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Scaling Wind, directed by Michelle Nunez, and produced by GreenTech Films, is an informative 30-minute documentary showcasing the benefits and challenges of reaching 20% wind energy by 2030 in the US. The film shows how the goal started, with a 2006...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Scientists in America's industrial heartland are making automotive metals and fuel in sunshine-powered furnaces. ...
From: The Atlantic | By: Todd Woody | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The Audi Group has calculated its corporate carbon footprint and is the first premium automobile manufacturer to be certified according to the international standard ISO 14064. Audi made a detailed assessment of emissions in all automobile lifecycle...
From: Green Car Congress | By: Mike Millikin | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Tanzeum injection for treating adults with type 2 diabetes, in combination with diet and exercise....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Women who are carrying extra weight before pregnancy or early in gestation are at heightened risk of having their infants die shortly before or after birth, according to a new analysis of past research....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Teenage girls who see themselves as the most feminine and teenage boys who perceive themselves as the most masculine may be more likely to behave in ways that increase their risk of cancer and other health issues, compared with teens who do not strictly...
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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If you think hydroponic gardening is difficult or expensive – you’re wrong! A simple tub (or even a milk jug) and a handful of easy-to-find (and cheap) products and you can hack yourself a hydroponics garden. I wanted to title this post “The Easiest...
From: Steamy Kitchen | By: Scott | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Inspired by classic Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, this gluten-free version made with marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate chips nails the textbook chewy texture and delicious, candy bar-like flavor. While these bars contain dairy, they can easily be made...
From: Serious Eats | By: Elizabeth Barbone | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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This past weekend I saw coastal wildflowers blooming purple and yellow, misty morning vistas, colorful buoys and wave-whipped fishing boats. I saw a friendly covey of quail, flashy red-winged blackbirds, sleek, needle-nosed blue herons, and a single...
From: 101 Cookbooks | By: Heidi Swanson | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Americans undergoing fertility treatments have gotten used to the prospect of the 'instant family'—but it may carry unnecessary risks....
From: Time | By: Mackenzie Yang | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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5 Intriguing Things is a curated collection of links that help us think about the future. Subscribe to the daily newsletter....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alexis C. Madrigal | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Giuliana’s openness about her marriage to entrepreneur Bill Rancic; infertility; the IVF process; a successful battle against breast cancer; pregnancy via surrogate; and now motherhood have had a profound affect on many who follow her journey. She...
From: Psychology Today | By: Caroline Presno, Ed.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Today's headlines include a report detailing how changes in the Census Bureau's annual survey could mask the health law's impact.    Kaiser Health News: FAQ On ACOs: Accountable Care Organizations, Explained Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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From: Naked Capitalism | By: Lambert Strether | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Do Republicans want to be the party of unprincipled killjoys?
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Illustration: Dale Stephanos As she likes to tell anybody who'll listen, Susana Martinez, the governor of New Mexico, didn't start out a Republican. She and her husband, Chuck, like most everyone else in Las Cruces, had always been Democrats. But she'd...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A few minutes ago — midnight Pacific time — the Indiegogo campaign for miracle calorie-counting wristband, “GoBe,” officially ended. Absent any last minute fraud prevention action by PayPal or the major credit card issuers,  Moscow-based Healbe...
From: Pando Daily | By: James Robinson | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Network Access and Monitoring appliances, or what the market has now christened Network Packet Brokers (NPBs), are currently the hottest sector of the network appliance market since the 1990s dot-com explosion. Last summer saw the successful IPO and...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Guest Author | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Filed under: Insurance, Family Money, Budgeting, Having a Baby Vetta/Getty Images Babies are adorable and loving -- and they come with a hefty price tag. The average middle-income couple will spend $241,080 to raise a child who was born in 2012 (not...
From: Daily Finance | By: Mary Beth Storjohann | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Xtreme Power, the well-funded grid battery startup whose ambitions flamed out in bankruptcy this January, has a new owner. On Tuesday, the Lyle, Texas-based startup’s assets were acquired by Younicos, a Berlin-based grid battery and energy management...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jeff St. John | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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You want to know how the working poor really live? My husband works an average of 50 hours per week just so we can barely make it paycheck to paycheck. We are the in-betweeners. Not making enough to live "comfortably" -- but not "poor" enough to get...
From: Huffington Post | By: Ashley Schmidtbauer | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Do you think we need to shift to solar, wind, and geothermal energy? Then show some love this week in order to help grow this important societal transition....
From: TreeHugger | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Who says you can't take it with you? This micro wind turbine folds into a foot-long cylinder for a portable solution to charging gadgets with clean renewable energy....
From: TreeHugger | By: Derek Markham | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Put your poop to work; it's fuel for a biological furnace.
From: TreeHugger | By: Lloyd Alter | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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“The things we teach are not something you pick up in school. We don't teach deep machine learning theorems, we teach you practical skills that will make you employable."...
From: VentureBeat | By: Eric Blattberg | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Microsoft showed off more its big data strategy on Tuesday in an event that touched on everything Excel to "ambient intelligence." If the company can execute, it has a shot to repeat its desktop success in the data era....
From: GigaOm | By: Derrick Harris | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Playing a complicated strategy/fighting game with artificial intelligence can always be a bit of a crap shoot. You don't have to worry about a fellow player leaving you out to dry, but AI is also usually fiendishly stupid. Now with a new update, LoL bots...
From: Geekosystem | By: Victoria McNally | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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I was all set to hate Sharny Kieser, I’ll admit it. I first came across her and her bikini pictures in an article declaring that moms should schedule a post-natal bikini shoot to have something to motivate them to not gain a ton of weight during pregnancy...
From: The Great Fitness Experiment | By: Charlotte | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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In the recent couple years, Jessica Simpson has been the focus of mean-spirited gossip surrounding the substantial weight gain following her pregnancies. Any woman can tell you, when you’ve been pregnant for the largest part of two years in a row (Jessica...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Lynette McDonald | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Rosane Oliveiria is a researcher and scholar that focuses on integrative medicine, genomics, and nutrition. She’s also an identical twin. In 2012 she was struck by the different patterns of weight fluctuations that she and her sister, Renata, had been...
From: Kevin Kelly | By: Ernesto Ramirez | Monday, April 14, 2014
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With NYC's per pupil spending at $20,000, why can't public schools afford pens?
From: Reason | By: Jim Epstein | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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"Just because I live in the 'hood, why should I have to send my kid to a bad school?" says Annaly Lopez, a 26-year-old single mother who had her daughter Renee when she was 18. Renee was zoned for a notorious public school in Harlem, but ultimately...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Friday night's theme episode of The Independents—which, shamefully, did not come complete with an open Hit & Run thread—was entitled "Here's the Plan," and included Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on taxes, Glenn Reynolds on higher education, Michael...
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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As Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) seeks to shore up his energy policy credentials, a now-bankrupt green energy company to which he steered federal subsidies could cloud his message. Begich received campaign contributions from a lobbyist for an Alaska...
From: Free Republic | By: freebeacon.com | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A team of students at Waseda University in Japan have constructed a prototype for a house that can be heated by composting straw. They dubbed the dwelling the “Recipe for Life” house. Using the heat generating composting process for the purpose of...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Over the weekend I enjoyed a new movie added to the Netflix lineup recently. It had been a while since I really browsed what they have to offer, thinking I have watched just about every eco documentary on there. I really wanted to spend my Saturday out...
From: Nature Moms Blog | By: Tiffany | Monday, April 14, 2014
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See guided adventure trips from National Geographic Adventures. From the cockpit of my expedition kayak, I watch in awe as the stadium-sized iceberg 500 feet away starts to roll over. The Arctic air is dead silent as the immaculately polished white ice...
From: National Geographic | By: James Dziezynski | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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For millennia, humans have looked at the moon and found meaningful figures in its craters and mountains. Why do we do this?
From: National Geographic | By: Nadia Drake | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Climber and mountain guide Melissa Arnot has summited Everest five times. She is attempting two more summits in the 2014 season. She and Dave Morton co-founded The Juniper Fund. Everest is a beautiful and sacred place. Anyone would be hard pressed to...
From: National Geographic | By: Melissa Arnot | Monday, April 14, 2014
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More and more companies are partnering with governments in Africa — and speeding the region's growth.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Jonathan Berman | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Test and build to avoid being left with an outdated business.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: David Aycan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The famous author plots out three most compelling story arcs.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Andrea Ovans | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By James Kwak I still have Nate Silver in my Twitter feed, and I used to be a pretty avid basketball fan, so when I saw this I had to click through: Just how bad were the @DetroitPistons‘ Bad Boys? … Continue reading →...
From: The Baseline Scenario | By: James Kwak | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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By James Kwak The Wall Street Journal reports that the SEC will soon decide (well, sometime this year) whether brokers should be subject to a fiduciary standard in their dealings with clients, as registered financial advisers are today. At present, …...
From: The Baseline Scenario | By: James Kwak | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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