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Biofuel breakthroughs bring 'negative emissions' a step closer

The use of biofuels helps reduce human greenhouse gas emissions. That’s one reason why some petroleum companies offer petrol containing up to 10% …

Bitcoin's Getting Hard to Ignore, Even for Wall Street Titan Goldman Sachs

Bitcoin's time has come. Or, at least, it's getting closer.<p>Brokerage firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) published a report this week showing that the …

How to save money on generic drugs — and why they are getting so expensive

Have you ever bought generic medicine to save money? This go-to move can cut your costs by 80% to 85% compared to buying name-brand, per Food and …

Generic Drugs

The Large Hadron Collider Detected a Beautiful New Particle

It's a big one too.<p>The Large Hadron Collider has once again done what it does best – smash bits of matter together and find new particles in the …

Physics

The founders of Robinhood, a no-fee stock-trading app, were initially rejected by 75 venture capitalists — now their startup is worth $1.3 billion

It's hard getting funding for a startup, but it's even harder when the product doesn't exist yet, still requires regulatory approval, and is being launched during a recession.<p>But after 75 investor pitches, the founders of a commission-free stock-trading app, Robinhood, found a few willing venture …

Startups

One Bowl Banana Bread

This is the recipe you want if you're craving classic banana bread flavor and texture, but want as little mess, drama, and equipment as possible. …

Breakfast

How to Manage Your Star Employee

Managing your star performers should be no sweat, right? After all, they’re delivering results and exceeding targets. But don’t think you can just get out of their way and let them excel. They require just as much attention as everyone else. How do you manage someone who is knocking it out of the …

Digital Marketing

Why Stackshare is quietly becoming a secret weapon for developers and Silicon Valley CTOs

On Stackshare, Airbnb lists over 50 services in its “stack,” Slack lists 24, and Spotify lists more than 31; these stacks are collections of different pieces of software that each company is using to run their operations, and range from infrastructure tools to communications tools to container …

Startups

Rich doctors are beginning to offer their time —and money— to health-tech start-ups

Investing in health start-ups is all the rage. Now, doctors are getting into the game.<p>At least two groups, FundRx in New York and angelMD in Seattle, …

Startups

UK to get first proton therapy centre after Ashya King's plight raised awareness of vital cancer treatment

The UK's first cancer-fighting proton beam therapy machine has arrived in the country.<p>The revolutionary technology was previously only available overseas, but the arrival of the 55-ton cyclotron accelerator machine will complete the final phase of a cancer centre being built in Newport, South Wales.<p>…

Researchers Find Gut Bacteria Can Trigger Brain Lesions That Lead to Strokes

Another connection between the gut and the brain.<p>In yet another study that has connected conditions in the gut to diseases of the brain, scientists …

Microbiology

Hundreds of new stem cell lines ready to help research

Induced pluripotent stem cells have revolutionized stem cell science in the decade since their invention. They’re yielding clues into the nature of …

Genetics

Tesla Just Doubled the Lifetime of Its Batteries Four Years Ahead of Schedule

Ahead of Schedule<p>For the procrastinators of the world, simply hitting a deadline is often an achievement worthy of celebration. Clearly, battery …

Tesla

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Tesla

Photonic Hypercrystals Are Now a Reality, and Light Will Never Be the Same

Recently theorized and already realized, photonic hypercrystals will further enable technologies from Li-Fi to solar cells Image: National Academy of …

National Academy of Sciences

Buzz Aldrin to NASA: To Get to Mars ASAP, Pull the Plug on The ISS

Aldrin Clashes With NASA<p>At the 2017 Humans to Mars conference — which was held on Tuesday May 9 in Washington D.C. — Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin …

Space Science

How to Manage a Narcissist

George, a senior executive of a large internet provider, was a participant in one of my leadership development programs. Although a very talented individual, he was seen as a nuisance within the group. He tended to monopolize the conversation, whatever the topic. All agreed that he was not a good …

Narcissism

Otzi the Iceman: Researchers validate the stability of genetic markers

Biomarkers are biological attributes that can give doctors or researchers clues about the health status or illnesses of a patient. Scientists are …

Biomarkers

Five Major Cancer Studies Are Proving Difficult to Reproduce

Humanity would understand very little about cancer, and be hard-pressed to find cures, without scientific research. But what if, when teams recreated …

New tools will drive greater understanding of wheat genes

Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have developed a much-needed genetic resource that will greatly accelerate the study of gene functions in …

Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

So what is gene therapy, anyway? The US Food and Drug Administration says it's any treatment in which a replacement gene is added to a person's body or a disease-causing one is inactivated. That's usually done by adding­­­­­­ new instructions to cells via billions of viruses stuffed with correct …

Genetic Engineering

The Diversity of Entrepreneurs in the U.S. (Infographic)

From age to ethnicity to gender, entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly diverse.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>New businesses are popping up every day. In fact, an estimated 550,000 open up each month just in the United States.<p>Of these businesses, approximately 60 …

Entrepreneurship

Lab Trained Robot Saves Scientists Valuable Time

As the rise of the robots is upon us, we see these intelligent machines appear all over the place. In Japan, robots will greet you at a hotel. In the …

Biology 101 Update: A Cell’s Lysosomes Are More Than Garbage Disposals

The lysosome was once thought of as the trash can of the cell, a dead-end destination where cellular debris was sent for disposal. But a growing body …

Biology

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

Plants

Graphene's Infusion in Textiles is the Future of Wearable Electronics

A Better Fit<p>Smart clothes are a highly promising field of development, where everything from health monitors to LED displays are integrated into …

Wearable Tech

One of These Men May Wind Up Running Health Care in Donald Trump's America

Speculation is heating up about who will lead the Department of Health and Human Services after Donald Trump takes office in January.<p>Trump’s …

Health Care

The 15 Most Profitable Industries to Start a Business (and the 15 Least Profitable)

Want to start a new business? Here are some ideas for which industries to consider and which to possibly avoid.<p>Thinking of starting a profitable small business? Looking to partner with or sell services to other profitable small businesses?<p>Or just hoping to avoid starting a business in an incredibly …

Small Business

Six Ways Technology Is Changing Health Care System As We Know It

Image Credit<p>Several leaps have been made in our health care industry over the last two decades and technology is considered to be the driving force behind most of these improvements.<p>A careful examination will reveal how different digital innovations is ushering in an era of democratization of …

Medical Technology