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US outnumbered 14 to 1 as it vetoes UN vote on status of Jerusalem

Nikki Haley furious over resolution, describing it as an insult and saying US won’t be told where it can put its embassy<p>A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been backed by every council member except the US, …

Nikki Haley

Scientists have beaten down the best climate denial argument | Dana Nuccitelli

Clouds don’t act as a climate thermostat, and they’re not going to save us from global warming<p>Climate deniers have come up with a lot of arguments about why we shouldn’t worry about global warming – about 200 of them – but most are quite poor, contradictory, and easily debunked by consulting the …

Climate Change

15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Are Warning Humankind We Are Screwed

Human impacts on the environment are putting our future at risk, they say.<p>More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries warn the evidence is clear: Current and future human health and wellbeing are at serious risk from climate change, deforestation, loss of access to freshwater, species …

Tech startup Trouva, a marketplace for independent shops, raises $10m

Tech startup Trouva, an website that provides independent shops with the ability to sell online, has raised fresh cash from investors.<p>BGF Ventures …

Science may have just answered the question of how life began

Research into the conditions under which life originally formed has given scientists a lot of tantalizing clues in recent years, but a new discovery …

Republicans accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change

The Republican majority in the US Congress has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.<p>The row has erupted after a key polar satellite broke down a few …

Global Warming

Four Ways to Growth-Hack Your Startup

One of the biggest misconceptions of growth hacking is that it's a shortcut to success.<p><i>By Phil Laboon, CEO & co-founder of Growth Stackers.</i><p>One of the biggest misconceptions of growth hacking is that it's a shortcut to success. While growth hacking can be highly successful, it's hardly a shortcut. …

Marketing

50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur<p>Entrepreneurship is about taking the right risks. In the following slides, we spotlight 50 entrepreneurs who took a leap in the past year--and who can inspire us all.<p>West Elm<p>"When you enter a furniture store, the company hopes you sit and stay a while. Now West Elm is betting on it. The …

Startups

Sony brings its AI-infused robotic dog Aibo back from the dead

Japanese firm looks to rekindle its innovative spirit with reboot of pioneering robot pet after nearly a decade on hold<p>Pets are great, but in our modern hectic lives it’s increasingly difficult to give them the love and attention they deserve without paying someone else to do it. But what if you …

Robotics

The cost of installing solar energy is going to plummet again.

Utility-scale solar power costs could drop 60 percent over the next 10 years, provided the Trump administration refrains from tanking the solar …

After the end of the startup era

There’s a weird feeling afoot these days, in the Valley, and in San Francisco. Across the rest of the world — Denver, Santiago, Toronto, Berlin, “Silicon Glen,” “Silicon Alley,” “Silicon Roundabout“, Station F — it seems every city still wants to be a startup hub, dreaming of becoming “the new …

Startups

Apple's $1,000 iPhone Taught Us A Very Important Business Lesson

The surprising reason why it might just work for them.<p>Everyone is going crazy over Apple's new iPhone --- for better or for worse. Now, whether you like Apple or not, we can all agree that the price of the newly released iPhone is quite the shocker. That might turn off some customers, but I will …

Customer Experience

China’s manufacturers are enabling a new model of startup incubation

The current chronology Silicon Valley hardware startups typically follow is slow and disordered. But that could change with a new incubation model emerging from an unlikely group: China’s global hardware manufacturers (OEMs).<p>Usually, when launching a hardware business, startups make prototypes, …

We finally know how durian got so stinky

It's one funky fruit.<p>Durian, best known in the United States as a fruit so stinky it caused the normally unflappable Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame to gag, has an unexpected (though arguably as pungent) cousin. In a study published today in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, researchers sequenced durian’s …

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Dear Silicon Valley: America’s fallen out of love with you

Ross Baird Contributor<p>Ross Baird is the founder and executive director of Village Capital.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why this investor is ditching Demo Days<br>• The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative May Be More Important Than Facebook<p>Dear Silicon Valley,<p>You used to be the envy of the world. Over the last …

Silicon Valley

Science says IQ may be the best predictor of your potential to excel at work — and no one wants to hear it

"The key for us, number one, has always been hiring very smart people," Bill Gates once said in an interview. "There is no way of getting around that in terms of IQ, you've got to be very elitist in picking the people who deserve to write software."<p>Gates was talking specifically about Microsoft, …

Facebook's chief security officer hits back at people criticizing the company over fake news and ads

The new policy, first reported by Axios on Saturday, comes out of concerns over how Facebook ads sold to Russia may have impacted the 2016 US presidential election.<p>In his Tweetstorm, Stamos called out what he sees as "the real gap between academics/journalists and SV (Silicon Valley)," after …

Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising – and worrying – results

Greenland, the world’s largest island and home to its second largest ice sheet, is a land of ragged cliffs, breathtaking fjords and unimaginable amounts of water on either side of the freezing point. It has also, until now, been something of a mystery.<p>Greenland drew some pointed attention during …

How to Get More Instagram Followers: 12 Tips

Looking to get more Instagram followers without spending a dollar? Here are 12 ways to do it.<p>inlinevideo<p>Face it. Instagram is one of the hottest social media platforms on the planet right now. With 800 million users now using the platform, you'll be able to target your customers and drive business …

Social Media

Alarm as study reveals world’s tropical forests are huge carbon emission source

Forests globally are so degraded that instead of absorbing emissions they now release more carbon annually than all the traffic in the US, say researchers<p>The world’s tropical forests are so degraded they have become a source rather than a sink of carbon emissions, according to a new study that …

Ecology

Yes, There's a Formula for a Successful Pitch (and It's Not as Hard as You Think)

Take a step back and approach your pitch this way instead.<p>If you're a founder that's living the pitch life, you know how hard it can be to persuade a stranger to hand over a large sum of money and a little bit of their time. It's a daunting process that is nerve-wracking to experience but …

Startups

America's Top 7 Startup Accelerators and What Makes Each Unique

No two accelerators is the same. Finding the right one for your company is among your first important decisions.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup accelerators have been a critical component in the creation of thousands of startups, including such …

Startups

Data Shows Your Startup Probably Won't Last without These 3 Things

8 out of 10 startups fail in the first year. Here's how to beat those stats.<p><i>By Tracy Skousen (@TracySkousen), Senior Vice President, Relationship Partner/President, International, at Partners In Leadership and By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director at Partners In Leadership.</i><p>We've all heard …

Leadership

How I Turned My Side Hustle Into A Million-Dollar Business

If you told me three years ago that the small publication I started with a work friend would grow into a company with 13 employees, two physical …

Entrepreneurship

Professors at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton say their advice to incoming freshmen can be 'distilled to 3 words'

"We are scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale who have some thoughts to share and advice to offer students who are headed off to colleges around the country," they wrote. "Our advice can be distilled to three words: Think for yourself."<p>The letter continued:<p>"Thinking for yourself …

Uber Just Released Their First Pitch Deck From 2008, and It Shows What You'll Need to Build a Billion-Dollar Startup

The ride sharing platform is now worth over $68 billion. But it all started with this deck.<p>Despite its high-profile public relations meltdown over the past few months, the story of Uber's rise is still a fairy tale in the startup world.<p>In less than a decade, the ridesharing platform has become the …

Ridesharing

A New Roadmap to Renewable Dependence Could Eliminate 99% of CO2 Emissions by 2050

Far-Reaching and Inclusive<p>Setting goals to reduce carbon emissions and then figuring out a way to achieve those goals is difficult for any country. …

Fossil Fuels

Farmed Atlantic salmon escape into the Pacific Ocean

<b>So why are they being farmed in the Pacific if they cannot intermingle?</b><p>This week’s solar eclipse is being blamed for the escape of over three hundred …

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …