Female founders have brought in just 2.2% of US VC this year (yes, again)

Despite efforts to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs, U.S. female-founded startups have raised just 2.2 percent of venture capital investment in 2018. That statistic may sound familiar; it’s the exact same portion of capital startups founded by a solo female founder or an all-female team secured last year, too, according…

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Just Five Countries Hold 70 Percent Of The World’s Remaining Wilderness

One hundred years ago, roughly 15 percent of the planet was used to tend to crops and livestock. Since then, the global population has quadrupled and our dominance of the Earth (land and sea) has radically expanded. According to an article published in Nature, as much as 77 percent of land and 87 percent of ocean excluding Antarctica…

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity. Seven-year-old Golden Gate said its…

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Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables

People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from the U.S-based Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released last November found that just one in ten adults in…

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Your vegetables are going to be picked by robots sooner than you think

In the very near future, robots are going to be picking the vegetables that appear on grocery store shelves across America. The automation revolution that’s arrived on the factory floor will make its way to the ag industry in the U.S. and its first stop will likely be the indoor…

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Video captures Army pilot surprising his dog after coming back from deployment

Video Illinois Army pilot returns home, surprises his dog Video shows heartwarming reunion between Army pilot and his dog. A Golden Retriever seemed like he couldn’t wag his tail fast enough after finding out that his human, Army pilot Zack Vohaska, was home once again after serving overseas. And witnesses…

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Here’s Why You Should Put A Spoonful Of Sugar In Your Backyard This Summer

Bee lovers around the world have been sharing photos of the world’s pollinators drinking sugar water from spoons after a post on a Facebook page dedicated to the English broadcaster David Attenborough asked fans to work together to save the world’s bees with an extremely simple gesture: offer up a spoonful…

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Australia Will Now Fine Parents Twice A Month If They Fail To Vaccinate Their Kids

The Australian government has beefed up its already relatively strong vaccination laws in a bid to push inoculation rates up to record highs around the country. According to a statement by MP Dan Tehan, the Minister for Social Services, as of July 1, parents who don’t vaccinate their children will…

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North Korea agrees to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’ after Trump-Kim summit

close Video Highlights of President Trump’s summit with dictator Kim Jong Un After much anticipation, President Trump met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of the historic meeting. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a document on…

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Canada Votes To Legalize Cannabis For Recreational Use

Canada is now set to become only the second country worldwide to legalize the recreational use of cannabis after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to change the laws. The new legislation could see marijuana sold legally in shops as early as September. The new bill, known as The Cannabis Act, controls and…

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Texas billboard tells liberals to keep driving until they leave the state

A billboard on Interstate 40 in Texas tells liberals to to keep driving until they leave the state.  (Kyle Mccalie) A billboard in Texas made waves on social media Tuesday after its message was posted online. “Liberals,” the billboard reads. “Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT…

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Grandma, 70, shoots alleged home intruder: ‘Kill him before he kills me’

close Video Philadelphia grandmother shoots home invader 70-year-old Maxine Thompson grabbed her late mother’s handgun and shot at the intruder. A gun-toting 70-year-old grandmother took matters into her own hands early Saturday morning when she shot and wounded an alleged home intruder attempting to break into her Philadelphia residence. Maxine…

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The benefits of having friends who aren’t ‘just like us’

Image copyright Getty Images Having a strong network of friends has many advantages, from offering support when we are down, to a group we can share our thoughts with. But could we be missing out if we only mix with people “just like us”? For most of us, the people…

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Snake slithers across US military sniper’s rifle in stunning photo

A southern black racer snakes slithers across a sniper’s rifle.  (Alabama National Guard/ Army Staff Sgt. William Frye) Even a snake didn’t break the focus of one U.S. military sniper in Alabama. While conducting a 1-173 Infantry training exercise, a southern black racer snake slid across the barrel of junior…

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Boy Scouts to change name, drop ‘Boy’ and accept girls in 2019, organization says

close Video Charlie Kirk reacts as girls begin joining the Boy Scouts Thousands of girls have joined the Boy Scouts, but at what cost? Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA founder and an Eagle Scout, speaks out on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’ After 108 years, the Boy Scouts program is set to…

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North, South Korea agree on denuclearization of peninsula after historic meeting

close Video Kim Jong Un crosses into South Korea North Korean leader crosses DMZ line in effort to reduce hostility In a dramatic early Friday announcement, North and South Korean leaders agreed to a framework that could finally bring peace to the peninsula and potentially end decades of tension between…

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