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The 10 Most Funded Kickstarter Campaigns Ever

<i>Updated December 28, 2015</i><p>Since it was founded in 2009, Kickstarter has acted as a groundswell of support for many innovative endeavors, connecting fans to the creators of the projects they want to see made.<p>In the 2014, the Coolest Cooler was the leader of the pack in terms of money raised. In …

Crowd Funding

Banana Island Resort Launches In Qatar

You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>If you’re already drawing up a list of places to visit this year, add this to your list. Developed by Al Rayyan Hospitality, Qatar capped off 2014 with a new man-made island, Banana Island Resort- the first …

Middle East

This Japanese Company Wants to Build a Submersible City on the High Seas

Powered by biogas and thermal heating, the city would rest on the surface but go under the sea when needed.<p>Shimizu Corp has a new audacious idea: a domed city on the surface of the ocean, powered by biogas from microorganisms and thermal heating from the ocean floor. Up to 5,000 people could live …

An Algae Farm Designed To Suck Up Highway Pollution

In a prototype built above a busy Geneva highway earlier this year, architects from The Cloud Collective tested a system for growing algae in tubes …

UC Berkeley

Researchers are 3D Printing Living Brain Tissue to Eventually Treat Brain Disorders

Sometimes when covering the 3D printing space, I have to look at my calendar to make sure we are still living in the year 2014. The technology is …

ABC's of Building Your Blog, and Making Money Doing It

<i>Co-authored by Murray Newlands</i><p>When people think about blogging they think about writing a great blog. Building a great blog is more than just writing, there are lots of great writers out there; you need to build an audience.<p>I recently attended a San Francisco blogging Meetup where Elisa Camahort …

Try It Now

DNA smeared on a rocket survives re-entry and tells of life's origins

Well, would you look at that: scientists have discovered that DNA can make it through the hellish ordeal of atmospheric re-entry after all. German and Swiss researchers dotted a rocket's grooves and screw heads with fragments of genetic blueprints to see how they'd fare in situations that could've …

CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates

cementing coalitionCongress-JD(S) Will Fight 2019 Elections Together, Says Kumaraswamy, Predicts Major Political Change<p>show of strength<p>At HDK’s …

#KissofLove: Why Kissing in Public Is Political in India

NEW DELHI, India — In India, to kiss openly is considered a public disgrace that can mean jail time. This appeared to be the message conveyed on Oct. 23 by Jai Hind News<i>,</i> a popular local news channel in India’s southern state of Kerala, when it broadcast footage of a couple kissing in an upscale …

Pakistan sentences four to death over 'honour killing' that shocked world

Four Pakistani men, including victim's father and brother, sentenced to death for bludgeoning to death Farzana Parveen – who was pregnant at the time – outside Lahore high court<p>Four men have been sentenced to death in Pakistan for the murder of a pregnant woman bludgeoned to death in the centre of …

China and Russia push back against the US | Financial Times

The announcement of closer Russian-Chinese military co-operation is a striking sign of how geo-political competition is hotting up – as both Russia …

Adolf Hitler Watercolor Set to Be Auctioned in Germany

MAINZ, Germany – A 1914 watercolor by Adolf Hitler is set to be auctioned this weekend. Saturday's sale will take place in Nuremberg, the site of mass Nazi rallies in the 1930s, and where the fascist party’s leaders were tried for crimes committed during World War II. The piece depicting the city …

Is the press broken?

Today is the day I was not going to disappoint @RonSupportsYou, who, as his nom de Twitter implies, is a positive and hopeful person. Which probably means he is used to disappointment.<p>Ron, one of my earliest Twitter followers, sent me a series of messages a few weeks ago that read:<p>“You are entitled …

Earth - Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus

It's an information superhighway that speeds up interactions between a large, diverse population of individuals. It allows individuals who may be widely separated to communicate and help each other out. But it also allows them to commit new forms of crime.<p>No, we're not talking about the internet, …

Botany

12 Survival Hacks Using Just Leaves

Nature provides an abundance of tools and resources if you just know where to look. Today, I’m discussing just one of them – LEAVES. You’re not going …

How to Make a Primitive Funnel Fish Trap that keeps on giving.

Passive trapping versus active hunting is almost always preferred in a survival scenario. Not only does trapping typically require less energy, but …

Stopped Clocks and Navigaton: What An Equinox Tells Us About Direction.

<b>Share it!</b><p>In what direction does the Sun rise? Photo: David Falconer.<p>Most of us have known the old adage that the Sun rises in the east and sets in …

12 Survival Uses For Mylar Blankets

Image source: befoundalive<p>Mylar bags, also known as emergency thermal blankets, have a multitude of off-label uses.<p>The bags are mildew resistant and …

The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

For decades, psychologists and other researchers assumed that the mother-child bond was the most important one in a kid's life. They focused on studying those relationships, and however a child turned out, mom often got the credit — or blame.<p>Within the last several decades, though, scientists are …

Parenting

Kids, Code, And The Future Of Technology

<i>“[Young people] say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ I say, ‘Try it,’ and I back ‘em up. They need that.”</i><p>Those words of wisdom should guide us as Computer Science Education Week kicks off on December 9. It’s the timeless insight of the late Admiral Grace Murray Hopper—a.k.a. Amazing Grace–who, in …

The ChronodeVFD Resurrects Old Displays For A Cool New Watch

I am, as you may know, a sucker for watches that use older display technologies (see also Nixie tubes). For example, this cool watch by freelance engineer John De Cristofaro uses a vacuum fluorescent display tube, an early form of digital display that cast a bright blue light and was first used in …

Geometric Portraits by Allison Kunath

by Chérmelle D. Edwards<p>Allison Kunath, a Los Angeles-based visual artist and fashion designer, has developed a distinct style over the past few years, creating geometric portraits of people—such as famed figures like Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo—as well as animals. "It was a merger of two styles …

Wait, Why Another 'Czar'?

To fight Ebola, President Obama has appointed the U.S.'s latest ... Russian emperor? Here's a brief history of a strange title.<p>Ron Klain may be the nation's first "Ebola czar," but he certainly won't be the first czar to take power in the United States. American democracy has, over the years, …

Will independents rule the Senate?

If three’s a crowd, could three, even four independents be a force in the Senate after November’s elections?<p>The chances are slim so long as the two dominant parties control the patronage of committee assignments. But the options still are intriguing given the historic rise of Greg Orman in Kansas …