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Congress Kills A Plan To Cut Federal Contracts For Small Businesses

Back in the fall, small business advocates were aghast to discover that the U.S. Senate, a champion of small business when it comes to speechifying, had crafted a defense authorization bill that threatened to cut federal government contracts to small companies by as much as a 25 percent.<p>The …

6 Cost-Effective Communication Tools for Small Businesses

Communication is an extremely important element of a successful business. It is important to have efficient and effective communication tools no …

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Rocket Launches Might Resume Next Month

Engineers investigating the explosion of one of SpaceX’s rockets in September have figured out what went wrong, and launches could resume in mid-December, Elon Musk, the company’s chief executive, said on Friday.<p>“I think we’ve gotten to the bottom of the problem,” Mr. Musk said during an interview …

What's the Catch? Why Big Companies Give Money to Small Businesses

Just this past week JP Morgan Chase announced a new program committing $75 million over three years to help small businesses, particularly ones owned by minorities, women and veterans. Pretty nice, right?<p>The program includes a $1.9 million grant to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) …

T-Mobile is saying goodbye to the data plan

T-Mobile is ditching the data plan for an unlimited model that they hope will change how people use data — and draw customers away from competitors …

San Andreas Fault Is "Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go," Says Leading Seismologist

Environment Photo credit: An aerial view of a segment of the San Andreas fault. Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty ImagesSouthern California’s …

9. Gothic 3

On paper, Gothic 3 seems like a pretty impressive game. Its in-game world is not only impressive in sheer size but boasts a variety of grand quests …

Your Tinder outfit isn't doing you any favors

Swiping right with no return? Chances are it has to do with your basic outfit.<p>This according to a new Tinder study, which analyzed 12,000 profile …

5 Tips to Help Any Small Business Appear Impressively Larger

Preconceptions are a large part of trust in business and creating this impression can be a necessity. Fortunately, there are many ways for a brand to …

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10 Things We're Obsessed With In October

Some things are just...better<p>This article was originally published in the October 2015 issue of Popular Science, under the title "Obsessed.”

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

US ‘preparing’ for hybrid warfare with Russia in Baltics – report

US has been getting ready for a possible war involving Russia in Europe’s Baltic States, German media reports. The report says all the NATO war games …

Banzai back in the vocabulary as Japan passes law allowing combat deployments

Japan has taken a decisive step away from its postwar stance on defence with a vote in parliament allowing the deployment of military force abroad in combat roles.<p>Until now Japan’s armed forces have not been allowed to fight in UN operations, or deployments with its allies. Opposition MPs dragged …

The Air Force will have combat lasers on its war planes by 2020

The Army has its HEL-MD (not to mention is working on GI Joe-style rifles and minesweepers); the Navy put a battleship-mounted railgun aboard the USS Ponce; and within the next five years, the Air Force expects to have laser weapons of its very own. These armaments, dubbed directed-energy weapons …