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Here’s what NASA could accomplish if it had the US military’s $600 billion budget

NASA has been a household name for Americans since the '60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon.<p>Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn's moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system.<p>It has achieved so much on a …

Space Science

Miriam Marx Allen, daughter of Groucho Marx who turned his letters into a revealing life story, dies

Miriam Marx Allen, the eldest daughter of Groucho Marx who helped edit his popular quiz show and turned his letters into a story that revealed a side of the famous actor few knew, has died at the age of 90.<p>For decades, Marx wrote his daughter letters that brimmed with tenderness and were sometimes …

Decoding the ancient astronomy of Stonehenge

How the 5,000-year-old monument aligns with the sun.<p>The Stonehenge monument in England is known for its alignment with the summer solstice sunrise, and a is popular destination for revelers welcoming the longest day of the year. The inner “horseshoe” of the monument opens toward the point on the …

Astronomy

How Fed hike will affect US consumers and overseas economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card holders will soon pay more. So will people with adjustable-rate mortgages or home equity lines of credit.<p>But most would-be home buyers needn't worry. And auto loan rates won't likely change much. For savers? Rates should creep up, at least for the highest-yielding CDs …

Finance

Try This Technique 11,000 Leaders Use to Understand Themselves Better | Inc.com

Of all the advice I've ever given to aspiring entrepreneurs, my favorite is this one quote about owning a business: <i>Entrepreneurship is 10% about business, 100% about people and 1,000% about yourself.</i><p>No, I wasn't a math major, but any entrepreneur will tell you that that math is nonetheless true. …

Self-improvement

Scientists just created the world’s first lab-grown human blood stem cells

In a breakthrough of potentially enormous importance, researchers have grown the stem cells that produce blood inside a lab for the first time. The …

Cell Biology

You now can sign up for Comcast's Xfinity Mobile service

If you're already a customer of its broadband internet service, that is. And its unlimited plan is discounted by $20 to $45 for signups through July 31.<p>If you're a Comcast customer, you can finally sign up for its wireless service.<p>The company's website now allows people who subscribe to its …

Telecoms

What Einstein and Bill Gates Teach Us About Time Travel

Time travel has long been a staple of science fiction books and movies. But will we ever be able to build a time machine and beam ourselves backward and forward in time in real life?<p>In some sense, of course, we’re all time travelers: We move forward in time from one minute to the next. But going …

Physics

Cristiano Ronaldo joins illustrious list of players who reinvented themselves in a new position

The brevity of a footballer’s career leaves little time for reinvention, but Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-leg hat-trick against Atletico Madrid was a reminder that some can manage it. Accepted wisdom said that Ronaldo was a player who relied on athletic qualities like speed and strength, and therefore …

The Flash Recap: The Story of Your Life

The Flash<p>Cause and Effect Season 3 Episode 21<p>Editor's Rating 4 stars<p>If you free yourself from the burden of past tragedies at the expense of losing …

Top WNBA draft pick Kelsey Plum showed off her QB arm during a Spurs game

From top scorer to top QB?<p>Kelsey Plum, recently drafted by the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars, helped the Spurs out in their T-shirt toss Tuesday in playoff Game 5.<p>LOOK AT HER FORM! LOOK AT HOW FAR THE T-SHIRT FLIES!<p>This is a super fun way to involve the other San Antonio team in the playoffs.<p>Plus, now …

Basketball

Mastodon Bone Findings Could Upend Our Understanding of Human History

Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was smashed apart by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.<p>How could that have happened?<p>The researchers say they think early humans must have …

Anthropology