State lawmakers short on experience Jun19

State lawmakers shor...

Roughly half of the nation’s 7,383 state legislators could have two years or less of experience after the 2012 elections, potentially making the next crop of lawmakers the greenest in a half-century, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The high turnover, a result...

Grab Your Boomstick:...

By now we’ve all seen the awful, awful story about the Florida man who was shot to death by police for refusing to stop chewing on another man’s face. We joked around about it being the canary in the mine shaft of an impending zombie apocalypse. But as Tumblr blogger “I Hope...

Are women greener th...

When it comes to caring for the environment, is there a gender difference between men and women? A growing body of social science research suggests yes. Women consistently rank values strongly linked to environmental concern — things such as altruism, personal responsibility and empathy —...

MIT glove lets weare...

A world of pinching and grabbing virtual objects in the air still seems more like “Minority Report” than reality, but MIT’s Tether glove may help usher in such futuristic interfaces. Glove wearers can make gestures to create or move around 3-D objects in a shared virtual...

Michelle Obama On Pi...

There’s a new mom on Pinterest. The social networking site, which has had huge success attracting women, welcomed First Lady Michelle Obama to its ranks of pinners this morning. Three boards were created by the Obama campaign on her behalf — “Around the White House,”...