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These Ancient Trees Have Stories to Tell

Photographer Beth Moon traveled the world in search of centuries-old trees.<p>Over three trillion trees live on planet Earth, and yet we know so few of their stories. Of course all trees play an important role—purifying the air, hosting the feathered and the furry, teaching kids (and kids at heart) …

Nature

Think you have too many roommates? People with 16 are paying extra for the privilege

Jay Standish showed off a three-story house in the leafy neighborhood of Adams Point, pausing at the home's top-floor kitchen.<p>"That's the second kitchen," he said, motioning toward the refrigerator, stove-top, sink and toaster ovens. "It's good for when there's high traffic in the downstairs …

Real Estate

Empowering Students With Data

Complete Coverage<p>—Source: Image adapted from “Chart Detail” by Flickr user Bart Everson, under Creative Commons.<p>These days you can’t open the …

Pedagogy

3 Keys To Creating a Frictionless Experience

As companies dive into creating digital products and services, for customers and employees, they’ll be challenged with creating these “Frictionless” …

2016 Mazda CX-9 First Look Review

Mazda’s three-row crossover is the last in the lineup to receive the company’s Kodo styling language — and it works well. The new CX-9, which debuts at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, looks long, lean, and sexy. Like the similarly pretty and SUV-of-the-Year-winning 2016 Volvo XC90, the 2016 CX-9 …

2017 Infiniti QX30 First Look Review

QX Lineup Expands with Style<p>The line between cars and crossovers seems to grow thinner with every auto show. The most recent example is the new 2017 Infiniti QX30 crossover, which is essentially a jacked-up crossover version of the Q30 we saw earlier this year.<p>Infiniti unveiled the newest member to …

2017 Cadillac XT5 First Look Review

Caddy’s Best-Seller is New and Renamed<p>The current 2016 Cadillac SRX has long been the brand’s best-selling model, and sales of the luxury crossover remain relatively strong; year-to-date sales are up 25 percent. Not bad considering the SRX first went on sale back in 2009. The 2017 Cadillac XT5, …

Hyundai Relaunches Genesis as Global Luxury Brand

Six New Models by 2020, including a BMW 3 Series fighter<p>Hyundai Motor Company, parent company of Hyundai Motor America, announced last night that it is turning its Genesis lines of sedans and coupes into a standalone global luxury brand.<p>The company is targeting “new luxury, Echo-boomer” customers …

2016 BMW M2 First Look Review

A modern-day BMW 2002 Turbo?<p>BMW has just revealed the smallest (and likely the most affordable) entrant in its M performance line of vehicles. The new 2016 BMW M2 coupe leads the current BMW M235i as the top performance model in the 2 Series lineup. The M2, which was developed on the grueling …

2016 BMW X1 First Drive Review

Nonconformist No More<p>Not following convention has its benefits. In the first-gen BMW X1‘s case, being an outlier in the booming luxury small crossover segment allowed it to offer carlike handling in a package that had more in common with a station wagon than the modern CUV. But it also sometimes …

Oregon's "Lost Lake" Drains Down a Perplexing Hole

Mount Hood National Forest's Lost Lake is the source of a natural phenomenon that has Oregon residents stumped. When winter arrives, nearby streams drain into the lake and cause it to fill with water. While this occurrence isn't out of the ordinary, the lake <i>does</i> undergo a confusing transformation …

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Leading a Digital Transformation? Learn to Code

Leaders ascend to their positions by mastering today’s (or even yesterday’s) business. Almost by definition, they don’t have first-hand experience with a disruptive shift in their market when they encounter it. A lack of intuition around the new and different can at best slow progress and at worst …

Google’s New Logo Is Its Biggest Update In 16 Years

Google has a new logo that ditches the old serif look, and reacts to you in all contexts.<p>You will very soon notice that Google has a new logo that’s sleeker, brighter, and for the first time, animated. And then, you probably won’t notice it at all.<p>It’s been a long time since the Google we know has …

This Bike Says “F You” To Limiting Design Standards

One governing body of biking creates the design standards that all manufacturers follow. Here’s what happens when designers stop listening.<p>We’ve all been had. The bikes that we all ride have been severely limited in the name of international competition. Their wheels must be in fixed sizes that …

The Best Stylus for Your iPad or Other Touchscreen Device

After testing 18 styluses in five categories for over 20 hours to find the best touchscreen stylus for sketching, writing, and navigation, we think …

Apple Pencil

The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments

HBR STAFF<p>I’m increasingly jealous of people with fantastic working memories — as psychologists define it, the ability to ”hold and manipulate information in a temporary active state.” These people can get where they’re going without constantly staring at the GPS, can remember new people’s names …

One-Third Of Schools Are Using This App You've Never Heard Of

Think of an educational tool and you might picture beloved standbys from our Tools of the Trade series, like the abacus and the wooden block. But educators are increasingly turning to software and websites like Khan Academy, Google Apps and Code.org to help them deliver lessons, manage …

Education Technology

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

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Home Tours

How A Philosophy Of “Informed Creativity” Drives Design At Map

“There’s a misconception that design is a kind of mythical process,” Map’s Jon Marshall says.<p>Upon opening Kano, a DIY computer, you’re greeted with a vibrant orange keyboard, neatly coiled color-coded cables, a circuit board, and illustrated manuals are as artfully boxed as any Apple device. But …

YO! Home Is a Convertible Apartment Concept

Simon Woodroffe, the man behind the Yotel hotel and the YO! Sushi chain, has come up with another clever concept to add to his resume – the YO! Home. …

Tesla Starts Beta-Testing AutoPilot 7 Features with Owners

Tesla has put itself at the forefront of autonomous-driving technology, and the company appears not to be taking its foot off the proverbial pedal—even as it wants to allow its drivers to do exactly that. The latest news, according to a report from <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, the blog for Institute of Electrical …

Tesla

Hyundai Vision G Concept Signals More Genesis Products

Let’s get this out of the way first: Yes, the Hyundai Vision G concept seen here is a coupe, and yes, it says “Genesis” on the front and rear badges. But this car is absolutely <i>not</i> a Genesis coupe. More specifically, it is not the replacement for the aging Genesis coupe that Hyundai currently sells, …

Detroit Auto Show

Tech review: The best in-ear headphones under $40

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology.</i><p>If you're looking for the best in-ear headphones on a budget, get the Brainwavz Delta With In-Line Microphone. After 32 hours of research on hundreds of in-ear headphones priced at $40 or under, seriously …

Consumer Tech

Report: Mini to Bring Superleggera Roadster to Market by 2019

The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been one of the top affordable roadsters on the market with no real direct competition, but within the next few years, that may change. Mini will move forward with its flagship Superleggera roadster concept, but we don’t expect to see the production version until 2019.<p>Based …

2016 Hyundai Tucson Priced at $23,595

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson goes on sale later this month starting at $23,595, or $1,220 more than the previous model.<p>Hyundai‘s revamped small crossover is available in four trim levels: SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. Base SE models come standard with a 164-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired to a …

What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?

A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.<p>Today the selection of efficient, lower-pollution cars includes a bewildering array of technologies and models — hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electrics, diesels and hydrogen fuel cells. Conventional …

Electric Vehicles

30 places every California kid should see before growing up

School’s out and summer is in full gear. Parents are taking vacation time from work to spend time with their kids. While trips to Hawaii and Europe are grand, many families can’t afford lavish holidays and will be looking for places to visit closer to home. Our own Golden State is filled with …