By Sara Miller and Jeanna Bryner, Live Science | December 30, 2018 08:53am ET Credit: Jonathan Nimerfroh/jdnphotography.com Slurpee waves The cold that gripped the U.S. East Coast this past winter created a gorgeous phenomenon along the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts — slurpee waves. As if frozen mid-break, these waves were surfable, according to photographer and surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh, who captured the surreal photos. Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project/Twitter Bomb cyclone A rotating winter storm that churned its way across the U.S. East Coast in January made for some stunning satellite images, like this one captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-East satellite. The storm was also an opportunity to learn about a phenomenon described by some pretty cool words — bomb cyclone and .... wait for it, bombogenesis. A bomb cyclone occurs when the atmospheric pressure inside a weather system drops rapidly, causing that … [Read more...] about 100 Best Science Photos of 2018
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I just got back from a press trip to Bucharest, Romania. While there, I was afforded the chance to speak with Bitdefender’s CEO and founder, Florin Talpeş. We talked about the burgeoning Romanian tech scene, which was once dominated by outsourcing companies, but is now filled with genuinely innovative companies that are aggressively expanding abroad. During our chat, Mr. Talpeş dropped a bombshell: in Romania, programmers (and other research and development professionals) don’t pay income tax. I’m serious, and it’s not a swindle. Rather, it’s strategically clever move from the Romanian government that’s been in place since 2003. It’s designed to incentivize developers to stay home, rather than chase a bigger salary abroad. Romania, which joined the EU in 2007, is one of the poorest countries in the European Union. Thanks to EU freedom of movement rules, which allow citizens of EU countries to seek employment opportunities in any … [Read more...] about Should software developers have to pay income tax? Serious question.
Not having enough energy and vitality is a pricey expense you can't ignore. Julian Hayes II Published 6:00 am, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images The Best Way to Invest in Your Business May Surprise You 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The majority of entrepreneurs think time is their most valuable currency when in fact, it's energy they should treasure the most. Time is most definitely a finite resource, but the true value of how you use this time is held in how it’s invested. Time wasted is cheap, especially when it comes to your business. To wisely invest and allocate your time efficiently and effectively, energy must be abundant. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs' energy levels are running on empty, and … [Read more...] about The Best Way to Invest in Your Business May Surprise You
There's a lot of junk on the internet, but the web is still a wonderful place to share and discover knowledge. For science enthusiasts and news connoisseurs who don't want to waste time searching out the most interesting and legit conveyors of this knowledge, Live Science editors and reporters put together a list of the science sites that we love to read. Check it out. If there's a site you think deserves to be on this list, please email us. (The following list is arranged alphabetically, and not by any ranking system.) Ars Technica Ars Technica offers brainy, geeky coverage of technology and science and how it intersects with our everyday lives, whether we want it to or not. The site's name, derived from the Latin for "the art of technology," reflects a perspective and a voice that is not only steeped in an appreciation of science and tech innovation, but which also deeply considers how the use of technology informs and changes human culture — and how culture and technology in … [Read more...] about The Science Websites That We Read Every Day