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You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

Stop Using Your Debit Card

By Alexis Boncy in the Week<p>By Jesse Singal in Select All<p>By Cari Romm in the Science of Us<p>By Zaria Gorvett in BBC Future<p>By Patrick Thibodeau in …

Debit Cards

The reviews are in: Google's Pixel phone takes on the iPhone 7

Google has made a strong phone debut, according to the first round of reviews. Strong enough to take on the market-leading iPhone.<p>The 5-inch Pixel and 5.5-inch Pixel XL are the company’s first pure Google-branded smartphones, with the tagline “made by Google.” To date, Google has released phones …

Faraday Future’s fancy electric car plant will be one of the world’s largest factories

The 3.2-million-square-foot facility being built north of Las Vegas will have some nifty eco-friendly features<p>When finished, Faraday Future’s $1 billion electric car plant will be one of the 10 largest buildings in the world by usable volume. Roughly 703 acres of Nevada desert are being graded for …

The Panama Papers Search Tool Began as an Academic Skunkworks Project

<i>A version of this post titled “Panamania” originally appeared in the Cyber Saturday edition of Data Sheet, Fortune’s</i> <i>daily tech newsletter.</i><p>The Panama …

Volvo autonomous car engineer calls Tesla’s Autopilot a ‘wannabe'

Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous technology gives drivers the ability to take their hands off the wheel, while the car effectively drives itself on the highway. At launch, drivers didn't even need to touch the wheel to show that they were still awake and in the driver's seat. It's impressive …

30 companies are now making self-driving cars

There are now 30 companies involved in the development of autonomous vehicles, according to research from analyst firm CB Insights.<p>The companies were identified using CB Insights' investment, acquisition, and partnership data.<p>Apple, Google, and Uber are among the tech heavyweights looking to cash …

Autonomous Cars

This bizarre $15,000 electric car could transform your commute

A new all-electric car just hit the market, but it looks a little different than other electric cars you can buy.<p>Made by the Canadian company Electra Meccanica, the 2017 Solo car boasts three wheels instead of four and is built for just one passenger, hence its name, Solo.<p>The car is not aimed at …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla’s bioweapon mode is a stroke of genius for developing markets

Tesla today shared details of how effective its particulate filters are. Spoiler alert: They are so good, not only do they clean up the air inside the car, they make the world <i>outside</i> the car cleaner, too. It may not be obvious why this matters: The company is aiming squarely at a very specific type …

The biggest climate change story in the world this week is quietly playing out in Rwanda

One of the tricky aspects of writing about climate change is that it often involves tossing around tiny numbers with mind-bogglingly large consequences.<p>If, for instance, global average temperatures rise a mere 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we start losing coral reefs. Go up to 2°C and we risk …

10 Roads That Lead to the End of the Earth [Sponsored] – Feature

Even in the day of GPS, there are still lost roads. These are the most extreme and isolated passes on the planet.<p>Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Canada<p>Distinction: Northernmost road in North America, open only during the heart of winter.<p>In the summer, the only way to get to Tuktoyaktuk, a town of fewer …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Emotional Intelligence

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President Jimmy Morales has declared three days of national mourning<p>The president's former campaign manager allegedly contacted witnesses while on …

This is how many trees are left on the planet

The finding, with 95% accuracy, is about eight times more than previous estimates, but suggests that the number of trees has plummeted 46% since the dawn of human civilization 11,000 years ago - with the number once being above six trillion.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, was conducted …

Ecology

The Challenges We Faced As A Non-Sexy Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>You always hear about the challenges for tech and innovative companies when starting their company- from getting investors, dealing with competition …

Entrepreneurship

What the rich know that you don't: 5 secret saving tips

The rich, it bears repeating, are different from you and me. They, for instance, get to learn about little-known, but highly effective ways to boost their savings for retirement from high-end financial advisers.<p>But that information isn’t necessarily a secret; it’s just hard to find. Or at least it …

You can buy the only sunglasses made with NASA-certified technology for less than $80

From the surface of the moon to a crescent Earth, their eyes have experienced firsthand a grandeur that most of us will never witness.<p>But those breathtaking views come at a high price for many because in space, astronauts are exposed to higher levels of high-energy light, or radiation, compared to …

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We’re At The Beginning Of A Venture Capital Revolution

Backers of startups worldwide are looking for the next “disruptive trend” that can overturn industries. Ironically, the venture capital industry has begun to resemble markets that investors themselves are looking to disrupt.<p>Speculation about the “next dot-com bubble” abounds weekly; …

Venture Capital

5 Kinds of Nonbusiness Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Scan the unavoidable lists of things successful entrepreneurs have in common and you’ll soon see the importance of books. Pretty much every entrepreneur who has ever reached an enviable level of success will cite reading as an essential …

Books

20 Entrepreneur Quotes That Should Become Your Motto

Web design is a business – a wonderful artistic business, but still, a business. If you want to be successful you must have an entrepreneur mindset …

What Traits Do We Need To Succeed As Entrepreneurs?

Researchers and psychologists have spent decades working to dissect, analyze and zero in on the personality characteristics that are intrinsic to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial success. They have amassed a sizeable body of scholarly work in their efforts to understand which traits seem to be …

Interested in a Career in Venture? 6 VCs Tell You How

Spoiler alert: Even if you have a desired skill set, it's not easy to become a VC. It takes networking, business acumen plus founding a startup (or two) in order to be seriously considered.<p>Venture capitalists are the new rock stars. And discovering, then funding, the next massively disruptive …

50 People Share Their One-Sentence Inspirations for Becoming Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m obsessed with the back stories of how people started their companies. From 2011 to 2013 I read 197 books, dissecting the tech sector, which resulted in my first published book, <i>Hacking The Valley.</i><p>Recently, I created a Facebook group …

Entrepreneurship

5 Business Lessons From Billionaire Mentors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you scour the Internet looking for tips on entrepreneurship, you can read forever. Unfortunately, a <i>lot</i> of the advice is of mixed quality and comes from people who haven’t necessarily succeeded at anything. To me, the “who” behind the …

Entrepreneurship

How Going on Welfare Made Me an Entrepreneur

My business sense was born from a place I didn't expect: Desperation.<p>About 17 years ago, I moved to New York City to join a large nonprofit. It was a dream come true for me. Over the following 13 years, I received an excellent education worth far more than any MBA, and learned from outstanding …

Criminology

How to educate your child to be an entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Me and Richard Branson, the boss of mighty Virgin empire, share something in common. We both started our businesses at school. His was a scrappy school …

Entrepreneurship

The 22 books you should read before you quit your job to start a business

I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with.<p>He's still in the field of architecture, and it was the first time we'd seen each other since I'd given up on the industry in favor of entrepreneurship.<p>During his visit we talked a lot about the Architecture industry as a whole, our …

Self-improvement

The fabulous forties – the perfect age to start a business

Winning new business,Guardian Small Business Network,Business,Small business,Entrepreneurs,Work & careers,Money,Life and style<p>With experience, networks and (hopefully) capital accrued, there’s a reason the average first-time entrepreneur is a fortysomething<p>• Read more in our entrepreneurs through …

Small Business