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DARPA Just Built a Robotic Hunter-Killer in Record Time

<i>Sea Hunter</i>. See <i>Sea Hunter</i> hunt submarines. Hunt, <i>Sea Hunter</i>! Hunt! Image source: Leidos.<p>Was it really only December that DARPA told us it was building a submarine-hunting drone-ship for the Navy? Well, get ready to be surprised.<p>Just four months after we learned of the existence of the Anti-Submarine …

Military

Three leaders from Latin America call for decriminalizing drug use

Outdated drug policies around the world have resulted in soaring drug-related violence, overstretched criminal justice systems, runaway corruption and mangled democratic institutions. After reviewing the evidence, consulting drug policy experts and examining our own failures on this front while in …

Human Rights

Police recover 9000 cannabis plants in Nelson-Marlborough aerial operation

Pukekohe, Karaka, Patumahoe, Ardmore Marist, Manurewa claim McNamara Cup rugby wins.<p>Police defend diversity spending, citing "invaluable" reach …

US agency reaches 'holy grail' of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk.<p>Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (Arpa-E) – a branch of the Department of Energy – says it …

Clean Energy

The favorite job interview questions of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 26 other highly successful executives

Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite …

'Three a Light': The Revolutionary Cannabis Growing Guide

"It's like I am talking to a bunch of horse-dealers about where they can purchase a unicorn. Nobody believes it, but everyone wants to see it."<p>This is the story of Joshua Haupt, Denver's own fun-loving, charismatic, low-stress father, gardener and entrepreneur. Haupt's line of business? Marijuana. …

Wanted: Licensed contractors to build in-house marijuana grow rooms

Medical marijuana is legal in more than 20 U.S. states, and places like Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., have …

These Portraits of Southern Blues Musicians Prove That Blues Is Not Dead

Freeman Vines, Luthier, Wilson, NC, 2015. Platinum print.<br>Wet Plate Collodion Photographs by Tim Duffy<p>1 of 10<p>Ironing Board Sam began playing the pump …

How to Help a New Manager Become a Great Leader | Inc.com

New managers need all the help they can get, but what is the first thing they should master?<p>Carol Walker, president of Boston-based management consulting firm Prepared to Lead, writes in <i>Harvard Business Review</i> about how new managers need to build their own philosophy right from the get-go.<p>Chances …

Leadership