A winning way to deal with waste: The toilet, reinvented
A solar-powered toilet that turns urine and feces into hydrogen and electricity has won a $100,000 first prize in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The call you can't answer with an iPhone to your ear
On family vacations, it's important for parents to be "present" (that is, not glued to their smartphones).
Caught on camera: A fair proposal
Tuesday evening's parade though the Indiana State Fair changed Angie Graham's life. And Rick Batie's, too.
Energy drinks remain under scrutiny
A small mention in an obscure regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reveals energy drink maker Monster Beverage is being investigated by a state attorney general.
How long can you live without sunlight?
Russian police have discovered 57 cult members living in an underground bunker in the Republic of Tatarstan. Many of the children ensconced in the bunker have never seen the sun, according to authorities. How long can you live without exposure to sunlight?
10 things that kill more people than sharks
You're more likely to be crushed by the vending machine while trying to shake free your Snickers bar than killed by a shark.
Court mulls free speech implications of clicking 'like'
Daniel Ray Carter Jr. logged on to Facebook and did what millions do each day: He "liked" a page by clicking the site's thumbs up icon. The problem was that the page was for a candidate who was challenging his boss, the sheriff of Hampton, Va.
Slate: Paranoid people have good cause
Researchers from the London Business School have determined that self-conscious, paranoid people are more likely to be gossiped about behind their backs, because they're so insanely self-conscious and paranoid.
Slate: 4 steps to avoid getting hacked
Last Friday evening, a hacker got into Mat Honan's Apple account, remotely erased the data on his iPhone, iPad and MacBook, deleted his Google account, commandeered his Twitter account, and then posted a string of nasty stuff under Honan's name.
So Michelle Obama's jacket cost $6K. What did Mitt wear?
We are still such a sexist society.
Instead of focusing on what Michelle Obama and Ann Romney have to say or what causes either woman supports, we're obsessing over what they're wearing - and how much their outfits cost.
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