Art

How Houston Has Virtually Ended Homelessness Among Veterans

How Houston Has Virtually Ended Homelessness Among Veterans

An encampment of homeless people underneath an elevated highway in downtown Houston. Juan A. Lozano/AP. CAN THE CITY'S MODEL WORK FOR CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS, IN HOUSTON AND BEYOND? Inside an abandoned warehouse on the northern end of downtown Houston is an encampment where approximately 20 homeless people stay each year. The ground is covered with cardboard, old newspapers, and plastic bottles of water coated in grime. On one wall, a mural reads: ... Full story

Education

Adult education at Kew | Kew

Adult education at Kew | Kew

Enrich your spare time and discover hidden talents through classes in our seasonal set of adult courses, run with the specialist knowledge of trained experts. We have a range of courses and learning activities for adults – from photography and horticulture to wellbeing, botanical illustration and more. Whether you're looking to master a new skill or simply try something different, we've got courses for all levels held all year round. Please ... Full story

Economics

How Much Do You Need to Retire?  Calculator

How Much Do You Need to Retire? Calculator

Legal Disclosure: Tony Robbins is the Chief of Investor Psychology at Creative Planning, Inc ., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with wealth managers serving all 50 states. Mr. Robbins receives compensation for serving in this capacity based on increased business derived by Creative Planning from his services. Accordingly, Mr. Robbins has a financial incentive to refer investors to Creative Planning. Much like stepping on a scale ... Full story

Entertainment

Antescofo’s Metronaut adds an orchestra when you play music

Antescofo’s Metronaut adds an orchestra when you play music

Meet Metronaut , an app for smartphones and tablets that could change the way you play classical music. The startup behind the app, Antescofo, raised a $4.5 million funding round (€4 million) and has attracted 160,000 downloads. Daphni and OneRagTime are leading the round, with Nobuyuki Idei, Yann LeCun, Sophie Gasperment and Thibault Viort also participating. Metronaut lets you play a music instrument with a professional orchestra playing all ... Full story

Health

Fromm drinks hot coffee in the snow in 'Firefly' MV

Fromm drinks hot coffee in the snow in 'Firefly' MV

Fromm drinks hot coffee in the snow in 'Firefly' MV Full story

Law

States file federal lawsuit claiming Trump’s national emergency declaration is unconstitutional

States file federal lawsuit claiming Trump’s national emergency declaration is unconstitutional

A coalition of 16 states went to federal court on Monday, seeking a preliminary injunction to thwart President Trump’s attempt to circumvent Congress and shuffle federal money to pay for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a court that has ruled against other Trump policies in the past. This is a developing story. It will be updated. Full story

Living

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests $92M in Ola

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal invests $92M in Ola

The money is starting to flow from India’s largest startup exit. Ola has added a major name to its ongoing financing round after it confirmed that Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested 650 crore INR (around $92 million) into the Indian ride-hailing business. The deal rumored in January when Paper.vc , an intelligence service that sifts through company filings in India, noticed that Bansal had committed to investing 150 crore. Today, ... Full story

Politics

LOONA fly worldwide in 'Butterfly' MV

LOONA fly worldwide in 'Butterfly' MV

LOONA fly worldwide in 'Butterfly' MV Full story

Sport

Seismic Surveying For Oil Causes 46 Sea Turtles To Wash Ashore, Only 15 Survive

Seismic Surveying For Oil Causes 46 Sea Turtles To Wash Ashore, Only 15 Survive

Screen shot from video of a sea turtle being rescued on the coast of Israel. Marine seismic surveying done last week by an Italian company off the shores of Israel has caused dozens of injured sea turtles to wash ashore. The purpose of the seismic surveying was to find offshore oil and natural gas reserves. Israel’s Sea Turtle Rescue Center was called into action as dozens of the turtles were found on Israel’s beaches. In total, 46 sea turtles ... Full story

Technology

Solar Panels on Farms Could Be a Win-Win | Civil Eats

Solar Panels on Farms Could Be a Win-Win | Civil Eats

The solar panels in the fields at the University of Massachusetts Crop Research and Education Center don’t look like what most of us have come to expect. Instead of hunkering close to the earth, they’re mounted seven feet off the ground, with ample room for farmers or cows to wander underneath. Panels are separated by two- and three-foot gaps, instead of clustering tightly together. Light streams through these spaces and, underneath, rows of ... Full story