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8 Things You Should Never, Ever Include in a Pitch Deck

You have perfected your pitch and are feeling confident. But before you step into that big meeting, there are a few common stumbling blocks you should be aware of.<p>We asked eight YEC what you should never, ever include on those slides (no matter how tempting).

CNN exclusive: From Glasgow girl to 'bedroom radical' and ISIS bride

In November of last year, 19-year-old Aqsa Mahmood gave her father, Muzaffar, a long hug goodbye. He remembers, he says, because she looked especially beautiful. He remarked upon it to his wife, saying there was something different about his daughter.<p>The night before, she had asked her sisters to …

7 things the iWatch needs to do if Apple wants to win

We don't know much of anything about Apple's upcoming smartwatch, or even if such a thing exists. But as hype, rumors, and expectations reach the pre-release fever pitch we've come to associate with a new Apple product, it seems all but certain that Tim Cook will take the stage this fall to …

Science Shows Why Peeing In The Pool Is Even Yuckier Than You Thought

In the summertime, when the weather is fine, you may have swimming on your mind. A swimming pool dip can cool you off. But some other bodily functions may produce unhealthy chemical reactions. Urinating in a chlorinated pool can lead to small amounts of chemicals that might irritate your lungs, …

Three Reasons Google Might Be Serious About The Grid

Why would Google want to create an internal group to develop software and other technology for managing the electrical grid?<p>In many ways, it’s a risky idea.<p>The primary customers are utilities, which tend to be slow, demanding and cheap. Every decision they make must be run through the gamut of …

China's trade surplus rises to $36bn in May

<b>China's exports grew in May but a drop in imports signalled a possible weakening of demand in the world's second-largest economy.</b><p>The country's exports rose by 7% in May compared with 12 months before. But imports fell by 1.6% on a year earlier.<p>It meant the nation's trade surplus widened sharply to …

Economy

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

The Biggest Thing In The Universe Is So Gigantic It Shouldn't Exist At All (VIDEO)

What's the biggest known structure in the universe?<p>Astronomers used to think it was a "filament" of galaxies known as the Sloan Great Wall. But recent research suggests a different structure is even bigger -- and its size has astronomers scratching their heads.<p>Meet the Hercules-Corona Borealis …