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Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Mastering PR, or how to make your business famous, without marrying a Kardashian/Jenner

<b>“If I was down to my last dollar, I’d spend it on public relations.”</b><p><b>– Bill Gates . . . maybe.</b><p>This quote is often attributed to Bill, but despite some time blown on research and a few shots at reaching the Gates Foundation media department, I couldn’t find any proof he actually said this. The line …

Public Relations

Americans make easy victims of 'entrepreneurship porn' because it gets right at the heart of what they believe about business and success

"The first word in 'small business' is 'small,'" said Morra Aarons-Mele. It's a descriptor that few Americans aspire to.<p>"We spend a lot of time telling ambitious people not to think small," Aarons-Mele added. That's why she thinks the prospect of entrepreneurship — and the desire to be the next …

Entrepreneurship

Harry Kane Fiver Spent In Off Licence In Merthyr Tydfil, Wales

Yes, they only bought £5 worth.<p>Graham Short<p>These are the serial numbers to look out for.<p>A rare £5 note engraved with the image of Harry Kane’s face …

Harry Kane

After EU, Saudi Arabia raises red flag over cancerous fungicide presence in basmati rice | punjab | top

Following reports of European countries testing premium variety basmati rice imported from India with traces of cancer causing fungicide …

Saudi Arabia

England's World Cup Coach Applies a Simple Mind Hack That Made Steve Jobs a Creative Genius

It's rare that a fresh idea comes out of nowhere. Here's how geniuses come up with innovative solutions.<p>A soccer coach can learn a lot about winning games by watching basketball. That's the philosophy that drives Gareth Southgate, the coach for England's World Cup team. By combining ideas from …

Original Stitch’s new Bodygram will measure your body

After years of teasing, Original Stitch has officially launched their Bodygram service and will be rolling it out this summer. The system can scan your body based on front and side photos and will create custom shirts with your precise measurements.<p>“Bodygram gives you full body measurements as …

Yes, Impostor Syndrome Is Real. Here's How to Deal With It

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like your friends or colleagues are going to discover you’re a fraud, and you don’t actually deserve your …

Is Academia Still Relevant In A Big Data World In Which Companies Lead The Way?

The “big data” revolution has transformed more than industry – it is reshaping how academic research is conducted as well. As computational quantitative methods increasingly infuse across nontraditional academic disciplines, they are upending the traditional balance in which academia pioneers new …

How India’s first newspaper exposed the corrupt British East India Company

In 1776, an entrepreneurial Irishman who had come to India to make his fortune ended up in the horrifying squalour of an 18th century Calcutta prison.<p>A one-time surgeon whose attempt to launch a shipping business in the city had gone wrong, James Augustus Hicky had been labelled a debtor and forced …

Why Apple Watch Series 4 will probably get better GPS

Apple took the wraps off watchOS 5 last week at WWDC, revealing loads of new features that we can look forward to this fall. Among them were some big improvements for runners: <i>Cadence</i>, <i>Rolling Mile Pace</i> and <i>Custom Pace Alerts</i>.<p>What I find most exciting about these new features is that I think they hint …

Review: Yuba Electric Boda Boda

Coincidentally, the day that I brought home the electric Yuba Boda Boda bike was the day that the city of Portland decided to start a major …

Netherlands to build world's first habitable 3D printed houses

The Dutch city of Eindhoven is to be the first in the world to have habitable homes made by a 3D printer, in an innovation its backers believe will revolutionise the construction industry.<p>Of the first five new houses to be put on the rental market next year, the smallest, with two bedrooms, has …

Construction Industry

How a cartoonist makes digital art

How to trick people into thinking you’re good at drawing<p>There’s a ton of tools for digital art on the market — tablets, styluses, drawing apps — but it can be hard to make sense of it all if you’re just starting to explore all the options available. When I first started drawing comics for my …

What You Need To Know About Postnatal Depression In Men

Vicky Clayton is calling for more support for new dads after her child's father took his own life.<p>A mum whose former husband took his own life after …

How to name your company, according to the go-to gurus of startup branding

Don’t be literal. Think about feelings. Tag lines are useless.<p>To create an effective brand in the startup age, you sometimes have to challenge established rules of corporate marketing.<p>That was the key takeaway from a talk given by Emily Heyward and Jonah Fay-Hurvitz, two strategists at the …

Startups

The most successful startup founders are older than you might think

The romanticized image of entrepreneurs is a picture of youth: a 20-something individual with disruptive ideas, boundless energy and a still-sharp mind. Silicon Valley has bet on this image for years.<p>But is this right?<p>Far from it, according to our recent research with Javier Miranda of the U.S. …

Making the desert sand bloom

Norwegian scientists have developed a treatment that can turn desert sand into farmland. During a trial in United Arab Emirates the "nanoclay" halved the amount of water needed to grow crops.<p>Part of our series Taking the Temperature, which focuses on the battle against climate change and the people …

United Arab Emirates

'Wild Wild Country': Your Questions Answered

Inside the craziest cult you'd never heard of<p>The latest must-watch documentary series to hit Netflix is <i>Wild Wild Country</i>, a six-part true story that's addictive, fascinating and such a strange tale it's hard to believe it actually happened.<p>Here's a quick recap.<p><b>Warning: big</b> <b>spoilers for Wild, Wild</b> …

Newton kills the ‘Sent’ folder to make email as easy as instant messaging

Awesome email app Newton has killed off the “Sent” folder to make email as easy as instant messaging.<p>When using Newton, your sent messages now appear right inside your inbox alongside everything else, making it easier than ever to keep track of your conversations. Here’s how you can start enjoying …

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Graphic Design

Bill Gates Backs Plan to Surveil the Entire Planet From Space

EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of …

Bill Gates

Think You Have a $1-Million Idea? Now Get It Off the Ground.

Catch yourself from falling into decision paralysis.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're sitting on an amazing new idea you can't wait to share -- what should be your first step? For Jeff Rose, an Entrepreneur Network partner, it is a matter of taking that first …

Entrepreneurship

Apple should open a university that's free for everyone

Apple’s ability to create low-cost products and sell them at premium luxury prices has landed them with a cash pile greater than the Russian stock …

Science Has Confirmed That Honesty Really Is the Best Policy in the Workplace

Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost every company claims they promote values of honesty, transparency and trust. However, as recent scandals have shown, what an organization claims and how it behaves are not …

Employment

Mexican actor Garcia Bernal brings call for end to impunity to U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - Actor and filmmaker Gael Garcia Bernal called on Tuesday for the United Nations and governments around the world to put pressure on his native Mexico to end impunity for corruption and large-scale killings.<p>Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal attends a side event on "Combatting …

This serial entrepreneur wants to disrupt peer-to-peer lending, using blockchain

In Hollywood, you’re practically nothing if you’re not a triple threat. If you can’t sing, act and dance, you can pack your bags.<p>Similar to Hollywood, to succeed in the business world, you need to have a multitude of skills. From intelligence to trustworthiness, there’s seemingly an inordinate …

The treacherous relationship between Pakistan’s intelligence agency and the CIA

How Pakistan has played a deadly game with the US.<p>There are no bigger victims to the clichés surrounding Afghanistan than the Afghans themselves. …

World’s oldest art is in Africa, not Europe | Letters

Didn’t you report 2002 that two tiny pieces of engraved ochre found in Blombos Cave in South Africa were the oldest works of art ever discovered, writes <b>John Picton</b><p>Given all the recent publicity about the attribution of European cave paintings to Neanderthal artists at an earlier date than expected …

Anthropology