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Why picking up bacteria from friends could be good for your health

Chimpanzees who congregated together had more bacteria species suggesting friends passed on helpful microbes<p>Spending time with friends could be good for your health because they are likely to pass on friendly bacteria, scientists believe.<p>A study of 40 chimpanzees in Tanzania found that when the …

Tesla Says Its Latest Car Is 100% Vegan

Tesla, the all-electric-car company, has just unveiled an SUV model that’s not only environmentally friendly — it’s also vegan.<p>The Tesla Model X, …

European Space Agency unveils 'lunar village' plans as stepping stone to Mars

Moon "village", a successor to International Space Station, would be series of structures made by robots and 3D printers that use moon dust as building material<p>The European Space Agency unveiled plans on Friday to build a “lunar village” by 2030 as a stepping stone to Mars.<p>The moon village project …

How to ace any interview and land the job of your dreams

<i>This post is in partnership with Money. The article below was originally published at Money.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By Daniel Bortz, Money<p>Planning your next big career …

The Critical Lesson of Letting Bad Employees Go

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I never used to believe in the expression, “Hire slow, fire fast.” After all, I told myself, I was an understanding, compassionate boss and I’d give my employees the time and support they needed to grow.<p>I also struggled with the idea that …

5 Lame Excuses for Not Starting Your Business | Inc.com

In my experience, there are two types of people in this world 1) those who have started their own businesses, and 2) those who want to start their own business but keep finding excuses to put it off.<p>I'm sure there are some good excuses out there, but the five most common excuses are pretty lame, …

iPhone 6S Upgrade May Embarrass Galaxy S6

Apple is not a good enemy to have. Off the back of record breaking financial results, the company appears determined to drive a stake into its biggest rivals in 2015 – and top of the list is Samsung.<p>In a leaked investors’ research report obtained by AppleInsider respected KGI Securities analyst …

Mobile Technology

The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

More than 600,000 homes in the U.S. have solar panels today — up dramatically from just a few years ago, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Leasing programs that require little or no money up-front have played a key role in that growth.<p>But here's a question for homeowners: Is it …

Solar Power

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Here's what will happen to Earth when our galaxy collides with the Andromeda Galaxy

An epic war is coming: A gruesome battle between two, gigantic galaxies will be well underway in just a few billion years, and one of the contenders is our home, the Milky Way.<p>Right now, the Andromeda Galaxy is racing toward the Milky Way at a speed of 250,000 mph— fast enough to circle the Earth …

With no trademark, Sriracha name is showing up everywhere

Wander down almost any supermarket aisle and it's easy to spot one of the food industry's hottest fads. Sriracha, the fiery red Asian chili sauce, has catapulted from a cult hit to flavor du jour, infusing burgers, potato chips, candy, vodka and even lip balm.<p>That would seem like a boon for the man …

Apple employee: We're working on something that will 'give Tesla a run for its money'

Last week we reported on a mysterious Apple van making its way around San Francisco.<p>After writing about how the van could be used for a self-driving car, we got an unsolicited email from an employee at Apple about "vehicle development" at the company.<p>This person said Tesla employees were "jumping …

William Shatner says he's been asked to come back to 'Star Trek'

J.J. Abrams reportedly offered Captain James T. Kirk a role in new movie<p>William Shatner's Captain Kirk could be coming back to <i>Star Trek</i>. Speaking at Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, a typically laconic Shatner said that he'd recently received a call from J.J. Abrams regarding a role in the third</i> …

40-hour work week a distant memory?

When was the last time you worked a 40-hour week? Thought so.<p>The time-honored 40-hour, 9-to-5 workweek is a thing of the past, according to a survey conducted for Atlanta-based Premiere Global Services Inc.<p>The “Take Back 60” study found that 88 percent of the 617 respondents who took the online …

The Pirate Bay makes it even easier to torrent on the go

Regardless of what you may be searching for on The Pirate Bay, it wouldn't hurt to be doing so with style and ease of use. In consideration of this, the popular (and controversial) torrent-sharing property has launched a brand new mobile site, featuring a rather subtle, less clustered look that …

Mark Cuban Threatens To Dump Companies That Move Offshore

Corporate greed is getting out of hand, and Mark Cuban isn't going to take it anymore.<p>The billionaire investor and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks took to Twitter Friday morning to shame companies for moving offshore to buck taxes.<p>The Mavericks owner is known for his loud and sometimes …

We Eat 92 Percent of the Food on Our Plates

Serving size is destiny, a new study finds.<p>Consider: You are at a local China Sun buffet, purveyor of wonder, merchant of mu shu. You snap up a plate and eagerly start piling on your favorite food item. It is shrimp lo mein. It is glistening with oil of indeterminate provenance. It is MSG-free.<p>It …

How Well Does A Drug Work? Look Beyond The Fine Print

Anybody who has ever seen a drug advertisement or talked over the pros and cons of a medicine with a doctor can be forgiven for being confused.<p>Sorting out the risks and benefits of taking a medicine can be complicated even for professionals.<p>This spring, the Institute of Medicine convened a workshop …

Google is collecting medical data to paint a picture of perfect human health

Project Baseline to spot 'biomarkers' from molecular and genetic data<p>Google has started to collect medical data from volunteers as part of an ambitious project designed to build a database of records that show what a healthy human being should be. The project, developed by Google's experimental …

What happens when the shelves at your grocery store are empty?

One week after a company-wide employee dispute slammed the brakes on food deliveries, the shelves are looking pretty barren inside most of New …

Meet the young businessman tasked with reviving the Burger King empire

Burger King is in trouble, but its new CEO, 33-year-old Daniel Schwartz, has been secretly engineering a big turnaround. In his first year in office, Schwartz has sold off the corporate jet — as well as all but 52 of the company's nearly 14,000 burger joints.He's also surrounded himself with a …

Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Microsoft is offering a quick quantum computing primer that makes the esoteric subject almost understandable.<p>Quantum computing promises to solve unimaginably large and complex computer problems that classical computing could never crack. That is, if it can ever be made to work in anything like a …

Quantum Computing

When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?

Pharmacists and doctors are more likely than the general public to buy generic medicine, as we reported last year. And chefs are more likely than the general public to buy generic food.<p>The economists who figured this stuff out recently published a new update (PDF) to their research, which caught …

Chicken factories inspected by FSA as Tesco reveals surprise spot check

Sources reveal measures being taken to clean up production, but company denies allegations of food safety failings<p>The chicken factories at the centre of revelations over food poisoning contamination were checked by Food Standards Agency inspectors on Friday, as sources reported that Tesco auditors …

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

While testing whether a dash of yeast could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it's pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking.<p>Using a device to test blood-alcohol levels, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as we drank two beers on empty …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

5 headphones you should buy instead of Beats

Apple shelled out big bucks for mediocre headphones, but you shouldn’t<p>Last night over drinks, a buddy of mine who is a professional mastering engineer -- meaning he mostly listens for a living -- prepared to gush over his brand-new work headphones. When I asked him if they were Beats Electronics …

After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

You might call it the ultimate long shot — a group of space enthusiasts trying to re-establish contact with a wayward satellite launched in 1978. Figuratively speaking, it's been off the radar for decades.<p>No more.<p>"The initial contact was a tone followed by specific commands," project organizer …