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Emerging Mojave Desert solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell.

Colleges add luxury touches to new football stadiums

Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in... Read more »

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12 kinds of office emails you'll get tonight

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Up late checking your email? You're bound to run into one of these 12 emails. Read more »

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Raising a kid will cost you $245,000 — Here are 12 things that cost the same

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Raising a child costs on average $245,000. So what does that look like in other ways? Here's a list. Read more »

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from... Read more »

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Russian hacking suspect ordered held until trial

A man who is the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker and is accused of running a hacking scheme has been ordered detained until his trial. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Mostly positive reviews for NFL's new tablets

Adjusting to new technology just isn't easy for some people, even in the NFL where everyone is trying to find that winning edge. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Maybe it’s time to change your password again

Consumers are being urged once again to take a massive international data breach seriously — and deal with changing their passwords. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Why I am leaving the best job I ever had

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Max Schireson, is leaving his post as the CEO of MongoDB, a document-oriented database company. In an online blog post Schireson explains his reason — family. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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10 ways the Internet has changed your life

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Think your life would be the same without the Internet? Think again. Read more »

Aug. 8, 2014

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Soaked for charity: Ice bucket challenges get cool

The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. Read more »

Aug. 7, 2014

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15 American cities that beat the Recession

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The Great Recession still got you down? Here are 15 cities, based on a WalletHub study, that aren't letting this Recession thing bother them. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs... Read more »

Aug. 3, 2014

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NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade. Read more »

July 31, 2014

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Tesla says decision on battery factory months away

Electric car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is preparing a site near Reno, Nevada, as a possible location for its new battery factory, but is still evaluating other sites. Read more »

July 31, 2014

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Why news outlets should examine 'breaking news'

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It's been called everything from excessive to 'laughably overused,' but news outlets continue to use the term 'breaking news.' Should they stop? Read more »

July 31, 2014

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9 startup companies perfect for your family

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Need help around the house? Want to save money at the movies? These startups could help you do those things. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called some right-wing Republicans "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. Read more »

July 30, 2014

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OKCupid, Facebook not alone in studying consumers

Think you're in control? Think again. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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Judge rules against Donald Sterling, OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

A judge has ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and cleared the way for the $2 billion sale of the team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Read more »

July 28, 2014

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NASA: Earth narrowly missed crippling solar storm in recent years

Earth missed a potentially catastrophic encounter with a solar storm by one week in 2012, physicists report. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Before you head off on your vacation, you may want to see this graphic

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About to go on a vacation? This graphic may give you the help you need to avoid scams. Read more »

July 21, 2014

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US outlines case against Russia on downed plane

Video of a rocket launcher, one surface-to-air missile missing, leaving the likely launch site. Imagery showing the firing. Calls claiming credit for the strike. Recordings said to reveal a... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books' style service

Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to expand its... Read more »

July 19, 2014

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Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000 job cut

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its 39-year history Thursday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO's sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor's drive for... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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Samsung suspends China supplier over child labor

Samsung Electronics Co. said it has suspended business ties with a Chinese supplier that allegedly hired children. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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