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Awake Under Anesthesia

One day in the nineteen-eighties, a woman went to the hospital for cancer surgery. The procedure was a success, and all of the cancer was removed. In the weeks afterward, though, she felt that something was wrong. She went back to her surgeon, who reassured her that the cancer was gone; she …

Medicine

Scientists think they've finally solved the mystery of the 'alien megastructure' star

The mystery of the "alien megastructure" star may finally be settled. In 2015, a rumor spread about the star KIC 8462852.<p>It was proposed that the star might harbor an alien race. The rumor stemmed from the star's unusually unstable brightness. One explanation for the behavior was an alien …

Your Vizio TV has been spying on you—here’s how to stop it

If you own a Vizio television that can connect to the internet, chances are it’s been recording every movie, show, and documentary that you’ve ever watched on it, and selling that information to advertisers.<p>While many internet-connected services sell aggregated, anonymous information about what …

Televisions

'The Founder' Proves Entrepreneurship Is About More Than Just a Good Idea | Inc.com

When your best employee quits, it can be a tough pill to swallow. When they leave to start a rival company using your business model and your ideas ... "gutted" is the only way to describe it. Back in the early years of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, this happened to me.<p>I was devastated, but I also realized I …

Entrepreneurship

How Google's Amazing AI Start-Up 'DeepMind' Is Making Our World A Smarter Place

DeepMind is a British AI startup which was relatively unknown until it was bought by Google for around $600 million in 2014. Since then DeepMind has continued to refine its neural-network driven technology which has broken new frontiers with machine learning, particularly deep learning.<p>Perhaps …

Artificial Intelligence

Data Visualization 101: How to Make Better Pie Charts and Bar Graphs

As business people and marketers, we traffic in data. It’s what we use to make decisions (even gut decisions). Data is also how we communicate the …

Use your iPhone's hidden sleep timer to fall asleep soundly

Forget your sleep timer app, iOS has a better one built in.<p>A common feature you'll find on televisions, all sleep timers are pretty much the same. Start playing some media, set a timer and watch or listen until you doze off. After the specified time has elapsed, playback will end and, in some …

Apps

10 Dreamy Parisian Homes

Paris, also known as "The City of Light", is a breathtaking city. Full of incredible architecture, savory food, delicious wine, and legendary art, it is a guarantee that you will enjoy yourself in this romantic city.<p>Step inside ten chic Parisian homes that we can't get enough of.

Interior Design

The diet that can relieve hypertension and high blood pressure

Ever wondered why diets never work? For one, they’re sometimes so convoluted, you can only make it for a few days until you eventually break and …

Nutrition

Here’s what happens when a government stops funding science

Fernanda De Felice, a biochemist studying Alzheimer’s disease at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, never wanted to move to Canada. But because of budget cuts from her primary source of funding, the Rio de Janeiro State Foundation to Support Research (FAPERJ), she doesn’t have any other …

Rio De Janeiro

Snapchat cash is no joke for the media

Snapchat may be fun for users, but the app is starting to mean serious money for the media.<p>Numerous publishers are making hundreds of thousands of …

3 Reasons Why I Prefer AT&T Over Verizon

AT&T performed better than Verizon in the past quarter.<p>I discuss the three key reasons why AT&T looks much better positioned than its main peer.<p>If I …

Investing

Top 21 Superfoods to Jumpstart Your 2017 Weight Loss

Put down the chips and beer. Pick up some bone broth and pickled veggies. Your gut and physique will thank you for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've already coasted through the first weeks of 2017 and if you’re like many, your new year’s resolutions may be …

App Store Design Is Fundamentally Flawed

It’s time for app stores to lead the way in privacy design thinking, write cybersecurity researchers at Brown University.<p>Do a five-minute internet search on apps and privacy, and you’ll find a number of “how-to” articles about protecting your privacy on your phone. While useful, these guides are …

The 50 Best Mutual Funds and ETFs, Period

Use these to build your portfolio.<p>Last year, investing was like being the proverbial duck in the pond. On the surface, everything may have seemed …

Here’s how you use mobile phones to learn programming when you don’t have a desktop

It’s not easy for computer science students at most universities in Africa to practice and develop their programming skills. They have the ability to program, but access to desktop or laptop computers might be a problem. I experienced this first-hand while teaching programming at a Kenyan …

Mobile

You Can Take Harvard’s Online Course in Digital Photography for Free Right Now

Looking to step up your photography game? Now it’s easier than ever, as you can take Harvard’s online course in digital photography, for free; just …

Photography

The Most Detailed View of Black Holes in the Universe Will Blow Your Mind

Stare into the abyss, my friends. The image above features the highest concentration of black holes humans have ever seen. So dense are the merciless …

Economists Ignore What They Don't Understand

Last week while most people were in the midst of holiday recreation and reflection, the Chinese central bank attempted to deny reality. This was not …

2017 tech trends: 'A major bank will fail'

<b>If 2016 seemed politically tumultuous, 2017 promises to be equally tumultuous on the technology front.</b><p>The pace of change is accelerating at a dizzying rate, with profound implications for the way we work, play and communicate.<p>So what are the big technology trends to watch out for in …

Artificial Intelligence

Ten easy encryption tips for warding off hackers, the US government—and Russia

On a frigid Saturday, pink and yellow Post-It notes scrawled with concerns about cybersecurity covered a wall of Eyebeam, a nonprofit art and technology center in Brooklyn. “Identity theft + surveillance = paranoia, plz help,” read one note. “How much of a threat do alt-right hackers pose on social …

Privacy

Porn Sites Should Be Using This Basic Security Feature

“Your network traffic may actually implicate you in activity in that regime that is considered outright illegal.”<p>A huge swath of internet users like to look at porn in the privacy of their own home, but many probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about potential consequences of doing so over …

2017 Will Be the Year of AI

Greetings from the end of the relative calm of the tweener holiday week, or what we in the technology industry like to call the calm before the …

6 Tips for Reading Like a Writer

I’m willing to offer this generalization: whatever level we’ve attained in our development as readers, we always lag behind that standard as writers. …

Did This Mysterious Female Hacker Help Crack the DNC?

Alisa Shevchenko is a ‘self-taught,’ relatively unknown player in Russia’s hacker scene. Why did the Obama administration target her, of all people, …

Digital Forensics

Even diehard Apple fans will learn from this huge list of hidden iPhone tricks

In a post on Friday morning, I touched upon the increasingly common notion that iOS has gotten much more complex in recent years. Some users even …

Apps

5 Projects to Push Your iPhone Camera to its Limits

For the past few years, I have been really enjoying pushing the iPhone camera as far as it can go, to do photography projects that many people might …

The scientific explanation for why humans are so convinced that aliens look like octopuses

In the recently released film <i>Arrival</i>, Amy Adams plays a linguist charged with figuring out how to communicate with aliens who have landed on Earth. Visually, the aliens—called heptapods—are a testament to masterful movie magic: Everything from their subtle, fluid movements to the dense atmosphere …

Zoology

Malware infects computers by hiding in browser ad GIFs

Unless you still use Internet Explorer (and please don't do that), you probably don't have to worry about new malware discovered by Eset researchers. However, the Stegano exploit kit shows how adept hackers have become at slipping infected ads past major networks and then hiding the malware from …

The Darknet: A Quick Introduction for Business Leaders

When companies are hacked and their data is stolen, that data often appears for sale on the so-called darknet. Earlier this year, for example, user data from both the mega-hack of Yahoo (500 million accounts) and the uTorrent breach (400,000 accounts) showed up on the darknet’s illicit …