Another Batch of Wall Street Villains Freed on Technicality | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone
I love covering trials, which is one reason I've been a little sad since switching over to the Wall Street beat: Few of the bad guys in this world ever even get interviewed by the authorities, much less indicted, so trials are comically rare.
Is Obama Getting Serious About Inequality? | John Cassidy | The New Yorker
If it had been an economics term paper, President Obama's heavily trailed speech about inequality and social mobility on Wednesday would have received a high passing grade.
Climate sneak attack: New report predicts sudden changes | Grist
Generally speaking, anthropogenic climate change doesn't come at us like some Pacific Rim Kaiju monster, leaping suddenly into view from the watery depths.
Overlooked but not forgotten, solar thermal deserves a second look | Switchboard | NRDC
When Kevin Virkler's daughter Megan takes a shower -- the kind of long, hot shower that only an adolescent can take -- he doesn't worry anymore about how much warming up all that hot water is going to cost.
The reason? Solar hot water heating.
Cassini Photo: Stunning New Views of Saturn's Hexagon Storm | NatGeo
NASA has released this week the best views yet of a bizarre hexagon-shaped cloud that blankets Saturn's north polar region, courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft.
Can A Gym That Converts Workout Energy To Electricity Produce Meaningful Efficiency Benefits? | ThinkProgress
There is a gym in England where crazy workouts do more than just power muscles. They also power the building.
Cell Phone Location Data Can Fight Malaria and Terrorism, Too | MIT Technology Review
The Washington Post reports that the NSA collects billions of cell phone location records daily -- but there's more to this issue than privacy.
Egypt's Atheists Struggle to be Heard, Not Jailed | VOA
In Egypt, key points of difference often revolve around religion: did the rule of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi threaten to radicalize the deeply conservative country? Will minority Christians find the protection they have so long sought? These central questions often leave little room for those who have no religious beliefs.
How Tesla Batteries Are Powering an Energy Revolution | The Atlantic
Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren't just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1 percent any more.
AmeriScan: Dec. 4, 2013 | ENS
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