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Ten Ideas to Save the Economy #4: Bust Up Wall Street

When Americans think of how the economic rules are stacked against them, they naturally think of Wall Street.<p>When the Wall Street bubble burst in 2008 because of excessive risk-taking, millions of working Americans lost their jobs, health insurance, savings, and homes.<p>But The Street is back to many …

Why I'm Going to Nepal

After almost 15 hours in flight from LAX to Hong Kong, my legs are starting to stiffen up and can't wait to arrive. I still have two more flights to go before landing in Kathmandu. The last time I was in Nepal, I was amazed by the peace and beauty, and it's hard to imagine the chaos that has taken …

Solar energy's Canadian bright lights: 3 entrepreneurs helping the developing world

Canadian entrepreneurs are helping bring solar power to a growing number of Africans living off the grid.<p>More than half a billion people in Africa …

Off-grid

Sensing How Much the Earth Moved in Nepal : Image of the Day

On April 25, 2015, the Earth moved violently in Nepal. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, injured at least 19,000, and …

Nepal's prime minister: 'We were not prepared' for 2nd quake

CHARIKOT, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he …

An inventory of the meaningful life.

<i>“One of the functions of art,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin observed in contemplating art, storytelling, and the power of language to transform and redeem, <i>“is to give people the words to know their own experience… Storytelling is a tool for knowing who we are and what we want.”</i> Because self-knowledge is the …

Consciousness

Bungie's Community Raises Over $400,000 In First Week Of Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign

Earlier this month, Bungie announced that it was raising relief funds for Nepal, which was struck by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25. …

Dark Matter Waves at the Center of Galaxies --"The 'Operating System' of the Universe"

In cosmology, cold dark matter is a form of matter the particles of which move slowly in comparison with light, and interact weakly with …

Pregnant women vulnerable after Nepal quake

Health experts in Nepal are concerned about the more than 126,000 pregnant women that the UN estimates were affected by last month's devastating earthquake.<p>Pregnant women were among the most vulnerable groups at the time of the quake given that they could not run, said Dr Nuzhat Rafique of United …