10 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know

By: Gary G. McGee/The Mind Unleashed “The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know.” ~Noam Chomsky 1.) It is nearly impossible to pay off the national debt: “Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great…

Thanks To Lobbying, It’s Illegal To Power Your Home With Solar Panels In Florida

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  It may have ravaged much of the Caribbean, but Hurricane Irma weakened mercifully quickly as it passed over Florida. That’s not to say that it didn’t cause significant infrastructural damage, of course, and soon after the storm had passed, 40 percent of Florida lacked electricity, something that ended up killing several people who relied on it….

The White House’s Science Division Is Now Completely Empty

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Despite the veritable purge of scientists and science communication that has characterized the Trump administration, the White House still has an Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Unfortunately, its science division is now completely lacking any staff whatsoever. As reported by CBS News, the three remaining employees, all of which were holdovers…

It’s Official. Tesla’s Model X Is The Safest SUV On The Market With 5 Stars In Every Category

  By: Dom Galeon/Futurism Tesla’s electric SUV, the Model X, is now officially the safest SUV on the market, scoring 5-star ratings in every crash safety test administered by the NHTSA. The vehicle also had the lowest probability of injury of any SUV tested by the administration. Tesla has done it again. Just like the…

IKEA Hints At Selling On Amazon Very Soon

By: Jerriann Sullivan/Scary Mommy Ikea to start selling products on third-party sites in 2018. If you love affordable furniture and Swedish meatballs, then we’ve got great news: you’ll soon be able to buy your favorite IKEA products online. That’s right; you’ll no longer have to wake up before dawn to beat the weekend rush at one of…

Scientists Are Running For Congress Because “The Future Hangs In The Balance”

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science Every social struggle has a tipping point. Progress is normally made at a snail’s pace, but with certain movements – same-sex marriage, racial equality, for example – when push comes to shove, nationwide change can suddenly snap into place. Fast-forward to 2017. The Trump administration is in power and “Alternative Facts,” climate…

The Solar Industry Is Creating Jobs 17 Times Faster Than The Rest of The US Economy

By: Karla Lant/Futurism A new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals that solar jobs in the US (and other nations) are expanding quickly. As of November 2016, the American solar industry employed 260,077 workers. This is an increase of 24.5 percent from 2015, with a growth rate that is 17 times faster than…

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