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4 Top Stocks in Semiconductors

These companies represent unique ways to profit in the booming semiconductor market.<p>Semiconductors form the bedrock of the tech sector. Without new …

Investing

The 'world's biggest legal-pot dealer' talks about taking his company public and the future of weed

Bruce Linton says he's the "world's biggest legal-weed dealer."<p>Drop one very important word — "legal" — from the chief executive's title and that meaning changes drastically.<p>A longtime technology entrepreneur, Linton made his first foray into the marijuana industry as part of a process known as …

Cannabis

Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About ‘Trump Country’

WICHITA, Kan. — Is the white working class an angry, backward monolith — some 90 million white Americans without college degrees, all standing around in factories and fields thumping their dirty hands with baseball bats? You might think so after two years of media fixation on this version of the …

Race & Ethnicity

Watch Trump-Inspired ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ on ‘Colbert’

Following President Trump‘s attempt to clarify remarks from his controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin by using the …

Kim Jong-un

Footage of sole survivor of Amazon tribe emerges

Remarkable footage has been released of an uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years.<p>Semi-naked and swinging an axe vigorously as he fells a tree, the man, believed to be in his 50s, has never been filmed so clearly before and appears to be in …

Ethnology

Midwest rising

Update: This post has been updated to indicate that Edison Partners is close to closing on its ninth fund with at least $300 million.<p>Emerging venture capital firms in smaller American cities from Indianapolis to Princeton, NJ are attracting increasingly larger funding as investors see opportunities …

Venture Capital

Uber partners with Cargo to help drivers make money by selling stuff to riders

Uber has teamed up with Cargo, a startup that makes it easy for ride-share drivers to sell goods to their passengers. Cargo works by giving drivers free boxes, filled with goods like gum, phone chargers and snacks, to sell to passengers from the center of the car console.<p>Cargo, which has partnered …

Selling

3 Wild Solar Power Technologies That Could Secure the Industry's Future

New technology could boost solar efficiency and drive down costs in the next few years. Future materials could even generate electricity at night.<p>The …

Solar Panels

Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here... almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. While that does sound like a long way off, it does provide a more concrete …

Flying Car

Bitcoin Blockchain Stopped Producing Blocks for Hour, Price Climbed 4% | Investopedia

At the beginning of this week, the bitcoin blockchain ceased the production of blocks for just over an hour. There was a 64-minute gap between blocks …

Bitcoin

How to experience quaint Telluride in the summer and fall

Folks who arrive in Telluride have worked hard to get here, and that's part of the magic. Nestled in a box canyon and surrounded by stunning peaks, …

Sea Level

Rolls-Royce is working on a robotic cockroach that can fix plane engines

Rolls-Royce, a company perhaps best known for airplane engines and fine automobiles, is now creating tiny cockroaches that can crawl inside tight spaces to spot potential problems and perform routine maintenance.<p>These roaches aren’t of the household variety, however; they’re robots.<p>Blockchain and …

Robotics

Swim.ai raises $10M to bring real-time analytics to the edge

Once upon a time, it looked like cloud-based serviced would become the central hub for analyzing all IoT data. But it didn’t quite turn out that way because most IoT solutions simply generate too much data to do this effectively and the round-trip to the data center doesn’t work for applications …

Machine Learning

Lumen reveals if your body is burning fat or carbs with a single breath

Lumen's technology is based on the very real metabolic measurement called respiratory quotient (RQ). For decades scientists and dieticians have used …

Carbohydrates

Self-driving car startup Zoox is raising $500 million at a $3.2 billion valuation

Zoox, a once-secretive self-driving car startup, is closing a $500 million at a $3.2 billion post-money valuation, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Prior to the deal, Zoox was valued at $2.7 billion, Zoox confirmed to TechCrunch. The round, led by Mike Cannon-Brookes of Grok Ventures, brings its …

Venture Capital

Trump says 'I'm not pro-Russia,' hits ex-CIA chief Brennan for calling Putin news conference 'treasonous'

President Trump denied he was "pro-Russia" and slammed former CIA Director John Brennan in a Fox News interview airing Tuesday night, after the ex-intelligence chief described Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "treasonous."<p>"I think Brennan is a very bad guy and if you …

Donald Trump

Weed Munchies Traced Back to a Hormone Surge That Changes Eating Patterns

It's a game changer for cancer patients with low appetites.<p>Anyone who’s ever done a bong rip or read old scientific studies on weed knows that …

Cannabis

All-Electric Flying Car Is Clear for Takeoff in the US and Canada

The future is shaping up to be a serious trade-off instead of the tech-powered paradise we were promised in the 1950s. Case in point: the year 2018 …

Flying Car

How to apply for a job in a different field when you have no experience

You're poking around while job searching and there it is: the dream position.<p>But, before you can get too excited, you see the requirements. At first glance, based on your degree or work experience, this role looks out of reach. Before you give up, though, know that's not always the end of the story.<p>…

Employment

Here's What Jeff Bezos Prefers to Work-Life Balance and Why You Should Live By It

Work-life balance naively suggests working and non-working hours should be evenly apportioned.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon is known for building a culture that values hard work. So much so that the organization has received criticism from current and …

Work-life Balance

Uber announces new tools to make pickups less of a headache

Turn your smartphone into a colorful flare to flag down your driver<p>Uber is rolling out a new suite of tools that are designed to enhance communication between drivers and riders and make tricky pickups much less stressful.<p>So much can go wrong after you tap that request button, especially in crowded …

Red Hat

The Costanza ‘opposite’ strategy to win friends and influence people

During one of the most famous episodes (“The Opposite”) of the TV show Seinfeld, loveless and unemployable character, George Costanza decides to stop …

Albert Einstein

Grim space photo shows the horror of demolishing forests

While orbiting some 250 miles above Madagascar this week, International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold captured a grim picture of the island's …

Biodiversity

Get your gig: Here are the 9 best sites to visit for freelance or contract work

<b>Question:</b> Hi Steve. Everyone says the economy is so great and that this is the era of the “gig economy.” Well, if that’s the case, where are all the gigs? I left my comfortable (but boring) job a year ago and have yet to fill my dance card with paying clients. – Jessica<p><b>Answer:</b> Let me share a little …

Small Business

Jobs Report: Workers Are Quitting Their Jobs at Dotcom Bubble Rates

The saying is that nobody likes a quitter. But that can’t be right, given the near-record number of workers quitting their jobs, according to data …

Employment

Monday.com raises $50M at a $500M valuation led by Stripes for its workplace collaboration tools

The more that we digitise our interactions with work colleagues, the more we will need tools to help handle that process more smoothly. Today, Monday.com — one of the wave of startups that works in the larger category of workplace collaboration tools — is announcing a significant growth round that …

Project Management

ANGLR raises $3.3 million to create a Fitbit for fishing

ANGLR, a tracking system for fisherpersons, has raised a $3.3 million Series A to add AR and wearables to their already impressive package of fishing trip management and devices to help record fishing data. That’s right… they caught a big one!<p>Nic Wilson and Landon Bloomer started this …

Fishing

A Stunning Video of a Greenland Iceberg Collapse

When an iceberg calves, it's a big deal.<p>Researchers from NYU have compressed a glacier's breakdown into a stunning 90 seconds of destruction. The collapse, scientifically known as a calving, shows what global sea-rise looks like in real time.<p>The event, which in real time lasted around half an hour, …

Global Warming

This "horror" was spotted off the coast of the Carolinas

Researchers from NOAA took a deep sea dive off the coast of the Carolinas and discovered some "unidentified" creatures. The team also caught a …

Horror

An Astrophysics 'Breakthrough' Will Be Unveiled Thursday. Here's How to Watch.

An international team of astrophysicists will reveal a "breakthrough" discovery Thursday (July 12), and you can watch the announcement live.<p>The U.S. …

University of Maryland