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Google-born startup thinks it’s time for a ground-source heat pump renaissance | Ars Technica

Heating and cooling are holdouts in decarbonization and ripe for revolution.<p>Seeking to do for home heating systems what SolarCity did for solar …

The VC firm that made early bets on Uber and Snap is investing in a marijuana breathalyzer

On May 23, Hound Labs, an Oakland-based startup that makes a breathalyzer for marijuana, announced a new $8.1 million round of funding led by Benchmark Capital. In the past, the Silicon Valley venture firm made early bets on Uber, Snap, Dropbox, and WeWork, among other technology giants.<p>Founded in …

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5 signs you're ready to stop renting and buy a home

"We typically make big decisions like whether to rent or buy with emotion and defend them with logic, which is why it's so easy to make a case for either," explains Dana Bull, a Realtor at Sotheby's Harborside in Boston.<p>But there are actually several considerations that can make the decision to …

Real Estate

New MIT water purification method eliminates even trace chemical waste and pesticides

Ridding water of tiny concentrations of pollutants isn’t easy. Typically, a lot of energy or chemicals are required to remove these dangerous …

A state ravaged by oil: 745 oil spills reported in North Dakota in just one year

On average a spill occurred every 11 hours and 45 minutes<p>North Dakota, a state that was the forefront of national protests for months over environmental concerns stemming from the construction of a major pipeline, reported 745 oil spills since last May, according to the state's Department of Health.<p>…

Here's How to Become a Millionaire on $56,000 a Year

You don't need to bring in the big bucks to end up a millionaire. Here's how to do it on an average salary.<p>When many of us think of millionaires, we …

The Wrong Way to Fix Student Debt

Tens of millions of Americans together owe more than a trillion dollars in student debt. For the financial health of their households and the entire economy, ensuring a fair and smoothly functioning student loan system is critically important.<p>But with a series of regulatory changes, the Trump …

10 things Trumpcare changes in health care

How might Trumpcare impact your healthcare coverage? Here's what you need to know.<p>Exit Obamacare, enter Trumpcare?<p>The U.S. House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday in making this scenario a reality. By a margin of only four votes, the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA), …

ObamaCare

Home prices will not fully recover until 2025, and a new report explains why

Check out any one of the many national home price reports, and headlines scream of new peaks and growing gains each month. Home prices are rising …

Trump seeks 15 percent corporate tax rate, even if it swells the national debt

President Trump is pursuing a drastic cut in the corporate tax rate, a move that is likely to grow the national debt and breach a long-held Republican goal of curbing federal borrowing.<p>The president has instructed advisers to propose cutting the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, …

Economy

This is one of the most devastating reports we've seen for the future of Wall Street stock pickers

While the underperformance of active managers against index funds and passive investing has been well documented over the past few years, the full extent of their failure to live up to benchmarks is devastating.<p>S&P Dow Jones Indices released their latest SPIVA report card on Thursday, which the …

Investing

Hacking Group Claims N.S.A. Infiltrated Mideast Banking System

For the past few months, an elite hacking group calling itself the Shadow Brokers has sporadically leaked sensitive data from the National Security Agency. On Friday, just when its leaks had appeared to slow, the group released what appears to be its most damaging leak so far: a trove of highly …

Marijuana Goes Industrial in California

SALINAS, Calif. — This vast and fertile valley is often called the salad bowl of the nation for the countless heads of lettuce growing across its floor. Now California’s marijuana industry is laying claim to a new slogan for the valley: America’s cannabis bucket.<p>After years of marijuana being …

Trump administration halts Obama-era rule aimed at curbing toxic wastewater from coal plants

The Trump administration has hit the pause button on an Obama-era regulation aimed at limiting the dumping of toxic metals such as arsenic and mercury by the nation’s power plants into public waterways.<p>“I have decided that it is appropriate and in the public interest to reconsider the rule,” Scott …

Scott Pruitt

Incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world

This incredible skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design was created to fight world hunger and poverty. …

Architecture

Big Pharma's anti-marijuana stance aims to squash the competition, activists say

Pharmaceutical company Insys spent $500,000 to block legalization in Arizona. Five months later it won approval for a cannabis-derived medical drug<p>As marijuana legalization swept the US in November, Arizona was alone in its rejection of legal weed. There, a pharmaceutical company called Insys was a …

Cannabis

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes that the fury of nature may one day help …

Typhoons

Tidal Turbine Maker Bids to Turn U.K. Into a Green Saudi Arabia

A British developer is bidding to build power turbines under the sea in Scotland in a contest for government contracts that starts Monday, aiming to …

Alex Salmond

6 types of financial planners: Which one is right for you?

Selecting a financial planner is a decision you should take seriously.<p>Picking the right financial planner is incredibly important. You're selecting the person who will be in charge of your money and who (you hope) will make that money grow over the years. Hire the wrong financial planner, and you …

Retirement

12 Tax Deductions the Average American Should Remember

If you're not aware of these 12 tax deductions, you may be forking over hundreds or thousands of dollars more to Uncle Sam than you have to.<p><i>"We don't</i> …

Dubai's sky turns black after another skyscraper bursts into flames

Black smoke smothered Dubai's sky on Sunday after a fire broke out near the world's tallest building.<p>The desert metropolis looked almost apocalyptic …

Obamacare Can Survive Trump

What will Paul Ryan and the Trump administration do now that they have failed to repeal Obamacare? They’ll try to sabotage it.<p>After their legislative debacle, they said they would let Obamacare explode on its own, after which, they hope, the Democrats will come crawling to them, pleading for a new …

Employee Engagement

Getting Credit Card Fees Lowered Is a Lot Easier Than You'd Think

Your credit card company will probably be nicer to you if you just ask.<p>Around 84% of customers who asked for an adjustment to an annual fee or late …

Can Clean Coal Live Up To Donald Trump’s Promise On Jobs?

The foundation of Trump’s energy policy rests on fossil fuels; oil from pipelines, natural gas from fracking, and coal. Trump is a strong believer in clean coal technology and boasted that he would lift restrictions on the technology.<p>But while Trump has targeted environmental protections that could …

Clean Technology

This bricklaying robot is going to destroy construction jobs

Robot bricklayers are putting thousands of construction jobs at risk, it has emerged.<p>The Semi-Automated Mason – or SAM for short – can lay an …

When Should You Convert to a Roth IRA?

If you've got a well-funded IRA, converting it to a Roth account may save you money in the long run.<p>IRAs primarily come in two flavors: traditional …

Here's how Warren Buffett pays such a low tax rate

Capital gains: It's not "income" until you sell<p>Last year, Warren Buffett reported about $11.6 million in gross income on his tax return, and paid $1.85 million in federal income taxes. His 16% effective tax rate already sounds low, until you consider that his net worth increased by $12 <i>billion</i> in …

Finance