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New Study Predicts Impending Collapse of Industrial Civilization

For years, scientists and social activists have warned that income inequality, resource depletion, and unchecked population growth could lead to the collapse of civilization. However policy makers ...

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First direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter competes with high-temperature superconductivity

Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise m...

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Why? How Republicans get Americans to vote against their own best interests

The general stigma and opinion of the majority of the American people is that the Republican party and their policies favor the wealthy. If so many people believe that a particular political party ...

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FCC proposes rule change that could kickstart internet TV

Internet TV may have just gotten the break it needed. The Federal Communications Commission officially proposed a rule change today that would give any company that wants to carry television shows ...

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A Second Bank of America Whistle-Blower Is Set to Get $56 Million

Robert Madsen, one of four whistle-blowers in the federal government’s $16.65 billion civil settlement with Bank of America, said keeping secret his cooperation with federal prosecutors for nearly ...

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Nasa Just Emailed A Wrench To Space

When International Space Station commander Barry Wilmore needed a wrench, Nasa knew just what to do. They "emailed" him one. This is the first time an object has been designed on Earth and then tra...

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Making Salt Water Drinkable Just Got 99 Percent Easier

Access to steady supplies of clean water is getting more and more difficult in the developing world, especially as demand skyrockets. In response, many countries have turned to the sea for potable ...

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U.S. Consumes 30% of World's Resources While it Makes Up Only 4% of World's Population

America is extremely wasteful. We buy cheaply made goods which break down quickly, and then we throw most of it away and buy something new. We buy clothes that wear out very fast, compared to cloth...

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Rise of the Machines: Downfall of the Economy?

Last Thursday night, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek 85th Anniversary Dinner. The party was held at the American Museum of Natural History, where Seth Meyers, the former Saturday Night Liv...

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Federal War On Medical Cannabis Ends After Decades Of Hard Work

Over the weekend Congress passed the “cromnibus,” an end of year federal spending bill designed to fund most of the government through 2015. The bill contains the bipartisan Rohrabacher-Farr medica...

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Most workers hate their jobs or have 'checked out,' Gallup says

Seven out of ten workers have "checked out" at work or are "actively disengaged," according to a recent Gallup survey. In its ongoing survey of the American workplace, Gallup found that only 30...

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CONGRESSIONAL STAFFERS WALK OFF THE JOB TO PROTEST GARNER AND BROWN DECISIONS

On Thursday afternoon, minority staffers in Congress walked out in protest of grand jury decisions in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Politico reports that at 3:30 p.m., eastern time, o...

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Organic Nearly as Productive as Industrial Farming, New Study Says

Industrial agriculture has huge, unsustainable impacts on our environment. And while organic and other ecologically based farming systems (agroecology) have huge benefits, some have suggested that ...

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Americans Are Trading Sleep For Work, And It’s Literally Killing Us

Did you try to catch up on sleep this weekend? You're not alone. More than one third of American adults report getting less than 7 hours of sleep on weekdays, and many of them try to sleep extra-lo...

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Scientists have put a worm’s brain into a Lego robot’s body - and it works

When you think about it, the brain is really nothing more than a collection of electrical signals. If we can learn to catalogue those then, in theory, you can upload someone’s mind onto a computer,...

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