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Declassify? House Dems vote to air their Russia-probe memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee's probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election spun further into charges and counter-charges …

13 Conspiracy Theories From India That Will Make You Question The Truth.

Nothing is real.

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human beings? Do you find yourself darting off to the nearest dog …

Trump and Russia: A timeline of the investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Russian government interference in the 2016 presidential election and any connections to President Trump's campaign, leading to criminal charges against four people involved in the Trump campaign so far. Here's a timeline of key events:<p>November 9, 2013<p>…

Donald Trump

More Americans are starting to believe Earth is flat

According to a recent report in the Economist, America's interest in the flat-Earth movement seems to be growing.<p>Why?<p>Well, walking around on Earth's surface <i>feels</i> and <i>looks</i> flat, so more Americans are starting to deem all evidence to the contrary as lies purported by NASA.<p>Stunning photos of earth …

Student loans due? 5 smart moves to pay off private and federal education debt easily — and cheaply

Graduated college last May? It’s likely time for you to start paying up: The six-month grace period on federal student loans is coming to an end if …

Personal Finance

Journalist Investigating Trump And Russia Says 'Full Picture Is One Of Collusion'

"The constellation of Russian connections circling around Planet Trump is quite extraordinary," says <i>Guardian</i> reporter Luke Harding. His new book is <i>Collusion.</i><p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. The new book "Collusion" is about what the author, my guest Luke Harding, says …

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Eleven Light-Years Away, an Earth-Size Planet That May Be Habitable

There’s a new place to look for life in the universe.<p>Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red star in our corner of the galaxy. The planet could hold liquid water and conditions favorable for life.<p>The star, Ross 128, is not the closest with a …

Universe

15 Documentaries on Netflix That Will Make You A Better Person

As the holidays approach, your mind might begin to drift towards self-improvement. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken every year because people …

Black Rock

Aiming for the stars: An introduction to Astrophotography

Every time I see a picture of the stars or constellations, or even photos of a Deep Sky Object(DSO), I can’t help but wonder at our place in the …

I’d recommend these almost-perfect $150 Bluetooth headphones to everyone I know

I don't usually pay as much attention to a headphone's aesthetics, but I wouldn't be doing justice to Marshall if I didn't give it credit for the incredible attention to detail on its Major II Bluetooth headphones.<p>I've been using the Marshall Major II Bluetooth for nearly a year now, and they're …

It Doesn't Matter How Smart You Are: These 17 Personal Shortcomings Will Ruin Your Business If You Let Them

Why there are more important attributes than intelligence.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It might make logical sense that the smartest entrepreneurs are naturally the most successful. It might make sense, but it's not true. Over the past 25+ years of being …

Here's the secret to the best chocolate chip cookies ever

Cookies are the best things in life. There's virtually no situation that a cookie can't solve, or at least make easier to swallow. But it's got to be …

What is climate change? The definition, causes and effects

Climate change is the catch-all term for the shift in worldwide weather phenomena associated with an increase in global average temperatures. It's …

The Global Water Crisis

Capital Acumen Issue 30<p>As California (and the world) grows thirstier, investors are looking at water in a new way.<p>BY JOSEPH QUINLAN, CHIEF MARKET STRATEGIST, U.S. Trust<p>The United Nations predicts that about half the world’s population will be living in areas of high water stress by 2030, with some …

Investing

Watergate 'pales' compared with Trump-Russia: former U.S. intelligence head

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Watergate scandal pales in comparison to events in Washington surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump and alleged links between his campaign and Russia, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Wednesday.<p>Clapper questioned Trump's continued pro-Russian …

Alien life to be discovered NEXT YEAR? James Webb Telescope ‘will change world forever'

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is scheduled to take off next year and astronomers believe the super-powerful spier is experts' best hope to …

Scientists Uncover The First Ever Evidence of The Multiverse

For years, scientists have been baffled by a weird anomaly far away in space: a mysterious “Cold Spot” about 1.8 billion light-years across. It is …

Science Says This Is What Happens When You Overthink Things | Inc.com

Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant state of anguish.<p>Of course, everyone overthinks a situation …

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world.<p>He has been described as the most popular poet ever and best selling …

The trick to persuading people you’re right, according to experimental psychology

It’s an old trope that humans don’t like change—especially when it comes to their opinions. Ancient Greek philosophers complained about the masses refusing to heed their advice. Scholars spearheading the scientific revolution in the 17th century bemoaned their predecessors’ stubbornness. And today, …

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders | Inc.com

Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which surveyed hundreds of entrepreneurs across the world to find out about their …

8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Here are the secret avenues I have learned over the years that can lead you to big success with your social media strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first stepped into the world of social media marketing, I thought it was as easy as putting together a list …

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …