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The Simple 4-Step Method to Find Your Profitable Business Idea

If all your friends ask you for the same kind of help, there is likely a market for that skill.<p>14 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Editor's note: this article is excerpted from Daniel DiPiazza's recently released book Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, …

Business Strategy

Pebby makes long-distance pet relationships more fun

I’m convinced that if humans could find fun in simple games as easily as pets, our world would be a healthier place. Watching footage of dogs playing with Hansen Goh’s Pebby pet toy, launched today, has only persuaded me of this further.<p>The smartphone-controlled mechanized ball keeps pets active …

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Galaxy-Sized Lenses Confirm It: The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We Ever Expected

Physics can't explain it.<p>By measuring the way light bends around distant galaxies, a group of astronomers have verified earlier findings that our …

Universe

New Measurements of the Universe Expanding Tell a Confusing Story

Humans don’t know much about the universe, but we do know that most of the gravity holding it together—around 85 percent of it—comes from something …

Universe

25 Ways To Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

If you are feeling a rush of new-year euphoria, jump on it — because it won’t last! Take a moment or a couple of hours within the next three days to sit down and think about the upcoming year.<p>Create a vision for yourself, looking back twelve months from now. What do you want to be different in your …

You'll Never See Anything As Adorable As These Little Kids With Big Dogs

So doggone precious.

An ancient Chinese principle can help you get comfortable with doing less—and make you happier, too

A lot of New Year’s resolutions are aimed at springing into action—whether the goal is losing weight, finding love or moving to a new city. But my main priority now is learning to be still. And the Chinese concept of <i>wu wei—</i>strategic non-action—has helped me do just that.<p>The Tao Te Ching, written in …

Taoism

10 Success lessons from Marc Andreessen – “Legend of Silicon Valley” for entrepreneurs

Share24<p>Tweet<p>Share268<p>+14<p>Shares 296<p>Marc Andreessen is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. After launching Netscape 20 years ago, Marc …

This Is the Best of Lifehacker 2016

At the end of every year, we take a look back at our most popular posts to reminisce (and to help you catch any stuff you might have missed). Here’s …

Solar Panels Now So Cheap Manufacturers Probably Selling at Loss

Solar manufacturers led by China’s Trina Solar Ltd. are probably selling at a loss after prices fell to a record low this week.<p>The global spot market …

The definitive guide to streaming all your favorite Christmas movies right now

Gone are the olden days when we were forced to trudge through the snow to rent holiday movies from our neighborhood Blockbuster stores, like serfs in a Christmas carol.<p>Now, an abundance of Christmas cheer is available to stream with just a few clicks. And while some of the most popular Christmas …

Entertainment

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

NGC 4696: Ravenous Supermassive Black Hole Creates A 'Cosmic Oddity'

A team of astronomers have, using the Hubble Space Telescope, captured a stunning new image of the spiral galaxy NGC 4696 — a "cosmic oddity" located …

Insomniacs Are Helped by Online Therapy, Study Finds

The same digital screens that have helped nurture a generation of insomniacs can also help restore regular sleep, researchers reported on Wednesday. In a new study, more than half of chronic insomniacs who used an automated online therapy program reported improvement within weeks and were sleeping …

India Now Has World’s Largest Solar Plant, Which Can Power 150,000 Homes

And it was built in just eight months.<p>Call it an environmental ray of sunshine.<p>India has released images of the world’s largest solar power plant at a single location, Al Jazeera reports.<p>The plant, which is located in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu, took an impressive eight months to build. It stretches over …

Finally, You Can Invest in Startups Like the Ultra Wealthy

Now non-accredited American investors can invest in start-ups, while new businesses can raise $1 million in capital.<p>The startup world's current investment environment is a crazy place. Pre-seed is now seed; the seed is now Stage A, Stage A still has a funding gap, and all of the big funding rounds …

Venture Capital

This Encrypted Email Service Is Offering a Limited Number of ‘Lifetime’ Accounts

ProtonMail, the encrypted email service that has previously touted itself as “NSA-proof,” has made a limited number of lifetime subscriptions …

The Man Who Wouldn't Wait for Mars

Stephen Petranek says the Red Planet isn't the ultimate goal for manned missions. It's the logical place to start.<p>Stephen Petranek thinks we should …

Space Exploration

Physicists Just Discovered a Second State of Liquid Water

Wha?<p>It’s one of the most fundamental compounds on Earth, and it makes up roughly 60 percent of the human body, and yet water is turning out to be …

Physics

Bears Dancing To 'Jungle Boogie' | Planet Earth II

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This Spinning Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Power Than Regular Panels

This new type of solar cell was designed and developed in a different way to most traditional solar panels. You see, unlike others, the V3 Spin Cell …

Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be Infinite?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe began with the hot Big Bang. It’s been expanding and cooling ever since, up through and including the present day. From our point-of-view, we can observe it for some 46 billion light years in all directions, thanks to the speed of light and the expansion of …

The Annual Sheep Invasion in Madrid: Pictures

Sheep

How Mark Cuban's advice when Box CEO was 20 years old helped shape his $2 billion company

Now, 31, Levie is the CEO of Box, a cloud file storage company with a market cap of $2 billion.<p>But Levie wouldn't be where he is without billionaire investor Mark Cuban's help.<p>Cuban was Box's first investor when he made a $350,000 seed investment back in 2005, after receiving a cold email from …

Solar up, coal down: U.S. shakes up energy supply

Solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017, amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas …

These Maps Compare Cities Based On How Many People Live Close To Public Transit

Using the People Near Rapid Transit score, Paris gets a 100%. Los Angeles scores only an 11%.<p>If you build a new suburb, you hook it up to the rest of the world with roads. But if you want that same suburb to join an existing public transport network, that takes a lot more planning. That leaves a …

Street Cat Bob: 500,000 Facebook followers, five million books... meet the world's most famous cat

With 500,000 Facebook followers, five million books sold and now a movie to his name, Bob – who started out as a neglected stray – is the animal kingdom’s biggest star. Introducing a very fabulous feline (and his human handler)<p>It’s a story that gives you paws for thought. And I promise you, now …

Pets