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What is Dark Matter?

Roughly 80 percent of the mass of the universe is made up of material that scientists cannot directly observe. Known as dark matter, this bizarre …

Stock Markets
Stock Markets

Obama's Proposed 68% Death Tax Would Be Highest In World

Like a scary movie trailer before his State of the Union address to a Republican controlled Congress, President Obama proposed $320 billion in tax hikes, throwing down a tax gauntlet. His signature ideas would make community college free, extend sick leave to working families, and more. Among the …

Finance

Let People Choose Their Own Drug Policies

Of course, this statement immediately calls for several caveats. Marijuana has been previously legalized for medical purposes around the country, …

Cannabis

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’ – Snowden

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students on Monday, telling them that mass surveillance can …

History In the Balance: Why Greece Must Repudiate Its 'Banker Bailout' Debts And Exit The Euro

Written by David Stockman<p>Tuesday February 3, 2015<p>Now and again history reaches an inflection point. Statesman and mere politicians, as the case may …

Europe

Football Transfer Window 2015 - The Big Moves

As the 2015 Transfer Window closes across Europe, we highlight the top 20 Premier League transfers that have taken place this past month.<p><b>In what turned out to be a relatively quiet transfer window, we've picked out the most important deals and loans that took place throughout January and early</b> …

Soccer

What Futurists Think Of HP’s Bold And Weird New PC

The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we’ve ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.<p>This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an …

Machine Perception

Greece denies 'standoff' over its debt but new plans sound the alarm in Europe

Greece’s newly appointed finance minister is on a European tour seeking to reassure international investors that Athens is not in a standoff with its European partners.<p>But he is being faced with varying degrees of support for any renegotiation of Greece’s debt burden. While the French were …

Metallic Orb Sent By Aliens, Suggests Scientist?

Tweet<p>Metallic orb could have been sent by aliens, suggests scientist<p>By Alejandro Rojas<br>openminds.tv<br>2-2-15<p>Scientists have found a tiny metal orb they …

Banish smartphones and computers from bedroom to get a good sleep, say scientists

A study teenagers found that those who used a computer in the hour before bedtime were nearly three times as likely to get less than five hours sleep<p>Health experts have warned for years watching television before bed is bad for sleep.<p>But now researchers say other gadgets like tablets, smartphones …

Nazi Auschwitz camp officer, 93, to face trial over 300,000 deaths

Oskar Groening, a former death camp officer, will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder<p>A 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp officer will go on trial in Germany in April charged with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, a court …

Proof Of Alien UFO Cover-up? NASA Accused Of Deleting Earth Orbiting UFO From Apollo Mission Space Photo

NASA has been under fire lately from UFO researchers, who are accusing the agency of attempting to prevent people from seeing evidence of UFOs in its …

Paranormal

Apple now selling SIM-free unlocked iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the US, from $649

As we reported yesterday, Apple is now selling contract-free iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in retail stores and online. Following historic pattern, the 16 GB base model iPhone 6 costs $649 with higher tiers costing $100 extra. The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $749.<p>Unlocked iPhones can be activated for use …

Greece vs Europe: who will blink first?

The eurozone stands on the brink of another crisis as Athens confronts Brussels and Berlin<p>There is a whiff of 1914 to the latest Balkan showdown. Everybody thinks everybody else is bluffing, all of them betting that a calamitous chain reaction will be averted.<p>In Germany, Der Spiegel reports that …

Childhood Guilt, Adult Depression?

New research shows differences in the brains of kids who show excessive guilty behavior, which may put them at risk for a host of mood disorders later in life.<p>Nicholas Thomas remembers a coat rack. "We were at a family gathering," Thomas said. "I think it was Christmas or something, and we were …

The Brain

FBI faces skepticism over claim that N. Korea hacked Sony

It's been a week since the U.S. government blamed North Korea for the cyber-attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment -- and many security experts still aren't convinced Kim Jong-un is the culprit.<p>The FBI's announcement, rather than settling the debate, has only fueled widespread speculation over …

Surprisingly smart crows ace card game - Futurity

Like humans and apes, crows can reason their way through a card-matching game. "What the crows have done is a phenomenal feat," says Ed Wasserman.