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There's Spooky Plasma Music Traveling From Saturn to its Weirdest Moon

Two weeks before Cassini, a robot probe, destroyed itself in a controlled dive into Saturn's whirling atmosphere, it heard the gas giant sing to its …

Earth's Oldest Biological Color Discovered Under a Billion-Year-Old Rock

It's pleasantly bright.<p>About 10 years ago, an oil company dug up a marine shale deposit in the Taoudeni basin of the Sahara Desert. When scientists …

National Academy of Sciences

Four-mile-long iceberg breaks off from melting glacier

Alarming footage shows a four-mile-long iceberg breaking off a glacier in Greenland in the latest example of the devastating effects of climate …

To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before - Voyager 2

Jupiter with the great red spot shot from Voyager 1 © NASA/CalTech/JPL<p>On July 9, 1979 the interplanetary spacecraft <b>Voyager 2</b> <b></b>passed Jupiter<b>,</b> the …

The net worth for ‘comfortable’ New Yorkers is obscene

You’d need a net worth of $3.5 million to be considered wealthy in New York.<p>But you only need $1.9 million to be considered “comfortable,” according …

Major US news websites are going down in Europe as GDPR goes into effect

The European Union’s new GDPR privacy rules came into effect today, but it seems that some organizations didn’t meet the deadline to comply with the changes. A handful of websites, including those of major news providers, went down in the EU, and they posted notes to readers about the new …

Los Angeles

San Francisco temporarily removes electric scooters for permit process

San Francisco is about to end its electric scooter scourge... for a while. The city's Municipal Transportation Agency has posted its permit application for companies wanting to operate e-scooters under a one-year pilot program and accompanying law, signalling that the two-wheelers need to leave the …

Mussels in Washington's Puget Sound test positive for opioids, other drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shellfish in the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of Washington, tested positive for the prescription opioid oxycodone.<p>But that wasn't all, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Jennifer Lanksbury. In the midst of a national …

Puget Sound

The 5 biggest and most common financial regrets and how to avoid them

Financial regrets are like the bad boyfriend your parents warned you about, but you couldn't see it until it was too late. Here's how to get ahead of these money mistakes.<p>Could have, should have, would have: We all have regrets in life, but none have quite the emotional sting of financial regrets. …

Personal Finance

Airbus Combines Satellites, Planes, and Drones for a New View of the World

You may know Airbus as that Boeing competitor that also makes planes, but the European company is in fact an defense and aerospace giant that makes …

Retirement planning: How much should I have saved in my 401(k) at age 40? Ask a Fool

How can you tell if you're on track for a comfortable retirement?<p>Question: I'm 40 and have $75,000 in my 401(k). Am I on track to retire comfortably?<p><i>Answer:</i> The short answer is that it depends what you mean by "comfortably."<p>The longer answer is that it isn't as much about hitting a specific dollar …

Retirement

Businesses are beginning to drop marijuana from drug tests

Many businesses are quietly dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require from prospective employees, AP's Christopher Rugaber reports.<p><b>Why it</b> …

3 reasons to keep your money separate from your spouse

When I first got married, I thought my spouse and I were supposed to be attached at the hip in all things. Over time, I found that I needed more …

This Writer Decided to Learn About Poker. Now She's Won So Much Money She's Delayed the Book

Maria Konnikova planned to feature poker in a new book, but she got so good at the game she's put those plans on hold so she can compete in high-stakes tournaments.<p>Many authors immerse themselves in a subject or field in order to write about it. A.J. Jacobs spent a year living biblically. Dan Lyons …

Want to Work from Home and Save Money? Amazon, Apple, IBM, and Dell Are Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Technical or non-technical positions, there's something here for just about everyone.<p>FlexJobs, a leader in the flexible job movement that's currently disrupting the traditional workforce, has released data about how working remotely will save you money.<p>The average person can save between $4,668 to …

The cool gadgets list - March 2018

It's never a dull month when there are new gadgets on the horizon - here is some of the best tech we've spotted this March.<p>A GoPro is pretty much …

Electric Black Cabs Are Taking Over in London

It takes a lot to impress a London cabbie, but as Neville Robertson pulls up to a sea of taxis at a stop light next to Buckingham Palace, he’s the …

Buckingham Palace

American Airlines CEO: So What If I Haven't Flown on Our New, Incredibly Uncomfortable Planes?

There still seems to be a lack of understanding here.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I admit I haven't got over it.<p>Ever since I heard American Airlines CEO Doug Parker admit that he's never flown in the airline's new Boeing 737 …

The head of Boxed’s fastest-growing business is leaving amid sale talks with Amazon and Kroger

Behzad Soltani only joined the startup last year.<p>The grocery startup Boxed could agree to a sale over the next few weeks. But, if it does, it’ll be doing so without the head of its fastest-growing business unit.<p>Behzad Soltani, the executive in charge of Boxed’s business-to-business division, is …

WhatsApp is now Facebook’s second-biggest property, followed by Messenger and Instagram

How Facebook’s various properties stack up.<p>Facebook and WhatsApp boasted record usership — 2.13 billion and 1.5 billion monthly active users, respectively — according to Facebook’s fourth-quarter earnings yesterday. That’s despite a small decline in the number of users in the U.S. and …

Airbnb’s CFO is leaving after clashing with CEO Brian Chesky

The fast-growing travel company has also elevated its exec Belinda Johnson to the COO role.<p>Airbnb is overhauling its executive ranks, the company announced on Thursday, parting ways with its chief financial officer, who many thought would someday shepherd the company through an IPO, and elevating a …

Brian Chesky

Biotech giant Moderna is now valued at $7.5 billion

It’s now one of the country’s highest-worth startups.<p>One of the biggest U.S. biotech startups, Moderna Therapeutics, is slated to raise another $500 million in financing that values the drug company at $7.5 billion.<p>That new investment makes Moderna — which develops experimental drugs to cure things …

Venture Capital

Amazon patents wristband that tracks warehouse workers' movements

Amazon has patented designs for a wristband that can precisely track where warehouse employees are placing their hands and use vibrations to nudge them in a different direction.<p>The concept, which aims to streamline the fulfilment of orders, adds another layer of surveillance to an already …

San Francisco

Russia Warns That Locusts Could Destroy Fields at 2018 World Cup Stadiums

The Russian government said on Wednesday that locusts could ruin football pitches in FIFA World Cup 2018 stadiums this summer.<p>Pyotr Chekmaryov of the agriculture ministry said Russia must not "disgrace ourselves in front of global society" as the country gears up for the showpiece event this summer.<p>…

Lefties, you should feel very special

Only 1 in 10 humans are left handed. So why does it happen at all?<p>In graduate school, I earned beer money by modeling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don’t judge, grad school doesn’t pay well and beer isn’t free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey the room and …

Biology

'Black Panther' premiere has fans super excited

<b>(CNN) —</b> Welcome to Wakanda.<p>"Black Panther" held its star-studded world premiere Monday night in Los Angeles, and based on social media, it was all fans hoped it would be.<p>Directed by Ryan Coogler, the Marvel movie starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan is one of this year's …

‘Cloverfield 4’ Is A Supernatural World War II Nazi Thriller, and It’s Already Done Filming

The film is reportedly called "Overload" and stars Wyatt Russell and Jovan Adepo.<p>As the world continues to wait and see if the third “Cloverfield” …

World War II

Friends who foiled 15:17 to Paris train attack 'guided by God'

Americans playing themselves in Clint Eastwood movie ‘were supposed to be there that day’<p>Three young Americans who are playing themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed movie about how they foiled a terrorist attack in France say their actions were guided by God.<p>The 15:17 to Paris, which opens in the …

Clint Eastwood