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Five brightest planets appear in straight line from horizon to the moon

Scientists say the reason for the unusual sight is that Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be on the same side of the sun at the same time<p>For the next month, Earthlings will be treated to a spectacular sight, with all five planets visible to the naked eye lining up together, stretching …

Astronomy

Tiny Robot Grippers Dissolve Away in Your Body Once Their Job Is Done

As robots get small enough to easily swim around inside the human body, they'll soon be used to perform medical procedures all from within a patient. …

Mark Chisnell | B&G Blog

The startup building a better version of Android is about to score $110 million

While previous reports suggested Microsoft was in talks with Cyanogen, Bloomberg says the Windows software maker decided not to invest.<p>Microsoft may be interested in a commercial deal to get its software on Cyanogen's platform, however, according to the report. Bloomberg says, "PremjiInvest, the …

New Study Shows That Your Brain's Powers Change As You Age -- Some Peaking In Your 70s

If you’ve been paying attention to psychology and neuroscience research the last few years, you know that we’ve recently experienced major shifts in thinking about the nature of the brain. Among these, how changeable the brain is from birth to death ranks high. Not long ago the prevailing …

The Brain

Australia on Twitter: "Just...keep...swimming - it's almost the weekend! Photo: @derwenthunter near @OOHaymanIsland (via IG) http://t.co/eNFnWVHFCo"

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Elon Musk Turns To Medium And GIFs To Reveal New Model S Fire Safety Feature

Is the company blog dead? Instead of posting on the Tesla blog, Elon Musk announced a significant new Model S feature on the personal blogging site Medium.<p>Following two incidents which resulted in fires, Tesla is adding a titanium underbody shield to the Model S. This triple underbody shield was …

Chinese “counterfeit DuPont plastic” prompted Aston Martin’s giant recall

China’s Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co. Ltd., the company that made the faulty part that forced Aston Martin to recall all the sports cars it built since late 2007, has a lot of other customers too.<p>The Chinese company, which made Aston Martin’s accelerator pedal arms, “was using counterfeit DuPont …

Aston Martin

When NASA Launched Stardust, They Had No Way To Retrieve Its Samples

This space probe has a dirty little secret.<p>On August 14, researchers from University California, Berkeley, announced an amazing discovery from NASA’s Stardust probe: During its deep space voyage, the ship had captured seven tiny pieces of interstellar rocks, making them the first confirmed samples …

What Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report Means For The Future Of Content

Each and every stat that came out of the 2014 Internet Trends Report is extremely interesting, to say the least. Mary Meeker and KPCB have spent …

Marketing

Quote Of The Week: Be Brief Or Be Ignored

Every Monday, tune in to <i>Fast Company</i> Leadership for a quote to get your week started right.<p>This week’s quote comes from Joseph McCormack, author of <i>Brief: Making a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.</i>:<p>“Brevity is an essential skill that can propel people’s career in an age where the people that they’re …

The Most Unusual Strike This Year Shows Why It Pays To Treat Employees Well

A remarkable Labor Day tale: Workers loved their CEO so much that they walked off their jobs to save his.<p>Here’s one way to think about whether you’re treating your staff well: Ask yourself, would they stick their necks out for you?<p>This summer, CEO Arthur T. Demoulas got his rewards for being a good …

Employment

10 Leadership Traits That Will Kill Your Company | Inc.com

One common trait that successful entrepreneurs possess is leadership ability. But just because you are suddenly launched into a leadership position doesn't mean that you should jump in. When I became a leader with my first startup, I was horrible. Nobody explained what I should be doing or told me …

Leadership

Why Introverts Make Great Leaders | Inc.com

There's a paradox at the heart of how we think about leaders. Ask someone to picture a stereotypical leader and most people will think of someone confident, brash, and outgoing--the classic extrovert. But ask a person to think of real-life business visionaries and many of the people they're likely …

Leadership

4 Questions to Gauge a Job Candidate's Passion | Inc.com

When it comes to hiring the perfect new employee for your business, hard skills are relatively easy to test. Evaluating cultural fit and personality, though more difficult, still boils down to the same gut sense of someone's likability and compatibility that you use to guide all your social …

Employment

10 Things That Likable People Do Consistently | Inc.com

On some level, most of us want to be liked. Even if you work to maintain an appropriate distance from your team or employees, the more that people like you and want to emulate you, the more engaged they will be as team members. The best leaders are those who are genuinely liked.<p>Here are 10 things …

Body Language

Why Introverts Should Stay Away From Coffee at Work | Inc.com

Do you have the extroverted personality of a natural-born leader? If not, you can still be a successful entrepreneur. In fact, introverts make better listeners and can switch back and forth between introversion and extroversion to outperform their chattier counterparts.<p>"Being a high self-monitor, a …

Personality

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip | Inc.com

Good leaders all have one thing in common: They know how to seek advice. It's a bit like parenting. No one who raises a child for the first time understands the job perfectly. You have to keep learning and growing. These experts know the drill. They've written about their experiences in leadership, …

Leadership

Single? 5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Your Next Date

No matter how many people you meet or date, the common denominator in your love life is you. One half of all of your relationships will always consist of you, and you are the only person that you know for sure will be a part of your love life for ever. Making sure that you know and like yourself is …

The Habit Loop: 5 Triggers That Make New Habits Stick

In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit (audiobook), author Charles Duhigg explains a simple three-step process that all habits follow. This …

“I’ll leave love to fate.” 5 Myths Keeping You from Finding Love, Debunked

For a long time, I wanted to set up this friend of mine. She’s attractive, smart, and an overall great catch. But every time we talked about love, …

Relationships

On Leadership And The Value Of Loyalty

I wrote an article on the role of athletics in my journey as an entrepreneur last year (find it here). But in contemplating other secrets of entrepreneurship, leadership and management, a different idea has continued as an ongoing refrain ever since: loyalty.<p>According to Dictionary.com, the …

Leadership

Let's Kill Performance Reviews In 2015

I grew up with the idea that the business world was a thoughtful, serious and rational place. Then I got into the business world myself. Often, the business world isn’t any of those things, if we are honest. That’s okay with me. The best part of business, in my opinion, is the warm and vibrant …

The Workplace

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

Picasso's granddaughter is about to flood the market with thousands of his paintings, and art investors are freaking out

Earlier this year, we learned that Marina Picasso, the granddaughter of famed Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, planned to sell off her grandfather's art from her private collection.<p>Early rumors hinted that she would be parting with seven very famous paintings as well as the villa she inherited, La …

Top 5 Places To Visit In Greece

The ancient republic of <b>Greece</b> was known by its erstwhile name Hellas in ancient times. Greece is considered to be the country of <b>origin</b> of all the</b> …

European Travel

6 Tips That Will Get You the Best Food in Greece

So it is officially summer in Greece and that means tourist season. Athens, the islands and Greece in general are filled with visitors, and if you are one of them, here are six tips to help you get the best food experience.<p><b>1. Order the right things at touristy places.</b><p>Yes we all like to visit and …

Astypalea island***

Hidden Beach in Greece http://t.co/Cn9moS73iu