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‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Universe

How Startups Can Tap Into Google's Secret Sauce: OKRs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As startups tend to focus on scalability and profit, often employee goal setting is put on the back burner. But this move can be detrimental to a company, its culture and employee morale. So taking a page from search-engine giant Google, …

Goal Setting

Ever Heard of a Patent Map? They Can Help Predict the Future.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success often means anticipating what’s coming -- not just connecting the available dots, but accurately predicting where they will lead next.<p>By visually identifying hot spots for innovation as well as connections between industries, …

Innovation

The 10 Must-Have Ingredients for a Successful Invention

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sometimes I feel like a priest. When I tell people I am not only an inventor but also help other innovators, just about every person has a “confession:” They have an idea, one they have been nursing for years and want to get it off their …

Innovation

10 New Books You Need to Read This Year

From biographies to technical studies and step-by-step guides, here are 10 books that you should look for in the next few months.<p>Of course, we think you can learn a lot online. But, if you’re looking to take a deeper dive, there is often no substitute for the kind of thoughtful analysis you can get …

Body Language