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We can officially collect solar energy without solar panels

The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. From then, many researchers have come together to finagle innovations that reduce our industrial carbon footprint. One such innovation is the molecular leaf.<p><b>The</b> …

Lao Tzu's Four Spiritual Rules Of Living

<b>Lao Tzu, one of the greatest Chinese masters to live many centuries ago, created the Four Cardinal Virtues, or rules of living. When practiced, they</b> …

Spirituality

Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers

The human brain is nature's most powerful processor, so it's not surprising that developing computers that mimic it has been a long-term goal. Neural …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think) | Inc.com

According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't pick...just...one).<p>It's <i>autonomy</i>.<p>The report defines autonomy as: "the feeling that your life, …

Employee Engagement

A Zen Master Explains the Real Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most of Us Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Mindfulness

15 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change the Way You Think

Soyen Shaku is noted as one of the first Master Zen Buddhists to have traveled to the United States to teach the way of the Zen.<p>At the time, most of …

Meditation

The 4 Types Of Constitutional Crises

And which ones are most likely to come up during Trump’s presidency.<p>People have been talking about the possibility of a “constitutional crisis” since …

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

Globalization

Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that kills most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the …

Stem Cells

Republicans Break with Trump as Backlash over “Muslim Ban” Grows

President Trump has found himself increasingly isolated as the White House, led by Steve Bannon, keeps the federal government and Congress in the dark. Meanwhile, world leaders, protesters, and federal judges have criticized the order.<p>Republican support for <b>Donald Trump</b> began to waver on Sunday …

Immigration

Here’s how we know Trump’s cabinet picks are wrong on human-caused global warming

The research is clear – humans are responsible for all the global warming since 1950<p>The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – which summarizes the latest and greatest climate science research – was quite clear that humans are responsible for global warming:<p><i>It is extremely</i> …

Climate Change

A Highly Functional 225-Square-Foot Manhattan Micro-Apartment

Architect Michael Chen reimagines a crumbling tiny space in the West Village as an efficient yet comfortable home<p>When you choose to live in New York City, you are almost assuredly going to have to make a few compromises. Whether it’s settling on limited square footage, a lengthy walk-up, or having …

Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

Ireland just took a big step toward cutting coal and oil out of the picture. Its Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion ($8.6 billion) government fund. The measure still has to clear a review before it becomes law, but it would …

The Best and Worst Presidential Memoirs

Jefferson set an impossibly high standard for subsequent presidents in many areas, including memoir. No one matched him until Grant, and since then …

Books

The Stem-Cell Revolution Is Coming — Slowly

In 2001, President George W. Bush issued an executive order banning federal funding for new sources of stem cells developed from preimplantation human embryos. The action stalled research and discouraged scientists.<p>Five years later, a Kyoto University scientist, Shinya Yamanaka, and his graduate …

Genetics

How 3 Social Superstars Built Huge Followings Fast

Build an audience of millions in record time with these secrets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bodyguards, supercars, models, playboy mansions, helicopters, private jets, and "baller" lifestyles. Sound like a movie—or the dream of every 16-year-old teenage male? Think …

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

By replicating the lecture format, massive open online courses ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning Illustration: Gary …

As Obama Leaves, He Leads Tour Of “The People’s” White House In New 360-Degree Video

Go into the Oval Office with the president and hear his stories from eight years in the White House.<p>Exactly one week before handing over the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Obama is inviting you to join him on a tour of the White House. And you don’t have to travel to Washington, D.C. …

16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017

Community<p>16 Education Podcasts to Check Out In 2017<p>By Jeffrey R. Young and Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     Jan 11, 2017<p>Shutterstock / Rawpixel.com<p>It’s …

Education

What Is the Difference Between Capitalism and Socialism?

Differences Between Capitalism and Socialism<p>Updated March 23, 2018<p>Capitalism vs socialism. Two different political, economic and social systems in …

Middle-class

A ton of celebrities made a video sharing their favorite memories of President Obama, so get ready to cry

Soon we will have to officially say goodbye to President Obama. And we’re already deep in our feels about it. He has been one of the most influential …

Reincarnation: A Debate

The following debate took place in New York City in January 1997 at the home of Michael Marsh. Stephen Batchelor lives in England and is the Director …

Spirituality

Rewriting the Code of Life

Through DNA editing, researchers hope to alter the genetic destiny of species and eliminate diseases.<p>Early on an unusually blustery day in June, Kevin Esvelt climbed aboard a ferry at Hyannis*, bound for Nantucket Island. Esvelt, an assistant professor of biological engineering at the Massachusetts …

10 Steps to quickly become a successful entrepreneur

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share100<p>+13<p>Shares 121<p>Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work and persistence because, unfortunately, there is no business-startup …

Entrepreneurship

A Crash Course in Existentialism: A Short Introduction to Jean-Paul Sartre & Finding Meaning in a Meaningless World

Very broadly speaking, all philosophy contains within it dialectical tensions: some ideas seem ennobling and consoling, others unsettling and …

Jean Paul Sartre

Sweden needs more immigrants to counter ageing population: employment agency | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden needs more immigrants not fewer to sustain its cradle-to-grave welfare system and care for an ageing population, a senior official at the state employment service told Reuters in an interview.<p>Migrants prepare to board a train headed for Sweden, at Padborg station in …

North Africa

Seth Meyers Offers A Look At Climate Change Under The Trump Administration

Out of all the things Donald Trump called out during his campaign for the presidency, one of his clearest enemies has always been climate change. His battle against wind power is well noted, as is his stance that climate change is a hoax created by the Chinese. It’s all bad enough coming from a …

To Tackle Big Urban Issues, This Architect Became A Data Designer

Herwig Scherabon wanted to communicate the inequality of cities rather than contribute to it.<p>Herwig Scherabon remembers the exact moment that he no longer wanted to be a practicing architect. He was working on a project based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with a team of fellow Viennese architects, …