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These Are the 30 Best Cities in the World | Inc.com

Each year, <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> magazine turns to its readers to determine the very best cities in the world. Based on millions of reviews and tens of thousands of comments submitted by more than 128,000 travelers, the magazine recently announced the 30 best cities in the world. Is your city on the …

European Travel

Train Your Brain to Get Happy

It seems as though every few months another book is published that purports to have discovered the ultimate cure for an unhappy life. Some tout …

Mark Zuckerberg And Bill Gates Join Forces To Invest In Clean Energy Technology

The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition with Bill Gates to invest in zero-carbon energy technology around the world. The organization’s …

UN Climate Change Conference in France: Pictures

World Leaders

America’s cities are doomed: New York could be unlivable in a matter of decades

An alarming new study finds hundreds of major metropolises along the Eastern seaboard are already beyond saving<p>An alarming new study has found that, no matter what we do to fight climate change, it is already too late for more than 400 U.S. cities — including Miami and New Orleans — which will be …

10 things highly successful people do to stay motivated

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang on Quora.</i><p>When I was in 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? …

Motivation

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Get a Flat Stomach—Fast!

<b>Eat Simply</b><br>Next time you're in a grocery store, pick up any boxed food and read the label. Chances are, it will have a few ingredients you recognize—wheat, sugar, salt—and a whole bunch you don't. These are the chemical additives that food scientists have cooked up not only to foil the spoilage …

IBM's Watson Will Give You Health Advice Based On Your DNA

Two companies are teaming up to make a super-personalized health app.<p>Maybe you have a fitness tracker. Maybe you've gotten your genome sequenced before. Probably your medical records are kept in electronic, instead of paper, form. Now some companies are seeking to combine all those things and more …

Digital Health

Climb of the Century: Two Men Attempt Historic Free Ascent of El Capitan

Professional climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are midway through the adventure of a lifetime as they attempt to make history by using only their hands and feet to complete what's said to be the hardest rock climb in the world. Just after Christmas, Caldwell, 36, and Jorgeson, 30, began …

Climbing

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

Advertisement<p>28 Comments<p>For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking …

China embraces carbon pricing and UN takes a shine to plan | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Millions of visitors and residents could hardly miss the message projected on the side of the world famous United Nations building in New York this week: “Put a price on carbon.”<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is greeted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (R) …

'Funnel of fire' destroys homes in Washington

Residents strolled through the smoldering rubble of their neighborhoods, some wearing surgical masks to protect their lungs from the smoke and ash lingering in the air of the riverside community they call "Paterodise."<p>"Paterodise is hurting right now," said one, Stephanie Brown, as she surveyed …

Hundreds of protests set this weekend against illegal immigration, Obama's policies

Hundreds of protests are taking place across the United States this weekend in opposition to the surge of immigrants illegally crossing the country’s southern border and proposed immigration reform that organizers say gives amnesty to those already living illegally in the country.<p>Organizers say 321 …

Ukraine, rebels argue over wreck; Europeans give Putin 'last chance'

HRABOVE/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence to cover up their guilt in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner that has accelerated a showdown between the Kremlin and Western powers.<p>As militants kept international monitors …

Obama says Iraq going to need more help

President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States will "not rule anything out" with regard to the situation in Iraq, but that it will need more help.<p>Obama made the remarks at the White House as the security situation worsens with Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul, firmly under the control …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

3 min clip about the Idaho National Lab solar cells that harn…

<b>3 min clip about the Idaho National Lab solar cells that harness solar heat during the night</b> :) that's the future of solar, able to produce energy from infrared waves too. :)<p><b>1.3 million Earths fit into the Sun</b>. The Sun is huge. The <b>solar energy reaching the Earth is 5000 times the energy we use globally.</b><p>Solar ☼☼ energy <b>can power the whole planet many times over thru solar windows, walls, roofs, roads, car paint, solar-electric cars-planes-ships-trains and battery storage</b>. This would eliminate …

Are Glowing, Solar Smart Roads the Future?

cartechboy (2660665) writes <i>"We were just talking about glow-in-the-dark roads and how they were having issues already. Now there's a company called</i> …

Climate change scientist claims he has been forced from new job in 'McCarthy'-style witch-hunt by academics across the world

• Professor Lennart Bengtsson received intense pressure 'all over the world'<br>• Stepped down from Global Warming Policy Foundation's advisory …

Climate

Climate Change to Hit Sovereign Creditworthiness: S&P

Global warming will harm sovereign creditworthiness around the world this century, with poorer nations the worst hit, Standard & Poor’s Ratings …

I fucking love science

Planets on parade! Don't forget to look up tonight.<p>Image courtesy Geoff Gaherty/Starry Night Software via Space.com, alterations our own.

Kiev hits back at pro-Russia rebels as Ukraine moves towards civil war

Fighting in east claims 42 lives as troops move in to Kramatorsk and advance on rebel HQ in Slavyansk<p>Two days of chaos and violence in east and south-east Ukraine appeared on Saturday to be pushing the country ever closer to civil war, as the death toll rose to 42 following a military …

25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

<i>“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,<br>for that’s the stuff life is made of.”<br>―Benjamin Franklin</i><p>This morning I received a thank you email …

3D-printed ultrasound cast could save us costly surgeries

And make healing a more beautiful and patient-friendly experience.<p>Last year the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved a …

The rise and fall of America’s climate deniers: How politics hijacked the fight against global warming

Partisan rhetoric has stymied real action on climate change, but there’s still hope, says philosopher Dale Jamieson<p>Dale Jamieson, a professor of environmental studies and philosophy at NYU, has, as his title indicates, spent a lot of time thinking about climate change. Specifically, he's been …

What's Next For Google+ Now That Its Leader Has Suddenly Left?

Google+ has never gotten the respect its creator hoped, let alone gained much ground on its supposed target, Facebook. Now, Google’s attempt at a social network has lost its leader and chief evangelist, Vic Gundotra, who announced today that he’s leaving Google after almost eight years at the …

Ohio’s Clean Energy Programs Save Customers $2 For Every $1 They Spend

Energy efficiency standards in Ohio that have been facing attacks from state lawmakers provide significant consumer savings relative to their costs, …

Why Climate Deniers Have No Scientific Credibility: Only 1 of 9,136 Recent Peer-Reviewed Authors Rejects Global Warming

<i>This is a guest post by James Lawrence Powell.</i><p>I have brought my previous study (see here and here) up-to-date by reviewing peer-reviewed articles in …