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12 things successful people don't waste their money on

People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But, most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth through savvy spending and smart saving …

Personal Finance

14 Things You Never Knew About Guillermo del Toro's 'Pan's Labyrinth'

With "The Shape of Water" poised to become an awards-season favorite, it's worth looking back at the last time Guillermo del Toro was on this turf: during the run of 2006's "Pan's Labyrinth."<p>Like "Water," "Labyrinth" was an original del Toro fantasy, set against the backdrop of traumatic recent …

Construction

Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto is none other than Elon Musk, says former SpaceX intern

Did Elon Musk create Bitcoin? A former SpaceX intern has provided multiple arguments to support this theory.<p>Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk — one of …

The US and Russia are fighting over the extradition of this hacking mastermind

<b>(CNN) —</b> A young Russian alleged to have masterminded a massive hacking of social networks including LinkedIn and Dropbox is now at the center of an extradition struggle between the United States and Russia.<p>Yevgeniy Nikulin was detained in October 2016, in the Czech Republic capital of Prague, after …

Human Rights

You could potentially make $40K off your car

Imagine that you’re buying a $40,000 car.<p>Now imagine a world in which you could negotiate the sale of all the data generated by its five sensors: …

What you need to know about occipital neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia is the term for a headache that starts in the upper neck or back of the head and spreads or radiates behind the eyes, forehead, …

Scientists Have Created a Synthetic Molecule That Could Be The Key to Ending Antibiotic Resistance

"I wouldn't say I feel safe, but it's clear we're making progress."<p>Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, which includes both common bugs and so-called …

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

Which Is Worse For Your Health, Weed or Alcohol? Science Weighs In

There's a winner, but we need more research.<p>Which is worse for you: weed or whiskey?<p>It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be …

Cannabis

How guns move across state lines

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced more than 211,000 guns back to their original point of purchase on behalf of law …

Guns

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool

Palo Alto, California<p>Most parents do not have to be convinced that early literacy is important. Reading, singing, and talking to children before they can read themselves helps pave the way for curiosity, empathy and, hopefully, a lifelong love of reading.<p>But what about math? Deborah Stipek, a …

Education

On the USMC's 242nd Birthday — Here Are 10 Legendary US Marines

The U.S. Marine Corps is 242 years old on Friday, the day Veterans Day officially is observed this year.<p>The following is a list of 10 legendary …

Military

Aaron Hernandez Suffered The Most Severe CTE Ever Found in a Person His Age

"We've never seen this."

Aaron Hernandez

This Russian woman’s psychic powers ignited a paranormal arms race between the U.S. and the USSR

Nina Kulagina put the ESP in espionage<p>On March 10, 1970, Nina Kulagina, a housewife and former member of the Red Army tank regiment, stopped a frog’s …

Skyworks Stock Is Falling to Levels Worth Scooping Up

Look out below! Shares of Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) are struggling Tuesday, down about 6.7% to $108 in early trading.<p>The stock's fall comes despite …

Eerie footage shows what Fukushima looks like 6 years after the nuclear fallout

Two men are out to explore the abandoned, hidden, and forgotten parts of the world. They document their adventures on YouTube at "Explore the Unbeaten Path." Their latest adventure? A Fukushima ghost town.<p>They have released three videos of their time in Fukushima. You can watch their original …

Fukushima

Germany’s Central Bank Funds Investigation Into Its Nazi Ties

Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, has announced it will fund a four-year, independent investigation into its activities during the Nazi era. …

Jasper Maskelyne, The Magician Who Defeated Hitler’s Armies During World War II

Jasper Maskelyne was never thought to be much of a soldier. His prime occupation before the war had been carrying forward his family's legacy. They …

Suez Canal

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Sri Lanka

We may finally understand the speed of gravity

Advent of Astronomy<p>The ability to detect gravitational waves is rapidly propelling us into a new era of both astronomy and physics. New instruments …

Here's Every Great Movie Reference From Stranger Things 2

From the easy Ghostbusters nods to the Vonnegut Easter Egg you probably missed.<p>There are a number of ways fans can enjoy <i>Stranger Things</i>. For some—possibly younger fans—it's just a fun sci-fi show with some cool kids and big budget action. But for a lot of older fans, it's a trip into the past with …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

3 smart strategies geniuses like Albert Einstein and Elon Musk use to learn anything faster

In a world that includes the theory of relativity, the plays of Shakespeare, and a worldwide web of instantly connected supercomputers, it's not difficult to come up with people who might have the authority to talk about how to learn hard things quickly.<p>Thankfully, the geniuses behind just these …

Genius

Stargazers find twenty new Earth-like planets that could host life

Stargazers have discovered 20 worlds "hiding in plain sight" which they believe could be habitable.<p>Analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope revealed a list of planets that orbit stars like our own sun.<p>Each potential new world comes with varying orbit times, including one that takes the …

Universe

13 Bizarre Mythical Monsters to Haunt Your Halloween

Photo Credit: Utagawa Kuniyoshi<p>Slide 1 of 27<p>Night terrors<p>Traditional Halloween creatures — vampires, werewolves and killer clowns — may give you the …

E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons

If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons?<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. Oh, also, subscribe to</i> Popular Science <i>on YouTube.</i><p><b>President:</b> "Suppose I gave you a chance …

Physics

Long-lost art of a vanished civilization revealed by British archaeologists on uninhabited island in Caribbean

Before the Spanish conquest of the islands of the Caribbean, the region's major indigenous people was a culture known as the Tainos.<p>British and …

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Universe

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