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Popular Science Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:34 Source

It is almost always hot in Phoenix, but today temperatures are expected to peak at 120 degrees fahrenheit, which has prompted some airlines to cancel flights out of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The high temperatures alone aren't necessarily the culprit, but the environmental conditions that come with them can stifle attempts to get airborne. Mix in other variables like the type of plane, the length of the runway, and the conditions on the ground, and we're left with a complex situation that will only get worse as global temperatures rise.

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Popular Science Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:34 Source

When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life. Everyone knows that classic line from Disney's "The Lion King". Kids and parents might have been slightly less charmed by this variation: The wildebeest must cross the river to eat, and a whole bunch of them die in the process. And then everything in the river gets to feast on their rotting remains. Oh, and their bones continue to leech nutrients into the water even after fish and insects have devoured their flesh.

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Popular Science Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:34 Source

Vitamins seem something you can't have too much of. Like too much ice cream on a sticky summer day—sure, you can technically go overboard, but the limit is so high, and what's the worst thing that happens anyway? And unlike ice cream, we know that vitamins help keep us healthy.

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Popular Science Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:34 Source

It might seem like NASA is announcing a brand-spanking-new "Earth-like" exoplanetconstantly—some far-away world that might possibly maybe have the basic requirements for life as we know it. And it seems that way because, well, that's pretty accurate: it's all thanks to NASA's wildly successful Kepler Space Telescope, which uses the blinking and dimming of distant alien stars to spot planets that might orbit around them.

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Popular Science Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:34 Source

This vial is filled with human blood and a cocktail of drugs, including a full dose of methamphetamine. The man who was carrying it intended to inject himself with it.

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:08 Source

The South Australian Government is continuing to support the transition to a low- carbon economy through a $9 million commitment to begin hydrogen roadmap.

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MacroBusiness Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:04 Source

Weeoo, weeoo, weeoo. The Pascometer is wailing on the population ponzi, strongly indicating that the days of mass immigration are indeed numbered: A little after Friday lunch, the population clock on the Australian Bureau of Statistics web site will tick over to 24.5 million. …The simplistic negative economic view of our migration program concentrates on

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:01 Source

Energy Renaissance, backed by engineering group UGL, plans a gigawatt-scale battery storage factory in Darwin, that it says will begin production in late 2018.

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:01 Source

Households and businesses in NSW will get paid for reducing loads during critical peaks, as governments and institutions decide to circumvent objections by fossil fuel lobby with smarter, cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:01 Source

Households and businesses in NSW will get paid for reducing loads during critical peaks, as governments and institutions decide to circumvent objections by fossil fuel lobby with smarter, cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:56 Source

Trump rants against wind energy, warning of lights going out and "birds falling to the ground".

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:56 Source

$53.8 million will be invested for a series of major projects at Stanwell Power Station west of Rockhampton, over the next year.

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:32 Source

Trump's planned "solar wall" might take a century to generate enough power to pay for itself, but the fact that Trump said the word "solar" is lighting a fire under solar stocks.

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Renew Economy Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:31 Source

We don't need as much inertia in the power system as many think, and with a few simple changes we won’t need to mandate inertia limits either. Here's why.

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Political Owl Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:04 Source

I'm not a Foxtel man. The pension does not stretch far enough for that and I'm clearly not Robinson Crusoe. The ratings agencies tell me that. Shows like that of Andrew Bolt have a low thousands of viewers not the hundreds of thousands of something like the ABC's 7.30. Yet, I am slowly realising, that is irrelevant when it comes to measuring influence.Every morning when I do my Facebook and Twitter checks on the news of the day one of the most frequent words I come across are those of Andrew. The extracts of the highlights of his nightly The Bolt Report normally are repeated several times.

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