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Solar eclipse live stream: Here’s where to watch online, from NASA to Twitter

In case you haven’t noticed, eclipse fever has swept the nation, and with good reason. Monday’s astronomical event will be the first total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States since 1979. The eclipse will be visible from across the country beginning in Lincoln City, Oregon (home to the World’s Smallest River!), at 9:05 a.m. Show More Summary

Patagonia Steps Up Its Public Lands Activism With First-Ever TV Commercial

Company founder Yvon Chouinard appeals to people in Montana, Utah, and Nevada to call their government representatives. What: Patagonia’s first-ever TV ad, aimed at Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, featuring company founder Yvon Chouinard talking about the importance of protected public lands. Read Full Story

This Is What Your Overactive Brain Needs To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Hint: Don’t Netflix and chill. You already know how much better you feel after a good night’s sleep, but sleeping well helps your brain in less apparent ways than just not being groggy the next day. In fact, getting seven to nine hours of sleep each night can help secure your cognitive well-being. Read Full Story

Online Sleuths Are Outing Racists, But Should They?

After Charlottesville, crowdsourced efforts online to identify racists and damage their reputations–or worse–raise complicated questions. Shortly after last Saturday’s white nationalist march through Charlottesville, outraged internet users took to social media to call out some of the participants in the march. Read Full Story

Steve Bannon May Be A Bigger Asset To Trump Outside The White House Than In It

Watch, carefully, what Breitbart publishes in the coming months. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of  Fast Company. Read Full Story

Getty’s Thousands Of New Stock Photos Will Make You Rethink Gender Norms

Getty Images is working to change perceptions around women in tech and men in the home with photo sets that debunk outdated stereotypes. A picture is worth much more than a thousand words. Read Full Story

Some of the ridiculously long and weird company names just banned by China

After banning “bizarre” buildings last year, China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce launched a campaign this week against a not-uncommon phenomenon in the country: weird and long company names. Monikers that are paragraphs,...Show More Summary

After Charlottesville, It’s Up To Cities To Lead on Inclusion

While the president tweets his support for Confederate statues, city leaders are standing up for their communities. This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company. Read Full Story

Can We All Agree That Plastic Straws Are Totally Unnecessary?

With a Strawless September campaign in Seattle, local businesses will swap out plastic straws for sustainable paper options–and just encourage customers to say, “no, thanks.” We suck. Some of us suck more than others, but really, we all do, or have at sometime. Read Full Story

How A Pop Song Could “Watch” You Through Your TV

Your phone, TV, or connected device could become a sonar spy, as white hat hackers at the University of Washington give new meaning to bad music. Forget your classic listening device: Researchers at the University of Washington haveShow More Summary

How Trump’s Climate Report Dismissal Would Put Americans In Harm’s Way

Trump’s rejection of the national climate report would do more damage than exiting the Paris Agreement, says an economist who worked on the last report. A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various Cabinet officials. Read Full Story

Donald Trump’s Arts Council just resigned, and they want him to do the same

Artist Chuck Close, author Jhumpa Lahiri, musician Paula Boggs, and actor Kal Penn were among the 16 members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities who resigned today in the wake of President Trump’s response to theShow More Summary

Nearly a quarter of Donald Trump’s weeks as president have been his “worst week”

How many bad weeks can a person have in one year? If your name is Donald Trump, many. According to more than a few headlines, this past week has been his worst. After a slow and ineffective response to the deadly rallies in Charlottesville, pressure is mounting against Trump—even from within his own party. Show More Summary

Tech’s Swift Reaction To Hate Groups Was Years In The Making

Advocates like the Anti-Defamation League have been cajoling Silicon Valley for years to cut off violent white-supremacist groups. The sometimes-uncomfortable relationship between online service providers and their more unsavory customers changed in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy. Show More Summary

Can Ionic Materials Design A Rechargeable Battery That Unseats The Lithium-Ion?

Lithium-ion–the kind of battery used in your computer and in Teslas–has a lot of good qualities, and some serious drawbacks. A new battery company is looking for a less combustible, less expensive solution. Most of the world is betting on lithium-ion as the future of batteries–Elon Musk for one. Show More Summary

Zuck wants Facebook on your face: Patent shows augmented reality glasses design

Mark Zuckerberg has been clear and outspoken about his belief that some type of glasses will eventually replace smartphones as our go-to computing device. Facebook is already spending R&D resources on developing those stylish glasses. Today...Show More Summary

Report: Trump is finally ousting Steve Bannon

It looks like the inevitable has come to pass. Donald Trump has told his aides that he’s decided to remove Steve Bannon from his post as the White House’s chief strategist, according to sources speaking with the New York Times. Many have been calling for Bannon’s ousting for months. Show More Summary

The Girl Scouts just teamed up with SETI for STEM classes and space merit badges

Girl Scouts of the USA have always learned to be good citizens of this planet, but now they are aiming a little higher. Your favorite cookie sellers have teamed up with the SETI Institute for a five-year program called Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts. Show More Summary

How Marco Ramirez Brought Marvel’s “The Defenders” To Life

The executive producer faced the unique challenge of bringing together four very different (and very independent) heroes into one cohesive show. When Marco Ramirez scored his dream job of writing Marvel’s superhero mash-up series The Defenders for Netflix, he quickly realized it was also going to be his most challenging gig. Show More Summary

Four Reasons You Might Regret Taking That New Job Or Promotion

Sometimes, a step forward is a step backwards. It’s easy to think that there’s one direction you should be moving in your career: forward. You’re supposed to keep putting one foot in front of the other until you finally reach the top of that proverbial ladder. Read Full Story

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