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Schools and lockers no longer right combination for students

<b>By Joe Heim | Washington Post</b><p>It is a full five months into the school year, and Isabel Echavarria, a junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in …

New & Engaging NY Times Grammar Interactive

The New York Times periodically publishes a new installment of its engaging (though fairly high level) grammar interactive they call “Copy-Edit …

The state of the U.S. solar industry: 5 questions answered

On Jan. 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced plans to impose punitive duties on solar panels imported from abroad. This decision came in …

Ode to a Washing Machine

Trump's tariffs on solar panels are bad for the U.S. economy and the environment. Let us not forget: So are his tariffs on the hero of the laundry room.<p>The washing machine is the unsung hero of the feminist revolution. There’s a lively argument that the washing machine is actually what enabled the …

Solar Panels

SpaceX has plans for Texas – but border wall could be barrier to progress

Elon Musk is eyeing land near Brownsville for a Mars launch site but locals fear Trump’s plans for a barrier will ruin the area forever<p>SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch – live<p>It is the place where Elon Musk might one day launch rockets on missions to colonise Mars, though it did not look like much on a …

Immigration

How to Bridge a Divided Nation: Lessons From the Open Road

The McDonald’s parking lots in rural Kentucky fill up not long after school bells ring at the end of the day. They’re not there for the fries. …

Hillary Clinton
Republicans

A Federal Agency Just Put America's Solar Power Industry in Danger

The future of solar power in the U.S. was thrown into question Friday by a closely watched federal ruling. The International Trade Commission, an …

Solar Power

They Voted For Trump. Obama's Solar Panels Saved Them From Irma's Wrath.

One classroom provided electricity for residents of Titusville, where Hurricane Irma had knocked out power for many citizens who voted for President …

10 books to read in you 20s to make your 30s even better

Meanwhile, other studies show the pressures on young adults have been steadily ratcheting up.<p>In short, with the economy and society in flux, this is one of the most baffling times to enter adulthood in recent history.<p>What should you do about it? The same thing you should do with nearly any other …

Books

A leading happiness researcher says we’re giving our kids bad advice about how to succeed in life

Most parents want their kids to be successful in life—and so we teach them attitudes that we believe will help them achieve their goals. But as I learned while researching my book <i>The Happiness Track</i>, many widely-held theories about what it takes to be successful are proving to be …

Scientists Have Figured Out How Ancient Rome's Concrete Has Survived 2,000 Years

Scientists have solved the mystery of the durability of Ancient Rome‘s concrete and in the process may have learned something that could influence …

Engineering

The next generational shift in enterprise infrastructure has arrived

Cloud computing is driving growth at 3 of the 5 most valuable companies in the world. AI will impact jobs only as quickly as AI-powered business software evolves. These are just two of the ramifications of disruptions in enterprise technology permeating mainstream media.<p>Yet the inner workings of …

Workbenches

The U.S. Will Increase Airport Security Instead of Banning Laptops. Here's What It Means for Travelers

Here's what it means for travelers<p>The U.S. will increase its aviation security measures for inbound international flights rather than implementing a …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning | Inc.com

Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what they had to say. According to Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman, the true hallmark of genius …

Creativity

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Genetics

Democrats Protest Health Care Bill With Late Night in the Senate

Senate Democrats presented a unified front during a protest that went late into the night on Monday, decrying the secrecy surrounding Republican …

Health Care

Russia Warns U.S. After Downing of Syrian Warplane

WASHINGTON — Long-running tensions between the United States and Russia erupted publicly on Monday as Moscow condemned the American military’s downing of a Syrian warplane and threatened to target aircraft flown by the United States and its allies west of the Euphrates.<p>The Russians also said they …

Middle East

‘Solar paint’ breakthrough can provide endless energy source

It harnesses sun and the moisture in the air to harvest hydrogen<p>There’s big business in disguising energy-generating tech like solar panels as innocuous building elements like roof tiles, window blinds, and even stained glass. But researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne may have created the …

Clean Energy

10 Books You Should Read on Holocaust Remembrance Day

On April 28, 1945, American troops liberated the infamous Dachau Concentration Camp. In 1978, this date was adopted by the United States to honor the …

Cuba

Writers recommend great books you've (probably) never heard of

A new book app is challenging the notion that reading “well” necessarily means falling back on the same old classics, from Trollope to Tolstoy. Each week, Alexi, a “digital book club”, turns to writers for inspiration, asking them to rout out hidden gems which are then offered to members to read on …

Minecraft Is Getting An Update That Will Change Everything

<i>Minecraft</i>, meet bombshell: The promise of a master version of studio Mojang’s sandbox builder, identical across all platforms, not just functionally …

Nintendo Switch

Here's What All Those In-Flight 'Dings' Really Mean

Ding! Ding!<p>Those are just the sweet tones of your airplane crew speaking their own coded language.<p>Many airplane travelers are well aware of the …

Southwest Airlines

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

Renewable Energy

Comey and Trump, the G-Man vs. the Mob Boss

Lordy, what a fine day to be Donald Trump.<p>Three hours of earnest James Comey testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee and the president is not in immediate jeopardy of being indicted or impeached.<p>High crimes can wait. The master of low expectations headed off to his New Jersey golf club …

Donald Trump

Why You Should Schedule for Energy, Not Time | Inc.com

Most of us schedule our tasks based on when we're free.<p>When you forget to complete a task, you schedule it for first thing in the morning. When there's free time in the afternoon, you use it to write a new article.<p>You're probably thinking, this seems like I'm making the most use of my <i>time</i>. And …

Time Management

South Korea plans energy U-turn away from coal, nuclear

SEOUL (Reuters) - A proposed energy U-turn by South Korea's new government would put the environment at the center of energy policy, shifting one of the world's staunchest supporters of coal and nuclear power toward natural gas and renewables.<p>If implemented, the ambitious plans by the world's …

South Korea

Everything You Need to Know About Every Airline's Baggage Fees

From Southwest, to Spirit Airlines.<p>As all the major airlines — from United to Delta to American — introduce new “basic economy” fares, everything you …

Flying