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Elon Musk: Tesla will launch version 2 of its home battery this summer

The excitement around the Tesla electric vehicle, and all the innovation it delivers, is rapidly being matched by the interest in the company's …

Netflix announces huge global expansion, adds 130 countries and 3 languages

Streaming services giant Netflix took a big step Wednesday to expand its global footprint, sending the company's share price soaring.<p>Against the backdrop of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings announced the Los Gatos, Calif., company had added 130 more …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Facebook Messenger Hits 800M Users: 2016 Strategy And Predictions

Kill SMS, spawn a chat bot platform, bring friends together offline, improve artificial intelligence, and delight people. That’s Facebook Messenger’s roadmap for 2016 now that it has 800 million monthly active users, up from 700 million in June, 600 Million in March, and 500 million last …

Chatbots

NY Public Library releases 180,000 free public domain pictures

The New York Public Library has made 180,000 old-timey, out-of-copyright pictures available as high-res downloads through its Digital Collections website. "No permission required, no hoops to jump through," writes its Public Programs Manager Shana Kimbal. The Library has even created a few demo …

Libraries

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Watch your sugar, but enjoy the eggs and coffee

For all you health-conscious eaters who have your eggs and coffee with a side order of guilt, get ready to celebrate the latest government advice: It's OK to eat foods rich in cholesterol, drink as many as five cups of joe daily and enjoy a range of long-disparaged fats.<p>That pronouncement is part …

Star Wars’ Rogue One tops Fandango survey of 2016’s most anticipated movies

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> isn’t even a month into its record-shattering theatrical run, but fans are already looking forward to this year’s voyage …

How Inverters Work - in Simple Terms.

So how can an inverter give us a high voltage alternating current from a low voltage direct current.<br>Let's first consider how an alternator produces …

SolarPro Magazine

It’s Time To Set The ‘Star Wars Holiday Special’ Free

On this day in 1978, what’s now considered the greatest embarrassment to the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise aired on national television. The <i>Star Wars Holiday Special</i> is so bad that fans’ loathing of it has turned into an odd sort of affection. And really, it’s time for George Lucas to let it go, and …

Boba Fett

City Votes To Offer Shelter For Homeless In Public Buildings And Parking Lots

With Los Angeles' homeless population estimated at 26,000 and growing, the City Council voted unanimously today to open up public buildings and …

City Politics

The Best Way to Reach Your Goals May Be Publicly Recording Your Progress

We’ve talked about using the public to motivate you before, but a recent meta-analysis of 138 different studies and experiments suggests it may, in …

Weight Loss

Wells Fargo Conversations

Across generations, retirement is the #1 reason why people are investing. Beyond that, priorities vary.<p>Continue adding to your retirement savings …

A Point of View: The all-American drive to legalise marijuana

<b>The gradual legalisation of cannabis across US states is a triumph for the American Dream, says Sarah Dunant.</b><p>I've recently returned from the west coast of Canada, where a fiery gold autumn was the perfect backdrop for an outpouring of national optimism after the Canadians elected the 43-year-old …

Cannabis

The Forgotten Images of One of America's Greatest War Photographers

Members of the US Army remember Pearl Harbor, 1942.<br>John Florea, Courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery<p>1 of 11<p>“Sometimes they got the picture nobody had …

Photographers

Don't Have a Dog? This App Lets You Borrow One

Attention all dog lovers who don't—or can't—have one of their own: You can now borrow one. Bark'n'Borrow is an app that pairs dog owners with dog …

Pets

Rwanda builds utility-scale solar farm in 1 year

Renewables aren't just clean; they can be incredibly fast to deploy, too.<p>From hip-hop star Akon training African solar engineers to remote villages …

Renewable Energy

4 Hot New Camping Knives to Checkout

One of the most important pieces of gear for venturing into the wild is a reliable, quality-made knife. This year brings with it several new models …

Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Grand Canyon wants to change the way backcountry areas are managed as more outdoor enthusiasts take to the park's open spaces, with proposals that would require hikers using the most popular inner-canyon trails to spend a few dollars on a permit.<p>Millions of people visit …

National Parks

Eco-friendly marijuana sweeps San Francisco cannabis competition

The kind of event that can only be dreamed of in many parts of America was just another Saturday in San Francisco’s busy holiday season.<p>Pungent, flavorful, artisanal, small-batch, high-THC, eco-friendly bud from Berkeley swept the City’s annual, patient-judged medical cannabis contest Saturday — …

Cannabis

Solar Training, Solar PV Training, Solar Installer Training, Solar Energy International

Whether you're looking for a quick adventure after class or a longer adventure on the weekends, Paonia is surrounded by BLM land, National Forests, …

The Daily Chronic

MONTPELIER, VT — Vermont has made history after the legislature passed a marijuana legalization bill into law. With Gov. Phil Scott’s signature on …

Thoughts On How To Be Funny

Humor has got to be one of the hardest things to give advice about, so this article isn't going to be a be-all-and-end-all guide on how to be funny. …

How to be funny: the 6 essential ingredients to humor

Mel Helitzer's <i>Comedy Writing Secrets</i> is commonly used as a textbook in college courses on comedy writing.<p><b>What does it say is the best method for how</b> …

Values in Action Inventory of Strengths

The <b>VIA Inventory of Strengths</b> (<b>VIA-IS</b>), formerly known as the "Values in Action Inventory," is a psychological assessment measure designed to …

Cooking with Induction Stovetops | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

Take Advantage of the Induction Stovetop with These Recipes<p>Shaved Brussels Sprout and Shallot Sauté <br>An ideal induction candidate, this needs to be …

Genetically Modified Salmon Is Safe to Eat and Can Be Sold In U.S., FDA Says

Salmon genetically modified to grow faster is safe to eat and may be sold in the United States, federal regulators said Thursday.<p>Companies can voluntarily label the salmon as genetically modified, or GM, but they don’t have to, the Food and Drug Administration said.<p>“The FDA has approved AquaBounty …

Agriculture

A Few Tricks for Defrosting Bread

<i>In celebration of Le Pain Quotidien's 25th anniversary, and inspired by a seasonal lunch and bread-baking demo with them, we're sharing recipes and all-year-round tips for breaking bread together.</i><p><i>Today: Take your loaves and freeze it right there.</i><p>Handsome frozen boules, baguettes, and loaves from Le …

Too much negativity? Take a walk in nature

As more people move into cities, nature can be a buffer against negative thoughts.<p>Taking a walk outside really can help you clear your head — but …

Research