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Mynd: A Free Scheduling App That Is Way More Than A Calendar

Mynd breaks down your day into people, places, tasks, and locations.<p>Several months back, we looked at an iOS app called NeverLate. It wasn’t as beautiful as most calendars, but it was incredibly smart, with the ability to pull off stunts like checking the traffic and alerting you if you should …

Apps

Some fear realtor.com changes will dilute brand, standards

Now that the dust has settled after the National Association of Realtors board of directors approved changes to the operating agreement for its …

Number of the Week: Home Buyers Need to Reset Expectations

$197,361: The size mortgage that would result in a $1,000 monthly payment in July.<p>Home prices have been on a tear this year, but as mortgage rates move higher that breakneck pace is bound to slow.<p>Most buyers shop for homes based on their potential monthly payments, and the recent jump in interest …

Guest Post: Why Another Great Real Estate Crash Is Coming

<i>Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,</i><p>There are very few segments of the U.S. economy that are more heavily affected by interest …

Why It's Not A Good Idea To Buy Your Home In Cash

With interest rates still incredibly low, it's easy to make a profit on the spread between your monthly mortgage payment and the rent you can get for the home.<p>But this means you have to get a home loan, which probably means you'll be working with a bank. Right now, banks are not enjoying a very …

Real Estate

Higher Mortgage Rates Start Driving Home Buyers from Housing Market

As talk of the Federal Reserve pulling back on its quantitative easing program continues, the housing market is starting to show signs of stress, …

The real-estate ripple effect

Some areas of the world are still a bargain for buyers.<p>Almost six years after the US real estate bubble burst and set off a deep financial crisis, properties in some areas are rebounding to pre-recession levels. This could good news for non-US real estate markets, as well.<p>In May, average <b>US home</b> …

Real Estate

What To Expect From Housing In The Second Half Of 2013

The U.S. housing recovery continues to make gains. New home sales have surged 38% since last year, hitting a five-year high in June, according to the newest figures from the Commerce Department. And despite a monthly drop in activity, sales of previously owned homes remain 15% higher than last year …

Watch American Home Prices Go From Hot To Cold To Hot Again In 9 Years [GIF]

U.S. home prices are on the rise. This week, we learned from S&P/Case-Shiller that home prices jumped 12% year-over-year.<p>The New York Federal Reserve has released a map (actually using CoreLogic data, which shows the same rate) showing May year-over-year price gains for all major U.S. counties.<p>And …

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The 7 Things That Worry Buyers Most about the Buying/Selling Process

In the last year, we’ve entered a new world order in real estate, and homebuyers are facing a number of concerns as a result.<p>It’s a new world out …

All you need to know: June solstice 2018

The solstice happens this week. Longest day for the Northern Hemisphere. Shortest day for the Southern Hemisphere. Either way … a good time to …

Astronomy

Physicists Find New Particle, Look for Answers

Researchers say that they've discovered a new subatomic particle - one that appears to contain four quarks bound together. Physicist Sean M. Carroll describes the significance of the find, and talks about the ongoing effort in physics to explain why the universe is the way it is.<p>Transcript<p>IRA …

Kip Thorne: physicist studying time travel tapped for Hollywood film

If you could pass through a wormhole and fast-forward to November 2014, odds are many people will be talking about Kip Thorne and the possibility of …

Happy Supermoon! Celebrate lunar largeness as a planetary holiday

The biggest, brightest full moon of the year shines in the sky this weekend, which makes this the perfect time to take in the wonders of the night sky — whether or not you're swept up in the "supermoon" hype.<p>Some say the supermoon ranks as "one of the biggest celestial events of the year." …

The fast winds of Venus are getting faster

Since the 1960s, we’ve known the winds of Venus “super-rotate,” or blow faster than the planet rotates. Now a spacecraft has found Venus’ winds are …

Excerpt From '2312'

2312 is available on Amazon.<p>Prologue<p>The sun is always just about to rise. Mercury rotates so slowly that you can walk fast enough over its rocky surface to stay ahead of the dawn; and so many people do. Many have made this a way of life. They walk roughly westward, staying always ahead of the …

A microphone that listens with light

A sensor developed in Norway gives microphones hyper-acute hearing and a sense of direction.<p>A sensor developed by scientists at SINTEF’s MiNaLab will …

Human Genes Not Patentable, Supreme Court Says

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that the mere act of isolating a DNA sequence does not make human genes patentable. Mary-Claire King, who helped discover the breast cancer gene at the center of the court dispute, discusses the ruling and its implications for genetics.<p>Transcript<p>IRA FLATOW, …

Video: How black holes emit x-rays

At team of astrophysicists says it has shown, for the first time, that high-energy light emission is not only possible, but inevitable when gas is …

This is your brain on fatherhood: Dads experience hormonal changes too, research shows

The trick to fatherhood has a lot to do with the brain — and how close a dad gets to his kids. At least that's the message from a mounting pile of research into the neurological and hormonal cues that translate into fatherly nurturing. And what better time to keep that message in mind than on …

Opportunity to see Venus in daytime on October 7 and 8

October 7 and 8, 2013 present two chances for seeing Venus in daylight, because the moon appears near this planet.<p>Have you ever seen the moon in a …