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These photos show the devastating human impact of one evil conglomerate

“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.” When American politician, Henry Kissinger, described the reality of the US in 1970, he could never have imagined that this sentiment would still be prescient nearly 50 years later. But it is. Cue Monsanto<b>®</b> – an American …

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again and Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of Zico coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Warren Buffett Says If You Hire People on Intelligence but They Lack This Other Trait, Don't Bother | Inc.com

Warren Buffett gave some great advice a few years ago on key attributes to look for when considering job candidate<i>s.</i> He narrowed it down to three, but one is purely non-negotiable. Buffet said<i>:</i><p>You're looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they …

Employment

18 Exponential Changes We Can Expect in the Year Ahead - MIT Technology Review

<i>Azeem Azhar is a strategist, product entrepreneur, and analyst living in London. He is the curator of the weekly newsletter</i> Exponential View<i>, from</i> …

Innovation

The F-22 came face to face with Russia's top fighter and was at a major disadvantage

Two US F-22 stealth fighter jets intercepted Russian Su-25 and Su-35 jets that crossed into the US's area of operation over Syria on Wednesday, and it highlights a downside to the US's top fighter jets.<p>The F-22, with its incredible acrobatic abilities in air and all-aspect stealth cloaking it from …

Military

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Report calls for public inquiry into Gulf funding of British extremism

Henry Jackson Society says Saudi Arabia is ‘undoubtedly at the top of the list’ of countries advancing terrorism<p>Foreign funding for extremism in Britain primarily comes from Saudi Arabia, but the UK government should set up a public inquiry into all Gulf funding sources, a report has said.<p>The …

Saudi Arabia

If we stopped emitting greenhouse gases right now, would we stop climate change?

Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts and summarized …

New Leaders Propel Indonesia, 20 Years After ‘Wrong Advice’

For Fuad Bawazier, the financial crisis that moved like a wrecking ball through the Indonesian economy two decades ago remains a source of deep …

Asia

Our energy policy: stupidity, economic illiteracy, or sponsored obfuscation?

The scale and pace of change in energy markets globally is staggering. So why isn’t Australia catching up with the rest of the world?<p>As we dissect the Finkel review’s failure to give serious credence to Australia’s commitment to the Paris agreement, what is yet again missing from the debate is a …

Wind Power

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants …

Renewable Energy

If You Care About Cities, Apple's New Campus Sucks

The new headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, …

How many of Goodreads’ “Books That Everyone Should Read at Least Once” have you read?

There are just some books that everyone should read at least once in their lives. Some are beloved books from childhood, like <i>Green Eggs and Ham</i> and</i> …

Starving Yourself Two Days a Week Is Actually Not a Bad Diet

Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That’s 500 calories. I swear I don’t have an eating …

​Six Things I Learned Trying a Boxer's Workout | Men’s Health

“And this,” Algieri says later, “isn’t close to how I train.”<p>But it’s enough to show why boxing training has seen a mini-resurgence among celebrities (Google Adriana Lima’s workout), why Gleason’s is filled with sweat-soaked youngsters, and why this is a perfect changeup to your typical cardio or …

Here's how Warren Buffett pays such a low tax rate

Capital gains: It's not "income" until you sell<p>Last year, Warren Buffett reported about $11.6 million in gross income on his tax return, and paid $1.85 million in federal income taxes. His 16% effective tax rate already sounds low, until you consider that his net worth increased by $12 <i>billion</i> in …

Want a Billion Dollar Startup? Try These Industries, Says VC who Bet on Dropbox and TuneIn | Inc.com

Do you dream of launching a startup and having it become a multi-billion-dollar "unicorn" like Snap or Uber? If you do, there are few better people to listen to than Bryan Schreier, partner at the legendary Silicon Valley VC firm Sequoia Capital. In nine years at Sequoia (after stints at Morgan …

Venture Capital

A New Type of Farm Is Letting Us Grow 100 Times More Food

Think Vertically<p>Farming has been a cornerstone of civilization for a long time — even before sewer systems. As humans have evolved, so has farming. …

Future of farming: smart autonomous drones with eyes on the field

Farmers have another tool to help them in the field.<p>With smartphones in hand, tech-savvy farmers are able to fly heavy duty drones out to do …

The NBA's Secret Addiction

ESPN exclusive! How one performance-enhancing sandwich has spread through the NBA.<p>TRUEHOOP PRESENTS<p>by<p><i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's March</i> …

Luke Walton

37 Of The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Lines In Literature

"Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt."<p><b>2.</b> "We accept the love we think we deserve."<p>– Stephen Chbosky, <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i><p>Submitted by Carly Black, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I'll drift about forever, all my atoms, till …

Books

Saudi Arabian King Salman's nine-day trip to Indonesia is a worry for Australia

When he stopped over in Bali for some recreation after a stressful trip, his party booked out four five-star resorts. Ecstatic crowds greeted him …

The New York City Fire Department used a drone to fight a fire

Firefighters in New York City used a drone for the first time to help them identify the location of a fire within a building, according to The New York Post.<p>The drone, which is about eight pounds and equipped with infrared and hi-definition cameras, was used to pinpoint hot spots in a building in …

Drones

Airbus unveils an autonomous, modular flying car concept

Flying cars face many obstacles, but one of the biggest is accommodating all the parts needed to both drive and fly -- their designs amount to big, heavy compromises. Airbus and Italdesign want to try something different. They've just unveiled the Pop.Up, an autonomous concept that uses a modular …

Nintendo Switch Is a Console for Humans, Not Gamers

Could it fall on its face? Yes, sure.<p>Well here we are. The Switch, Nintendo's latest console, is finally here. The internet is flooded with detailed, measured reviews right now, so rather than publish another one of those, Motherboard decided to give the machine to the least professional member of …

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups

Buying a Drone? Get the DJI Mavic Pro

Here’s some simplified buying advice for those in search of a consumer drone: if you want to shoot high-quality footage but don’t want to invest in an expensive, Hollywood-worthy model, get the new DJI Mavic Pro. It costs a semireasonable $1,000, folds down small enough to fit in your coat pocket, …

Drones

South-east Asia: Sea levels could rise 'much higher and more quickly' risking 100m homes

Natural weather and climate phenomena caused historic sudden sea level changes.<p>The South China Sea and the seas around Indonesia rose and fell by …

Drain the swamp

Let us tell you about a recent day in New York City.<p>We left a meeting and opened our smartphones to call an Uber. A car picked us up within 3 minutes and took us to our offices in the West Village. A cab used to cost $25 for this ride, but now an Uber is $9. While on the way, Arvind jotted …