Juan Maldonado

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The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

In the summer of 2012, a small group of the Haida people, a native community in Canada, had a problem. The salmon they rely on were disappearing. So the Haida took matters into their own hands.<p>They partnered with an American businessman, drew up plans and then took a boat full of iron dust into the …

The Seven Most Incredible Telescopes In Existence

The biggest, smallest, and most robotic stargazing tools.<p>When China completes its newest telescope project in 2016, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), it will have a dish nearly half the size of a country (OK, only the world's smallest country, Vatican City, but …

Deep-Space Engines

Propulsion systems that could carry astronauts to Mars and beyond.<p>STAR-48<p>The fastest chemical rocket ever, the Star-48 engine was built to launch satellites and was recently incorporated into the New Horizons probe, which took off in 2006. Powered by burning a mixture of ammonium perchlorate and …

Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

“It’s civil war in the GOP”: Shutdown just the beginning for emboldened Tea Party

Establishment Republicans are scrambling to marginalize the Tea Party’s influence in 2014 and 2016<p>The Congressional standoff that shuttered the government for 16 days and cost the country $24 billion wasn't the Tea Party's last stand in its crusade against the Affordable Care Act, establishment …

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

Steve Buscemi: 'I hope people remember the shutdown in the next elections'

The Boardwalk Empire star on how the Republicans have held the US hostage and why the pursuit of money is not a worthy goal<p>Dressed in dark colours and a black baseball cap, in person the 55-year-old Steve Buscemi cuts basically the same slight, rumpled figure we met a quarter-century ago in Jim …

Race is central to the fear and angst of the US right

In the early 1980s veteran pollster Stan Greenberg, conducted a focus group in Macomb County, a Detroit suburb, of former Democrats who had switched allegiance to the Republican Ronald Reagan. After he read a statement by Robert Kennedy about racial inequality, one participant interjected: "No …

Post-shutdown, Republicans remain divided on tactics over healthcare

WASHINGTON — Republican members of<p>Congressoffered glimpses of rifts within their party in the wake of thegovernment shutdownSunday, suggesting that raw feelings might hobble progress on other pressing issues.<p>The leader of the conservative Republican opposition to President<p>Obama’s healthcare …

10 Things Every Sales Manager Should Know About Sales Performance [Infographic]

Do you know whether your sales team is meeting its sales quotas? Following a playbook? Understanding customers' pain?<p>The following infographic by The …

Seth's Blog

He wants a connection, an apology and some understanding. He wants to know why you made him feel stupid or ripped off or disrespected, and why it's …

Secrets of Success, Why We Buy Stuff and More

Well, it’s hard to believe another week has come and gone. Here’s our latest community news and information roundup. We hope you find it helpful. …

Want to Turn Huge Startup Profits? Here's Why You Need to Be Patient.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What most entrepreneurs don't realize is that a new product takes a long, long time before it’s profitable. Figure about three years -- more than 1,000 days.<p>The last new product my company took on was a cloud-based Customer Relationship …

Do Digital Ads Work? Who Knows.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's time to rethink how we measure the effectiveness of digital ads.<p>Digital ad spending continues (unsurprisingly) to grow faster as a percentage of the total ad market than other categories. Research firm eMarketer says budgets for …

3 Web-Based Tools You Probably Haven't Heard of But Definitely Should Be Using

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're like most busy entrepreneurs, you're perpetually on the hunt for fresh, new tech tools to streamline your demanding workflow -- at work and on the road.<p>You're likely already using apps like Dropbox and Evernote, but they aren't …

Ready to Rumble Over the Farm Bill

The first meet­ing of the House and Sen­ate con­fer­ence com­mit­tee on the farm bill prom­ises to be the biggest spec­tacle in Amer­ic­an …

Jeb Bush, Son Divided Over Ted Cruz And Obamacare

"Tactically it was a mistake to focus on something that couldn't be achieved."<p>Former Republican Governor of Florida Jeb Bush and his son are at odds over Ted Cruz and Obamacare. The younger Bush, George P. Bush, who is a candidate for Texas land commissioner, had supported efforts by Ted Cruz to …

Republican Senator Says Obamacare Would Have Killed Him

"You are talking to someone right now who probably wouldn't be here if we had socialized medicine in America."<p>Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, recovering from a recent quadruple bypass, is now using the heart surgery in his attacks on Obamacare.<p>After going in for a routine colonoscopy, doctors found …

Newark Newspaper Calls Christie 'Overrated,' 'Fraudulent,' Then Endorses Him Anyway

Those are all things the Newark Star-Ledger said about Christie this Sunday in the process of <i>endorsing</i> him for re-election.<p>Christie got the Star-Ledger's endorsement even though they think he's "a catastrophe on the environment," even though he's refused to meet with their editorial board at any …

Government

Science Weekly podcast: Simon Singh talks maths and The Simpsons

On this week's podcast <b>Alok Jha</b> is joined by science writer and libel reform campaigner <b>Simon Singh</b> to explore the unexpectedly rich world of mathematics in The Simpsons.<p>Singh's latest book, The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets, reveals the Simpsons writing team's deep passion and …