Book Excerpt: Two Young Lives Collide in ‘The Current’

Tim Johnston’s debut novel, 2015’s Descent, was both a critical success and a New York Times bestseller — so anticipation is obviously high for his newest book, The Current (out this week from Algonquin Books), a story of loss, survival, and buried secrets. But the ambitious author is up for the challenge. “The Current may differ […]

Under current policies, residential batteries increase emissions in most cases

A Tesla Powerwall 2. Another year, another reason to take the promises of residential home batteries with a grain of salt. This month, a group of researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) published a paper in Environmental Science and Technology reporting that there are very few cases in which operating a residential home battery […]

A bipartisan group of former senators put together an open letter urging current lawmakers to become ‘zealous guardians’ of America’s democracy

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A bipartisan group of 44 former US senators put together a letter to the current US Senate, saying the nation is “at an inflection point in which the foundational principles of our democracy and our national security interests are at stake.” The senators addressed the letter to their colleagues and warned of […]

GM: Current Fuel Economy Rules ‘Not Technologically Feasible’

General Motors appeared to endorse the Trump administration’s fuel economy rollback, at least to some degree. In a federal filing made public on Monday, the largest U.S. automaker said Obama-era rules that targeted fleetwide fuel efficiency in excess of 50 miles per gallon by 2025 were “not technologically feasible or economically practicable.” Interesting, considering GM CEO […]

Charles Barkley was quizzed to match NBA players with their current teams and failed miserably

@NBAonTNT / Twitter “Inside the NBA” returned with the start of basketball season, meaning Charles Barkley is back on television. A week ago, Barkley was asked to match NBA players with their current teams in a segment called ‘Who He Play For?’ and was only able to answer one of his five questions correctly. On […]

How to Get Promoted When You Feel Stuck in Your Current Position

Actually, the title of this article seems a little counterintuitive, doesn’t it?Because why would you want to be promoted in a gig that makes you feel stuck? Wouldn’t being “stuck” indicate needing to leave, or move on?Possibly.Or perhaps seeking and landing that promotion is just the thing to get you unstuck.Feeling stuck could be caused […]

This ocean current has huge effects on the world’s seas, and scientists are enduring blistering cold to figure it out

Chris Kreymborg The North Icelandic Jet is a ribbon of cold water deep below the surface of the North Atlantic and is a key part of the global ocean circulatory system. If conditions get extreme enough to slow down or potentially halt the global circulation caused by the North Icelandic Jet, there could be some incredible […]

Fortnite Summer Skirmish tournament results, winners and current standings

Epic Games announced a new Fortnite series that would be shown on Twitch and included some big prize money earlier this month. And the first week of the Fortnite Summer Skirmish just ended with full results confirmed by the Epic team. For those that don’t know, the Summer Skirmish series includes a range of new […]

Bali volcano current status: Is the airport open again?

Airlines operating to and from Bali’s Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport were forced to delay or cancel flights yesterday after the increased volcanic activity. More than 300 flights were cancelled on the popular tourist island. Volcanic ash poses a hazard to aviation as it can hamper visibility, damage flight controls and cause jet engine failure. […]