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Journey Into The Sun's Guts With Benedict Cumberbatch As Your Guide [Video]

The actor narrates an awesome documentary about solar storms that could take out Earth’s technology<p>Without the sun, life on Earth would be impossible. It provides food for the plants that feed us, and warmth so that we don’t freeze to death. But the sun has a dark side. It is, after all, a giant …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

The Planetary Society is preparing to launch a tiny satellite into orbit later this month as the first phase in testing a solar sail as a means of spacecraft propulsion — an idea that has been kicking around in the science (and science-fiction) literature for at least a century.<p>The satellite, …

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

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Video Illustrations of "The Twelve Rules of Animation"

Spot the ones that overlap with industrial design sketching & animations<p>Of the many technical skills an industrial designer must master, the first is …

13 Things Successful 'Mad Men' Characters Do (and You Should Too)

The best drama on television for learning about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship is back for its final season.<p>This column is about <i>Mad Men</i>, but you don't have to watch the show to understand it (well, at least most of it).<p>As the show returns for its final half-season (set in 1970), I'm …

From a medieval text, a weapon against a modern superbug emerges

At the University of Nottingham in Britain, researchers have rediscovered an ancient medicinal elixir that appears to fight a very modern scourge: a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection rampant in hospitals.<p>The discovery melds medieval potion-making with modern pharmacology. In its crosshairs: …

Super Bug

Bank of England's new stress test to include China slowdown and eurozone crash

UK's biggest banks to face tough new stress test<p>The Bank of England’s latest stress tests of the country’s biggest lenders will consider how the banks would cope under a global downturn centred on Asia that led to a fresh eurozone crisis, the worst spell of deflation since the 1930s and nearly two …

What Will Come First: The Sharing Or Circular Economy?

Should economies be “sharing” or “circular?” The first term describes how the distributive power of the internet is helping people to rent and sell assets and abilities that that were previously virtually unmarketable.<p>The second, meanwhile, is the end goal of what used to be called closed loop …

7 Reasons You Should Care About Your Personal Branding

Think personal branding isn't important to your career? Think again.<p>Personal branding is especially crucial for the current generation of young workers, who are more likely to move around professionally. Over the course of their careers, many professionals will change industries, transition between …

Chromecast Now Lets You Pause And Play With Your TV Remote

Google’s Chromecast turns the phone in your pocket into a really, really great TV remote — which is great, until your TV remote is nearby, but your phone for some reason isn’t.<p>Surprise! Chromecast suddenly lets you pause and un-pause videos with your TV’s infrared remote.<p>While it doesn’t seem that …

10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

I'm always intrigued to learn about new, accessible tools and applications that can help me to drive more sales, accelerate my business growth, or simply help me with gathering insights and new ways of doing things.<p>In the current era of digital business management; social media, project management, …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …

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7 things to do with your money when you get your first real job

With the second one, though, you have a prime opportunity to start setting yourself up for success.<p>"I think it's a big transition," says financial planner Michael Solari. "Especially coming from college, not making any money, to coming home with a paycheck. People's heads spin about what they …

How Technology Is Tricking You Into Tipping More

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of</i> <i>Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products</i> <i>and blogs about the psychology of products at</i> <i>NirAndFar.com</i><i>. Join Nir at this year’s</i> <i>Habit Summit</i> <i>at Stanford on March 24th, 2015.</i><p>My taxi pulled up to the hotel. I got out my credit card and prepared to pay …

How to become wealthy: It's simpler than most 'experts' say

Ask any honest financial planner how to become wealthy, and they'll tell you the simple act of saving money is far, far more important than picking the next hot stock.<p>So I was surprised when I came upon an article from The Billfold titled "You Don't Get Wealthy from Savings." The article was so …