Joshua Baird

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Google will now help you get solar on your roof

Google, which has long funded big solar and wind projects around the world, is stepping into the solar industry in a more web-based and traditionally …

From Howard Stern to Donald Trump as Democracy Amuses Itself to Death

I caught a few minutes of an incredible spectacle on cable TV news on Friday night. Donald Trump had just held court with reporters in New Hampshire and now he was giving a speech in prime time -- and the punditocracy was as giddy as 13-year-old girls reading the latest tweets from the boys in One …

Secret weapon in fight against climate change: mayors

New York<p>When a coalition of mayors from around the world gathered at the Vatican this week to discuss their role in addressing climate change, many …

Climate

My Camera Switch from Canon to Nikon, and Then Back Again

I love Canon cameras. I really do. And it was with great regret that I moved away from Canon last year after being an EOS system user my entire life. …

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Meditation

Why Millennials Understand The Future Of Work Better Than Anyone Else

We can learn a lot about the future of work from how millennials are approaching and redefining their careers.<p>The 9-to-5 grind is over.<p>I call that traditional view, “Big Work,” and millennials intuitively understand that’s not where the future is. They are, in a sense, the first generation of …

Email lets other people schedule your life—here’s how to stop it

If you feel like you’re playing Whac-a-mole with your inbox, you’re not alone. Somewhere along the line, email became the default means of communication in corporate America. The Radicati Group estimates that the average knowledge worker receives around 100 emails every day, a number that is rising …

University of Chicago

The Best Video Game Console Of 2014

2014 was a year dominated by news stories about the war between two consoles: Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4.<p>The competition between these two systems dominated the conversation last year. Gamers and game writers alike tuned in eagerly to see which console would win the NPD sales …

Why Adding These 5 Types of Lenses to Your Kit Can Make a Difference to Your Photography

We all love a lens. After all, they are, arguably, the most important part of our photographic equipment. Most people will start off with one, maybe …

The Most Disappointing Video Games Of 2014

2014 was a decent year for video games, but it was also a year filled with disappointments.<p>The following games aren’t necessarily the <i>worst</i> games of 2014. Indeed, some even made the Forbes Best Video Games of 2014 list.<p>There were some undeniably bad games released in 2014, but this list is comprised …

Congressional Republicans Consider Energy Agenda

Republicans will control both houses of Congress, giving energy firms allies on Capitol Hill. Among the issues lawmakers may take up: the Keystone XL pipeline and lifting the ban on crude exports.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Oil and coal companies are looking forward to having more allies in …

Ebola quarantines violated in search of food

Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid's Sierra Leone representative, said on Tuesday that though agencies were trying to reach communities to deliver food, there were many "nooks and crannies'' in the country that were being missed, leading people to turn to desperate measures to find food.<p>Kamara said that …

Major earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea's New Britain island, but there were no immediate reports of damage, according to the <b>US Geological Survey</b>.<p>The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said on Friday that there was no tsunami threat from the quake. The …

90-Year-Old Man Charged With Feeding Homeless Says He Won't 'Give Up'

Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for the past 23 years, 90–year-old Arnold Abbott has been feeding the homeless at a public beach in Fort Lauderdale, …

Monument Valley Expansion ‘Forgotten Shores’ Arrives On iOS November 13

Monument Valley is a mobile game that’s unlike any other mobile game out there – a puzzler that has a minimal but surprisingly deep storyline, simple but engaging and rich gameplay, and characters that are easy to feel for despite the fact that you know almost nothing about them.<p>The game’s biggest …

Brazil drought: Sao Paulo sleepwalking into water crisis

<b>In Brazil's biggest city, a record dry season and ever-increasing demand for water has led to a punishing drought.</b><p>It has actually been raining quite heavily over the last few days in and around Sao Paulo but it has barely made a drop of difference.<p>The main reservoir system that feeds this immense …

Brazil

Pollution of Florida Everglades hampers Miccosukee tribal traditions

Two centuries ago the Miccosukee Indians fled from settlers into the Florida Everglades, where they survived off the natural ecosystem with an …