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Twenty-Year-Old Shahed Khan Has More Connections Than You Do

Shahed Khan is a kind of VC wunderkind at the moment. At age 20, while many of his peers are either attending college or living with their parents, he’s working as an entrepreneur-in-residence with a noted team of investors at NFX Guild, a new accelerator program in San Francisco. (We’d written …

Startups

5 Things You Need to Know Before You See 'Spectre'

It's been three years since James Bond last blew our minds with "Skyfall." Now, director Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig are back with "Spectre," the 24th entry in the 007 franchise.<p>This new mission might just be Bond's toughest -- and most personal -- yet, as he travels the globe and takes on the …

James Bond

Climate change could create 100 million poor, over half a billion homeless

<b>(CNN) —</b> Rising sea levels from unchecked carbon emissions could drive more than 100 million people into extreme poverty and submerge the homes of over half a billion, two new reports say.<p>The studies have been released ahead of the United Nation's 21st annual global conference on climate change -- …

Climate Change

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

Earth's climate entering new 'permanent reality' as CO2 hits new high

UN experts urge immediate action to cut emissions as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are on track to hit historic high, up 43% on pre-industrial times<p>The Earth’s climate will enter a new “permanent reality” from next year when concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are likely to pass a …

Climate Change