Chintan B Patel

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US shutdown 'risk to global economy', says Draghi

ECB chief warns that protracted Washington stand-off could pose a threat to economic recovery<p>A protracted US government shutdown would threaten the global economy, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has said.<p>Although Mr Draghi said he did not see the prospect of a US government default, …

Silicon Valley Big-Data Startup Bought for $1B by … Monsanto?

Climate Corporation, which crunches weather data to model agricultural crop risks and yields, is not the average Silicon Valley technology company. …

Fractal Experience – Graphic Artworks by Erik Söderberg

Fractal Experience.<p>Fractal Experience is a personal graphic project by Erik Söderberg. The Swedish cross-media artist created numerous graphic …

Art

Africa’s Lake Natron Turns Animals Into Stone

Quickly making their way around the web are these fascinating photos by Nick Brandt that show an eerie lake in Africa turning animals into stone. According to Brandt's new book, <i>Across the Ravaged Land</i>, Lake Natron in northern Tanzania is a death trap for birds and bats who appear to slam into it …

East Africa

Nike’s 5 Lessons On Innovation By Design

How Nike thinks about design helps the company find new ways of success before the old ways fail. Here are five takeaways that can be translated to any business.<p><i>The 2013 Innovation By Design Conference kicked off this morning as</i> Fast Company <i>Editor Robert Safian sat down with Nike President & CEO</i> …