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Here's Why I Think Renewable Energy Is Finally Living Up To The Hype

Renewables grew at a record pace in 2016.<p>China and India make up 40% of the world's population-leading growth.<p>We should recognize where sentiment is …

The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

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Podcasting

Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They …

Wellness

A transformative practice in Mongolia is helping people die with grace and dignity

What comes to mind when you think of Mongolia? My answer, probably like many people’s, was vast empty space, those signature round white tents (which Mongolians call <i>gers</i>, not ‘yurts’ – a word brought in during the country’s period under Russian and Soviet influence) and Genghis Khan.<p>One thing you …

Energy executives say gas market – not windfarms – to blame for South Australia's woes

Main problem afflicting country’s grid is the lack of clear policy direction from Canberra, witnesses tell Senate inquiry<p>Senior executives from AGL Energy have given evidence that the main issue causing problems with reliable energy supply in South Australia is “dysfunction” in the gas market – not …

Senate Committees
Israel

Filipinos have worst health habits in Asia, says study

MANILA, Philippines—Filipinos have among the worst health habits in Asia, according to a new research from Sun Life Financial Asia covering eight …

13-Year-Old Wins Top Prize: Makes Wind Energy Device That Costs Just $5

A 13-year-old student from Ohio won the top prize at the 2016 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Tuesday for developing a …

Methane Hydrates: Environmental Armageddon or Energy Windfall?

<i>A chunk of methane hydrate ice burning</i><p>Buried deep along the continental shelves of many of the world's oceans is an intriguing, recently uncovered, hydrocarbon source: methane hydrates. Although the full extent of these deposits is unknown, preliminary estimates suggest they could represent the …

Earth Science

Charged issue: how phone batteries work – and why some explode

Batteries fuel modern life, from smartphones to electric cars. But how do they store electricity and why don’t they last long enough? And, as Samsung might be asking itself, why do they blow up?<p>Battery life is an explosive issue. Literally, as Samsung is discovering to its dismay. The company’s …

Clean Energy

Full transcript of AP interview with Syrian President Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Associated Press sat down with Syrian President Bashar Assad at a palace in downtown Damascus. Here's a full transcript of the interview:<p>Q: I will start by talking about the cease-fire in Syria. Russia, the U.S., and several countries say a cease-fire could be revived …

Middle East
United Kingdom

The Disappearing Shops Of Manhattan Or Blues For The Mom And Pop Stores

The other day I was walking with my dog Sam the Lab along Lexington Avenue when I noted the remains of another local institution, the toy shop Mary Arnold that had been delighting kids and serving parents in that spot for over thirty years. What was left were the forsaken paper decorations in the …

The economists' guide to choosing between Trump and Clinton

More than 90% of voters say the economy is extremely important to them, so we asked three economists to weigh in on what we can expect from either president<p>The parties have spoken and after a brutal campaign season, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are now the official presidential candidates of …

Economics
Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy

What's The 4-Letter Word Your Diet Might Be Missing?

As someone who who is able to share with others that I used to weigh over 450 pounds, I'm not sure which they are more impressed by -- the fact that I managed to take off over 250 pounds of excess weight through balanced, healthy eating and exercise (as opposed to fad diets, pills or elective …

Fitness

The Tamir Rice Story: How to Make a Police Shooting Disappear | GQ

Maybe you heard about the Tamir Rice case and wondered: How does a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun on a playground get shot to death on-camera by the police without anyone getting charged? Put another way: How does a small group of government officials make this case disappear without a trial? …

Justice

How technology disrupted the truth

Social media has swallowed the news – threatening the funding of public-interest reporting and ushering in an era when everyone has their own facts. But the consequences go far beyond journalism<p>One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David …

Journalism
South Asia

Dallas suspect wrote in blood on wall, taunted police during negotiations

The suspect in the deadly attack on Dallas police taunted authorities during two hours of negotiations, laughing at them, singing and at one point …

Can China clean up fast enough?

“HELL is a city much like London—a populous and a smoky city,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1819. It is a description that would suit many Chinese …

China

9 Ways to Self-Motivate While Working from Home

What does it mean to ‘be your own boss’? If you’re working from home you know exactly what it means. You probably have exterior deadlines to meet—but …

CO2 turned into stone in Iceland in climate change breakthrough

Radical new technique promises a cheaper and more secure method of burying CO2 emissions underground instead of storing it as a gas<p>Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change.<p>The unique project promises a cheaper …

Fossil Fuels

Muhammad Ali: A Life in Pictures

Trainers
Michelle Obama

I know who killed the Black Dahlia: my own father

Former Los Angeles police department detective Steve Hodel has spent the last 15 years cataloguing evidence that his dad killed Elizabeth Short – and others<p>Shortly after receiving the news of his father’s death, Steve Hodel found himself sorting through his belongings. Though Steve’s father, George …

Crime

A Solar Power Plant vs. A Natural Gas Power Plant: Capital Cost – Apples to Apples

<b>Guest essay by Philip Dowd</b><p>Here is a simple example that illustrates why current solar technology will be hard-pressed to replace existing …

Bill Gates

The modern 'I'm so busy' syndrome and what it really means

Too busy or too busy faking it?<p>There was a time when you had to stay busy to stay alive. Firewood didn't collect itself. Food did not present itself …

New Zealand