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Behold The Most Hilarious Wildlife Photos of 2017

Wildlife photographer Tibor Kércz would spend a few nights each year camped out in a tent near a tree, hoping to capture photos of little owls and …

Here Are All the Companies We Know That Have Ordered Tesla's Electric Semi Truck

Tesla's (TSLA) electric semi truck had been shrouded in mystery before its debut last month. Since then it has received preorders from more than a …

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of …

Proxima Centauri

This 1 Rule Will Seriously Up Your Company's Innovation Game | Inc.com

One of the things I always get asked about from the companies I work with is how to manage their innovation resources. Should they bet big on an unproven, but possibly breakthrough idea? Or focus on improving the products that they already know their customers want? Or maybe leveraging existing …

Innovation

Three takeaways as bitcoin futures begin trade

Increased liquidity from institutional investors and more leverage are likely outcomes as bitcoin futures go live, explains Andrew Au, CEO of AGDelta.

Cryptocurrency

U.K. to Pledge $24 Million for Trade Development in 51 Countries

The U.K. government will donate 18 million pounds ($24 million) in trade development aid to 51 of the world’s poorest countries, the Department of …

World Economy

California in flames

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the 2017 California wildfire season is the worst on record.<p>California is …

ScienceAlert Deals: These 10 Tech Gifts Are All on Sale For Christmas

In case you need some inspiration.<p>Black Friday has come and gone, and the holidays are right around the corner - that means it's crunch time for gift …

3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a …

NASA receives transmission from a spacecraft that’s 13 billion miles away from Earth

Nasa has picked up a transmission from a spacecraft that’s 13 billion miles away from Earth.<p>The Voyager 1 probe has been zooming through the void for …

The Libyan Slave Trade Has Shocked the World. Here’s What You Should Know

A video of men appearing to be sold at auction in Libya for $400 has shocked the world and focused international attention on the exploitation of …

Africa

New Study Sheds Light on Angel Investors in the US Economy - News - Harvard Business School

BOSTON—“The American Angel,” a new comprehensive national study released yesterday, provides a detailed picture of angel investors--who they are, …

Angel Investors

3 Catastrophic Events Could Sink Bitcoin

After surpassing the $11,000 mark yesterday, Bitcoin has dropped by nearly 20% and is now trading at around $9,524.88.<p>Bitcoin investors should beware …

Cryptocurrency

The CIO of a crypto hedge fund explains the value in cryptocurrency — and why the market will explode over the next 2 years

Ari Paul, CIO of cryptocurrency hedge fund BlockTower Capital, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about the value in cryptocurrency and where he thinks the market is headed in the next two years. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Ari Paul:</b> I'm Ari Paul, CIO of …

Cryptocurrency

Turning Carbon Emissions Into Fuel Sounds Like Perpetual Motion, But Real

Not exactly the clean energy you're used to.<p>Factories and manufacturing plants power almost everything we do on a daily basis, but they also cause …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

What is a blockchain? GeekWire’s guide to this game-changing technology and its vast potential

Most technologies touted as “game-changing” are just somewhat modified versions of something already in use. Blockchains are different, and while it …

Blockchain

A self-made billionaire shares secrets for starting a business — and succeeding

Clay Mathile knows a thing or two about building a business from scratch.<p>The Ohio farmboy started his career as an accountant and went on to take over the Iams Company, which he grew into a national pet-food giant that he sold for $2.3 billion in 1999 to Proctor & Gamble.<p>Mathile, 76, is now focused …

Entrepreneurship

Scientific study reveals Bitcoin is not dominant in cryptocurrency market

Study into the ecology of cryptocurrencies has found that investors only consider market share when buying

Investing

LinkedIn rolls out its Career Advice mentoring program to US, UK and India

LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned social platform for the working world with some 530 million members, has made a big push in the last couple of years to position itself not just as a place to look for new jobs and network, but as a place for professional development — including services for online …

Mentoring

UCLA players depart China after Trump asked for Xi's help

Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting.

UCLA

Explorer declares himself 'king' of unclaimed no man's land

An Indian adventurer has declared himself the ruler of an unclaimed strip of land in North Africa and is encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship.<p>Suyash Dixit travelled hundreds of miles to Bir Tawil, an 800 square mile piece of uninhabited land between Egypt and Sudan that neither …

North Africa

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

It was found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good …

Scientists implanted rodents with lab-grown human ‘mini brains,’ and that’s not even the scary part

Stem cell research has been a hotly debated issue for years already, but groundbreaking work utilizing stem-cell-grown human brain tissue is about to …

Seeking eternal life, Silicon Valley is solving for death

For years now, the luminaries of Silicon Valley have been putting their minds, money, and machines behind an all-out effort to solve for death. Full of futurists who don’t have enough time in the day to achieve their lofty goals, the Valley has long looked for ways to make those days never-ending. …

Here’s What Russians Really Think of Donald Trump

It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. His presidency has taken the …

Donald Trump

Astronomers just spotted a planet so huge they aren’t even sure it’s really a planet

Even if you have only cursory knowledge of the planets in our Solar System, you know that Earth is on the smaller end of the spectrum in terms of …

Universe

Meet 'Project Hesla,' the first Hydrogen-Powered Tesla Model S

The additional fuel cell doubles the EV's range.<p>Tesla<p>Electric cars are increasing in popularity every day. As technologies improve to boost the range …

Energy

Oil climbs after Saudi Arabia detains princes and dozens of former officials

Oil prices were higher on Monday after Saudi Arabia detained dozens of high-profile figures— including 11 princes, former ministers, and the billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — in a new anti-corruption probe headed by the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.<p>Brent crude oil, the …

Oil

Physicists Just Discovered Such an Explosive Type of Fusion They Almost Hid The Results

"Luckily, it is a one-trick pony."<p>A pair of physicists discovered a new kind of fusion that occurs between quarks – and they were so concerned with …

Russians 'set up shop' in Scotland to force new independence vote

A US senator has warned that Russian cyber operatives are "setting up shop" in Scotland to foment support for a second independence referendum.<p>Senator Angus King told a Washington hearing into Russian interference in last year's US presidential election that Scotland was also on the Kremlin's …