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North Korea

It's Not an Act

It’s no longer possible to pretend that President Trump is simply playing at bigotry, hypocrisy, and detachment from reality.<p>Over the past 24 hours, President Trump has delivered a concentrated dose of misinformation, self-sabotage, hypocrisy, and bigotry that stands out even by the standards of …

Donald Trump

Big Tech’s Lobbying Splurge Is About To Pay Off With The Tax Vote

Federal filings show Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft hit the gas on influencing tax policy this year.<p>Big tech companies and their top executives have been outspoken this year about immigration reform, net neutrality, and data privacy–but tax reform is by far the most important …

Immigration Reform

Good news, pizza-loving parents: Domino’s now has a baby registry

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the Domino’s delivery guy? That’s right: Exactly nine months after the pizza chain launched a wedding registry, Domino’s is launching a baby registry.<p>Couples who are expecting can sign up at Domino’s Baby Registry site and request everything from …

Weddings

Emirates has a new plane with virtual windows and “zero-gravity” seats

Start saving those pennies and tack a picture of Emirates on your vision board, because you are going to want to buy a first-class ticket.<p>The airline just unveiled its new first-class suites and they are, well, sweet. To make first-class guests even more comfortable in their private suites built …

Skin Care

Apple: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

For a company slagged for not having had a hit since the iPad in 2010, Apple had a notable 2017: Its wireless AirPods became ubiquitous around the country; the Apple Watch Series 3 is a bestseller; developers embraced ARKit, its AR framework; and even skeptics were blown away by the iPhone X. Apple …

Apple Watch

Airbnb: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Airbnb is an American home rental platform based in San Francisco that lets people list, find, and rent short-term lodging in 65,000 cities and more than 191 countries across the globe. Founded in 2008 by Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, it has done more than any other company to …

Hospitality

Google: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

When Google CEO Larry Page created a new holding company called Alphabet in 2015, initiatives such as self-driving cars and health tech got divvied up into new companies, and Google became an Alphabet division with a sharper focus on internet services and software. Today’s Google, now led by CEO …

Augmented Reality

Should Public Transit Be Free?

As New York toys with the idea of a congestion price just to cover subway repairs and maintenance, consider a more radical idea: What if it covered the full cost of taking public transit?<p>“If you were to design the ultimate system, you would have mass transit be free and charge an enormous amount …

Transportation

A Political Ad With No Penis, Beats By Dre Rises Above: Top 5 Ads Of The Week

A Danish power company believes in climate change, Heathrow Airport gets cute with teddy bears, and a German retailer looks ahead to Christmas 2117.<p>While we on this side of the Atlantic hear a lot about “clean coal” and the Trump administration’s obsession with fossil fuels, Danish power company …

Natural Gas

These Are The Digital Pills Coming To A Pharmacy Near You

While some have expressed concerns about patient privacy, proponents say new pills that track when you take them could be just the beginning for edible technology.<p>A “digital pill” approved by the Food and Drug Administration could be the start of a new wave of ingestible technology.<p>The recently …

Digital Health

Apple marks World AIDS Day by making it really easy to save a ton of lives

Go ahead and polish that Apple, because the tech giant has been using its powers for good. Over the last year alone, the company says it’s helped raise a record $30 million for the Global Fund, as part of its partnership with (RED). That translates to 144 million days of the medication that helps …

Apple Pay

Uber: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Uber Technologies is an American app-based transportation platform headquartered in San Francisco, California. Launched in 2010, Uber may be best known for pioneering the ride-hailing business, but the $68 billion company has much broader ambitions. In 2016, it acquired Silicon Valley startup Otto …

Profit

Outrank Your Competitors on Google with This 1 Simple Strategy | Inc.com

Search engine optimization has become a necessary component of any modern digital marketing plan. If potential customers cannot easily find your website on Google, you are likely forfeiting sales to your search savvy competitors.<p>The problem for startups and small business owners is that vendors who …

SEO

Pop-up penguins shock China zoo visitors

<b>Visitors expecting an array of exotic animals at a zoo in southern China were left disappointed when they were confronted with inflatable penguins.</b><p>As the first zoo to be set up in Yulin, Guangxi province, locals were keen to see what Guishan Zoo had to offer.<p>It had been advertised as a place to see …

Social Media

"Clash of Clans" maker Supercell banks on few games

HELSINKI: "Clash of Clans" maker Supercell will focus on a few mobile games and kill off those which it does not expect to become a top-10 global …

Russia calls US threat to destroy North Korea a 'bloodthirsty tirade'

MOSCOW: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that a U.S. threat to destroy North Korea in the event of a war was "a bloodthirsty …

Italy needs to do more against olive tree disease - EU health chief

PARIS: The EU's top health official called on Italy to do more to contain a bacterium that has ravaged olive groves in part of the country and for …

49 'facts' about health we often believe that are misleading, inaccurate, or totally false

These are just a few of the incorrect notions that we've all been told at one point or another.<p>But it's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most popular health "facts" that we've heard over the …

Wellness

Sean Parker Slams Facebook for 'Exploiting a Vulnerability in Human Psychology'

“God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains,” former Facebook president tells Axios’ Mike Allen<p>Sean Parker, the former president of …

Saudi arrest of Binladin family scion shatters royal entente

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Among those caught in the unprecedented arrests this week of top princes, wealthy businessmen and senior officials was the scion of one of Saudi Arabia's most recognizable families: Bakr Binladin, the chairman of the kingdom's pre-eminent contractor — and Osama …

Osama Bin Laden
Australia
Sustainability

Restaurants Are Returning Their Empty Oyster Shells To The Ocean To Rebuild Decimated Reefs

A partnership between a nonprofit and a waste-management company in Mobile, Alabama has already diverted 2.8 million oyster shells from landfill.<p>Producing up to 500 million pounds of oysters each year, the Gulf Coast region of the United States is a shellfish haven: The area accounts for 67% of the …

Aquaculture

3 ways plant-based biofuel can be more sustainable - Futurity

Following a few guidelines when growing crops for plant-based biofuel could make the process much more environmentally friendly.

Sustainability

Logically, how is it possible to use more resources than Earth can replenish?

Since the 1970s, humans have used more resources than the planet can regenerate. This is known as overshoot. The WWF Living Planet Report has …

China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now …

Design

Belgian start up puts crickets on the menu

Eating insects is common practice in many countries around the world, but in Brussels, a start-up hopes to add crispy crickets to the menu.<p>The …

Sustainability

How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

By Avery Friedman<p>Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset.<p>As the Scandinavian country …

Carbon Emissions