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This is why 5% of the global food supply never makes it to store shelves

Around a third of the world's food ends up in the garbage, and most gets thrown away long before it reaches your pantry. Losses during transit and storage are substantial, accounting for nearly 5% of the global food supply. Now, the Internet of Things promises to cut this waste by creating more …

Sustainability

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

In the early 1950s, the psychologist Muzafer Sherif brought together a group of boys at a US summer camp – and tried to make them fight each other. Does his work teach us anything about our age of resurgent tribalism?<p>• Read an extract from The Lost Boys<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods …

Psychology

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

Quantum Mechanics

Goldman Sachs report: "Is curing patients a sustainable business model?"

In Goldman Sachs's April 10 report, "The Genome Revolution," its analysts ponder the rise of biotech companies who believe they will develop …

Biotechnology

Promising cancer drug aces human clinical trials

A new cancer drug known as BLU-667 has moved through phase I human trials, and the results are promising. Taken orally, the drug targets what are …

Cancer

Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.<p>Jeffery Zeigler, a retired …

Crime

Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

World leaders urged to act as anger over inequality reaches a ‘tipping point’<p>The world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030, according to a shocking analysis that has lead to a cross-party call for action.<p>World leaders are being warned that the …

Income Inequality

Palestinian Journalist Fatally Shot While Covering Gaza Protest

Palestinian photojournalist Yaser Murtaja covered plenty of funeral processions during the 2014 war in Gaza.<p>Now his colleagues are covering his death.<p>They encircled his body, holding their cameras high, as he was carried out of Gaza's main hospital on Saturday. They marched through the streets on …

Israel

Restaurant Brands International - 100% Franchise, 100% Dividend

RBI a is 100% franchise model throughout its 3 brands.<p>Comparable sales are weak, but RBI’s still open lots of restaurants.<p>The recent dividend …

Investing

CRISPR Is Already Changing Our World, Here's How

Deleting heart conditions out of embryos.<p>Even if you have no idea how it works or what the letters stand for, chances are you've at least heard of …

CRISPR

'First luxury space hotel' plans to offer zero gravity living – for $792,000 a night

Self-described ‘serial entrepreneur’ behind the Aurora Station says it is selling the astronaut experience and plans to open in 2021<p>A Houston-based company said this week it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.<p>Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 35ft-by-14ft its …

Space Exploration

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

Is the doctor in?<p>In this new medical age of urgent care centers and retail clinics, that’s not a simple question. Nor does it have a simple answer, as primary care doctors become increasingly scarce.<p>“You call the doctor’s office to book an appointment,” said Matt Feit, a 45-year-old screenwriter in …

Health Care

Israel facing questions after sniper kills Palestinian journalist wearing a vest marked 'Press'

The Israeli military was facing widespread questions on Saturday over why its snipers killed a Palestinian journalist who was wearing body armour clearly marked with a “Press” sign.<p>Yaser Murtaja, 30, was shot in the side on Friday afternoon while covering protests along the Gaza border and later …

Israel

Israel to launch Big Data health project

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will invest nearly 1 billion shekels ($287 million) in a project to make data about the state of health of its population available to researchers and private companies, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.<p>Almost all of Israel's nine million citizens belong …

Digital Health

Best Buy: On Track To Surpass $5 Billion In Domestic Online Sales This Year

Will last year's holiday season change the course for Best Buy?<p>Revenues have been down the last few years. However, it has been able to increase its …

Investing

Renting Out Rooms Made This Bank Worker a Billionaire

Takateru Kawano worked at an internet bank and helped set up an online brokerage before seizing an opportunity that would make him a billionaire.<p>In …

Real Estate

Self-driving cars will use flashing lights and weird noises to "talk" to pedestrians

Uber patent application signals a growing trend in autonomous vehicles<p>Over the years, human drivers have gotten pretty good at communicating intent to the people around them. A little wave of the hand, a nod, maybe some eye contact, and that’s usually all it takes to let pedestrians, bicyclists, …

Autonomous Cars

This serial entrepreneur wants to disrupt peer-to-peer lending, using blockchain

In Hollywood, you’re practically nothing if you’re not a triple threat. If you can’t sing, act and dance, you can pack your bags.<p>Similar to Hollywood, to succeed in the business world, you need to have a multitude of skills. From intelligence to trustworthiness, there’s seemingly an inordinate …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Elon Musk

LEGO ditches oil-based plastics for some of its toys, will use plants instead

LEGO's plastic superheroes, astronauts, knights, and ninjas are, like most such materials, primarily made from oil. Legos have been made this way for …

Investing

Home Depot Continues to Wow With Earnings Beat

Home Depot Inc. (HD) is still cashing in on the housing market boom, as the home improvement retailer beat Wall Street forecasts for sales and …

Here's Why Walmart's Online Growth Slowed Dramatically Over the Holidays.

Walmart Inc (wmt) reported a stellar holiday season if you consider U.S. sales and shopper visits.<p>But the retail giant’s e-commerce growth slowed to …

Same-Store Sales

Gap brand CEO Jeff Kirwan to leave retailer, shares fall

© Reuters. A Gap Inc. retail store is shown in La Jolla<p>By Nivedita Balu<p>(Reuters) - Gap Inc (N:GPS) said on Tuesday it was disappointed with the …

Amazon got bigger than Microsoft by beating it at its own game

• <b>Amazon officially passed Microsoft's market capitalization last week, and continues to outperform the market at large.</b>• <b><br>Amazon's cloud-computing business is growing three times faster than Microsoft's — and the potential market continues to expand.</b><p>When Amazon came online in 1995 selling books, …

Credit Suisse

What Einstein and Bill Gates Teach Us About Time Travel

Time travel has long been a staple of science fiction books and movies. But will we ever be able to build a time machine and beam ourselves backward and forward in time in real life?<p>In some sense, of course, we’re all time travelers: We move forward in time from one minute to the next. But going …

Physics

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Japanese researchers create tasty new banana with a thin edible peel

Researchers in Japan have developed a new banana with a peel thin enough to eat. According to Quartz, the researchers developed the Mongee Banana …

Spectacular dinosaur stomping grounds discovered just outside D.C.

GREENBELT, Md. — Some 110 million years ago, in the swamp that would become the Washington suburbs, a hulking, armored nodosaur trudged along a riverbank, leaving a telltale print in the mud. Its offspring scrambled after it, slipping in the parent's print. Other dinosaurs crowded the setting: A …

Dinosaurs

A Chinese satellite just used quantum cryptography to make an unhackable video call between Beijing and Vienna

The feat marks another milestone for the satellite, officially called Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QESS)<p>The Chinese “Micius” satellite has …