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Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday.<p>The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet …

Net Neutrality

If You Believe in Marijuana, Then This Is the Stock to Buy Now

This marijuana stock may be in a perfect position to profit from legalizing marijuana worldwide.<p><b>Canopy Growth</b> (NYSE:CGC) is Canada's market-share …

Cannabis

Winter Olympics 2018: The PyeongChang Games have finally arrived

<i>Want this in your inbox tomorrow? Sign up for our daily newsletter during the Games.</i><p>After years of preparation and billions of dollars in investment, the 2018 Olympic Winter Games are finally here.<p>Mixed doubles curling matches and ski jumping qualifying are already in the books. <b>Figure skating</b> …

Asian shares fall after Wall Street plunge

BEIJING (AP) — China's stock market benchmark plunged 5.5 percent on Friday and other Asian markets were off sharply after the Dow Jones industrials on Wall Street plummeted more than 1,000 points, deepening a week-long sell-off.<p>Asian markets followed Wall Street down after the Dow entered …

Stock Markets

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. This Is the Top Reason Why | Inc.com

Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p>For the past 15 years, I've been devoted to studying the deep disconnect people feel between themselves and their jobs, and …

Alert About Missile Bound for Hawaii Was Sent in Error, Officials Say

An early-morning emergency alert mistakenly warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack was dispatched to cellphones across Hawaii on Saturday, setting off widespread panic in a state that was already on edge because of escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.<p>The alert, …

Former general says he knows how powerful North Korea's military is

LONDON — A distinguished retired South Korean general warned that a U.S. attack on North Korea would be met by well-armed soldiers fighting with religious fervor to defend their homeland.<p>"I try to explain to the Americans — if we have to go into North Korea, it is not going to be like going into …

South Korea

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This Is How Long You'd Survive On Every Planet in the Solar System

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>For all its issues and faults, Earth is still a …

The ‘Nuclear Button’ Explained: For Starters, There’s No Button

HONG KONG — President Trump and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, traded threats this week about the size, location and potency of their “nuclear buttons.”<p>The image of a leader with a finger on a button — a trigger capable of launching a world-ending strike — has for decades symbolized the …

North Korea

Pakistan summons U.S. ambassador after Trump's angry tweet

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The United States accused Pakistan on Tuesday of playing a “double game” on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain U.S. aid.<p>“They can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that,” White House spokeswoman …

Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California

OAKLAND, Calif. — Retail cannabis shops in California opened their doors on Monday for the first time, inaugurating what proponents say will become the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana.<p>A transaction that remains illegal in many parts of the country seemed almost banal on …

Cannabis

Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

SEOUL, South Korea — Beyond a New Year’s declaration by North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, that he would move to the mass production of nuclear weapons and intercontinental missiles in 2018 lies a canny new strategy to initiate direct talks with South Korea in the hope of driving a wedge into its …

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their harmful effect on the climate.<p>Nuclear energy offers some advantages over renewables, …

Nuclear Energy

LG shows off the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

Just as 4K and HDR are finally going mainstream, the ambitious folks at LG Display have also been busy pushing their OLED technology to 8K. Come CES, the Korean manufacturer will let attendees get up close with its new 88-inch 8K OLED display (can we just call it the "Triple 8?"), which is both the …

Ending net neutrality will save the internet, not destroy it

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality,” ending the agency’s micro-management of the internet.<p>The FCC action benefits consumers and ensures that the internet will be free from burdensome …

Trump on North Korean missile launch: 'We will take care of it'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Korea claims to have successfully tested a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile, topped with a "super-large heavy warhead," which is capable of striking the US mainland.<p>The country's state media made the announcement Wednesday, hours after leader Kim Jong Un …

North Korea

NASA Fires E. Coli Bacteria Into Space To See Whether Antibiotic Resistance Increases In Zero Gravity

NASA has fired a sample of E.Coli bacteria into space in an effort to save astronauts from being infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. …

SeaWorld Just Cut Hundreds of Jobs As Park’s Popularity Sinks

SeaWorld just announced it’s cutting 350 jobs effective immediately.<p>The layoffs, which were announced Wednesday, are primarily affecting the …

Five ex-Presidents attend hurricane relief concert; Trump appears in video message

<b>(CNN) —</b> Members of an exclusive club made a rare joint appearance Saturday.<p>All five living former US presidents took part in a benefit concert in Texas to raise money for hurricane relief efforts, while President Donald Trump appeared in a taped video message to the concertgoers.<p>Former Presidents …

Teens are addicted to Snapchat

Teens overwhelmingly prefer Snapchat to any other social media platform, according to Piper Jaffray's 34th semi-annual Teens research survey. …

Teens

These 5 iPhone Apps Prove Augmented Reality Isn't Just Hype

In a flashy presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference this June, Apple discussed the potential augmented reality holds for the iPhone. …

Sears Canada closing all of its stores

Sears Canada (SRSCQ) wants to close all of its remaining stores.<p>The company said on Tuesday that it will apply to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for permission to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets. The court will likely hear the motion on Friday.<p>If the court gives Sears the go …

United States Eliminated From World Cup With Loss in Trinidad and Tobago

COUVA, Trinidad and Tobago — There was always a chance that a year would come when the United States again failed to qualify for the World Cup, when the hurdles in the nearly two-year slog of regional qualification — the matches on steamy afternoons and muggy nights, the hard tackles and the …

A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone

Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 2,500 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed 57 people. That …

Geology

Wildfires claim at least 17 lives in Northern California

<b>(CNN) —</b> In some areas in Sonoma County, the wildfires that have ravaged tens of thousands of acres died down enough Wednesday for the sheriff's department to check on more than 600 missing persons reports by visiting burned-out neighborhoods.<p>In many other cases, detectives used telephones to track …

Natural Disasters

White House again rejects talks with North Korea on nuclear issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Monday ruled out talks with North Korea except to discuss the fate of Americans held there, again appearing to rebuke Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Washington was directly communicating with Pyongyang on its nuclear and missile programs.<p>“We’ve …

How Devastated Puerto Rico Really Is, by the Numbers

Recently appointed FEMA administrator Brock Long characterized the ongoing humanitarian crisis there as “the most logistically challenging event the United States has seen.”<p>When Hurricane Maria—the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years—descended on the Caribbean island on September 20, …

The Story Behind the Most Haunting Photos From the Las Vegas Shooting

It was nearing the end of the night on Oct. 1 and David Becker, having just photographed the final act of the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las …