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The 11 highest-paying tech jobs in America in 2016

Glassdoor sifted through the salaries reported by employees who have these jobs, limiting its search to salary reports from the past year, to come up with median salaries.<p>The website also looked at the demand for these jobs, based on the current number of job openings on its site.

The Crazy Cooking Hack That Reduces The Calories In Rice By Half, Science Finds

What is success to you?<p>To some, when they think of success, they imagine wealth. Others want power. Some just want to make a positive impact on the …

Motivation

One part of Saudi Arabia's economy is 'suffering' — and it's not oil

The state statistics office recently reported that the kingdom's first-quarter gross domestic product grew by 1.5% compared with the prior year — its lowest growth since the first quarter of 2013.<p>Moreover, the non-oil sector shrank by 0.7%, with the non-oil private sector growing just 0.2% …

There was a secret meeting at the G20 to 'take down' the dollar

The term "Shanghaied" refers to the 19th-century practice of sailors forced to serve against their will on vessels bound for Shanghai and other ports in China. Victims were often from West Coast port cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tactics used included kidnapping, beatings and …

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares fall on G20 disappointment, Fed hike prospect

* Shares fall as G20 unveils no new growth plan<p>* Wall St seen opening lower, index futures show<p>* Yen up sharply, gold heads for best month in four years.<p>* Oil up as some wonder if prices have bottomed<p>By Nigel Stephenson<p>LONDON, Feb 29 (Reuters) - Shares retreated on Monday after a weekend meeting of …

Economics

Yen gains on G20 disappointment, dollar climbs against euro

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Japanese yen rose broadly on Monday as investors sought safety after a statement from the Group of 20 countries offered no concrete action to address concerns about slow growth and low inflation.<p>Euro, Hong Kong dollar, U.S. dollar, Japanese yen, pound and Chinese 100 yuan …

Economy

Moment Driven Photojournalism Workshops for Photographers

<b>Join us for our next workshop on April 4-5, 2017!</b><p>This intimate workshop (limited to only 10 students) is designed to recharge your photography. <b>If</b> …

This is the mistake almost everyone makes when buying a new camera

The best single piece of advice I've ever received as a photographer wasn't about technique. It was about equipment.<p>It came from my friend and photo-mentor Candice Cusic, a wedding photographer and photojournalist who won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a Chicago Tribune team in 2000. I was getting …

See brightest star Sirius at midnight on New Year’s Eve

Dog Star Sirius reaches its highest point in the sky around midnight every New Year. For this reason, it might also be called the New Year’s …

Astronomy

There's Some Complex Physics In These Photos of Ink Falling Through Water

Spherical Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities, to be exact. That’s what happens when two fluids of different densities collide under the force of gravity. …

Articles about most popular homes 2015 prefab on Dwell.com - Dwell

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and …

15 healthy eating habits that work according to scientists

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks, and as a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 15 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

Susan Sarandon on Meeting Children and Their Mothers at a Syrian Refugee Camp in Greece: 'They Are My Heroes'

Susan Sarandon’s Christmas was a bit different than years past.<p>Instead of wrapping presents and trimming the tree at home, the actress has spent over …

Sunday #DrinksPorn: Champagne Cocktails for NYE

Whether you are happy to see 2015 go or mourning its passing, you’ll likely send it off with a drop (or two or three) of champagne. Wonderful straight, this sparkling, celebratory wine is also the magic ingredient in many creative cocktails. While Ernest Hemingway is credited with creating Death in …

Calming Ourselves Down

On December 17th, Cheryl LaPorte, a world geography teacher in the Augusta County Schools in Virginia, gave her students a homework assignment taken from a standard workbook on world religions: "Here is the <i>shahada,</i> the Islamic statement of faith, written in Arabic. In the space below, try copying …

The Endangered Animal Comeback Stories of 2015

Here we are, December 2015, days after the winter solstice, but in the midst of endless fall. My windows are flung open in steamy Brooklyn, though I know this means the still-lingering mosquitoes will probably get in. My mother texts from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina …

The 27 jobs that are most damaging to your health

To rank the most unhealthy jobs in America, we used data from the Occupational Information Network, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on occupations.<p>In order to analyze jobs by their impact on workers' health, we took O*NET measures of six health risks in each of the …

American Airlines

Migraine Strikes as Neuronal Excitability Reaches a Tipping Point

Abstract<p>Self-propagating waves of cerebral neuronal firing, known as spreading depolarisations, are believed to be at the roots of migraine attacks. …

Neuroscience

January 2016

Why Apple should be scared of Facebook's and Google's messaging apps

Companies like Facebook, Google, Atlassian, and Slack are expanding their messaging apps beyond merely sending text, video, and audio and into something a little bit more like an operating system.<p>On Tuesday, for example, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a new chat app that …

Cyber-attacks against businesses ‘doubled in 2015’

The number of attacks by cyber-criminals against businesses doubled in 2015, research by Kaspersky Lab has revealed.<p>The research found that, in 2015, some 58% of corporate PCs were hit with at least one attempted malware infection, which represents an increase of three percentage points on …

Cybersecurity

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

The Science of the Solstice

Today at 4:48 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) we marked the winter solstice. (Those of you in Eastern Standard Time experienced it at 11:48 p.m. on …

Solstice

Iraqi forces push ISIS out of government compound in Ramadi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi forces have retaken control of a government compound long held by ISIS in Ramadi, an important gain that could signal ISIS' imminent exit from the key city.<p>Following days of fighting as ISIS militants fought to defend the compound, the resistance ended, and Iraqi forces found that the …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Product Hunt

IS puts up heavy fight to slow Iraqi troop advance on Ramadi

Arguably, These Are The 5 Business Stories That Shaped 2015

In late 2008, Americans were getting crushed by an avalanche of bad business news.<p>Financial systems were melting down, jobs disappearing, homeowners defaulting and auto companies heading for a cliff. With so many contenders, picking that year's five biggest stories was tough.<p>In contrast, 2015 looks …