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ATM’s Dispense Cash — and Sex Changes

Okay, climate change is a hoax, evolution is just a theory, man roamed the earth with dinosaurs, and scientists around the world are engaged in a giant conspiracy against America.  But technology is an unmitigated good, and we have to get rid of government agencies and their pesky regulations. What will it take to scare people into recognizing man-made environmental hazards? Maybe their penises shrinking? T ...

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The Secret to Solar Power

Harnessing the power of the sun has been a dream for generations. But fossil fuels still have a virtual monopoly on energy production and vehicular power, and enhanced access to domestic natural gas has made it extremely economical and more popular than ever for generating electricity. The failure of Solyndra cast a shadow over the commercialization of solar power in America, but the Chinese continue to see ...

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The high cost of closing Indian Point

Environmentalists have long had safety concerns about Indian Point, but so far no one has come up with a viable alternative to replace the power it produces. August 8, 2012 Gov. Cuomo has repeatedly said he wants to close down Indian Point, the 2,083-megawatt nuclear plant 35 miles north of Midtown. He may have the leverage to do it — but he’d better look at the costs before he does. Indian Point provides a ...

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New study links current events to climate change

The relentless, weather-gone-crazy type of heat that has blistered the United States and other parts of the world in recent years is so rare that it can't be anything but man-made global warming, says a new statistical analysis from a top government scientist. The research by a man often called the "godfather of global warming" says that the likelihood of such temperatures occurring from the 1950s through t ...

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Fracking Linked To Methane In Flammable Drinking Water For First Time In Scientific Study

July 9, 2011 For the first time, a scientific study has linked natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing with a pattern of drinking water contamination so severe that some faucets can be lit on fire. The peer-reviewed study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stands to shape the contentious debate over whether drilling is safe and begins to fill an information gap th ...

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Is the Republican party forcing their ‘version’ of Christianity on America?

February 16, 2012 With issues like abortion, same-sex marriage and contraception making their way back in the headlines, the issue of religion in government is a hot topic. Conservatives claim their religion is "underattack" and that the "liberals" in America want to take away their right of religious freedom. While conservatives try to defend their religious beliefs, they are discriminating against others ...

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Save Energy, Win a Prize

July 23, 2012 Utility companies are trying to use social media, competitive games and Big Brother-style data analysis to persuade customers to use less electricity. More: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/business/in-energy-conservation-utilities-focus-on-bragging-rights.html?smid=pl-share ...

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With Warming, Peril Underlies Road to Alaska

The Alaska Highway, built in haste during World War II, is facing big challenges, including the effects of climate change on the underlying permafrost. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/science/with-warming-peril-underlies-road-to-alaska.html?smid=pl-share In Road-Building, Black Soldiers Defied Prejudice About a third of the men who built the Alaska Canada Military Highway were black soldiers, m ...

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Biofuel from Plastic for this Young Egyptian Scientist from Alexandria

July 16, 2012 A sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad from the Zahran Language School in Alexandria has identified a new low-cost catalyst which can generate biofuel by breaking down plastic waste. The idea of breaking down plastic polymers into fuel feedstocks, the bulk raw material used for producing biofuel , is not a new idea. But Faiad has found a high yield catalyst, aluminosilicat ...

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