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Town rejects solar panels for sucking 'up all the energy from the sun'

The good people of Woodland, North Carolina are not 100% convinced by these solar panel thingamabobs, to put it lightly.<p>On Tuesday, the Woodland Town …

Solar Power

There is one force reshaping the entire world ― and Wall Street is catching on

There is a hot theory gaining currency on Wall Street.<p>It is a big picture idea, but it explains much of what is going on in the economy and society.<p>It is called technological deflation.<p>Moelis & Co. Chief Executive Ken Moelis was on CNBC's Closing Bell on Thursday and brought it up.<p>According to …

Wall Street

Failure to stop Paris attacks reveals fatal flaws at heart of European security

PARIS — To carry out the attacks that left 130 people dead in Paris this month, the killers relied on a cunning awareness of the weaknesses at the heart of the European security services charged with stopping them.<p>Poor information-sharing among intelligence agencies, a threadbare system for …

Paris Attacks

The ultimate guide to leveling up your coding skills

No matter what your job is these days, it’s always helpful to have coding knowledge in your toolbox. But if you’re not interested in going back to school and you have very little time to dedicate towards picking up a new skill, choosing what, when and how to develop your programming chops is a task …

It’s Paul Krugman vs. Noam Chomsky: This is the history we need to understand Paris, ISIS

<b>(Reuters/Brendan McDermid/AP/Nader Daoud)</b><p>Krugman mocks idea that US imperialism’s at root of all evil. But scars of our meddling are key to the Middle East<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>November 18, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Two remarks a few days apart lead straight to the question posed in this space after last …

Political Science

British soldiers 'abduct Kenyan boy' after he was injured by mine

Kenya MPs allege the 10-year-old was taken to hospital by locals then “abducted” by British troops seeking to “cover up” what happened<p>British soldiers training in Kenya have been accused by local MPs of “abducting” a 10-year-old herd boy after he was badly injured by unexploded British ordnance.<p>The …

The Paris Attack and My Racist Facebook 'Friends'

"Thirty-five people dead in Paris. They don't know what it is yet. Not sure if there were bombs."<p>That was the text message I received on Friday during my walk home from Rice University.<p>"Here we go again," I thought...<p>My first reaction: The media will instantly assume Muslims carried out the attack, …

Thousands of people are sharing this poem that says we shouldn't just be praying for Paris

"It is not Paris we should pray for. It is the world," Parikh wrote in her poem. "Say a prayer for Paris by all means, but pray for more."<p>Now, thousands of people are sharing her words online. We originally saw them over at BuzzFeed.<p>Here's the whole poem, originally shared on Parikh's Instagram …

How to Naturally Release DMT from the Pineal Gland

The work of Dr. Rick Strassman has illuminated many of the mysteries long kept by the ancients to modern science and the general public, somewhat …

Why millennials should stick to renting and ignore advice to buy a home

Major online realtor Trulia says it’s high time to take a risk but drinking the real estate Kool-Aid will only lead to financial heartache<p>Today’s 20-somethings and even those in their early 30s came of age in what may have been the worst national real estate market on record since their …

Your iPhone Has A Hidden Map That Plots Your Every Movement

Apple, like any other tech company, views your concept of privacy as an annoying bother you should really just set aside. After all, they only have your best interests at heart! Like when they put together a map that tells anybody who knows where to look where you go, how often you go there, and …

The American Way of War in the Twenty-First Century (It's a $cam!)

<i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Let’s begin with the $12 billion in shrink-wrapped $100 bills, Iraqi oil money held in the U.S. The Bush administration began flying it into Baghdad on C-130s soon after U.S. troops entered that city in April 2003. Essentially dumped into the void that had once been …

NYC RIP - Interview with Miron Zownir | LensCulture

<i>“The world contain within these pages speaks volumes to a time and place which no longer exist. Miron Zownir has captured New York City at the zenith of its mania.”</i><p><i>—Lydia Lunch, introduction to NYC RIP</i><p><i><br>Miron Zownir took up photography in the late 70s during the heyday of punk in West Berlin and</i> …

10 Things We Learned at Snoop Dogg’s Denver Weed Launch

There’s something almost too perfect about Snoop Dogg — a man who once claimed to smoke 81 blunts <i>a day</i> — coming to a town nicknamed the Mile High …

Tour the Orion Nebula in This Gorgeous Image

The Orion Nebula has taught astronomers a great deal about how stars are born and how planetary systems form.<p>Officially called M42, and also known …

The Two Most Important Things We Can All Do To Protect Our Brain Health

When I was in medical school in the 1960s, the prevailing belief was that once we reached physical maturity, our brains ceased to make new brain …

Characters from Classic Paintings Are Inserted into the Modern World

Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov unites the past and present by giving characters from classic paintings the chance to explore our modern world. The artist skillfully utilizes Photoshop to insert vintage muses in stores, on buses, on stairwells, and in the midst of urban alleyways for his ongoing …

Painting

So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

Meet the startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings.<p>The idea of off-the-grid living has a romantic, back-to-nature feel to it—but the reality is significantly more complicated if you want anything more than the most basic amenities. Dutch startup …

31 beautiful vintage photos that show what New York City looked like in the 1940s

His archive has been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater, Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>These images give a great glimpse into what everyday life in Chinatown, the Financial District, and …

Indiana University

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

Creativity

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Space Science

Jeb Bush is erasing history: Why his comments about Black Americans are even worse than you thought | Salon.com

Elizabeth Warren just delivered the realest talk on race by any American politician

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>The progressive favorite talks about the “dark underbelly” of “how America built a great middle class”<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>September 28, 2015 8:52pm (UTC)<p>Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren just further burnished her progressive credentials with a thorough and explicit telling …

Civil Rights

10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar's wealth

Despite his humble origins, Pablo Escobar became the leader of the Medellín cartel, which was responsible for 80% of the global cocaine market.<p>"El Patron" brought in an estimated $420 million a week in revenue, making him one of the wealthiest drug lords ever.<p>While verifying Escobar's wealth is …

South America

How to Invest Money When You Don't Have Any

My quest to learn about finance as an ignorant twentysomething.<p>For months after college, my job was to sit in a windowless warehouse with dozens of other schlubs and type summaries of meetings dictated to me over the phone. The shift went from midnight to 6 AM. I'd eat the free Dominos my employer …

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

15 Well-Designed Shipping Container Homes for Life Inside the Box

The hot trend of shipping container homes fulfills many design desires: living simply, lessening clutter, being environmentally conscious, building a …

Shipping Containers

Billionaire CEOs come to Jesus: “We are creating a caste system from which it’s almost impossible to escape”

<b>(Associated Press)</b><p>Peter Georgescu, Ken Langone and other industry titans are slowly realizing income inequality is bad for business<p>Jim Hightower<p>August 30, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America's corporate and political elites to hear: "I'm scared," he said in a recent New …

Programmer 101: Teach Yourself How to Code

You've always wanted to learn how to build software yourself—or just whip up an occasional script—but never knew where to start. Luckily, the web is …

Fascinating Portraits of Europeans Who Have Abandoned Civilization for the Wilderness

<i>Vincent was a mathematics student. He has been living in Ramounat for the last 7 years.</i><p><i>Ramounat is well known to be the birthplace of</i> …