Carl Varner

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Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

Why We Love Penguins

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Will music be free in the future?

As corporations and musicians look for new ways to get our attention – and our money - what does this mean for the fans? Greg Kot explains.<p>From Taylor Swift and U2 to Garth Brooks and Iggy Pop, there has been a lot of noise in recent weeks from artists and bands testing new business models, …

New Albums

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Nine of the best rain-inspired designs

Two unusual umbrellas were popular this week as the rainy season made itself felt across large swathes of the Northern Hemisphere, so we've collected …

The Sleek Flying Car of the Future is Here Now

A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking <i>AeroMobil 3.0</i>, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …

Flying Car

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Advice on advisers: What separates the great ones from the rest

First-time startup founders and entrepreneurs get their fair share of advice. While most advice can be taken with a grain of salt, I’m a huge believer in the importance and value of leaning on experienced advisers to help you build your company.<p>After recently joining the advisory board of Mobcrush, …

Trading Oil for Coal

Obama has dragged his feet on approving or rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, but it could be a good chit to trade for protecting new EPA regulations from the GOP Senate.<p>Rapid climate change sparks tornados and floods, battering the world and throwing Americans into a new era of fear.<p>That’s the …

Nissan recalls 52,000 vehicles for faulty air bags

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan announced Saturday that it is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.<p>The vehicles have air bag systems made by troubled Japanese supplier Takata Corp. The Nissan …

Money manager: 4% retirement rule is broken

If there is one thing that can capture the imagination of the public when it comes to money, it's a simple rule of thumb.<p>That has been part of the appeal of the so-called "4 percent rule"—an investment-income strategy that says as long as you withdraw no more than 4 percent of your initial …

Republican control of Congress could mean more military spending

With Republican majorities now assured in both houses of<p>Congress,Pentagonspending is likely to grow to cope with national security threats around the globe.<p>The White House announced Friday that it would request $5.6 billion in additional funds from Congress for airstrikes and other operations …

America's dual economy

How's the U.S. economy doing?<p>If you're a glass half-full type, it's easy to point to the fact that the economy is expanding again and unemployment is at a six year low. Gas is back under $3 a gallon, the stock market is at an all-time high and this year's job gains are on track to be the best since …