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Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

Hunter Gatherers

Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station

Part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars, the Nasa-led programme will see the two countries working to create a crewed spaceport in lunar orbit<p>Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project …

Space Exploration

This one mistake stops you from getting rich and achieving your biggest goals

Have you ever gone shopping for work clothes — and ended up with three impractical shirts or two “fun” pairs of pants you just had to have? Or have …

Personal Finance

Millennials Will Be Useless When the Stock Market Crashes Soon: Jim Rogers

Legendary market forecaster Jim Rogers expects the stock market to crash, and millennials to get the shaft as a result.<p>Rogers said in an interview …

Stock Markets

A startup added one small step to their job application process — and no one has quit in 3 years

Job interviews are tricky things.<p>They're a crucial part of the hiring process. But when it comes to vetting the best candidates, interviews alone often aren't enough.<p>Interviewees can game recruiters. And interviewers can allow their own biases to block out qualified candidates.<p>Fortunately, job …

Employment

15 Businesses You Can Start for $10,000 or Less

Review these best business ideas for entrepreneurs on a budget.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>Starting a business can be intimidating. Finding the right idea, dealing with the financials and getting it up and running successfully add up to more than a standard full-time gig. Simply …

Small Business

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like | Inc.com

Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it …

Tesla

12 unanswered questions before the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale

Yes, Jon Snow, we too know nothing.<p><i>Spoilers ahead for all of</i> <b>Game of Thrones</b><i>.</i><p>The <i>Game of Thrones</i> season 7 finale airs this Sunday, and it’s sure to be full of bloodshed and gore, possibly with a dash of incestuous romance. With an ice zombie dragon that bears resemblance to a certain Yu-Gi-Oh! card …

TV Series

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Want to Succeed as a Leader at Work? Talent And Skills Alone Won't Do It (but This Will)

This will make you rethink about whom you're hiring or promoting to lead your company.<p>People are hired for strengths in areas where they are talented, experienced, and gifted, so goes conventional wisdom.<p>But do you ever interview someone for character? Seriously, before you hire that VP, developer …

Leadership

5 Ways to Inspire Creativity and Build Strong Character in Your Children, According to a Top Psychologist

Conformity is dangerous. Here's how to teach children to think for themselves.<p>Whether it's doing things because "they've always been done that way" or because "everyone else is doing it," conformity can be very dangerous.<p>My wife and I work hard to instill the right values in our two small children. …

Creativity

It took 9 years to make this 25-minute sci-fi film. It was worth the wait.

Filmed on location in Japan, "Dust" culls a fragile beauty from a disease-ridden, post-apocalyptic world.<p>It's been 10 years since a trio of filmmakers conceived the idea for a visually rich science fiction parable filmed in Japan, but <i>Dust</i>, the short film they labored nearly a decade to make, proves …

Filmmaking

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Small Business

Here's Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now | Inc.com

What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>A while back, I wrote a column from an interview with executive coach and …

Happiness

Memory Doubled By Playing These Sounds During Sleep

<i>These sounds played during sleep can enhance both memory and sleep.</i>

6 surprising downsides of being extremely intelligent

But that's hardly the case, as evidenced by the 100-plus answers on a Quora thread titled, "When does intelligence become a curse?"<p>Users wrote about everything from the absurdly high expectations that people place on them to the trouble of constantly being perceived as a braggart.<p>Below, we've …

Psychology
Dark Matter

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Parenting

The Sound of Dark Matter

Despite making up the vast majority of stuff in our universe, dark matter remains invisible. But perhaps it’s not inaudible.<p>Dark matter is some of …

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

Entrepreneurship

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

LIGO

The Best Cities for Street Photography

Westfield from London Street Photography. Image by Nicholas Goodden<p><i>All images in this article are used with permission.</i><p>Street photographers …

28 Lessons I’ve Learned From Life

Prague, 2015Dear friend,Today (Jan 31st) I turn 28 years old. I wanted to use this opportunity to reflect on the past, and also share some life …

Minimalism

The experiments trying to crack physics’ ‘biggest’ question: what is dark energy?

We live in interesting times. For thousands of years, we have thought we knew what the universe – and everything in it – was made of: normal matter, …

Do we need a new theory of gravity?

In the late 1990s physicists discovered, to their consternation, that the expansion of the universe is not slowing but accelerating. Nothing in the …

Distant world’s weather is mixed bag of hot dust and molten rain

Weather patterns in a mysterious world beyond our solar system have been revealed for the first time, a study suggests.<p>Layers of clouds, made up of …

Looking For Deliberate Radio Signals From KIC 8462852

Could there be intelligent life in the star system KIC 8462852? A recent analysis of data collected by the Kepler space telescope has shown that this …