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The Best Telescopes to Get Started in Stargazing

So you've decided to look for Saturn. What scope should you buy?<p>If you've ever tried to take up astronomy but given up out of frustration, or gotten overwhelmed before you've even started, you're not alone. As with many hobbies, getting off on the right start is all-important, and can make the …

Telescopes

Social network’s shares plunge after chief financial officer warns of slowing advertising growth<p>The value of Mark Zuckerberg’s stake in Facebook has plunged by $3bn, after a warning of slowing advertising growth sent the social media company’s share price tumbling.<p>The Facebook co-founder’s personal …

Social Media

What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?

<b>The Question</b><p>Is rinsing fruit and vegetables under water effective at removing pesticides? Should I use a store-bought produce wash instead? Are there some fruits and vegetables that, no matter how I clean them, I should buy organically grown?<p><b>The Answer</b><p>There is a growing concern among Canadians …

Did the Kepler telescope just find the first signs of alien life?

A recent paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society describes a star more than 1,400 light years away that dims and glows in a strange flickering pattern. A number of theories have been suggested to explain why this might be happening, but one of them has gained outsized …

This might become the hottest energy market

However, competition in the energy storage sector (especially as it relates to the automotive sector) is set to intensify as South Korea's LG Chem is gearing up to topple Panasonic from the top position. In a latest update, Tesla Motors has confirmed that it will be collaborating with LG Chem on …

10 mysterious planets outside the solar system (With Pictures)

7. The Planet from Hell<p><b>Gliese 581c</b> is theoretically the most likely to support colonization, except it is one hell of a planet. It is tidally locked …

Great Project Management Apps -- And How Your Business Can Use Them

Well-functioning organizations consist of any number of effective cogs, and one factor that often defines them as a whole is a coordinated workflow. Team members communicate regularly and projects are completed successfully. When this symbiosis exists, it is possible to achieve even the loftiest of …

The EAGLE Project: A Virtual Universe Simulated Inside a Supercomputer

About a week ago, we published this article, “Astronomers Simulate Universe and Galaxies on Cosmology Machine.” Thanks to contributor Chaos_Dynamics, …

Another Earth may be 500 light years away

Some 500 light-years away, a little planet basks comfortably in the heat of its sun. It's probably rocky – as the Earth is – and it's probably just the right temperature to boast liquid water. In other words, it's about as close to Earth as any planet we know of.<p>Unveiled at a recent meeting of the …

How to use Gmail as a time and project management tool

The lovely folks over at Godel in Melbourne have written a nice piece about using ActiveInbox even if you are not bothered about reaching that ever …

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

The 10 Happiest And Unhappiest Cities To Work In Right Now

Which cities claim the happiest employees and which have them singing the geographical blues?<p>To determine the happiest and unhappiest places to work, fulfillment-focused career site CareerBliss took a look at eight key factors that can influence an employee’s contentment, including work-life …

Work-life Balance

10 Safest Low-Cost Airlines In The World

The low-cost airline business model has only been around for a couple of decades, but it has developed a major presence in the airline business.<p>According to PWC, low-cost airlines account for more than 25% of the world's aviation business.<p>From a pool of 449 carriers around the world, …

'Most Hated Man on the Internet' found in Fresno

Charles C. Johnson has won awards for his reporting, but he's also been ridiculed in the mainstream media. A New York Times columnist recently called …

The 9 Safest SUVs and Crossovers of the 2015 Model Year

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images<p>Sales of crossovers and full-size SUVs have skyrocketed in the U.S., so much so that you could call 2014 the Year of the …

Smart Cities

VPN services report problems as Netflix denies crackdown

The company seems to be blocking VPNs and other tools<p><b>Update</b>: Netflix has responded to reports of problems and claims any spike in VPN errors is an accident caused by a DNS change, not a wider crackdown.<p>Netflix in the United States is not the same as Netflix in the rest of the world. Thanks to the …

Inside the Mysterious Underground City That's 5,000 Years Old

The discovery of a previously unknown ancient city came as a late Christmas present for archaeologists in Turkey when they made a major find on Dec. …

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's …

Small Business Blog - Yahoo Small Business

Looking at the websites of some of your larger competitors with deep pockets, you might be wondering how you can show as well as they do on the... …

Small Business

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Cadillac's cars are getting smart rearview mirrors next year

Hey, Nissan: you won't be the only big automaker with a camera-equipped rearview mirror next year. Cadillac has revealed that its future cars are …

'Watch What Happens' When Nicki Minaj's Wardrobe Malfunctions With Andy Cohen

"Watch What Happens Live" proved it was really live when Nicki Minaj suffered a wardrobe malfunction before censors could do anything about it. By …

Autoblog: New Cars, Used Cars for Sale, Car Reviews and News

Huzzah! You'll no longer need to watch your iPhone in the cupholder.<p>Ford, GM and Ram are all throwing down.<p>GolfBoard eliminates the game's "good walk …

Car Reviews

NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds 1st Alien Planet of New Mission

1 / 2<p>This artist's concept shows the first planet discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft during its K2 mission, a "super Earth" called HIP 116454b. …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Stone Age Axe Discovered Stuck Into The Ground With Handle Still Attached

Archaeologists have unearthed an incredibly rare flint axe from the Stone Age that just may have been used in an ancient ritual.<p>The 5,500-year-old discovery -- found jammed into the Earth with its wooden handle still attached -- was part of an ongoing excavation on the island of Lolland in …

60 seconds with a simple but smart home monitoring device

There are already plenty of ways to keep an eye on your abode from afar, so any new home monitoring product better have a fresh approach if it wants to stand out from the competition. For start-up Form Devices, the goal wasn't to create an elaborate, connected home security system that did <i>more</i> than …

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …