Alex Georg

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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Here's Why Knowing The Correct Racing Line Makes You Faster

A lot of street driving novices might try to justify swerving like a maniac all over the road in some sort of effort to hit what they call a “racing …

Karting

Massive new line drawings revealed in Peru

Using drone cameras, scientists have documented spectacular line drawings newly discovered in southern Peru. They are likely much older than the …

Archaeology

Password-free web security is coming to Chrome, Firefox, Edge

The nightmare of remembering passwords is, hopefully, finally coming to an end with support for two-factor options in browsers.<p>Passwords are problematic, and most people don't manage them properly. An alternative is coming to several major web browsers soon: Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are …

World Wide Web

Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo sets unrestricted lap time at Spa-Francorchamps

Look for record attempts at the Nurburgring and Laguna Seca, too<p>Race cars, no matter what level or series, are always limited by rules and regulations. Some are highly restrictive while others offer a lot of freedom within defined parameters. At the end of the day there are always compromises. …

Sports Cars

Why Lithium Is About To Replace Oil

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode.<p>What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based …

Lithium

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

Is Trump suffering from untreated neurosyphilis? New details add steam to theory of his erratic behavior

The cause of Donald Trump’s erratic behavior has been the subject of rampant speculation for years.<p>Some have pointed to the hair-loss drug Trump has …

Donald Trump

SpaceX disrupted GPS by opening a hole in the ionosphere

A Falcon 9 launch in 2017 momentarily disrupted GPS signals by tearing a hole in the Earth’s atmosphere<p>Like skimming a rock across a pond, rocket …

Space Exploration

America Takes the Next Step Toward Tyranny

Every now and again, when I find myself buried in the latest blizzard of invariably disturbing news emanating from the Trump White House, I go back …

Kim Jong-un

My Chicken and Dumplings Is the Best on the Internet (No, Really)

In the fall of 2013, I wrote a Chicken and Dumplings recipe. I wouldn’t say I was the biggest fan. Like meatloaf, Chicken and Dumplings is one of …

Food & Dining

Russian Roulette review: as Joe Biden said, 'If this is true, it's treason'

Michael Isikoff and David Corn lay bare the evidence that Trump and Putin have been striving to collaborate for years<p>Trump breaks ranks to congratulate Putin on election victory<p>Whenever I finish a book like Russian Roulette, I ask myself the same question: why is anyone still debating whether there …

Donald Trump

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there's a clear winner

President Donald Trump has emphasized military might during his first year in office, but the US is not the only country seeking to expand its battlefield capacities. Between 2012 and 2016, more weapons were delivered than during any five-year period since 1990.<p>Arms sales indicate who is beefing up …

Military

Kimmel writer quotes every GOP lawmaker's post-Florida 'thoughts and prayers' tweet — and how much money they took from the NRA

As Republicans begin heaping “thoughts and prayers” on the families of the 17-plus people killed in Wednesday’s deadly shooting at a high school …

'I've never been so unimpressed by a person in my life': Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting critique of her phone call with Trump

A student who survived the mass shooting last week at a high school in Parkland, Florida, had some terse words for President Donald Trump, who she said called her on the phone while she was recovering in the hospital.<p>Samantha Fuentes told The New York Times she did not feel comforted by Trump, who …

Donald Trump

The 'starve and stack' method could help you save $50,000 in 2 years — here's how to implement it in your own life

If you want to change the trajectory of your financial future for the better, 'starve and stack' may be right for you.<p>I've written about what 'starve and stack' is, but in this article I will show you how to execute it.<p>What is 'starve and stack?'<p>'Starve and stack' is centered around the power of …

Retirement

Azio’s Retro Classic typewriter-inspired Bluetooth keyboard is a luxurious treat

Maybe you’re sitting at a MacBook or other modern PC right now, typing away in near silence on a keyboard that provides no real satisfying response to your human fingers. Maybe, once in the distant past, you remember when keyboards offered something in return: A “click clack” that stood as an …

Retrogaming

Listen to Falcon Heavy’s side boosters send six sonic booms roaring across the land

Unless you were living under a rock yesterday you no doubt saw plenty of coverage of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket flying towards the heavens in its …

Ehang proves its passenger drones are the real deal in new flight footage

Chinese drone maker Ehang wowed visitors at CES 2016 when it brought along a prototype of its passenger drone; however, it didn’t have much else to show at the time. Now, it’s released footage of the 184 in flight with a passenger for the first time, with the company’s CEO on board.<p>Following ‘1000 …

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Finance

A 32-year-old with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with these 4 utopian ideas

As the president of Y Combinator, the tech world's most prestigious startup accelerator, Altman makes a living discovering world-changing ideas and helping them grow into giants.<p>YC has given life to companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, Zenefits, and Reddit. But Altman also dabbles in a host of side …

Artificial Intelligence

Get 2 angles and up to 4K recording on this unique dash cam: $74 (Reg. $140)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Pruveeo (98% positive feedback past 12-months) via Amazon offers its C2 Dash Cam with both front and rear cameras for <b>$74.19 …

Prosecutors: Reputed mob boss orchestrated insurance fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mob boss who reinvented himself as a restaurateur relapsed into a life of crime by orchestrating a health care fraud that made a fortune for an East Coast crime syndicate, a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening arguments at his federal trial.<p>Joseph "Skinny Joey" …

Corruption

Viral videos fuel Kennedy rise

He’s got more Facebook followers than most senators. And he’s left a trail of viral videos that have been watched by millions.<p>Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III might not cut a high-profile yet in Washington, but his stature is growing among Democratic grassroots activists outside D.C.<p>The …

Joe Kennedy

Naked mole rats just threw science a huge curve ball, and it might lead to the Fountain of Youth

Naked mole rats might not be the most appealing members of the animal kingdom, aesthetically speaking, but what they lack in visual appeal they more …

Inside the mysterious LA sex club that costs up to $75,000 a year and is rumored to have hosted Gwyneth Paltrow as a guest

Snctm, a members-only elite sex club that hosts international events, is in hot water — and it could potentially jeopardize the privacy of its wealthy members.<p>The club — where a basic membership costs $20,000, while the special "Violet Key membership" for male members is a one-time payment of $1 …

Bow Ties

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

Guggenheim museum reportedly offered the White House a golden toilet

<b>(CNN) —</b> When President Donald Trump's White House emailed the Guggenheim Museum in New York City in September and asked to borrow Vincent Van Gogh's 1888 painting "Landscape with Snow," the curator from the famed institution had a counteroffer: A fully functional 18-karat gold toilet.<p>A Guggenheim …

Donald Trump

Chinese scientists to build laser so powerful it could rip apart space itself

Laser pulse device capable of generating 100 million billion watts of power.<p>Chinese physicists based in Shanghai are to begin construction on a laser …