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29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet

Alien landscapes on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made …

'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

<i>Editor's note: In the 1950s, the U.S. poultry industry began adopting a new process: Acronizing. Ads that ran in women's magazines pictured crisp-skinned whole chicken that tasted "fresh," "wholesome" and "country sweet" thanks to a "revolutionary process which helps maintain freshness in</i> …

Agriculture

Is Alkaline Water Just a Way of Making Expensive Pee?

Nutrition is a battlefield where everyone seems to have an opinion. Some of those opinions are science-based, and others are veiled quackery with …

Wellness

The False Promise of DNA Testing

The forensic technique is becoming ever more common—and ever less reliable.<p>One evening in November of 2002, Carol Batie was sitting on her living-room couch in Houston, flipping through channels on the television, when she happened to catch a teaser for an upcoming news segment on KHOU 11, the …

Criminal Justice
Matt Lauer

Making Sense Of The Many Business Models In The Sharing Economy

Do we even know what the sharing economy is anymore? Breaking down all the business models, from for-profit, venture-backed corporations to small cooperative collectives.<p>Is Uber even part of the sharing economy? Does Airbnb’s business model have a positive or negative impact on communities? Are …

How my business raised £3.5m through crowdfunding

Mouldable glue business Sugru smashed its target in four days and broke two records. CEO Jane ni Dhulchaointigh shares her tips for a successful campaign<p>Sugru recently raised £3.5m on equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, smashing our original £1m target in four days. We broke two equity …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

Toronto-based Influitive nabs $30.5M to evolve more brand fans into advocates

The customer is not only king these days. He’s also Paul Revere.<p>One vehicle helping the customer spread the word to every village about your business is the advocate marketing platform Influitive. Today, the Toronto-based company — led by the founding CEO of marketing automation platform Eloqua, …

Marketing

Why VCs Draw Big Salaries but Look for Founders Who Take Little

They want to fund entrepreneurs who believe in their company so much that they'll do everything in their power to extend the company's runway, including taking very low salaries.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: Generally speaking, why do VCs take full salaries and expect startup</i> …

Peter Thiel

Forget China, There’s An E-Commerce Gold Rush In Southeast Asia

There’s a myopia blinding e-commerce players to the reality of opportunities in Southeast Asia. Everyone is looking at Asian economies from under the shadow China casts on the economic landscape, which can’t help but obscure the picture.<p>China is one of the most developed markets in e-commerce today …

This Is What Happens to Your Body After You Die

<i>Most of us would rather not think about what happens to our bodies after death. But that breakdown gives birth to new life in unexpected ways, writes</i> …

Burglary at Steve Jobs's Home Triggered This 'Self-Monitoring' Startup

On July 17, 2012, a burglar who had no sense of history or understanding of the capabilities of technology broke into Steve Jobs’s home in Palo Alto, CA, and took off with a bunch of iProducts as well as jewelry, the deceased man’s wallet, and other equipment. The premises were empty. The home was …

Home Security

Investing in new ventures

Circumstances have never been better for people investing in UK startups. Soaring numbers of new businesses means there is greater choice than ever …

Venture Capital

How does funding work – Business angels, VCs and investments in Nordic startups by numbers

Inspired by an article from Founders and Founders back in 2013, I wanted to give an example of how startup funding rounds really work in the Nordics. …

Startups Anonymous: The time a 14-year old invested in my startup

[<i>This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are</i> …

Venture Capital