John Jacobs

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Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

Clean Energy

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

With the UK government ending subsidies for onshore wind and the Trump administration pushing for a return to coal, you might think the wind power revolution had run out of puff. Far from it. The cost of energy from offshore wind in Britain has fallen by a third since 2012, and wind accounts for …

Renewable Energy

There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves

It’s long been said that there’s no sound in space, and that’s true, to a point. Conventional sound requires a medium to travel through, and is created when particles compress-and-rarify, making anything from a loud “bang” for a single pulse to a consistent tone for repeating patterns. In space, …

Black Holes

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

Trump voters would be among the biggest losers in Republicans' Obamacare replacement plan

Americans who swept<p>President Trumpto victory — lower-income, older voters in conservative, rural parts of the country — stand to lose the most in federal healthcare aid under a Republican plan to repeal and replace theAffordable Care Act, according to a Times analysis of county voting and tax …

Scientist finds entanglement instantly gives rise to a wormhole

Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein …

Luther is famous, but we know little about him

Don't you know Martin Luther? Why not? Admittedly, the man last made headlines 500 years ago. What's more, there is very little information about him …

20 Powerful Sun Tzu Quotes That Will Transform Your Understanding of Life

Sun Tzu was a famous Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher. He is most renowned for his book The Art of War, a widely influential …

Tyson Launches $150 Million VC Fund That Could Help Hedge Against A Meatless Future

As plant-based foods and meatless meats gain ground with consumers for health and environmental reasons, companies like Tyson Foods — a chicken, beef and pork purveyor whose name is practically synonymous with the word meat — have had to think about how to remain competitive. It’s an existential …

Venture Capital

Lessons From Pavel: Strength As a Skill and the Value of Practice

<b>As I sat on my bed in my crowded room, I could hear Pavel Tsatsouline’s voice in my head as I read through The Naked Warrior.</b> This book was the first …

Exercise

In valedictory speech, Obama takes note of values he sought in office | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - President Barack Obama extolled the strengths of democracy from its Greek birthplace on Wednesday in a valedictory speech aimed at highlighting the values he sought to respect in office and prodding his Republican successor, Donald Trump, to follow suit.<p>U.S. President Barack …

Oil prices could hit $90 sooner than you think

In the oil business, modish pundits are now pronouncing, "60 is the new 90," championing the thesis that productivity gains, cost improvements and price wars have pulled the global clearing price of oil to $60/B, down from $90/B a couple of years ago.<p>The oilfields of the world share some similarity …

Are the Faithful More Selfish Than Atheists?

Common complaints about atheism go like this: How could you think that <i>all this</i> is for no reason? Who are you to say that you know there is no …

The seven best drones for your Christmas wish list

DJI Mavic Pro<p>We'll kick things off with the biggest name in the business, DJI, and its first entry into the burgeoning compact drone segment. Made …

Why so serious? The untapped value of positive psychology

All we can ever hope to do, Sigmund Freud once wrote, is “to change neurotic misery into common unhappiness”. This pessimistic statement from …

Psychology

The Time America Almost Nuked Arkansas

The new documentary Command and Control highlights the precarious state of nuclear safety.<p>All it took to nearly blow up the state of Arkansas was wrong kind of wrench.<p>In 1980, a 19-year old safety technician was working at the Titan II Launch Complex 374-7, just north of the small town of Damascus, …

War

1 Stock for Investing in 3D Printing

Some 3D printing stocks have crashed. That doesn't mean all 3D printing stocks are trash. Image source: Getty Images.<p>Once touted as the hottest ride in the industrials sector, the 3D printing industry has lately found investors holding a round-trip ticket. Over the past five years, shareholders of</b> …

Investing

10 ways to develop the best abs in the gym

The 5 Best Luxury Hotel Wellness Programs in the U.S.<p>The Busy Man's 15-minute Dumbbell Workout<p>How to Slash Your Risk of Heart Failure By 30%<p>The World …

Why this stock picker switched to index investing

<b>Michael Wiener</b><p><b>Occupation</b><p>Cryptographer, working for a technology firm<p><b>The portfolio</b><p>Four exchange-traded funds (ETFs): Vanguard FTSE Canada All Cap Index (VCN), Vanguard Total Stock Market (VTI), Vanguard Small-Cap Value (VBR) and Vanguard Total International Stock Market (VXUS)<p><b>The investor</b><p>Michael …

Alevo, The Other Energy Storage Gigafactory, Begins To Stir

In late 2014, a virtually unknown company called Alevo announced it was entering the energy storage market with a new inorganic, sulfur-based lithium ion battery technology that it had acquired from the bankrupt German company fortu PowerCell. Alevo entered the U.S. with a big splash, investing …

Energy

History says this 6-year-old bull market is only getting started

History says that this bull market is not over.<p>The following chart, which comes to us from Tom Lee at Fundstrat Global Advisors, shows that when you look at rolling 10-year stock market returns, the current bull market looks like it's just getting started.<p>Almost.<p>After hitting what to Lee looks like …

How to Chisel the Sexiest Muscle on the Male Physique

A shredded serratus—the muscle group that runs from your pec to your shoulder blade—screams fit. Here are the 6 best exercises to define it<p>The serratus anterior muscle may be the sexiest muscle on the male physique. This is the muscle group on the side of your rib cage that resembles shark gills …

Extreme Sports

10 Ways to Win the Thanksgiving Argument | Inc.com

I absolutely love Thanksgiving. Still, I understand that if there's anything worse a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, it's <i>losing</i> a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner.<p>With that in mind, I'm here to help. Before I became an author, I was a trial and appellate lawyer. (My dad is, too.) I was …

Bernie Sanders

Americans Over 30 Aren't as Happy as Their Parents and Here's Why

Americans 30 and older are less happy than generations past, while teens and 20-somethings seem more satisfied with their lives than ever, a new …

DEUTSCHE: Here are 32 great stocks to buy right now

Others think that you can stay bullish, but they recommend having greater exposure to some industries than others.<p>"We believe Energy and Industrial positions should generally be reduced heading into yearend as operating disappointments are likely through 1Q16, in favor of over weights on Health …

Investing

STOCKS GO NUTS AFTER THE FED DOES NOTHING: Here's what you need to know

Stocks were just a bit higher for much of the morning. And then, after the Federal Reserve announced it was leaving interest rates unchanged as it outlined the conditions for a December hike, the indexes plunged into the red.<p>But not for long, as they made up for all the losses in the final 90 …

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Bold Predictions, Details of GM-LG Tie-Up

Perhaps you were still reeling from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake that killed thousands and prompted Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuke-plant meltdown. Or Osama bin Laden’s demise in Pakistan. Or a terminally ill Steve Jobs passing the Apple baton to Tim Cook. Whatever the distraction, you missed one of …