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Elon Musk Proves He’s the Greatest Showman on Earth

A flair for drama—and distraction—may have become the billionaire’s most valuable asset.<p>It’s easy to forget that, just last month, SpaceX apparently lost a top-secret government satellite in a mysterious incident that may or may not have been all Northrop Grumman’s fault. New <b>Elon Musk</b> media …

A Triumphant First Launch for Elon Musk's Giant Rocket

SpaceX’s 27-engine Falcon Heavy successfully blasted off from Florida with a cherry-red Tesla convertible in tow.<p><i>Updated on February 6 at 7:29 p.m. ET</i><p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Seven years ago, the Falcon Heavy was a model rocket, sitting on a table in a conference room in Washington, D.C., in front of …

Space Travel

The Shot That Echoes Still

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, fifty years ago this April, marked a blow to the struggle for racial equality from which the nation has still not healed. In an essay published in Esquire in April 1972, James Baldwin reflected on attending the funeral, and how King’s death signaled the …

Black History

BREAKING: Astronomers Find a Spectacular Source For Those Mysterious Repeating Space Signals

We're getting closer!<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just figured out the …

Universe

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Scientists for the first time have successfully edited genes in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos, according to a study published on Wednesday.<p>The research marks a major milestone and, while a long way from clinical use, it …

Genetics

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

Forget Hygge: Ikigai Might be the Secret to Finding Longevity and Purpose In Life

This Japanese concept might be the secret to finding longevity and purpose in life.<p>By now, you're probably familiar with the buzzword <i>hygge</i>, the …

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

Science, more often than not, can answer questions that were previously unknown to us. But sometimes, it can simply blow your mind.<p>People on reddit …

Biology

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

The Young Physicist Creating Matter From Light

Growing up, Jonathan Simon loved playing Dungeons & Dragons — but not because the game involved elves, orcs or other fantastical creatures. It was …

Nobel Prize-winning detectors revealed a cosmic cataclysm

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every time a new telescope has been turned on, we have learned something fundamental about our universe.<p>Galileo's first telescope saw the moons of Jupiter and forever destroyed the idea that the Earth was at the center of the universe. Edwin Hubble used the Mount Wilson Observatory in 1917 …

Physics

How Polo Shirts Became a White Supremacist Uniform

<i>In this op-ed, Jared Michael Lowe explores the history of the polo shirt and its current iteration as a white supremacist uniform.</i><p>In the weeks following the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, <i>AJ+</i> posted a video that quickly went viral. The video shows a man stripping off a white polo shirt in the …

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

Dark Matter

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves

It’s long been said that there’s no sound in space, and that’s true, to a point. Conventional sound requires a medium to travel through, and is created when particles compress-and-rarify, making anything from a loud “bang” for a single pulse to a consistent tone for repeating patterns. In space, …

Black Holes

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We’re Trying To Answer Them)

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the distribution of dark matter in the center of the giant galaxy cluster Abell 1689. Concentrations …

A Happy, Sweaty Journey Through This Year's Carnival in Trinidad

<i>“Oh Lawd the city, could burn down. We jamming still. We jamming still. The building could fall down. We jamming still. We jamming…”</i><p>There are times …

Gregg Popovich reflects on Black History Month, white privilege, and our 'national sin'

The Spurs coach both set a record on Thursday and gave an amazingly thoughtful monologue on race in America.<p>Gregg Popovich has more frequently discussed social and political issues during pregame interviews this season. On Thursday, he was asked what Black History Month means to him. His response …

Scientists Find Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is – or once was – a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require just …

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Remember These 4 S's for Startup Success | Inc.com

Business school was (and continues to be) an expensive learning experience, and what I remember most was that every professor claimed their stake to significance by naming or authoring an acronym, formula or 4x4 graph. Whether it was four P's of marketing, three C's of business, or simply a unique …

Small Business

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

10 Star Wars Quotes Every Entrepreneur Should Memorize | Inc.com

With Star Wars: Rogue One coming out this week, I thought it might be fun to revisit some of the classic Star Wars quotes and how they apply to business situations.<p>This is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Beneath all the sci-fi trappings of Star Wars is the message that you can achieve just about …

Darth Vader

Have You Got What It Takes To Solve Dishonored 2’s Wicked Logic Puzzle?

<i>Dishonored 2</i> is a game about sneaking, stabbing, and teleporting around behind enemy lines. It’s also occasionally a game about solving thorny …

13 Beverages You Should Never, Ever Drink

Nutrition

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

This Is What Actually Happens to Your Body When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation messes with you from head to toe—and a third of the population is losing a lot of zzz's.<p>There's no question that sleep deprivation is an American epidemic, with a third of the country getting less shut-eye than the recommended 7 to 9 hours per night, according to recent research …

Immune System

9 Healthy Foods Everyone Should Know How To Make

Make these part of your routine, and you'll always have something healthy and satisfying to eat.<p>Maybe you've recently become a clean eating convert …

Meet The Muse | Angel + Dren

The latest in our <i>Meet the Muse</i> series offers double trouble with twin DJs Angel and Dren. Prior to becoming fixtures at industry events across the …

This Entire Galaxy Is Being Ravaged by Its Supermassive Black Hole

A stunning new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy that’s being strangled by tentacles of gas and dust. The strange and …