By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, nytimes.com
Flame retardants illuminate everything that’s wrong with our money-driven politics.
Infographic Of The Day: The Insane Choices You Face At The Drugstore
“The innovation process leads to an overall product experience that’s horrible.”
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The DIY Terminator: Private Robot Armies And The Algorithm-Run Future Of War
In the latest installment of the Butterfly Effect: Predator drones are just the start of unmanned, autonomous warfare technology. But as the tech becomes more democratized and more deadly, what happens when anyone can assemble an army of killing machines?
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The climate changers: How wind turbines make their own clouds
They are billed as vast sentinels that will protect our world from climate change.
But, at the same time, these wind turbines are creating a new little climate of their own. The 196ft structures whipped up the sea mist which blankets them in this photograph.
The phenomenon is caused by the spinning 130ft blades which churn up the warm air at sea level and mix it with cooler air above at Scroby Sands, near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk.