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State Senate OKs bills seeking equal pay, restricting drones, barring bullhooks

Alarmed by the growing number of hobbyists sending drones into the California sky, state lawmakers are working on a series of proposals that would bar the devices from being flown over wildfires, prisons, schools and homes. Source: LA Times

MIT Has Plans for a Real ARC Fusion Reactor

MIT Has Plans for a Real ARC Fusion Reactor

Image: Marvel The Marvel movie version of Tony Stark graduated from MIT in the early 1990s. He built an ARC reactor at Stark Industries later on, but apparently, some of the initial research he did as an undergrad stuck around in some notebooks somewhere on a dusty shelf at MIT. It took them only a few decades, but a team of […]

Asian Investors Go Big on New Zealand’s Dairy

Asian Investors Go Big on New Zealand’s Dairy

Agribusiness attracted approximately 11 percent of the total investment, the majority in dairy and milk processing. The post Asian investors go big on New Zealand’s dairy appeared first on Agri Investor. Source: Agri Investor

Apparent ‘pay to cite’ offer sparks Internet outrage

Apparent ‘pay to cite’ offer sparks Internet outrage

Scientists are erupting in outrage on this otherwise sleepy August day. The cause? Cyagen, a purveyor of transgenic research mice, is seemingly offering its scientist customers cash if they cite one of their products in a published paper. But a company spokesman says it’s all a misunderstanding. The saga began late this past June, according […]

‘Milestone ages’ may trigger new perspectives on life

‘Milestone ages’ may trigger new perspectives on life

Think having a midlife crisis is bad? New research says that you might go through one every 10 years—at least, if you consider a “crisis” to be a time of self-reflection. Psychologists writing this month in PLOS ONE have found that—among women—life satisfaction is more closely linked to objective measures of health at the “milestone […]

Top stories: A new planet for the early solar system, the ecological impact of meat-eaters, and sounds that may have universal meaning

Top stories: A new planet for the early solar system, the ecological impact of meat-eaters, and sounds that may have universal meaning

Our early solar system may have been home to a fifth giant planet A cluster of icy bodies near Pluto suggests that our solar system may have housed a fifth giant planet. The mystery planet may have “bumped” into Neptune 4 billion years ago, causing the icy giant to jump into its current orbit and […]

US approves landmark oil swaps with Mexico

US approves landmark oil swaps with Mexico

The Obama administration will allow limited sales of U.S. crude to Mexico for the first time, a senior administration official told Reuters. Source: CNBC Clean Energy

Australia’s Prime Minister Cuts Funding for Wind Power

Australia’s Prime Minister Cuts Funding for Wind Power

Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, doesn’t like wind turbines. He has made dramatic cuts in government subsidies for wind farms, in a move that’s sure to hold back Australia’s renewable energy sector. Tony Abbott has made it clear where he stands on wind farms, with The Guardian reporting that Abbott called wind turbines noisy and “visually […]

Will Greece be saved by… solar?

Could a crowdfunded solar power campaign help solve Greek energy problems? {$excerpt:n} Source: CNBC Clean Energy

This city wants to be the world's greenest

Singapore is looking to transform itself into one of the planet's greenest places to live. Sustainable Energy takes a look. {$excerpt:n} Source: CNBC Clean Energy