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How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

5 essential tips to sell anything to anyone, according to a 'Shark Tank' Shark

Most people don't realize how important selling is — unless your paycheck depends on it!<p>Every time I mention selling, I always hear, "It's not for me", "You have to have knack for sales", or ;"I just can't do sales" — but this can't be farther from the truth.<p>Salespeople aren't the only ones selling …

Entrepreneurship

Scientists Propose a New Planetary Object That Could Change Everything

A new type of planetary object has been proposed this month which scientists are calling a synestia. While this doughnut-shaped object may have been …

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the …

Is Masturbation Good For You?

New Species On Human Family Tree Discovered In Ancient Mass Grave

Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record<p>In September of 2013, two cave explorers, on a routine exploration in South Africa happened upon a collection of fossils that would soon question our current understanding of humans’ ancestral history. While probing a …

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Supermassive breakthrough: Scientists now know how fast a black hole spins

For the first time ever, scientists have been able to measure the precise spin rate of a 'supermassive black hole'. The findings will provide some …

Say hello to the $150 version of Star Wars' cutest droid

<b>Update:</b> We have one! Here are our thoughts.<p>This is the toy version of BB-8, the fan favorite droid from the upcoming <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. We knew this version of the character was coming, but this morning we were given our first official images and details of the $150 droid.<p>"Meet BB-8 — the …

How Microsoft built, and is still building, Windows 10

Windows 10 for PCs arrived two weeks ago. Thankfully, we don’t need to wait years to say this will be a Microsoft operating system release like no other.<p>The most obvious clue is not the fact that Windows 10 was installed on more than 14 million devices in 24 hours, that you can get it for cheap or …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

NASA’s ‘Planet X’ Files Leaked: NASA Knows Nibiru Is Coming, Says Conspiracy Theorists

Conspiracy theorists believe that NASA already knew about the advancing Planet X (Nibiru)<p>According to Conspiracy theorists, a new study reveals that …

8 Reasons You Should Have Sex Every Day

When I wake up in the morning two things happen: I pick up my cell phone to check my email and social media, and I feel a tingle in my lady parts. The two aren’t related, I just happen to get morning wood like an <i>hombre</i>.<p>Do I always have <b>sex</b> when my body craves it? Of course not. I’m an adult with …

Prostate Cancer

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Physics

Learn to Rig Up Your Own Electronics From Right Inside a Browser

It's a virtual toybox of circuits.<p>Electronics are at the very core of almost everything that makes our modern day life possible, but how much do you really know about how circuits work? Well, you could stand to know a whole lot more after just a few minutes playing around in this browser-based …

Get Much Smarter About Electricity in 231 Seconds

Couldn't tell a capacitor from an inductor? This video will teach you, very quickly.<p>Electricity! We know it when we see it (lightning bolts, the main weapon of Emperor Palpatine, et cetera), but how does it work? For many of us without an electrical engineering degree, it may be a mystery. Luckily, …

Arduino

What We've Learned From Pluto So Far

So. Many. Things.<p>When the New Horizons spacecraft launched in 2006, scientists had no idea what it would find when it arrived at Pluto nine years later. “We might have seen a cloud-enshrouded nitrogen haze that we'd zip by and say, 'Well, that was fun,'” says John Grunsfeld of NASA's Science …

We’re so close to seeing Pluto up-close, but a single pebble could make NASA's mission go terribly wrong

No. But decades worth of science would be lost.<p>Such is the fear of NASA's New Horizons team as the space probe nears its closest approach to Pluto and its five (possibly more) moons.<p>As New Horizons speeds toward the icy planet — about 6,200 miles from the surface at about 31,000 miles per hour— it …

Solar System

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Self-improvement

10 Reasons You're Not Rich Yet

#5: You’d rather complain than commit.<p>As a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so …

Personal Finance

How to Get Started in Podcasting

It's never been easier to tell the world what you think. Here are the things you have to do right if you want it to listen.<p>The prerequisite: Have something to say<p>Truth is, there are already entirely too many podcasts. For every engrossing show on iTunes there are another sixty bordering on …

Music Production

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

The surprising story of how Andy Weir's self-published book 'The Martian' topped best seller lists and got a movie deal

It didn't start out that way though. "The Martian" began as a series of self-published chapters on Weir's personal blog.<p>Then Weir decided to put the book on Amazon, selling it for the website's lowest possible price ($0.99).<p>And that's when things snowballed.<p>It topped Amazon's bestselling list of …

Writing