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Tentrr is turning private land into glampgrounds, with the help of VCs

If you’ve ever gone camping and found yourself thinking it kind of sucks, likely because you’re too close to other campers, you might be interested to learn about Tentrr, a three-year-old, 47-person company that’s promising to make it “dirt simple” to enjoy the great outdoors. How: by striking …

Farm-to-table

U.S. Needs China More Than China Needs the U.S.

To avoid Trump's disastrous trade war, three things need to be addressed.<p>Not one to be outdone by any adversary, Donald Trump has upped the ante in a rapidly escalating trade war with China, threatening an additional $100 billion of tariffs on top of the initial round of $50 billion. In doing so, …

Battle Over Oil Driller Tests Mexico's Efforts to Reform Energy Sector

MEXICO CITY—A legal battle over a small oil-drilling company is testing Mexico’s promises of greater transparency and competition made five years ago when the country opened its oil industry.<p>The company, Oro Negro, filed for bankruptcy protection in Mexico last year after slumping crude prices …

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Trump's budget balloons deficits, cuts social safety net

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday that envisions steep cuts to America's social safety net but …

The EPA Head Has a New Argument: Maybe Climate Change Will Be Good

As the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt chooses his words carefully, especially on the subject of climate change.<p>A longtime …

Vikings fans are determined to kill Eagles fans with kindness

MINNEAPOLIS — Everything here is purple. The signs that greeted me at the airport when I got off the plane, the key card to my hotel room, the wall-hangings splashed with SUPER BOWL LII at the Mall of America. The commemorative pennants you can buy at local CVSes with the Eagles and Patriots logos …

Something huge and hard went into Uranus and it got very messy

In the distant past, Uranus took an absolute pounding, say researchers, without even cracking a smile.<p>My isn’t Uranus full of surprises?<p>Researchers …

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China

NEW DELHI — Struggling to pay its debt to Chinese firms, the nation of Sri Lanka formally handed over the strategic port of Hambantota to China on a 99-year lease last week, in a deal that government critics have said threatens the country’s sovereignty.<p>In recent years, China has shored up its …

US Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> In case there was any doubt, the US Navy has confirmed that there is "zero training value" in drawing penises in the sky.<p>Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia …

Military

Two more Senate Republicans oppose health-care bill, leaving it without enough votes to pass

Two more Senate Republicans have declared their opposition to the latest plan to overhaul the nation’s health-care system, potentially ending a months-long effort to make good on a GOP promise that has defined the party for nearly a decade and been a top priority for President Trump.<p>Sens. Mike Lee …

Health Care

‘It’s Tragic, Isn’t It?’ Lonely Snail Is Rejected by Suitors Who Choose to Mate With Each Other Instead

Meet Jeremy, a brown garden snail in the U.K. who is struggling to find love.<p>Jeremy, who repels most mates because of a rare genetic condition that …

Gender-Neutral

How to Build a Deck

Follow these steps for creating a deck for entertaining and relaxing in your own backyard.<p>It's time to get started on building a deck, so you'll have it ready in time to enjoy spring and summer weather. There are a few steps that every homeowner, contractor, and designer need to ensure they build a …

Neymar's face left covered in blood during Brazil's World Cup qualifier against Bolivia

Neymar scored one goal and set up two more as Brazil turned on the style with a 5-0 thrashing of Bolivia in South America's 2018 World Cup qualifying competition on Thursday.<p>However, he was made to suffer for his brilliance after being accidentally elbowed in the face.<p>In the second half, the Brazil …

Wikileaks founder Assange reveals his next target: Google

<i>Editor’s Note: The source of this piece is the stellar reporting of April Glaser and the awesome people at Recode. It’s with great regret that we forgot to credit them in the original as the source of the story.</i><p>By now it should come as no surprise that Julian Assange isn’t a fan of Hillary Clinton. …

Sons born with fertility treatment 'inherit problems'

<b>Boys born to fathers who needed help conceiving have poorer sperm quality as adults than peers conceived without help, a study suggests.</b><p>The study, in Human Reproduction, looked at men conceived using Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).<p>The researchers said it confirmed the theory boys would …

Everything Google announced at today's Pixel hardware event

Kicking off the show at its hardware launch, Google CEO Sundar Pichai touted the shift from mobile to artificial intelligence that allowed for two-way conversation and natural dialogue. He described Google’s desire to build an ‘individual Google’ for each user before detailing some interesting AI …

Venezuela crisis: I flew to U.S. to buy toilet paper

Carmen Mendoza came to New York to visit her daughter Anabella -- and also to buy toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, beans, corn flour, tuna fish, mayonnaise and aspirin.<p>Mendoza, 66, can't find these basic goods in her home country: Venezuela.<p>Venezuela's deep economic recession has spiraled into a …

Venezuela

'Mars Mission' Crew Emerges From Yearlong Simulation In Hawaii

It has been a year since Christiane Heinicke has had an egg. Or been in a car. Or gone outside without a spacesuit.<p>Since last August, the German physicist has been living with five other people in a 1,200-square-foot, solar-powered dome on the side of a Hawaiian volcano in an experiment in …

In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?

<i>As part of the project</i> A Nation Engaged, <i>NPR and member stations are exploring America's role in the world heading into the presidential election.</i><p>For more than a decade, U.S. foreign policy has centered on military action in the Middle East. Often overlooked, but still critical, is U.S. diplomacy. …

Scientists Divided Over How Lucy Died

We know a lot about the life of Lucy, the famous fossil of <i>Australopithecus afarensis —</i> our ancient ancestor and bridge to the ape world.<p>Lucy was 3 feet tall; she lived in what is now Ethiopia and she walked upright. She ate leaves, grass and maybe nuts and seeds. She probably slept in a tree …

Dinosaurs

How Brexit Will Change the World

17 top economists, foreign policy gurus and historians look five years into the future.<p>The results of the Brexit referendum are in, and it is chaos. The United Kingdom is leaving the European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron is stepping down. The Dow Jones has fallen 611 points in a day. The …

United Kingdom

8 Horrible Work Habits You NEED to Break RN

You’ve busted your butt to become an amazing employee, from pouring over productivity tips in your free time to figuring out how to communicate like an adult at work so that you project athlete-level confidence on the job. Yas, girl! But a few seemingly innocent behaviors can shape what your …

50 Phrases That Would Immediately Turn Men On If Women Would Actually Say Them

By Holly Riordan,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1ZdKOwk<p>It isn’t hard to make a man hard. All you have to do is channel your sexy side. The dirtier, …

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Teaching Your Children All About Potential

I've been thinking a lot lately about how we can maximize children's potential. I was recently meeting with a group of parents and one mentioned that they were struggling with how to teach them about how to reach their potential. "Potential" is a powerful word- it's defined as having power or …

Cluttered is the New Clean: 10 Truths All Messy People Know

"You're born messy and you die messy, but someplace in between you get bullied into believing that you should be neat and organized," says writer …

Minimalism

Exclusive: Studies find 'super bacteria' in Rio's Olympic venues, top beaches

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant “super bacteria” off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on Aug. 5.<p>A man runs next to sewage system flowing on …

Brazil

Your guide to E3 2016’s biggest event live streams

By this time next week, an entire year’s worth of video games will be announced, teased, trailer’d, and demoed. E3 is a chance for some of the biggest names in gaming to show off what they’re working on. Even if you can’t make it to the show, every major press conference will have a live stream you …

Is a new cold war with Russia inevitable or is terrorism the real enemy?

• More sophisticated weapons are needed, and the EU should play a more effective role<p>There has been a plethora of articles and commentaries warning Europe about a resurgent Russia. There has not been many on the continuing threat posed by Isis in Europe.<p>Last week’s arrest in Brussels of Salah …