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Scientist finds entanglement instantly gives rise to a wormhole

Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein …

Quantum Physics

9 Numbers That Show The Hard Work We Put Into Goals

What does it take to crush your goals? We’ve got the statistics behind the success.<p>TWENTY<p>Number of weeks it takes to transition from non-runner to …

Scientists unleash graphene’s innate superconductivity

Already renowned for its potential to revolutionize everything from light bulbs and dental fillings through to semiconductors and motorcycle helmets, …

How This Entrepreneur Turned His Blog Into an 8-Figure Software Business with 46,000 Customers | Inc.com

I used to write these 4,000-5,000 word blog posts on how to do different things when it comes to marketing and maybe I'd get 20 or 30 comments. Writing isn't one of these strong suits for me. I think the end product comes out pretty good, but it's an agonizing process.<p>At around the time I was doing …

Marketing

U.S. Startups Are Piling on Debt

Persado Chief Executive Officer Alex Vratskides could raise venture funding. He's just not sure he wants to.<p>His New York-based startup doubled annual …

Venture Capital

Blockchain Technology Could Change The Way We Invest

Blockchain is still in its “early” stages of development, but corporations and regulators are opening up to the idea of leveraging its benefits. Blockchain could help to reduce costs, and increase security and transparency in the financial world. The technology allows for the tracking of the …

Blockchain

Michigan’s new self-driving car rules are the most permissive in the US

Slowly but surely, states across the US are moving to allow the testing, and eventual sale, of self-driving cars.<p>Today, Dec. 9, Michigan’s governor, Rick Snyder, signed a group of bills into law that will allow companies to test self-driving cars on state roads, and eventually set up a framework to …

General Motors

These are the leading credit card processing companies

There are two types of processors in the payment-card system. Front-end processors route transactions from merchants to the cardholder's bank to gain authorization; that is, they make sure a customer has enough available credit or funds to make a purchase. Back-end processors are responsible for a …

FinTech

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Venture Capital

Your Startup is About to Fail. Here are 20 Reasons Why:

It’s a reality all entrepreneurs must come to terms with: the potential for failure.<p>Over 51% of businesses will fail in their first five years (U.S. …

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

A weird hexagon pattern on Saturn that’s as big as the Earth has changed color—and nobody knows why

In a list of wonders in our solar system, Saturn’s hexagon ranks high. Discovered by the Voyager mission in the 1980s, it’s a cloud pattern that swirls around the north pole of the ringed planet. Each side of the hexagon is longer than the diameter of the Earth, and its total surface area (192 …

Astronomy

How to start investing if you have $1,000 or less

There are plenty of benefits to having cash in the bank.<p>But after you have paid off most of your debt and your emergency fund is set, investing some of your money can increase the chances that it will grow over time.<p>In a period when interest rates on savings accounts are near zero, taking some risk …

Retirement

Getting Your Startup Funded: 5 Ways to Nail Your Investor Pitch

Back in the day, investors were willing to take far more risks when deciding what to put their money towards. A great idea, a compelling case, and / or a charismatic entrepreneur could cause a seasoned investor to open her or his pocketbook to support the next "big thing." Today, however, it's not …

Bootstrapping 101: How I Survived Four Years Without A Paycheck To Build My Business

If you have a business idea, there’s one piece of advice you’re sure to hear soon: “Don’t quit your day job.” But if you’re an entrepreneur getting serious about your business, you will have to do just that at some point. I did it and went four years without a paycheck. This is my story – complete …

Entrepreneurship

6 Surprising Things Your Startup Doesn't Need In Order To Be Successful

<i>What are the things startups have to get right? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Co-founder/CEO EchoSign, on Quora:</b><p>What are the things startups have to get right? Let’s break …

Startups

Turns Out Running Doesn't Wreck Your Knees After All

Rock on, runners.<p>People who don’t enjoy running for exercise might console themselves with a few of the less-than-flattering aspects of the practice: Say, for example, that running can lead to knee pain such as “runner’s knee,” which happens when there’s inflammation where the knee cap meets the …

Wreck

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 …

7 steps to a perfectly written business plan

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 business plan includes;<p>However, getting started can be …

Forget ideology, liberal democracy’s newest threats come from technology and bioscience

The BBC Reith Lectures in 1967 were given by Edmund Leach, a Cambridge social anthropologist. “Men have become like gods,” Leach began. “Isn’t it about time that we understood our divinity? Science offers us total mastery over our environment and over our destiny, yet instead of rejoicing we feel …

Singularity

Why the Most Productive People Start Their Day at 4 a.m. (Yes, We're Serious)

Apple CEO Tim Cook starts his day at 3:45 a.m. Here's why you shouldn't miss the boat on this new trend.<p>A few days ago, I shared my thoughts on what billionaire entrepreneurs do to stay productive in their spare time.<p>What I didn't know is that there's a recent productivity trend on the rise. A …

Physicists discover new form of light that could power quantum computers

It's possible to create a new form of light by binding the properties of photons and electrons, physicists have claimed.<p>The theoretical model was …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Time Management

How These Entrepreneurs Are Living the Startup Life 24/7

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you occasionally get nostalgic for college - missing its around-the-clock access to homework help and social outlets -- or if you're tired of the lonely business owner's life, you may be captivated by the idea of living with a group of …

From the expert: How to write a business plan that works

Tom Chalmers sits down with David Bateman, author of “Business Plans That Get Investment,” to talk about the do’s and don’ts …

The Very Strange—And Fascinating— Ideas Behind Quantum Computing

IBM has been working on a new quantum computer that can dominate the industry for decades to come. If that sounds incredible, wait till you hear the …

Quantum Computing

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Patents

Patent applications, patent registration, and defending patents can be tricky. Here's how to do it right.<p>You've just had a brilliant idea for a new product or invention. The first thing you should do is get a patent, right? Well, maybe not. First of all, patents are expensive, will require a lot of …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Elon Musk About Business and Investing

Elon Musk is a classic missionary founder who is more interested in changing the world and creating enduring businesses than just the financial …

University of Pennsylvania

5 Productivity Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

MacGyver would have killed it as an entrepreneur.<p>Why?<p>In business – particularly in startups – resourcefulness rules. Everyone I know who has successfully bootstrapped and started a company is really good at getting a lot done with just a little. A friend of mine who started a church told me that …

Productivity

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe