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Blogs that make the most money - and how to set up your own

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Blogs that make the most money - and how to set up your own As research shows fashion bloggers typically earn £1,116 a year, we look at blogging success stories - and explain how you could make it payKate Hackworthy's blog has won awards and brought her to the attention of top literary agents Photo: Martin Pope By Charlotte Beugge 10:20AM BST 04 Jun 2014 16 Comments Could your hobbies be the start of a new career? Every day, thousands of Britons share their ideas and tips on food, fashion, money-saving hints and other lifestyle interests through their blogs. And some make good money - even undreamed-of riches. Tales of bloggers making huge amounts from their websites are legion. Martin Lewis, the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, is a prime example of blogging success. He started his newsletter blog in 2003, sent to friends and families, and in 2012 sold the resulting website to Moneysupermarket.com for a cool £87m. But it's unlikely that anyone starting out today will make hu…

Here is How You Can Reveal Subatomic Particles at Home

Here is How You Can Reveal Subatomic Particles at HomePosted By: Jolene Creightonon: July 26, 2015In: PhysicsPrint Particle physics is difficult. It takes years of study in order to truly grasp it. Moreover, there is still a lot that even the most experienced experts don’t understand (a whole lot, in fact). And the problem is made even worse because of the array of jargon that is sometimes used. But if you can’t fully grasp it, at least you can see it in action. Watch: How to See Subatomic Particles Experiment Instructions: Materials: Jar & lid, sponge, 91% rubbing alcohol (or greater % purity; not 70%), permanent black marker, flashlight, and dry ice. Step 1: Stuff the sponge in the bottom of the jar so it doesn’t fall down when the jar is turned upside-down. Step 2: Pour a bit of alcohol on the sponge, but not too much that it will drip or fall when turned upside-down. Step 3: Color as much of the inside of the lid black as you can. This is so there is contrast with the drop…

Physicists Discover New Massless Particle; Could Revolutionize Electronics & Quantum Computing

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Physicists Discover New Massless Particle; Could Revolutionize Electronics & Quantum ComputingPosted By: Jolene Creightonon: July 25, 2015In: NewsPhysicsPrint Hasan pictured with a scanning tunneling spectromicroscope used to find the Weyl fermion. Danielle Alio/Princeton University. Physics may have just taken a new leap forward, as three independent groups of physicists have found strong evidence for massless particles called “Weyl fermions,” which exist as quasiparticles – collective excitations of electrons. Ultimately, this discovery is over 80 years in the making, dating back to Paul Dirac. In 1928, Dirac came up with an equation that described the spin of fermions (fermions are the building blocks that make up all matter). Within his equation, he discovered that, in relation to particles that have charge and mass, there should be a another particle and antiparticle—what we know as the electron and (its antiparticle) the positron. Yet, there are more than one ways to…

Scientists Discover that Something Enormous is Hiding Behind Pluto (Literally)

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Scientists Discover that Something Enormous is Hiding Behind Pluto (Literally)Posted By: Jolene Creightonon: July 22, 2015In: MissionsNewsPrint Image of Pluto taken by New Horizons. Image Credit: NASA Just a week ago, New Horizons made its historic flyby of Pluto and its five small moons (Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra). The pictures that the spacecraft returned so far are simply staggering (because the craft is so far away, it will take more than a year to receive all of the data). But already, we see that Charon is round and pockmarked. We see that pluto has a heart splashed across its surface. And there is something else that scientists recently discovered hiding behind Pluto. A tail! Saturn may have a glorious ring system, but Pluto has its own claim to fame: A plasma tail. The news comes thanks to the SWAP instrument (Solar Wind Around Pluto). As it passed, the tool picked up readings showing a depression, and as it turns out, this depression is filled with nitrog…

UniBeast: Install OS X Yosemite on Any Supported Intel-based PC

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