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These 2 teens cold-called Sam Altman and became the youngest founders ever accepted to Y Combinator

When 14-year-old app developer Saroush Ghodsi cold-called famed Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sam Altman on a Friday night in January, he had no idea …

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Small Business

Leave your ego at the door, create a firm direction, then just do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting my business career was tough. I made a lot of mistakes, but I don’t regret those mistakes. They were important learning experiences for me, but I wish I had …

Yelp’s Six-Year Grudge Against Google

Jeremy Stoppelman, chief executive of Yelp, the local search and reviewing site, would like this article to be focused on his company’s growth, or on how its reviews help independent businesses, or on pretty much anything besides what it is about: how Yelp became Google’s most tenacious pest.<p>“If …

The Top 10 Marketing Books for Entrepreneurs

Are you connecting with your customers in the right way?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might have a great idea, product or service, but it won't matter if you can't sell it. To do that, you need to make sure you're reaching an audience -- and not just <i>any</i> audience, …

The World's Most Powerful X-Ray Laser Just Gave Rise to a 'Molecular Black Hole'

We've never seen anything like it.<p>Imagine you took all sunlight that hits our planet at any given moment, and focussed it on one (unfortunate) piece …

Tesla is going to ‘kill’ the auto industry with Elon Musk’s way of thinking about manufacturing, says SpaceX CTO

Tesla was for a long time a “product company” – meaning that it focused on creating great products first. It has been quite successful at it with vehicles, like the Model S, winning almost all car awards out there. But CEO Elon Musk has recently shifted the automaker’s focus to manufacturing – …

Plans for London-Paris electric flight in 'next decade' unveiled

A start-up has unveiled ambitious plans to offer an electric-powered commercial flight between London and Paris in the next ten years.<p>Wright Electric believes the proposed low-emission electric plane would offer a cheaper alternative to jet fuel for airlines and consumers.<p>However, the start-up’s …

Are We Simulated Beings Living in a Simulated Universe?

Is the universe real? Or are all the stars and planets (including Earth and everything and everyone on it) just simulations in some colossal video game? What sounds like a silly question is actually one that some scientists have begun to take seriously.<p>It’s hard to come up with a way to tell for …

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'Pregnancy fluid' reverses ageing bones

<b>Cells in the amniotic fluid that surrounds a developing baby can revive ageing and weak bones, say UK scientists.</b><p>The discovery could help babies with genetic diseases, elderly people and even astronauts, they say.<p>The findings in mice, published in Scientific Reports, showed cells in the fluid …

Looking to invest in something? Invest in yourself!

When we think about investing in something, the first thing that comes to mind is the returns we can expect to get out of it. And, then we begin …

16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016

From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver.<p>To look back on any period of reading with the intention of selecting one’s favorite books is a curious two-way time machine — one must scoop the memory of a past and filter it through the sieve of an …

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

This week’s haul includes a rocket engine that breaks the laws of physics, a look at the serious side of putty, and astronauts who are about to go …

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste into Diamond Batteries That’ll Last for Thousands of Years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We …

Infoporn: the 30 cities on the edge of disaster

<b>Click here to explore the graphic above in more detail</b><p>Cities can cope with high income inequality, natural disasters or booming populations - but …

Grim Photos of Gang Life in Brooklyn from the Early 2000s

The photographer known as Boogie has been documenting street life, gang violence, and crime in marginalized communities for two decades.<p><i>Warning: This article contains some graphic images.</i><p>The career of the photographer known as Boogie is as diverse as it comes. He's known for shooting athletes like …

Why I’m Leaving Apple for Microsoft: Switching as a Photographer

Apple, we had a good run… Through the many iPads, iPhones, MacBooks, Mac Pros, heck, even the Apple Watch, it was a good run indeed. However, times …

Russia sets out its policy on terrorism, nuclear war & global ties in new Foreign Policy Concept

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree approving Russia's new Foreign Policy Concept. The document specifies Moscow's position on key global …

Why Google’s flagship Pixel smartphone could be a surprising moneymaker

We’ve seen Google exert strict control over Android before, but the recent release of the Google Pixel marks the search giant’s most concerted effort …

The best smartphones of 2016

Honorable mention and best value: OnePlus 3T<p>The recently announced OnePlus 3T is the mid-cycle upgrade to the very favorably reviewed OnePlus 3. This …

Scientists Have Found The Largest Exposed Fault on Earth

Running through the notorious Ring of Fire.<p>For the first time, researchers have confirmed the existence of the largest exposed fault on Earth, and it …

What happens when a plane loses cabin pressure?

Frequent fliers have heard it dozens of times over – “Should the cabin experience sudden pressure loss…Oxygen masks will drop down from above your seat. Place the mask over your mouth and nose.”<p>The pre-flight safety announcement-cum-video may give nervous fliers the jitters: not only are we told …

See Astronaut Jeff Williams' Most Stunning Photos of Earth From Space

The south cape of Hawaii, showing a grid of streets in the lower right<br>Jeff Williams—NASA<p>1 of 18<p><b>Correction appended, Sept. 12</b><p>The last time American …

Epirus: the best-kept secret in Greece?

With increasingly shaky steps I edged closer to the cliff-face as the path ahead narrowed to a ledge and the first glimpse of the chasm I had travelled across Europe to see revealed itself through the pine trees. The path widened to accommodate a natural viewing platform and, placing a steadying …

With US national parks such as Yosemite and Yellowstone facing overcrowding, we take a look at 10 beautiful but little-known parks where you’re more likely to see a bear, moose or ‘champion tree’ than another human. Tell us about your experiences in less-trodden parks by clicking the Witness button …

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This 17-year-old’s amazing drone videos will put your holiday snaps to shame

Mathias Haughom, a 17-year-old student from Norway, got into drone photography “just for fun” – shooting scenes of the mountains and countryside around his home. But these are no home movies – these are epic films featuring some of Europe’s most incredible landscapes. Haughom is one seriously …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

London banks gird themselves for post-Brexit reform

In early June, the Chancellor George Osborne stood shoulder to shoulder with Jamie Dimon, the boss of JP Morgan, to warn that a vote to leave the EU would cost the jobs of up to one in four British workers at the bank.<p>“I don’t want you to worry about it but when you vote you should think about …

Nomad adds iPhone 6/6s cases to its new Horween Leather collection

Last week Apple accessory maker Nomad launched a new collection of Horween Leather-made products starting with two Lightning plus battery-equipped wallets. Today Nomad is expanding that collection with a new iPhone 6/6s case made with high quality leather from the Chicago company.<p>Nomad Leather Case …

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