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This Young Female Scientist Just Created a Real Chicken Nugget Without Harming an Animal! - One Green Planet

When it comes to thinking about our food system, few people ever stop and question how their choices are impacting the world around them. We just see …

This element, essential to all life, is rapidly disappearing from the planet

Of the many things threatening the world’s food supply, the element with the ability to wreak the most havoc hasn’t made many headlines. Researchers …

Ecology

India’s internet users have more faith in content that’s not in English

Local languages are going to be key in convincing the next billion users to come online.<p>In the mid 1990s, 80% of the world wide web had English language content. By 2011, that share had fallen to roughly 27% as other languages—French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese—spread online. India’s …

Language

This Goa homestay is older than Taj Mahal

It’s just as beautiful as you think—and then some<p>In the still-quiet village of Loutolim in south Goa, the Figueiredo House has pride of place. The …

The Difference Between an Artist and a Business Person

Here are two points we need to recognize:<p>1. It’s okay to be an artist with business goals.<p>I worry most artists believe money is evil and business …

Making Perfume From the Rain

Indian villagers have found a way to bottle the fragrance of monsoons.<p>In India’s state of Uttar Pradesh, the village of Kannauj lies a dusty four-hour drive east of the Taj Mahal, the white-marbled wonder built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third and favorite wife. Empress …

Inside the Birthplace of Indian-Chinese Cuisine

When Chinese immigrants arrived in Kolkata two centuries ago, they put down roots and created a delicious fusion cuisine that blended Hakka traditions with the fiery flavors Indians love.<p>The morning air in Kolkata is thick with history and fresh with preparations for the day's meals. It is still …

Food & Dining

How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other …

Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare

In the fictional world of the video game <i>Watch Dogs</i>, you can play a hacktivist who takes over the central operating system of a futuristic, hyper-connected Chicago. With control over the city’s security system, you can spy on residents using surveillance cameras, intercept phone calls, and cripple …

You May Soon Be Able To Take A Drug To Prevent Depression

At TED, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman talked about pharmaceutical methods of preventing stress as a way to stop depression before it starts.<p>Right now, someone with depression has only two clinical options: antidepressants (that often don’t work particularly well) and therapy. But there soon may …

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before …

Ethnology

How to Be a Master Communicator

There are more ways to communicate with employees than ever. Make sure you know how to use them all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs need to communicate with investors, marketers, employees, influencers, programmers, customers and investors, among other …

This Low-Cost Greenhouse Is Designed To Help The Poorest Farmers

Greenhouse in a Box gives Indian farmers a cheap way to make sure their crops are safe from pests and heat.<p>For a small farmer in India, the last year might have gone something like this: She plants tomatoes, and the crop is destroyed by pests. Months of extreme heat mean that she can’t plant …

Amsterdam's solution to the obesity crisis: no fruit juice and enough sleep

The city is successfully fighting fat by promoting tap water in its schools, along with healthy cooking classes and a ban on fast food sponsorship<p>The city of Amsterdam is leading the world in ending the obesity epidemic, thanks to a radical and wide-reaching programme which is getting results even …

Tap Water

5 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams

When your head hits the pillow, for many it's lights out for the conscious part of you. But the cells firing in your brain are very much awake, …