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California looks Down Under for drought survival tips

published about 6 hours ago
Water restrictions are nothing new in Australia, where the average person uses half as many gallons per day

Apple's Jony Ive promoted to chief design officer

published about 6 hours ago
Apple's Jony Ive promoted to chief design officer
Ive will focus on designing retail stores and the company's new campus, Apple CEO Tim Cook announces in a company memo.

Seven Steps To Make Sense Of Your Twenties

published about 6 hours ago
Seven Steps To Make Sense Of Your Twenties
Finding your purpose in life

Clashing styles of Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant good for baseball

published about 6 hours ago
Clashing styles of Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant good for baseball
The wind was howling out to left field Monday morning when Bryce Harper arrived at Wrigley Field with the Nationals.

Why the BlackBerry Storm was the single biggest disaster in smartphone history

published about 6 hours ago
We’ve seen a couple of high-profile smartphone flops in recent years, including the Amazon Fire Phone and the Facebook-centric HTC First. However, neither of those phones bombed quite so spectacularly as the 2008 BlackBerry Storm, which was RIM’s first attempt at launching a genuine iPhone rival. RELATED: Why is BlackBerry still making phones? CEO Chen gives a very smart answer Both The Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail have published excerpts from an upcoming book about BlackBerry’s rise and fall ... more


Dot Earth Blog: One-Two Punch of Earthquakes and Landslides Exposes Hydropower Vulnerability in Nepal

published about 11 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: One-Two Punch of Earthquakes and Landslides Exposes Hydropower Vulnerability in Nepal
A pitch for a more resilient and distributed electricity supply in quake-prone Nepal.

Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers

published 1 day ago
Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal as drought lingers
It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say.

Group says California immigration policies contributed to drought

published 1 day ago
Group says California immigration policies contributed to drought
In a television commercial that has aired across the state, a young boy asks: "If Californians are having fewer children, why isn't there enough water?"

Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

published 2 days ago
Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland
A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in ... more
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Students Measure Space Dust From as New Horizons Heads for Pluto

published about 9 hours ago
Students Measure Space Dust From as New Horizons Heads for Pluto
An instrument built at the University of Colorado is analyzing space dust for the remnants of colliding objects to learn more about our solar system.

Secret Vessel to Test Durability of Materials in Space, NASA Says

published Tue, May 19 2015 18:58 GMT
Secret Vessel to Test Durability of Materials in Space, NASA Says
The X-37B, a secret unmanned spacecraft operated by the Air Force, is expected to take off from Florida on Wednesday.

Crew Change on International Space Station Is Delayed

published Tue, May 12 2015 21:34 GMT
The recent failure of a Russian resupply mission forced NASA and its partners in the space station to shuffle their plans.

Observatory: NASA’s Mercury Messenger: What It Learned Before It Crashed

published Mon, May 11 2015 11:27 GMT
Observatory: NASA’s Mercury Messenger: What It Learned Before It Crashed
The spacecraft, which orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into it, found that its magnetic field is almost as old as the planet itself.

Books: Review: In ‘Extreme,’ by Emma Barrett and Paul Martin, Psychologists Explore Those Who Test Limits

published Mon, May 11 2015 10:03 GMT
Books: Review: In ‘Extreme,’ by Emma Barrett and Paul Martin, Psychologists Explore Those Who Test Limits
Space travel and mountain climbing require long periods of boredom and sleep deprivation. Achievers tend to overcome such challenges with self-efficacy.