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Are Independents Just Partisans In Disguise?

Psychology explains why people don't always do what they intend to do. Can it explain why many independents vote along partisan lines?
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BP Recalls Gasoline That May Cause Car Problems

BP has announced that it's recalling thousands of gallons of gasoline. The oil giant says fuel that was stored in a tank in northwest Indiana could cause car problems.
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The City As Engine: Energy, Entropy And The Triumph Of Disorder

The second law of thermodynamics is a kind of warning to cities and civilization. No matter how clever we are, disorder, waste and pollution will always follow from our work organizing societies into cities.
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How A Biofuel Dream Called Jatropha Came Crashing Down

People thought the hardy Jatropha tree was the answer to the food v. fuel debate, until it wasn't. Financial hard times and a misunderstanding revealed this biofuel to be like all the rest — in need of good food and water.
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High School Daze: The Perils Of Sacrificing Sleep For Late-Night Studying

A new study finds that when teens don't get the sleep they need on a given night, the next day all kinds of things can go poorly. The study builds on a body of evidence that finds sleep and learning are inextricably linked.
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Wood Energy Not 'Green' Enough, Says Mass.

Wind and solar get lots of attention, but another kind of renewable power actually creates more energy in our country --wood. The state of Massachusetts on Friday decided that these plants aren't green enough to get some special breaks.

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