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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Maine entrepreneur builds sleek ship, but will military buy it?

Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast.<p>The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the ride smooth.<p>Sadly, Ghost is all revved up with no place to go. …

LIONEL MESSI: How The New Highest-Paid Soccer Player In The World Spends His Millions

Going into the 2014 World Cup at age 26, Messi is already considered one of the best players ever and is already making more than $40 million with endorsements.<p>Despite that wealth and advertising exposure, he's is one of the most private people in the sport.<p>He drives a $200,000 car and lives in a …

4 signs the economy is about to tank

The Commerce Department recently revised its estimate of U.S. economic growth, announcing that the economy actually shrank at a 2.9% annualized rate …

With Android One, Google is poised to own the entire world

New hardware rules for low-end phones should have Microsoft on high alert<p>In the developed world, smartphones are ubiquitous. They’re so common, many device makers have given up on selling non-smartphones entirely. But that’s not the case in the developing world, where consumers are still in …

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

Oracle's reported $5B acquisition of Micros firms up its reach into the hospitality industry

Oracle has reportedly set its sights on another company that could diversify its product lineup, with more hardware, interestingly.<p>The legacy database giant is close to paying more than $5 billion for publicly traded Micros Systems, which sells hardware and software for use in hotels, restaurants, …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

VIP Contributor<p>International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of …

Personal Finance

Skylens heads-up display helps pilots 'see' through the fog

Thanks to instrumentation, flying blind in bad weather isn't the problem it used to be, but pilots still suffer the unfortunate effects of spatial disorientation. Not being able to see where you're going causes people to lose their sense of balance and direction, which can sometimes lead to fatal …

Samsung Breaks Into A New Product Category: Premium Headphones And Audio Devices

Samsung is getting into the premium audio business.<p>The company announced Sunday night a new line of headphones along with a wireless Bluetooth speaker called Level. Level products will launch globally in the coming weeks, but Samsung hasn't announced finalized dates and pricing for the U.S. yet. …