Sean Fernandes

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Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There’s an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

University of Alberta

A social psychologist reveals why so many marriages are falling apart and how to fix it

Research has revealed, for example, that people in a healthy marriage are some of the happiest couples in history.<p>Whereas those who are struggling in their marriage are more unhappy today than in the past.<p>When social psychologist Eli Finkel sought to understand why marriage is more extreme at both …

Marriage

There Are Now More Solar Jobs In America Than Oil Extraction Jobs

Unfortunately, oil still pays better.<p>Solar is the energy employer of the future -- or at least that's how the numbers look today.<p>A new report on the state of the solar industry out Tuesday from the nonprofit Solar Foundation shows that there were almost 209,000 people who worked in the solar …

South Africa's Developing Solar Energy Landscape

Hartmut Winkler, <i>University of Johannesburg</i><p>Until a few years ago solar panels were a rare sight in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few affluent households. This is changing rapidly, driven by three factors: the worldwide drive towards renewable energy, a highly strained local …

South Africa

How Ignoring Your Instincts Can Lead to Missed Opportunities

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Google’s ‘Project Sunroof’ tells homeowners if solar panels are cost-effective

The company that lets you compare air fares and translate foreign languages online wants to make it easier to weigh the costs and benefits of installing solar panels on household rooftops.<p>Google is rolling out a new online service that quickly tallies up considerations of going solar and whether …

How Iceland Drilled For Renewable Energy And Struck Tourists

<b>A View Of The Clean Energy Landscape From One Of The First Countries To Arrive</b><p>PARIS—The president of Iceland credits renewable energy for reviving the tiny island nation’s economy after financial collapse.<p>Geothermal energy provided the baseload Iceland needed to recover, said President Ólafur …

Clean Energy

Rapid urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity: a disaster in the making? - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

<i>As Climate Week NYC gets under way in New York City,</i> <i>new research shows accelerating urbanisation, resource scarcity and climate change are among the</i> …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Gadgets, breakthroughs and ideas we think will define the state of the art in the year ahead<p>Entering 2016, the future never felt more within reach.<p>Science fiction will become science fact this year when you take virtual-reality vacations and your dishwasher reorders its own soap. Are you ready for …

Virtual Reality