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Ecuador earthquake: Death toll rises to 233

Rescue teams race to find survivors after 7.8-magnitude tremor kills almost 300 people in Ecuador.<p>The death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has risen to at least 272, the president said, as rescue teams raced to dig out people trapped under rubble in shattered towns.<p>The powerful …

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Samsung’s next wearable could be a smart contact lens called Gear Blink

Samsung has virtual reality covered with the Gear VR, but the Korean giant might have also plans to enter the world of augmented reality. However, …

Augmented Reality

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Is Iowa Over?

The caucus state fears it won't be a kingmaker in 2016.<p>There is angst here in Iowa. How couldn’t there be? Yes, farmers in the state are worried about the millions of chickens and turkeys dying thanks to an Avian Flu strain devastating birds like never before. But the real angst—the worry lurking …

Chimps Can't Cook, But Maybe They'd Like To

New research shows that our closest evolutionary relatives have all of the cognitive capacities required for cooking—except an understanding of how to control fire.<p>We’re too sophisticated nowadays to laugh at chimps riding tricycles or smoking pipes, right? Well, maybe not entirely, judging by the …

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Fortune.com

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Sheryl Sandberg on husband's death: 'I have lived 30 years in these 30 days'

Facebook’s chief operating officer writes an emotional post about the ‘void’ of the month since her husband, David Goldberg, died in an accident<p>Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer at Facebook, has written an emotional post on the social networking site about mourning for her husband, David …

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

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The Backyard Effect: Finding The Secret Sauce For Growing An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Tom Walker Contributor<p>Tom Walker is president and CEO of Rev1 Ventures<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Midwest Startup Formula Will Change The Status Quo For Building Businesses<p>Experts could debate all day long the ingredients for a killer entrepreneurial climate and the virtues of one city over …

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

4 Economic Thinkers Every Tech Entrepreneur Should Read

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If history teaches us anything, it is that great ideas and great thinkers transcend time. For this reason, we wisely read the classics throughout grade school -- even if against our will at times -- and study how philosophy and history …

Large Hadron Collider turns on 'data tap'

<b>The Large Hadron Collider has re-started scientific investigations after a two-year pause.</b><p>Scientists are waiting for the first new data to begin flowing from the underground particle smasher, paving the way to a new era in physics.<p>On Wednesday, the vast machine clattered proton beams together at …

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Brain implant controls robotic arm - with the power of thought

Erik Sorto, a 34-year old American, has been unable to move his arms or legs for more than a decade, since a gunshot wound left him paralysed from the neck down. Even now, he misses the little things.<p>“I want to be able to drink my own beer - to be able to take a drink at my own pace, when I want to …

27 DIYs You Need for Your First Apartment

If you’re moving into your first apartment, it can be a bit intimidating but also exciting, with new friends, new activities and a new city to explore. It’s time to become <i>an</i> <i>adult</i><i>.</i> Wait, what?! How do you do that? The best way to get comfortable in a new city is to make your house feel like home. In …

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Google’s Project Fi Invites To Reach Everyone By Mid-Summer

Project Fi, Google’s recently announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service, appears to have a lot of demand – or at least, that’s what an email sent out to potential customers seems to imply. The email informs those who previously registered their interest in trying out the new …

5 Takeaways From the Greatest Commencement Speech of All Time

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. …

Russia Issues Travel Warning Over U.S. 'Hunt' For Russians

MOSCOW, May 22 (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens traveling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world.<p>In a statement on Friday it also accused Washington of kidnapping Russians, …

Mexican officials say 37 killed after police ambushed in drug cartel region

Biggest official death toll yet from a confrontation involving Mexican security forces in the country’s near decade-long drug wars<p>A fierce three-hour confrontation between federal forces and drug cartel gunmen hauled up inside a ranch in western Mexico killed at least 42 “presumed criminals” and …

Activists: Islamic State seizes more than half of Syria

The Islamic State has seized more than half of Syria after taking full control of the town of Palmyra and its ancient ruins, activists said Thursday.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the extremists had seized more than 36,000 square miles of the country and had also taken …

Miito Deconstructs The Kettle To Save Energy

Europeans love little better than a nice cup of tea. Which means an awful lot of water is being boiled daily — only a portion of which is actually necessary, given most people aren’t fastidious enough to boil only the quantity of liquid they actually need to fill their cup or teapot.<p>Part of this …

A 'Round The World Ticket To The Best Entrepreneurial Ecosystems On The Planet

A round-the-world ticket to the best ecosystems on the planet is a tall order, but, I intend to deliver. I’ve been writing about interesting entrepreneurs doing interesting things on this blog, and I’ll continue to do so, but I’m shifting focus slightly. Or rather, I’m creating a focus, …

Starting A Business? You Need These 3 Basics.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The decision to start a business is exciting, but don’t get caught up in the fairytale. If you want your business to succeed for the long-term, have these three essential elements in place.<p><b>1. Enough capital for six months.</b> The time it …

Worldview

“I’m skeptical of being an entrepreneur for the sake of being an entrepreneur,” says Geoff Lewis, a Principal on the Investment Team at Founders Fund. “It’s about worldview – we’re look for someone who has got a really contrarian view of the future,” he said pointing to SpaceX, the space …

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Listening to advice from these four experts will be the best time you spend this week.<p>Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up …