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Study Finds Renewable Energy is Cheaper than Coal in the US

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>A new study reveals that wind farms are less costly than new coal-fired plants, and cost about the same, if not less, than new …

New Study Shows Plants Talk to Each Other Through the Soil

<i>Image via Shutterstock</i><p>A new study conducted by Dr. David Johnson at the University of Aberdeen found that plants actually communicate with one …

Why We All Need To Become Better Writers Right Now

Never before has writing been such a valuable asset.<p>Think about it: Texts, tweets, e-mails and social media updates have all become primary pieces of communication — far more so than meeting face to face or talking on the phone. The phone, in fact, has become the perfect symbol of this writing …

101 Signals: Want to Know Business? These Are the Only People You Need to Follow

These are our favorite sources of news covering the world of business and finance. From macro­economics to microlending, these folks are all money …

What Will It Take for U.S. Wind Energy to Take Off?

Windmills aren't the solitary, squeaky sentinels spinning on the horizon anymore. They've evolved into sleek towers with blades hundreds of feet long, grouped together in massive wind farms. Wind energy only accounts for 3.5 percent of the energy used in the United States today, but it's been …

Renewable Energy

Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.<p>Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted …

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Ingenious Power Plant Design Exhibiting a Green Undulating Profile in USA

Power plants are not exactly the most captivating buildings in the world. We are used to seeing concrete smoke- discharging giants which we usually …

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Amazing Infographic Shows Where the World's Greenhouse Gases Come From

It’s hard to keep track of all the greenhouse gases that are steadily collecting in the atmosphere – from auto emissions and coal plants to methane …

Make a Contract: 3 Contract Agreements Small Businesses Should Have

It might be tempting to seal a deal with a handshake. After all, formalities just slow things down and, as a small business owner, you’ve got …

Markets Can Predict People

People can’t predict markets but markets can predict people. Forecasts about future economic growth have no impact on the future performance of the stock market while the past performance of the stock market has an impact on what forecasters believe about the future.<p>The Survey of Professional …

Is The 70-Hour Work Week Worth The Sacrifice?

There is a persistent, unspoken belief that entrepreneurs must work 70-100 hours per week in order to be successful. In fact, this is often glorified. Despite philosophies like <i>The Four Hour Work Week</i> becoming wildly popular, long work weeks have remained the norm.<p>Rahim Fazal (disclosure: Rahim is a …

El e-commerce, una tendencia al alza

Los usuarios van perdiendo cada vez más el miedo a realizar transacciones a través de Internet. Si bien hasta hace unos años había muchas reservas a …

Yeeply, el crowdsourcing llega a las apps para móviles

Las plataformas de intermediación, que ponen en contacto a profesionales de un sector, creativos, desarrolladores, etc. con las empresas que van a …

From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs. The guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats …