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Do you feel like you need to upgrade your light switches to touchscreens?

One of the biggest challenges facing smart home gadgets is the light switch. Light switches are dead simple. They work instantly. And everyone knows how to use them. No smart home gadget can make all of those claims — and so far, there’s no object as dead simple as the light switch to control all …

Habit shows at CES 2017 how to use blood to know what you should eat

For $299, a company called Habit will analyze your biometrics and recommend food plans for you to lose weight. The start-up will also offer meal delivery and health coaching.<p>A diet might make the weight melt off one person, while someone else eating the same food could gain some pounds. A startup …

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …

Top 8 Web Design Trends Your Startup Needs to Stand Out in 2017

Trends are eminent changes that usually occur in every creative industry, and web design is no different. The web design industry is constantly …

Futuristic power plant complex generates clean power through wind, solar and geothermal energy

A newly designed futuristic power plant complex, EXOSPHERE, pioneers a unique paradigm for sustainable buildings in the Dominican Republic. Four wind …

Nasa and Stephen Hawking are working on a nano-starship that can travel 1/5th the speed of light

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light.<p>If successful, the …

This is how you persuade a VC to give you millions

How do you persuade a venture capitalist to give you money?<p>Traditionally, startup founders prepare a deck of slides and make a formal presentation to a VC fund in the hopes of getting an investment. But it turns out that "the pitch" and "the deck" are only a small part of what VCs really think …

Venture Capital

All about creating a startup pitch deck to raise funding

A good pitch can significantly increase your chance to raise money from investors.<p>Notably, Airbnb was turned down multiple times by investors until …

I Gave Up Added Sugar For A Week And I Am Effing Starving

We all know sugar is the Devil. Over the past few years, food experts and researchers have shown us that the sweet stuff is one of the worst …

Elon Musk is racing to get Tesla's Gigafactory battery plant completed early

On a lonely mountain plain half an hour east of Reno, off a street named Electric Avenue, Tesla Motors Co. is building a massive battery plant called Gigafactory 1.<p>It's a huge bet for a company known for taking risks: When it's fully up and running, the $5-billion plant will almost double the …

Tesla

15 of the world's most terrifying airport runways

From a Caribbean island where the runway ends right at a popular beach to a runway made entirely of ice in Antarctica, here are 15 of the most terrifying airport runways around the world.

Airports

Meanwhile, in Outer Space

NASA releases more than 1,300 unprocessed images of Juno’s Jupiter approach.<p>If humans paused to marvel at each of the technological miracles that shape our understanding of the universe in 2016, we would be in a constant state of stupefied wonder.<p>Instead, most of us are able to go about our lives …

Astronomy

The 10 Best Fat Burning Eating Tips

If you want to get more from your diet by burning fat while feeding your muscles, here are 10 eating tips to burn more fat. Though these tips focus …

July sky guide: Saturn's rings, Centaurus and a last-chance comet - Science News - ABC News

July is the perfect time to dust off any old telescopes and have a good look at Saturn's rings.<p>If you don't have a telescope there's plenty to see …

Juno Enters Orbit Around Jupiter

<b>UPDATE: NASA's Juno mission has completed its main engine burn and entered orbit around Jupiter.</b><p>NASA's Juno mission, launched nearly five years ago, …

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

Books

Human Population Growth and Extinction

We're in the midst of the Earth’s sixth mass extinction crisis. Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson estimates that 30,000 species per year (or three …

China Is Predicted to Announce The World's First 100 PetaFLOPS Computer Tomorrow

The supercomputer race might have just been won.<p>Experts are reporting that China will announce tomorrow that it's built the world's first 100 …

Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn

Unprecedented temperature levels mean more heatwaves, flooding, wildfires and hurricanes as experts say global warming is here and affecting us now<p>May was the 13th month in a row to break temperature records according to figures published this week that are the latest in 2016’s string of incredible …

The South China Sea feud is taking a serious toll on fish and reefs

They say the hostility harbored by rival claimants, and the resultant lack of intergovernmental cooperation, has prevented any meaningful projects to combat illegal fishing, the over exploitation of fisheries, poaching of sea creatures and destruction of coral reefs.<p>The South China Sea, one of the …

China

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Lithium-Ion Will Be Tough To Beat, Says Argonne Battery Whiz

People who are working on next-generation batteries often put lithium-ion down, saying the current technology is too costly, too flammable, or too limited to meet the clean energy and clean transportation demands of the future.<p>But four years into a five-year effort to develop a better battery at …

Clean Energy

3 Secrets of the Best Designed Websites in the World

Are there any secrets we can learn from the best designed websites in the world? Yes. In this article, you will learn about three main practices you …

Primed To Perform: The Science Behind Building A Legendary Workplace Culture

Lindsay McGregor is the cofounder and CEO at Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high-performing, adaptive cultures. She is also the co-author of a <i>New York Times</i> Best Seller, <i>Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation</i>. …

Correction: China-Electric Car Dreams story

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — SHENZHEN, China (AP) — In an article April 20 about electric vehicle manufacturer BYD Co.'s plans for the U.S. market, The …

Police to recommend Caitlyn Jenner face manslaughter charges for car crash

Caitlyn Jenner could face manslaughter charges following a February car crash that killed one and injured seven.<p>Sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Jenner for the fatal crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.<p>Los Angeles County …

Amazon Tests Local Pickup With Seattle-Based Deals Service “Treasure Truck”

Amazon announced this morning the launch of a unique – if somewhat odd – new service it’s calling “Treasure Truck,” which introduces a different way for customers to shop from Amazon.com. The company is driving around a truck filled with in-demand, limited-quantity products on sale for that day …

eCommerce

Sustainable kettle brews up a Kickstarter storm

Sleek, chic and streamlined: that's the James Dyson Award-winning Miito, a new kind of kettle that looks nothing like a kettle at all. The rod-and-plate ensemble uses induction technology to save power and water by heating up precisely the amount of water you need and no more.<p>The kettle was …

Rich, cultured, and lonely: How India’s rising class looks for love now

In urban India’s new cultural hierarchy, the top rung is reserved for the global Indian: The foreign-educated, career-oriented, well-read, well-paid, well-travelled and socially savvy men and women who are held up by an increasingly aspirational society as the embodiment of success.<p>The deeper the …