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Bikeshare Users Save Hundreds In Transportation Costs

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Capital Bikeshare users saved an average of $891 in transportation costs last year and reduced their miles driven by as much as $5 million, according to a recent survey.

In addition to saving money by biking more and driving less, the results from the 6,000 users who participated in the survey revealed that Bikeshare helped to boost the bottom line of businesses. More than 8-in-10 said they frequented businesses that were close to Bikeshare stations.

Bikeshare users tend to be younger, male, white, highly educated and slightly less affluent than all other commuters in the D.C. area. The survey also showed that 1-in-6 users joined Bikeshare during a promotion for membership offered on Living Social, the daily deal website.

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Comic-Con Fans Continue The Epic Battle Between Science And Fiction

Fans of science fiction have long wrestled with the question of just how much science should be in their fiction. Advocates of different approaches met at San Diego's Comic-Con.
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Scraped, Splattered — But Silent No More. Finally, The Dinner Plate Gets Its Say

Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

Just days before the Democratic National Committee convention gets underway, WikiLeaks releases almost 20,000 emails among DNC staff, revealing discussions of topics from Bernie Sanders to the media.
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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

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