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This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

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11 Brutal Exercises You Love to Hate (But Really Love)

Relationship status: It’s complicated. These grueling exercises are super difficult and draining, but they you keep coming back for more<p>The safety squat bar—or SSB—has built-in padding around the neck and shoulders. In fact, the two-pronged piece of equipment resembles a travel pillow attached to a …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Google close to investing $1bn in SpaceX's satellite internet project

Google is close to making a major investment in a SpaceX project which would develop satellites to provide low-cost internet across the globe.<p><i>The</i> …

What Sounds Can Be Heard In Space? NASA’s Soundcloud Channel Proves The Universe Is Terrifying [Audio]

If you have ever wondered what outer space sounds like, now you can listen for yourself thanks to NASA. NASA’s Soundcloud channel features a …

3 Investing Lessons I Wish I’d Learned 15 Years Ago

When it comes to investing, there aren’t many certainties, save for the fact that when we first dip our toes into the pond we aren’t very …

30 Great Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Streaming Right Now

"What if?" is the burning question our favorite sci-fi movies ask: What if Earth was invaded by aliens or giant spiders? What makes us human once we start bending the laws of genetics and robotics? And if we worked out really really hard, would we ever have Linda Hamilton's arms in "Terminator …

Indian sterilization clinics under scrutiny after doctor used bike pump on patients

Conditions in Indian sterilization clinics are under renewed scrutiny after a doctor was removed from his job for using a bicycle pump to inflate women's abdomens during the procedure.<p>Health officials in Odisha state have launched an investigation after reports that bicycle pumps were used on 56 …

The Baking Essentials You Should Always Keep in Your Fridge, Freezer, Pantry, and Spice Rack

Whether you're an occasional or an everyday baker, these are the baking pantry essentials you should never be without.<p>Here's some great news: Being a great baker is not really about artistic flair or a prodigy-like ability to whip out sugar roses. It's actually about precision, patience, and …

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15 tips on turning your finances around in 2015

The standard advice to twentysomethings looking to turn their finances around is to skip those $5 lattes at Starbucks and put that money in a bank …

Jesus: Married...with children? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Diogo Morgado plays Jesus in the film "Son of God." Some of Jesus' most famous teachings are often misunderstood, says Amy-Jill Levine.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The faces of Jesus<p>The …

The Microsoft Engine That Nailed The World Cup Is Predicting Every NFL Game — Here Are Its Picks For Week 11

It's now 97-50 (66%) on the year.<p>Cortana is a Windows phone virtual assistant that uses a Bing Predicts algorithm to predict every NFL game this season.<p>The algorithm factors in things like advanced stats, homefield advantage, and weather, in addition to a public sentiment component based on …

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