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Center Of The Milky Way Has Thousands Of Black Holes, Study Shows

The supermassive black hole lurking at the center of our galaxy appears to have a lot of company, according to a new study that suggests the monster is surrounded by about 10,000 other black holes.<p>For decades, scientists have thought that black holes should sink to the center of galaxies and …

Black Holes

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

Peter Thiel

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 99 – The History of the World by Walter Raleigh (1614)

Raleigh’s book, packed with veiled political advice and suppressed soon after publication, is a classic of late Renaissance history writing<p>“When Sir Walter Raleigh was imprisoned in the Tower of London,” writes George Orwell in his As I Please column for 4 February 1944, “he occupied himself with …

Literature

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

A physicist explains the science of hyperspace—and why Star Wars isn’t entirely fiction

If you’re already a <i>Star Wars</i> fan, you know that the stories take place in a galaxy far, far away, so the laws of physics should still apply. On the other hand, these are obviously works of fiction; is there any point in applying those laws? My book makes the case that is is both fun and worthwhile …

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

Universe

Best Books 2017

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>Behave<p>The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst<p>$35<p>By: Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Penguin Press<p>If you ever thought that neuroscience …

Books

We may have just found 20 habitable worlds

Habitable Worlds<p>Common sense may find it strange that Earth-sized habitable exoplanets are a fairly common phenomenon. However, one study asserts …

13 Must-Read Books Recommended by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Brilliant Leaders | Inc.com

Many of the brightest minds in technology, entertainment, business, and philanthropy have said they owe their success to reading.<p>Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of …

Books

The Fall Novel Guide

A privileged problem: Too many really good books came out this summer to fit them all in before Labor Day, and this fall’s reads are proving equally …

Books

When Claude Monet Slashed and Destroyed His Own Paintings

In 1908, Claude Monet slashed his way through 15 of his own paintings, causing an artistic disaster that one paper reported was worth $100,000, or …

OpenIO raises $5 million to build your own Amazon S3 on any storage device

French startup OpenIO just raised $5 million from Elaia Partners, Partech Ventures and Nord France Amorçage. The company has been focusing on object storage technology for different kinds of infrastructure.<p>With today’s funding round, the company plans to work on getting new clients in the U.S. and …

Cloud Computing

Studio makes running more exciting with coaching, music and competition

Jason Baptiste wants you to run.<p>He said he’s seen the personal benefits of running since 2009, when he became unhappy with his weight and committed to run a “daily 5k,” something he’s held to ever since.<p>“Not only has running helped me be healthier, it’s helped my mind and spirit become stronger,” …

Apple Watch

Kobe Bryant Just Explained the 'Mamba Mentality' That Has Made Him So Successful

Bryant shared insights after Boston Celtics player Gordon Hayward broke his leg<p>Former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant shed insight on his own success for …

Basketball

Top Oregon Attractions

Oregon offers a wealth of fun things to see and do. This Northwest state is an amazing place for a long list of reasons, including its rugged coast, …

Intel just challenged IBM and Google in a type of supercomputing that uses temperatures 250 times colder than deep space

Quantum Computing

Retiring Two Jerseys for One Man Is Ridiculous... Unless That Man Is Kobe Bryant

The Lakers are going to retire both of Kobe Bryant’s numbers, according to ESPN, and the outrage is that they are stopping there. Along with 8 and …

Basketball

After a year as a CEO, I've learned 4 things matter more than anything else

It has been just over a year since I stepped into role of CEO at Affectiva — a roller coaster of a year but I've loved every second of it.<p>I co-founded Affectiva with Professor Rosalind W. Picard when we spun out of MIT Media Lab in 2009. I acted as Chief Technology and Science Officer for several …

Team Building

Why Culture Doesn't Just Beat Strategy, It Must Be the Strategy | Inc.com

Culture - and its application to strategy and results - is now a core focus of great organizations that "get it." Volumes of research from global consulting firms coupled with my own experiences as a business owner and consultant point to the fundamental belief that there is a distinct correlation …

Employee Engagement

Here’s How Far You Actually Need to Run to Reap the Health Benefits

If you like to run but don’t looove to run, here’s some news that’s sure to put a bounce in your step.<p>If you like to run but don’t <i>looove</i> to run, …

Exercise

9 Signs an Employee Is Exceptionally Productive (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Many people stay busy. After all, checking items off a to-do list isn't hard.<p>What's hard is checking the <i>right</i> things off your to-do list, completing the <i>right</i> projects, and getting the <i>right</i> stuff done. That's when an employee goes from busy to productive -- and in the process become indispensable to …

Self-improvement

How to Pitch: 18 Steps to Create and Deliver a Winning Pitch for Investors and Early Customers | Inc.com

You want to start a business. You have an idea. You have a business plan. But you need investors. You need customers. You need to pitch: your idea, your business -- or even yourself.<p>So how can you make sure you're ready to pitch?<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to …

Business Strategy

The Most Affordable Healthy Foods For Runners

Contrary to popular belief, eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank.Sure, eating sushi grade tuna or buying organic<b> protein powder</b> will put a …

Nutrition

Here is Uber’s first pitch deck

On the ninth anniversary of the founding of Uber, its co-founder Garrett Camp shared the company’s initial pitch deck via a personal Medium post. The deck, and the short post, comes off quite sentimental because of how much has happened to the company since it was created.<p>But company growth and …

Uber

The internet is loving CNN anchor Don Lemon’s calm, razor-sharp response to Trump’s Phoenix rally

In a minute and a half, CNN anchor Don Lemon was able to clearly and calmly articulate just what was wrong with US president Donald Trump’s Aug. 22 rally in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>Twitter quickly lit up that evening with praise for his off-the-cuff remarks. “What we’ve witnessed is a total eclipse of the …

Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports.<p>It’s essentially an app (and website) that lets sports fans have conversations around different subjects they’re passionate about. These …

Fantasy Football

Why Training Fails: The Shocking Truth Most Leaders Don't Even Know | Inc.com

I've been involved in training, speaking, and consulting for 28 years--and the issues have been the same since I started. The shocking truth is that a ton of money gets spent--but it's all wasted because of the unintentional barriers organizations have in place around training.<p>Hopefully, you can …

Sexual Harassment

3 Signs That Managers, Not Employees, Are the Problem With Performance Management

When employees leave, morale drops and performance stagnates, you definitely have an "uh-oh" situation on your hands.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When employees are under-performing, it’s easy to attach to them the blame for the problem. However, performance …

Employee Engagement

This fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper - and kill hundreds of jobs

A robotic sewing system will soon produce hundreds of thousands of shirts for Adidas, which could potentially change textile manufacture.<p>The machine — called a “Sewbot” uses cameras and bots to cut and sew the soft fabric, a task which has eluded other forms of automation. Until now, the task was …