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Battle royale hybrid 'Darwin Project' is now free to play

It's tough to compete in the battle royale world, especially with <i>Fortnite</i> in the room. How do you convince players to try your game if they aren't immediately enraptured? Scavengers Studio knows how: give it away. The company has turned E3 darling <i>The Darwin Project</i> into a free-to-play title, with a …

Gaming Industry

How to blow up a star

NEWS FEATURE<p>Supernova simulations are resolving a 50-year-old mystery about stellar death throes.<p>Elizabeth Gibney<p>Search for this author in:<p>Pub …

Physics

14 Ways for Creatives to Make Money on the Side

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Creative and artistic types have skills that can not only lead to a robust salary, but a considerable side hustle. While there are more defined (hence narrow) career paths for STEM graduates, such as engineering, than let’s say for a …

Employment

I'm a millionaire who creates zero jobs. Why do I pay less tax than you?

Our tax code is deliberately designed to reward money over work, and the corporate tax cut financially rewards companies for moving money and jobs overseas<p>In 2013, just a few years after the 2008 financial crisis, I was part of BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory Group working for the Greek …

Income Inequality

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

Ten Things To Remove From Your Resume -- Immediately

Dear Liz,<p>I was contacted two weeks ago by a headhunter, “Adam.” He wanted to talk to me about a job opening he’s working on with a well-known employer in our town.<p>I talked to Adam by phone and then I sent him my resume. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Adam told me a few days later that the …

Employment

How often to clean everything you own, from your toilet to your phone, according to science

Humans do not live in our homes alone. There are approximately 7,000 different species of bacteria floating around in your house right now. And that's just in the dust.<p>The rich and complex web of dirt, viruses, and pollen floating around us isn't all bad. It's important to keep some microbes around …

E.coli

This chart shows every major technological innovation in the last 150 years — and how they have changed the way we work

LONDON — Humanity is always moving forward with innovation after innovation improving global quality of life.<p>The last 150 years have seen the most remarkable advancement of technology in history. Electric lighting, cars, plastic, the telephone, and television are all less than 150 years old, while …

Innovation

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Autoimmune disorder lupus may be triggered by body’s bacteria

The bacteria living in and on our bodies don’t always work in our favour – some seem to provoke the autoimmune disease lupus. The finding suggests …

Medical Research

Infographic: 10 ways to immediately enhance your visual design

Content marketing is about creating value for your audience and sharing it in a useful way.<p>Visual content marketing serves the same function—and …

Infographics

I spend $25 a week on groceries — here's what I buy and what I skip

You can't eat healthy on a budget, they said; McDonald's has a dollar menu, they said.<p>Dear 'They': I do eat a healthy, plant-based diet on a strict budget, and I prefer to feel, well, not how McDonald's makes me feel. If I can spend $25 a week on groceries and feel good doing it, so can you.<p>One …

Healthy Eating

7 Toxic Thinking Mistakes That Will Keep You From Being Mentally Strong

Changing the way you think will change your entire life.<p>Just because you think something doesn't make it true. Yet, you likely believe your brain when it casts doubt on your abilities or when it tells you that people don't like you even though there's little evidence supporting such statements.<p>In …

Self-help

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

Harvard Study Says This Is How Long You Should Wait to Respond to a Customer

It won't take even five minutes to do this.<p>You're probably losing at least a good chunk of your sales because of this. And it's right under your nose.<p>Here's the scenario I'm talking about: A customer calls you, and you respond two hours later. You might think that's not too bad, but I'm telling …

Employment

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stocks

How to Invest in Stocks<p>A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Stocks<p>Updated July 23, 2017<p>Like many new investors, you've decided to invest in a company …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

The best current TV show on each network — from ABC to FX to Netflix

TV networks and streaming services are always on the hunt for the next great series, and the competition among them has enhanced not only the breadth, but also the quality of their offerings.<p>To figure out which current shows are worth watching across all outlets, we turned to the reviews aggregator …

TV

Microsoft releases its LinkedIn resume helper for Word

Microsoft is now ready to polish your job applications -- the company has released its LinkedIn-powered Resume Assistant for Office 365 subscribers. The AI-based helper sifts through LinkedIn profiles to find prominent examples of work experience and skill listings for your dream job, giving you …

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon.<p>The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the …

Cotton Candy

Why some men are asking for breast-reduction surgery

With the music of rapper Jay-Z blaring in the background, Marwan Khalifeh, a Washington-area cosmetic surgeon, vigorously plunged a strawlike metal probe back and forth through the breasts of a patient lying on an operating table, as if he were playing a cello.<p>The goal was to reduce the size of his …

Pew Research Center

6 New Cryptocurrencies That Should Be on Your Radar | Inc.com

Today, there are, of course, several major cryptocurrencies that are widely traded, as well less many less-well-known (a.k.a. alt-) cryptos that have been around for a while but are traded on fewer exchanges. There are also new cryptocurrencies being created on a regular basis; here are six such …

Blockchain

How to Pack a Better Brown Bag Lunch

Not a boring sandwich in sight!<p>Lunch can be a difficult task to tackle during the week. Meal prepping is a great tool, but it doesn’t always pan out …

Healthy Eating

How to Ace a Coding Challenge in a Software Engineering Interview | Inc.com

<i>What can I expect from a coding challenge? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Danielle Kain, Stanford BS MCS '16, MS Biomedical Informatics '17, on Quora:</b><p><b>Coding challenges</b> are tests …

Employment

What Your LinkedIn Profile Should Look Like in 2018

Stop treating it as a Rolodex.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you’re treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned Rolodex, you’re doing it wrong.<p>Nearly …

Employment

From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered

Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The …

Carbon Dioxide

If I Could Buy Only 1 Marijuana Stock, This Would Be It

Marijuana stocks are hot. And this one could generate heat for a long time to come.<p>According to the Chinese, 2018 will be the year of the dog. When …

Biotechnology

Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky Way

A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip—complete with a 360-degree view—to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. This …

Cosmology