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From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion.<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph Lipschitz, …

Ralph Lauren

Tesla's Big Announcement Is PowerWall: A Battery For Your Home

It's electrifying<p>Could a battery big enough to power your whole home be coming to market soon? Yes, says Elon Musk. More than that, he says it will change the world.<p>Rumors have swirled for weeks about a new announcement from Tesla, with onlookers around the world latching onto any crumb of …

Clean Energy

The case for genetically engineered babies

The first study to modify the genes of a human embryo, conducted at Sun Yat-sen University in China, has caused a furious backlash. <i>Nature</i> and <i>Science,</i> the world’s most prestigious scientific journals refused to publish the study, at least partly on ethical grounds. Instead they published …

Genetics

Youthful binge drinking changes the brain - for the worse - into adulthood

The adult brain that was awash in alcohol during its formative years looks different and acts differently than an adult brain that skipped the youthful binge drinking, says a new study conducted on rats.<p>All grown up, the brain exposed to periodic alcoholic benders during adolescence and young …

Alcohol

It's a battle royale as White Sox and Royals brawl, go to extra innings

The White Sox and Royals had a heated opening series in Kansas City, Mo., earlier this month, but the intensity skyrocketed when a benches-clearing brawl resulted in five ejections Thursday night at U.S. Cellular Field.<p>In the seventh inning of the Sox's 13-inning, 3-2 loss to the Royals, the fight …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Scuba Diving

Pill Covered In Needles Injects You With Drugs From Inside Your Gut

Seems like a hard pill to swallow -- but actually, it's pretty easy<p>People who dread the sharp stab of an injection at the doctor's office may be in luck. A team of researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a capsule coated in needles for patients to swallow, enabling …

General Hospital