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The Benefits of Solar Energy

The use of solar energy or energy from sunlight has many advantages. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

• Solar energy saves money.

In 2006, we saw the highest jump in residential electricity rates. In some regions, increased to 60% was observed. Many experts agree that the trend will continue in the coming years. This means you have to pay more money to support their monthly electricity consumption. But if it produces its own energy, you can avoid paying the high cost of…

10 pathogens take beautiful forms under the microscope



After the ebola outbreak began last year, many people in affected countries were frightened of the virus, an unseen killer. However, when viewed under an electronic microscope, invisible pathogens take a unique form, which scientists digitally color to assist them with their research.

Take a look at these fascinating up-close images of several common pathogens that can cause human illnesses. Read more…

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Lomography makes the instant camera way more fun with lenses and filters



Polaroid and Fujifilm own the instant camera world. Now Lomography, the company behind all those toy cameras you see at Urban Outfitters, wants a slice of the analog action.

Selling just another instant camera wouldn’t fly, though. The Lomo’Instant camera’s hooks include attachable lenses, colored gel filters and manual shooting modes.

Last year, Lomography took to Kickstarter to gauge the amount of interest there would be for such a camera. It asked for $100,000 in crowdfunding to turn the…

Literacy program helps kids boost their confidence by reading to dogs



Dogs are always there to listen

Molly and Leo, both 10-year-old Havanese dogs, have been helping children read as a part of non-profit organization JCC Manhattan’s Gift of Literacy program at P.S. 163 for seven years according to DNA Info

Reading to Dogs! Helps kids at PS 163 with their reading#uws pic.twitter.com/Iv7mNvCL94

— Emily Frost (@efrost1) February 25, 2015

The after-school program assists…

Hyperloop startup wants a 5-mile track by 2018



Many have dismissed the Hyperloop as a fantasy project that — at best — lies somewhere in the distant future

But one of the groups vying to build the super-fast transit system says it has plans to build a five-mile test track in California — by 2018.

JumpStartFund’s Hyperloop Transportation Technologies wants to break ground on a track next year and have it up and running just two years following initial construction. We have…

Paul Dano is uncanny in first trailer for Beach Boys biopic



The life of reclusive Beach Boys frontman Brian Wilson is opened up in a new upcoming biopic starring Paul Dano, Love & Mercy, which released a new trailer Wednesday.

If the short sneak peek is any indication, Dano does some fine work in portraying the younger years of the famously reclusive singer, whose success story is dotted with well-chronicled emotional turmoils.

John Cusack plays the older version of Wilson with Elizabeth Banks…

Lady Gaga to bring her special brand of weird to ‘American Horror Story’



One of the weirdest women in music is joining the weirdest show on TV

FX has confirmed that Lady Gaga will be joining the next installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story franchise in the starring role

No details were available on the role and little is known about the season as a whole, but in January, FX president John Langraf told TVLine he had hope that the upcoming season would take place in a modern-day…

Billy Eichner guides Conan through an ill-fated Grindr experiment



After Conan O’Brien‘s attempt to find love on Tinder didn’t work out, it’s good to see that the married talk show host isn’t too dejected to give up on online dating apps

This time, he’s giving gay hookup app Grindr a shot with the help of some fake abs and mentor Billy Eichner.

The comedian and Parks and Recreation actor shows Conan some tough love — “You look like Dennis the Menace finally came out” — and eventually helps him find a date. Sadly, though, Conan never gets the romantic night…

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Tasers drawn on over 400 children by UK police in one year



LONDON — More than 431 children had stun guns drawn or used on them in 2013, according to new figures revealed Wednesday.

The figures, revealed by BBC Radio 5 Live following a Freedom of Information request, showed the number of children who had a 50,000-volt stun gun drawn on them jumped by 38% compared with the previous year.

An 11-year-old had a Taser gun drawn on them, but it wasn’t fired, while the figures also showed that the oldest…

Twitter’s head of developer relations steps down after less than 18 months



Twitter continues to have a difficult time hanging onto its execs.

The latest to depart the company is Jeff Sandquist, the global head of developer and platform relations.

Sandquist announced his departure on Twitter but did not give a reason for the move.

Thank you Twitter for an amazing 18 months. The team we’ve built, the product we’ve shipped. An absolute honor to have been here.

— Jeff Sandquist (@jeffsand) February 24, 2015