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The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Quantum Computing

The ‘fiduciary rule’ is a great victory for retirement savers

The Department of Labor’s revised “fiduciary rule” is a great victory for consumers. The rule is complicated but the goal is to make sure that those …

Retirement

Robinhood co-founder Baiju Bhatt to talk fighting the establishment at Disrupt NY

When an app wins an Apple Design Award and has hundreds of thousands of people on its waiting list, people are going to want to know how exactly the founders did it.<p>So, TechCrunch is excited to announce that Baiju Bhatt, cofounder of the popular commission-free stock trading app Robinhood, while be …

Startups

Intel Extreme Masters Shatters eSports Records

Intel just capped off its tenth year in eSports with its biggest event ever. The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) World Championship in Katowice, Poland …

ESL

Opinion: Big battery breakthroughs are coming, thanks to taxpayers’ investments

LONDON (Project Syndicate) — Discussions about building a green future tend to focus on the need to improve the generation of energy from renewable …

Innovation
Retirement

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

Cuba

An epic miscalculation on the price of a warplane is going to cost taxpayers $1.5 trillion

At a sticker price of $412 million per plane, the U.S. Air Force couldn't afford to buy a lot of F-22s.<p>So, to ensure it had a good quantity of fighter jets, as well as a few of good quality, the Air Force proposed a "high-low" solution.<p>On the high end, it would buy a handful of ultra-expensive …

Aviation

British Professor Gets Math's Top Prize for Proving a 350-Year-Old Theorem

British professor Sir Andrew Wiles was awarded mathematics’ most prestigious prize this week, for providing the proof to a theorem that had stymied …

Mathematics
India

The Average American in Retirement Has a Nest Egg Thats This Big

The life satisfaction of retirees includes much more than just their nest egg balance.<p>I spend half of my year with my wife and two-year old daughter in rural Costa Rica. We live and volunteer on a permaculture coffee farm. Our life there is a nice byproduct of being able to work via the …

Bizarre shape-shifting material invented by Harvard

A new wonder material invented by Harvard University can change shape, be stiff or flexible, and fold away completely<p>It is the ultimate dream for campers. A lightweight, flat-pack home which pops into perfect alignment after being plucked from a backpack.<p>Now engineers at Harvard University have …

Nanotech