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Admiral Byrd’s Secretly Boozy Expedition to Antarctica – Daily Beast


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Admiral Byrd's Secretly Boozy Expedition to Antarctica
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Any sailor headed for Tahiti, much less Antarctica, knows you need booze to make a long voyage bearable. But you're the all-American explorer Richard Byrd and you're revered by every person in the country. You flew over the North Pole—or at least you

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Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says – Daily Beast


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Warm Antarctica Caves Show Signs of New Species, Study Says
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Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may be hiding previously undiscovered plant and animal species, scientists say. A new study led by Australian National University revealed an extensive network of warm caves around Mount Erebus, an active volcano …
Antarctica's ice caves could be hiding undiscovered species of plants and animalsABC Online
Warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers may harbour secret life, say scientistsHindustan Times
Scientists are closing in on warm caves under Antarctica which could support secret lifeBusiness Insider Australia
The Mercury –9news.com.au –Xinhua
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Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times – Daily Beast


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Extreme Weather? Blame the End Times
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Since respondents could select multiple causes, 73 percent attributed the increase in severe weather events to global climate change, and 74 percent to the “end times”—which makes sense, if climate change is, itself, a sign of the end of days. (“Sense

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Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three Years – Daily Beast


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Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three Years
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Antarctica is famously a continent capped with ice, but as Earth's climate changes and the polar regions get warmer, its ancient ice is beginning to melt. The immediate consequence of the melting is the growing instability of ice shelves, places where
Enough ice has melted in Antarctica to change the Earth's gravityScience Recorder
Antarctica's meltdown causes dip in Earth's gravityThe Eastern Tribune
Dwindling Antarctic ice messing with Earth's gravity: Blame climate changeTech Times
Siliconrepublic.com
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Video: “The Beast” Electric Bamboo Mountain Bike First Of Its Kind


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By Christopher DeMorro

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While bamboo floors, textiles, and laminates have gained increasing popularity among homeowners, it’s also carving a niche for itself in the biking community. Denmark-based E-Wheels just rolled out the world’s first bamboo-framed electric mountain bike, appropriately called “the Beast.”

Very light, extremely strong, and able to grow up to a meter a day, bamboo could end up being the all-natural material of the future. While the idea of using bamboo on vehicles is something explored by niche design groups and major automakers alike and even road bicycles, the E-Wheels Beast is the first application of bamboo on an electric mountain bike.

The Beast utilizes a Zambia-built ZamBikes bamboo mountain bike frame, and attaches a Falco eMotors 250W electric motor to big, thick 26-inch tires and a RockShox suspension. The Beast is assembled in Denmark by E-Wheels, and if bamboo is tough enough for the Scandinavians, it is tough enough for you. Not only is this bike gorgeous, lightweight, and strong, but the electric motor can help power up some serious hills and obstacles.

The Beast is as much a work of art as it is a mountain bike though, and the gorgeously-polished bamboo frame is held together with natural fibers and glue. Alas, this bike is only for sale in Europe right now; completed bikes cost 3999 euros, while DIY kits that can be shipped anywhere in Europe start at 3499 euros, or about $ 4,500.

Do. Want. Bring it to America!

This post was sponsored by E-Wheels.

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Elon Musk-Backed SolarCity Thrives in Solar Power Sector – Daily Beast


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Elon Musk-Backed SolarCity Thrives in Solar Power Sector
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Instead of designing solar panels, the Rive brothers decided to find ways to get solar panels onto people's roofs. They settled on a sort of lease arrangement: SolarCity installs the panels for free on customers' roofs and then sells them the energy
SolarCity surges to new highCNNMoney
3 Solar Power Picks For This MonthTheStreet.com
SolarCity Corp (SCTY) News: Systems Spending, Tricks & Elon Musk InvestingInsider Monkey (blog)
Forbes –Bloomberg –CNN
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Solar Mandates? – Daily Beast


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Solar Mandates?
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Farther south, the desert city of Lancaster, California was the first city across the country to require solar panels on new buildings. Despite the city's politics, which are largely conservative, the city council of this city of 150,000 unanimously
Students from 39 Southland High Schools Prepping for Nation's Largest Solar Business Wire (press release)

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Hydraulic Fracking’s Putting the Screws to Vladimir and Friends – Daily Beast

Hydraulic Fracking's Putting the Screws to Vladimir and Friends
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Hydraulic fracking is helping put a crimp on Russian Oligarchs, extending even to the Kremlin. Witness the power of free markets and human innovation to improve people's lives and make life harder for tyrants. With its surge in shale gas production the

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Earth Day: Discussing the Coming Climate Crisis With Heidi Cullen – Daily Beast


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Earth Day: Discussing the Coming Climate Crisis With Heidi Cullen
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I studied the period known as the Holocene when I was working on my Ph.D. at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. That's the past 10000 years. The Holocene is known as having had a relatively stable climate compared to other time
Earth Day and the Great "Sustainability" LieFamily Security Matters



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Study: Environment a Strong Factor in Autism – Daily Beast

A study published Monday conducted by the University of California at San Francisco and Stanford University found that environment plays a much larger role in autism than was previously thought. The study found that genetics accounts for 38 percent of the …
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