Car batteries may soon last 1,000 years

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Grist) A group of Swedish researchers just discovered an unconventional way to give new life to rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries: with pine resin and alfalfa seeds. This has green more…

Russian ruble plunges to new all-time low

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) Russia's ruble slumped to a new all-time low on Friday as the economic fall-out from the Ukraine crisis and lower oil prices caused the finance minister more…

Woman stabbed to death over parking dispute

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (KTLA-TV) A South Los Angeles man and woman were charged with murder Tuesday in the stabbing death of a Whittier woman during a dispute over a parking space, more…

Kurds fear ISIS use of chemical weapon in Kobani

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Guardian) Kurds battling Islamic State militants for control of Kobani fear the extremist group may have used an unidentified chemical weapon, according to officials and one of more…