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Is DNA divine?

The idea that biology has no purpose has been mainstream scientific thinking for a hundred years. But why does scientist Dr Denis Alexander think …

Media Literacy

How I Went From High School Dropout to Millionaire CEO in Two Years (And You Can, Too)

Five things you need (and five things you don't) to start a successful online business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article is written by Colin Wayne, CEO of Redline Steel, who is an Advisor in The Oracles.</i><p>I’m a high school dropout—no college education, no …

Entrepreneurship

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Big business, not taxpayers, should pay to clean up plastic waste | Geraint Davies

Plastic is destroying our oceans, yet big corporations are still being given money to produce cheap plastic. It’s time for polluters to pay for the damage they cause<p>A six-year-old boy, Harrison Forsyth, provided us with a much needed wake-up call last week. He called on the boss of Aldi to protect …

Tesla Powerwalls will power 50 homes in a community, ‘it’s like putting around $50,000 in your pocket’, says contractor

Home builders are starting to see the advantage of incorporating solar and energy storage products directly as part of their offerings.<p>One home builder in Australia decided to make solar arrays and Tesla Powerwalls standard in 50 “knockdown rebuild homes” and claims that ‘it’s like putting around …

Winter Landscapes Make Yosemite Valley Look Like Narnia

Sao Paulo-based photographer Andre Andrade was drawn to Yosemite Valley in part because of the landscapes of Ansel Adams, who in the first half of …

Photography

Tesla's Model 3: Unprecedented Price Performance Means Unprecedented Sales

Tesla’s (TSLA) all-electric Model 3 sedan is receiving glowing reviews. The Drive’s Alex Roy spent 50 hours with the car over four days and had this …

The Battle for Best Semi-Autonomous System: Tesla Autopilot Vs. GM SuperCruise, Head-to-Head

Being the best isn't just about technological prowess, it's about how well the designers understand human driving—and human nature.<p>Alex Roy<p>Alex …

Expand Your Marketing Vision With Lessons From Elon Musk

5 lessons on marketing and running your business from Elon Musk<p>The world is fascinated by visionaries - and for good reason. These are the people who run successful businesses, perpetuate innovation and challenge the status quo.<p>These are also the people we need to look to when running our own …

Tesla 100MW battery flexes muscles early this morning – delivers 70MWh of ‘stored wind power’, shows off fast switching

The 100MW/129MWh Tesla battery delivered in 100 days has begun testing. And – for the first time – on Thursday at 4:30 PM in Australia, early this morning in the US, the power plant delivered 70MW of ‘stored wind power’ during the peak electricity demand period.<p>Elon Musk, on March 9th of this year, …

Profit

7 Ludicrous Holiday Gifts For Nerds Who Want to Live Like Elon Musk

With a net worth rivaling the GDP of many small countries and a penchant for a lifestyle that’s equal parts Tony Stark and Thomas Edison, Elon Musk …

James Bond

This Entrepreneur Is Playfully Revolutionizing Renewable Energy

Jessica Matthews's renewable energy startup turns soccer balls and sidewalks into power sources.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jessica Matthews’ entrepreneurial light bulb lit up, oddly enough, when the lights went out.<p>Several years ago, in the middle of her aunt’s …

Uncharted

happier camper is a VW minibus-inspired trailer with a modular interior

<b>los angeles-based company happier camper makes this cute, volkswagen minibus-inspired trailer with a modular interior.</b> its robust and …

With a Single Tweet, Elon Musk Just Gave a Master Class in Effective Leadership

Last week, SpaceX made history. Then Elon Musk showed us what great communication looks like.<p>Last week, SpaceX successfully launched and recovered its first recycled rocket, Falcon 9. As CNN reported, this is "the first time in the history of spaceflight that the same rocket has been used on two …

A Company Just Announced That Tesla Will Be Included in All of Their Homes

A Renewable Package for the Home<p>An Australian company, home builder Arden Homes, is partnering with Bradford Solar and Tesla to give their houses a …

Elon Musk just made his smartest strategic move ever for Tesla

Yes, he's also a billionaire, presiding over Tesla and SpaceX, with plans to save the world and colonize Mars.<p>But when you get right down to it, Musk has never forgotten what it was like to live on the entrepreneurial edge. In 2008, Tesla nearly went bankrupt. Only a last-minute fund-raise staved …

Seven ways to teach your kids about money

From saving up pocket money when they are young to the heady day they receive a student loan, it is important that they have a grasp of finance<p><b>1. Show them the money.</b> It is never too early to teach your children about finances, especially as money can seem almost invisible to them at times. …

Personal Finance

Why You Need To Build A Story-Driven Business

What drives our desire to get better at telling the story of our products, services and companies? We’re used to thinking of story as a way to create …

The Top 10 Mistakes Meal Planning Beginners Make (and How to Solve Them)

The approach you take for meal planning makes all the difference in setting yourself up for success. Of course tips and strategies for getting …

Wrapify raises $3M from Avery Dennison to pay you to wrap your car in ads

Wrapify, the startup that will pay you to wrap your car with an advertisement, has raised $3 million in seed funding. As a refresher, the startup provides a two-sided marketplace that matches up drivers wanting to make some extra money with brands looking for a unique way to advertise. Eligible …

4 Lighting Principles I Wish I’d Known When I Started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we’re often told to shoot our subjects in open shade, but if you …

Photography

This robot suit allows disabled people to walk and gives workers super strength

This robotic suit gives workers super strength and it can allow people with mobility disorders to walk.<p>SuitX sells 5 different modular suits that reduce the workload of the user by taking the strain from your muscles.<p>The range of suits are available to buy on the company's website where prices …

A former US Marine outlines how to earn people's trust, in 4 steps

It's also hard to outline a concrete plan for achieving high credibility among your coworkers, other than simply turning in projects on time.<p>In their new book, "Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success," three military veterans do just that.<p>The authors — Angie Morgan, Courtney …

'Robot lawyer' that overturned 160,000 parking tickets now helping refugees

A chat bot that helped overturn 160,000 parking tickets is now giving free legal aid to asylum-seeking refugees through Facebook.<p>DoNotPay, which has been dubbed the world’s first robot lawyer, was created by London-born Stanford University student Joshua Browder.<p>The 20-year-old, who has made …

WHO chief: Air pollution link to 600,000 deaths in children

The director general of the World Health Organization has said air pollution is "one of the most pernicious threats" facing global public health today and is on a much bigger scale than HIV or Ebola.<p>Dr Margaret Chan told the Today programme that poor air quality was having a disproportionate impact …

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Monotony could kill your team. Here’s why you need to shake it up!

It’s human nature to get bored of doing the same things time and again. Situation becomes worse when you have a monotonous job to handle.<p>I can relate …

How my friends and I grew our side project into a $17,000/month business

In 2014, my friends and I set out to build the best possible web design tools. We built UI kits, Admin Dashboards, Templates, and Plugins. We’ve …

Freebies

Ikea designed a refugee shelter and it lasts 6x longer than traditional emergency tents

Ikea's nonprofit project 'Better Shelter' is providing safer, more dignified homes for displaced families. The shelter's design was also awarded the …

IKEA