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Huge Jupiter-like planet discovered by astronomers confounds theory of planetary development

A rare, massive planet that orbits a fast-spinning star has caused scientists to rethink current models of stars and solar systems.<p>The planet HIP …

Astronomy

The cutest solar farm ever is now live on the grid

Who knew clean energy could be this cute?<p>China connected a panda-shaped solar power plant to the grid last week.<p>The project was built by the …

Secret stash of Nazi toys, memorabilia found in Argentina

Among the slew of Nazi artifacts recently found in a house outside Buenos Aires, Argentina, perhaps the most notable were the toys.<p>Toys reportedly …

DNA Replication Has Been Filmed For The First Time, And It's Not What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in a world-first, researchers have recorded …

Trump’s solar border wall with Mexico could pay for itself — if you assume the best

Mexico was going to pay for the wall. Then the US would front the cost and figure out later how to get reimbursed by Mexico. Now, the sun will foot the bill.<p>US President Donald J. Trump told Republicans on June 6 that he envisions a 40 feet to 50 feet high wall encrusted with solar panels he called …

Solar Power

Who Is Daniel Richman, the Columbia Professor Who Leaked Comey’s Trump Memo?

Former FBI Director James Comey revealed Thursday how the private memos detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump became public after he was fired: He asked a "good friend" to leak them.<p>That confidant is Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman, friends of Richman confirmed to NBC News. …

Donald Trump

Russian bombers spotted off Alaskan coast twice in 24 hours

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were spotted flying about 41 miles off the coast of Alaska on Tuesday, just hours after two US F-22 fighter jets intercepted the same type of Russian aircraft in the area.<p>An E-3 surveillance aircraft was scrambled in response to the second sighting …

Military

Scientists Explain The Depressing Reason Why Pandas Are Black And White

They're unlike any other animal.<p>With its trademark patches of black and white fur, there's no mistaking the giant panda for any other bear.<p>Now …

A solar-powered greenhouse in a waterless desert, and a 100% autonomous bus

When we talk about climate change, two of the most pressing challenges that humanity faces are how will we feed ourselves when the weather gets crazy …

South Australia

These New Images From Stranger Things Season 2 are Puzzling

Still no sign of Barb.<p>Despite the fact we have to wait until Halloween for the new season of <i>Stranger Things</i> to drop on Netflix, the world is already piecing together what is in store for Will Byers and the gang.<p>In addition to some juicy plot details, Netflix has released five images from the second …

Will Byers

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

Ivanka Trump Slammed for Insensitive Gala Post Amid Protests Against Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

It's not a good look. <b>Ivanka Trump</b> was slammed via social media on Saturday, January 28, after posting a glamorous photo of herself and husband <b>Jared</b> …

Donald Trump

Scientists Can Turn CO2 Into Ethanol—And They Figured It Out By Accident

In October 2016, scientists accidentally turned carbon dioxide (CO2) into ethanol, a fuel. Whoops! This unexpected result could be huge in combatting …

Ethanol

Selena Gomez Reunites With ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ Costar David Henrie in Her First Instagram Story

It's a Disney reunion! <b>Selena Gomez</b> reunited with her former <i>Wizards of Waverly Place</i> costar <b>David Henrie</b> in her first Instagram Story on Saturday, …

The economist behind Universal Basic Income: Give all citizens UBI to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism'

He described a growing class of "precariat" workers, alienated by a western political agenda which had, since the 1970s, promoted market-led competition above job security. Real wages across the west had stalled for decades and "flexible" work was becoming the norm, leaving many millions around the …

Income Inequality

This Young Dad Created a Viral App That's Taking on the $710 Billion Nightlife Market

Dan Fennessy founded Party With a Local to bring people together for better nightlife experiences whether you're in Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, or New York City.<p>Dan Fennessy has had a crazy last couple of years: from growing up in tiny coastal Australian town, to working odd jobs, to persisting …

Viral

How to Get Rich, According to New Psychological Research

Wealth is a byproduct of this approach to life, new research suggests.<p>Here's a seemingly simple question for you: How does a person get rich?<p>While the answer might be complicated in the particulars, the basic outlines of accumulating wealth appear straightforward at first blush--you aim to make …

Psychology

DJI acquires majority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company

Last year DJI took a minority stake in Hasselblad, the iconic Swedish camera company. The companies also announced a partnership to work together on high-end camera drones that would combine DJI’s drone aerial technology with Hasselblad’s cameras.<p>Now Luminous Landscape has reported, and multiple …

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But …

Small Business

There's a big disagreement taking place at the Fed

Indeed, the most salient discord appeared to be between the view of Fed economists, or 'staffers' as they are known in the central bank's parlance, and sitting policymakers, the ones who actually make the call on rates. The latter, perhaps because of their more public role, seemed substantially …

Markets

How Sears Lined up $2 Billion in Much Needed Money in the Last 10 Days

Sears Holdings (shld) said on Thursday it had reached a deal to sell its popular Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker (swk), its latest …

Donald Trump

Evan Williams' Medium Lays Off 50 Employees, Changes Business Model

Founder and CEO says he plans to move away from ad-supported media<p>Internet publishing platform Medium is laying off 50 employees, closing two offices …

BMW just made a big move to take on Tesla and Google

The company said it will test 40 self-driving cars in the second half of 2017 through a partnership with Intel and Mobileye. The partnership, first announced in July, will allow the trio to collect data in order to release a production-ready, self-driving car in 2021.<p>But the most significant part …

Autonomous Vehicle

Medium can't make money from blogging, so it's cutting 50 jobs

When Ev Williams left Twitter to build Medium, it was with the intention of building "the best writing tool on the web." It's up to you to decide whether he succeeded, but it looks as if his efforts weren't enough to make the company a success. In a blog post, the CEO revealed that he's firing 50 …

The UK's National Health Service is testing out a medical chatbot as a non-emergency helpline

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is trialling a medical chatbot as an alternative to its non-emergency helpline. The app, made by UK startup Babylon, asks people questions about their illnesses in a chat window before giving them advice — whether they should go to a doctor, or if the problem …

Southwest Airlines Is Coming to Cincinnati

Frequent flyers from the Midwest have a reason to celebrate: Southwest Airlines is expected to announce it will be making stops at the …

More crab boats drop anchors amid West Coast price dispute

SEATTLE (AP) — Dungeness crab could be harder to come by if hundreds of fishing boats remain tied up at docks from California to Washington state by a dispute between crabbers and seafood processors over the price of the sought-after crustaceans.<p>Crab fleets that have been fishing in parts of Oregon …

Aquaculture

Scientists fired lasers at antimatter in an experiment that probes the deepest human question: why are we here?

Antimatter—the fictional power source in countless sci-fi stories—isn’t just a great source of energy; understanding it could tell us why we exist at all. That’s why a recent Nature paper outlining the results of an experiment at CERN with the antimatter version of hydrogen is so important to …

Physics