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3 expert opinions on how to land your dream 'green' job

We know what you're thinking: You want to change the world by making it a better place — or, at the very least, leave it in better condition than you …

How Earth Changed In 2015: The View From Far Above

From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands.<p>Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture …

Here They Are, the Craziest Patents of 2015

Supersonic jets, a force field for the military, a Ford with its own Batpod—this video has got all the most ambitious and ridiculous patents filed in 2015.<p>Last year was a big year for technology patents. Airbus patented a supersonic jet design, Boeing wants to build a plasma force field, and Ford …

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Scientists say these 2 'dark' personality traits can help you succeed at work

It's a question that's plagued researchers for years, and unfortunately, there's no clear answer.<p>Now, new research suggests that jerks can sometimes be more successful, depending on the specific traits they display.<p>For the study, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, psychologists at …

How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

Obama has asked the Supreme Court to throw out a case challenging Colorado's pot legalization

In their challenge to Colorado's law, filed in December 2014, Nebraska and Oklahoma said marijuana is being smuggled across their borders and that drugs threaten the health and safety of children.<p>Nebraska and Oklahoma noted that marijuana remains illegal under federal law and said Colorado has …

Award-Winning Photos Show Just How Breathtaking Biology Can Be

The 10 images represent some of the best nature photography in the world.<p>You've probably never seen a group of tadpoles look so beautiful.<p>The winning photos in the inaugural Royal Society Publishing photography competition offer an unprecedented look at some of the often overlooked nuances of the …

After Ohio Bakery’s ‘Politically Incorrect’ Front-Door Sign Goes Viral, Staffers Describe How Customers Have Reacted

The sign on the front door of the Ohio family bakery states things plainly:<p>Image source: WPXI-TV<p>“Notice: This store is politically incorrect,” the sign reads. “We say Merry Christmas, God bless America, we salute our flag & give thanks to our troops, police officers and firefighters. If this …

Here are the 20 billion-dollar startups that pay the highest salaries

They call these startups "unicorns" because, even a few short years ago, a startup worth $1 billion was as rare as a unicorn.<p>While they aren't rare today, they do have a couple of benefits.<p>All that cash has allowed these companies to pay their employees extremely well. All that cash has also given …

Earth's underground water quantified

<b>The total amount of groundwater on the planet, held in rock and soil below our feet, is estimated to be 23 million cubic km.</b><p>If this volume is hard to visualise, imagine the Earth's entire land surface covered in a layer some 180m deep.<p>The new calculation comes from a Canadian-led team and is …

This is the world's first energy grid that harnesses the power of undersea waves

Australian Renewable Energy Agency<p>Harnessing the power of the sea is gaining momentum in Australia.<p>Carnegie Wave Energy, an Australian wave power …

The renewable energy source that’s more dangerous than coal

A pending ruling on wood burning could undermine global efforts to tackle climate change. Part 3 of a 3-part series<p>DESCHUTES COUNTY, ORE. - More than 100 feet beneath the crowns of arrow-straight pines, the forest floor around Peter Caligiuri was overgrown. He pointed at clumps of trees taller than …

This Is What Five Years of Drought Has Done to California's Farmland

Promises of rain to come withstanding, California is still smack in the middle of a long, punishing drought. So what does it look like when a top …

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How the Russians captured an American jet in the Korean War

The Soviet MiG-15 and American F-86 were nearly evenly matched, but both sides wanted to capture and crack open the other's jet to see what made it tick.<p>The Soviets got the chance first when they managed to capture a F-86 Sabre in Oct. 1951.<p>On Oct. 6, 1951, Air Force 2nd Lt. Bill N. Garrett was …

The Republican presidential debate demands are falling apart

After last week's presidential debate on CNBC sparked cries that it was full of "gotcha" questions and supposed liberal bias from moderators, representatives from the Republican campaigns met to draft a letter dictating terms for future presidential debates.<p>But less than 24 hours after the meeting, …

Once Again, Conservatives Utterly Defeated By Nancy Pelosi

My late, beloved grandmother loved to play poker. Her name was Doris. She wasn't a World Series of Poker-level player. As a 5-year-old, I once helped her by pointing out that she was about to fold with a full house. The other ladies seated around the folding table in the rumpus room of her co-op …

Antarctica gains enough ice each year to bury Rhode Island 85 feet deep

This is strange news to many scientists. Most research to date assumes Antarctica's ice sheet is melting and contributing to global sea level rise.<p>But the authors of the new study, published Oct. 29 in the Journal of Glaciology, found that Antarctica had a net increase of 112 billion tons of ice …

Mother of Officer Killed by Drunk-Driving Illegal Immigrant Reveals the Response She Received After ‘Pleading’ to Meet With White House

After her police officer son was killed by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant, Mary Anne Mendoza says she has been “pleading” for a meeting with the White House to discuss the politically charged issue of illegal alien criminals.<p>Fox News<p>She said Sunday the White Has responded to her requests with …

CNBC did ask substantive questions. That’s why Republicans are mad

The GOP claims that CNBC didn’t ask substantive questions. In reality, substantive questions angered conservatives<p>Both the liberals and conservatives chattering after the Republican debate on CNBC Wednesday night agree on one thing: CNBC did a terrible job running the debate. Liberals are angry …

Enormous, ‘catastrophic’ landslide in northern Canada almost went undetected by humans

It was enough rock and ice to equal the weight of 33 million pickup trucks. And for an earth-shattering two minutes, it barrelled down a mountain at …

Ted Cruz Unexpectedly Goes Off on CNBC Debate Moderator Over Phrasing of Question: ‘I’m Not Finished Yet’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sparked one of the more contentious moments of Wednesday night’s GOP debate when he took issue with the way CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla phrased a question on the budget deal struck by President Barack Obama and Congress.<p>CNBC<p>“Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White …

CNBC just set the standard for catastrophic debate performances

Last night, CNBC’s moderators did the impossible: They made the Republicans onstage look competent by comparison<p>It is usually a fool's errand to make any predictions about something as fluid as a presidential campaign, but I'm comfortable with this particular gaze into the crystal ball: It'll be a …

Some Dumb Questions and Some Smart Answers

The candidates debated each other, the moderators and reality.

Hillary Clinton Says She Has ‘Two Words’ for ‘Every Single Candidate in…Republican Debate’

Hillary Clinton sent a fundraising email to supporters following the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, firing off a two-word message to her GOP opponents.<p>“I have two words for every single candidate in tonight’s Republican debate,” Clinton wrote. “Watch out.”<p>Scott Olson/Getty …

These two Republican presidential candidates defended climate science during debate

<i>This story was originally published by</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The 2016 GOP presidential field …

Republicans attack each other in bad tempered third presidential debate

Ten US Republicans have held an often heated third presidential debate in Colorado with both front runners, Ben Carson who has moved into the lead and Donald Trump, coming under attack.<p>The economy and tax policy were the main subjects but opinions were peppered with personal remarks.<p>Ohio Governor …

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Jeb Bush’s stunning, televised implosion: How the former GOP frontrunner became a sad, pathetic joke

In last night’s GOP debate, Bush sealed his fate. He’ll never be president. No way, no how.<p><i>“He needed a moment to assuage donor fears and it backfired. As much as people may say the Bush name is a hindrance, the reality is that his last name is the only thing keeping him in the conversation right</i> …