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Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Zero waste, lower transport costs and recyclable materials – is 3D-printing the future of housebuilding? Dutch architects are putting the process to the test for the first time in Amsterdam<p>Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon …

Afghan optimism and the road ahead

Afghanistan is bracing itself for a presidential election that could be the first truly game-changing event in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion - and according to a local poll commissioned by Al Jazeera, 69 percent say the country will improve over the next five years.<p>For one thing, the …

The Secret To Connecting With People

When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen. ~ Ernest Hemingway<p>For a long time I didn’t feel like I had a lot of people to relate …

How To Stop Caring So Much

Start off by caring a lot. Put a great deal of time and energy into your appearance. Change outfits five times just to go to the deli. Second guess …

Celebrating Failure: How to Make a Hit Out of Misses

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” <i><br>-Robert F. Kennedy</i><p>In a recent column in The New York Time, “Start-Up America: Our Best Hope,” Thomas Friedman contrasts the malaise in Washington D.C. with the can-do culture …

Silicon Valley

In Africa, homophobia is driving gays to speak out

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — When South African airport officials threatened to send Dr. Paul Semugoma back to his native Uganda, he shook with fear.<p>Semugoma, an outspoken gay activist, was determined to remain in this country, where he has lived for two years, rather than be sent back to one of …

11 Animals that are Super Small at Birth

Baby blue whales are a ton of fun—literally. The giant newborns typically tip the scales at a jaw-dropping three tons at birth. (If you want to …

Nature

3 Awe-Inspiring Glaciers - Explore

How to advance gender equality — and make successes last

Strategizing about the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals and shaping priorities from a “20 years after Beijing” review are well underway. These …

Feminism

Spotify is planning an IPO for this fall

Spotify could take itself public some time in the fall of 2014.<p>The popular music-streaming company has participated in informal chats with some of the investment banks likely to fight for a role in a potential IPO, sources familiar with the process said. The six-year-old service may start holding …

Deutsche Bank

Europe's economic crisis is getting worse not better, says Caritas report

Survey shows increase in the number of new poor in seven countries and challenges the official European Union discourse<p>Far from being over Europe's economic crisis is getting worse with disturbing levels of poverty and deprivation being noted among children and youth, says a report compiled by the …

The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Flying snakes are mysterious. How do they soar? Without wings or other helpful appendages, how do they glide from tree to tree?<p>A team of American scientists, including Lorena Barba of George Washington University and Jake Socha of Virginia Tech, has been studying the small flying snake – about a …

Instagram closes in on Twitter, making Twitter’s photo upgrades too little, too late

Move over, Twitter. Photo-sharing service Instagram is now approaching the user levels of the older micro-blogging service.<p>Almost 35 million Americans used Instagram at least once monthly in 2013, according to research firm eMarketer, compared to 43.2 million for Twitter.<p>Instagram is heavily tilted …

Journalists, media under attack from hackers: Google researchers | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Twenty-one of the world’s top-25 news organizations have been the target of likely state-sponsored hacking attacks, according to research by two Google security engineers.<p>One of the business sites of Internet search engine Google Inc is shown on a computer screen in Encinitas, …

Amazon announces April 2 event: Video-streaming device coming?

Amazon.com has sent out invitations to members of the media for an April 2 event at which the company is expected to unveil a video-streaming device.<p>The online retailer is scheduled to hold the event in New York at 8 a.m. PDT, according to a screenshot of the invitation posted by Business Insider. …

Roku CEO: Apple TV is a money-loser

Roku has long argued that bigger rivals end up helping Roku when they release streaming-video boxes. CEO Anthony Wood allows that Apple TV does result in lost money -- for Apple.<p>SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Roku founder and Chief Executive Anthony Wood isn't worried about streaming-box competition like …

Smart TV

Economies of Community | The Lexicon of Sustainability

The principle known as economies of scale has allowed entire industries to consolidate and become more efficient, including our food system. Now …

Agriculture

Gigaom | A lesson from the blogging elite: there are many ways to the top

Advertisement<p>The really surprising thing about a conversation with some of the blogging world’s most celebrated names is how little they actually …

Gigaom | How the public is reshaping media at Reddit, Vox and LinkedIn

Advertisement<p>Digital technology is transforming not just how media is made, but who is making it. At elite digital brands, readers and the general …

It's Time for Truth on Social Media

“If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” I heard those words early in my journalism career. Reporters are trained to verify information …

It's Not About Whether Amateur Internet Journalism Is Good Or Bad, But That It Happens And Will Continue To Happen

There's been a lot of hand-wringing among the types of people who hand-wring about these things, that there was a flurry of activity on Reddit and …

Internet

Gigaom | Reddit + Boston: Journalism gets better when more people are doing it

Advertisement<p>We’ve already talked about how Twitter has changed the way that real-time journalism functions during news events like the Boston …

Boston Marathon Bombing Media Errors Pile Up, as Does the Outrage

The reporting errors out of Boston are piling up—and so is the Twitter finger-wagging. By Michael Moynihan.<p>On the evening of September 11, 2001, a …