Steve Dakin

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“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the “eigenvector of a matrix,” humongous wealth, and extraordinary power.<p>In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, <b>Larry Page</b> and <b>Sergey Brin</b> watched from …

Silicon Valley

The 10 Best Family Hikes in America

From Ocean Path in Acadia to the Trail of Ten Falls in Oregon, our outdoor expert offers her top picks for hiking with kids.<p>Taking kids on a hike can …

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

12 Books That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

T<p><b>he actual sound of an “lol” is dead silence or a small puff of air through the nostrils</b>. In the 12 years I’ve been sending texts I know this to be …

Books

How the computer revolution is deepening America's partisan divide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Add the computer and communications revolution to the list of fundamental changes that are widening the political divide between red and blue America.<p>A revealing new Brookings Institution study shows that the thriving metropolitan areas at the vanguard of the transition to the highly …

We Can Curb Climate Change. Here's Where We Start.

Forests have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing carbon for more than 300 million years. When we cut down or burn trees and …

Earth Matters

A boatload of scientists headed out to sea this week. Actually, two boatloads. Both the R/V Salley Ride and the R/V Roger Revelle are taking part in …

Is Global Warming Real?

There is proof the earth is warming, but the debate continues.<p>In recent years, global warming has been the subject of a great deal of political controversy. As scientific knowledge has grown, this debate is moving away from whether humans are causing warming and toward questions of how best to …

Glacier National Park could be glacier-free in 15 years

Over the past 50 years, the 39 remaining glaciers in Glacier National Park area have shrunk by an average of 39% — and as much as 85% , according to …

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science for a healthy planet and safer world.<p>Stand Up for ScienceUCS is closely monitoring the Trump administration—and mobilizing Americans to …

Want To Know What The Heck Is Up With Climate Change? Watch These Documentaries

Sustainability is a loaded word, and one that's hard to really grasp. Thankfully new documentaries that make green issues more digestible are coming …

The Binge Breaker

Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.<p>On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: …

To Help Dying Bees, MIT Built A Fake World Where It’s Always Spring

Inside this artificial environment, it’s eternally May.<p>It looks like the interior of any new, still-empty condo development. The ceiling is white. The walls are a neutral gray. It has yet to be staged, save for a lone Dyson fan that whirs in the middle of the room.<p>You’re looking at a home designed …

Bees

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Experts say human impact on Earth so profound that Holocene must give way to epoch defined by nuclear tests, plastic pollution and domesticated chicken<p>Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official …

Earth Science

Around the World in 10 Books

Send your imagination to distant lands with our fall reading list.<p>We believe every season is book season, so we found 10 new picks for you to cozy up with this fall. Whether you’re an armchair traveler looking for a quick getaway or a restless adventurer who’s already at the airport, these stories …

Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?

On a 650-mile trek, two adventurers faced danger and hardship—and saw how development could spoil an American icon.<p>“If you break loose here, you can’t stop. You’re going into the abyss,” barks Rich Rudow. Normally he is unflappable, but as he knows too well, this is no place to let down one’s …

'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one …

Philip Roth