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SpaceX Wants to Surround Earth With an Internet Service That's 200 Times Faster

We need this!<p>SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by the Mars-hungry tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, just made a big move to enshroud the planet in …

Telecoms

5 Super Effective Compound Exercises That Will Transform Your Body

<i>When it comes to efficient workouts, routines that feature compound exercises are where it's at. These supercharged moves are two exercises that join</i> …

This One Weekly Habit Will Boost Your Productivity, Improve Your Health and Make You Happy

And it's easier than you think.<p>It's been a tough week. You're behind on some important deadlines. Your customers want more from you than you can give. Or maybe you don't have enough customers and desperately need to find new ones. As always, you're worried about cash flow.<p>What should you do this …

White prosperity over racial equality: It’s (still) the American way

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/Wikimedia)</b><p>Donald Trump’s victory feels like an earthquake, but its roots run deep in America’s history and priorities<p>Darren F. Speece<p>November 25, 2016 1:00pm (UTC)<p>On November 8, 2016, individual voters confronted the imperfect legacy of the Founding Fathers. In this …

Civil Rights

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

A Princeton psychology professor told me a truth about human behavior that's both fascinating and sad

There's the halo effect, which explains why we think physically attractive people are generally wonderful. And there's the endowment effect, which explains why we value something we're selling more highly than the person who's buying it from us.<p>But if you believe, as I did but a few weeks ago, that …

Everything you need to know about Tesla's new solar business

Although the company has always offered energy storage options, like its Powerwall and Powerpack, Tesla has officially solidified itself as a player in the energy space by acquiring SolarCity in a deal worth roughly $2 billion. Now Tesla will be responsible for solar installation and financing in …

Tesla

Tesla and SolarCity made this whole island solar-powered in under a year

Tesla and SolarCity’s union is still very fresh, but the combined companies are already highlighting what they’ve been able to accomplish even just as partners. The SolarCity blog details a project in which SolarCity power generation and Tesla Powerpack-based storage helped the small island of Ta’u …

Psychology journal article says sexist men have psychological problems

Psychologists looking at 10 years of data from nearly 20,000 men found that those who value having power over women and endorse playboy behavior and other traditional notions of masculinity are more likely to suffer from psychological problems - and less likely to seek out help.<p>Turns out that …

Airplane turned treetop hotel open in Costa Rica

It'll run you $500 per night<p>Add this one to the bucket list: adventurous travelers in Costa Rica can stay in a vintage Boeing 727 airplane, refurbished into a two-bedroom suite that sits high in the jungle canopy.<p>The Hotel Costa Verde is located in a coastal rainforest between the Manuel Antonio …

Costa Rica

History is full of warnings of what Donald Trump could do to America

<b>To the editor:</b> Thank you for the article about the forced removal and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. ("Talk of a registry for Muslims has Japanese internment survivors asking: 'Can't they see what's wrong?'" Nov. 18)<p>The Venice Japanese American Memorial Monument Committee, …

Donald Trump

Starbucks starts selling Ember mugs, which keep your drink at a steady temp for hours

Last year, Ember Technologies, Inc. ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to build a mug that keeps hot drinks at the perfect sipping temperature. By now, it’s sold 4,000 of these devices.<p>And in something of a coup for the startup, Starbucks Corp. has begun selling Ember Temperature Control Mugs …

Coffee

6 Cognitive Biases That Are Messing Up Your Decision Making

Forewarned is forearmed: The human mind is riddled with dangerous blind spots and illogical shortcuts.<p>Over millions of years of evolution you'd think your brain would have gotten pretty good at thinking. But the truth is natural selection hasn't been nudging our brains to be ever more rational. …

Social media broke American democracy, but it can be fixed

The thing that has become the most clear to us this election year is that we don’t agree on the fundamental truths we thought we did.<p>I went to college in the part of Pennsylvania that definitely flipped the state for Trump. A good number of my friends are still living there, and have posted …

Scientists to 'reset' blood proteins in attempt to slow ageing process

Trial will attempt to change levels of proteins in older blood, believed to hamper growth and maintenance of healthy tissues<p>In what could be a fresh chapter in the never-ending story of the search for eternal youth, scientists are to tinker with people’s blood in the hope of slowing down the ageing …

Protein

Blockchain technology is coming to the solar panels on your roof

Where there’s a market with creaking infrastructure to be disrupted, blockchain technology will disrupt it. At least that’s what some proponents of blockchain tech, which shares many of the same principles underpinning bitcoin, are hoping to do with the energy sector.<p>While blockchain tech has taken …

Donald Trump’s Despicable Anti-Muslim Huma Abedin Smear

After the backlash when chicken hawk Donald Trump mocked the mother of American hero Capt. Humayun Khan, you might think he’d at least pause before …

Government

The Exact Reason Why Exercise Clears Your Mind

<i>By: Elinor Fish</i><p>A runner's high and burned calories aren't the only perks of your workout. New science says that jog in the park might also be improving your overall mental clarity. Here's how.<p>Do you find it easier to work through an issue while on the run? Does inspiration most often strike after a …

This Is How the Smartest Entrepreneurs Lead Teams

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

How Working Out Keeps Your Brain Literally 10 Years Younger

Researchers compared the minds of people who exercise to those who don’t. Here’s what happened<p>Working out keeps your brain young, suggests a new study from Columbia University and the University of Miami.<p>Researchers asked people over age 40 about their exercise habits and tested their cognitive …

Megyn Kelly, keeping 'options open,' says she might not stay at Fox News

In a candid interview, Megyn Kelly says she hasn't decided whether she wants to stay at Fox News after her contract expires next year.<p>"I don't know what's going to happen," Kelly told Variety.<p>Kelly says she's had a "great 12 years" at Fox and really likes working for the network's chairman Roger …

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

A 1-year-old startup wants to take Tesla's sales model to another level

You can mostly thank Tesla Motors for successfully putting the direct-to-consumer sales model into practice — a sales strategy where the dealership is removed, and the car company itself sells and delivers cars to its customers.<p>A California-based startup called Roadster is trying to expand on that …

The bacteria in our guts may help determine who gets anxiety and depression

When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper.<p>The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention.<p>That's because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by …

Is Artificial Intelligence Dangerous?

Compelled by a nascent desire for innovation and advancement, mankind’s quest for technological prowess is rooted in its earliest days. In fact, we have always been tinkerers. Through the use of an abundant imagination and burning desire to bend the limitations of what was once deemed impossible, …

Artificial Intelligence

The 15-Minute Core-Carving Complex

Burn fat fast and shrink your middle with this brand-new MetCon workout from Men’s Health Fitness Director<p>A complex is one of my favorite metabolic conditioning weapons.<p>It works like this: You perform a series of exercises back-to-back with zero rest—and you never put down the weight. It’s one of …

This Might Be the Best Marijuana Study You'll See All Year

Image source: Flickr user Pablo Evans.<p>Marijuana appears to be set up for what could be its best year ever.<p>The plant, which is currently illegal at the federal level, has expanded like a weed over the past two decades. A whopping 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal use since 1996, and …

UBS INVESTMENT BANK CHIEF: 'There is a severe dislocation and change in the industry'

It referred to the bank's 2012 decision to drastically slash its staff, specifically in the fixed-income-trading department.<p>These days, though, everyone seems to be "doing a UBS," and the bank is being held up as an example of Wall Street's leaner, smarter future.<p>Not that it isn't also seeing the …

Employment

Facebook and Twitter Announce Support for Apple in Backdoor Dispute With FBI

Both Facebook and Twitter today joined the ranks of a growing number of tech companies announcing support for Apple's decision to oppose a government order that would require it to weaken the security of its iOS devices. The FBI is demanding Apple create a version of iOS that would let it crack the …

Tim Cook