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A Brass Tacks Course On How To Launch Your Business Idea

Let a Silicon Valley exec guide you through this seven-course bootcamp.<p>So maybe you've got a million-dollar idea, but do you know how to turn it into …

1000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in February: Enroll Today

A quick fyi: 1,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) will be getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top …

Coursera

50 most useful Alexa skills

Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a SmartThings hub and integrate with IFTTT for a laundry list of other functions. You can also order millions of products off Amazon …

Smart Homes

There's No Way Mueller Will Indict Trump

Those hoping the special counsel will prosecute the president are engaging in fantasy.<p>The latest revelations about President Trump have, once again, excited the interest of the public, leading to speculation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have amassed sufficient evidence to charge the …

Donald Trump

Artificial Intelligence May Have Cracked the Code of the Voynich Manuscript: Has Modern Technology Finally Solved a Medieval Mystery?

What is it about the Voynich Manuscript—that cryptic, illustrated 15th century text of unknown origin and meaning—that has so fascinated and obsessed …

Artificial Intelligence

A Dark, Demented Satire of the Disgustingly Rich

Master filmmaker Michael Haneke (‘Amour,’ ‘The White Ribbon’) returns with ‘Happy End,’ another scathing cinematic critique of the upper crust.<p>Anyone …

How Many of These 14 Common Negotiating Mistakes Do You Make?

You might not even know you're messing up.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much of business -- and life -- is about negotiation. We need to be able to find common ground to make connections, work together and sell to one another. That's why it's important for a business …

3 Retirement Accounts That May Be Better Than a 401k

If you don't have a 401k, don't fret -- these other retirement accounts can actually be a better deal.<p>The 401(k) is often considered the pinnacle of …

Major cause of dementia discovered in the brain

An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and …

Forget Amazon. This E-Commerce Company Is Growing Faster

This tiny e-commerce stock is growing far more quickly than Amazon.com.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) sells tens of billions of dollars in products online …

Merging Neutron Stars Deliver Deathblow To Dark Matter And Dark Energy Alternatives

If you ask an astrophysicist what’s the greatest puzzle in the Universe today, two of the most common answers you’ll get are <i>dark matter</i> and <i>dark energy</i>. The stuff that makes up everything we know of here on Earth, atoms, which is in turn made up of other fundamental particles, adds up to only around …

Dark Matter

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

TV shows

Mr Beams light sale at Amazon illuminates any area from $14 Prime shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon is currently having a sale on Mr. Beams lights, starting with the MB980 Indoor/Outdoor motion sensing ceiling LED light for …

We may have found a pathway that controls aging

Cracking Aging in Animals<p>A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has identified a conserved molecular pathway …

Protein

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Tony Robbins starts every morning with an 'adrenal support cocktail,' a 'priming' meditation exercise, and a workout involving a 'torture machine'

Tony Robbins, the world's most famous life and business coach, is 57 years old and busier than ever.<p>He travels the world for about 60 events (which can last an hour or several days) each year, goes on media tours for his latest projects, monitors the 33 companies he's invested in and directly runs …

How quantum trickery can scramble cause and effect

Logic-defying experiments in quantum causality can twist the notion of time itself.<p>Albert Einstein is heading out for his daily stroll and has to …

Smart Homes' Basic Setup: 5 Devices You Need, Prices And Risks Involved

Our homes and generally our lives, are growing more and more smart every day. Whether it be smartwatches, smartphones and smart speakers, they can …

When Will the GOP Finally Wake Up to President Trump?

Republicans see no emerging autocrat, no flailing nincompoop, no not-really-conservative Republican In Name Only who doesn’t care about ideas. They …

Scientists Actually Prove That Psychedelic Drugs Create An ‘Elevated Level Of Consciousness’

British scientists use brain scans to officially prove for the first time ever that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms truly do open the mind.<p>Brain …

Required Reading: Succulents, The Ultimate Guide

Since the once-humble succulent is still having its day (read: decade), we were delighted to learn that longtime succulent grower, gardener, and …

Femtech startup Elvie raises $6 million for its kegel tracker

Pelvic floor muscles may not be the sexiest topic, but they are crucial to a woman’s sexual health and well-being. Kegel exercises, which help maintain these muscles, certainly aren’t new, but Elvie has found a way to make them slightly more amusing by developing a kegel tracker that connects …

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

But climate change is still responsible for the rest<p>Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. The signs are everywhere—from the famed Alaskan Iditarod course being moved multiple times due to lack of snow, to the emergence of starving polar bears with nowhere to hunt.<p>But while …

Global Warming

3 Ways You Are Pissing Off Your Employees (And What to Do About It) | Inc.com

An international study by the Center for Creative Leadership titled, <i>Always On, Never Done?</i>, which surveyed professionals, executives and managers in the U.S. and 36 other countries found that the average respondent works a whopping 72 hours or more a week.<p>And who do you think they blame for the …

Employment

How A High-Earner Couple Got $100,000 Into Roth IRAs Via The Backdoor

If it’s tax season, it’s Roth season. High-income earners can’t open Roth IRAs directly; but there’s a backdoor way in. Since 2010 Congress has allowed Roth conversions for all taxpayers, regardless of income, so high-income earners can get Roths by first opening a traditional IRA that’s …

Retirement

The Butchering of the Age of Reason

Thanks to science, law, education, and freedom of the press, citizens in the U.S. live in an age of wonder relative to the rest of human history. …

If Your Potential Managers Don't Have These 7 Skills, Don't Promote Them

An alarming 82 percent of the time, companies promote the wrong person.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to a 2014 Gallup poll, companies, 82 percent of the time, appoint the wrong person to a management or leadership position. That's a staggering number.<p>And yet …

Now you can take Pixar’s ‘The Art of Storytelling’ course for free

Have you always wanted to be Pixar animator? Now that process is a tiny bit easier. The animation studio recently made a number of courses available on the Khan Academy website to help you start your journey — and they’re free.<p>The group of courses are called “Pixar in a Box” and include short …

Stellar nonfiction chosen by the National Book Critics Circle

Next month, the National Book Critics Circle will present its 2016 book prizes in six categories; these are the five finalists in nonfiction. Each book deserves to be read for years to come, but every one of them seems to speak urgently about this particular moment — a time of economic inequality …

Raspberry Pi Commands Cheat Sheet

Those just starting out with the Raspberry Pi mini PC, or anyone who would like a refresh and has been away from the hardware, may be interested in a …