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Tesla's soaring stock price is causing investors to overthink everything

<b>•That strategy is symptomatic of investor confusion around Tesla.</b><p><b>•Investors want Tesla to remake the car business — but it already has.</b><p>Tesla is a gravity-defying stock. After an epic run over the first quarter of 2017, it reported a predictable titanic loss — and yet shares remain above $300, …

Google's about to blacklist thousands of Chinese websites

China's relationship with America's tech firms is barely friendly, but things are about to get that little bit rougher. Google has announced that it'll stop trusting the security certificates provided by CNNIC, China's Internet Network Information Center. The dust-up between the two is pretty dry, …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

Orange Solar Tent Is The Future Of Festival Camping

This has got to be one of the coolest inventions in a very long time.<p>The <i>Orange Solar Tent</i> is a revolutionary new tent that will forever change the …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

North Sea wind power 'may make East of England a trade hub'

<b>The East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavia if the proper regulation is put in place, says an industry group.</b><p>RenewableUK said it hoped a House of Lords report on the North Sea would help move forwards a framework to allow the import and export of wind …

U.S. to fund bigger wind turbine blades

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- More than $1.5 million in federal funding is available for research and development of bigger wind turbine blades, the …

Google will fly a crazy, plane-like, 84-foot wind turbine next month

Astro Teller tells the crowd at SXSW that the 28-foot versions didn't crash<p>Google plans to fly an 84-foot wind turbine next month, according to Google X's Astro Teller, who spoke at SXSW today.<p>Google's wind turbines don't look like the ones you might see along the US coastline. They're more like …

Wind Power

Wind farms are making the North Sea one of the world’s most overcrowded bodies of water

The UK is planning to build its biggest offshore windfarm yet, far into the North Sea where it isn’t going to spoil anyone’s view—but will further crowd very busy waters.<p>The North Sea is one of the most industrialized bodies of water in the world, chock-a-block with oil rigs, undersea pipelines and …

North Sea

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is 850 degrees F, and the atmosphere is 90 times denser than ours. In other words, you'd die in the …

How I quit my job to travel: The corporate lawyer

Travel and food blogger Jodi Ettenberg explains why she left a successful career behind – and no, it wasn’t to “find herself” or “pursue her passion”.<p>When people hear how I quit my job as a lawyer after six years of corporate work, they assume I burned out and fled the nine-to-five (or, more …

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How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about …

The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers

When you’re not looking for a job, it can be easy to ignore your LinkedIn profile. Sure, you add people you meet at networking events as contacts and …

Fresh Free Fonts - March 2014 Edition

Staying updated with what’s the new thing, and the latest trend in the field of designing is of prime importance. There are some resources, tutorials …

The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014

Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated …

A Labor Revolution or a Return to Serfdom: Could You Thrive in the Gig Economy?

Freelance nation. Micro-work. The gig economy. Call it what you like, it's growing. But can you really make a living taking one-off jobs from websites like TaskRabbit or Fiverr? Fast Company writer Sarah Kessler gave it a try for one month and told us her story. She discovered that the labor …

Hop to it: How to buy a brewery

When Carl Setzer, 31, decided to quit an unrewarding risk management job in China’s capital Beijing, he knew his next move had to be into something he would enjoy.<p>As a beer fan, the US expatriate had spent seven years in China and found himself with little choice in unique brews. Although there was …

Beer

Cocaine use is going to pot

Fewer Americans are drinking Coke, as the once dominant drink loses ground to bottled water, coffee, and energy drinks. Sales of cocaine, originally …

Cannabis

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' crusader class arrives in new trailer

A trailer released today for <i>Diablo 3</i>'s upcoming <i>Reaper of Souls</i> expansion highlights the crusader class, the shield-weilding defenders of the Zakarum faith.<p><i>Diablo 3</i>'s sixth class was revealed last August alongside <i>Reaper of Souls</i>. Press play above to learn about the crusaders' origins. You'll also …

Star Citizen hits $40 million and proves that PC space sims aren't niche, Chris Roberts says

"We've done it again!" Chris Roberts exclaimed in a new blog post on his website about the crowdfunding campaign for PC space sim Star Citizen, which reached an astounding $40 million last night. This is up from $39 million just over two weeks ago.<p>Roberts said the $40 million number "would have …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

The Internet Will Be Everywhere In 2025, For Better Or Worse

We won't think about 'going online' or 'looking on the Internet' for something. We'll just be online, and just look."<p>In 2025, the Internet will enhance our awareness of the world and ourselves while diminishing privacy and allowing abusers to "make life miserable for others," according to a new …

Behind the Scenes: Shooting a Panorama from the Top of the Freedom Tower

Last year, TIME teamed up with Portland-based software company GigaPan to create something special: a 360-degree panorama from the top of the Freedom …

Judge Strikes Down 6-Year-Old FAA Drone Ban, Makes Commercial Drones Legal

One of the judges of the National Transportation Safety Board (the NTSB) ruled yesterday that the FAA has no authority to regulate drones, striking …

Tutorial: How to Effectively Remove Color Casts from Your Photos in Seconds

There are many ways to remove color casts from your images in Photoshop, but this tutorial by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz offers …

3-D Printing Cells For Drug Testing Could Keep Animals Out Of Harm’s Way

Using a hacked MakerBot printer, researchers came up with a way to make human cells that work better than animal testing–and don’t need an animal.<p>Think of 3-D printing and you probably think of plastic gadgets like this bizarre toothbrush, but the technology can also be used for “bioprinting” …

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his …