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Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Why Pinterest boss Tim Kendall takes a daily ice bath

Technology
When you think of the giants of Silicon Valley, Pinterest may not immediately spring to mind. But with 200 million active users and a recent valuation of $ 12.3bn (£9bn), the platform that started out in 2012 as a quirky online scrapbook has quietly become a hot commodity for advertisers and investors alike. Perhaps that's why Pinterest president Tim Kendall chooses to keep his cool with a daily ice bath. And the BBC's Zoe Kleinman found out that's not his only unusual routine...Zoe Kleinman: Is it true that you have an ice bath every morning?Tim Kendall: I now have a freezer on my back deck that I put water into, and now I get into that because the bath with ice wasn't quite cold enough. So, it continues to escalate.It's like people having coffee in the morning. It's a slightly more extr
Energy-hungry China takes step to buffer against economic shocks

Energy-hungry China takes step to buffer against economic shocks

Business
Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The central bank in energy-hungry China injected funds into the economy Friday in an effort to offset risk and protect against bubbles.The official Xinhua News Agency reported Friday the People's Bank of China injected about $ 75.6 billion into the financial network through its medium-term lending facility, which holds an annual interest rate of 3.2 percent."The [bank's] open market operations are closely watched by the market, as they have become major tools for the central bank in pursuing its monetary policy," Xinhua reported. "Such a policy stance is crucial for China as it has to juggle the task of financial deleveraging, aimed at defusing risk and curbing asset bubbles, while shoring up the economy."The Chinese economy is slowing down, with growth expected to deceler...
Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton extends championship lead to 34 points but Max Verstappen takes the chequered flag

Malaysian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton extends championship lead to 34 points but Max Verstappen takes the chequered flag

Sports
Red Bull's Max Verstappen sealed victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton finished second to extend his lead in the championship standings.Hamilton had started on pole for Mercedes but was passed by Verstappen early on and had no answer to the pace of the Dutchman throughout, with the second Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo taking the final step on the podium.Despite being unable to seal an eighth win of the season, Hamilton still opens up his gap at the top of the championship over nearest rival Sebastian Vettel.Vettel had started from the back of the grid after an engine problem meant the Ferrari driver could not set a time in qualifying, but he fought hard to finish fourth and limit the damage in the title race.Vettel had started the weekend promisingly but his race was summed ...
Giant X-ray camera takes photos of atoms

Giant X-ray camera takes photos of atoms

Technology
An X-ray camera so powerful it can capture images of individual atoms and make movies of chemical reactions has begun operating today.The X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) can flash 27,000 laser beams per second - each one a billion times brighter than that of conventional X-Ray sources.Scientists from eleven countries will use it to research the molecular composition of viruses and cells, and take three-dimensional images of the universe on a nano-molecular scale.It will drive forward international research by filming chemical reactions and by investigating the processes occurring deep inside of planets.Built in an underground facility stretching 3.4km from the German city of Hamburg to the town of Schenefeld, scientists say XFEL "marks the beginning a new era of research in Europe".XFEL s...