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Beyond pet friendly: New Trupanion poll shows just how much millennials love their dogs and cats

Millennials are willing to adjust where they live, who they date and what tattoo they get all it the name of a beloved pet, according to a new survey …

The EPA has approved the release of weaponized mosquitoes in 20 US states

The US Environmental Protection Agency has given its approval for MosquitoMate, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, to release its bacteria-infected male mosquitoes in several parts of the United States.<p>The EPA approval was first reported by Nature on Monday (Nov. 6), and confirmed by the …

Rich millennials are ditching the golf communities of their parents for a new kind of neighborhood

Millennials are saying "so long" to the country club and "hello" to the farm.<p>Many so-called agrihoods — short for "agricultural neighborhoods" — are cropping up around the US, and they're aimed at farm-to-table-loving millennials.<p>Loosely defined by the Urban Land Institute as master-planned housing …

Real Estate

Female US Marine becomes first woman to make it through infantry officer training course

A female US Marine on Monday became the first woman to complete the Corps' notoriously rigorous training course for infantry officers.<p>Many women serve in the Marines and other branches of America's armed forces but the woman, who has requested that her name not be released, is the first to make it …

Pick veggies, collect eggs, make breakfast at Mendocino cottages. And don’t forget to pet the goats

Tom and Renata Dorn transformed a dilapidated 1930s resort on the Mendocino coast into an enchanting B&B — but with a twist. At Mar Vista Cottages at Anchor Bay the couple renovated the property's 12 cottages and cleared the trails winding through the surrounding redwood forest and down to the …

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …

Bond Street, a 2-year-old startup that just raised $110 million, is making Wall Street sweat

Like Lending Club, a peer-to-peer lender that went public in 2014 at an $870 million valuation, Bond Street is eating into the business of some major banks by making loans to small businesses.<p>It just pocketed a whopping $110 million investment from Jefferies investment bank and Spark Capital, where …

Startups