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New on-demand energy system generates and stores power in one device

Your entire home could be powered, heated, and cooled with one system in the near future – thanks to scientists at the University of Newcastle and …

This Beginner Swimming Workout Burns Major Calories in Just 30 Minutes

Take the plunge with this full-body workout.<p>Swimming in a pool, lake, or ocean is an excellent way to exercise without feeling like you’re melting in …

How to Avoid the Zone 3 Plateau

Do you find yourself validating a good run with average pace? Have to catch that runner up ahead of you on the path, so you drop the pace and push a …

Government spending explained in 10 charts; from Howard to Turnbull

Successive Australian governments are usually judged on how they balance the budget and spend taxpayers’ dollars. The stereotypes are that Liberal …

The great housing bubble arse-covering begins

Cross-posted from Rational Radical.<p>Well this is all getting very exciting isn’t it?! The hills are suddenly alive with the sound of housing bubble …

House Prices

China's 'Uber for bikes' wheels into Singapore

Chinese bike-sharing company Mobike has taken a slice of Singapore's bike-sharing market, launching its services in Singapore Tuesday to ride alongside its competitors oBike from Singapore and Ofo from China.<p>Mobike users can locate a bike nearby using the Mobike app and unlock it by scanning a QR …

Alexander Graham Bell's Prediction About The Future Was Eerily Accurate

We had 100 years to prepare for this.<p>Alexander Graham Bell made his name as the inventor of the world's first practical telephone, but his genius …

Helmet-free protest ride hits wall of condemnation from public health experts

"We've got this strange Australian exceptionalism, I think because we're a long way away from everywhere else," Mr Todd says. "We sometimes think …

Public Health

Doppler Labs Makes a Huge Splash in the Innovation of Personal Sound

Here One is a pair of ear buds coupled with an app that not only acts as a volume control in an ever louder world, it couples Bluetooth streaming with some powerful noise filters. The result is a product unlike any other. As the creators point out, there are plenty of headphone solutions in all …

Using blockchain to improve data management in the public sector

It’s not just for financial institutions; government agencies can use this digital ledger technology to protect trusted records and simplify …

Just as neoliberalism is finally on its knees, so too is the left | Josh Bornstein

Progressive parties have overwhelmingly failed to develop alternative policies. Listening to a modern progressive politician is like taking a tepid bath<p>The 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis looms this year, which means it’s almost a decade since neoliberal economics began to fall …

France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases

<b>In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for</b> …

Bottle shops are open for too long, expert says

"A large part of the reason we have a major problem with alcohol is because it is pretty cheap and readily available.<p>"At the moment the alcohol …

Alcohol

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The Swiss have upgraded a hydroelectric dam to produce as much energy as a nuclear power plant

We need batteries that can power millions of homes, deliver excellent efficiency, and cost little to operate. It turns out we’ve had the technology since 1890. We just need to build a lot more of them.<p>They’re called pumped water storage, and the technology is the world’s largest energy storage …

Hydroelectric Power

Kettlebell Workouts Provide Fitness Boost For Triathletes

Photo: www.shutterstock.comPhoto: www.shutterstock.comBored in the weight room? Give kettlebells a try. The rotund weights provide a wealth of …

Workouts

The Bike Wars Are Over, and the Bikes Won

Never underestimate the anger directed at bicyclists. They ride too fast, terrorizing pedestrians. They ride too slow, dangerously obstructing …

Three Ingredients For Building A Successful Company; Ingredient One: Alignment

Recently I was asked, “What do you believe makes a company successful?” Given that my career started in high-end restaurants, I thought, “What is at the core of a successful restaurant?” Most patrons have no idea what it takes to prepare a meal in a high-end restaurant. To the typical customer, …

Your TriJourney Part II: The Post

Few athletes leverage the post-IRONMAN window to use their huge fitness bank to race again at the shorter distances. Here's why you should.<p><i>by Troy</i> …

The Running Trifecta

Getting and staying healthy is the real key to reaching your training and racing goals — and getting faster.<p>Most competitive runners have at least …

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

New Research Says You Should Eat This Before Your Run - Diet & Eating

Why Is This Important?<p>Because if you're downing a cheeseburger before your 10K you're doing it wrong.<p>Long Story Short<p>Sometimes, resisting the urge to jump on the latest diet trend can do your body good. The newest research on carbs suggests it's not the villain it's been portrayed as.<p>Long …

Science deniers reject authority and facts

How did it come to this?<p>There's some easy, emotionally satisfying answers to that question. Unfortunately those answers are mostly wrong.<p>Are these …

Wind Power

Doctena, The European Medical Booking Platform, Scores €4.5M Funding

Brussels-based Doctena, founded in 2013, represents a familiar European startup story. It sells a medical booking platform that lets doctors offer online booking to their patients and has successfully launched in three European countries — Luxembourg, Netherlands and Belgium — juggling regulatory …

CEOs Can’t Give Feedback Only to Their Direct Reports

Steven Moore for HBR<p>I began my tenure as CEO of Campbell Soup Company in 2001 with the mandate to turn around an iconic but struggling consumer products company. Soon after, I asked Gallup to conduct an engagement survey of our leadership to assess the level of personal commitment employees felt …

Debriefing: A Simple Tool to Help Your Team Tackle Tough Problems

Your team has identified an important goal to hit, challenge to be addressed, or opportunity to be pursued. You call a meeting or two, set objectives, put a plan together, and start to execute. Everything looks good on paper.<p>But then your plan starts to hit some snags. Certain objectives are harder …

26 Over $50 Million

Fintech is booming. According to data provider CB Insights, as of June, venture back fintech firms had raised more than $8 billion in funding so far this year, including $5 billion in the second quarter alone. Average deal size? About $18.5 million.<p>Meet the companies that raked in up to 27X that ...<p>…

Building Bike-Friendly Communities Is Good for Economies

A new report shows that more cycling options and green space leads to healthier communities.<p>A new report from the University of California suggests what many cyclists already know. Cities whose residents ride, run, walk, and participate in other activities have increased economic growth and …

University of California