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Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Meet the Lawyer Trying to Make Big Oil Pay for Climate Change

The attorney who won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the 90s has set his sights on an even bigger target.<p>When you want to sue the largest, most powerful companies on the planet, Steve Berman is the guy you call. He forced Jack-in-the-Box to pay $12 million for causing an <i>E. coli</i> …

Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance'

At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an area roughly the size of a football pitch, and so high that cranes are needed to reach the top; cast-offs …

China

Millennials Put a Choke Hold on the Fossil Fuel Industry

Chloe Maxmin and other Millennials pushing the Divest campaign are swiftly convincing Wall Street that investing in coal, oil, or natural gas is a …

China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China’s seminal science-fiction novel, <i>The Three-Body Problem</i>, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processor. He had already designed custom chips for the company he co-founded, Bitmain, that had made it …

Bitcoin

8 Websites That Will Help You Learn Coding Basics for Free

So you want to start creating websites of your own? Or maybe you just want to get better at editing your own WordPress theme. Is it possible that you …

7 Cryptocurrency Predictions From the Experts

<i>Fortune</i> convened some top cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bankers, and others to chat about the future of digital money at …

Bitcoin plunges below Goldman Sachs' target before rebounding sharply

Bitcoin is making a comeback after taking a weekend plunge.<p>The cryptocurrency dropped by nearly 20% over the weekend, putting in a low of $1,758 a coin before recouping some of those losses. It's currently trading at $2,048.<p>At the low point, bitcoin was down by more than 40% from its record high of …

A Beginner's Guide to Cryptocurrency Wallets

Bitcoin is a digital currency, so it is necessary to have a piece of software to manage your coins and facilitate transactions. The community refers …

Bitcoin

How to Get the Best Workout of Your Life—Without Setting Foot in a Gym

The great outdoors will lend you the only equipment you need.<p>Forget the dumbbells, kettlebells, or resistance bands at your gym. You don’t need <i>any</i> of them—or a gym membership—for your strength-training sessions.<p>In fact, you can get stronger in the exact same place that you love to run: Outside. The …

The Best Bitcoin and Ethereum Explainers

Bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency dominated by white men, seemed on the verge of disappearing after every scandal, crash, or hack. But …

A popular cryptocurrency could be using more than a country's worth of electricity

While Bitcoin has been on a continuous upward trend, it's major competitor Ether is following close behind. Despite last week's flash crash and Sunday's "fake news" market value drop, the price of Ether is back up, opening today (Wednesday) at $282.44.<p>That's up by more than 13% since markets closed …

Why Germany Still Has So Many Middle-Class Manufacturing Jobs

Only about 1.1% of the world population is German. However, 48% of the mid-sized world market leaders come from Germany. These firms, which I call “Hidden Champions,” are part of what makes German economic growth more inclusive: by my calculations, they have created 1.5 million new jobs; have grown …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Tesla's Latest Challenge: An Oversupplied Battery Market

Falling battery prices on the commodity market could put pressure on the Gigafactory that Tesla's investors are so enamored with.<p>When <b>Tesla</b> …

A renewable planet is almost inevitable

When the leader of the free world denies climate change and fills his cabinet with like-minded individuals, it's hard not to panic. The world is, after all, hurtling toward an irrevocable ecological catastrophe that threatens all of our lives. There may be a reason to be slightly less pessimistic, …

Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter

We've written a lot about the link between college and the workforce — and the kinds of skills graduates will need in the 21st century to succeed. One of the skills you need is knowing how to present yourself. To put your best foot forward in the workplace, and in life.<p>And so, as we started to read …

Time I

Amazon’s new grocery store highlights a huge hole in Donald Trump’s promise on jobs

The grocery store will allow shoppers to check in to the store with their phones, grab what they need, and simply walk out of the store.<p>The shopper's Amazon account will be billed for the cost of the goods. Customers won't have to stand in line, and critically, they won't have to interact with a …

How nature uses physics to make blue without pigment

Morpho butterfly. Credit: Kevin Walsh<p><i>Pigments are one way to be colorful, but butterflies rely on physics at the nanoscale. The Blue Diadem butterfly, found on the African continent, is roughly the size of a saucer with wings spread. These wings fascinated Radwanul Hasan Siddique of the California</i> …

Millennials are coming and they want sustainable investments

"Everyone is always so curious about millennials," says Audrey Choi, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing. "Especially in this space."<p>So when her firm surveyed 800 individual investors about sustainable investing in a late-2014 poll, it included a sample …

Deutsche Bank: not Lehman Brothers

Ahead of the European Banking Association's stress tests, Deutsche Bank's future seems shakier than ever. Some would even call Germany's most …

Germany’s New Driverless Car Law Puts Distracted Drivers Behind The Wheel

Under the proposal, driverless cars could also get a “black box” recorder to see who is at fault in a crash: human or machine.<p>Germany is rewriting its traffic laws to include autonomous cars. The headline part of its draft legislation is that these cars will still require a steering wheel and that …

Autonomous Cars

Walmart introduces line of “ugly” fruit to combat food waste

The largest grocer in America recognizes that beauty is only skin deep when it comes to “ugly” fruits and vegetables. Walmart is rolling out a line …

Agriculture

Solar: Efficiency is Irrelevant. Cost is King

You’ve seen many headlines touting “record new solar panel efficiency.”We get excited seeing those, too. But they don’t matter.Alright, that was …

Solar Panels

22 ways to cut your energy bills (before spending on solar panels)

Winter is here! Despite many Australians opting not to heat their homes to the point of complete comfort, many of us nevertheless will soon receive a …

Home Improvement

8 government conspiracy theories (and how they could be right)

<b>Conspiracy #1: The government is trying to control my mind.</b><p><b>The truth: The government has invested millions in mind control technologies.</b><p>Who doesn't …

The train goes up, the train goes down: a simple new way to store energy

The energy world is full of complicated technologies and regulations, usually expressed in a thicket of off-putting acronyms. It's enough to make your brain hurt.<p>So today, let's look at something simple.<p>It's a new technology for storing energy, an important part of enabling more wind and solar …

A RIVER ON FIRE! Gas explodes from Australian river near fracking site.

FACT CHECK: NASA Lithium Chemtrails Conspiracy

CLAIM<p>NASA admitted to dosing Americans with airborne lithium.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>On 19 April 2016, the web site <i>AnonHQ</i> published an article that purported to …

Fact Checking