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Quality Typefaces That Are Free For Use In Your Commercial Projects

‘JAKARTA’<br>Image via Dominique Thiodorus<br>If you’re reading this, it’s likely you have a font obsession—but now is not the time to curb it.<br>Curated by …

Typography

Forget Cryptocurrencies: You're Better Off Buying These 3 Stocks

Don't gamble on bitcoin and other digital currencies. These stocks are much smarter plays.<p>Cryptocurrencies are exciting. They're also extremely …

Attack on Afghanistan tourists puts spotlight on extreme holidays

A tour of Iraq, Syria or Somalia may not be to everyone’s taste, but for those who take the risk ‘the rewards are amazing’<p>Forty-eight hours in downtown Mogadishu with armed guards for company may not be everyone’s idea of a great holiday, but as this week’s attack on a sightseeing tour of …

Swat Valley

Asian shares mostly lower, Tokyo climbs on strong GDP data

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday after a dismal day on Wall Street. But shares in Tokyo were buoyed by …

Stock Markets

Soros doubles bet against the S&P, goes for gold

Billionaire investor George Soros, who made a fortune betting against the British pound in 1992, on Monday disclosed a big bet on gold during the …

Who owns America's debt?

Donald Trump says he can "make a deal" on America's debt.<p>Last week, he implied that he could negotiate with America's creditors to get them to accept a lower rate of repayment, such as 85 cents for every dollar.<p>It sounds shrewd, until you think about who would get hurt under this scenario. Who …

Jake Tapper

Ag Drones Market to Reach $3.7bn by 2022

The agricultural drones market is flying. A new report from RnR Market Research states that it’s set to be worth nearly $3.7 billion by 2022, while …

Using a Drone’s Surface Model to Estimate Crop Yields & Assess...

<b>Anez Consulting has devised an innovative method of estimating crop yield and analysing the health and vigor of plants—using a drone-sourced surface</b> …

A Massive Aquaponic Lettuce And Fish Farm Will Grow In A Brooklyn Warehouse

In a year, a startup plans to produce 180,000 pounds of food for local grocery stores and restaurants.<p>“We build industrial-scale ecosystems.” So says Jason Green, CEO and co-founder of Edenworks, a Brooklyn-based urban farming startup. Unlike a typical indoor farm–a sterile environment, sometimes …

Aquaponics

This App Could Help Farmers Save Entire Harvests

Booster aims to adapt technology to the farmers, not the other way around. Image courtesy of Booster.<i>Editor’s note: In anticipation of our upcoming</i> …

Farming

Smartphones and cloud computing the key to farmers' future

Smartphones are set to replace tractors as a farmer's most useful tool and cloud computing will be just as important as rain clouds for WA's grain …

Watch 6 bug-sized robots tow a 3,900lb SUV

Ants are incredibly strong for their size on their own, and can carry enormous weights when they work together. This inspired a team of Stanford University researchers to try and get many tiny robots to team up and combine their efforts.<p>The result is astonishing: a team of six microrobots, each the …

Robotics

CMOs: ‘Technographics’ is the new demographics

Smart businesses that recognize the value of an outside-in perspective have long analyzed attributes like demographics and firmographics in an attempt to better understand their customer base. In particular, consumer marketers have tailored messaging around characteristics like age, gender, marital …

Booking.com now recommends hotels by passion, like gambling or stargazing

Booking.com, part of travel monolith Priceline Group, wants to sell you a hotel room based on what you like to do — not just where you want to go.<p>The company has soft-launched a new feature, called Passion Search, which recommends destinations and hotels based on interests like stargazing, spicy …

Rainforests

Virgin Galactic unveils its new SpaceShipTwo

Billionaire<p>Richard Bransonstepped back into the space race Friday as he unveiledVirgin Galactic's new SpaceShipTwo with his usual showmanship — and a bit of poignancy.<p>While music swelled in a hanger at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Branson stood through the sunroof of a white Range Rover. From …

Space Travel

Putin's next strike could be anywhere in the world, warns Polish official

Adviser to Poland’s president says Russia’s Syria intervention demonstrated to US that its diplomatic ‘pivot to Asia’ was a mistake<p>Vladimir Putin’s new geopolitical ambitions have led the US to realise it made a strategic mistake turning away from Europe and making a pivot to Asia, the foreign …

Russia

We're Entering a Golden Age of Space Tourism Propaganda [Updated]

Whether they’re selling tickets to orbit or making sure the science funding keeps flowing, rocket companies and space agencies alike have a vested …

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:

The hedge fund manager who nailed the subprime crisis says China's problem right now is 4 times as big

The letter, seen by Business Insider, warns that China has a problem much bigger than the subprime crisis in 2008.<p>Bass was one of the hedge fund managers who correctly predicted and profited from the mortgage crisis in 2008.<p>The problem in China, according to Bass, is the banking system and its …

BBC’s WWIII: New show peddles ‘Putin’s invasion’ & nuclear attack on UK

A fictitious vision of the future compiled by “western strategists” in which Russia invades Latvia and then launches a nuclear strike on Britain has premiered in a new BBC show titled “World War Three: Inside the War Room.”<p>The nearly one hour long program, which premiered on Wednesday on the UK’s …

The tech revolution could change (or erase) your job by 2020

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is under way and while it could lead to the loss of more than 7 million jobs over the next few years, it also should …

Artificial Intelligence

Sorry, 3D Systems: Carbon3D Is Johnson & Johnson's New 3D Printing Partner

Start-up Carbon3D is muscling into the growing and lucrative healthcare 3D printing segment.<p>Healthcare giant <b>Johnson & Johnson</b> (NYSE:JNJ) announced …

Applying for an internship? Here’s a handy action plan

The search for an internship during an MBA is an important experience for many students. It provides the chance to work in the jobs and places where …

Goldman Sachs sends US into recession, promptly retracts report’s slide

Despite being “too big to fail”, America’s “most important bank” Goldman Sachs may have done so this week, at least for a few minutes, when it …

People are afraid these 'zombie ships' are the first sign of global economic collapse

"We are now at the stage where people are struggling to remember an era when it was this difficult, we've gone through what it was like in the '90s, the '80s and the '70s, so expressions like 'living memory' start to apply," said Jeremy Penn, the chief executive of the Baltic Exchange in London.<p>The …

Zombie ships send maritime freight into worst crisis in living memory

Cheap debt, the China slowdown, and a glut of ships have seen the Baltic Dry Index plummet to its lowest level in more than 30 years<p>The shipping industry is facing its worst crisis in living memory as years of rapid expansion fuelled by cheap debt have coincided with an economic slowdown in …

Shipping