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It’s not considered perverse to desire a vehicle that can go twice the legal speed limit. Do buyers want cars with faster Internet connections as well?

If the response from top Mississippi politicians to President Barack Obama’s central plan to combat global warming is emblematic, Republican-run states could wage a fierce fight against the administration’s proposed rule to slash carbon emissions from existing power plants by 2030.

In a week that a massive march descended on New York City, in a summer scientists said was the hottest on record, and in a year U.S. officials are trying to curtail carbon pollution, the United Nations is about to begin its Climate Summit 2014.

A well-documented rise in temperatures along the U.S. West Coast during the past century is almost entirely the result of natural forces - not human emissions of greenhouse gases, according to a major new study released Monday.

Tablet cameras are behind the pack in picture quality but keep up by offering fun photo features.

Mayors of three of the nation's largest cities are pledging to take more action against climate change by implementing new projects to curb greenhouse gas emissions and persuading other leaders to do the same.

As President Barack Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation.

It’s showtime at Mars.

Lake Scientist is an online journal covering lake science and research that serves as an interactive resource for scientists, students and others interested in freshwater lakes. Daniel Kelly edits the Lake Scientist blog (www.lakescientist.com).

Some of the most comfortable resting places in your home – your couch, your bed’s mattress – could be a health hazard.

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