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​This is what powerful people sound like

Research hones in on the acoustic cues that make some people sound powerful -- and how to fake it

Tips for avoiding online shopping scams

Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs exposes some of the biggest mistakes people make during the holiday shopping season.

Dutch plant turns river and sea into electricity

published less than 1 hour ago
Dubbed "blue energy," the technique uses the fresh and salt waters as a natural battery

Check out Staples’ special Cyber Monday tech deals – everything you need to know

published about 2 hours ago
Check out Staples’ special Cyber Monday tech deals – everything you need to know
Staples is getting ready to kick off its Black Friday 2014 sales, but the company has also prepared special offers for December 1st, or Cyber Monday. Just like its Black Friday deals, available starting with Thanksgiving Day, Staples’ Cyber Monday offers will actually begin a day earlier on November 30th, when buyers will be able to buy various discounted gadgets on Staples.com. FROM EARLIER: GameStop’s game-filled Black Friday 2014 sale is finally official The company has highlighted several Cyber Monday ... more

Spacewatch: The hunt for Philae

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Dot Earth Blog: Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving

published about 7 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: Gratitude, Woodworking and Music on the Home Front on Thanksgiving
Fitting in some analog home time, and music, amid the digital flow of work seeking a better planet.

EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

published about 23 hours ago
EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles
The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the ... more

Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths

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Scientists find likely culprit behind mysterious sea star deaths
In the slippery tide pools of San Pedro’s Point Fermin, there are sticky green sea anemone, hard-shelled limpets, barnacles shaped like mini-volcanoes and even small ... more

Dot Earth Blog: A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans

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Dot Earth Blog: A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans
A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth.

News Analysis: Without Passing a Single Law, Obama Crafts Bold Enviornmental Policy

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Leaning on the Clean Air Act of 1970, President Obama has shaped his legacy and reshaped environmental policy more than any previous occupant of the ... more
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Obama to Introduce Sweeping New Controls on Ozone Emissions

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The regulation would be the latest in a series of E.P.A. controls on air pollution that wafts from smokestacks and tailpipes.

Climate Change Threatens to Strip the Identity of Glacier National Park

published Sat, Nov 22 2014 11:27 GMT
In a century, the number of glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park, on the Canadian border, has dropped to about 25 from 150.

First Mention: Ripples of the Big Bang Are Seen Through ‘The Times’

published Mon, Nov 17 2014 18:16 GMT
First Mention: Ripples of the Big Bang Are Seen Through ‘The Times’
In 1927, Georges Lemaître, an astronomer from Belgium, first proposed the theory that the universe was born in a giant primeval explosion. Four years later, ... more

In Philae's Comet Landing, Humans Again Are as One With Machines

published Mon, Nov 17 2014 18:11 GMT
In Philae's Comet Landing, Humans Again Are as One With Machines
Even no-nonsense scientists and engineers find themselves personalizing their surrogate explorers.

Books: 'Zoom,' by Bob Berman, Explains How Things Move

published Mon, Nov 17 2014 15:51 GMT
Books: 'Zoom,' by Bob Berman, Explains How Things Move
A book in which complex kinetic concepts are made simple, and simply spectacular,