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After the age of dinosaurs came the age of ant farmers - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A group of South American ants has farmed fungi since shortly after the dinosaurs died out, according to an international research team including …

How Chelsea, Real Madrid and Southampton rule the transfer market

Despite having vastly differing resources, football clubs share one common goal when it comes to the transfer market: maximising the return on their …

Why Lionel Messi's "Retirement" Is Probably Just A Threat

It might have been merely frustration: Three straight years of making international finals, three straight finals losses in extra time or on …

Soccer

This six-minute short film plunges you into an augmented reality hellscape

"What if advertising, but too much?" That's often the formula for short films about augmented reality. (Thanks to <i>The Verge</i>'s VR expert Adi Robertson for that one-liner.) But this new entry into the genre from artist Keiichi Matsuda still feels compelling, not least because the visuals are so …

Third Parties Eager to Disrupt the Presidential Race and the Two-Party System

The major parties have reasons to be worried this year, especially the fracturing Republicans. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)<p>Third-party …

Government

Forget Trump’s wall, Mexico and the US are plotting a joint 2026 World Cup bid

It’s a nightmare come true for Donald Trump’s supporters: A joint US-Mexican plot to bring hundreds of foreigners across the border for a global tournament of an “un-American” sport.<p>But news of a shared bid to host the 2026 World Cup underscores just how much Trump’s movement—and his push to build …

South America

The Dangers of the Ever More Powerful Presidency

In his book “The Decline and Fall of the American Republic,” Bruce Ackerman writes that the power of the American Presidency today vastly exceeds what the founders had in mind and, as a result, is “a serious threat to our constitutional tradition.” With the office’s current powers, “perhaps we will …

Trump Says If Economy Crashes "Can Make A Deal", "Will Renegotiate Debt"

Calling himself 'the king of debt' in his business dealings, Donald Trump warned correctly this morning that the national debt would be troublesome …

10 Things You Should Do Before You Start Investing

People often get excited about the possibility of getting a nice return on their money through investing, so as soon as they have a little bit of …

These 6 charts explain the world's looming demographic crisis

Those changes will broaden the scope of our study of economics and investing; they will alter our understanding of sociology; and they will radically affect politics and governments.<p>Precisely what these changes will be is difficult to discern and predicting them requires some guesswork, but the one …

This guy thinks banks are STILL too big to fail. And he's not Bernie Sanders

"I continue to think that the largest banks in the country are too big to fail."<p>That might sound like a Bernie Sanders sound bite, but it's actually from a speech that the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president gave Monday.<p>Nearly eight years after the financial crisis shocked the global …

Bernie Sanders

Plunging 41 storeys and hitting 150mph in just 4.9 seconds: The ultimate rides and roller coasters revealed

• <b>Formula Rossa at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi, reaches speeds of 150mph</b>• <b><br>X2 in California sends riders down a steep drop head first - on their backs</b>• <b><br>Mako at</b> …

Trains

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

Teaching

We’re closer to a future where we can 3D print anything

We were promised sneakers and dinner at the push of a button, and instead we got tchotchkes.<p>3D printing has not yet lived up to the hype heaped upon it, which we can mostly chalk up to the technical challenge of consistently printing multiple materials, and in multiple colors at once. But …

3D Printing

30 Frugal Living Tips

30 Frugal Living Tips: Small Changes That Result in Big Savings<p>Shares 888<p>People all over the globe are struggling right now to put food on the table …

Andy Hall Thinks Oil Doubles, $100 Possible

As we discussed yesterday, the jobs number today came and went without much of a market impact. Stocks went lower, then higher. RateS went lower, then higher, then lower. The dollar was mixed. As we said, the job creation has been steadily good. But the quality of jobs, the ability of workers to …

Stock Markets

These bizarre floating solar panels are solving 3 critical problems

These bizarre-looking floating solar panels are the solution to quite a few little-known energy problems.<p>They can keep the water from evaporating, …

Solar Panels

Can You Have Too Many Credit Cards?

You want enough credit cards to give you flexibility and security, and to help you build your credit score. But pay them all off each month.<p><b>Q: How</b> …

Meet Donald Trump's Proud Bullies, Goons, And Thugs

The billionaire's top henchman has come under fire for hurling outrageous comments and threats at a reporter. Here's why everyone in Trump's entourage is so ridiculous.<p>When Donald Trump's longtime political adviser and attorney was asked by the <i>Daily Beast</i> Monday to comment on a potentially …

Donald Trump

Will capitalism survive the robot revolution?

Economic experts are trying to figure out a question that just two decades ago seemed ridiculous: If 90 percent of human jobs are replaced by robots in the next 50 years — something now considered plausible — is capitalism still the ideal economic system to champion? No one is certain about the …

New York's governor just slammed the state of a nuclear power plant 40 miles from Manhattan

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasted the troubling conditions at the Indian Point Energy Center on Tuesday evening, announcing in a statement that hundreds of faulty bolts were found within one of its reactors.<p>The nuclear power plant poses no immediate danger to public health and safety, but the …

Energy

4 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Investing in Real Estate

Remember when you first caught the real estate bug? I do, and I remember being really excited. I remember thinking that all of my worries would soon …

Real Estate

Scientists have identified the minimum set of genes needed for life

In a paper published in Science on March 25, the researchers, headed by genomics pioneer J. Craig Venter, reported that their cell survived and reproduced with only 473 genes, which is the smallest genome of any organism found in nature.<p>The human genome, in comparison, has between 19,000 and 25,000 …

There was a secret meeting at the G20 to 'take down' the dollar

The term "Shanghaied" refers to the 19th-century practice of sailors forced to serve against their will on vessels bound for Shanghai and other ports in China. Victims were often from West Coast port cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tactics used included kidnapping, beatings and …

How to Slash Your Electric Bill by $1,500 a Year in 3 Simple Steps

8 Crucial Money Mistakes That Renters Make

Did you have a New Year's resolution to make this the year you'd finally get your budget-conscious self together and really start saving?<p>So how's that going for you?<p>You can tell us -- we won't judge. After all, people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. (Who are we kidding? We don't have glass …

How to Program Your Mind to Stop Buying Crap You Don’t Need

We all buy things from time to time that we don't really need. It's okay to appeal to your wants every once in a while, as long as you're in control. …

Personal Finance