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Lunar showstopper: Super blue blood moon awes and wows

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.<p>It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.<p>Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Bill Gates: 5 Amazing Books I Read in 2017

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It's Posted Online

<b>Updated at 9:45 a.m. ET Tuesday</b><p>Interest in "Properties of Expanding Universes" is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University's open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online.<p>The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of …

Physics

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

How much money people are really earning from Uber, Airbnb, and 7 more side hustles

Companies like these have made it easier than ever to make a quick buck on your own time.<p>But how much extra dough can you really make through these sites and apps?<p>Online lender Earnest decided to crunch some numbers to find out.<p>They looked at anonymous data from tens of thousands of loan applicants …

Takeaways from Trump's cybersecurity executive order

President Trump's executive order on cybersecurity, signed on Thursday, was months in the making. It orders several broad reviews of the …

Cybersecurity

10 Udemy Courses Under $100 That Could Help You Make $1,000 (or More)

Never stop improving your entrepreneurial portfolio.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>EXCLUSIVE: $10 Course Promo Expires June 30, 2017</b><p>There’s always something you can add to …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

The 6 Tools Every Graphic Designer Should Have

Photoshop has its perks. But let's face it, it's massive, complicated and often intimidating for the casual graphic designer. Even with all the DIY guides and manuals available online, mastering Photoshop can be a tricky business, especially if you don't do a formal course. But why let all that …

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

90 Instagram accounts to follow for daily graphic design inspiration

When it comes to getting a daily dose of inspiration for your graphic design projects, nothing beats the visual delights of Instagram. From global …

What Even Great Writers Do Badly: How to Up Your Game as an Author

Literary agents often get a reputation for being cruel and heartless. It is true that not a one of us has escaped sending out many, many rejection letters. I am sure that there are a few slightly sadistic agents out there, but for the most part, authors, please know that we take no pleasure in …

You think this is a sonic boom – but it’s not

Awe-inspiring photographs of fast jets surrounded by a split-second shockwave aren’t evidence of a plane breaking the sound barrier. BBC Future looks at what causes them.<p>It’s an eye-catching sight that has been captured by photographers and camera crews time and again; a military jet sweeps in low …

Learn about what it takes to start an online business with the help of this coding class

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Thomson Reuters<p>Running a business is not an easy task. Managing a budget, keeping tabs on all incoming and outgoing product and …

If you want to work in tech, you should know these 2 essential programming languages

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>ShutterStock / spaxiax The answer to the question, "Which coding language should I learn first?" is widely debated and depends mostly …

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

Movie Stars Revisit Their Famous Role (13 photos)

<b>Mel Gibson – Braveheart</b><p>Some actors were born to play a role. With stunning performances, these stars captivate us, move us, and leave us with an enormous impression, even after the end of a film.<p>These photos were taken for Empire Magazine's 20th birthday issue. They gathered some of Hollywood's …

18-Year-Old Artist's Amazingly Realistic Drawings of Celebrities

Although these images may look like snapshots of celebrities, they're actually the handiwork of Jack Ede, an 18-year-old artist who creates amazingly photorealistic portraits. Using graphite, colored pencils, and rubber erasers for blending, the UK-based teen crafts extraordinarily lifelike …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting | Inc.com

Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a variety of disciplines.<p>Websites like Coursera and edX have leveled the playing field, allowing curious students from around the world to explore …

'The Punisher': What You Need to Know About Marvel's Latest

No one who watched "Marvel's Daredevil" is surprised the series was greenlit by Netflix for a second season. The flagship title in Marvel's …

10 Mistakes I Made as a Successful First Time Kindle Author (So You Don’t Have To)

<i>Over the last two years one of the biggest trends I’ve seen, is people having success self-publishing books on Kindle. I have friends that are making</i> …

Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as company’s Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloaded<p>Self-published authors could be paid as little as $0.006 per page read under new rules planned by Amazon.<p>Writers who make their works available through …

Writing

Scribd Is Culling Erotica Because Popularity Is Just Another Route to Failure

Fans of romance and erotica prove that nothing works on the damn internet.<p>For most media, the internet's just too crowded: the average game on Steam only sells 32,000 copies; one-third of Youtube videos have fewer than 10 views; in 2013, there were 4 million tracks on Spotify that had <i>never</i> been …

The 120 Most Helpful Websites For Writers in 2015 - Global English Editing

There are many fantastic websites about writing on the internet, but it’s time consuming to sort the decent from the mind-bendingly awesome. After …

How Long Is A Novel?

Before the advent of ebooks, modern fiction writers concerned themselves chiefly with two lengths: <i>long</i> (novels) and <i>short</i> (short stories).With the …

Writing

7 Tips for Proofreading Your Book

By Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla DouglasDo you proofread your book after it’s been laid out for print or formatted for e-reading? You should. …

Android SDK tutorial for beginners - what you need to know

Android development starts with the Android SDK (Software Development Kit). While there are many different programming languages and a host of IDEs (Integrated Development Environments) you can use to create an app, the SDK is a constant.<p>SDK provides a selection of tools required to build Android …

Android News

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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.