Stefano Semprini

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The Best Way to Get to Petra Is on One of World’s Best Hikes

Named one of the best hikes in the world, the Jordan Trail stretches 400 miles, from the forests of Um Qais in the verdant north to the Red Sea in …

Hiking

The Coming Worm Apocalypse Should Terrify You

Worms may not be warm and fuzzy, but their essential role in many ecosystems across this planet makes them canaries in the agricultural coal mine.<p>You …

Farming

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

It’s truly fascinating how smart, successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and …

Freelancers and the Blockchain: Reasons Why Decentralization of Payments is Long Overdue

A study shows that nearly 6 out of 10 freelancers have had an experience with runaway clients that don’t pay for their work. And those clients that …

Honda will use electric bikes to test swappable batteries

Honda has teamed up with Panasonic to start testing the swappable rechargeable batteries it debuted at CES this year. The partners are bringing Honda's Mobile Power Packs to Indonesia, where they'll be used to power electric mobility products, particularly electric bikes. Indonesia is the third …

Electric Vehicles

When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists, and Vice Versa

What’s the best way to boost creativity on your team? There’s really no simple answer. Even the research is split on the best approach to take.<p>One view is that the key to creative breakthroughs is being able to combine or leverage different areas of expertise. After all, every innovation somehow …

An early investor in Uber, Airbnb, and bitcoin explains why it's actually a good sign that no one is spending their crypto

Jeffrey Wernick is a hard money advocate and an independent investor. His angel investment portfolio includes early holdings in Uber and Airbnb. Wernick serves on the advisory boards of DataWallet and Qtum.<p>Wernick started buying bitcoin in 2009, the year it was created. He says the fact that people …

Cryptocurrency

A $3.3 Billion Claim: Has Cardano's Blockchain 'Solved' Proof-of-Stake?

"Proof-of-stake is solved."<p>Even in an industry that's seen no shortage of grand proclamations, those words, issued by entrepreneur Charles Hoskinson …

A bitcoin billionaire is quietly building the world's first decentralized bank on this tiny, idyllic island

• <b>Plans for the world's first decentralized bank are taking root in Malta.</b>• <b><br>The project is backed by the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange,</b> …

Being a Good Listener Makes You More Likable and Productive. Here's What to Do

These strategies will help you stay focused on the speaker and analyze what they're saying to you.<p>Just about every communication guru on the face of the planet will tell you active listening is foundational for great interaction. When you do it properly, you focus on what the other person is saying …

The 12 Best Subreddits for All-Day Binge Reading

From retail worker horror stories to GIFs you can't stop watching.<p>If you’re looking for a way to unwind and laugh at strangers on the internet, …

Plastic pollution: Skipper describes horror at seeing ‘endless’ ocean of rubbish on Pacific research expedition

An experienced skipper who is currently sailing through the world’s largest ocean rubbish patch has described how her stomach “clenched” when she was …

How to secure Gmail and stop developers reading your messages

Google’s business is in data. The data it gathers from each time its products are used – from maps to search – allows it to personalise the adverts …

Electrifying photographs of storms... taken by a pilot at 40,000ft

Most of us know the horror of the white-knuckle red-eye: that dread as the plane is tossed about in nocturnal turbulence. But while passengers clutch the seat and pray, Ecuadorian long-haul pilot Santiago Borja sits in his cockpit trying to focus – not on the altimeter but through the viewfinder of …

UFOs

Solar-powered eco homes in Los Angeles assembled in just five hours

1/10<p>Living Homes Atwater Village<p>Imagine if homes could be built in a matter of hours instead of the usual months-to-years. Quick and efficient …

21 dreamy destinations where you can see the bluest water in the world

We may be smack, bang in the middle of a muggy heatwave, but that doesn't mean we can't dream of being somewhere tropical.<p>From hidden water holes in …

Mysterious source of illegal ozone-killing emissions revealed, say investigators

A mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to plastic foam manufacturers in China, according to an on-the-ground investigation published on Monday.<p>The chemical, trichlorofluoromethane or CFC-11, has been banned around the world since 2010 and is a …

Pollution

Stunning photos show the beauty of the 19 new UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe

1/<p>1. Colombia's Chiribiquete national park is a new entrant. The site some of the most concentrated plant diversity in the Amazon and is famous for …

The Only 2 Large Cryptocurrencies That Are Up in 2018

Despite a 72% decline in the aggregate cryptocurrency market cap since early January, these two virtual tokens are up 70% and 15%, respectively.<p>Last …

Photos of an Incredible Secret Rainforest Hidden in The Heart of Africa

The land humans forgot.<p>Atop Mount Lico in northern Mozambique is a site that few have had the pleasure of seeing – a hidden rainforest, protected by …

9 Companies That Want You to Travel — and Will Pay You to Do It

These companies really help you customize your work-life balance.<p>Believe it or not, there are some companies that will actually help their employees …

Employment

The 'Billion Tree Tsunami' is transforming northwestern Pakistan

Once arid hillsides have now become wide swaths of lush green woodland in northwestern Pakistan, where hundreds of millions of trees from 42 …

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

These Are the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy

Italy is home to some of the most spectacular, art-filled cities out there, but the country’s true charm lies in the countryside, where life revolves …

How You Can Build a Career in Blockchain

Hint: It won't involve a college degree.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past 18 months, blockchain has leaped onto the world stage and presented itself as the next-generation solution for many of the tech sector's most pressing problems. It's received influential …

Blockchain

What the left gets wrong about Jordan Peterson | J Oliver Conroy

Anyone who investigates Peterson’s work knows that his harshest rebukes aren’t addressed to women, but men<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of Jordan Peterson, the Canadian psychologist, self-help guru, and social media star who is also, if some media accounts are to be believed, a dangerous stalking horse for …

Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

The World's Leading Environmentalist Shares How Global Warming Is Making Us Sick — And Exactly What We Can Do About It

<i>We just wrapped revitalize 2018! Our fifth annual revitalize gathered together the world’s most knowledgeable experts and influential thought leaders</i> …

Blockchain Developers Are in Demand; UC Berkeley Has the Answer on How to Meet It

Blockchain Developers Are in Demand; UC Berkeley Has the Answer on How to Meet It<p>Most agree that Blockchain is the wave of the future. However, when …