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6 strategies to save a fortune, from real people who bank half their income

A lot of ordinary people have managed to save extraordinary amounts of money. Take early retirees Justin and Kaisorn McCurry, who banked more than $1 …

Here are 15 of the most surprising work-from-home jobs hiring now

These beer editors, dictionary authors and eye doctors can WFH – plus five remote gigs that don’t require previous experience.<p>You’ll feel right at …

Any patient investor can turn $5,000 a year into nearly $1 million, says billionaire Ron Baron

It's wrong for people to think that they have to be wealthy to get rich investing in the stock market, famed buy-and-hold investor Ron Baron told …

12 changes that could shake up the blockchain world in 2018

If there is one thing I have learned in the last two years in the cryptocurrency world, it’s that things change so quickly in this sector, it can humble anybody. Anyone who says he knows what he is talking about, doesn’t!<p>Still, it’s New Year’s Day, so what the heck? I’ll put my neck out there with …

Cryptocurrency

The Greatest Bubble Ever: Why You Better Believe It, Part 1

During the 40 months after Alan Greenspan's infamous "irrational exuberance" speech in December 1996, the NASDAQ 100 index rose from <i>830</i> to <i>4585</i> or by</i> …

How this Bull Market Will End

This secular bull market—the least loved in memory—is now more than 100 months old, and up by 265% from its bottom on March 9, 2009.1 It is also the …

20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …

China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely

China’s big electric vehicle push is about to get even bigger: The country is planning to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered vehicles entirely, with regulators working currently on a timetable of when the ban will ultimately take effect, according to Bloomberg.<p>China is the world’s largest auto …

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Add these to your reading list.<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in …

This Technology Could Make You Rich -- and Change the World As We Know It

Gene editing appears poised to usher in a brave new world for biotech.<p>Revolutionary, game-changing, groundbreaking.<p>These words are probably used too …

Einstein's relativity tested by giant star and monster black hole

A giant star near the center of our galaxy hints, once again, that Albert Einstein was correct about gravity.<p>A group of astronomers in Germany and the Czech Republic observed three stars in a cluster near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Using data from the Very …

Copying Buffett Will Lead This Stock to Outperform | Investopedia

Leucadia National Corp. (LUK) has a cult-like following for some investors, and this "mini-Berkshire" seems poised for more gains, according to …

The ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Is Dimming Again

Astronomers all over the world are rushing to train their telescopes on it.<p>The most mysterious star in the Milky Way is at it again.<p>Astronomers are sounding the alarms Friday as telescope observations detect unusual light patterns coming from a distant star located about 1,300 light-years away from …

Universe

A hot investing startup wrote an open letter to Donald Trump, and is setting the stage for a battle on Wall Street

The Department of Labor's fiduciary rule, which takes effect in April, mandates that all financial advisors serve in their client's best interest rather than their own. It is aimed at those who oversee retirement money.<p>Without the rule, some financial advisors can put their client's retirement …

Microsoft Visual Studio is coming to Mac, kinda

Microsoft has a problem: Many developers use Macs, and Mac developers aren't as likely to code for Microsoft platforms if they don't have tools built for their operating system.<p>That may be why Microsoft announced Monday that a full, native version of its Visual Studio IDE (Integrated Development …

The Secret Algorithm Behind Learning

<i>“The person who says he knows what he thinks but cannot express it usually does not know what he thinks.”</i> <br>― Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book<p>I …

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 3

In the first and second articles in the series we looked at the courses that are taken in the first half of a four-year undergraduate mathematics …

Mathematics

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Physics

Dream On! Lucid Dreaming Improves Self Awareness and Metacognition

6th March 2016 By Christina Lavers Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Dreams, a series of images, emotions and sensations that flow from the …

IBM brings Swift to the cloud, releases web framework Kitura written in Apple’s programming language

Only months after Apple officially open-sourced Swift, IBM today is announcing that they are bringing Apple’s Swift programming language to the cloud. This makes IBM the first cloud provider enabling Swift application development server-side. IBM has also introduced a preview to a Swift runtime and …

Web Framework

Futurist Ray Kurzweil: Here's the one scientific fact that blows my mind

The world's leading futurist Ray Kurzweil isn't shocked by much. Except for this one thing.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on how to prolong his own life until science figures out how to make us immortal.<p>The futurist …

Singularity

Astronaut: Mars Can Wait; Let's Make Camp On The Moon

NASA successfully tested the Orion spacecraft that could eventually take humans to Mars, but the Canadian Bowie-covering astronaut sensation Chris Hadfield says we should re-visit the Moon before setting foot on the red planet.<p>“That is a great vehicle,” Hadfield complimented Orion at a Guardian …

Google releases Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its IDE

After two years of development, Google today released Android Studio 1.0, the first stable version of its Integrated Development Environment (IDE) aimed at Android developers. You can download it right now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from the Android Developer site.<p>Google first announced Android …

Tudor-era tombs reconfigured using 3-D

Using 3-D modeling, British researchers have digitally reunited two elaborate Tudor-era tombs with some of their original parts that were lost during King Henry VIII's anti-Catholic offensive.<p>Thomas Howard, third Duke of Norfolk, commissioned the monumental tombs in the 16th century. They were …

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

3-D printing booms, triggers rush for patents

It printed a gun that shot six times before falling apart. It crafted jewelry, custom prosthetics and spare machine parts. And, perhaps unbelievably, it spit out living embryonic cells.<p>3-D printing, limited only by our imagination, is undergoing a patent boom. Goldman Sachs recently cited 3-D …

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

Here’s what’s holding back 3D printing, the technology that’s supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently prevent competition in the market for the most advanced and functional 3D printers will expire, says Duann …

3D Printing