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Comedians Bemoan the Downfall of Bill Cosby

On Monday, during a performance at the University of Pittsburgh, Kenan Thompson referred to Bill Cosby as a “monster.” On Wednesday, during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Louis C.K. recalled that it was after watching an interview...Show More Summary

Awesome Stuff: Smartphone Proximity Locks For Your Car

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For this week's awesome stuff, we're trying out a slightly different format. Instead of gathering three new crowdfunded products, we're going to focus on just one and take a slightly closer look at its progress and prospects. Please let us know in the comments if you like this approach, or if you prefer the old format. Show More Summary

Snuffing out our own progress

I just left this comment at Tony Tepedino’s blog in response to his statement that we have to stop pretending that academic rigor can only occur in a traditional classroom setting: I have seen innovative, project-based learning environments killed – by OTHER TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOL!!!! – because kids liked those learning spaces better than [...]

An Attack On Common Sense

(Hotel | USA) Hotel | USA Categories: Crazy Requests Criminal/Illegal Hotels & Lodging Tags: Hotel Hotel | USA(A man and his wife and a bunch of teens check in. All day, the teens are running freely outside, even when it turns dark. Our part of the city is notorious for crime, and one of the teens nearly gets attacked by a mugger. Show More Summary

Mexico Hazardous Radioactive Material Stolen

The U.S. will help Mexican authorities to find the stolen radioactive material, which was stolen by thieves in southern Mexico.

MusicThinkTank Weekly Recap: Reasons You Should Not Scrimp On Your Photoshoot

Lori Bumgarner | Reasons You Should Not Scrimp On Your Photoshoot Cherie Nelson | 5 Tips For The Ultimate Coachella Experience Wallace Collins | How Do I Get My Rights Back: Termination Under U.S Copyright Law John Lilly | Do It Yourself: Mechanics vs. Motivation

Energy News: 'Nodes and Connections' - How Solar-Plus-Storage Could Be a Game Changer

Advanced energy is an industry full of innovative technologies. This week it’s time for energy storage to shine—and we mean that literally. At the top of the news this week is energy storage systems paired with small-scale solar installations, creating mini-microgrids. read more

Weekend Show Preview — 4.19.15

Who’s on the talk shows this weekend? Glad you asked. Highlights will include Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on “Face the Nation” and “Al Punto”; former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) on “Face the Nation”; and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) on “StateShow More Summary

A Reborn GridPoint Goes Deep Into Commercial Building Energy Efficiency

In its first decade of existence, GridPoint raised nearly $300 million in VC funding, bought a half-dozen smaller startups — and then ousted CEO Peter Corsell, laid off much of its staff, and more or less disappeared from view in the smart grid, EV charging and home energy analytics fields it had sought to command. […]

Moving towards a culture of care during end-of-life conversations

Americans are waking up to the fact that the $170 billion that Medicare spends on the last six months of life is not helping us die well. Instead, the way we die today tends to be protracted, undignified, and painful. Sarah Palin’s “death panel” debacle temporarily stifled all discussion on the subject, but the silence […]

Is It Time to Ban Amenities?

A Sunday Times cover story ($) late last year told the story of some longtime renters driven out by a new building owner’s intent to renovate and move upmarket: The record pace of apartment construction… is skewing the average rent higher, said local apartment expert Mike Scott. In part that’s because the new apartments tend to be […]

A Tough Sell for Punchy Mike

This NYSUT analysis was sent to me via an email list I'm on. I'll preface it with UFT President Michael Mulgrew's trenchant comment about the new legislation from Andrew Cuomo's Heavy Hearts Club Band: And now all of our hard work is paying dividends. Show More Summary

The President, Florida, And Climate Change

The President dares to talk climate change in Florida, where the Governor has banned use of the term in the state government. From The White House via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getShow More Summary

Bill Maher On Climate Change Zombies

The Angry Professor explains here why politicians deny climate change. From BetterUpMedia via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

US POWs Since Vietnam

Since the end of conflict in Southeast Asia, AKA the Vietnam War – and, in some cases, concurrent with it – US military forces have been involved in other conflicts. In a few cases, US personnel have been taken captive by America’s enemies. The numbers involved are not large. However, when there’s a benefit to be […]

Climate Change Denial Disorder

A condition not yet listed in the ICDM. Rx: A Q-tip. From Funny or Die Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Bill Maher Not Buying What Judith Miller Selling On ‘Real Time’

Former New York Times reporter Judith Miller stopped by Real Time with Bill Maher  as she sells her book The Story: A Reporter's Journey, to explain why she wasn't more skeptical while reporting in the walk-up to the Iraq War. She insisted...Show More Summary

Amicus: The Politics of Law

Listen to Episode 15 of Slate’s Amicus: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab With hugely consequential decisions coming down the pike from the Supreme Court later on this spring, there’s been a lot of speculation about how certain key members of the court will vote. Show More Summary

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