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There May Be a Smoking Gun in the Lawsuit that Accuses Banks of Rigging the Bond Market

Investors claiming that Wall Street banks manipulated the $14 trillion market for U.S. Treasury bonds to investors’ detriment may have found their …

This Secret Volcanic Pool in Hawaii Is a Thrill-seeker's Paradise

It's beautiful, but it can be dangerous.<p>You can bathe like a queen in this tide pool, if you’re brave enough to get there.<p>The Queen’s Bath, located …

KTM 790 Adventure R Prototype Unveiled at EICMA

Since the the turn of the century, the trend in adventure motorcycling has been all about growing in size. Though this trend continues, the Austrians …

"Quark Fusion" produces eight times more energy than nuclear fusion

Better Than Nuclear<p>To reduce the emissions fueling climate change and develop more efficient ways of generating energy, while focusing on the bottom …

pigmentation study

Scientists have discovered new genetic variations in some African populations that influence skin color and suggest our earliest ancestors may have …

One Bitcoin is now worth more than $5,000

It has happened: A single Bitcoin, the same digital cryptocoin that you could've bought for a couple of cents less than a decade ago, is now worth …

Tesla May Really Be Worth $80 Billion After 'Unprecedented' Surge in Sales

Shares of Tesla (TSLA) were rising nearly 1% in pre-market trading on Wednesday after investment firm Nomura initiated stock coverage on the electric …

Stock Markets

Citi: An oil supply squeeze is inevitable

It’s somewhat a tradition for oil analysts to produce a flurry of new forecasts after every sharp move in prices, and the latest rally in WTI and Brent is no exception.<p>In the last week we’ve seen one analyst predict prices of $80 per barrel, while a panel of several other analysts forecast a price …

How US gun culture compares with the world in five charts

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States. Home to liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the most mass shootings in the world.<p>America's unique relationship to gun ownership -- enshrined as a right in its constitution -- is also in the middle of an emotional and divisive debate about the meaning of the Second …

Guns

A 50-year Old House Remodeled Into A Contemporary And Sustainable Home

We’ve seen many old structures transformed into modern spaces yet none of them was designed so much care and preparation as Villa RR. this is a house …

After Hurricane Harvey, Texas County Rethinks Flood-Prevention Efforts

Houston area’s leaders weigh upgrades to projects and potentially billion-dollar bond issue for more<p>HOUSTON—Long before Hurricane Harvey hit in late August, government engineers were working on an array of projects designed to shield this flood-prone region from high water.<p>But the record-setting …

Hurricane Harvey

There's A Sustainable Energy Source You've Never Heard Of And It Could Power Most Of The USA

It could even be better than solar and wind.<p>By now we’re all familiar with the likes of solar and wind power as alternatives to using up …

Meet the 18 key figures in the FBI’s college basketball corruption probe, for now

Get caught up quickly on who’s involved in the sprawling investigation.<p>The FBI’s investigation into college basketball corruption has already turned up several big names, including assistant coaches at prominent programs and apparel company representatives. The charges brought by federal …

Why robot traders haven’t replaced all the humans at the New York Stock Exchange—yet

As in so many other industries, robots have been marching into Wall Street for years. That’s especially the case in stock trading, where algorithms now do the majority of buying and selling. Instead of a boisterous trading floor, these days many US equity transactions happen in a data center in …

Stock Markets

A federal decision threatens thousands of jobs in Texas' fast-growing solar industry

A trade decision out of Washington D.C. on Friday could derail Texas’ momentum as one of the nation’s fastest growing solar energy markets and …

The World's Longest Hiking Trail is Finally, Officially Open

Nearly one year ago, we couldn't contain our excitement about The Great Trail coming to Canada. Now, exactly 11 months later, it's finally and …

14 Chemical Reactions That Honestly Seem Like Magic

"Wow." –You in a minute.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Russian-connected hacker hit US power grid companies, researchers claim

A Russian government-linked hacker has infiltrated a dozen companies linked to the US power grid in recent months, a report from cybersecurity firm …

Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)

Best and worst celebrity beach bodies (okay mostly best)<p>It is very hard to find stars with bad bodies who frequent beaches. But we still try. Kind of.<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox News<p>http://www.foxnews.com/<p>Padma Lakshmi: Best<p>The "Top Chef" star celebrated National Bikini Day on Instagram by showing …

Trump's terrible start at crisis management

Managing crises is one of the most crucial jobs presidents are hired to do. How presidents handle the highest pressure situations they face defines not only their legacies but also effects the lives of millions. President Trump’s first two major crises — the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey and the …

Why Houston Will Never Be Able to Stop Flooding for Good

The scale of Hurricane Harvey is unprecedented in U.S. history: more than 50 inches of rain falling in less than a week inundating a city of more …

Explosions rock flood-crippled chemical plant near Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant …

Extreme Weather

Senator announces bipartisan health care hearing on Obamacare

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several Republican and Democrat lawmakers agree that Congress needs to prevent a collapse of the health insurance market, which could hurt millions of consumers -- and that concern has opened up some bipartisan dialogue.<p>Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, said the Senate health committee …

Health Care

Dangerously Addictive Painkiller Prescribed for Patients Who Shouldn't Have Received It, Says Whistleblower

It's called Subsys and it's a painkiller 100 times more powerful than morphine that was approved by the FDA for cancer patients whose agony can't be relieved by other narcotics alone.<p>But despite the fact that what's known as "breakthrough cancer pain" is uncommon, Insys Therapeutics — the …

TAG Heuer's newest luxury smartwatch lets you customize your $1,600 wrist candy

The TAG Heuer Connected was possibly the most luxurious, expensive smartwatch to launch on the Android Wear platform — so the iconic Swiss watchmaker …

Warren Buffett Is Winning A Million-Dollar Bet With This Investing Trick, And You Can Use It Too

For anyone still under the impression that the most successful investors rely on complicated, costly strategies, consider Warren Buffett and a $1 million bet he appears on track to win.<p>In 2007, Buffett took the challenge that an S&P 500 index fund would best a carefully chosen investment in hedge …

Warren Buffett shares how to get rich during turbulent times

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is known for smart bets and the Oracle of Omaha on Saturday used his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway …

Wind Pays More Than Oil in Lone Star State

By Steve Hargreaves and Courtney St. John<p>Two stories this week—both from Texas—illustrate the precarious nature of fossil fuel jobs and the economic …