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Barrier Reef coral genetically altered in hope of surviving climate change

Coral species from different climes being mixed as a form of ‘assisted evolution’ to see if it will help them adapt more quickly to rising sea temperatures<p>The Australian government’s marine research agency is looking to genetically alter species of coral to help them cope with rising sea …

Global Warming

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this year Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a visionary move. In June, Musk announced that his electric-car company will no longer enforce any of its patents, effectively making the company's patents open sourced.<p>While Musk’s stated reason …

It Pays to Become a Jet-Setting Global Entrepreneur Sooner Rather Than Later

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My first taste of international business came over three pints of Guinness at 11AM on a Sunday. My startup co-founder and I were meeting with a globetrotting British consultant, trying to keep up with his routine liquid brunches at a …

Insanely Crispy Garlic Short Ribs

These crunchy short riblets from Andrew Zimmern are the perfect snack for eating with a frosty glass of beer.<p><i>These Philippine short ribs from Andrew</i> …

The four best cities to launch a startup in Latin America

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Fuse/Thinkstock<p>Winter is on the way and perhaps you’re thinking about moving south. Whether you’re looking to Latin …

The Next Logical Step in Real-Time Marketing: Reactvertising

It all started with an Oreo tweet in the Super Bowl -- and it hasn't moved much beyond that. But real-time marketing is <i>still</i> all the rage. Or at …

Why PR Is Critical For Your Startup’s Success

While some argue that hiring a public relations team shouldn’t be at the top of a startup’s to-do list, these PR mavens say hiring such a team is more important than you think.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is in response to the April 11, 2014 piece,</i> “Why Your Startup Shouldn’t Hire A PR Firm.”<p>Maybe …

Paleo Protein: Buffalo Steaks With Mushroom Sauce

Since it appeared in 2005, ­Loren Cordain and Joe Friel’s <i>The Paleo Diet for Athletes</i> has sold nearly 100,000 copies—not bad for a brand extension of what many considered nothing more than a fad diet. The reason may have something to do with the less stringent guidelines. In their first book, 2001’s</i> …

Food

Gyronimo aircraft performance apps

While there are a wide variety of iPad apps available for weather, navigation and weight and balance, there aren’t many for computing aircraft …

The New Emirates' Charter Jet for When First Class Isn't Good Enough

The route to Patagonia’s biggest unclimbed wall now protected

“ONE DAY WE’LL JUST DISAPPEAR,” Kris Tompkins told me in 2011, “but the parks will still be here.” It’s this spirit of protecting lands, not just for …

National Parks

In Africa, incumbents continue to wield power to stay in office

A disputed election in Tanzania, a nullified election in Zanzibar and efforts to prolong the rule of authoritarian leaders in Congo and Rwanda are the latest signs that incumbents are nearly impervious to democratic challenge in much of the African continent.<p>A flurry of elections has been held …

In the virtual cockpit: What it takes to fly a drone

A 9th Attack Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, left, and 49th Operations Group MQ-9 sensor operator fly an MQ-9 Reaper training mission from a ground control station on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Michael Shoemaker<p>Drone pilots escape the physical demands and dangers of a traditional cockpit. There's no …

Drones

Glory of Early Aviation (1900s-1960s)

"QUANTUM SHOT" #832 <br>Link - article by Avi Abrams<p><b>"Adventure in Contentment" - Vintage Air Travel Posters and Airline Nostalgia</b><p>Some will say that we …

Everest Two Ways

This past Wednesday marked with the sixtieth anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s first summit of Mt. Everest. We asked Jimmy Chin, a National Geographic photographer, as well as a climber and a skier, and Conrad Anker, a famous mountaineer who discovered George Mallory’s body on the …

Meet the Apple of the coffee world: Nespresso

For ecommerce companies looking for the best way to set-up a retail space Apple is the ultimate example. But I’ve found another company that launched …

Everest: 60 Years On The Mountain

Remember at the start of the day when I said there was a lot of Everest related news for the day? Well, I wasn't kidding, but I think this is the …

Chris Malloy fighting for his life on the set of 180 South.  Photo by Jeff Johnson

Chris Malloy fighting for his life on the set of 180 South. Photo by Jeff Johnson

CA Study Looks to Bolster Chinook Salmon Population

Millions of chinook salmon are produced every year in California's hatcheries, but many don't return in the fall once they are released into the wild …

An Atlantic Salmon Dispatch from Russia

Greetings from Ryabaga Camp on the banks of the Ponoi River in northern Russia.<p>The Ponoi has certainly lived up to its reputation as one of the …

Has Amelia Earhart's Plane Finally Been Found?

A team of researchers say they believe that they have found the remains of Amelia Earhart's missing Lockheed Electra aircraft, which went down …

With The Spring Himalaya Season Over, All Eyes Turn To Denali

Now that the spring climbing season in the Himalaya is officially over, the attention of the mountaineering world turns to Alaska and the challenging …

Not Dying in Alaska: A Profile of the Kilcher Family

Eivin Kilcher doesn’t sit down much. He’s too busy doing the things you can only do in action mode. He’d rather teach his dog how to ride his horse, which he recently did. He’d rather set up a new bolted climbing route through the Kenai Mountains so that if he did sit for a moment, he’d have a …

Paddleboarding

Carl Sagan, Marijuana Advocate, Explains What It's Like To Be High While Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan, a titan of scientific study and communication, died in 1996, leaving behind an expansive legacy of research and education. He assumed a diverse set of roles throughout his life, including as a longtime casual user of and advocate for marijuana.<p>Sagan's involvement with pot began as a …

Time to turn capitalism 'inside out' - roundtable report

When John Elkington helped set up a consulting company called SustainAbility in 1987, few people had heard of the word, let alone knew how to spell …

Sustainability