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95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

Scientists just got one of the best measures yet of a fundamental of physics

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Beneath three glass bell jars, in a locked vault in the basement of a highly secure facility outside Paris, sits the world's most important kilogram.<p>Ever since 1889, when the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) made the imperious pronouncement, "this …

Physics

The Apollo mission photos you haven’t seen: Space selfies, pee bags and too many moon close-ups

About a dozen images from the Apollo moon missions have stood the test of time: Neil Armstrong’s lonesome footprint in the moon dust, Buzz Aldrin’s …

Space Science

Tesla Wants To Be Your New Utility Provider

Musk Envisions one company selling electric cars, batteries, and solar panels<p>is shuffling his chips again. Mr. Musk’s on Tuesday made an acquisition offer to, well, to Mr. Musk’s The two companies count Mr. Musk as both chairman and their largest shareholder. The idea is to have one company, with …

Tesla

NASA debuts new internet technology aboard the ISS

The ISS has a new technology on board that can transmit data from space much faster than what NASA uses today. See, the internet as we know it here on Earth doesn't work as well for spacecraft millions of miles away. It requires all nodes or connection points on a network -- in space, these are …

I Spent a Week Yelling at Siri in Apple's Latest OS, Sierra

Last week, at the annual news extravaganza/coding demo/Beats 1 jam sesh that is WWDC, Apple launched a new version of its desktop operating system. …

Renewable Energy is Becoming a Big Problem For Utility Providers

Renewable energy is an unavoidable part of our future. Traditional utility companies are already beginning to feel the loss in revenue and demand. …

Renewable Energy

Invasive poisonous fish on the rise in the Mediterranean

The predatory lionfish has already become a major threat to Atlantic reef ecosystems - now conservationists warn it's spreading in the Mediterranean. …

Brain Science Says This 1 Habit Can Hugely Improve Your Memory

Want something you just learned to stick long-term? Take a break, and then do this.<p>Whether you're memorizing your biz pitch or have just learned 25 new names at a networking event, remembering it all is hard. It's become especially difficult as we sink deeper into the multitasking hole, which …

Zoos are the problem, not the solution to animal conservation

In the past month the deaths of animals in captivity have highlighted continuing concerns around conservation. Zoos are entertainment, and while they …

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper to stay healthy, say scientists

The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy, Kings College scientists say.<p>A major review of 28 recent studies has concluded that keeping calories down late at night is the secret to combating …

Gene-Editing Tool Approved For Use in Humans

Brace yourself for <i>GATTACA</i> comparisons. A powerful gene-editing tool that could pave the way for genetic engineering has been approved for use in …

Why A Personal Assistant Should Be Every Entrepreneur's First Hire

Most of the small business and solo professionals I know don’t have an assistant. Whether they are an independent consultant, coach, professional speaker, writer, or even a startup CEO, they consider an administrative assistant a waste of money.<p>Why spend on an admin when I know how to use a …

Entrepreneurship

The Dreaded Down Round Won't Necessarily Kill a Unicorn

Back in the days of the dot-com bust, as startup after startup began to implode, a site cropped up to list the casualties. It was called Fucked …

Create an Extraordinary Life: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Daily

<b>“We have one precious life: do something extraordinary today, even if it's tiny. A pebble starts the avalanche.” ~K.A. Laity</b><p>Do you have a vision of a …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere—on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, …

The 5 Best Ways to Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for GQ.</i><p>(Getty Images)<p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of chub," says …

Diets

The WTO Just Ruled Against India's Booming Solar Program

<i>Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis</i><p>On the heels of the recent global summit in Paris to tackle climate disruption, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against an important piece of the climate solution puzzle: India's ambitious program to create homegrown solar energy. The ruling shows that …

Underwater photographer of the year 2016 winners – in pictures

Italian photographer Davide Lopresti has been named Underwater photographer of the year 2016 for his stunning seahorse image titled Gold. Showcasing some of the most breathtaking images captured beneath the depths in the UK and around the world, the annual competition receives thousands of entries …

Photography

Morocco Has Turned on the First Part of the World's Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

It's still got room to grow.<p>The Noor complex—a massive solar farm outside of Ouarzazate, Morocco, that covers over 1,000 acres—will be the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world when it is completed in 2018. When completed, the $3.9 billion solar power plant is expected to produce …

Unusually warm Arctic winter stuns scientists with record low ice extent for January

Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened …

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

This Power Plant Can Turn A Third Of Shenzhen’s Trash Into Energy Every Day

A group of Danish architects is designing the largest waste-to-energy plant ever built.<p>In December, dozens of people were killed in Shenzhen when a landslide of refuse and construction waste from the Hongao Construction Waste Dump collapsed. Shenzhen, a city that has grown faster and bigger than …

How Hidden Labyrinths Under Cities Are Becoming Clean Energy Powerhouses

Cities around the world have a secret weapon in the quest to reduce emissions and boost energy efficiency.<p>They course through many of the world’s biggest cities: miles of underground pipes built decades ago, ferrying steam or hot water to a network of buildings. Misty manhole covers on urban …

Energy

Regrowing Rain Forests May Help Curb Climate Change More Than We Thought

Younger forests can take in carbon from the atmosphere more rapidly than older forests, study shows.<p>Scientists have long promoted rain forest preservation as a way to mitigate climate change, but now it turns out that regrowing forests is just as important.<p>Newly grown tropical forests can capture …

Forests

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

Inventor pitches detachable airplane cabin to save lives during crashes

The latest innovation in airplane safety might just be a detachable cabin, at least according to a Russian inventor who released his designs for the …