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Alternative Energy Sources for Homes: New Possibilities for Households

The main reason why many people today turn to alternative energy sources for their homes is that it gives them independence and freedom. They no …

Speaking publicly for 1st time since Blatter resigned, Platini says he won't talk about FIFA

UEFA President Michel Platini opened his first news conference since Sepp Blatter announced his decision to resign by saying he would not talk about FIFA.<p>Platini, a former France great and a leading candidate to replace Blatter as FIFA president, spoke Wednesday after meeting with French President …

Michel Platini

What you need to know about home solar power

Are you ready to put the sun to work for you? The combination of falling prices, financial incentives, and increasing environmental awareness makes …

Tesla Powerwall: Energy Storage System for a Sustainable Home

Elon Musk aka Tony Stark of the real life leave no stone unturned when it comes to denting the universe. He concretizes stuff which we can only dream …

Clean Energy

CIA Cybersecurity Guru Dan Geer Doesnt Use a Cell Phone

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Marguerite McNeal. Marguerite McNeal<p>Why doesn’t cybersecurity icon Dan Geer carry a cell phone? If he doesn’t understand how …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

DIY: Homemade All-Natural Personal Care Products for Men

If you live in the United States or Canada, chances are you’ve had a taste of some rather interesting weather over the last little while, ranging …

Skin Care

Our Interview with Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson!

<i>Update (June 7, 2014): We recently learned that Bill Watterson has been collaborating with Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis on some brand</i> …

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

Nailed it.

These parents are doing Facebook right. 

Aaron Hernandez: Inside Dark, Tragic Life of Former Patriots Star

Former Patriots tight end might have been one of the NFL's all-time greats, but he could never escape drugs, guns and a life of violence<p><i>This story,</i> …

House GOP spending bill targets EPA

Straining to meet their budget targets, House Republicans proposed a new round of deep cuts from environmental, arts, and wildlife programs Monday, going billions of dollars beyond the across-the-board reductions already ordered by sequestration in March.<p>The $24.3 billion natural resources bill …

John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court's Voting-Rights Decision

The former justice offers sharp criticism of the majority opinion.<p>Last month, in <i>Shelby County v. Holder</i>, the United States Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote voided the "coverage formula" of Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, upending Congressional authority to root out voter suppression under the 15th …

For A Long And Healthy Life, It Matters Where You Live

It's not just how long you live that matters. It's healthy life expectancy – the additional years of good health you can expect once you hit 65.<p>And by that measure, a new analysis shows it makes a lot of difference where Americans live.<p>Hawaiians are lucky in more than their idyllic weather and …

GOP Won't Defend Ban On Veterans Benefits For Same-Sex Couples

House Republicans, who defended in court the Defense of Marriage Act only to see it struck down by the Supreme Court last month, have now decided not to try to defend a similar law that denies veterans' benefits to married, same-sex couples.<p>BuzzFeed, which broke the news Thursday of the GOP's …

99 Problems, Humorous Illustrations of Jay-Z’s Potential Problems

Artist Ali Graham has created 99 Problems, a Tumblr blog collecting his illustrations of what he imagines Jay-Z’s 99 Problems might be. Currently …

Jay Z

Mary Hamilton, The Woman Who Put The 'Miss' In Court

When the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling, its decisions can carry weight for generations. Think about decisions in the civil rights era regarding school segregation and the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama.<p>As part of our look back on the summer of 1963, we examine another Alabama case that had …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Republicans give Obamacare advice

Republican lawmakers have spent the past three years blasting Obamacare, but now they have a new role: helping people sign up for it.<p>It’s a role reversal that puts party politics at odds with constituent service. Even Obamacare’s most strident opponents say that if people call their offices looking …

U.S. arms showing up in hands of pro-Assad militias

U.S. and Western weapons have been reaching Iranian-backed Shiite militias fighting to keep Bashar Assad's forces in power in Syria.<p>Analysts say it's unclear if the weapons were captured, stolen or bought on the black market in Syria, Turkey, Iraq or Libya. Propaganda photographs from Shiite …

S.F. plane crash pilot says he was briefly blinded

Investigation: He cites flash of light shortly before crash<p>The Asiana Airlines pilot who was flying the jetliner that crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday told investigators that a flash of light temporarily blinded him 34 seconds before impact, federal investigators said …

Racing

Pollution

Bin Laden killing: official report criticises Pakistan and US

Pakistan failed to detect Osama bin Laden during the six years he hid in Abbottabad because of the "collective incompetence and negligence" of the …

Explosion rocks Hezbollah stronghold in Beirut

A car bomb rocked a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group south of the Lebanese capital Tuesday, wounding at least 53 people and setting several cars ablaze, officials said.<p>The powerful blast struck a bustling commercial and residential neighborhood as many Lebanese Shiite Muslims began …

Fires still burning in Quebec town 24 hours after runaway train crash

Fires continued burning for more than 24 hours after a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed in eastern Quebec, igniting explosions and fires …