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What I Learned Installing Solar Panels

It was easier than I thought.<p>Over the past year, I’ve written about barriers to accessing solar power, states thwarting solar growth, and the boom in solar jobs, but I’d never witnessed the physical labor needed to start drawing energy from the sun.<p>To remedy this, I tagged along with a nonprofit …

What Advanced Stats Tell Us About Super Bowl 50 Matchup

Super Bowl 50 marks a fitting matchup between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers—the top seeds for their respective conferences. Not surprisingly, both teams boast some of the league's best statistics.<p>Carolina ranked fourth in overall DVOA, according to Football Outsiders, for example, while …

California 3D Printed Shoe Company Moves To Tennessee For Capital

Some of the best kept secrets to getting amazing experience, advisors and funders can be found all over the country. Yes, even in the South. Now Feetz, a 3D printed shoe company, has harnessed the resources of some amazing people and has decided to call Tennessee home.<p>The business and investor …

Andreessen Horowitz

How to Make Sex and Relationships Work When Only One of You Is Kinky

"The dude who once said he had no interest in roleplay or BDSM whatsoever actually surprised me by building a dungeon in our basement while I was out of town."<p>Sometimes a couple's interests don't totally match up. One of you likes model trains while the other would rather crochet sweaters for the …

Relationships

The coolest military tech coming in 2016

Military

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Scientists are backing up the most terrifying fan theory in the 'Star Wars' universe

There's a disturbance in the force, but this time it's coming from scientists.<p>Disney's new "Star Wars" movie, "The Force Awakens," picks up years beyond where the last film in the series, "Return of the Jedi," left off: after the cataclysmic explosion of Death Star II, a moon-size weapon.<p>The …

Science Fiction

10 easy ways to speed up your Wi-Fi

Centralize and raise the router<p>Reposition the antennas<p>Powerline network adapters<p>Set up wireless security<p>Use heatmapping software<p>Switch to 5GHz<p>Use a less crowded channel<p>Upgrade your router<p>Turn an old router into a Wi-Fi repeater<p>Last resort: Contact your ISP

19 crazy facts about Bill Gates' $123 million mansion

It shouldn't be too surprising that one of the wealthiest people in the world also has an insanely extravagant home.<p>It took Gates seven years and $63 million to build his Medina, Washington, estate, named "Xanadu 2.0" after the fictional home of Charles Foster Kane, the title character of "Citizen …

Bill Gates

3 Tax Deductions That Could Lead to an Audit

These write-offs raise the biggest red flags.<p>Getting audited is many taxpayers’ worst nightmare, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of …

My strategy for turning $15,000 into $200,000 every month

Each company starts off with $100 in capital.<p>One has a one-month sales cycle (i.e., people go from prospect to client in one month). The other company has a four-month sales cycle.<p>Not surprisingly, the slower business brings in less over time. But do you know how much less after one year?<p>It only …

Marketing

Where's the review of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?

The world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was Monday night in Hollywood, and while thousands of A-listers saw and talked about the movie across all media, the official embargo for reviews is 12:01 a.m. Pacific time (2:01 a.m. Central) Wednesday. The first public screenings are set for …

I Went to the Star Wars Premiere and All I Got Was a Giant Tub of Popcorn

As far as Hollywood premieres go, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was a pretty spectacular one. At least I think so—it <i>was</i> my first film premiere. While I …

A Giant Asteroid Will Fly Past Earth On Christmas Eve

It's exactly what we asked Santa for<p>This year we're getting asteroids for all occasions. First the Halloween asteroid decided to swing by for some trick-or-treat action, and now a Christmas Eve asteroid wants to fill all our stockings with carbonaceous …

The First Trailer for Star Trek Beyond Finds the Crew Rocking Out to the Beastie Boys

While the world prepares for the premiere of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, Paramount Pictures reminded us of that <i>other</i> immensely popular sci-fi …

Saudi Arabia announces 34-state military alliance to fight terrorism

Gulf state reveals formation of coalition in statement citing ‘duty to protect the Islamic nation from the evils of all terrorist groups and organisations’<p>Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a statement published on the …

Turkey withdraws some troops from camp in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday withdrew some of its soldiers from a camp in Iraq, its prime minister announced, days after Iraq had demanded that Turkish troops immediately leave its territory.<p>Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in an interview with A Haber news channel that a group of …

Middle East

13 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Don't pass on seemingly small add-ons and storage features, like additional drawer dividers, or cabinet storage solutions like pantry pullouts and lazy Susans. These storage solutions will increase your kitchen storage efficiency, and are much more costly to add on if you decide you need them down …

Home Depot

Australian 'racist' cartoon shows starving Indians trying to eat solar panels

A cartoon in The Australian newspaper mocking the Paris climate change deal has provoked outrage on social media and in the Indian press<p>A newspaper cartoon in Australia showing starving Indians attempting to eat solar panels with mango chutney has been criticised as racist and drawing on “a …

Gigantic Swiss Atom Smasher Breaks World Record

The world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, has set a new world record for colliding two beams of more particles together …

Physics

A history of the US gold standard

Ever since the U.S. left the gold standard for good in 1971, some politicians and investors have called for its return. At one of the Republican presidential debates in October, Texas Senator Ted Cruz became the latest, touting the stability and booming prosperity the U.S. economy enjoyed in the …

Economics

North America Settled by Just 70 People, Study Concludes

A new study of DNA suggests North America was originally populated by just a few dozen people who crossed a land bridge from Asia during the last Ice …

Google just launched a new way to help you stay on top of your to-do lists

For all the G-Cal users out there, the company just launched a new feature called "Reminders" that will put your obligations front and center on your schedule.<p>Every time you add a new task to your to-do list, it will show up on your Google Calendar every day until you swipe it as complete. (Because …

Google Calendar

Batman v Superman adds ANOTHER Justice League superhero to the team

Although next year's <i>Batman v Superman</i> will obviously focus on the conflict between DC's biggest superheroes, it's important not to forget the film's …

Superman

Interesting facts that make you think twice

The world is a fascinating place, and it's full of weird and interesting facts that you might have never realized were true.<p>Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh …

Reddit

How Halloween Played Out on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

So. Much. Content.<p>Halloween. It’s one of the few days each year where your social feed is completely overrun with posts, stories and photos that all involve the same topic.<p>That’s why social sites like Snapchat, Twitter and Instagram make a big deal about Halloween. They have Halloween-specific …

Trends

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

Sleep

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change