Clean energy least costly to power America’s electricity needs

It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in Springer’s Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

And the most energy efficient house In America is...

Efficient is better than not efficient. More efficiency is better than less. In case you’re wondering, there is a light at the end of this tunnel, and I’m pretty sure it looks like the Zero Home.

100,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold in over the last two years

100,000 plug-in electric vehicles sold in over the last two years. That’s what advocacy group Plug In America recently celebrated with an Alabama man who purchased said vehicle a short ago. It was an ironic choice though, representing one of the lesser well selling of this classification of vehicle here in the United States.

Yes, green cars are slowly appealing to Americans

Is the green car revolution finally starting to take hold?

Spearheads cast light on earliest American culture

Hot on the heels of yesterday's news about the arrival of the first people in the Americas, an international team has revealed a previously-unknown culture that was flourishing just a thousand or so years later.

First Americans arrived in three waves from Siberia

A detailed genetic analysis has settled the question of how and when the first Americans arrived in the continent.

Unplugging: RIP Amy Winehouse & Dan Peek

It’s been a pretty gloomy week in music – but let MXDWN offer you condolence in these troubled times.

Report: solar power booming in America

New research from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council confirms that strong consumer demand combined with rebates are driving installation of photovoltaics, solar heating and concentrating solar technologies.

Should America try another remake with Japan's favorite monster?



The fallout from the last American Godzilla film is long gone. But now Legendary Pictures, the same company behind Clash of the Titans, The Dark Knight, Inception, and 300, wants to give the big guy another shot.

State Department focuses on social media outreach

America.gov is no more as the State Department allocates resources from the site towards new social media endeavors.

Democratic Senator wants e-commerce Internet tax

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois is currently prepping legislation that would implement a state sales tax for Internet e-commerce.

Deals or delusions? Beware of Black Friday rip-off tactics

More than 50-percent of Americans plan to do at least half their holiday shopping online this year. 

On Black Friday however, millions will flock to big box retailers and small shops alike, hoping to score an in-person deal.  



New bill aims to eliminate TSA scanning, groping

Americans are getting fed up with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) molesting and x-raying travelers.

Corporate America slow to adopt social media integration

Well, what a surprise! It seems as if the clueless suits and ties running corporate America have little interest in allowing their employees to have any fun or down time.

China hearts mobile Internet access

Tech-savy Chinese consumers have already surpassed their American counterparts in mobile Internet use, with 38% of Chinese wireless subscribers surfing the Web compared to just 27% of Americans.