Elon Musk And Puerto Rico’s Governor Discuss Potential For Tesla To Rebuild The Island’s Electrical System

By: Patrick Caughill/Futurism  Elon Musk says that Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico’s electricity system with independent solar and battery systems. In a response to Twitter user’s question about Musk’s ability to revamp the island’s power infrastructure, he said: The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability…

Ohio Cop Shoots Journalist For Taking Photos Of A Thunderstorm

      By: ANTIMEDIA — A police officer in Clark County, Ohio, opened fire on a journalist Monday night after he mistook the reporter’s camera equipment for a weapon. The incident occurred around 10 pm after Andy Grimm, a photographer for the New Carlisle News who was out photographing a thunderstorm — due to pass the small town about…

New Law Lets Police Confiscate Guns “Without Due Process” If Someone Reports You

By: Rachel Blevins/The Free Thought Project Critics of the new law argue that it takes away an individual’s right to due process, by confiscating his or her guns based on a single complaint A new law in Oregon could lead to residents having all of their guns confiscated based on a single complaint, raising concerns about the…

Dog Helps Kids Testify Against Abusers — Because He Knows Exactly What They’ve Been Through

By: Jessica Peralta/The Dodo  With scars wrapping his white muzzle, the 5-year-old Siberian husky is a picture of true resilience. Not only has he overcome his emotional scars, but he now spends his days helping others like himself — children who’ve suffered physical and sexual abuse. “Patriot’s work with abuse victims stems from his understanding and…

New Florida Law Will Allow ANY RESIDENT To Challenge ANYTHING Taught In Science Class

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Few rational people would argue that evolutionary biology and climate change should be taught in parallel with “intelligent design” and climate denialism. Teaching about them is fine, but elevating them to the same level of scientific renown as the former theories is not just disingenuous, but dangerous. Unfortunately, thanks to a new piece of legislation in Florida,…

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