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Gallery of 20 Amazing Images of Architecture as Seen from the Sky: The Best Photos of the Week - 1

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Researchers think there's a link between yawning and brain size

If you have a big brain, you can credit yawning for promoting brain growth and activity, the researchers found. And if you have a small brain, you can blame the fact that you don't yawn long enough.<p>By "you," psychologist Andrew Gallup of the State University of New York at Oneonta and his …

Starbucks Reserve social projects changing lives in coffee communities

Starbucks Reserve® buyer Ann Traumann travels the world to find rare, small-lot coffees. But Starbucks Reserve is about more than just one-of-a-kind …

The 13 Best New Books To Read Now

With a new season freshly begun, it’s time to update your reading list. 2016 has been an exceptional year for literary achievement, from epic novels …

You Don't Need Waves When You're Surfing With a Drone

The more propellers and motors you add to a drone, the more weight it can lift. Freefly Systems’ Alta 8, designed to carry heavy video equipment, has …

Low-Tech Utopia

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, which probably isn't an issue when the glass house is a commune.<p>A greenhouse is generally considered to be a house for plants. But for Tokyo-based architect Hiroshi Iguchi, a greenhouse can be a very pleasant home for people, too, and he has …

Scientists develop a high-capacity and sustainable zinc battery for energy storage

As solar power and wind power become more important in the world electricity supply, people look for reliable and cheap ways to store the …

The solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California

Is it public art, or is it a power station? This shimmering design for “The Pipe”, a finalist in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), is …

Mohican Hills House / Robert M. Gurney

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Mohican Hills is a small community in Glen Echo, Maryland within very close proximity to Washington, DC. …

French Billionaire Opens Free Coding University '42' In Silicon Valley

French technology entrepreneur and billionaire Xavier Niel (#129 in 2016 and #7 in France with a net worth of $8 billion) is investing $100 million of his own money to bring his Paris-based ’42′ coding school to Silicon Valley.<p>The name ’42′ is a nod to Douglas Adams’ science-fiction series <i>The</i> …

Silicon Valley

One of world's largest solar plants to be used to produce ... oil

In a real case of strange bedfellows, one of the largest solar plants in the world is being built in Oman to boil water for use in oil production …

Natural Gas

19 books that librarians say changed their lives

Who better to take book advice from than a librarian?<p>In a recent blog post, the librarians of the New York Public Library revealed the books they're most thankful for.<p>The NYPL team rounded up the 19 books that made them laugh, cry, and everything in between.<p>The list includes something for everyone, …

Countries are turning to solar power to turn saltwater into drinkable water

Run by an array of solar panels and batteries, the system will produce about 13,200 gallons of drinking water a day for use on site.<p>That's insignificant compared with desalination plants elsewhere, but it's a start toward answering a pressing question: can countries stop burning fossil fuels to …

Floating Solar Power Plants To Become A Reality

In the not so distant future, the power we need could very well be provided by floating solar power plants that are offshore. Wind farms have become very popular in recent years and now experts are looking at ways to create sustainable energy without having to develop land. The solution: use the …

These States Don't Want You to Get Solar Power

High legal barriers in 10 states make it especially difficult to put solar panels on rooftops.<p>A lot has been said already about the success of the states that are leading the adoption of solar energy. There’s plenty to celebrate, as solar installations smash records and as the industry grows 12 …

11 dazzling photos to inspire your next adventure in a national park

The U.S. National Parks are looking good at 100 years old.<p>For proof, look no further than the National Park Foundation's Share the Experience Photo …

This company raised a million dollars to print 360º photographs onto spheres

Virtual reality might be the buzz of the town, but a new company called Scandy wants the world to know that the world of 360º content isn’t destined …

Augmented Reality

3 Skills That Are Critical to Success

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy?

As oil prices bottom out and fossil fuels no longer offer strong returns, investment dollars are starting to move to renewable energy<p>Divestment – the decision to voluntarily reduce one’s fossil fuel investments – has been a hot button topic of discussion since 2011, when university students began …

Fossil Fuels

This University Is Making its Students Wear Fitbits

<i>This story has been corrected. See below.</i><p>Oral Roberts University has made it mandatory for all incoming students to wear Fitbits.<p>The college has a …

Obama to unveil $10 a barrel 'green' oil tax

But the levy is unlikely to get approval from the Republican controlled Congress<p>Barack Obama, the president of the United States, will propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in his 2017 budget plan, to fund mass transit projects across the country, including self driving cars and other green …

Romania to close loophole that allows prisoners early release for writing scientific papers

Politician in Romania notes that wealthy prisoners suddenly develop an ability to write books, each of which can earn them a reduction in sentence of 30 days<p>Romanian politicians have sought to close a legal loophole that allows prisoners to reduce their jail sentences by writing scientific …

A promising new material can convert a major greenhouse gas into clean energy

Developed by a team of researchers in China, the material could be one way to deal with the 36 gigatonnes of CO2 we release into the atmosphere each year due to fossil fuel use.<p>Scientists have been struggling for decades to come up with an energy-efficient way to transform CO2 into something …

11 Stunning Cathedrals You Can Visit

Whether or not you're religious, visiting a cathedral can be an awe-inspiring experience. Here are 11 architectural masterpieces worth the journey.<p>1. …

What You Need To Know About Various Apps For Students

It probably would be wrong to say that today’s students have it easy, but they certainly have many more tools at their disposal than their …

Why the Earth’s Spin Doesn’t Make Flying West Faster

As the Earth rotates in space, it pulls us along with it at around 1000 miles per hour (though we can’t feel it) depending on where you are on the …

Customer Service

Dubai to Make Rooftop Solar Mandatory by 2030

Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, announced last week that it will mandate rooftop solar for all buildings beginning in 2030. The …

Renewable Energy

World view: Ice climbing in Iceland – into the heart of Vatnajökull

Climber Rahel Schelb stands in the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland as the northern lights glow in the background

Northern Lights