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Here’s What the Best Entrepreneurs Understand About Failure

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Driverless Cars Will Be Part of a $7 Trillion Market by 2050

A new study from Intel and the research firm Strategy Analytics claims that driverless vehicles will be behind $7 trillion worth of economic activity …

Autonomous Vehicle

How China is leading the world in solar energy production

In light of Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, China could present itself as a new leader in the fight against climate …

Carbon Emissions

The inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, outlines its three biggest threats

The World Wide Web turned 28 today. But rather than celebrate, its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, used the occasion to lay out what he sees as its greatest challenges.<p>Specifically, Berners-Lee points to three threats: the loss of control of personal data, the spread of misinformation, and lack of …

Fake News

You need the 'nudge': how to make people reply to your emails

Why do we do the things we do? Outside of a lab, therapist’s office or university philosophy department, observing our own actions and pondering what …

Behavioral Economics

Neuroscience has identified why some works of art become universal phenomenons

What music we love is usually a matter of personal taste. But there are some works of art that seem to transcend differences in personal aesthetics and rise to universal acclaim. Over the past 18 months, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop musical <i>Hamilton</i> has emerged as one such cultural phenomenon.<p>What …

Psychology

Your Basic Guide to Startup Investing

When Snap went public last week, we saw investors cash out nearly $1 billion.<p>So it’s not surprising that people’s interest to invest in startups has …

Read the Sweet Letters These Apple, Nike, and Hyatt Execs Wrote to Their Daughters

Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president for retail at Apple and the former CEO of Burberry, has one big piece of advice for her two daughters Sommer …

IBM Sets Sight on Quantum Computing

After laying the groundwork for offerings in emerging tech categories like artificial intelligence (see: Watson) and blockchain (see: Hyperledger and …

How an army of postmen is turning China's rural stores into the world's largest retail network

Lou Wener works damn hard. "Five am to 10pm, seven days a week, including national holidays," the 45-year-old shopkeeper says distractedly behind the …

Three Little-Known Spanish Architects Win Architecture’s Top Prize

RIP, starchitecture. And good riddance.<p>Catalonian architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta, of RCR Arquitectes, are the winners of the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The commendation–akin to the industry’s Nobel Prize–goes to a firm that has quietly reinvented regional design. …

From Corntassel To Peachtree: Which U.S. Megaregion Do You Belong To?

These state lines reflect a new reality.<p>Many of America’s state lines were drawn centuries ago–whether because of King George’s whims, political compromises, or just for the sake of it. Some borders were even established before American colonists settled the area. But if you redraw them completely …

Apple shares just closed at their highest price ever

The most valuable US public company in the world surpassed its all-time top closing share price, closing at $133.29 today (Feb. 13). It just edged out its previous high, $133, from February 2, 2015.<p>Apple’s shares popped Feb. 1 after the company’s bumper earnings report the previous day. Share …

Market Capitalization

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Job Growth Heats Up in January Employment Report

Even in January, the job market was heating up.<p>Employers added 227,000 positions in the month, which was significantly higher than forecast. The jobs …

You Can Reprint This Paper 80 Times Without A Drop Of Ink

Printing with UV light is much more environmentally friendly than ink-based papers today. But will human factors get in the way?<p>About 40% of the trash in our landfills is paper and cardboard. And while a lot of that is obviously packing materials, plenty of it comes from our offices. In fact, the …

Amazon’s Alexa isn’t the future of AI—it’s a glorified radio clock, and stupid otherwise

Sometimes Alexa forgets to wake me up in the morning; other times, if the volume hasn’t been turned up all the way, I’ll wake up half an hour late to an alarm that is only one tenth as loud as I want it. But if she loses connection to my WiFi at 3 am, she’ll definitely let me know right away. If …

Smart Homes

The Trump Administration Is Scaring Scientists So Much That They’re Running For Office

Because politicians are messing with science, scientists have decided to mess back. A new organization, 314 Action, wants to help them get elected–starting right now.<p>Shaughnessy Naughton, is a trained chemist. She has also twice ran–unsuccessfully–for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th district. In …

Trump Administration

A Guide To The $13.4 Billion Biodesign Industry

Biodesign is a quickly growing field, and it will rely on designers as much as scientists. Here’s our guide to what you need to know.<p>Synthetic biology is a rapidly growing market, expected to reach $13.4 billion by 2019. Often called bioengineering or biodesign, the field is increasingly relevant …

China’s Xi is no answer to Trump

China’s President Xi Jinping visited Davos and the United Nations office in Geneva this month, portraying himself as a defender of global order on issues ranging from climate change to peace, as the world anticipates the new Trump administration. Some lapped up this latest “soft power” charm …

China

Scientists have achieved a 60-year-old dream to engineer life with an alien genetic code

All of life, as we know it, is created from the same four letters: A, T, G, and C. These letters form the basis of DNA, and the way they are laid out in our genetic code is what makes you unique from the trillions of other life forms on Earth.<p>But what if we were to add just two more letters to the …

Genetics

The most complex problem in physics could be solved by machines with brains

I work in computational quantum condensed-matter physics: the study of matter, materials, and artificial quantum systems. Complex problems are our thing.<p>Researchers in our field are working on hyper-powerful batteries, perfectly efficient power transmission, and ultra-strong materials—all important …

Machine Learning

Silicon Valley is right—our jobs are already disappearing

Stephen Hawking says that “we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity” and that the “rise of artificial intelligence is likely to extend job destruction deep into the middle classes, with only the most caring, creative, or supervisory roles remaining.”<p>Sam Hinkie, the …

Silicon Valley

The fiery partnership between two great psychologists can help explain why some relationships fall apart

They say that opposites attract. But we all know opposites can also repel. They both complement and combust—and this tension is at the center of Michael Lewis’s new book, <i>The Undoing Project</i>.<p><i>The Undoing Project</i> offers a keen-eyed look at the complex partnership between the great psychologists Daniel …

Psychology

From driverless cars to space tourism: what's the future of transport?

Sadie Morgan<p><b>Founder, DRMM Architects; Design Chair, HS2</b><p>"In ten years' time, public transport will be swift and ticketless, automatically identifying …

Chris Grayling

Americans overwhelmingly support clean energy, even if their new president doesn’t

Throughout his campaign to become president of the United States, Donald Trump promised to bring back coal jobs and pump up fossil fuel production. The promises won him points in some constituencies, but his plans are in direct confrontation with the opinion of a majority of Americans—especially …

Fossil Fuels