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How plant food is transforming what we eat - and cattle farmers are furious​ about it​

The US Cattlemen’s Association is not happy. Ranchers’ ire has been aroused by a raft of new companies that claim to be able to produce the perfect burger – without using meat.<p>Earlier this year, the association took its case to the US department of agriculture, filing a 15-page petition demanding …

Agriculture

This Galaxy Has Almost No Dark Matter—And Scientists Are Baffled

If astronomers really have found an "undark" galaxy, it’s a strong clue that dark matter is real.<p>An unusual galaxy far, far away is stumping astronomers not because of what’s there, but because of what’s missing.<p><b>What is this thing?</b><p>About 65 million light-years away, the galaxy called NGC1052-DF2 is …

Dark Matter

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled water

Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water<p>The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular …

Pollution

The Hottest Sectors for Launching a Business in 2018

Starting a business is always a risk, but pursuing one of these promising sectors will improve your odds.<p>If only a good idea and a bit of luck were all you needed to launch a successful startup. The reality is that it takes a lot more. Timing, competition, and future market conditions can make or …

Pew Research Center

The Slow-Motion Catastrophe Threatening 350-Year-Old Farms

Sea-level rise might be causing salt to creep into the soil around America’s lower eastern shore.<p>On the lower eastern shore of Maryland, the stately Almodington plantation overlooks the Manokin River as it drains into the Chesapeake Bay. First surveyed in 1663, the expansive farm sits a few miles …

Sea Level

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an …

Global Warming

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

<i>This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Gotham Greens’ boxed lettuces have been popping up on the …

Why This Montana Farmer Grows Food Year-Round in Shipping Containers

By Isabelle Morrison<p>Kim Curren, owner of Shaggy Bear Farm in Bozeman, Montana, has worn many hats. She worked in the solar power industry for 15 …

Walmart learned a valuable lesson a decade ago — and it's a warning for huge companies like Amazon

Walmart went through some big changes in the mid-2000s, and it's a huge lesson for any company that operates on a similar scale.<p>Speaking to attendees at the National Retail Federation's annual Big Show in New York City in January, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon explained the company had not cared much …

New York City

Shipping containers create modern media lab at Bard College

The project cost just over $200,000<p>Stackable and transportable, shipping containers continue to be a popular medium for architects. But Bard College’s new media lab is not your standard prefab shipping container building. Yes, it’s got that corrugated metal exterior. Yes, it was built in mere hours …

Prefab Homes

This Apartment Remodel Puts Living in a Studio in a Whole New Light

Don't look at packing everything into one room as a challenge, see it as an opportunity<p>There was a "boulder" in the middle of this apartment. It wasn't your typical rock formation, but rather a mountainous wood-and-metal structure in the shape of a vaulted bed. Architectural designer Aaron …

High-end gym chain Orangetheory cut its cost per lead in half using artificial intelligence

More companies are turning to artificial intelligence to make their media buying more effective and efficient.<p>Since high-end gym Orangetheory …

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Books

4 Cryptocurrencies That Soared As Bitcoin and Ripple Crumbled

These four cryptocurrencies are up between 20% and 107% since the year began.<p>Last year, the cryptocurrency market was practically unstoppable. After …

How Tesla's big battery is bringing Australia’s gas cartel to heel

South Australia’s big gamble on grid-scale battery storage may pay for itself in just a year if it continues to prevent massive price spikes<p>• Giles Parkinson is editor of RenewEconomy<p>On Sunday 14 January something very unusual happened.<p>The Australian Energy Market Operator called – as it often does …

Energy

Carmot Capital: "The Next Crisis Won't Be A Flash Crash; It Will Be A Flash Flood"

<i>Submitted by Dr. George Sokoloff and Ted Parkhill of Carmot Capital and Incline Investment Management</i><p><b>THE STRAIGHT FLUSH CRASH</b><p><i>AN ILLUSION OF</i> …

How This 25-Year-Old Earns A Passive Revenue of $400K A Year While Traveling The World

It’s been almost two years since I left my corporate life in New York City to work remotely and travel the world. When I first left my apartment, job, and other comforts, I was terrified: I had no idea whether it was possible to build a business on the road, let alone make a decent living from …

Entrepreneurship

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Paul Manafort

How a Genius Thinks and How the Really Rich Fly

Your weekend reads.<p>The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of <i></i>Peaberry coffee, grab a seat on the chesterfield, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads:<p>The Tax Law, Just One Month Old, Is Roaring Through U.S. Companies: From acquisitions and equipment purchases to stock buybacks, firms are …

Country Music

After California pot stockpiles go up in smoke, what's next?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like many pot shops in California, the Urbn Leaf in San Diego bulked up its inventory before legal sales began on Jan. 1, stockpiling enough marijuana to last for months because no one knew what the era of legal pot would bring.<p>The shop, along with others involved in the state's …

Everyone at Davos is talking about 'Larry's letter'

DAVOS, Switzerland — Everyone is talking about "Larry's letter."<p>The Larry they're referring to is Larry Fink, the founder of the $6.3 trillion asset manager BlackRock who last week sent a letter to CEOs of public companies stressing the need for a clear long-term strategy and an understanding of …

CEOs

How NASA Plans to Send Humans Back to the Moon

The U.S. space agency is rigorously testing its Orion spacecraft in hopes of launching its first mission to the moon as early as 2019.<p>NASA has been subjecting its Orion space capsule to a battery of tests designed to tell whether the spacecraft is ready to ferry humans into orbit and beyond. So …

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

Writing

Elon Musk Just Gave a 1-Sentence Lesson in Accountability (While Explaining How Much He Gets Paid) | Inc.com

Elon Musk is at it again, making bold announcements that can't help but draw attention. This time around, it has to do with his tenure as Tesla's CEO and the unveiling of his astonishing CEO pay package.<p><i>The New York Times</i> reported that Musk ended speculation he might soon hand over the reins as …

Leadership

Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away

TANCÍTARO, Mexico — The road to this agricultural town winds through the slums and cartel-controlled territory of Michoacán, ground zero for Mexico’s drug war, before arriving at a sight so strange it can seem like a mirage.<p>Fifteen-foot stone turrets are staffed by men whose green uniforms belong …

Mexico

Investment Lessons From The Past 92 Years

The U.S. stock market has soared more than 250% over the past nine years.<p>The U.S. stock market in 2017 was a story of reversals. Winners in 2017 were …

Investing

France was the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food — and the world is taking notice

France is a culinary leader — both at the table and, more recently, in the trash can.<p>In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to prohibit supermarkets from throwing away unused food through unanimously passed legislation.<p>Now, supermarkets of a certain size must donate unused …

Agriculture

A high price for policy failure: the ten-year story of spiralling electricity bills

Politicians are told never to waste a good crisis. Australia’s electricity sector is in crisis, or something close to it. The nation’s first-ever …