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Australia's solar future bright as households install record 3.5m panels

2017’s energy output equivalent to a medium-sized coal-fired power station<p>The future of Australia’s solar industry is looking bright after a record 3.5m panels were installed on rooftops last year, giving the equivalent output of a medium-sized coal-fired power station.<p>The record 1,057 megawatts of …

Renewable Energy

Why America Is the Only Rich Country Without Universal Health Care

Universal Health Care in Different Countries, Pros and Cons of Each<p>Why America Is the Only Rich Country Without Universal Health Care<p>Updated May 30, …

Health Care

Conservatism turned toxic: Donald Trump’s fanbase has no actual ideology, just a nihilistic hatred of liberals

<b>(Getty/Mandel Ngan)</b><p>Trump’s victory was the result of decades of right-wing hate rhetoric, curdling into a totally negative worldview<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>December 23, 2016 7:50pm (UTC)<p>The horror show that was the 2016 election will be examined and reexamined for years, and depending on how bad things get, …

Donald Trump

The Car Of The Future Will Be Electric, Led By Tesla (Wall Street Journal)

<b>Published on</b> December 23rd, 2016 | <i>by Matt Pressman</i><p>0<p>December 23rd, 2016 by <b>Matt Pressman</b><p>Originally published on <i>EV Annex</i>.<p>This week, the Wall Street …

The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

Data Visualization

Fossil Fuel Divestment Has Doubled in the Last 15 Months

Assets and individuals worth $5.2 trillion have pledged to pull their investments out of fossil fuel companies.<p>A little over a year ago, it was big news that thousands of people and hundreds of institutions controlling more than $2.6 trillion in total assets had pledged to remove their investments …

This interactive map shows why renewables and natural gas are taking over the US

This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.)<p>Playing around with …

Energy

Ford Is Still Moving Small Car Production to Mexico Despite Trump's Tariff Threats

Ford Motor(f) is moving ahead with plans to shift production of small cars to Mexico from Michigan, while “two very important products” will be built …

The ugliest Donald Trump rally of the campaign

Deplorable.<p>Introducing Donald Trump in Atkinson, New Hampshire on Friday afternoon, former Gov. John Sununu (R-NH) offered one of the ugliest …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

Public Speaking

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Six essential steps to present data persuasively

<b>“The graphic method has considerable superiority for the exposition of statistical facts over the tabular. A heavy bank of figures is grievously</b> …

DevOps: Why People (Not Tools) Are Transforming Software Development

There is little doubt that DevOps has become a term du jour in tech circles over the last couple of years. Many tech firms understand the concept as a culture transformation. And they likely understand that collaboration in order to speed up production cycle times can be a win-win for companies and …

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Get a taste of web design with these affordable and beginner-friendly online classes

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock The Internet in 2016 is a fast-moving and ever-changing place. The way we communicate with each other, how we interact …

2015: The Year in Magazines

Our collection of 2015 in magazines isn’t just another year-end list; it’s a look at what the Flipboard community cares about (and flipped!) the most. This year, enthusiasts had fun with a slew of new TV shows, indulged in celebrity gossip, partied hard, and wondered at the beauty of photography. …

Social Media

Volkswagen’s Nazi-Era Blood Crimes

Wolfsburg, in Lower Saxony, located in the northwestern quadrant of Germany, is a bright, low-slung industrial city of 125,000, with the sort of …

Save the Children

Want To Divest From Fossil Fuels? Now There’s An ETF For That

Despite the growth of sustainable investing options, up until very recently, they might have had a hard time finding mainstream investment products …

Fossil Fuels

9 horrible things the Christian right does because “God” said it was OK

<b>(Twin Design via Shutterstock)</b><p>Hobby Lobby isn’t alone. Evangelicals routinely manipulate the Bible’s teachings to serve their political agenda<p>Valerie Tarico<p>July 14, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>Christians may be a super majority in the U.S. They may control the U.S. Congress and, as we all were reminded …

The Science of Fox News: Why Its Viewers Are the Most Misinformed

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Chris Mooney’s book The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality.</i><p>In June of 2011, …

Psychology

America is not a Christian nation: The dark capitalist roots of our country’s most destructive myth

Princeton professor Kevin Kruse on Christian libertarianism and what we get wrong about America’s religious revival<p>According to author Kevin Kruse, the idea that America is a “Christian nation” was invented only recently, forged by an alliance between industrialists and conservative clergy who …

The 11 biggest hacks and security breaches of 2014

2014 was a year like no other for technology. Security was on the forefront of many people’s minds, all while Android truly came into its own in the public eye – not just for enthusiasts but for the typical consumer as well. Numerous verticals received the Android treatment, namely in the domain of …

Security

Two keys to superior code quality: Pair programming and mentoring

When I was first learning to code in Ruby on Rails, I spent many nights befuddled, trying to figure out how to construct proper many-to-many associations between objects, build to RESTful interfaces, and harness test-driven development.<p>I can still remember how it ate at me: I could theoretically …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The True Story Of How One Man Shut Down American Commerce To Avoid Paying His Workers A Fair Wage

<i>Note: The following is adapted from the author’s book,</i> <i>Injustices: The Supreme Court’s History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the</i> …

Meet the Robotic Weeders

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about herbicide tolerant GMOs, which have contributed to an epidemic of herbicide resistant weeds. That got me thinking about alternatives to herbicides, which got me thinking about alternatives to alternatives to herbicides.<p>Let’s back up a minute. As I said in my …

Companies Discover More Women Means More Money

The companies with the best financial performance have higher shares of women in their leadership, according to a new survey.<p>Development Dimensions …

How to Manage Talented People by Not Bossing Them Around

<i>Walter Chen is the founder and CEO of iDoneThis, the easiest way to share and celebrate what you get done at work, every day. On his downtime, he blogs about management, entrepreneurship, and happiness on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Getting rid of managers may seem like just another tech trend, but much of …

It’s time to stem the loss of STEM graduates

<i>“The US has the best research universities in the world, which is why we attract the best students from around the world. Forcing them to leave,</i> …