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The Six Worst Retirement Investing Mistakes To Avoid

When it comes to managing our retirement funds, many of us suffer from perpetual insanity.<p>That’s not to say we’re crazy, although some investors may be when they take stock tips from television gurus or from brothers-in-law.<p>I’m referring to Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same …

Visible Only From Above, Mystifying 'Nazca Lines' Discovered in Mideast

They stretch from Syria to Saudi Arabia, can be seen from the air but not the ground, and are virtually unknown to the public.<p>They are the Middle …

Solar stocks soar 32% as Chinese documentary goes viral

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—One popular way to bet on solar stocks, the Guggenheim Solar ETF TAN, -0.89% is up 11% this week, helped by factors that …

Stock Markets

A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World’s First Vertical Farms

A unique conveyer belt design allows the three-story greenhouse to be efficient and sustainable, providing jobs and fresh produce to the Jackson community.<p>Jackson, Wyoming, is an unlikely place for urban farming: At an altitude over a mile high, with snow that can last until May, the growing season …

Coming Together: First Solar, SunPower And A Yieldco

They weren’t in love with the idea, but apparently they can’t say no anymore. First Solar and SunPower, long rivals in developing and selling solar panels and power plants, said Monday they plan to jointly form a yieldco, which is becoming a popular tool for renewable energy companies to raise …

Iceland raises Bardarbunga volcano alert to orange

<b>The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, with signs of "ongoing magma movement", Iceland's meteorological office says.</b><p>The risk level to the aviation industry has been raised to orange, the second-highest level, the met office said.<p>Any eruption could potentially lead …

Geology

One Of The Oddest Fossils Ever Found Is Finally Linked To Living Animals

A fossil considered one of the oddest ever found may finally have its proper place in evolutionary history. New research conducted at the University of Cambridge in England links the weird legged worm known as Hallucigenia to modern velvet worms, wormlike animals that live in tropical forests.<p>The …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

Did you feel that? USGS releases new earthquake hazard map

The U.S. Geological Survey released new earthquake hazard maps for the nation on Thursday, expanding seismic risk areas along the East Coast and in California, among other areas.<p>The maps and supporting documentation are used by municipal planners, insurers and emergency response agencies and are …

Rover images hint at a warm and wet Mars

Images from the Mars rover Curiosity show ancient fossilized Earth-like soils that suggest the possibility of microbial life.<p>The data and images …

Planetary Habitability

Rogue Geoengineering Project May Have Increased Salmon Numbers

The salmon population in an area dosed with iron has doubled.<p>California businessman Russ George made headlines in 2012 when he, in cooperation with a group from a Native Canadian community, dumped more than 100 tons of iron sulfate into the Pacific, some 200 miles off shore. The iron then triggered …

Q&A: Inside the World's Largest Indoor Farm

A Japanese company's futuristic approach to farming could revolutionize how we grow our food.<p>An abandoned Sony factory in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, has been transformed into what could very well be the farm of the future.<p>Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist and CEO of Mirai, has constructed …

Experts map deep magma reservoir below Washington's Mt. Rainier | Reuters

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Experts have mapped a huge magma reservoir below Mount Rainier in Washington state that begins melting deep in the Earth’s mantle before pushing upwards to where it will eventually be tapped for eruption.<p>Researchers from the United States and Norway used seismic imaging and the …

People with high IQs really DO see the world differently: Researchers find they process sensory information differently

• Experts found that a high IQ brain was better able to block out larger or more irrelevant images when focussing on a small moving object<br>• But …

The bend in the Appalachian mountain chain is finally explained

The 1500 mile Appalachian mountain chain runs along a nearly straight line from Alabama to Newfoundland—except for a curious bend in Pennsylvania and …

Is our universe a bubble?

The multiverse hypothesis – the idea that there are other universes – can be tested, scientists say.<p>Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the …

Dark Matter