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5 Books That Will Inspire Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sometimes you just need to hear it from someone else.<p>Not everyone is built to be an entrepreneur. It's tough work. It requires an obscene amount of persistence, patience, and drive. It means enduring a lot of "No" just to get to a single "Yes." And it means relying on yourself more than you can …

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

Complete Bodyweight Back Workout without Pull Up Bar

Almost all bodyweight workouts for your back consist of pull up bar exercises and that’s all good as long as you have access to one. But what if you …

Neil deGrasse Tyson says Flat-Earth believers are 'the beginning of the end of our informed democracy'

Comedy Central<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson had some choice words for rapper B.o.B on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore last week, and framed his argument as …

Researchers have achieved the next breakthrough in quantum physics

These knots aren't quite the same as the ones you might tie to moor a boat to a jetty — they've been made in a superfluid form of quantum matter called Bose-Einstein Condensate, or BEC, and are more like smoke rings than traditional knots.<p>"For decades, physicists have been theoretically predicting …

This amazing sci-fi show reveals the biggest problem everyone ignores about space travel

"Flip right now and burn like hell and I can get us within 50,000 clicks," ship's navigator Ade Nygaard announces in the first episode of SyFy's fascinating space opera "The Expanse." The rest of the freighter Canterbury's crew looks appalled. A working stiff rolls her eyes.<p>"Oh great, then we'll …

This Woman Going From Zero to Hero on the Violin Is Inspirational AF

This is what it looks like when you keep your New Year's resolutions, people.<p>In the time I've dedicated to trying every type of potato chip that exists, a 24-year-old woman in Norway has gotten very, very good at the violin. The video above documents her transformation from total newbie to …

BBC - Earth - Why does time always run forwards and never backwards?

Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe<p>There's egg on your face, literally. You tried to juggle some eggs, it all went wrong, and now you've got to shower and change your clothes.<p>Wouldn't it be …

A serial startup employee explains 4 key steps to building a $1 million business in under 48 hours

We were both in hoodies and had a shared penchant for the F-bomb and burritos, all of which led to a caffeine-infused mind meld.<p>It would be the first of many.<p>The matchmaker then introducing us was the prophetic and profane Dave McClure, general partner of 500 Start-ups, which is now headquartered …

This trick from a famous physicist can help you learn anything faster

Feynman was not yet the famous physicist he would soon become (as his biographer James Gleick put it, "His Feynman aura...was still strictly local"), so he took his preparation seriously.<p>Feynman drove up to MIT, a campus familiar from his undergraduate years, and a place "where he could be alone." …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

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The Ultimate Guide To Hacking The In-N-Out Menu

Get ready for the most extensive look at the In-N-Out menu you'll ever see, and get ready to try something new and delicious:<p>If you've ever been to the West Coast, you probably know how amazing an In-N-Out burger tastes. No, it's not overrated, it's food perfection--one of the best foods California …

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Indian Woman Whose Arm Was 'Chopped Off By Saudi Arabian Boss' Gives Emotional BBC Interview

An Indian maid who says her arm was completely severed by her Saudi employer has spoken of the moment she woke to find she was permanently …

Alien And UFO Hunters Increasingly Intrigued As 'Third Space Ball' Lands In Spain

Another black space object has reportedly landed in rural Spain, according to local news outlet Olive Press.<p>The mysterious orb that was reportedly …

The Big Bang Theory muses on how pop culture can hurt and heal

When the eighth season finale of <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> came to an end there were two revelations that signaled some serious promise for the show. There …

"I Hated Hating People"

<i>Marriage Equality Decision Day Rally in front of the US Supreme Court, 26 June 2015, photo by Elvert Barnes. Creative Commons license.</i><p>The Pew Research Center's Religious Landscape Study is beginning to sound like a broken record. Each new report reveals that the portion of religiously unaffiliated …

Watch Muhammad Ali's Perfect Response To 'Not All White People Are Racist' -- In 1971

Saying not everyone is racist doesn't make racism go away.<p>So often reaction to people of color who call out racism, be it police brutality or job discrimination, is the "not all white people" argument. Like "not all men," this defense is used to derail conversations about racism by reminding people …

How to learn a new language, according to a guy who became fluent in 4 in just a few years

Unfortunately, that's not the situation most adults find themselves in. As a result, many people assume they've got no chance of ever mastering a foreign tongue.<p>But that's where they're wrong. Just ask opera singer Gabriel Wyner, who achieved fluency in <i>four</i> languages — Italian, German, French, and …

The water wars are coming: Civilization will never survive climate calamity

Delegates from 200 nations are convening in Paris for a climate summit. It should be treated as a peace conference<p>Michael Klare<p>November 5, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>At the end of November, delegations from nearly 200 countries will convene in Paris for what is …

How scientists use a giant telescope in Antarctica to study the strangest particle in the universe

There's a telescope in Antarctica that takes science to the extreme.<p>Housed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, this telescope sniffs out the strangest particles in the universe, called neutrinos.<p>Neutrinos are some of the lightest subatomic particles in existence. They skip across galaxies, from …

This is how startups make money

Going the startup way is riskier but more straightforward than working a job. Here there’s no boss to decide what happens to you. You’re the boss. …

10 Signs You Have Exceptional Mental Strength

If you do these things, you can be sure you're more resilient than average.<p>Just a few weeks ago here on Inc.com we published advice from psychotherapist Amy Morin laying out bad habits you need to break if you want to achieve incredible mental strength. But what if you read the list and were …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …

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Working poor: What it's like when you have a job - but can't pay the bills

The number of people in-work who fall below the poverty line has risen by 70 per cent in London. Maria Roberts, who has been 'working poor' for 10 years, says it's no laughing matter<p>When I listened to the news this week reporting on George Osborne's plans to take £1,300 a year or £108.33 a month – …

This Disease Could Kill 75 Million People By 2050

The White House has a plan to combat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, but it may never get funded.<p>Nora Rodriguez could not shake her cough.<p>The 51-year-old Denver teacher had noticed herself slowing down, unable to chase after her grandkids. Climbing stairs became hard. She couldn't catch her …

Microsoft lab predicts we'll have a working 'hybrid' quantum computer in 10 years

Or at least that's the promise of the technology, which always seems to be right around the corner. Now, however, a team led by researchers at Microsoft have said a working, useful quantum computing system finally seems to be within reach.<p>The team just published a paper about their scheme on the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's how Bill Clinton 'lost' our leadership in particle physics

"You want to come out of the gate strong," Tyson quipped when Business Insider interviewed the astrophysicist from his office at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.<p>In a very frank conversation on the Nat Geo show based on the podcast of the same name, Clinton spoke of his early …

Israeli hummus cafe gives 50 per cent off to Jews and Arabs who eat together

“By us we don’t have Arabs! But we also don’t have Jews… By us we’ve got human beings!"<p>A hummus bar in Israel is attempting to do its bit for peace in the area by offering a discount to Arabs and Jews who break bread together there.<p>The restaurant, called Hummus Bar, which is near the coastal city …