Solopreneurs, Add This to Your Business Card: “New Economy Pioneer” -The Mission

Welcome to the New Economy: By 2020, more than 40 per cent of the American workforce — 60 million people — will be independent workers, such as freelancers, contractors and temporary employees. Congratulations, you’re ahead of the curve! And you’re participating in this new economy on your own terms. Here, we break down six ways the culture of self-employment […]

The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics

Recently, Vitaliy Husar received results from a DNA screening that changed his life. It wasn’t a gene that suggested a high likelihood of cancer or a shocking revelation about his family tree. It was his diet. It was all wrong. That was, at least, according to DNA Lifestyle Coach, a startup that offers consumers advice […]

Fake news is killing people’s minds, says Apple boss Tim Cook

Tim Cook, the boss of Apple, is calling for governments to launch a public information campaign to fight the scourge of fake news, which is “killing people’s minds”. That doesn’t allow much for people’s ability to discern between fact and fiction, but he’s got a point. In an impassioned plea, Mr Cook, boss of the […]

Chinese online retailer to expand drone delivery routes in 2017, China’s second largest online retailer, is set to expand its drone delivery routes to reach a growing network of rural villages following a successful program launch last year. The retailer, China’s closest rival to online giant Alibaba, has been using drones to deliver goods across four Chinese provinces including Jiangsu, rural Beijing, Sichuan and Guangxi […]

Is nuclear energy renewable?

Nuclear energy remains controversial. Many think we shouldn’t use nuclear at all. The question: “Is nuclear energy renewable?” TED’s Chris Anderson invited two experts to debate the viability of nuclear energy vs the alternatives available. TRANSPRIPT “Is Nuclear Energy Renewable and Environmentally Sound?” Chris Anderson: We’re having a debate. The debate is over the proposition: […]

Virginia Tech flexible solar panel goes where silicon can’t

Post-doctoral researcher Congcong Wu, who is working in the lab of Shashank Priya, the Robert E. Hord Jr. Professor of Mechanical Engineering, holds up a layer of the flexible solar panel the group is working on. The process to adhere a thin film of titanium oxide to the panel takes less than 10 seconds using […]