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Farmers overwhelmingly support Donald Trump.

<i>This story originally appeared on</i> Mother Jones <i>and is reproduced here with permission from</i> Climate Desk.<p>As the election lurches into its final days, …

Study: Pacific coast was route for colonizing the Americas

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have found new evidence that the first Americans migrated south from Alaska via the Pacific coast, rather than a route …

Anthropology

What Do LPs Think of the VC Markets for 2016?

Limited partners are institutions and individuals who invest in venture capital funds, and I recently surveyed 73 of them to better understand their …

Chinese firefighters paid high price in blasts that water may have triggered

The burned-out husk of a fire engine sits amid a field of rubble, its windows blown out, hoses and candy apple-red helmets scattered across the charred earth.<p>The haunting image, captured on video, went viral on China's social media networks after massive explosions Wednesday that killed at least 85 …

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ISIS 'Manifesto' Spells Out Role for Women

The doctrine envisions an education system in which girls complete their formal schooling by age 15.<p>Marriage and motherhood—not college degrees and careers—are the paramount goals for young girls living in the territory controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the fledgling terrorist …

The Uber Economy

Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?<p>In the last few years, Uber has gone through a life cycle that once took successful companies decades to complete—from start-up to upstart, from pushy disruptor to pushy …

Interactive map shows how income inequality has deepened across the globe

The World Top Incomes Database has been cataloguing statistics on wealth across the globe since 2011, and its creators have used that data to inform several books, including economist Thomas Piketty's study of income inequality, <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>, which was published in English just a …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

17 Bizarre Aircraft We Love, and the Stories Behind Them

Oddball ideas take flight.<p>It's easy to love these funny-looking planes just for their sheer weirdness. But many of them were built to prove a point or to advance the science of aerodynamics.

Bitcoin's Legality Around The World

Last November, the U.S. Senate dove head-first into the world of Bitcoin, prompted by Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper, a Democratic senator from Delaware who has become very interested in the digital coin. Representatives from law enforcement and financial agencies …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

To Succeed, Growth Hacking Has To Focus More On Product Development Than Marketing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Justin Caldbeck is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a focus on social media, e-commerce and enterprise software. Follow him on Twitter @caldbeckj.</i><p>I can’t think of a buzzier phrase in the tech industry these days …

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Charlie Crist 'Sorry' He Backed Gay Marriage Ban, Calls It A 'Mistake'

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist apologized for backing a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2008 during an interview with an Orlando LGBT publication on Tuesday.<p>"I’m sorry I did that. It was a mistake. I was wrong. Please forgive me," Crist told Watermark Online. When asked …

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric | Inc.com

If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up when Elon Musk is asked to gaze years ahead in time.<p>Interviewed at <i>The New York Times</i>'s <i></i>Dealbook Conference today by Andrew Ross Sorkin, who …

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The 10 Highest-Paid Fortune 500 CEOs

USA Today looked at the 170 Fortune 500 companies that had filed proxy statements as of March 22nd, and that had a CEO that served for the entirety of fiscal 2012.<p>16 CEOs managed to pass the $20 million mark, and a couple managed to break $30 million. One tech CEO saw a massive 81 percent jump in …