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These are the 5 books Bill Gates recommends you read this summer

Gates has just published his list of summer reading recommendations for 2018, a list that as usual spans genres, from literary fiction to memoir to history and biography. Gates writes that his selections tend to "wrestle with big questions," but they're still fun reads.
150 Charles, an condo complex in New York City designed by COOKFOX Architects, DPC and Alan Wanzenberg Architect & Design.

The most exceptional new homes in North America, according to architects

The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2018 Housing Awards, considered one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of architecture. This year's competition features several types of homes.
A rendering of the Floating Island Project in French Polynesia.

A pilot project for a new libertarian floating city will have 300 homes, its own government, and its own cryptocurrency

The Seasteading Institute, which received seed funding from billionaire Peter Thiel, is building an island with 300 homes in French Polynesia. Using a cryptocurrency called Varyon, it will run under its own governance as part of a pilot project.
A rendering of Wayaland, a conceptual city of modular, floating pyramids.

This proposed city of $420,000 floating pyramids is seeking ‘citizens’

Architecture firm Lazzarini Design Studio launched a crowdfunding campaign to build Wayaland, a city of 20 floating pyramids. Lazzarini is now enrolling "citizens" for the city.
Cody Friesen, CEO of Zero Mass Water.

These solar panels can pull clean drinking water out of the air — and they’ve spread to 10 countries around the world

The Arizona-based startup Zero Mass Water makes solar panels that can literally pull drinkable water from air. The team's product, Source, is already in nine countries, and now it's expanding to Australia.

San Francisco’s housing crisis is so dire that nearly 7,000 people applied for 95 affordable apartments

In San Francisco, nearly 70 people applied for each unit at Natalie Gubb Commons, a new affordable housing complex where residents pay anywhere from $987 to $1,711 per month. Other cities across the US are also facing affordable housing shortages.

One of the world’s largest legal marijuana producers operates out of a once-abandoned Hershey’s factory

Marijuana manufacturing giant Canopy Growth plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) before June. Take a look inside the Canadian company's headquarters to see where it grows, trims, processes, packages, and ships marijuana.

The most dangerous bridge in every US state

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders admitted last week that Congress will likely not pass President Donald Trump's massive infrastructure plan this year. A recent analysis reveals the most structurally deficient bridges around the US.

I tried a science-backed eating plan tied to a better memory and longer life — and never felt like I was ‘dieting’

I tried the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy whole foods meal plan based around vegetables, fish, healthy fats like those from olive oil and avocados. Here's how to try and and what to know if you're a beginner.

Mark Zuckerberg once made a $100 million investment in a major US city to help fix its schools — now the mayor says the effort ‘parachuted...

In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million toward the creation of a foundation aimed at improving Newark, New Jersey's school system. In an interview, Mayor Ras Baraka said he wished the group would've engaged community members more.