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Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.<p>At sites across the midsection of Mars, scientists have found layers of water ice buried mere feet beneath the red planet’s surface. The discovery adds crucial detail to Mars’s …

Is Netflix Inc. Falling Behind in the World's Fastest Growing Internet Market?

<b>Netflix</b> (NASDAQ: NFLX) launched in India with a lot of fanfare roughly a year ago as part of its global expansion efforts. Since India is the world's fastest growing internet and smartphone market, it is important for Netflix to establish itself in the region. However, the lure of India's internet …

Google releases TensorFlow 1.0 with new machine learning tools

At Google’s inaugural TensorFlow Dev Summit in Mountain View, California, today, Google announced the release of version 1.0 of its TensorFlow open source framework for deep learning, a trendy type of artificial intelligence. Google says the release is now production-ready by way of its application …

A Computer to Rival the Brain

More than two hundred years ago, a French weaver named Joseph Jacquard invented a mechanism that greatly simplified textile production. His design replaced the lowly draw boy—the young apprentice who meticulously chose which threads to feed into the loom to create a particular pattern—with a series …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Marketing Automation Tool for Startups

Walk through a list of marketing automation tools that are sure winners for startups and small businesses alike. Get ready for results!<p>In the startup …

WATCH: NASA Just Released a Jaw-Dropping 360-Degree Video So You Can Feel Like You're on Mars

Be Matt Damon.<p>If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be inside of a giant crater on Mars, then check out this incredible footage NASA …

Royal Family

13 Must-Have Items to Declutter Your Desk

Do you have loose paper fluttering around your work space? Does everything on your desk compete for your attention and make it hard to work? Do you spend at least ten minutes every day looking for that one document, folder or stray paper clip? Whether you’re a working stiff like us or cramming for …

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Meat industry slams cancer report: 'Alarmist' and 'theoretical'

The meat industry is slamming a WHO report that classifies processed meat as cancer-causing.<p>The North American Meat Institute called the conclusion "dramatic and alarmist overreach."<p>The institute was referring to the United Nations' World Health Organization, which said Monday that eating processed …

6 Money Lessons We Wish We Learned in School

Your high school teachers won't educate you on living frugally, marketing yourself to a prospective employer or understanding the value of compound …

Personal Finance

Which marketing tools does your business need?

There are so many marketing tools available to an entrepreneur that it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the options. It really is enough to make your …

'Spy drone' crashes diplomacy: PM Modi gets hands burnt engaging with Pakistan

India and Pakistan were yet again protagonists of the familiar theatre of the absurd today as both sides indulged in blame game over a sudden uptick …

Ubisoft chief: 'We learned from the mistakes we made with Watch Dogs'

Yves Guillemot admits company raised expectations too high with its 2012 ambitious graphical demo of cyberpunk thriller<p>In 2012, a fallow year for the E3 video game expo in Los Angeles, Ubisoft revealed its latest open-world action adventure – and promptly stole the show. Watch Dogs, a cyberpunk …

Here Is How You Should Upgrade Your Professional Image

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today's leaders should take note: Your professional image still matters. No matter how formal or informal the work environment, the way you present yourself has an impact. This is especially true in first impressions. According …

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The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

India

10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Contributor<p>Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Succeeding as an entrepreneur takes hard work and persistence because, unfortunately, there is no business-startup fairy who magically bestows success on small businesses and their …

Entrepreneurship

6 Tough and Timeless Startup Lessons

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one is born equipped with the skills to start and run a business. It takes hundreds of misses and trials in order to get to somewhere close to the initial idea that you have envisioned. Understanding the “why” of your idea is …

Entrepreneurship

Review: Getting Things Done

<i>Each Sunday, The Simple Dollar reviews a personal productivity or personal development book.</i><p>From my perspective, David Allen’s <i>Getting Things Done</i> is</i> …

Party Survival Skills for Guys Who'd Honestly Rather Be Somewhere Else

Not every party is a celebration. Here are 7 rules for making the most of your next social obligation<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year ... if you like parties. Odds are you'll be attending a few holiday soirees over the next week, leading up to the granddaddy of year-end bashes, New Year's …

10 greatest American rock bands of all time

The 30 Sci-Fi Stories Everyone Should Read

A highly subjective but absolutely essential authoritative list.<p>In life, there are consequences to testing ideas. Some are good, other are very, <i>very</i> bad. You never know where ideas will lead you. Thankfully, we have science fiction. The best writers in the genre are future architects who create …

How Rackspace lost its mojo

<i>Editor’s note added Sept. 4: After publishing this post, we received a detailed response from Rackspace addressing several factual points in the story. We’re including Rackspace’s response at the bottom of this post.</i><p>Internet darling Rackspace Hosting could do nothing wrong. From the depths of the …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

How You Watch Porn

Mac vs. PC, iOS vs. Android takes on a whole new meaning when you’re talking about Pornhub searches.<p>If you watch porn online, the computer you’re using is enough to determine whether you’re a premature ejaculator there to watch Lisa Ann squirting videos, or whether you’re a long-lasting lover on a …

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What Could Cause A Nationwide Internet Outage?

Such as the Time Warner outage this morning<p>If you looked at the news or Twitter this morning -- or perhaps you couldn't, because your Internet was malfunctioning -- you might have heard: Time Warner suffered a major outage in its Internet service at about 4:30 a.m. Eastern. The outage, affecting …

The Best Exercises to Blast Belly Fat

Reveal your six pack with these big muscle moves<p>To whittle your middle, grow tree trunks for legs.<p>Muscular legs can help you fend off belly fat, according to a study from Japan. People with the most muscle mass on their legs had the least visceral fat—the dangerous kind that surrounds</b> …

NASA successfully tests microwave thruster, paving the way for speedier space travel

As with airplanes and many other self-powered machines, the fuel a shuttle engine requires can weigh nearly as much as the object it's propelling, increasing costs while significantly limiting range. It's a challenge we're going to need to overcome before launching long-distance treks through …

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new and cutting edge in 1944 looks almost impossibly simple by comparison in 2014.<p>Today is June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the most important day in the history of American …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …