Nathan Allred

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If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich?

Oculus's backers could have had a 145x return on their donation. Here's why that never would have happened<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter, no strings attached. Those donors weren’t looking for a payout; they wanted to support something they believed in, …

Ukraine Orders Its Troops Out Of Crimea As G-7 Meets On Crisis

Ukraine announced the pullout of its troops from Crimea after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula and took control of the military bases there. The decision comes as President Obama arrived in the Netherlands on Monday for a summit of the G-7 group of industrialized nations that is certain to …

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'No sign of life' in path of Washington mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. — The voices heard late Saturday night from the rubble of a massive mudslide have gone silent.<p>Thwarted for hours by ooze treacherous as quicksand, rescuers were able to resume their search for victims Sunday. But instead of survivors, they found more bodies.<p>What remains on the …

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FORTUNE — Tesla Motors, the innovative electric car company, wants to be a bigtime automaker. To achieve that, it needs to produce hundreds of thousands of vehicles more than the 22,300 electric vehicles it made in 2013.<p>Which means it’s going to need a bigger battery factory. A much, much bigger …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

The Fine Line the Obama Administration Is Walking With Doctors and Hospitals

The suc­cess of Obama­care—and the White House’s ef­forts to drive down health care spend­ing—de­pend on the co­oper­a­tion of the doc­tors and …

Health Care

Mysterious underground caves discovered in Chile

A group of researchers in Chile discover 20 underground caves which could help unlock mysteries about how continents are formed<p><b>Chilean</b> and <b>French</b> scientists have discovered a network of underground caves on a remote island in Patagonia that could provide valuable clues as to how continents were …

Measles Outbreak Reported in NYC; Vaccinations Urged

Health officials are investigating a measles outbreak in Manhattan and the Bronx after nine children and seven adults have tested positive for the …

Public Health

USA's winter weather damage at $5 billion so far

The fierce winter of 2013-14 so far has caused almost $5 billion in damage to the nation's homes, businesses, infrastructure and agriculture, according to data from Aon Benfield, a global reinsurance firm based in London.<p>That's about $2 billion above average.<p>"This has been a rather costly and …

Why Crimea Is So Valuable To Russia

Ukraine's interim prime minister warned the Crimean parliament that "no one in the civilized world" would recognize its referendum, calling the vote "unconstitutional" and "illegitimate". But the referendum has the support of the Russian parliament, with the speaker of the upper house saying that …

Russia

U.S. Steps In Response To Russia's Intervention In Ukraine

President Obama has condemned Russia's intervention in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, while Secretary of State John Kerry has been meeting with European, Russian and Ukrainian leaders in search of a peaceful resolution to the crisis.<p>Here are some of the measures the U.S. has taken in recent</b> …

Putin mocks the West and threatens to turn off gas supplies

Russian leader says does not want 'new cold war' but threatens to disrupt European gas supplies<p>Vladimir Putin has mocked diplomatic efforts to end the <b>Ukraine</b> crisis as Russia threatened to disrupt European gas supplies by cutting off sales to Kiev over its unpaid debts.<p>The Russian president said …

US and EU impose sanctions and warn Russia to relent in Ukraine standoff

Barack Obama and his EU allies unveiled a co-ordinated set of sanctions on Thursday to punish Russia for occupying the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, imposing visa restrictions on individuals and sharpening rhetoric in what has rapidly degenerated into the worst east-west crisis since the end of …