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How a Culture of Silence Eats Away at Your Company

Most people think they will speak up when something negative happens at work, but few actually do. Take these examples from a recent survey we did with managers and employees:<p>“We had an assistant who created a very adversarial atmosphere. We walked on eggshells around her. People would rather do …

Leadership

Obama administration's big science and tech innovation: Socially engaged policy

When President Barack Obama gave his inaugural address in 2009, he promised to “restore science to its rightful place and wield technology’s wonders …

Obama Administration

Iceland: An Adventure-riding Paradise

It’s an easy flight for my wife (Kim) and me to Iceland’s major international airport at Reykjavik. We arrive on a mid-June evening, so the following …

New Light-Reflecting Particles in The Stratosphere Could Cool Earth And Fix The Ozone Layer

Shields up.<p>Honouring the commitments made at last year's historic Paris climate deal will take a huge international effort to lower carbon emissions …

Climate Change

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Michigan Scientists See Urgency for Negative Emissions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When Sarang Supekar describes how he thinks global warming will have to be stabilized, he talks in terms of sucking a lot of …

Utilities Are Losing the Battle Against Solar Energy

Rooftop solar energy is becoming a financially viable way for millions of U.S. consumers to generate their own electricity -- and utilities are doing everything to kill the solar boom before it gains too much traction. Utilities in states such as Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada have tried to …

The colossal African solar farm that could power Europe

We visit a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the world.<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The minibus crosses the vast plateau on a newly paved road. Cracked fields stretch …

Renewable Energy

Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump’s Victory, Identity Politics, and the Failures of the Democratic Party

His improbable run for the presidency sharpened Hillary Clinton and awakened a new generation of voters, but has Bernie Sanders got what it takes now to turn his moment into a movement?<p>In a presidential campaign that was less about hope and change and more about resignation and horror, there was, …

Middle-class

Now’s the Time to Book an Epic Trip Around Next Year’s Tour de France

When Andy Levine, the chief executive officer and founder of DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co., talks about the Tour de France, he fires up with as much …

6 Things That Happened When I Tackled the Same Climb Every Day

There are 45 possible lunch-ride routes from Bicycling’s headquarters in eastern Pennsylvania, each anywhere from 10 to 26 miles long, and all on our signature rolling, rural roads. Over the years the routes have been named, and I've ticked each one off at some point.<p>Of all 45, only Stonesthrow got …

Road Rage

Antarctica's Southern Ocean May No Longer Help Delay Global Warming

Joellen Russell wasn’t prepared for the 10-metre waves that pounded her research vessel during an expedition south of New Zealand. “It felt like the …

Global Warming

How to build strength not bulk

Jo McRae, author of <i>Ride Strong: Essential Conditioning For Cyclists,</i> explains the basic rules for building strength and not bulk when training to …

Muscle

Five key stages of the 2017 Tour de France

PARIS (AFP) — AFP takes a look at five of the key stages that could ruin the best-laid plans of many a rider after organizers revealed the route of …

Cortisone in cycling: from the Nobel prize to Bradley Wiggins via Lance Armstrong

Fancy bears. It sounds like a new range of jelly sweets, or a Victorian circus act. Thanks to some Fancy Bears leaking confidential therapeutic use exemption (TUE) information online, these have been dark days for cycling. Suspicion has been thrown over the achievements of several British athletes …

The 14 Phrases Every VC Wants to Hear in Your Pitch

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Top 10 Chrome Extensions for Heavy Google Product Users

Today we bring you some best Chrome Extensions for Heavy Google Product Users. We already published an interesting article Top 10 Chrome Extensions …

Bradley Wiggins opens up with full story on asthma, allergies and TUEs

Sir Bradley Wiggins has for the first time given details of the history of asthma and pollen allergies that led him to apply for three therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) to have injections of the banned corticosteroid triamcinolone. The use of the drug did not break any anti-doping rules, although …

Why the next-gen adventure road bike is a mountain bike in disguise

Adventure road bikes have caught on big time here in the UK – there’s something about the extra versatility of these fat-tyred, disc brake machines …

The Bush presidency was my fault: I am so sorry my work stopped the Florida recount

<b>Broward County canvassing board member Judge Robert Rosenberg examines a disputed absentee ballot Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000; George W. Bush. (AP/Wilfredo Lee/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>Fifteen years ago, a Florida judge cited my stats theory and the recount ended. The Iraq War still torments me<p>John …

Florida

How to Observe the Moon with a Telescope

I still can remember that very special August night, now more than 50 years ago, when I got my first magnified look at the moon. It was the night of …

Astronomy

This Week's Night Sky: See Saturn Shine as Lord of the Rings

Saturn will appear as a cream-colored star to the naked eye, and telescope users can gaze at its sunlit rings.<p>The moon makes several planetary visits throughout the week, while on Friday, Saturn reaches its closest point to Earth for the year.<p><b>Moon and Mercury.</b> About a half hour after sunset on …

Dwarf Planets: Science & Facts About the Solar System’s Smaller Worlds

Dwarf planets are worlds that are too small to be considered full-fledged planets, but too large to fall into smaller categories.<p>In recent years, …

Astronomy

Wolf Moon marks the start of a year of stargazing

January is the best month to stare into the night sky, say astronomers, as tonight sees first full moon after winter solstice<p>At 5.15pm tonight, for the only time this year, the Wolf Moon rises.<p>The first full moon following the winter solstice, the so-called Wolf Moon is well-entrenched in folklore …

Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?

Too many computers and not enough ‘hands-on’ flying mean most pilots would have fallen victim to the weather that brought down AirAsia 8501.<p>As …

Watch the New Year's Skies for a Green Comet

Comet Lovejoy is brightening faster than expected, putting on a show you can see for yourself this holiday season.<p>Just in time for the holidays, the skies are serving up a special cosmic gift: a brightening comet that may not have been in our part of the solar system for nearly 12,000 …

Exclusive: 17 Downright Beautiful Electric Guitars from Famous Rockers

Like David Crosby, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robbie Robertson.<p><b>The electric guitar.</b> The thing can take you to heaven or beckon you toward the devil. Each one, if put in the right hands, imbued with the potential to make a legend. Van Halen, Crosby, Vaughan, Johnson, Santana, Nielsen, Allman — legends like …

Major cities will hit climate 'tipping point' by 2047, study shows

Climate change is poised to usher in "a new normal" where average annual temperatures are concerned — and that normal is going to be a hot one. That's according to new research published in this week's <i>Nature</i>, which warns that regions around the world will soon see temperature increases that have no …

Toyota doesn't see opportunity for an all-electric car

Toyota's future lies in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, rather than all-electric cars like Tesla's Model S. The company's chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada, spoke frankly on the near-term future of cars in a speech on Monday, noting that electric vehicles require breakthroughs in battery …