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Solar Goes Nuclear In The Sunshine State

The showdown over solar power in the Sunshine State is escalating into a constitutional crisis. Floridians for Solar Choice (FLSC), a solar advocacy organization based in Fort Lauderdale, has sponsored a ballot proposal that would amend the state’s constitution to prevent discrimination against …

Solar Power

Tiger parents raise anxious cubs: The lifelong damage of harsh parenting

New research suggests children with demanding parents are more prone to anxiety disorders in adulthood<p>In an age when the formula for success seems infinitely regressive—when having a good career means going to a good college, which requires acing your way through a top high school, middle school …

Toddler Throws Tantrum in Front of President Obama

Well, <i>someone’s</i> not very happy about meeting President Obama.<p>A toddler visiting the White House in April for Passover dinner had a fit and threw …

Rising Ocean Threatens Tourism in a State That Banned Talk of Climate Change

America’s oldest city is slowly drowning.<p>St. Augustine’s centuries-old Spanish fortress and other national landmarks sit feet from the encroaching …

Dutch solar road makes enough energy to power household | Netherlands 2017 News

Engineers in the Netherlands say a novel solar road surface that generates electricity and can be driven over has proved more successful than expected.<p>Last year they built a 70-metre test track along a bike path near the Dutch town of Krommenie on the outskirts of Amsterdam.<p>In the first six months …

Clean Energy

N.F.L. Sentences Brady to a Year with the Jets

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (The Borowitz Report) – In what football insiders are calling an unexpectedly severe punishment, the National Football League has sentenced the New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady to a year with the New York Jets for his role in the so-called Deflategate scandal.<p>The …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

No oil needed! This solar stock is on fire

Jim Cramer noticed something very strange happening with energy stocks. The price of oil dropped 6 percent, and yet, SunEdison, one of the world's …

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Top 5 Must-Have Mac OS X Apps Which Every Apple User Should Download

If you’re a Mac user, then these are the top 5 must-have apps which you should install on OS X right away. For the complete list and details, head …

How to Explain to Your Kids What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur | Inc.com

I have the good fortune to not only advise crazy-talented entrepreneurs but also to coach crazy-talented kids in robotics. Every now and then, a kid will ask, "What, exactly, is an entrepreneur, anyway?" The formal definition: someone who "organizes a business and takes on greater-than-normal …

Entrepreneurship

The case against private education: Why we put our kids in public school

<b>(fernandogarciaesteban via iStock/Salon)</b><p>It’s chaotic, academically less rigorous and far less nurturing. It’s also giving my children challenges they need<p>Jessica Gregg<p>March 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Just over two years ago, my husband and I pulled our children out of private school and sent them into …

Education

How Citymaps Could Make Yelp Obsolete

The newly global mapping app shows destinations in their full urban context.<p>In the land of listings apps, the end of Yelp's reign could not come sooner.<p>Yelp's geolocated catalog of nearby restaurants and destinations is useful, but only if you trust the opinions of the self-selecting group that …

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Watch This Hilarious Video Perfectly Capture New Mom Struggles

Chapstick + nipples = heaven<p>YouTube/ HelloFlo<p>Whether or not you've experienced the miracle of life firsthand, you probably know that some crazy stuff goes down before and after you push that giant baby out. For example, the words "bloody shell" and "mastitis" become a part of your vocabulary—and …

Florida by Water: Go Sailing at Sunset

Taking a sunset sail is the perfect ending to any Florida day.<p>Taking a sunset sail is arguably the perfect ending to any Florida day. Sails billow in the breeze. The sky glows a fiery orange before dissolving into pinks and purples. Your boat chases the sun until it disappears below the horizon or …

Sailing

Florida by Water: Explore a Coastal Paddling Trail

Bays, coves, and other sheltered areas along the Florida coast create favorable conditions for sea kayaking.<p>Bays, coves, and other sheltered areas along the coast create favorable conditions for sea kayaking. Protected from the strong winds and waves of the open ocean, paddlers typically are able …

Kayaking

Florida by Water: Tackle the “Saltwater Appalachian Trail”

The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, or CT, is the state's longest sea kayaking trail.<p>The Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail, or CT, is the state's longest sea kayaking trail. Referred to as the saltwater version of the Appalachian Trail, the 1,515-mile route is …

Hiking

Florida by Land: Take a Naturalist-Guided Beach Walk

Learn about Florida’s unique marine ecosystem on one of the guided nature walks offered at many coastal preserves and parks.<p>Seeing the shoreline through the eyes of a naturalist or park ranger reveals the complex science at the beach. Learn about Florida’s unique marine ecosystem on one of the …

Travel Photography

Apple has hundreds of employees working on electric car project

The Apple Car rumor mill has been heating up today with reports that Apple has been hiring auto talent from companies like Mercedes and BMW. Now the Wall Street Journal is chiming in with its own report that claims Tim Cook approved Apple’s project over a year ago.<p>Apple reportedly has several …

Florida by Land: Go Beach Camping

Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand.<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand. Options range from primitive tent …

National Parks

Florida by Land: Take a Rainy Day Walk

Experience the lesser seen wonders revealed on drizzly days.<p>A gentle rain adds a new dimension to Florida’s natural spaces. Leaves shimmer, wildlife emerges, and fewer visitors venture out onto trails, enhancing the sense of solitude. This is the Sunshine State, of course, but bring a …

Hiking

We talked to the head of Google's next multibillion-dollar business. Here's what he told us

Until then, Google had been dabbling with cloud computing and software as a service — the idea that you rent apps, delivered over the internet but hosted in someone else's data center, and pay for them via subscription. Its free version of Gmail was insanely popular. Its Google Apps was a hit with …

Florida by Land: Hike or Bike Through a Swamp

Stroll or cycle trails to explore Florida’s wet and primarily wooded freshwater and saltwater swamps.<p>Florida’s wet and primarily wooded freshwater and saltwater swamps are invaluable ecosystems providing essential habitat and refuge for wildlife. Since seasonal climate patterns and animal movements …

Hiking

Florida by Land: Walk on the Wild Side

At parks and preserves across Florida, there are plenty of walks that are short on distance.<p>Seeing animals in their natural habitats doesn’t have to involve hours of trekking through the wilderness. At parks and preserves across Florida, there are plenty of walks that are short on distance (less …

National Parks

Florida by Land: Hike a Loop Trail

In Florida’s biologically diverse natural environment, short, mile-long loop trails deliver an astounding array of flora and fauna.<p>When you don’t retrace your steps, every bend in a trail reveals something new. And in Florida’s biologically diverse natural environment, that means even a short, …

Hiking

Florida Mom Gives Birth to 14.1-Pound Baby After Surprise Pregnancy

A woman who didn't realize she was pregnant until her third trimester delivered a 14.1-pound baby boy in Florida on Friday, according to hospital officials. The newborn, Avery Denton, now holds the record for largest baby born at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa, the hospital said in a …

Dropbox Now Lets You Open Files Directly in Native Apps

Saving your files in the cloud is convenient for accessing your files from anywhere, but having to upload files again for every revision can be cumbersome. To make your life easier, Dropbox is today introducing a new feature that allows you to open files directly in their native desktop …