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25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

How Well Is The U.S. Solar Market Doing?

Solar panel installations in the U.S. reached about 1.4 gigawatts during the second quarter of this year, reflecting falling costs and a rush to complete projects ahead of a shrinking tax credit, says a report released Wednesday.<p>Overall, the country is now home to more than 20 gigawatts of solar …

US Solar Capacity Now Exceeds 20 GW

<b>Published on</b> September 9th, 2015 | <i>by Roy L Hales</i><p>20<p>US Solar Capacity Now Exceeds 20 GW<p>September 9th, 2015 by <b>Roy L Hales</b><p>Originally published on <i>the</i> …

8 Summertime Tips for Leave No Trace Camping

1/9<p>Camping tent by lake<p>Summer is finally here, which means its time to pull the camping equipment out of storage and spend some time in the outdoors. …

Camping

The Weird Way Alcohol Makes You Fat

Sorry, but it's time to ditch the before-dinner aperitif. Not only is alcohol often super high in calories and sugar, but it may also cause you to overeat, finds a recent study in the journal Obesity.<p>Turns out that eating under the influence is bad news for your diet because alcohol affects the …

Minimalist tiny house is a family vacation getaway on wheels

Getting back to nature for most harried city dwellers means making a conscious effort to make plans to go camping out somewhere far, far away from …

20 College Towns To Visit

Berkeley and Cambridge readily come to mind when thinking about outstanding college towns, but the truth is there are countless student hubs worth visiting all over the country, from coast to coast. With vibrant art scenes, top-notch restaurants, charming eccentricities, historic sights, and …

College & University

Solar industry is being slashed and burned by the Tories

The government’s claim to be leading a solar revolution is a bad joke when it is instead pursuing ideological warfare against ‘green crap’<p>The government wasted no time after the election in killing the country’s onshore wind power sector and is now taking its wrecking ball to the solar industry, …

Solar Panels

Solar panels just broke another record in the U.S.

The market to install solar panels on the roofs of homes in the U.S. set another record in the second quarter of this year, indicating a shift in the …

10 Of The Best Fitness And Outdoor Adventure Gadget Gifts For Dad

Got a Dad who loves the outdoors? Try one of these outdoorsy gifts for Father's Day.<p>Welcome back to Fitmodo powered by the new Fitbit Charge HR …

Xiaomi Trolls Samsung With Redmi Note 2 Launch

Chinese mobile making upstart Xiaomi is gunning to steal Samsung’s thunder by launching a pair of phablet smartphones on the same day Samsung is due to unbox phablet-sized updates to its Galaxy Note and Galaxy S6 Edge devices — with Samsung press events taking place later today in New York and …

Mobile

Tesla Comments On Model S Losses And Announces It's Raising $500 Million (And More)

UPDATE: Tesla Motors said it plans to raise $500 million in cash on Thursday. And upped that on Friday by another $140 million.<p>The Silicon Valley car maker said on Thursday that it plans to sell the stock to raise money for future projects projects such as the mass-market Model 3 vehicle and its …

Appeals court reverses Alabama 'rape bait' case decision

<b>(CNN) —</b> Administrators at an Alabama middle school showed "deliberate indifference" to allegations that a teacher's aide persuaded a girl to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator, a federal court of appeals decided Wednesday.<p>According to the girl, who asked CNN to call her "Jaden," a …

Sexual Harassment

Facebook revokes internship after student points out privacy flaw

A Harvard student who built an app mapping Facebook users' whereabouts to less than a metre, has had his Facebook internship offer revoked.<p>Aran …

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

Redneck Shipping Container House Comes Complete With Solar Panels & Camo Decor

1/14<p>Cargotecture isn't just for yuppie do-gooders with a penchant for recycled materials and contemporary architecture. Those interested in hunting …

10 things you should know about wind power in the U.S.

It’s cheaper than at any time in history to build big wind farms in gusty areas of the U.S., like Texas, Iowa and South Dakota, according to a new …

Groundbreaking house can power itself and two neighbours

A new contender for Britain's greenest home has been unveiled in North Yorkshire. - edie news centre

6 ways to add passive solar features to your home

1/15<p>Lean To House by Warc Studio<p>Looking for a way to reduce that electric bill, lower your carbon footprint, and show off to your neighbors? The good …

Infrasound phobia spreads ... to solar energy cells! What's next?

Internoise is the world’s premier research conference for acousticians. The 2015 meeting is being held right now in San Francisco. Buried among the …

The Predictably Insane Industrial Design Of The Gold Apple Watch

Ahead of the imminent launch of the Apple Watch, the notoriously press-shy Jonathan Ive has recently let a few reporters into the clandestine Cupertino brain trust–the company’s latest attempt to create another device the world just can’t live without–and now an interview with the <i>Financial Times</i> …

Could drones be used against U.S.?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small drone crashed onto the White House grounds on Monday. Described as a 2-foot-long quadcopter -- a drone with four propellers -- the event raises some troubling questions about the possibility that terrorists using armed drones could one day attack the White House or other tightly …

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

Two more mysterious holes discovered in remote Siberia

Researchers want to investigate two more mysterious holes found by reindeer herders in the Siberian wilderness<p>Researchers investigating a mysterious hole in the remote Siberian tundra might be busy over the next few weeks.<p>Two more formations, which are similar in appearance to the first, have been …

Modular Honeycomb Pods Aimed at Music Festival-Goers

If you’ve ever gone to a music festival and spent a night (or three) camped out on the cold or muddy ground in your sleeping bag, then …

Can a palm weevil cure world hunger? - CNN.com

Mohammed Ashour (pictured) launched Aspire with four fellow MBA students at McGill University. The idea? To give people more access to edible insects. The concept's not as strange as you might think. Two billion worldwide already eat insects.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Saving the world with insects<p>Saving the world …

Hollywood joins forces with Kodak to keep movie film alive

Tarantino, Abrams, and Nolan lobbied studios to strike new deal<p>After lobbying by directors including Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, and J.J. Abrams, movie studios are negotiating a deal with Kodak that would secure the company's ability to keep producing motion picture film. <i>The Wall Street</i> …

The Best And Worst Paying Jobs In Design

In the U.S., a corporate culture of pay secrecy can make it difficult to figure out whether you’re getting paid a salary you deserve. Co.Design took a look at designer salaries across the world, based on data from a Designer News survey that garnered 1,000 responses from 58 countries. The responses …