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Gamers guzzle a crazy amount of energy

Battling virtual monsters can end up requiring a lot of computing power.

Thoughtful gazing at the Studio City Farmers Market

Lucy Rendler-Kaplan took a close-up photograph of a pony at the Studio City Farmers Market on July 11.

Kentucky clerk defies Supreme Court on same-sex marriage and could be held in contempt

When Kim Davis ran her election campaign to replace her mother as Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky, she often argued that the pubic needed a seamless transition because services including marriage licenses "cannot stop or slow down." Davis was narrowly elected in 2014 to the top job in the office...

Uber drivers can move forward with class-action lawsuit, judge rules

Uber drivers scored a victory Tuesday as a federal judge ruled that they may move forward with a class-action lawsuit that seeks to turn them from contractors into employees.

Mongolia in for double whammy: drought now, 'dzud' next

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Balchig Baljinnyam, a small-time farmer in central Mongolia, is busy building a shelter for his dairy cows ahead of what is expected to be the most brutal winter in years. A summer drought has already cut traditional sources of fodder for his herd.

Amgen and Novartis partnering on a drug that could prevent Alzheimer's

Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen Inc. is partnering with Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, to develop a drug that could prevent Alzheimer's disease.

Football: Top stat performances in zero week games

Mikey Dean from Ontario Chaffey rushed for 320 yards and scored four touchdowns in his team's 35-6 win over Lakeside last week.

Jesus statue on national forest land can stay, court rules

It is affectionately known to skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts as "Big Mountain Jesus" - a 6-foot-tall public sculpture of Christ that has stood for the past six decades on national forest land in Whitefish, Mont.

China's parade: 850,000 volunteers, 12,000 troops, plus monkeys, falcons and tanks and ...

For a gauge of how seriously Beijing is taking its upcoming military parade, just try driving around town. Or going to a hospital. Or flipping on the TV.

California Assembly Republicans elect Chad Mayes as new leader

Assembly Republicans have tapped freshman Assemblyman Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley to be their next leader, the caucus announced Tuesday afternoon, marking the second major legislative leadership shift in the last week.

Video shows deputies shooting San Antonio man whose hands were raised

San Antonio officials expect to conclude their investigation this week into the fatal shooting of a Texas man who appeared to have his hands up when he was fired on by sheriff's deputies during an encounter captured on video.  

Marijuana industry struggles with devastating wildfire season

Blazes along the West Coast have pot farmers starting to feel the burn.

Climate change will do strange things to this hungry little microbe

Trichodesmium is a crucial marine microbe, but it could eat itself to death under high CO2 conditions.

Iceland turned an old coal plant into a haven for artists and entrepreneurs

A father of the modern Icelandic environmental movement took us around Toppstöðin to show us the possibilities for Reykjavík's future.

Alaska GLACIER Conferees Explore Arctic Climate Issues

Reprinted from our sister publication, CleanTechnica. Not upstaging, but as an important adjunct to the UN’s ADP negotiations that started today in Bonn, Germany, the one-day Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience took place in Anchorage, Alaska. Show More Summary

Two more senators back Iran nuclear deal, giving boost to White House

Two more key Democratic senators announced their support Tuesday for the Iran nuclear deal, all but ensuring that President Obama will have enough votes to uphold the polarizing accord despite almost unanimous opposition from Republicans.

On birth control, a U.S. judge issues the weirdest anti-Obamacare ruling yet

It was clear from the inception that the Supreme Court's 2014 Hobby Lobby ruling wouldn't end efforts to undermine the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her dissent to the decision allowing non-religious businesses to opt out of the mandate by asserting...

This ice cream doesn't melt -- are you freaking out yet?

Remember when a mother made the news last year because her son's Wal-mart ice cream sandwich just wouldn't melt? Well now scientists in Britain are attempting to make an ice cream that doesn't melt. 

Freshman linebacker Cameron Smith is positioned for a big role

Linebacker Cameron Smith enrolled at USC in January to get a head start on learning the defense.

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