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Accused Bear Fire arsonist tells Santa Cruz DA 'You're next'

A Boulder Creek man who is charged with intentionally causing the 400-acre Bear Fire in the Santa Cruz mountains pleaded not guilty to 11 felonies in court Tuesday.<p>Marlon Coy mouthed the words "You're next," to Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell and glared at the top prosecutor.<p>Outside …

Don’t Take Money from VCs Until You’ve Asked 4 Questions

In the race to get the check in hand, most entrepreneurs don’t do in-depth due diligence — or any due diligence — on the venture capital (VC) firms they pitch. Founding teams eager to raise capital to grow their companies enter into long-term partnerships with VC firms they don’t know well. It’s a …

Venture Capital

The Skills Gap: America's Young Workers Are Lagging Behind

New findings suggest that U.S. millennials are far less competent than their peers in Europe and Asia.<p>Young American workers today are more educated than ever before, but the nation’s largest generation is losing its edge against the least and most educated of other countries, according to a …

Demographics

National Geographic Travel

A Heavenly Lodge in the Land of Light

Iceland is so full of adventure, it can be hard to know where to dive in. Plenty of lodges offer great accommodations, but few can match Hótel Glymur’s access and views. A quick 45-minute drive from Reykjavík, Glymur is set amid the countless hikes, rivers, and volcanic fields around 20-mile-long …

Ice Cream

Scientists Have Discovered A Planet They Thought Was Impossible

Scientists say the new planet may have "profound implications for the possibility of life" on extra-solar planets, according to a press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They announced the finding in a talk at the American Astronomical Society meeting in …

Universe

Inside the greatest sci-fi film never made

In the late 1970s, science fiction and cinema changed forever. <i>Star Wars</i> helped usher in the era of the outer-space blockbuster, while Ridley Scott’s <i>Alien</i> crystallized a sinister vision with some of the most horrific creature design ever seen. But as the new documentary <i>Jodorowsky’s Dune</i> argues, …

Knobbly 2.0: One of History's Most Stunning Race Cars Is Reborn

In the late 1950s, one sports car leaped to the head of the pack in British racing, and 60 years later, Lister is making a comeback.<p>The U.K.-based …

PhotoCard App: Design Postcards on Your Phone, Then Send Them in the Mail - Technabob

There’s just something about getting actual mail versus email. With the former, you get to touch it, manipulate it, and pin it on your wall or stick …

Power, Corruption and Propaganda: A Quotation Sampler

Don’t buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide. <i>(Joseph P. Kennedy)</i><p>Anyone who can handle a needle …