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Bulb is trying to convince people to switch to renewable energy

Bulb founders Amit Gudka and Hayden Wood Bulb<p>London startup Bulb has a bigger aim than trying to convince people to download an app: It's trying to rethink how energy suppliers work.<p>Bulb is a green energy supplier, with all of its electricity and 10% of its gas coming from renewable sources. The …

Renewable Energy

Autotech Ventures closes $120 million first fund to connect automotive giants with startups

With no shortage of venture capital (VC) funds in Silicon Valley and beyond, one VC firm has elected to focus its entire effort on one fast-growing niche.<p>Founded out of Menlo Park, California in 2015, Autotech Ventures has set up shop with a specific focus on automotive startups, bankrolling …

Venture Capital

Audi knows millennials will have to deal with self-driving boredom

During Audi's elaborate introduction of its new (Level 3 autonomous) A8 in Barcelona, it also talked about the 25th Hour, a research project it says will "define the premium mobility of the future." Simply put, now that you're not driving, what do you do in an autonomous car?<p>The automaker teamed up …

Get Stronger and Stay Honest With Pause Reps

<b>Pause repetitions are a tried-and-true method of adding muscle and strength and should be a mainstay in any true strength-training program.</b> In this …

Sedentary lifestyle in older women 'ages body cells'

<b>Women who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day, research suggests.</b><p>Research on 1,500 women aged 64 to 95 found those who spent many hours sitting and exercised for less than 40 minutes a day had cells that were biologically eight years older.<p>As people …

Cardiovascular System

Peanut is a new startup from Deliveroo co-founder and former Badoo deputy CEO

Peanut — which TechCrunch understands will launch as early as next month — is a new London startup founded by ex-Badoo deputy CEO Michelle Kennedy and Deliveroo co-founder and former CTO Greg Orlowski.<p>Initially available for iOS, the app appears to be a social networking platform, designed to …

The 24 countries where female politicians have the most power

The report shows that the gap between men and women is narrowing more slowly than hoped, but also includes some fascinating insights into the role of women in societies around the world.<p>One of the measures of equality used by the WEF is political equality between the sexes. To measure political …

Erna Solberg

Overcoming the “Model Minority” Myth: AAPI Women Are Not Paid Equally

March 15, 2016, is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Women Equal Pay Day, the day commemorating that as a whole, AAPI women are paid only 86 …

Demographics

8 Cardinal Rules To Become A Standout Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is transforming lives as we speak. There are thousands of people mustering the courage to follow their dreams by becoming …

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

Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-E<p>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 …

Listen to astronaut Sally Ride discuss all the sexist questions she was asked by the press

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space. Her accomplishment came two decades after Russia had sent the first woman to space in 1963. It was a progressive step for NASA, but unfortunately, the rest of the country wasn't so forward-thinking about it. In an interview …

Space Exploration
Small Business

Lyft Raises $1 Billion, Adds GM as Investor and Partner For Driverless Cars

<i>This story has been corrected and updated. See below.</i><p>As the ride-hailing war continues, Lyft has found a new investor and business partner in one of …

Carrie Fisher strikes back at critic who told her to face being judged on her looks

Star Wars actor hits back at New York Post writer Kyle Smith, who sparked a Twitter storm after accusing Fisher of making ‘millions off being pretty’<p>Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher has returned fire after a New York Post critic told her to quit acting if she did not want to be judged on her looks.<p>In …