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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 …

Solar Power

James Harden will join Adidas as Nike opts not to match $200M offer

Adidas has taken Houston Rockets guard James Harden away from Nike with a 13-year, $200 million offer.<p>Harden's agent, Rob Pelinka, negotiated the …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Russia crisis deepens as economy suffers worst recession in six years

Latest GDP figures show rate of economic contraction doubled to 4.6pc as oil price collapse threaten Putin's finances<p>Russia's economic woes deepened on Monday as a collapse in oil prices and western sanctions sent the economy spiralling into a 4.6pc contraction in the second quarter of the year.<p>The …

Economics

LeBron James Will Host A Young Boy With A Brain Tumor For Make-A-Wish

Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the negatives when it comes to pro athletes. It seems like every day that another is getting arrested or suspended, but sometimes it’s important to recognize the positive impact that they can make, as well.<p>Such is the case with superstar LeBron James, who …

Millions of gallons of waste turn Colorado river yellow

<b>A toxic leak of wastewater that has turned a Colorado river mustard yellow is three times larger than US officials had originally estimated.</b><p>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) now says that three million gallons of wastewater spilled from an abandoned mine last week.<p>The EPA does not believe …

Pollution

Here's what would happen if the sun disappeared right now

What would happen if the sun disappeared this very second?<p>The sun is about 333,000 times the mass of Earth and produces the same amount of energy as 100 billion hydrogen bombs every second!<p>Its giant mass makes the sun the dominant gravitational force in the solar system that locks all eight planets …

Astronomy

China's massive economic advantage over the world is about to disappear

We have finally arrived at a point in history that economists have been dreading for years: the moment when the number of Chinese workers goes into decline for the first time in decades.<p>Since way before the 1990s, China has had one huge economic advantage over the rest of the world. Year after …

Morgan Stanley

Hillary Clinton rolls out $350 billion, 10-year college affordability plan

<b>Exeter, New Hampshire (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton rolled out her college affordability plan Monday, pledging to voters in New Hampshire that "costs won't be a barrier" to secondary education in a Clinton administration.<p>Both of Clinton's main Democratic rivals - former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley of …

Democratic National Convention
Justice

This chart of Greece and Germany's debt shows how utterly abnormal both countries are

In Europe, the average country carries debt worth about 95% of GDP.<p>That national debt must be paid off over time, whereas GDP is just one year's worth of economic activity. So a 95% debt ratio isn't that onerous. It's completely normal, in fact. France and Spain both have about that level of …

Europe

Critics of Bible Silenced Once Again: Archaeological Discoveries Prove Old Testament to be historically accurate

The Christians in Pakistan website published an interesting article last week on Old Testament Archaeology which I have summarised here.<p>Old Testament …

Thousands evacuated as wildfires race through California

Thousands of Californians remained out of their homes Monday as fires fueled by withering grass, brush and timber roared across vast swaths of the drought-stricken state.<p>A massive, fast-moving wildfire 100 miles north of San Francisco that destroyed at least 24 homes threatened 6,300 more as almost …

Weather
Basketball

NBA stars, legends shine as Team World rallies to beat Team Africa

JOHANNESBURG -- The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday -- starting with a dunk straight from the tipoff by Luc Mbah …

Basketball

Found! First aurora beyond solar system

Found on a brown dwarf some 18 light-years away, this aurora is 10,000 times more powerful than any astronomers have witnessed before.<p>Astronomers …

Astronomers Capture the Birth of the Universe’s First ‘Normal’ Galaxies

“For the first time we are seeing early galaxies not merely as tiny blobs, but as objects with internal structure!”<p>We are entering a golden age of astronomical observation, ushered in by massive ground telescopes and sophisticated space observatories. These next-generation facilities are already …

Universe

Europe just invested over $380 million in an alien-hunting space mission to Jupiter

On July 17, the European Space Agency — Europe's version of NASA — announced that they were issuing a contract to award the U.S.-equivalent of $384 million to the European-based company Airbus Defense and Space.<p>Jupiter has become one of the most likely neighborhoods in our solar system with the …

Astronomy

These 2 unlikely fast-food restaurants are killing the rest of the industry

Arby's just reported same-store sales growth of 7.6% compared with last year's second quarter.<p>Burger King's sales are up 7.9%.<p>Both restaurants' sales growth far exceeded the industry average of 2.3%, according to NPD Group.<p>McDonald's same-store sales fell 0.7% in the second quarter.<p>Here's what …

Burger King

Kepler-452b: How long would it take humans to reach 'Earth 2' and could we live there?

NASAIf it would take 33,000 years to get there will we ever reach it?<p>The US space agency announced last Thursday that after 20 years of searching the …

Universe

Anthony Davis signs record deal with Pelicans

Anthony Davis put pen to paper early Thursday morning, signing the richest contract in league history to remain with the New Orleans Pelicans.<p>The …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

Google Gives Up on Google+ as a Facebook Rival

By<p>Alistair Barr<p>Alistair Barr<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@alistairmbarr<p>alistair.barr@wsj.com<p>It’s been a slow death, but the mourning may now commence.<p>Google put the final nail in the coffin of its ambition to make Google+ a real competitor to Facebook, Twitter and other leading social …

Social Media
Basketball