recovers from fourth poaching attempt

Mshale the bull elephant is the biggest badass ever. The roughly 40-year-old African elephant has now survived the fourth attempt on his life by …

Wildlife

Mobile devices of the future will get energy from everywhere except the wall socket

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>A busy person’s iPhone can chew through plenty of energy in a day, but that doesn’t mean it needs to belly up to the wall trough every time its battery starts running low.*<p>Wireless power won’t be here tomorrow, but it’s coming. Energy is everywhere, in every action, …

Clean Energy

Newly Excavated 4,600-Year-Old Egyptian Pyramid Threatened by Development

The pyramid is in the news this week after overblown reports about its "discovery."<p>Decades before the great pyramids at Giza took shape, a modest stepped pyramid arose at a site now known as Edfu. Archaeologists from the University of Chicago have been studying the 4,600-year-old stone structure …

The world's 10 oldest living trees

Methuselah<p>Until 2013, Methuselah, an ancient bristlecone pine was the oldest known non-clonal organism on Earth. While Methuselah still stands as of …

Who built the world's first car? Trust us, it's not who you think

The real history goes way back, and it's far more colorful than the accepted version you've probably heard.<p>It seems like a simple enough question: …

Inventions

U.S. One Step Closer To Future Where Cars Talk To Each Other

The United States is one step closer to a future where cars will communicate with each other to avoid accidents.<p>The Department of Transportation announced on Monday it was moving forward with the steps necessary to one day mandate vehicle-to-vehicle — V2V — communication technology on light …

Tech Companies Release Details On Surveillance Data

Facebook, Microsoft, Google and LinkedIn released updated details on the number of times the U.S. government asked the companies to turn over information about its users.<p>If you remember, the tech companies filed suit against the U.S., claiming that the government was violating their right to free …