Alex Grissom

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How Scott Kelly's year in space may have changed his body

The body reacts in strange ways to microgravity<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to Earth tonight, wrapping up a 340-day-long stay aboard the International Space Station. It's the longest amount of time an American astronaut has lived in space, says NASA. The extended stay is part of the …

Space Science

Infographic: 8 things that are more important for success than intelligence

Being intelligent can help you go far in life but according to the following infographic by Headway Capital it can only take you so far. Rather than …

A bunch of hedge fund titans spoke at a private event in New York — here's what they think of the economy

No one predicted a massive stock market rally. No one predicted a further decline. No one was trying to be super provocative, either. Everyone seemed relatively safe.<p>"It was par for the course," one attendee said.<p>Nearly 800 people, many of whom were trustees who sit on boards of pension plans that …

Markets

Ridiculous Tax Breaks of the 1%

Image source: D. Ramey Logan.<p>There are many tax breaks in the U.S. that favor the wealthy. For example, the ability to pay lower tax rates on long-term capital gains disproportionately benefits the rich -- in fact, 70% of the tax savings provided by this went to households with incomes above $1 …

Einstein’s theory about gravitational waves could be confirmed today

We hope<p>Scientists are going to make a big announcement Thursday that may confirm Einstein's last unproven theory. Many in the scientific community think that scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, collaboration are going to say that they've proven the …

Gravitational Waves

Google will begin showing anti-ISIS ads to counter terrorism

Not all weapons have a trigger, but that doesn't make them any less effective. No, I'm not talking about bombs, but rather about Google's new strategy to use its highly targeted advertising system in the battle against ISIS. Last week, Anthony House, the senior manager for public policy and …

Asteroid 2013 TX68 passed safely Monday

The asteroid – whose precise trajectory was unknown – passed Earth on March 7 at 13:42 UTC (8:42 ET) at some 10 times the moon’s distance.<p>UPDATE …

Pharma

This person's bot tweets complaints about internet speed

A Reddit user became so frustrated with paying Comcast for 150 mbps internet but not receiving the prescribed speed, so set up a bot using a Raspberry Pi to tweets complaints at the ISP.<p>The bot constantly performs speed tests to check if the internet is up to scratch, and if it drops below 50mbps …

Protest

Cabbies want to crowdfund £600,000 to contest Uber's license

The battle between black cab drivers and Uber appears to be existenial; Uber has been accused of breaking the law (and cleared), and in turn has …

Taxicabs

America's 3 Biggest Banks Collected $6 Billion in ATM and Overdraft Fees in 2015

That's like taking $25 from every adult in the U.S.<p>Remember all those reports from late last year that ATM fees are higher than ever? Well they’re …

Banking

Putin names US as a threat to national security for the first time

The document, "About the Strategy of National Security of Russian Federation", was signed by President Vladimir Putin on New Year's Eve. It replaces a 2009 version, endorsed by then- President Dmitry Medvedev, the current prime minister, which mentioned neither the United States not NATO.<p>It says …

Russia