Study: Wind electricity several times as expensive as conventional sources

Study: Wind electricity several times as expensive as conventional sources

By D. Brady Nelson / Heartland Institute On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new study by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports. The study, What is the True Cost […]

Why are mules stubborn? Why can’t blind jackasses see?

Why are mules stubborn? Why can’t blind jackasses see?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Here’s my theoretical question for the day: Why are mules stubborn, and why can’t blind jackasses see? I ask that question in regards to a few recent news articles. One is on Japan, one the US, and one on emerging markets with various overlaps in between. Let’s start with Japan. Brink […]

N.J. woman creates app for fed-up Facebook users

N.J. woman creates app for fed-up Facebook users

When Amanda Lin and her friends began applying to colleges several years ago, they altered their names on Facebook. They were worried that college admissions officers would use the social network to learn more about applicants — and to possibly make judgments against them. But college hopefuls aren’t the only ones worried about the sometimes […]

Water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

Water footprint of hydraulic fracturing

From NCPA A study conducted by Duke University researchers evaluated the overall water footprint of hydraulic fracturing of unconventional shale gas and oil throughout the United States. Opponents of the fracking method argue that the practice poses a pollution risk to groundwater, depletes available water resources and can trigger earthquakes. Industry advocates say those fears […]

She had no medical degree or PhD but just won Nobel Prize for Medicine

She had no medical degree or PhD but just won Nobel Prize for Medicine

The first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize is being called the “three no’s” winner in her home country – no medical degree, no doctorate, and no time spent working overseas. It would be her understanding of ancient Chinese medicine that led Tu Youyou on her unlikely path to creating a drug to fight […]

Arizona’s newest Five Diamond resort

Arizona’s newest Five Diamond resort

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner One of the most iconic resorts in Southern Arizona is shining brighter. AAA, which evaluates more than 58,000 lodging properties and restaurants each year, recently bestowed The Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain, in Marana, with its prestigious Five Diamond Award. “From upscale extras to high-end service options, Five Diamond properties […]

Arizona Theatre Company opens season with fiery Broadway hit

Arizona Theatre Company opens season with fiery Broadway hit

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner “Disgraced,” Ayad Akhtar’s edge-of-your-seat Pulitzer Prize- winning play about a successful Muslim-American lawyer whose dinner guests’ discussion of race and identity explodes to reveal racial prejudices and personal secrets plays at the Temple of Music and Art from Oct. 17 through Nov. 7. I. Michael and Beth Kasser are […]

Eric Peters: No more affordable diesels

Eric Peters: No more affordable diesels

By Eric Peters VW was the only major automaker selling affordable diesel powered passenger vehicles in the United States. You could, for instance, buy a diesel-powered Jetta sedan, Golf or Beetle for about $22k. Not anymore. At least, not for awhile. VW announced yesterday (Wednesday; see here) that it will withdraw emissions certification applications tendered […]

Cubs win the Wild Card

Cubs win the Wild Card

By Jonathan Turley Yes, it has happened. The Cubs shut out the Pirates 4-0. For Cubbies, this has been long in coming. Years of all of the ribbing and jeering about the “lovable losers.” Well, there is a wave of Cubbie blue heading for the St. Louis Cardinals and this is going to be one […]

Bisbee Mining & Historical Society gets historic mineral collection donated

Bisbee Mining & Historical Society gets historic mineral collection donated

Staff Report / Southern Arizona News-Examiner A collection of minerals that once belonged to M.J. Cunningham, one of the founders of The Bank of Bisbee which eventually became part of Bank of America, has been donated to the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum by Bank of America. The 32-piece collection of minerals from the area […]