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For the fourth time in American history, the president-elect lost the popular vote. Credit the electoral college

For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the presidential campaign has ended with an electoral college winner who won fewer votes than his opponent.<p>Under the system established in the Constitution, in 1787, the winner is the candidate who wins the majority of electoral votes based on the …

Electoral College

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

Ryan Reynolds

5 Modern Lessons Our Sons Need to Learn

New technology and a swiftly changing planet have made the challenges our sons will face different than those we faced growing up. It makes the job of teaching them what to watch out for that much more complicated—and important.<p>In many ways, the lessons I'm trying to teach my daughter and son are …

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This could be what the terrifying future of personal drones looks like

In a world where a reality TV star has been elected president of the US, it seems increasingly believable that a culture where everyone is always being filmed, always able to share their most intimate moments at the push of a button, is coming.<p>Consumer drones have exploded in popularity in recent …

Drones

This New Drawing App Shows How Digital Software Will Save Sketching, Not Destroy It

Mental Canvas is not the first software that attempts to save the act of sketching--we have seen 3D "sketching" tools such as SketchUp, as well as …

Tesla’s Future in Trump’s World

What will Donald Trump actually do?<p>It’s a question many Americans are asking themselves now that the U.S. has wrapped up one of its least …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Timeless Beauty of Mont Saint-Michel, A Medieval Island Abbey Near Normandy, France

As part of their Planet Earth series, Great Big Story visited the stunning Mont Saint-Michel, a timeless medieval castle that historically served as …

Climate change is real: Just ask the Pentagon

A bitter wind blew across Sewell's Point on a recent afternoon as ocean waves crashed against a concrete pier where two black attack submarines were tied up for the day.<p>Pier 3 was taking the last hits of a severe storm that had roared ashore a few days before. It flooded four buildings, tore up …

Narwhals Can 'See' Unlike Any Other Animal on Earth

Scientists just unlocked the secret of the unicorn whales.<p>It doesn't get much better than a narwhal. These bizarre creatures are a species of toothed …

This Simple Advice Put Over $1 Million In My Pocket

Start the day this way to engage your brain-and the wider world.<p>A couple of weeks ago I met a professional athlete who is getting ready to make the transition to traditional work life. He is specifically interested in finance.<p>Over a pizza dinner, we talked about the type of financial professional …

Wall Street

Wild modern home has 9 vegetated roof terraces

This is how you do urban farming<p>While Vietnam is no stranger to radical vertical homes, this contemporary home in city of Ha Tinh certainly stands out—after all, the house manages to spread nine vegetated terraces over three breezy stories. Indeed, described by H&P Architects as “agritecture” (that …

U.S. Takes Major Step Toward Wind and Solar Development

The Obama administration on Thursday took a major step toward encouraging development of renewable energy on federal lands in six Western states by …

Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come?

Just as the fourth industrial revolution in Australia will transform jobs, it will do the same for the welfare system. Universal basic income, targeted cash transfers, negative income tax and a family wage could be ways to guarantee living standards for ordinary people and keep the economy afloat<p>In …

Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Quantum Mechanics

How Machine Learning Fueled Nvidia Stock's 15% Jump

Nvidia used to be a little company making graphics chips for PCs, but it’s well on the way to transforming into one of the leading computing …

Pictures of the Week 11.10.16

Lena Dunham breaks silence on Hillary Clinton's election loss

Lena Dunham is finally speaking out following Donald Trump’s defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election on Tuesday, calling for Clinton …

Leonard Cohen dead: His 20 greatest songs

Over four decades, Leonard Cohen, one of music’s greatest songwriters and poets who died at age 82, it was announced Thursday, released an incredible …

3 steps to make your retirement savings last a lifetime

<i>If I want my savings to support me the rest of my life after I retire, how much can I safely withdraw each year?</i> --Danny<p>As much as I'd like to, I can't give you a specific figure. There are just too many uncertainties that come into play when trying to predict how long one's retirement savings will …

Retirement

Sanders doesn't rule out 2020 White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is leaving open the possibility of another presidential bid as shell-shocked liberals focus on helping the …

Middle-class

Watch Chilling Trailer for HBO’s ‘Beware the Slender Man’ Documentary

The creepy story of the Slender Man stabbing unfolds in the trailer for HBO’s new documentary about the meme that inspired two Wisconsin pre-teens to …

It’s Putin’s World Now

As the Kremlin worked hard to facilitate Trump’s rise, its maneuvering elsewhere in the world has been downright chilling.<p>If, as the poet says, …

This Pipe Could End California's Drought Problem

A giant, solar-powered pipe unveiled by Vancouver researchers at Land Art Generator Initiative 2016 could end California’s drought problem.<p>California …

Now AI Reads Lips With Stunning Accuracy

The new deep learning AI could soon be used as an assistant for the deaf and hard of hearing.<p>Oxford University researchers have developed an artificial intelligence that can accurately read lips using deep learning technology from DeepMind. The team calls its AI LipNet and it uses a technique …

A Trump presidency means an uncertain future for automation

The next decade will be marked by a major shift in how businesses operate: Chatbots could send receptionists the way of telephone operators, self-driving cars could replace truckers, and robot could gain more floorspace in factories. Researchers at Oxford estimate that about 47% of American jobs …

Record-Setting Robot Solves a Rubik's Cube in Just 0.637 Seconds

Is it even possible to get faster?<p>If you're smart and dexterous, maybe you'll get involved in speedcubing, the art and sport of solving a Rubik's Cube as fast as humanly possible. If you're not so dexterous, maybe you build a robot to solve the cube as fast as <i>robotically</i> possible instead, which it …