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Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

Astronomy

Amazon: More than 100 cities bid for new headquarters

<b>US cities seeking to bid for Amazon's second headquarters will need to submit their proposals by the end of Thursday.</b><p>Amazon plans to invest $5bn (£3.8bn) and create 50,000 new jobs at the new headquarters, which will be a "full equal" to its Seattle base.<p>The investment will also create tens of …

New Jersey

Avocados could get a lot more expensive and unpredictable under a new NAFTA

One day, an avocado’s a buck-fifty. The next, it’s twice that. And this week, just days after a much-ballyhooed markdown at Whole Foods, wholesale …

Agriculture
Machine Perception

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

Singularity

20 Ways To Improve Your Finances In Under 20 Minutes

Some important financial moves are painful, time consuming, or both. Tackling mountains of debt or complex estate planning come to mind. Yet many smart financial steps are simple and take just a few minutes.<p>These simple steps can increase our savings, decrease our spending, or make us smart …

Personal Finance

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Retirement

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

Leverage Your Fear of Failure to Become More Successful Than You Imagined

No one likes to fail. We live in a culture of achievement and success. We hear about the Oscar nominations, the Fortune 500 companies and cutting-edge medicines, but we rarely hear about the countless auditions, the challenges of building an exceptional product, or the years of medical school. The …

Motivation

8 Great Presentation Tools for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, it’s essential that you have excellent presentation skills. From giving presentations to potential investors and partners to …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

How To Figure Out Which Of The 8 Types Of Intelligence You Fall Under

Did you know that intelligence can be categorized in eight different ways? Dr. Howard Gardner, a developmental psychologist at Harvard, developed the …

Grand Canyon

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

Netflix admits to throttling speeds for AT&T and Verizon subscribers

Last week, both AT&T and Verizon came under fire by T-Mobile CEO John Legere. He thought both were throttling Netflix traffic for their subscribers, but it turns out Netflix was restricting the flow of data.<p>Netflix said it caps streams at 600 kilobits-per-second for AT&T and Verizon customers, …

9 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Harvard Business School

8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed light on the mysteries of the brain …

The Brain

The 8 types of intelligence that influence how successful you are

We all know of successful businesses started by first-time entrepreneurs who dropped out of school, and according to many sources, "street smarts" (experience) tends to trump "book smarts" (intelligence) every time.<p>Another perspective is that there are in fact multiple types of intelligence, and we …

Artificial Intelligence

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

The Brain

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Mars Mission

The Mothers of All Disasters

Massive hurricanes striking Miami or Houston. Earthquakes leveling Los Angeles or Seattle. Deadly epidemics. Meet the “maximums of maximums” that keep emergency planners up at night.<p>For years before Hurricane Katrina, storm experts warned that a big hurricane would inundate the Big Easy. Reporters …

San Francisco

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

9 Reasons Why It Sucks Working for a Startup | Inc.com

Between offering free gourmet lunches, a relaxed dress code, and the chance to become rich and famous at a very young age, startups have a certain sexiness that drives a massive amount of interest in working for one.<p>Startup founders have become the new age rock stars. They've become fashionable and …

Startups

Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

The Hunger Games

Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

How One Life Hack From A Self-Made Billionaire Leads To Exceptional Success

<i>Originally published on Forbes</i><p>Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his …

'Smoking gun' proto-galaxy hints at early universe - Futurity

The discovery of cold gas flowing into a galaxy-in-the-making provides strong support for the cold-flow model of galaxy formation in the early …

This is your body -- up very, very, close and personal

The human body is shown in fascinating, microscopic detail in the book "Science is Beautiful."

Type 1 Diabetes

Embracing Failure: Lessons From History's Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>In the Middle East, failure is a taboo subject. We don’t like to talk about the startups that have failed, or the people that have sacrificed every …

Motivation

3 Rules For Starting A Business With A Friend

Seth Sarelson and Jonathan Treiber met on move-in day as freshmen at Cornell University. They lived in the same dormitory and became fast friends. Both were jazz buffs who collected vinyl records, both enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and both even earned degrees in economics. The two often kicked …

Entrepreneurship