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A Rogue Star Hurtling Towards The Solar System Is Going to Arrive Sooner Than We Realised

Yikes...<p>According to new calculations, we may have a little less time to prepare for a star on course to kiss the edges of our Solar System.<p>Yep. …

Universe

Wealthy governments only care about their own polluted cities

A new report by the World Health Organization shows disparities between the biggest carbon polluters and homes to cities with the worst air pollution.<p>…

Pollution

Two U.S. Airmen Injured by Chinese Military Lasers

The Chinese military is targeting American flight crews flying over Djibouti with “a high-powered laser,” Pentagon officials told the <i>Wall Street</i> …

Military

Investors Should Ignore the Cult Following of Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Investors have long ignored fundamentals when placing value upon Tesla (TSLA) .<p><i>(Read TheStreet's additional coverage of Tesla, here, here and here.</i> …

Investing

U.S. to Fund Batteries That Store Power for Days, Not Hours

The U.S. is looking for new battery technologies that are cheaper and can hold onto power longer.<p>The U.S. Energy Department plans to offer a total of …

Clean Energy

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

Jeff Bezos Knows How to Run a Meeting. Here's How He Does It

When it comes to getting more out of business meetings, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may have cracked the code.<p>Bad meetings: We've all experienced them. Whether it's poor planning, too much talking, or lack of preparation, bad meetings waste precious time and money.<p>But Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos …

Team Building

Asteroid mining will produce the world’s first trillionaire, according to Goldman Sachs

There’s lots of ways to make money here on planet Earth, but the world’s first trillionaire is going to make their fortune in space. That’s the …

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 …

Earth Science

The way Americans get electricity is one natural disaster away from decimation — but a resilient power grid is in our reach

It is difficult to fully comprehend the size and power of the 330-foot turbines that make up the Energía Sierra Juárez Wind Farm.<p>“First you see them on trucks, where they’re hauling in a blade, and then you stand below it and you see the perspective. And then there’s the sound — the voom, voom, …

It's Time to Start Asking Some Tough Questions About Elon Musk and Tesla

With Tesla's troubles mounting, it's time to stop idolizing Elon Musk and start asking tough questions.<p>It is nearly sacrilegious to criticize Elon Musk, especially in a media ecosystem that hangs on his every word as though it came from a burning bush, rather than from the former co-founder of …

This Entrepreneur's Online Reputation Was Destroyed. He Used His Experience Fixing It to Form a Multimillion-Dollar Company.

Here's Pete Kistler's story -- and tips for improving your own online presence.<p>Pete Kistler had never Googled himself. It was fall 2009, and the Syracuse University junior was sending out applications for software design jobs to offset about $20,000 in student loan debt. After a couple of weeks, …

Space Oddities: We Need a Plan to Stop Polluting Space Before It’s Too Late

There is a lot of junk floating out in space, and it’s a problem we’ve been talking about, in fits and spurts, since the 1960s.<p>WIRED OPINION<p>ABOUT<p>Amy …

Elon Musk Just Threw Down the Gauntlet After Goldman Sachs' Tesla Warning

Elon Musk is not standing still. The Tesla CEO posted a short message on his Twitter page Tuesday in response to Goldman Sachs cutting his company’s …

Tesla

What “Capitalism” Is and How It Affects People

Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which a country’s trade, industry, and profits are controlled by private companies, instead of by the people whose time and labor powers those companies. The United States and many other nations around the world are capitalist countries, but capitalism …

Middle-class

Rejected by 4 colleges 'and whines about it': A Fox News host mocked a Parkland shooting survivor — now he's going after her advertisers

David Hogg, a student who survived last month's shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, who has become a prominent gun-control advocate, is now going after the advertisers of a conservative talk-show host who made light of his college rejection letters.<p>Laura Ingraham, who hosts a Fox News …

Ugh: Even Female Students Who Earn Outstanding Grades Still Won't Get the Job (Unless They're Really Likable)

Research shows that women are better off just getting decent grades, not great grades. (How crappy is that?)<p>Conventional wisdom -- or at least what parents usually tell their kids -- holds that getting better grades in college leads to greater career success, especially when you're trying to land …

French waiter says firing for rudeness is 'discrimination against my culture'

Guillaume Rey filed a complaint after being dismissed from a Canada restaurant for being ‘aggressive, rude and disrespectful’<p>A French waiter fired for being “aggressive, rude and disrespectful” says his behaviour wasn’t out of line – he’s just French.<p>Guillaume Rey, who worked at a Vancouver …

Human Rights

What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Getting Funding for Your Startup

Learn from the entrepreneur's successes -- and his mistakes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If there's one person who embodies the idea of "entrepreneur," it's Elon Musk.<p>He has been responsible for the development of a large number of high-profile technology companies, …

Lawsuit Funding, Long Hidden in the Shadows, Faces Calls for More Sunlight

Investors placing bets on commercial lawsuits have long operated under a veil of secrecy. But as litigation funding in the U.S. has spread to more courthouses and transformed into a billion-dollar business, plaintiffs and their faceless financiers are confronting calls for more transparency.<p>At the …

Chamber of Commerce

A $25 investing course will teach you forex trading (so you can make the big bucks)

If you thought foreign exchange trading only involved swapping your home country's currency for another when you're traveling internationally, then …

Trading

Hillary Clinton's Trickle-Down America

While they may be thriving economically, coastal cities thrive on income inequality and a politically powerless underclass.<p>After a long, bruising career in public life, Hillary Clinton deserves a respite. Yet the erstwhile Democratic presidential nominee finds herself in the news again, having …

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ousted in favor of CIA chief amid rumblings of more changes

WASHINGTON – After months of disputes with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump removed him Tuesday and nominated CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department.<p>White House officials said a Tillerson aide was also fired for giving reporters differing accounts of how the …

Donald Trump

How To Know If Your Employees Hate Your Guts

"I hate my boss" is a common comment in most workplaces. How do you know if you fit the category? Here's the litmus test.<p>You know you do great work. And now you've been promoted to be a leader. So far, so good.<p>However, I bet you really know that just because you got promoted, it doesn't make you a …

America’s National School Walkout is further proof that it’s time for the old to follow the young

Last month, 18-year-old high school senior Emma Gonzalez became the face of the gun control movement after 17 of her classmates were killed in a mass school shooting in Florida. If baby boomers and Gen Xers think Gonzalez is too young to galvanize the nation behind the cause, they have forgotten …

Half of the U.S. Adult Population Is Making This Critical Mistake

Are you making it, too?<p>Having a good credit score isn't just a matter of pride; it's a matter of saving money and having borrowing options. The …

4 Ways to Find Mentorship (and Why It's Critical to Your Startup's Success)

As a startup founder, you can learn a lot--including how to avoid some painful mistakes--from someone who has been there, done that.<p>A lot goes into establishing a startup, as you well know. Location is near the top of the list for most entrepreneurs, and you should look for areas with favorable …

Use your car for your small business? The new tax law is good news for you

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has plenty of good news for small businesses and their owners, including super-favorable first-year depreciation …

Income Tax

Want To Drive Sales? Instead Of Spending Money On Marketing, Consider Doing This Instead

Marketing isn't necessarily the best way to build a book of business.<p>I'm channel agnostic.<p>I'm not married to Facebook ads, or social media in general, or email marketing, or Google Adwords--because I don't believe any single marketing type is a "one size fits all" solution. Each and every business …

8 Tools You Need To Start Your Own Business

Successful entrepreneurs share their tool kit essentials<p>Starting your own successful company requires answering a problem no-one realises they had, endless commitment and (in most cases) some cold hard cash. But aside from the basics, what else do you need in your arsenal when launching a new …

Peter Thiel