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Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Space Exploration

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Meditation

Carl Sagan's solar spacecraft finally deploys its sails

The Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft just dodged another bullet -- the ground crew has not only regained contact with the Carl Sagan-inspired ship, but managed to deploy its sails. It's still not clear just what rendered the vessel silent last week. However, the Society suspects that there …

Seeing Opportunity in Psychedelic Drugs

New research into LSD and psilocybin makes a powerful argument against prohibition.<p>In a massive study published in the <i>Journal of Psychopharmacology</i>, scientists at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology at Trondheim concluded that there is no link between the use of LSD and psilocybin …

Psychedelic Drugs

5 Reasons Why Loving Someone Is Hard When You Have Anxiety

By Alice Donaldson,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1GgcIOd<p>My junior year of college, I scheduled a life-altering doctor’s appointment. For over six …

Back Pain Treatment: 4 Core Exercises You Should Know

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Aside from the food you eat, exercise is one of the most important factors in being free from chronic disease. It is also something …

The 5 Trends Shaping The Future Of Work

I’ve written about the five trends shaping the future of work quite a bit and it’s actually how I start many of the keynotes I give at conference and events. However, I haven’t done a video about this topic so I wanted to fix that! Just to recap, the five trends are:<p><b>Globalization-</b> operating in a …

The Proven Dangers of Microwave Ovens

It’s easy, it’s fast, and it’s perfect for life on the go. The microwave oven has been a mainstay in the US for 30+ years, virtually transforming …

Microwaves

One of the coolest things about the Apple Watch may be a feature no one really talks about

It will be able to share your heartbeat, prompt you to stand up when you've been sitting all day, and, of course, show you the time in a bunch of different ways.<p>But, one of its most interesting capabilities is a somewhat minor one that's easily overlooked.<p>Apple's industrial design chief Jony Ive …

Smartwatches

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How Walmart's Pay Hike Puts Pressure on McDonald's

Lucy Nicholson—Reuters<p>David Goldman—AP<p>David Goldman—AP<p>David Goldman—AP<p>Paul Sancya—AP<p>J. Pat Carter—AP<p>Scott Olson—Getty Images<p>Parker Haeg—Demotix/Corbis<p>…

Superbug Outbreak Has Killed Two at UCLA Medical Center

When antibiotic-resistant bacteria run rampant, what should hospitals do to stop them?<p>This week, doctors at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center discovered that a contaminated medical tool had been spreading antibiotic-resistant bacteria to patients. The bacteria, known as …

Public Health

Exercise Doesn't Just Alleviate Depression Symptoms, It May Help Prevent Them

We know physical fitness can help alleviate symptoms of depression, but a new study suggests that exercise may prevent them from happening in the first place.<p>Researchers surveyed nearly 3,000 women between ages 42 to 52 to assess their fitness levels as well as their depression symptoms. They found …

Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

Engineering

Instead of the Income Gap We Should Be Talking About the Wealth Gap

And these 8 charts explain why.<p>Earlier this week, David Leonhardt of the Upshot summarized new work from economist Stephen J. Rose as follows: "Income inequality has not actually risen since the financial crisis began." That finding runs counter to conventional wisdom that the rich have gotten …

Income Inequality

Human DNA enlarges mouse brains

Researchers have increased the size of mouse brains by giving the rodents a piece of human DNA that controls gene activity. The work provides some of …

Biology

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Report Predicts 80 Million PS4s And 57 Million Xbox Ones Sold By 2019

Sony’s strong start in this era of the video game console wars is going to sustain them for a long, long time, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. By their count, the PS4 is set to continue outselling the Xbox One by about 40% through 2019, and persist in demolishing the Wii U, …

Nintendo Wii

Google Glass just couldn't handle the stress

No piece of consumer technology in recent memory was as divisive, hyped up and emblematic of a spooky dystopian future as Google Glass. The search company's wearable eyeglasses only ever left the secretive research labs of Mountain View, Calif., as a grossly overpriced prototype for early adopters. …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Careers