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Elon Musk tells unhappy Tesla investors: 'Buy Ford'

Elon Musk has got into a Twitter row with a group of powerful investors after they urged the billionaire Tesla boss to strengthen the electric car company’s board.<p>Five major shareholders including the powerful California State Teacher’s Retirement System (Calstrs) wrote to Mr Musk at the start of …

Ivy League Graduates and Other Monsters

Denise is set on attending a top medical school. Michelle heads off to a jazz conservatory. Olivia wants to make a documentary film. Alex sets up a …

The most sophisticated people you never knew

The people who lived in Orkney, Scotland 5,000 years ago were extremely sophisticated – as John Lewinski discovers first-hand when he tries to learn the skills they used to survive.<p>The clouds passing over the island of Papa Westray graciously withheld their rain as I piled together dry wood, grass …

Archaeology

An Interactive History of 42nd Street’s Dramatic Transformation Over 164 Years

There are two 42nd Streets. West of Sixth Avenue, what was once an artery of sordid drear has been almost entirely remade in the last few decades, …

Grand Central Station

How to Travel to Iceland

Our comprehensive guide to this bucket-list destination covers the best places to stay and eat, and everything you need to plan a trip.<p>There are …

European Travel

8 Haunting Pictures of Wild Animals at Night

A hidden camera sees animals on the move at night in a way the human eye cannot.<p>Following publication, National Geographic learned that some of the animals in these photographs were either enticed by food provided by the photographer or left out by the owners of the property on which the photograph …

USC-based project aims to keep memory of Nanjing massacre alive

Nearly 80 years later, Liu Suzhen could still recall her ordeal. And when she did, her ruddy cheeks burned. She shielded her face with chapped, swollen fingers as though Japanese bombers were zooming down as she spoke.<p>"My neighborhood was among the last to fall. When the sirens sounded, my aunt and …

Watch the Frolicking Panda Clip That Lit Up 'Snowzilla'

Footage of giant panda Tian Tian enjoying the mega-snowstorm at Washington's National Zoo went viral Saturday.<p>Abundant snow is fostering an abundance of cuteness at the Smithsonian National Zoo, where giant panda Tian Tian thoroughly relished the newly fallen powder.<p>A clip of the 18-year-old male …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Here's What Humanity Wanted Aliens to Know About Us in 1977

It was nearly 30 years ago—Jan. 24, 1986, nearly a decade after it had been launched—that the Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest pass to Uranus …

SpaceX rocket explodes while trying to land on drone ship

Re-usable space rocket owned by Elon Musk experiences another ‘rapid unscheduled disassembly’ crash while trying to land<p>Elon Musk’s SpaceX has experienced another example of “rapid unscheduled disassembly” – which is Musk jargon for “my rocket exploded”.<p>The spaceflight company has been testing a …

Space Travel

Celebrity Sightings of the Week: Pictures

7 startups that hope to become household names in 2016

The biggest successes of the last few years have all been about software. "There's an app for that" has gone from being an Apple slogan to a simple truism. But the low-hanging fruit has been picked, and what's left is much tougher to deliver. It may be expensive to build, pose a tricky technical …

Virtual Reality

#ChicEats: 10 Bucket List Restaurants Around the World

Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. From Stockholm to New York City, add these picks to your global itinerary.<p>Whether hyped by documentaries or highly regarded because of unmatchable views, some restaurants are worth planning an entire trip around—if you're lucky enough to …

5 Startups Aiming To Make Sci-Fi A Reality in 2016

All Done With Your Star Wars Binge? You Will Want to Read This.<p>I'm sure you've already seen, and then re-seen, <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> this past weekend.<p>You've probably also played LightSaber Escape on Google Chrome more than a dozen times. And I'm guessing you're lounging at home in your Jedi …

5 Tax Scams to Watch Out For in 2016

Criminals want to take advantage of you. Find out what to look for<p>Every filing season, taxpayers have to be on the lookout for con artists looking to …

8 Career Moves You Should Master in 2016

These activities will keep you relevant and valuable as a professional.<p>At CareerHMO, we work with thousands of people looking to improve their careers. Whether it's finding a new job, getting a promotion, or even changing career directions, we study what works and then share the best practices with …

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

China's economy: Seven predictions for 2016

Investors and economists are becoming less optimistic about the global economy in 2016, partly because of concerns about China's performance.<p>The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development expects next year to be slightly better than this year, but has cut its 2016 world growth forecast …

Bitcoin prices are predicted to hit record highs in 2016

Bitcoin is a web-based "cryptocurrency" used to move money around quickly and anonymously with no need for a central authority. But despite being championed by some as the digital money of the future, it is often dismissed as a currency that is too volatile to invest in.<p>The reason 2016 looks set to …

The Best Travel Apps For 2016

Not all trips are about unplugging. For adventurers who consider their smartphone a second appendage, explorers who are interested in documenting their every move or solo-travelers who need some guidance with language or maps, this list features the best apps for travel in 2016. It’s time to get …

Apps

Virtual Reality Takes Off and 4 Other Social Media Trends in 2016

It’s been a memorable year in social media. 2015 saw the birth of live social streaming, with apps like Periscope and Meerkat winning over early …

14 Adventures to Add to Your 2016 Bucket List

Your resolution for 2016: spend more time outside. We asked Outside readers for Instagram shots of their most memorable trips and activities in 2015—tagged #OutsideBucketList—and we weren’t disappointed. From scuba diving between continental plates and river surfing in Germany to climbing one of …

5 deep learning startups to follow in 2016

So much has happened this year in the world of deep learning, that trendy type of artificial intelligence that entails training artificial neural networks on large data sets and then getting them to make inferences about new data.<p>There have been technical breakthroughs, acquisitions, funding deals, …

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Construction Industry

2016: The year the freight industry goes online

Uber was founded just six years ago. It’s come a long way since. In its latest funding round, Uber was valued at $68 billion, more than Netflix and Twitter combined.<p>But industries change slowly. With all the hype, Uber still just has 13% market penetration in New York, with traditional taxi …

10 economic questions for 2016

There are always some international economic issues, especially with Europe, China and other areas of the world struggling. However, my focus is on the US economy, with an emphasis on housing.<p>Here are my ten questions for 2016. <b>I'll follow up with some thoughts on each of these questions</b>.<p>1) <b>Economic</b> …

Economics