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How One Company Scammed Silicon Valley. And How It Got Caught.

<b>BAD BLOOD</b> <b><br>Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup</b><br>By John Carreyrou<br>352 pp. Alfred A. Knopf. $27.95.<p>In 2015, Vice President Joe Biden visited the Newark, Calif. laboratory of a hot new start-up making medical devices: Theranos. Biden saw rows of impressive-looking equipment — the company’s …

Silicon Valley

The 15 Best Camping Tents for Every Kind of Outdoor Adventure

Home is wherever you want it to be with these fun options.<p>From bestsellers to innovations, the tried-and-true to the unusual, these are the best …

Outdoors

LynQ Long Range Tracker Helps You Locate Those Important

Even though it is possible to track friends and family using smartphones, connectivity, reception and even hardware failure can cause applications …

Gear & Gadgets

Watch 1080p movies on up to a 150-inch screen w/ this projector: $63 (Reg. $80)

Nova Tech US (99% positive feedback lifetime) offers the DBPOWER RD-810 LED 1080p Projector for <b>$62.99 shipped</b> when you use code <b>GLWAO4DA</b> at checkout. Normally $80, this is within just a few dollars of its all-time low and is the best available. Great for watching movies outdoors or in the comfort of …

Gear & Gadgets

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Gardening

Did a Ski Brand Just Make the Perfect Travel Bag?

Rocky Mountain Underground, or RMU for short, is a ski company, but its just-launched BRFCS is a contender in the realm of adventure travel bags. The …

Camping

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

Gardening

Urban dwellers will like the sound of these noise-canceling windows

One of the joys of living in the countryside must surely be pushing open the windows each morning to allow the soothing sounds of birdsong to float …

Consumer Tech

Weight loss diet tips to lose 10 kg in one month

Weight loss diet tips to lose 10 kg in one month<p>Photo: Shutterstock<p>If you’re still figuring out a way to lose weight and build that beach body for …

Nutrition

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

Cancer Breakthrough Leads China's Biotech Boom

A few days before Craig Chase was discharged from the Jiangsu Provincial People’s Hospital in Nanjing, his doctor told him something he never …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Prepare your kids for their next sleepover w/ the portable Kid-O-Bunk bed for $199 ($90 off)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, as one of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, MMP Living (100% positive all-time feedback from 388,000+) offers the …

Scientists invent graphene paint that makes your house super efficient

Graphene – the strongest material known to science – is used to create everything from condoms to night-vision contact lenses. Now, thanks to the …

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

Microsoft created tens of thousands of millionaires after going public. Can these three stocks do the same?<p><b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) has …

What Is Blockchain?

An overview of the technology everyone is talking about.<p>Blockchain might seem like magical fairy dust that companies throw about that suddenly sparks …

Blockchain

30 Make-Ahead Lunches You Can Pack Tonight

What's one of the easiest ways to feel like you have your life together? If you ask us, it's prepping lunch the night before. In the grand scheme of …

Healthy Eating

Boardy Modular USB Sofa Organizer

Easily organize your sofa space with the Boardy Modular USB Sofa Organizer. Featuring a magnetic modular system, Boardy allows you to swap between …

This Is the Most Innovative Water Bottle, Ever

Until now, almost all water bottles are constructed of either metal or plastic, but the just-announced Keego is, somehow, both. Even though it’s made …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists

Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’<p>The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years.<p>The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private …

Nuclear Energy

‘Blockchain’ is meaningless

‘You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means’<p>Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies have entered the mainstream discourse, but they’ve also been joined by a concept that is widely circulated, but poorly understood: “the blockchain” or just “blockchain.” The idea …

The Best Albums of 2018 (So Far)

Even as our definition of what exactly makes a "record" expands and mutates, the album remains a form beloved by fans, artists, and the larger record …

Avrame A-Frame Kit Homes

The A-Frame revival is in full swing and modern interpretations of the classic dwelling are popping up everywhere from the lake shores of Normandy to …

10 Netflix Hidden Gems To Add To Your Watch List

Image: Magnolia Pictures<p>I get paralysed by too many choices. Most nights when I flick on Netflix, if I am not already deep in a series, I just sit …

February book preview: 20 new titles to read

1 of 21<p>Must-reads for the month<p>Some of the most anticipated titles of 2018’s first half are arriving this February. Here, EW has rounded up the 20 …

21 intriguing books I want to read in 2018

Every year, I read advance copies of dozens of big idea and business books. So do other authors, but we all do it separately—and rarely get a chance to discuss, debate, and share our insights. My resolution this year is to change that.<p>I've started a book club with Malcolm Gladwell, Susan Cain, and …

Eat More of These 25 Foods and Lose Weight

Regular exercise is great for building muscle and losing fat, but if you want to see real weight-loss results, what you eat matters. But dropping pounds isn't about depriving yourself — it's about choosing the right foods that satisfy without the calories. Revamping your diet is an important place …

Tesla's latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada

Tesla's experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada's Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla's Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack batteries to create a more reliable wind power system. The …

Today in Gear: A Stunning Bar Cart, the Perfect Upgrade for Vintage Speakers and More

<i>We’ve made some new adjustments to Today in Gear, including a new publishing time of 4 p.m. in order to capture all the day’s new stories. Comments</i> …