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Yellow Pages continues hunt for new CEO amid slowing digital growth

The hunt for a new chief executive officer is "well under way" at Yellow Pages Ltd., which has seen digital growth slow and customers slip away from its advertising business in recent months.<p>"We hope to announce a successor soon," interim president and CEO Ken Taylor said on a conference call on …

Research Shows Magic Mushrooms Can Offer Real Benefits in Depression Therapy

Mindblowing.<p>A review of the research on combining therapy with the psychoactive component from magic mushrooms has concluded it's not only a safe and …

Magic Mushrooms

5 ways CRISPR will save your life

How bioengineering is becoming a game of Ctrl-X, C and V, and saving countless lives along the way.<p>Microsoft-founder Bill Gates told Wired magazine …

A Plasma Rocket Engine May Get Us To Mars In 40 Days (Elon Musk, Are You Listening?)

Born the son of Chinese and Costa Rican parents and with just $50 in his pocket, Franklin Chang Diaz came to the U.S. to do his undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut and later, his graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the time, the 18-year-old had no idea …

Space Exploration

Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet?

Jeremy Rifkin’s thinking about how to build a clean-energy powered, automation-filled future is inspiring major infrastructure plans in Europe and China. Can his new Vice documentary convince American business leaders to buy in?<p>First, the bad news: GDP is slowing all over the world because …

How to Disappear

<i>Alex Difrancesco | Longreads | April 2017 | 8 minutes (2,070 words)</i><p>Last year in New York City, a 19-year-old engineering student named Nayla Kidd …

Lab-grown meat is about to go global, and one firm is feverishly paving the way

Bruce Friedrich is about to up the ante in the effort to get more people eating plant-based and cell-cultured meat. With a staff that will soon exceed 30, Friedrich’s DC-based firm is expanding its attention from the United States to the entire world.<p>Formed only a year ago, the Good Food Institute …

Agriculture

Minecraft in urban planning: how digital natives are shaking up governments

Governments are waking up to the idea that curious citizens can be a powerful digital resource and are breathing life into archaic systems<p>When we think of governments and technology, the image that springs to mind is more likely to be clunky computers and red tape than it is nimble innovators.<p>But …

From invisibility cloaks to cancer treatments – rewarding young scientists speeds up innovation

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have been launched in the UK and Israel.<p>Being a young scientist is hard. You grow up in a world where …

High Tech: How Marijuana Legalization Breeds Innovation

Marijuana is big — and it’s only getting bigger. Four states voted to legalize marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, raising the total number of states to …

Can technology save the climate? These companies are betting $1 billion it can

Photo credit John Davidson.<p>Last November, on the same day the Paris climate agreement took effect, 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, …

Astronomers Are About to See a Black Hole's Event Horizon For The First Time

We might finally get an image of one.<p>Ever since first mentioned by Jon Michell in a letter to the Royal Society in 1783, black holes have captured …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

The Coolest Thing to Do in Every Country, Mapped

Travelers have a lot to say about what's worth visiting and what isn't. Recognizing the difference between a tourist trap and what's genuinely cool …