Elizabeth Johnston

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Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Supreme Court wrestled with whether an inmate sentenced to death under a system found to be unconstitutional …

China Is Now Using Rap Music to Recruit Young Men to Its Army

China is hoping that rap and rhymes will help recruit more young men to the world’s largest standing army.<p>A hip-hop beat backs lyrics like “Kill! …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Spain's King Felipe calls national election for June 26

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s King Felipe dissolved parliament on Tuesday and called a new national election for June 26 after a vote in December left such a fractured political landscape that no government could be formed.<p>Spain's King Felipe waits for the arrival of Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) …

Europe

Google says that YouTube ads are 80% more effective than TV ads

Want to know one surefire way to anger the TV industry? Tell them that their commercials aren’t all that effective. That’s exactly what Google claims …

All those office perks? They're ruining creativity.

It's a new year and that means new bean bag chairs. Chances are high that someone in your office — the Chief Innovation Officer, perhaps, or the Senior Motivational Poohbah — will decide that your firm is not innovative enough, not creative enough, for the year 2016. Action will be taken. Free …

Creativity

Complaints about a hard-to-find fare estimator on New Year's Eve forced Uber to change its app

The common response is to blame the riders who could estimate the fare and agreed to the surge in cost.<p>But this year, some riders found it hard to find the fare estimate option to know the cost in advance, leaving them to blindly accept the ride without knowing how much it might cost them.<p>Bob …

Honda just made a great case for hydrogen-powered cars

The Honda Clarity requires no gas, and it only emits water vapor from the tailpipe. Honda says the car can achieve a 400-mile range, and fill-ups will only take about three minutes (that time doesn't include how long you might spend actually trying to find a hydrogen station).<p>The good news is, …

Walmart wants to use drones to deliver packages

Walmart has now requested permission from the government to begin testing drones to deliver packages.<p>While Walmart has tested drones inside facilities, it now wants to begin testing the aircraft outside. So on Monday, the company applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for an exemption from …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

This lawsuit claims Chipotle has been deceiving customers

In April, Chipotle announced with great fanfare that it would no longer serve food made with genetically modified ingredients. On Monday, a law firm …

5 Smart, Sustainable Innovations Ready to Take Over the Developing World

A few creative, tenacious souls who have been tinkering away at monumental global challenges—clean water, sanitation, access to toilets, energy—are …

Entrepreneurship

Oil-Price Plunge Could Push Down Home Prices in Three States

The plunge in oil prices increasingly looks like it is here to stay, and that could be bad news for home values in three states that are most exposed to job losses in the drilling fields.

New Tesla earns perfect score from Consumer Reports

Tesla's new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' scoring system.<p>Consumer Reports rates vehicles on a zero-to-100 scale, but Tesla's high-performance, all-wheel-drive car scored 103.<p>"Consumer Reports had to make changes to its scoring methodology to account for the car's exceptionally …

Tesla

McDonald's cuts ties with chicken supplier accused of cruelty

McDonald's has cut ties with one of its chicken suppliers after an animal rights group obtained gruesome video footage that appears to show operators of the Tennessee poultry farm clubbing small and sickly birds to death.<p>The video taken at T&S Farm in Dukedom, Tenn., which the activist group Mercy …

McDonald's

A McWhopper Proposal From Burger King Takes McDonald's by Surprise

3 min read<p>Conflicted fan of McDonald's and Burger King? If Burger King has its way, you may be able to have the best of both worlds on one day, in one location.<p>On Wednesday, Burger King released an open letter to McDonald's, asking the larger burger chain to participate in a one-off collaboration: …

Burger King

Social Enterprise Impact Hub DC Startup Incubator

Beth Flores is a big believer in the power of creative minds to change the world. It’s that belief that has powered her career leading and …

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