The Umbrella Revolution

 

 

In 2014, Hong Kong saw protests against the downgrading of democracy in the Chinese-ruled territory. Many protesters came with yellow umbrellas which soon became a symbol of their agitation.

Credits: Carl Burton, ////////// and Tumblr via Britt Bailey, Haven: Environment and Pinterest

Silicon Valley wants you to live longer (or forever)

 

At $12.4 billion, San Diego biotech Samumed is one of the highest-valued healthcare startups in the country. It’s goal? Reverse aging.

Founded in 2008 by now-billionaire Osman Kibar, the company is focused on developing medicines that could (one day) do things like erase wrinkles or cure blindness. The key, Kibar thinks, lies in teaching our cells to regenerate—prompting progenitor stem cells back into action to help repair aging organs.

In August, Samumed raised $438 million in equity funding, a stunning investment for a company that, while promising, still has no approved drugs. To-date, it’s raised more than $650 million.

Credits: AngelList via Outlook

Aquaventure: After Dark

 

Aquaventure After Dark returns on the 26th of October for a special Haunted Edition fuelled by Coca-Cola. Slide and dance the night away as we feature the best DJs and turn up the music till midnight at TripAdvisor’s No. 1 water park. Get ready as your favourite pool party gets lit up. Hurry..before the night creepsss up on you!

Credits: Atlantis The Palm – Dubai via Outlook 2016