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Why the Price Tag for Global Warming Just Went Up by $60 Trillion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>$60 trillion dollars is enough money that you could spend $1 million every minute for a century and …

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The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check …

Articles about modern prefab addition mid century california classic on Dwell.com - Dwell

A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, inspires an addition that pays homage to the past yet is poised to host the...<p>When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their...<p>Architect Janet Bloomberg infused a …

Hillary Clinton: $200,000 per speech

While writing a book and deciding whether to run for president in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton has found a profitable sideline.<p>Making speeches.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reports that the former secretary of state and former first lady pulls in about $200,000 per appearance.<p>From the <i>Times</i>:<p>"For about …

Space-time loops may help explain black holes

Physics cannot describe what happens inside a black hole. There, current theories break down, and general relativity collides with quantum mechanics, creating what's called a singularity, or a point at which the equations spit out infinities.<p>But some advanced physics theories are trying to bridge …

Quantum Mechanics

Associated Press News

30,000 California Prisoners Are Refusing Meals

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over 30,000 California prisoners started refusing meals on Monday morning in what might become the …

Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …

One-fifth of US employees are undermining the companies they work for

More than half of Americans don’t like their jobs, according to a recent poll (pdf). What’s more, up to one in five aren’t just uninspired at work but are actively damaging their companies by draining resources and lowering morale.<p>According to polling firm Gallup’s survey of about 150,000 full and …

Employee Engagement

A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists'

A national police unit that uses undercover officers to spy on political groups is currently monitoring almost 9,000 people it has deemed "domestic …

GCHQ surveillance: Germany blasts UK over mass monitoring

The German government has expressed the growing public anger of its citizens over Britain's mass programme of monitoring global phone and internet …

North Korea: Anti-US imperialism rally in Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang - Telegraph

North Korea

Syria death toll tops 100,000

More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since the beginning of the country's uprising more than two years ago, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said.<p>The Observatory said the toll now stands at 100,191 people, with at least 36,661 civilians killed, including more than …

North Korea enters 'state of war' with South

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/966000/966258_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524661590_7089d7d012e5e37368ec757601336764<p><b>North Korea has said it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea in the latest escalation of rhetoric against its neighbour and the US.</b><p>A statement …