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This gigantic urban “skyfarm” looks like a tree and grows food for the masses

With roughly 13 acres of hydroponic growing space, this thing looks like something straight out of some techno-utopia.

In Michigan, the drilling wars are infesting the Twitter stream

If you're looking for signs of how much is at stake in the fight over drilling and fracking in the Great Lakes region, just check your feed.

Amazon jumps into the 3D printing market

by Joe Jejune The 3D Printed Products Store is a marketplace for print on-demand products. Read more about Amazon jumps into the 3D printing market

Making a great "mobile first" app, the right way

by Ajay Chowdhury What does it mean to be truly "mobile first, why is it important, and how do you do it right? Read more about Making a great "mobile first" app, the right way

Is Apple delaying iPhone 6 phablet on purpose?

by Darren Allan According to the latest rumour, the larger 5.5in iPhone 6 delay due to Apple’s sales strategy. Read more about Is Apple delaying iPhone 6 phablet on purpose?

Google gives away 90 days free unlimited music streaming with Chromecast dongle

by Darren Allan Good news for those with a Chromecast, or those thinking of buying one – you can now get three free months worth of tunes. Read more about Google gives away 90 days free unlimited music streaming with Chromecast dong...

Kaspersky discovers scary new ransomware called Onion

by Jamie Hinks Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab say the new malware is a lot harder to detect that its predecessor, Cryptolocker, as it uses Tor to remain anonymous. Read more about Kaspersky discovers scary new ransomware called Onion

So it begins: Apple/Beats getting sued by Bose

by Barclay Ballard Bose, a brand name audio technology company, is going after Apple's Beats Electronics for patent infringement and they could be on to something. Read more about So it begins: Apple/Beats getting sued by Bose

Finalizing a Rousey-Carano bout is 'complicated,' says UFC's White

Former MMA superstar Gina Carano was supposed to sign a contract last week to come out of retirement and fight UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey later this year. UFC President Dana White all but guaranteed it.

IBM’s Watson supercomputer helps out the USAA

by Jamie Hinks Big data supercomputing is going to be put its powers to good use helping former military personnel using the USAA website. Read more about IBM’s Watson supercomputer helps out the USAA

U.S. Coal Exports Eroding Domestic Greenhouse Gains

Continuing rise in U.S. exports of coal work against domestic reductions in CO2 emissions.

New report expounds on old problem: lack of diversity in green groups

According to the report, “the dominant culture of the organizations is alienating to ethnic minorities, the poor, the LGBTQ community, and others outside the mainstream.”

Rand Paul Recalibrates His Environmental Views

As part of his effort to broaden his support for the next Presidential race, Rand Paul has been soft-peddling his ideological positions. This is true in the environmental area as well. When Rand Paul was running for the Senate, his position on environmental issues was way out of the mainstream, as I blogged at the time. […]

Ask Umbra: What’s that stuff dripping out of my neighbor’s air conditioner?

A reader wonders about the constant drip from upstairs. Umbra offers a few drops of wisdom.

What is climate change doing to our mental health?

Watching the ocean inch up to your doorstep can be pretty stressful. Researchers are studying the ways climate change can undermine our well-being, and how we can bounce back.

Hungry hungry humans: The science (and art) of feeding ourselves

The planet may be jammed with people, but there's an awful lot of food out there. The big question: How can we grow it sustainably and distribute it equitably, too?

Scientific American raises the methane issue: coal vs. natural gas?

Opponents of natural gas fracking on environmental grounds (groundwater pollution, seismicity, and socioeconomic disruption, to name a few) have a much stronger argument against the practice since the publication of two methane studies in scientific journals and a lay summary in Scientific American last week. Show More Summary

FCC should help reach deal to end Dodgers TV standoff, lawmakers say

A group of Southern California lawmakers want the Federal Communications Commission to broker a deal to end the bitter standoff between Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV providers over distribution of SportsNet LA, the new channel that is home to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Angels relievers don't crack in 2-1 win over Tigers

Both the Tigers and the Angels added arms to their bullpens. Both entered the late innings of Sunday’s game with one run. This would would be decided by the relievers.

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