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Bachmann calls to drill the Everglades ‘responsibly’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told The Associated Press Sunday that as president, she would approve drilling for oil and natural gas in the Everglades. “The United States needs to be less dependent on foreign sources of energy and more dependent upon American resourcefulness,” the candidate said. “Whether that is…

Al Gore compares climate change skeptics to racists

Al Gore continued his criticism of climate change skeptics in an interview with Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky on UStream, going as far as to compare them to the racists of the 20th century. “There came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the…

Al Gore compares climate change skeptics to racists

Al Gore continued his criticism of climate change skeptics in an interview with Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky on UStream, going as far as to compare them to the racists of the 20th century. “There came a time when racist comments would come up in the course of the…

WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Irene hits East Coast

The potentially dangerous Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the U.S. East Coast. (Note: Some Mac users may have trouble viewing this video.) Watch this live video from The Weather Channel.…

First ever humanoid robot in space goes live

Astronauts on the International Space Station this week powered up a remarkable piece of technology called “Robonaut 2,” a humanoid robot with incredible dexterity, built by NASA and General Motors, and the first of its kind to enter space. While “Robonaut 2″ has been in storage for the last few…

‘Wing walker’ falls to his death at Michigan air show

Stuntman Todd Green fell 200 feet to his death Sunday during an air show at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Michigan. Green was trying to climb from the wing of an airplane to a passing helicopter when he fell. Despite rescue efforts, he later died at Mt. Clemens…

Perry dismisses evolution as ‘a theory that’s out there’

Climate change isn’t the only science that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has doubts about. The Texas governor told a boy in New Hampshire Thursday that evolution was also questionable. “You know, it’s a theory that’s out there,” Perry replied. “It’s got some gaps in it. In Texas, we teach…

Two children killed by ‘brain-eating’ amoeba

A lethal freshwater amoeba has been blamed for the deaths of two people this summer. The two children were killed by an extremely rare infection of Naegleria fowleri, which can invade and attack the human nervous system if the amoebas enter the human nose. The amoeba is extremely common and…

Rick Perry: ‘Substantial number’ of climate scientists ‘manipulating’ data

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry suggested Wednesday that global warming is a hoax perpetrated by scientists who are motivated by cash. “There are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects,” the Texas governor told a group of supporters…

Running robot tops 6.8 miles per hour

A robot at the University of Michigan appears to have become the world’s fastest non-sentient runner after it was clocked at a maximum speed of 6.8 miles per hour. Created in 2008, MABEL the running robot has come a long way from its first shaky steps. Software controlling its movement…

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