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Planet Texas 2050, A UT Austin Grand Challenge

01<p>Water<p>How much water do we have, where is it, and how do we get it? Texas has made great strides when it comes to assessing questions of water …

Google Opens Up Its Tech Training Program to All, Giving You a Reason to Learn New Skills

Google is offering 10,000 Americans access to subsidized online courses with the hope of recruiting some of the students.<p>If you want to work at Google someday but aren’t sure you have the resume for it, the company wants to train you. To help prospective employees bridge skills gaps, the tech giant …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Career Development

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>[Adapted essay from <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>]<p>When Katherine Krug raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to manufacture …

Google starts certificate program to fill empty IT jobs

There are 150,000 open IT jobs in the U.S., and Google wants to make it easier to fill them. Today the company is announcing a certificate program on …

The Price Of Leadership

<i>Want to lead? Here’s the price you must pay.</i><p>We just named a new president to run Maddock Douglas, the innovation consultancy I founded 27 years ago. As you can imagine, finding the right person was difficult, but the decision was made easier because Maria, our new president, understands the …

Entrepreneurship

The Milky Way ate 11 other galaxies

Astronomers have discovered 11 new stellar streams—remnants of smaller galaxies torn apart and devoured by our Milky Way.<p>The finding is among the …

How to Brew Cafecito (Cuban Coffee)

A Cuban coffee, or cafecito, is the nation's history in a cup. Iconic trademarks associated with a cafecito — such as its slightly bitter flavor, the …

CES 2018 Proves Artificial Intelligence Will Take Over Our Lives

Artificial intelligence (AI) is suddenly everywhere. From phones and TVs to air conditioners and even a toilet, the flashy new products at the year's …

9 Steps to Get You Ready to Move Abroad

Whether you're moving to London to study abroad for a year or working in Bali indefinitely, the process is entirely manageable.<p>It's finally …

Sorry, Siri, Alexa's got you beat — Here's why Apple's going to lose the voice computing war to Amazon

One of the favorite go-to talking points among Apple fans every year is how the company always seems to "win" the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas without ever showing up.<p>For years, the event seemed to be merely a venue for the rest of the industry to show how it was catching up to …

Apple

Learn the secrets to becoming a full-time freelancer by taking these online classes

Working from home is seriously the best. Why not do it full-time?<p>Don't get us wrong. It can be hard to kickstart a professional freelancing career. …

These will be the world's 10 biggest cities in 2050

The human population is growing at an alarming rate. By 2050, there will be almost 10bn people on the planet.<p>We've been hearing this for years, but …

Mexico City

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

Twenty-five particles and four forces. That description—the Standard Model of particle physics—constitutes physicists’ best current explanation for …

4 Powerful Lessons You Gradually Learn as You Let Go of the Past

If somebody is working on themselves and changing for the better, it’s unnecessary to keep bringing up their past. People can change and grow. You …

Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

San Francisco

NASA is going back to the moon — if it can figure out how to get there

By Joel Achenbach<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Reporter covering science and politics<p>Email Bio<p>NASA is going back to the moon — somehow, someway. The White House has ordered the agency to put American boots back on the lunar surface. The major unknowns at this point include the when, how, scale of the operation and …

Space Exploration

Will SpaceX Realize the World’s Most Powerful Rocket This Week?

It’s a new year, and a new kind of musk is in the air. Sometime this month, Elon Musk and SpaceX are hoping to test launch what would be the world’s …

A Mexican artist is painting the 'world's longest mural' on the US-Mexico border wall — take a look

As the Trump administration seeks $18 billion over the next decade to more than double the length of the US-Mexico border fencing, one artist has another plan for the barriers.<p>Mexican artist Enrique Chiu is working to cover the existing border wall in colorful murals. His ultimate goal is to paint …

Murals

Meet Portugal's Answer to Banksy

“A simple spark can destroy the foundations of civilization.” Ominous words, but Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, has built his reputation on unleashing …

Berlin Artists Transform Hateful Swastika Graffiti Into Creative Works of Friendly Street Art

Neighborhood activist and street artist Ibo Omari of Die kulturellen Erben e.V. in Berlin, Germany, has created “#PaintBack“, an empowering artistic …

Avoid These 8 Common Solo Travel Mistakes

Expecting to Save Lots of Money at Hostels<p>Budget travelers know that hostels frequently offer a selection of private rooms that are basic but cheap. …

Solo Travel

This is How Wind and Solar Energy Will Crush Fossil Fuels

Wind and solar energy can't make fossil fuels obsolete by themselves, but they can with the help of cheap energy storage.<p>Wind and solar energy have …

Sweden Hits the Jackpot With a ‘Crazy’ Surplus

Sweden’s surplus last year was more than twice as big as the country’s debt office estimated.<p>The largest Nordic economy posted a surplus of 61.8 …

Interest Rates

4 Cryptocurrencies That Could Surpass Bitcoin

Could bitcoin's dominance as the world's largest digital currency by market cap soon come to an end?<p>Historically, the stock market has been the …

It Takes 10,000 Hours to Become an Expert in Anything: Use These 4 Techniques

Mastering a skill takes serious time. Here's how to make the most out of the hours you put in towards mastering your craft.<p>10,000 hours.<p>That's how long it takes to master your craft, according to bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Whether you want to become a better leader, an expert in marketing …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Forget Cryptocurrencies, Invest In Platforms

If the story of 2017 for the financial world turned in large part on the mainstream recognition of Bitcoin, then the story for 2018 in the …

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

Online graphic design startup Canva is now worth $1 billion

Canva is Australia's first unicorn of 2018, after raising $40 million (AUD$50.9 million) to push the design startup's value over $1 billion.<p>Now …