Amsterdam Has Officially Run Out of Spaces to Park Its Bicycles

Citylab explains the cycling mecca of the Netherlands plans to build a partially underwater bike parking facility to deal with its crush of two-wheeled commuters. Amsterdam is currently tackling a problem most cities can only dream... Read More
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Not good! Official CPAC mobile app can’t tell convention’s only two black featured speakers apart

There are only two! (Maybe in the entire party?) Raw Story explains… There will only be two African-American featured speakers at this year’s Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) conference, but the group’s official mobile app... Read More
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Ridiculous Food Patents We Wish Went Mainsteam

First We Feast has the story… Do you sit around, smoking bud, asking questions like, “What if I created the world’s first kimchi vending machine!?” Alternatively, do you claim to be the inventor of the combo hotdog and hamburger bun?... Read More
Bill Clinton pounds Republicans for ‘sitting around just begging for America to fail’

Bill Clinton pounds Republicans for ‘sitting around just begging for America to fail’

Raw Story explains… Appearing on ABC’s This Week with his former communications director, George Stephanopoulos, former President Bill Clinton expressed dismay with the Republican Party’s attempts to destroy the Affordable Care Act, claiming that the... Read More
Bill Kristol tells incredulous congressman that ‘Iraq was safe and peaceful’ when Bush left office

Bill Kristol tells incredulous congressman that ‘Iraq was safe and peaceful’ when Bush left office

Raw Story has the unbelievable tale… During a panel discussion on ABC’s This Week, commentator Bill Kristol defended the legacy of former President George W. Bush by attempting to explain to a U.S. congressman that... Read More
Chris Hayes Demonstrates Why We Can’t Kill Our Way Out of Our War With ISIS

Chris Hayes Demonstrates Why We Can’t Kill Our Way Out of Our War With ISIS

Alternet reports: Last week, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf made what would seem on its surface to be a very uncontroversial statement. Speaking of our campaign against ISIS on MSNBC’s Hardball, Harf said, “We cannot... Read More
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21. The 3 Muckrakers: Gimme Mo’ Money, Money, Money!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download UK MP’s ‘second’ jobs are savaged during Prime Minister’s Question time. Net UK migration increases 3x the Tories target. FOX’s Bill O’Reilly attacks journalists who call him out... Read More
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Swiss account secret of HSBC chief Stuart Gulliver revealed

The Guardian discusses leaked files covering 2005-2007 show bank chief executive sheltered £5m of his own money at Panamanian company with Swiss HSBC account Stuart Gulliver, the HSBC chief executive who has vowed to reform the... Read More
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What NBA General Managers Actually Do

Vice Sports explains their role… Consider the tangible disappointment of Optimus Prime, 80s action figure, versus Optimus Prime, 80s cartoon hero. Onscreen, the transformation from semi truck to robot was fluid, seamless: the panels and... Read More
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Op Ed: One Billion People Would Starve from Even Limited Nuclear War

by Sherwood Ross “The world as we know it could end any day as a result of an accidental nuclear war between the United States and Russia,” a prominent environmental scientist warns. “With temperatures plunging... Read More
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2 dozen millennials explain why they’re obsessed with Snapchat and how they use it

Business Insider explains… Earlier this week we put together a guide showing you how to use Snapchat, which is a way more nuanced and complex app than it seems. But many readers commented that they... Read More
Amazing drone footage of frozen Niagra Falls

Amazing drone footage of frozen Niagra Falls

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The Troubled Future of the World’s First Commercial Spaceport

Gizmodo explains… Completed in October 2011, Spaceport America is an 18,000 acre commercial spaceport—the first of its kind in the world—that was going to be a major hub for SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, as each... Read More
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Homeland security chief worried about al Shabaab mall threat

The Guardian explains… The US homeland security secretary on Sunday seized on a new threat of attacks against western shopping centres by Islamist terrorists to pressure Congress to avert a partial shutdown of his department... Read More
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Climate Change Deniers Take Yet Another Hit

Mother Jones’ Kevin Drum explains… Climate change deniers don’t have a lot of credible scientists who support their view. But they have a few, and one of the busiest and most prolific is Wei-Hock Soon,... Read More
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In January, U.S. Saw Vastly More Daily Warm Records Than Cold Records. February, Too.

ThinkProgress explains… The U.S. had the 24th warmest January in the 1895-2015 temperature record, NOAA reported this week. And we saw four times as many daily warm temperature records as daily cold records. Globally it... Read More
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Unwelcome Mat: White House Tries to Counter Netanyahu Visit

ABC News reports the Obama unwelcome mat is out. In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White Houseis mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and... Read More
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Obamacare Is Barely Denting Corporate Profits

Bloomberg Business has the story… The biggest entitlement legislation in a generation is causing barely a ripple in corporate America. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as Obamacare — is putting... Read More
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The NSA Has Access to Your Cell Phone’s Encryption Key. And Everyone Else’s Too.

Mother Jones explains… The surveillance state, it turns out, is even bigger and badder than we thought. Previously, the story from the NSA has been: yes, we have access to petabytes of telephone metadata (who... Read More
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Sheldon Adelson Presidential Endorsement ‘A Year Away,’ Aide Says

Bloomberg Politics explains his participation in a fundraiser for Senator Lindsey Graham doesn’t mean he’s picked his candidate for 2016. Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson won’t get involved in the presidential primary contest until “well into 2016,” his top political... Read More
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In Defense of the Digital Umbilical Cord

Slate’s Elizabeth Weingarten explains, I’m 26 and still on my parents’ cellphone plan. That’s a good thing. have an embarrassing secret. And if you’re a millennial, chances are you’ve got the same one. For a... Read More
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Congressional Vacuousness

by Robert Hunziker -Apple Powers its Data Centers with Renewable Energy and Google Plans a New Electric Car While Congress is Stuck With Fossil Fuels- One of America’s great achievements is the International Space Station (“ISS”),... Read More
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Kurdish Peshmerga call for heavy weaponry to take their fight to Isis

The Guardian explains fighters deride western fears that sending them weapons could give real impetus to frequent talk of sovereignty at the expense of Iraq. From his perch behind sandbags on a last approach towards... Read More
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Final Tally: 2014’s Midterm Was Most Expensive, With Fewer Donors

OpenSecrets.org has the story… The final figures are in: The 2014 election was the most expensive midterm election in history, costing a grand total of $3.77 billion. But for the first time since 1990, fewer... Read More
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How social media changed the American road trip

The Daily Dot explains… I hadn’t seen another car in what felt like hours, so I tapped my phone as if it were an actual person sitting in my passenger seat, hoping to stir it... Read More
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Pope Francis’s response to clergy sex abuse tripped up by Vatican loophole

Global Post reports Francis doesn’t actually have the power to fix the crisis. Bishops do. As clergy clergy child abuse scandals jolt the church, Pope Francis has defrocked predatory bishops from Peru and Poland after secret... Read More
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Chris Christie losing home-state donors as Jeb Bush makes inroads

The Washington Post explains Christie’s dilemma… New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is rapidly losing support among some of his most prominent home-state donors and power brokers, who are either hesitant to back him or shifting... Read More
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U.S. Will Fine Takata $14,000/day for Resisting Air Bag Probe

BloombergBusiness explains… U.S. regulators said they’re fining Takata Corp. to help speed government efforts to solve the mystery of why millions of air bags in passenger cars may be at risk of exploding. The company’s... Read More
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Scott Walker’s Tax Cuts Are Coming Back to Haunt Him

Mother Jones explains… Via Ed Kilgore, this might prove to be Scott Walker’s biggest Achilles’ heel: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, facing a $283 million deficit that needs to be closed by the end of June,... Read More
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Tucker Carlson is pretty blasé about his employees wanting to kill Jews, so it’s cool

Raw Story explains… Over at Tucker Carlson’s bro-blog known as the Daily Caller, things are cool, things are chill; just some dudes sittin’ around writin’ and publishin’ stuff without interference from The Man. It’s all... Read More