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Victories for Marriage Equality and First Openly Gay U.S. Senator

Before last night, voters in more than 30 consecutive statewide elections across the United States approved bans on same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, three states broke the trend—with a fourth still counting its votes—in what some advocates and organizations are calling the most successful election for gay rights ever.
"There is clear mandate in this country for equality,"
- Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign

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Victories for Marriage Equality and First Openly Gay U.S. Senator

Source: DCist, Wed November 07, 2012
Before last night, voters in more than 30 consecutive statewide elections across the United States approved bans on same-sex marriage. On Tuesday, three states broke the trend—with a fourth still counting its votes—in what some advocates and organizations are calling the most successful election for gay rights ever.

New battery technology would triple the range of electric cars

Washington State University researchers have developed a new technology that could triple the capacity of lithium-ion batteries, which as anyone who owns a cell phone or laptop knows, can be frustratingly limiting. Led by Grant Norton, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, the researchers have filed patents on the nanoscale-based technology, which also allows the batteries to re-charge many more times and more quickly than current models. They expect to bring it to the market within a year.

Leatherback sea turtles granted massive protected area along U.S. west coast

Story contains video Source: MongaBay, Tue January 24, 2012
The U.S. federal government has designated 108,556 square kilometers (41,914 square miles) as critical habitat for the leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), the largest of the world's marine turtles and one of the most endangered.

Radically Redefining the Airplane

Story contains video Source: Popular Mechanics, Tue October 05, 2010
The Brilliant Idea: A cleaner, quieter craft with a radical new design, setting the stage for a fundamental shift in aviation.

U.S. scientist finds the sleep switch in our brain

Source: Naitonal Post, Wed September 22, 2010
Researchers have discovered the mechanism that causes the brain to switch from being awake to sleeping, according to a study from Washington State University.

Pacific sockeye salmon return in record numbers

Story contains video Source: Terra Daily, Sat September 11, 2010
After years of scarcity, the rivers of the US and Canadian Pacific Northwest are running red, literally, with a vast swarm of a salmon species considered to be in crisis.

Alien oceans could be detected by telescopes

Story contains video Source: BBC, Fri September 10, 2010
The next generation of telescopes could reveal the presence of oceans on planets outside our Solar System.

Champion climber helps avert cat-astrophe

Source: KOMO, Sun January 17, 2010
You could hear the screeches before you saw him perched high on a ledge above a trail.

Scientists discover genetic cure for red-green colour blindness

Source: Times Online, Sun October 25, 2009
Genetic scientists have discovered a cure for colour blindness, offering hope to millions of sufferers.

EcoATM Arrives in Stores - Accepts Used Cell Phones, Spits Out Store Credit

Source: TreeHugger, Sat October 10, 2009
Could gadget recycling get easier than this?

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