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Tesla battery degradation at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data

Battery degradation is one of the biggest concerns for electric car owners and potential buyers, but data from Tesla battery packs have been very reassuring so far.<p>Now the latest data shows less than 10% degradation of the energy capacity after over 160,000 miles on Tesla’s battery packs.<p>A group of …

Electric Vehicles

The Battery Boost We’ve Been Waiting for Is Only a Few Years Out

Batteries that power our modern world are expected to get a jump in storage capacity of 30% or more<p>The batteries that power our modern world—from phones to drones to electric cars—will soon experience something not heard of in years: Their capacity to store electricity will jump by double-digit …

Clean Energy

The Paris Agreement is deeply flawed - it's time for a new deal

The Paris accord is built on speculative 'tech fantasies'. It can not save us from climate catastrophe.<p>Everyone heaved a sigh of relief when the ink dried on the Paris Agreement. Finally, we thought, the world's leaders had committed themselves to doing something about climate change. But behind …

When laws compete with myths, the gunslinger triumphs

Ian Buruma, editor of The New York Review of Books<i>,</i> is the author ofYear Zero: A History of 1945<i>.</i><p>Defending the right of U.S. citizens to buy semi-automatic rifles or carry concealed weapons is akin to denying any human responsibility for climate change. Rational arguments are not the point. No …

BlackRock Spells Out What Larry Fink's Letter to CEOs Meant

When BlackRock Inc.’s Larry Fink sent a letter to CEOs in January, some executives and directors were stumped about what he meant by asking companies …

CEOs

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive<p>It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, …

Santa Cruz

The founder of PayPal uses data to optimize every aspect of his life — and he says being healthier comes down to a single habit

"Be on the bike." That might as well be Max Levchin's fitness mantra.<p>Levchin is a cofounder of PayPal and the CEO of online lending service Affirm. On an episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Levchin told US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell about the philosophy behind his …

Will Power
Emotional Intelligence

Anti-poverty activist files $1 billion class-action lawsuit over bread price-fixing scheme | Toronto Star

Jean-Marc Leclerc, a lawyer with Sotos LLP and co-counsel to the case told the Star on Sunday that he cannot yet confirm whether accepting the $25 …

Ontario

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

When the logic of capitalism means universities are run as businesses, much is lost. Reclaiming literature is crucial to understanding the times we live in<p>I’ve recently finished marking 40-odd exams, mostly written by people between the ages of 18 and 21. In them our students had to answer …

Teaching

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider asked professors at Harvard to share the single book they think every student should read in 2018.<p>The professors include Nobel laureates, …

Books

Kazuo Ishiguro - Nobel Lecture: My Twentieth Century Evening – and Other Small Breakthroughs

<b>The Nobel Prize in Literature 2017</b><br>Kazuo Ishiguro<p>Share this:<p>© THE NOBEL FOUNDATION 2017<br>General permission is granted for the publication in newspapers …

How to Improve Your Sex Life by Doing Almost Nothing

It can happen to any of us: Things are physically going great in a relationship… until they aren't. Sex lives can dwindle for any number of …

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. On his Gates Notes blog, he said he had read nearly all of Smil's 37 books, most of which delve into topics like food production, energy, public policy, and the environment.<p>"The truth is, I'd read …

Bill Gates

An Inconvenient Sequel – the science, history, and politics of climate change

Al Gore’s new film is worth watching<p>Al Gore’s new movie ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ is, in some ways, similar to his groundbreaking Inconvenient Truth project, but different in other ways. Those key differences are why I recommend you watch it.<p>This movie successfully accomplishes a number of …

Climate

In Ontario, hydro’s future gets murkier as costs of leaving the grid decline

Technological upheaval is threatening to upend Ontario's electricity sector faster than the government can revamp it.<p>As the price of rooftop solar panels plummets and large-scale batteries become affordable for the first time, a future where Ontarians produce their own power and cut the cord to the …

Solar Panels

Canada's most shameful environmental secret must not remain hidden

Tar sands have been dubbed the largest – and most destructive – industrial project in human history. And Canada is on the forefront of their exploitation<p>This week, the Canadian government will be in Bonn touting Canada’s climate plan. It will be joined by Canadian oil companies working to put a …

Tar Sands

Oliver Sacks on the Three Essential Elements of Creativity

“It takes a special energy, over and above one’s creative potential, a special audacity or subversiveness, to strike out in a new direction once one is settled.”<p><i>“And don’t ever imitate anybody,”</i> Hemingway cautioned in his advice to aspiring writers. But in this particular sentiment, the otherwise …

'The train has left the station': Al Gore isn't worried about Trump's environmental rollbacks

Since leaving political office, former Vice President Al Gore has been working on, among other things, an investment firm that focuses on sustainable investing.<p>He teamed up with the former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and others in 2004 to launch the London-based Generation Investment …

Climate

The Surprising Key to a Better Sex Life

We live in a world filled with sex advice: <i>Try this new acrobatic position to have a stronger orgasm! Do these three things to drive him wild in the</i> …

Mindfulness

Mindful tech vs the compulsive check

When you next go to grab your phone, take a moment to notice how you're feeling. The more conscious you are of what drives the impulse, the more …

Mindfulness

Reviews for All the Books on the Man Booker Prize Shortlist

The winner of the Man Booker Prize will be announced on Tuesday. Here are reviews for the books on the shortlist.<p><b>“4321” by Paul Auster (U.S.)</b><p>...it’s impossible not to be impressed — and even a little awed — by what Auster has accomplished. “4 3 2 1” is a work of outsize ambition and remarkable …

Books

Indigenous rights 'serious obstacle' to Kinder Morgan pipeline, report says

Pipeline company downplaying major legal and financial risks of crossing unceded First Nations territory in British Columbia<p>The controversial expansion of a pipeline that would carry tar sands crude from Alberta to British Columbia’s coast will be doomed by the rising power of Indigenous land …

Canada

This Blockchain-Based Energy Platform Is Building A Peer-To-Peer Grid

WePower is creating a new cryptocurrency to help facilitate a more democratic system of funding and buying renewable energy.<p>Residential solar customers are already used to selling power back to the grid. When their rooftop panels produce more electricity than is needed at any time, they can send …

Renewable Energy

Wellbeing enhanced more by places than objects, study finds

Research using brain scans finds people experience feelings of contentment from places more than from objects such as photographs or wedding rings<p>The poet WHAuden is credited with first coining the word “topophilia” to describe a strong emotional pull to a special place.<p>Now scientific research, …

The Brain

China is winning the future. Here’s how.

This week, the front page of the New York Times described the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s attempt to slash carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. “The war on coal is over,” declared Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott …

Fossil Fuels

This 2-Word Quote From Writer Kurt Vonnegut Will Change the Way You Work | Inc.com

When it comes to insights about work, there are tweaks and there are game changers. Which isn't to diminish tweaks. Sometimes, the perfect scheduling hack or productivity ritual can radically improve how much you get done.<p>But no hack or routine will change the fundamental way you view your work -- …

Kurt Vonnegut

Middle East's Low Solar Prices Are a Game Changer

If solar energy is this cheap long term, fossil fuels don't stand a chance.<p>The Middle East has long been a huge potential market for the solar …

Solar Power

Psychologists Express Growing Concern With Mindfulness Meditation

"It's not bare-knuckle, that's for sure."<p>Mindfulness, which involves the simple act of paying attention to your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings, …

Mindfulness

A four-action framework for blue-ocean innovation

Viagra was an innovation that didn't disrupt or dislodge any other existing drug. It created a new market.<p>Microfinancing didn't take away any existing loan market from banks; when Muhammad Yunus started lending to the Bangladesh poor, he found people who were being ignored by existing financial …