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Rocketing prices: The investors eyeing the riches of space

The number of commercial space firms is growing – giving investors an opportunity to shape a brand new industry, writes Sarah Cruddas.<p>Space has long been off-limits to most of us. It’s almost 60 years since the launch of Sputnik 1 heralded the birth of the space age. Since then people have walked …

Space Exploration

Spectacular Landscape Photos Highlight the Diverse Natural Beauty of Iceland

Los Angeles-based entrepreneur, adventurer, and photography enthusiast Eva Ho recently returned from a camping trip to Iceland, where she documented the unbelievable beauty of the Land of Fire and Ice in a series of stunning photos. “A true miracle of nature,” Ho says of the Nordic island country, …

Photography

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Tesla’s Robotic Metal Snake Charger Is “For Realz”

Tesla is coming off of a rough earnings day, but that didn’t stop the company from showing off some awesome stuff.<p>Today, the company tweeted out a demo of something its founder and CEO Elon Musk has talked about before. At the time it sounded crazy, as most of Musk’s ideas do.<p>But here it is. It’s a …

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Bucket Lists

Salesforce cofounder explains where big old tech companies like Microsoft often go wrong

It took almost 16 years for Salesforce to get to this point, but its cofounder Parker Harris believes there's one key reason to its massive growth in a relatively short period of time: focus.<p>Unlike some of its bigger rivals like Oracle and SAP, who are virtually in every area of enterprise …

One year later, your ALS Ice Bucket money goes to ...

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> To raise awareness for ALS, Chris Kennedy poured a bucket of ice water over his head. A year ago Wednesday, he posted the video to his social network.<p>Then his friends Jeanette Senerchia, Kevin Aylwin and Matt Dodson did it. And their friends did it. And then your friends did …

ALS

Articles about 10 open plan apartments cities on Dwell.com - Dwell

Michel Rojkind and Gerardo Salinas of Rojkind Arquitectos have taken on commissions all over the world, but the work they have...<p>Thirteen Brooklyn design studios—with locations ranging from Red Hook to the Navy Yard to Bushwick, and practices varying from...<p>Throughout NYC's bustling boroughs, …

Mexico City

Lexus' hoverboard 'is like floating on a cushion of air'

The Lexus hoverboard is real, folks. It's not computer-generated imagery you're looking at, and it's not smoke and mirrors. In fact, what looks a lot like smoke emanating from below the Japanese luxury brand's hoverboard is actually caused by the liquid nitrogen required to keep the 'board's …

The 7 Best Food Combinations for Weight Loss

Would you pay top dollar for a comedy performance by…Peele? Or expect a great film from a singular Coen brother? Or rock to the sounds of just one of …

Bliive: Brazilian barter website turns time into money

<b>Maritza Reboucas is working late in her apartment in Sao Paulo's Jardim Santa Ines neighbourhood.</b><p>She is teaching breathing techniques via Skype to someone she met online a few minutes ago.<p>A sales person during the day, Maritza moonlights as a breathing coach, helping people with health issues such …

Profit

Marcus Aurelius on What His Father Taught Him About Humility, Honor, Kindness, and Integrity

<b>Marcus Aurelius</b> is considered the last of Ancient Rome’s Five Good Emperors, but he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to philosophy as one of the most influential Stoics. His proto-blog <b>Meditations</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>free download</i>) is as much a portal into his inner life as a record of …

Five Entrepreneurial Places In Europe Where Hub Things Are Happening

From a major tech investor’s perspective, all eyes remain fixed on London and Berlin, but away from these high profile startup hubs, Europe is nurturing some less well known but fertile innovation hotspots for trailblazing entrepreneurs.<p><b>Eindhoven, Netherlands</b><p>It has been described as one of the …

Startups

A New Theory of Distraction

“At painful times, when composition is impossible and reading is not enough, grammars and dictionaries are excellent for distraction,” the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote, in 1839. Those were the days. Browning is still right, of course: ask any reader of Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary. She …

Your stuff can kill you: How hoarding creates death traps

There’s a secret hoarder within us all — and it is hazardous to your health<p><b>One Man’s Stuff is Another Man’s Firetrap: Canada’s Katrina</b><p>Walk up to any firefighter in Toronto, ask him where he was on Friday, September 24, 2010, and he won’t hesitate to tell you. Asking him this is like asking most …

Trickle-down’s middle-class massacre: Failure of conservative economics should discredit these bankrupt ideas forever

Supply-side economics hollowed out the middle class. It’s time to stop listening to the architects of inequality<p>On April 30, 2012, Edward Conard, a former partner for the financial management company Bain Capital and a multimillionaire who retired at age 51, sat across from Jon Stewart, host of …

The Real Lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment

On the morning of August 17, 1971, nine young men in the Palo Alto area received visits from local police officers. While their neighbors looked on, the men were arrested for violating Penal Codes 211 and 459 (armed robbery and burglary), searched, handcuffed, and led into the rear of a waiting …

SOROS: The US needs to befriend China or all hell is going to break loose

"Both the US and China have a vital interest in reaching an understanding because the alternative is so unpalatable. The benefits of an eventual agreement between China and the US could be equally far-reaching," he writes.<p>"The US government has little to gain and much to lose by treating the …

Geopolitics

The engineer making meat tastier

It is a problem that has taxed the finest minds for generations – what’s the best way to smoke meat? Veronique Greenwood meets a man with an intriguing new method, involving chemistry, computer models and a cooker shaped like a Dalek.<p>It was in Memphis, Tennessee, that Kit Parker first began to …

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The dazzling GIF art of SPYROGIF

One of the great GIF maestros of our time.<p>More at spyrogif.tumblr.com, or you can follow him on Twitter.

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US officials are preparing to confront China over some 'very problematic' issues

Daniel Russel, the United States' assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific, said on Thursday that US officials would also stress human rights, including China's "very problematic" law on NGOs, and its restrictions on media and civil society at the annual US-China Strategic and …

A Ferrari for the green-conscious elite

What is it?<p>It’s a new Ferrari, and that might be all some people need to know. Only this is a big one, for the brand and for car geeks far and wide. …

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

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10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

From a bohemian Parisian temple of reading to a bookshop with hidden animals: to mark Independent Bookshop Week, here are 10 of the best around the world – compiled with the help of our readers<p>See our entire bookshop bucket list here Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures<p>Wherever you …

Books

10 rules for classy apps – a developer manifesto

If you ever dig into the privacy policies of app developers, be prepared for a shock. This is where they confess their sins: invading your privacy, selling your data, and pestering you with popups and unwanted ads.<p>As the App Store becomes increasingly crowded and competitive, many developers …

Apps

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help

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Goldman Tells Interns: You Can't Work All Night Anymore

Goldman Sachs just announced a policy that typically would go without saying at most workplaces outside of the elite and pressurized world of investment banking: Interns will no longer be allowed to work between midnight and 7 a.m.<p>The policy shift, first reported by Reuters and confirmed by Goldman …

Articles about around world modern architecture 7 continents on Dwell.com - Dwell

Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>With their stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, open-floor plans, and intriguing history, churches that are repurposed into...<p>According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus …

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