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Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof

Nest Uses Its Data To Turn Electric Utilities Into Cash Cows

When Google acquired smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion, the startup quickly stated that it would never share its user data with other Google services and outside companies. But according to a recent report by Forbes, the company is taking advantage of its data to create a lucrative …

30 Fast, New Fat-Burners

Thirty ways to crank up fat metabolism.

Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, …

High-resolution Nasa images show magnetic braids of the sun - video

Nasa images of the sun's outer atmosphere, the highest resolution pictures ever achieved. The agency launched the High Resolution Coronal Imager, or …

What Would It Mean for Governments to Compete Like Businesses?

Officials can deliver both high-quality public services and low tax rates to citizens by providing services for which outsiders are willing to pay a premium.<p>My starting premise is that we can and should approach government as a business -- in particular, one in need of a new "business plan" for how …

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …

Women fall behind men at the top because they don’t put in enough hours

When Olivia “Mandy” O’Neill entered the PhD program at Stanford in 2000, the question she most wanted to answer was one that had been puzzling researchers and employers alike: Why were promising professional women failing to realize their potential in the workforce? Previous research into this …

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The Best New Architecture

From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ Awards.