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Ask Ethan: How Far Is The Edge Of The Universe From The Farthest Galaxy?

When we look out into the Universe, there’s light everywhere we can see, for as far as our telescopes are capable of looking. But at some point, there’s a limit to what we’ll encounter. One limit is set by the cosmic structure that forms in the Universe: we can only see the stars, galaxies, etc., …

Astrophysics

Apple Loop: New iPhone 7S Leaks, MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Problems, Tim Cook's Embarrassing Admission

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes the wireless potential of the new iPhone 7S, a 3D printed model of Apple’s next smartphone, Apple’s latest quarterly results, the new Osborne Effect, the obsolete MacBooks, the iPad and the tablet market, …

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

Reporters were forced out of the room during the Kushner family's presentation to wealthy Chinese investors

Representatives for the Kushner family reportedly asked journalists to leave the room during a presentation they were making to wealthy Chinese investors in Beijing, The Washington Post reported on Saturday.<p>Reporters were initially seated in the back of the ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton, but as the …

Donald Trump

A former banker taught herself how to code and is now a top exec at a $700 million startup

Then the 2008 financial crisis struck and Lehman Brothers collapsed.<p>Lachs left Wall Street to get an MBA, hoping that some magical moment would strike where she would know what else to do with her life.<p>"I thought that I'd be sitting in a class and just have this moment of inspiration and I'd be …

Palo Alto

This analytics firm uses one trillion Facebook and Twitter posts to predict stock movements

Since it launched in 2008, the Boston-based analytics firm has collected, stored, and indexed over a trillion public posts from Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram to create the world's largest database of its kind.<p>The firm's core competency is "unstructured text analytics." In other words, as …

Social Media

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Why airplane windows have tiny holes

My friends laugh at me when I ask for a window seat. You're an airline pilot, they say. You have the window seat all the time.<p>True enough. But the cockpit, well, that's work. As a passenger I'm actually free to enjoy the experience—to listen to music or a long-postponed podcast while gazing out at …

Boeing

This is the most common mistake made during tech job interviews

Developers and engineers will often list skills on their resume that they can't really back up with solid experience, Tyler Mikkelson, a team lead for recruiting firm Mondo, told Business Insider.<p>So, for example, a candidate may list a particular skill or type of technology that he or she has …

Employment

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Ashlee Vance: 9780062301239: Amazon.com: Books

When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.<p>Inevitably, I picked it up and began reading.<p>2 …

Elon Musk

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Internet

6 Habits To Make Your Small Business More Productive

Not enough time in the day? Too much to do? <i></i>That’s the lament of all entrepreneurs and small business owners!<p>There are lots of ways to save time, and plenty of tools to help you work faster. Recently I talked about super handy smartphone apps that make work easier and improve time management, and I …

Small Business

Five Stocks That Could Triple If Boone Pickens Is Right About $6 Natural Gas

Over the past six months, energy prices have taken a dramatic fall. The price of oil traded as low as $42 in mid-March, nearly half of its value just last November, and natural gas dropped by almost 40%.<p>Stocks with high exposure to these key commodities, particularly producers, have been hammered, …

Oil & Gas Industry

NVIDIA SHIELD: What You May Not Understand About The New 4K Streamer

In the consumer space, NVIDIA has dedicated much of the last four years building up their gaming footprint by investing to improve the overall gaming experience, wherever the gamer wants to game. NVIDIA is currently delivering leadership products and technologies in gaming tablets, handheld gaming, …

Televisions

9 Of The Worst Mistakes You Can Ever Make At Work

We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work.<p>Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.<p>No matter how talented you are or what you’ve accomplished, there are …

Self-help

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

Charles Darwin

How Obama Could Spark An International Migration Of Startups

Entrepreneurs the world over spend a lot of time thinking of ways to vault hurdles and break down barriers. One set of obstacles that could get a little easier to surmount are the immigration rules that keep foreign entrepreneurs out of the United States and away from its talent and capital.<p>So says …

Immigration

10 Unexpected Secrets For Business Success

Just when you think you’ve learned all you can about creating a powerful business, there is more. At last week’s CEO Space conference I spent time with business experts Pamela Edwards and Michael White-Ryan, cofounders of The Language of Space (and spouses as well). They are specialists in design, …

Entrepreneurship

6 Steps to Becoming a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Writer, Consultant, Freedom Advocate, Lifetime Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The Internet has been used by academia since the 1980’s, but in the last fifteen years it has become what we know today. Today, 2.5 billion people log onto the Internet every day, …

Entrepreneurship

Successful Entrepreneurs Understand The Power Of People

From dynamic duos to full-on gangs, an often over-looked capability of the entrepreneur is an ability to work with others effectively, to collaborate to solve the intractable problems of starting a business. The notion that one person can sustainably build and lead a company has been laid waste by …

Entrepreneurship

13 features we'd like to see in iOS 9

Apple will reportedly focus on under-the-hood improvements, mainly for the sake of refining and polishing the current experience on its mobile devices.<p>According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, Apple is placing a big emphasis on bug fixes and performance enhancements to make everything run faster and more …

iOS

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

Johns Hopkins University

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

When Does An Entrepreneur Become A Business Owner?

According to most definitions, an entrepreneur is one who envisions a new and different business, meaning one that is not a copy of an existing business model. Many entrepreneurs have a passion and an idea, or even invent a new product, but are never able to execute to the point of creating a …

Entrepreneurship

This Serial Entrepreneur Keeps On Innovating

He has eliminated nearly every obstacle between dreaming up his ideas and making them happen. But how long can his magic last?<p>The United Nations delegation filed into Edo Segal's office, took their seats on the black leather couches, and got down to the business of the day: They needed …

Shawshank Redemption

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Retirement