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10 Genius Ways to Make Money at Home | Earn an Extra $1,000/Month

In a pinch and need a little extra cash? Looking for ways to <b>make money at home</b>?<p>You are not alone.<p>In fact, Google logs nearly 250,000,000 (that’s 250 …

Seattle startup Presence Labs bets on virtual reality for the masses, led by ex-Double Down CEO

After Greg Enell left Double Down Interactive in January 2014, he got about halfway through a self-imposed year off before he started to get bored …

The top 10 business visionaries creating value for the world

Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums up the drawbacks of such a focus:<p>Over the course of several months, we scoured the business landscape for inventive leaders making bold moves to create value for four constituencies: <b>shareholders</b>,</b> …

10 books you should read if you want to start your own business

Highly sought-out consultant Perry Marshall is the author of seven business books dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses owners like yourself with online advertising and getting more sales.<p>Here, Marshall shares his go-to books to help you get started on your entrepreneurial journey.

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

Seeing firsthand why Olympic National Park is one of the nation's great wilderness areas

The bald eagle was soaring on an air current above frosty Lake Crescent, its wings spread wide, white head and electric-yellow beak tilted slightly down. It was hunting, and a few seconds later it rocketed toward the surface of the lake. In an instant it was aloft again, carrying a small trout in …

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Endless energy is all around us — and this woman has a brilliant idea for how to harness it

You could be the source of light. You could charge your phone with your own movement.<p>Jessica O. Matthews is making this futuristic vision a reality. She spoke about how it could happen at Refinery29's School of Self Expression at SXSW on March 13.<p>In 2008, she invented the Soccket, a soccer ball …

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

12 National Parks That Will Take Your Breath Away

Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful, that it literally leaves you speechless? Well, if you love nature and the great outdoors, you’re sure to …

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7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

NASA, Made in Space think big with Archinaut, a robotic 3D printing demo bound for ISS

MOFFETT FIELD, California — Within five years, companies could begin in-orbit manufacturing and assembly of communications satellite reflectors or …

Startup Nomadic Power Wants to Bring Mobile Batteries to Electric Cars

If your car runs out of gas, you can call roadside assistance and get a tank of gas delivered to you. But what if you have an electric car? Most of …

Plans Being Devised for Human Outpost Near the Moon

GOLDEN, Colo. — Researchers are mapping out how to build a human outpost in cislunar space — the region around Earth's moon.<p>The ongoing work is …

These spots are definitely THE things to do in Zion National Park

The State of Utah is the home of Zion National Park. This fantastic place has many things to do and see and is one of the top places to visit in the …

15 Books Tech Leaders Are Reading Right Now | Inc.com

What books do the leaders of the tech industry read? I wanted to know the answer, so I asked the top venture capitalists, founders, tech execs, and journalists for their reading recommendations.<p>Every week in my Tech Caucus newsletter, I poll about 50 leaders of the tech industry -- movers and …

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Watch This Hypnotic Yearlong Timelapse of the Sun in Ultraviolet

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) rings in its sixth year in space with a gorgeous, high res timelapse.<p>This week, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrated its sixth year in space. No longer a wide-eyed noob when it comes to staring down the Sun, the satellite has yielded fascinating …

Books of the year 2015 - a scientist's reading list

The twenty-three books this scientist read in 2015 in search of stimulation and amusement. For the most part, he was not disappointed<p>Here continueth a tradition I started way back in 2013, having resolved at the beginning of that year to read less internet and more books. I present a review of the …

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Top 10 American Road Trips – Page 5

<b>Olympic Peninsula, Washington</b><p>Start off on Highway 101 in Seattle for this 330-mile loop around the Olympic Peninsula to take in the picturesque shorelines and waterfalls of Washington state, as well as the snow-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains, and even the Hoh and Quinault rainforests. Make …

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New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Astronomy

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

It's so easy (or is it?) to hop on a flight these days; paid time-off is limited, and travelers want to get the most out of their vacations -- which, to many, means more time spent in the destination. But we've all heard it before: <i>It's the journey that counts, not the destination.</i> While we find …

'The Last Man on the Moon' to Launch Onto Movie Screens in 2016

Forty-three years after he became the last man on the moon, Gene Cernan now has a launch date in movie theaters.<p>Cernan, who as commander of NASA's …

6 ways to make your money work for you

"Make your money work for you" is such common personal finance advice that it borders on being cliché.<p>But what does it actually mean? And more importantly, how can you do it?<p>We spoke with Sean Gould, a wealth strategist with Waddell and Associates and a certified financial planner, to outline six …

10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on the Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

A thrilling cosmological detective story of how the universe evolved and what made our very existence possible.<p>Every successful technology of thought, be it science or philosophy, is a time machine — it peers into the past in order to disassemble the building blocks of how we got to the present, …

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9 best business books in tech this year, according to Amazon

Last week, Amazon published the best books of 2015 list.<p>The annual feature includes top 20 lists of books in smaller categories from cooking to mystery thrillers, too.<p>We sorted through the business category to find the ones relevant to people in tech. The top 20 books were picked by Amazon editors …

MIT scientists have charted a course for Mars that they say beats NASA's by a landslide

It's a very different plan than the NASA astronauts in the latest sci-fi action film "The Martian" take.<p>Moreover, it's not what the real NASA describes in their outline for human exploration of Mars, called the Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0.<p>But the US space agency might want to reconsider …

Space Science

20 of the best books by the most influential thinkers in business

Since 2001, the Thinkers50 organization has hosted what the Financial Times has dubbed the "Oscars of management thinking," an award ceremony for the top 50 management thought leaders whose work has most affected the business world.<p>From elite business-school professors to insightful career coaches, …

Space Elevator Concept Stars in 'Sky Line' Documentary

Going up? Attention space elevator button pushers!<p>A feature-length documentary called "Sky Line" is being released this month, an impressive view …

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'The Expanse': An Epic Sci-Fi Glimpse Into Our Future

As I get older, I’m getting increasingly cynical about the quality of science fiction shows and movies. Sure, there’s always the various “Star Trek” …

25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.