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The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Steve Jobs Was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

What is String Theory And Why Humanity Absolutely Needs It

String Theory<p>For decades, scientists have theorized about what lies beyond the third dimension and if there can exist a unified theory to explain all …

Scientists Made Graphene Carry an Electrical Current With Zero Resistance

Graphene Breakthrough<p>Since the discovery of this wonder material in 2004, scientists have theorized that graphene could function as a superconductor. …

8 Surprising Facts About the Deepest Part of the Ocean

The deepest part of our oceans, the region from below 20,000 feet to the very bottom of the deepest sea trench, is known as the hadal zone. It's …

Mechanical object frozen to the coldest temperature ever

The temperature was below the supposed quantum limit, bending the laws of physics.<p>Just how cold can a mechanical object get? Apparently, way colder …

Ice Age Human Footprints in Canada Reveal a Walk on the Beach Taken 13,000 Years Ago

This year’s science news really shook things up—and we mean that quite literally. A pair of colliding black holes billions of light years away caused …

Wormholes, a little rip and a big bounce: Mind-boggling theories about the universe from 2016

What theoretical physicists have found out about the cosmos over the past 12 months.<p>What happened before the Big Bang? When will the universe end? …

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

Learn Anything In Four Steps With The Feynman Technique

With the Feynman Technique, you learn by teaching someone else a topic in simple terms so you can quickly pinpoint the holes in your knowledge. After …

2016 December 3 - Galaxies in Pegasus

<b>Galaxies in Pegasus</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Péter Feltóti<p><b>Explanation:</b> This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars …

The Unemployment Rate Is Not Signaling A Recession: Update December 2, 2016

A reliable source for recession forecasting is the unemployment rate which can provide signals for the beginnings and end of recessions. (Appendix B …

What every layperson should know about string theory

If you’ve ever wondered just why it has piqued the interest of so many, have a look inside.<p><i>“I just think too many nice things have happened in string</i> …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Einstein Might Be Completely Wrong About the Speed of Light

The consequences would be far more earth-shattering than we could possibly predict.<p>Every high school physics student can ramble this off by memory: …

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of …

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Here's everything you need to know about Tesla's home battery

Shareholders voted in favor of Tesla buying SolarCity in a deal worth about $2 billion on Thursday, placing greater importance on Tesla's at-home battery.<p>Tesla unveiled its newly improved at-home battery, Powerwall 2.0, during its big solar-roof unveiling at the end of October.<p>The battery comes …

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An Old Experiment May Be the Key to Uncovering The "Theory of Everything"

Irreconcilable differences<p>The white whale of theoretical physics is the unified theory of everything, a theory that would unite the two pillars of …

Most of the matter in the universe is missing, but astronomers think they've found some of it

These things seem to be pretty big - roughly the size of Earth's orbit around the Sun - and they could help to explain where a bunch of missing matter in the universe is, known as the missing baryon problem.<p>The detection of these structures was made by astronomers working at the CSIRO's Compact …

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