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Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t …

Apps

The Bourbon Industry Was Opposed to Change. Then Jefferson's Bourbon Started Changing Everything -- and Winning.

Jefferson's Bourbon has upended the staid Kentucky liquor's heritage.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Trey Zoeller walks into Jack Fry’s</b>, a Louisville bistro founded in the 1930s by a beat cop with the winnings from a fixed horse race (or so the story goes), takes …

Whiskey

Makita’s rugged coffee maker runs off drill batteries and is perfect for building sites

Japanese company Makita has made a sturdy coffee machine aimed at construction workers<p>Japanese power tool manufacturer Makita is branching out into …

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water That Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic Bomb

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>After handing them their …

Norway to spend $13 million to upgrade 'doomsday' Arctic seed vault

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic island built 10 years ago to protect the world's food supplies, the government said on Friday.<p>The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is meant as a natural deep freeze to back up …

War

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

The Best Months to Visit Iceland (Video)

When Iceland's economy buckled under the pressure of a crumbling currency back in 2008, the island instantly became accessible to travelers with a …

European Travel

Why You Shouldn't Buy a Car in Cash

Just because you have the money on hand to avoid taking out a loan doesn't always mean it makes sense to do so.<p>A few weeks ago, two friends told me …

Badass? This Guy Was the Real-Life Inspiration for Indiana Jones

What would it take to inspire a character like Indiana Jones? Roy Chapman Andrews, the very personification of the swashbuckling gentleman explorer, …

Global catastrophe is just two melted glaciers away

In a remote region of Antarctica known as Pine Island Bay, 2,500 miles from the tip of South America, two glaciers hold human civilization …

Climate Change

US destroyer in South China Sea called 'provocation' by Beijing

<b>(CNN) —</b> A maritime dispute in the South China Sea flared up on Thursday when a US destroyer sailed near man-made island claimed by China, a move Beijing labeled a "provocation" and the United States called appropriate under international law.<p>The USS John S. McCain sailed near Mischief Reef in a …

China

H.L. Hunley: More clues uncovered in Civil War submarine | CNN Travel

War

Elon Musk Has Announced a New Goal for SpaceX, and It's Utterly Revolutionary

Leading the Revolution<p>Elon Musk’s SpaceX is currently basking in the light of its latest achievement. The company succeeded in starting a spaceflight …

Nature House...complete with Grow Your Own Figs... anyone?

The idea has yet to catch on in the UK but in Scandinavia, where the very first 'nature house' was built in the 1970s, the idea of surrounding your …

Scandinavia

The effect of Trump’s trade policies? Trade wars with China, Mexico that could cost U.S. 4 million jobs, report says.

Donald Trump's trade policies could shock the U.S. economy back into a recession and cost 4 million private-sector jobs if the Republican presidential nominee follows through on his campaign pledges in the White House, according to a new report.<p>Trump has said he would consider pulling the United …

Economy

'Vango' Perfects Inflatable Tents With New Valve Technology

<i>Vango</i> inflatable tents come of age with new AirBeam and valve technology. I test out how well they work in reality.<p>When I was growing up family sized tents were heavy, awkward to put up and only partially watertight. Watching my mum struggle to erect one of these monsters on her own put me off …

Camping

Airstream Basecamp Camping Trailer

Basecamp, Airstream’s latest camping trailer has been ready to sever you with its integrated kitchen, bathroom, bed and numerous features during your …

RVs

‘I Wish My Teacher Knew’: Kids Share Heartbreaking Stories When Asked To Complete A Sentence

Teacher starts a movement by asking her kids to complete the sentence, “I wish my teacher knew…”<p>A Colorado teacher who felt she was struggling to …

Forget Uber—Airbus Is Developing a Flying Driverless Taxi You Can Hail Via App

The company plans to begin trials next year and bring the technology to the marketplace within the next decade<p>Imagine a form of transportation that blends the ride-hailing capabilities of an Uber with the transportation freedom of a helicopter. Because that’s what executives at Airbus are trying to …

When it comes to parenting, be a 'gardener’, not a 'carpenter’

If permission to stop parenting sounds like the solution to surviving the rest of the summer holidays, then Alison Gopnik is your saviour. The US psychology professor and grandmother of three thinks too much “parenting” risks ruining your relationship with your children. It is also churning out a …

Parenting

Airlander 10, World's Largest Airship Dubbed 'Flying Bum,' Takes Maiden Voyage

CARDINGTON AIRFIELD, England — The world's largest aircraft has taken off on its maiden flight.<p>The 302-foot-long Airlander 10 is filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, can reach an altitude of up to 16,000 feet, and stay in the air for five days.<p>Manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles says the …

Aviation

These 9 Amazing Camping Spots Around Washington DC Are An Absolute Must See

Cherry Hill is the closest campground to Washington DC. Cherry Hill offers many amenities for its campers including hot showers, a laundry facility …

RVs

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

A 200-island park, littered with wrecks

Isle Royale’s Bill Fink made headlines across the country for sticking to his principles: when told to stay home by the government, he refused to leave his post.<p>Isolated and iconoclastic, Isle Royale National Park is something of an anomaly among US National Parks, with its territory spread over …

Lake Superior