Dominic Wilkes

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U.S. Companies Can't Find Good Human Workers so Own These 14 Tech Stocks

It's hard to find good talent, especially when unemployment continues to trend lower as it has in 2017.<p>Indeed, that old adage plays right into a …

Corporate Bitcoin Salaries Are Now a Thing (Sort Of) | Inc.com

What if your paycheck for this December could be worth more than ten times its face amount next December? That's the scenario that many employees of Japan's GMO Internet Group who opt to be paid in Bitcoin will no doubt be hoping for when taking payment in the cryptocurrency becomes an option …

Cryptocurrency

The 9 Most Insane Sex Diaries of 2017

Every Sunday night, the Cut posts a new sex diary — anonymous accounts from city dwellers about a week in their sex lives. The results are funny and …

Stop using toothpicks to clean your teeth — here's what you should use instead

The toothpick is the oldest dental cleaning tool around. Fossils of 7,500-year-old teeth indicate that humans were using wooden sticks to clean their teeth well before the advent of toothbrushes. But today, there are better, safer options for removing pesky plaque and bacteria. Dentist and …

Meet the World's Oldest Vertebrate, an Elusive 512-Year-Old Greenland Shark

And it's not the only one of its kind.<p>For over 50 years, explorers of the dark waters of the North Atlantic have been aware of the existence of a …

FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A

FreightHub, a Berlin and Hamburg-based startup that claims to be Europe’s first fully digital freight forwarder, has raised a $20 million Series A round, just 1.5 years since launch. The round is led by VC firm Northzone, with participation from existing investors. The latter includes Rocket …

An AI That Makes Fake Videos May Facilitate The End of 'Reality' as We Know It

What are we going to trust?<p>Anyone worried about the ability of artificial intelligences (AI) to mimic reality is likely to be concerned by Nvidia's …

Insider Q&A: PayPal founder talks digital payments, bitcoin

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Max Levchin helped introduce the masses to the concept of a digital wallet when he co-founded PayPal in the late 1990s.These …

Bitcoin

3 Things to Know About Bitcoin Futures Trading Before Prices Hit $25,000

It's game time for bitcoin fans.<p>Bitcoin futures will begin trading at 6:00 p.m. EST today on the Cboe. Anticipation for the Cboe debut, followed by …

New Evidence Is Forcing Scientists to Rewrite The History of Human Migration 'Out of Africa'

We may find our answer in Australasia.<p>Where did we humans come from?<p>Some 40 or so years ago, our origins seemed quite straightforward.<p>But now we see …

Zelda expansion, Death Stranding and other titles hyped at The Game Awards

The Game Awards, an event that’s exactly what it sounds like, took place shortly ago and, like any gaming event, it was shot through with trailers and announcements. What’s the biggest announcement, you ask? It’s probably a tie between the sudden release of a new expansion for <i>Zelda: Breath of the</i> …

Did Religions Arise From Our Misunderstanding of Human Consciousness?

Humans have been claiming to hear the voice of God for eons, but one psychologist's controversial theory disputes whether we ever heard it at all. …

33 Unique and Stylish Gifts For Men — All From Urban Outfitters

Shopping for the guy in your life is not always an easy feat, but this year, we made it easy by rounding up a list of cool and unique gifts for every man you know. Whether you're looking for your brother, dad, friend, boyfriend, or coworker, you'll want to check out these hot picks. We looked to …

In South Korea, the Virtual Currency Boom Hits Home

SEOUL, South Korea — Choi Whal-soo has been through the wringer of speculative bubbles.<p>After selling his real estate agency near Seoul, he invested in South Korean stocks and then watched them plummet in value after the Asian financial crisis of 1997. He tried to recover, continuing to play the …

Cryptocurrency

Neil deGrasse Tyson called out flat-earthers — here's what would happen if the Earth were actually flat

Neil deGrasse Tyson recently called out flat-earthers in one tweet:<p>It's not just lunar eclipses that would look different if Earth were actually flat. Sports, plants, and even the oceans would be radically different. With help from Caleb Scharf — author of "The Zoomable Universe" and director of …

Here's Why You Really Shouldn't Clean The Wax From Your Ears

Step away from the Q-tips.<p>Earwax can feel a lot like the stuff inside pimples: It's gross, and cleaning it out feels satisfying. Even watching other …

'Smart' fabric could turn your clothes into wearable keycards

Are door keys about to go the way of the Dodo?<p>From keycards to touchpads, scientists have developed all sorts of alternatives to conventional metal keys. Now researchers at the University of Washington have developed a “smart” fabric that they say can be used to create clothing programmed with the …

University of Washington

The Complicated Legacy Of A Panda Who Was Really Good At Sex

Karen Wille saw her panda friend for the last time in July 2016. He was in bad shape. He was skinny. His once-sleek black-and-white fur had dulled. …

Autonomous Warship Fleets Will Soon Haul Giant Guns Across the Oceans

If you saw Boston Dynamics’ latest robot and the tricks it could do, you may have finally accepted that robots are poised to take over life as we …

Ancient glue offers new insight into what may be Jesus' tomb

JERUSALEM — New archaeological tests have confirmed that the site many Christians believe to be the tomb of Jesus Christ dates back 1,700 years to A.D. 325, the same era when the Romans first identified the place as holy.<p>With invasions, fires and even earthquakes occurring at Jerusalem's Church of …

Archaeology

It's Too Late to Buy Bitcoin

OK, so your brother-in-law ruined your Thanksgiving by boasting about how rich he's getting on his bitcoin holdings.<p>And now you've read up on …

Justice League cinematographer and sound editor on bringing Zack Snyder's original vision to life

If you saw <i>Justice League</i>, and sat around waiting for the post-credits scenes, you know it takes a village to pull off such a super-heroic effort. A …

Can You Find the Perfectly-Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden On This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a …

Here's What You Need to Know About That Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe

Russia has confirmed it's real.<p>After weeks of silence and denials, Russia has confirmed that it too has detected evidence of a mysterious radiation …

Rare 400-Year-Old Map Traces Indigenous Roots in Mexico

A rare, indigenous-made map of Mexico from the era of the Nahuatl people's first contact with Europeans is now in the collection of the U.S. Library …

Fireball lights up skies over Japan

Weather cameras and mobile phones captured the moment when a fireball lit up the night skies across Japan.<p>Witnesses report seeing a soundless bright light falling, like a shooting star, illuminating the sky for a few seconds with a greenish glow.<p>An Associate Professor at the National Astronomical …

Here's what happens to your brain and body when you go vegan

Thinking about skipping out on meat and dairy? Going vegan is becoming increasingly more common, but is it actually good for you? Following is a transcript of the video.<p>What happens to your body when you go vegan?<p>Thinking of making the jump to a vegan diet? You're not alone.<p>In your first few weeks, …

20 Little-Known Facts About Anastasia on the Movie's 20th Anniversary

If you grew up in the '90s, there's a good chance <b>Anastasia</b> is one of your favorite animated movies. It might not be a product of the Mouse House, but Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia might as well be up there with iconic Disney princesses like Cinderella, Belle, and Ariel. In honor of …

New Analysis Says We Were Wrong About What Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

So many lives lost.<p>In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its …

Energy

Where You Can Legally Smoke Weed in the USA, Mapped

Earlier this week, we published an article on how a pop-up weed dinner is coming to a city where, technically, it's illegal to consume or sell weed …