John Papis

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Mystery ‘alien’ radio signal picked up in space

Radio waves in space could be evaporating black holes, alien communication or merging neutron stars<p>A mysterious radio signal which may have come from a black hole, a neutron star or even an alien civilisation, has been picked up by astronomers.<p>Fast radio bursts, which last only milliseconds, are …

Universe

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

What Is The US Dollar Index?

The US Dollar Index is a measure of the value of the United States Dollar relative to a basket of foreign currencies. It began at an arbitrary 100.000 in March of 1973. Since then it has been as high as 164.72 (February 1985) and as low as 70.698 (March 2008).<p>It is a weighted measure using the …

Trading

How to Use the P/E Ratio

"Don't buy that stock," you may hear at a cocktail party. "The P/E ratio is too high."<p>It might be. It might not be. A stock's price-to-earnings ratio -- or P/E -- is the most common measuring stick used to gauge an investment's valuation. It's certainly a valuable metric, but like a cleaver in the …

Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Fixing the ‘problem’ of ageing is the mission of Silicon Valley, where billions is pouring into biotech firms working to ‘hack the code’ of life – despite concerns about the social implications<p>In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope …

Peter Thiel

10 Beautiful Places You've Never Seen

Brush up your bucket list—you simply won't BELIEVE these gorgeous, globe-spanning must-sees! But the most unbelievable thing of all may be that, …