Some people who like to ride bikes in the United States justify their presence amongst traffic by declaring "Share the Road." Well, it looks like in Germany they get their own road.
Germany has recently opened up a 5 kilometer stretch of road devoted exclusively to bicycle transportation. It's part of a grander project to open 100 kilometers worth of road.
This so-called superhighway for bikes is meant to reduce automobile traffic and carbon emissions, taking advantage of the fact that about 10 percent of commuting in the federal republic is done of a cycling nature. more >>
The Christian Post invited all the presidential candidates of both major parties to answer the same set of 12 questions. Here are Carly Fiorina's answers.
1. Why do you want to be president and what does your personal faith have to do with your decision?
Fiorina: I think our nation is at a pivotal point. Too many people fear that we are losing the sense of limitless possibility that has always defined this nation. Margaret Thatcher — a woman I greatly admire — once said that she was not content to manage the decline of a great nation. Neither am I. I am prepared to lead the resurgence of a great nation. more >>
More often than not when people think of demolishing an old building, they think controlled explosions that send debris and dust everywhere.
A Japanese company, however, has developed an ecofriendly demolition method that gradually "shrinks" a building away.
Taisei Corporation has created an innovative new way to get rid of skyscrapers scheduled for demolition, which they dubbed the "Ecological Reproduction System." more >>
Extreme weather conditions, ranging from blizzards to tornadoes, have killed at least 43 people across seven states over the Christmas period.
"This is a huge impact on our community, and we're all suffering," said Garland Police Lt. Pedro Barineau from Dallas, where eight people were killed and 15 were injured, according to Fox News.
New Mexico, West Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle suffered heavy snow fall, while at least nine tornadoes swept through the country, destroying as many as 1,450 homes. more >>
While President Barack Obama Saturday hailed the ratification of a universal pact, signed by diplomats from 196 nations in Paris to slow global warming by adopting green energy sources and cutting down on emissions, Republicans responded by saying the United States is not legally bound to the agreement without approval by Congress.
"The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis," Obama told reporters, after 196 countries approved the climate accord at the 21st Conference of Parties on Saturday to bring down pollution levels so as to limit the rise in global temperatures to well below 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial averages and "and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels."
"It creates the mechanism, the architecture, for us to continually tackle this problem in an effective way," Obama said. more >>
A team of scientists have announced that they may be getting close to finally locating the elusive "Hillary Clinton Accomplishment" particle.
Researchers from the Whitewater Institute of Ethics held a press conference Monday in which they stated they were close to locating the mysterious microscopic substance.
"After months and months of research and data collecting, our team believes it is that much closer to finding the HCAP," explained one scientist. more >>