Going solar could represent a no-brainer for some companies looking to cut costs; activists are using dildos to protest a new Texas law that would allow guns on college campuses; meanwhile, a writer explores what our ideas about gender have to do with mass shootings. These discoveries and more below.

Los Angeles Might Try to Stop People From Using 12 Million Gallons of Water a Year In the wake of the news that some mansion in Bel Air sucked down 11.8 million gallons of water last year—said to be enough for 90 regular households—one appalled Los Angeles City Council member is trying to make such enormous water usage illegal.

Scientists Can Now Predict Intelligence From Brain Activity Humans have a love-hate relationship with the cliques, clades and classes that compartmentalize their world.

Hillary Clinton Wants to Meet Silicon Valley Families — for Just Three Grand Per Selfie Hillary Clinton understands the value of family. And that value is $2,700, including a photo.

How Companies Are Losing Billions (Yes, Billions) by Not Going Solar With U.S. commercial electricity prices at their highest point in nearly a decade, many businesses are looking to solar to meaningfully increase their bottom line and drive incremental enterprise value.

UMass Works Toward New Lyme Injection Scientists at UMass Medical School are developing an antibody drug that, with one injection each year, could prevent people from developing Lyme disease, the most common tick-borne infection in North America.

Diagnostic Developers Target Antibiotic Resistance Patient’s immune response would tell physicians whether to prescribe.

Neoliberalism and Gun Violence The presidential candidate Ben Carson should be relegated before long to the dunce-bin of political history. Before he disappears, however, we might take a closer look at his bone-chilling and tone-deaf suggestion that the victims of the recent mass shooting in an Oregon community college were complicit in their own deaths because they failed to rush their heavily armed killer.

Sports on Campus: Missed Classes, a Changed Grade and One Disillusioned Adviser Will Collier was in a bind. A few days before Christmas last year, the academic coordinator for men’s basketball at the University of California at Los Angeles learned that a highly touted player might have to sit out the rest of the season because of an inadequate grade.

Using Dildos to Fight Guns The organizers of Campus (Dildo) Carry want you to know they realize some will find their effort silly, but they say they are serious.

Gaza’s Women-Only Cafe Offers More Than Just Coffee Noon — a letter in the Arabic alphabet that is added at the end of verbs used for females in the plural — is an all-female cafe that opened Sept. 17 in Nasser neighborhood, west of Gaza City, far from the cafes and restaurants on Omar Mukhtar Street and Al-Bahr Street.

Mass Killings in the US: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity This isn’t about “all men” or “all white men” being evil, which is an absurd and specious assertion. It’s about how we teach children to think about gender, race and how to be human.


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