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Scientists Move Closer to Inventing Artificial Life

In a biological first, an international team has inserted a man-made chromosome into brewer's yeast, producing a life form that thrives and successfully passes the designer genes on to its offspring.

The "synthetic" biology advance—the first synthesis of a working artificial chromosome in an …

Life Sciences

Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message

There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.

Climate Change

Man worth £71.3bn says poor people should stop blaming rich for inequality

He’s the third richest man in the world and he wants you to stop blaming people like him because you’re so poor.

Warren Buffett has written an opinion …

Warren Buffett

A new Industrial Revolution is coming

Over the past 25 years, the Internet has radically altered the way people communicate and share ideas and the way businesses interact with customers and clients.

For an even longer period, starting in the 1950s with the so-called Third Industrial Revolution, businesses have become more digitized. In …

Asia

Here are the jobs automation will kill next

Most of us watched as automation displaced factory workers and other laborers; but now many “skilled” workers are getting anxious as the robot overlords come for us.

When automated factories started erasing jobs at manufacturing companies, most of us shrugged: Great, better products cheaper, was the …

Employment

World Population Clock: 7 Billion People (2015)

Current World Population

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Top 20 Largest Countries by Population (live)

The world population (the total number of living humans on …

Demographics

The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts - The Washington Post

The United Nations Population Division, which tracks demographic data from around the world, has dramatically revised its projections for what will happen in the next 90 years. The new statistics, based on in-depth survey data from sub-Saharan Africa, tell the story of a world poised to change …

Africa

The House just passed a bill about space mining. The future is here. - The Washington Post

For as long as we've existed, humans have looked up at the stars — and wondered. What is up there? Who is out there?

Now, to that list of questions we can add: And CAN I HAVE IT?

The United States has already shown its penchant for claiming ownership of space-based things. There are not one, not two, …

NASA

A first look at Uber's car for self-driving research

True to form, Uber isn't being shy about its work developing self-driving cars. In February, the company announced its plans to create autonomous vehicles, and now, one of its research cars has been seen cruising the streets of Pittsburgh. The vehicle — spotted by the Pittsburgh Business Times — has …

Research

Amazon offering one-hour food delivery

This is tasty.

Amazon is expanding its Prime Now service to offer quick delivery of food from local stores in Manhattan.

Amazon said customers can order groceries, prepared meals and baked goods from D'Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy's Bakery through its Prime Now app.

Two-hour delivery is free for …

Amazon

Why Warren Buffett thinks a $15 minimum wage will 'reduce employment in a major way, crushing many workers'

Wise words from Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha predicts how the rush to sharply raise the minimum wage will end. (Spoiler: badly for the people the policy purports to help.) And Buffett also offers a smart alternative to help low-income workers:

In my mind, the country's economic policies …

Warren Buffett

Inside America's Next Spyplane

A secret, hypersonic replacement for the legendary SR-71 promises to transform military aviation

Born in the spy-vs.-spy cauldron of the Cold War, the iconic SR-71 “Blackbird” remains the fastest air-breathing military aircraft the world has known. It flew so high and so fast that enemy defenses …

Aeronautics

Omaha officer, mom, volunteer killed on duty

New mom. Coach K at the local Boys and Girls Club. Girl Scout leader. Special Olympics volunteer. Omaha, Nebraska, police officer. Kerrie Orozco was all of those things and much more.It was in the last role, as a member of her police department's gang unit, that Orozco lost her life.On Thursday, …

Omaha

Mother of Marcus Wheeler: 'My son was not violent'

Omaha, Neb. -- Police are calling Marcus Wheeler extremely dangerous. Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wheeler was high on the Omaha Metro Fugitive Task …

Policing

Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already

They’re supposed to be at the forefront of the battle against ISIS. But U.S. special operators say the Obama administration’s restrictive rules of war are harming their mission.

TAMPA, Florida — Fighting simmering frustration in their ranks over ISIS advances in Iraq and Syria, top U.S. special …

Middle East

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities

French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste.

The French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles an epidemic of wasted food …

France

Nvidia Teaches Cars to 'See'

Google is preparing to test its autonomous cars on roads near its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. Down the road at Nvidia, executives says the self-driving car of tomorrow is probably going to look a lot more like today’s models.

"Nobody wants to buy a car with a trunk full of PCs or something …

NVidia

Choosing Between Formal Education and Self-education

Choosing Between Formal Education and Self-education

“Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its

Education

'Look ... It's My Name on This': Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal

In an interview, the U.S. president ties his legacy to a pact with Tehran, argues ISIS is not winning, warns Saudi Arabia not to pursue a nuclear-weapons program, and anguishes about Israel.

On Tuesday afternoon, as President Obama was bringing an occasionally contentious but often illuminating …

Middle East

Biotech startup creates rhino horns - without rhinos

After 40 million years, the Sun may be setting for one of the world's largest land animals. Three of the five surviving rhino species are critically endangered, poaching rates are off the charts, and the northern white rhino is down to a single representative.

A single horn can fetch $100,000 in …

Rhinos

This Origami Drone Folds Up and Fits in Your Pocket

It can unfold and deploy in half a second

For all those who are tired of dealing with those pesky cumbersome drones: finally, here’s one that can fold up and fit in your pocket.

The little, origami-inspired quadcopters can unfold and deploy themselves in half a second, Live Science reports.

Dario …

Paper Folding

Sudan's Meroe Pyramids Are Just As Spectacular As The Ones You'll Find In Egypt

While the pyramids of Egypt may be the most famous in the world, they're not the only pyramids in Northern Africa. Sudan happens to be home to its own set of incredibly impressive, ancient structures: the Meroe pyramids.

Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, which was ruled by the Nubian …

Egypt

An incredible image shows how powerful countries are buying up much of the world’s land - The Washington Post

China, home to 20 percent of the world’s population but only 8 percent of the world’s arable land, has gone abroad in search of farmland. In Africa alone, Chinese “friendship farms” grow cabbages in the Democratic Republic of Congo, raise fish in Angola, or harvest sesame seeds, cashews and peanuts …

Asia

China's richest man lost $15 billion in one hour

China's richest man, Li Hejun, is having a really bad week.

Li, chairman of solar panel firm Hanergy, lost $15 billion on Wednesday when the stock plummeted 47% in Hong Kong trading -- in about an hour. The company itself lost $18.6 billion in market value.

Trading in Hanergy shares was halted …

Asia

9 SEO secrets every business should know

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The search engine optimization (SEO) world has undergone some big changes in the last few years—the biggest being coming in the form of Google’s heightened push towards strong user experiences. …

Search Engines

How to Make Your Brand Irresistible to Millennials

VISION 2020

Millennials are one of the hottest topic in marketing. Here's how to really appeal to them.

When it comes to understanding younger consumers, there aren't many experts better than Matt Britton. He's the founder and CEO of MRY, the agency devoted to building youth-focused creative …

Branding

The NSA Plan to Find Osama Bin Laden by Infiltrating Medical Supply Chain - The Intercept

The National Security Agency concocted a plan to find Osama bin Laden by hiding tracking devices in medical supplies, in an attempt to cross what …

National Security Agency

This is the future of meat - The Washington Post

Meat — despite popular movements to decrease the amount humans consume — is still a central part of diets around the world. People who live in industrial countries (like the United States) eat roughly 210 pounds of it each year. And consumption in the developing world, where people eat closer to 66 …

Meat