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How Jennifer Lawrence went from farm girl to the highest-paid actress in Hollywood

At just 26, Lawrence raked in $46 million in the past year alone.<p>But the Oscar-winning "Hunger Games" star has come a long way since her first roles in "Monk" and "Garden Party" and humble beginnings in Louisville, Kentucky.<p>Let's look back at her meteoric rise from farm girl to Hollywood's top …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

Financial Services

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Is Stephen Hawking Right About Hostile Aliens?

E.T. was the perfect extraterrestrial: Cute, smart and — best of all — a perfect pacifist.<p>Unfortunately, scientists aren't so sure that an actual …

We Know China Has Ghost Cities, But Where Are They Hiding?

Built it and they didn't come.<p>That could be the motto for China's infamous "ghost cities" — vast housing complexes that were frantically erected over the past decade but remain largely uninhabited.<p>For years, the real estate market in China has been booming. Chinese laws allow city governments to …

Real Estate

The Dark Knight 3's Klaus Janson Tells Fans to Relax and Chill

The accalimed inker has a message for fans.<p>With DC Comics kicking off the third installment of Frank Miller’s Dark Knight saga next week with The …

This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you | Salon.com

Iran was once a secular democracy. You would not know this from contemporary discussions of the much demonized country in U.S. politics and media.<p>What happened to Iran's democracy? The U.S. overthrew it in 1953, with the help of the U.K. Why? For oil.<p>Mohammad Mosaddegh may be the most popular …

Political Science

Here's a peek at the incredibly detailed diary Heath Ledger kept to play the Joker in 'The Dark Knight'

Warner Bros via YouTube<p>The late Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing the Joker in "The Dark Knight" for good reason. His committed performance …

Telefónica will let an algorithm decide which startups to invest in

Entrepreneurship by the numbers<p>Computer programs have been an integral part of the venture capitalist's toolkit for a long time. Analyzing any company involves at least some measure of computational modeling, projection, or examination, though the ultimate decision has, until now, been usually …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Olio Model One: A Smartwatch More Rare than the Gold Apple Watch Edition

The gold versions of the Apple Watch may be rare and stocked only in select Apple Retail stores, but there is another smartwatch that is only available to a few well-connected owners: the Olio Model One smartwatch. The first batch of 1,000 Olio watches sold out quickly and now Olio is making a …

Gene Therapy Advance Thwarts Brain Cancer in Rats

NIBIB-funded researchers have designed a nanoparticle transport system for gene delivery that destroys deadly brain gliomas in a rat model, …

SDCC 2015: 'DC's Legends Of Tomorrow'

Marvel has dominated the entertainment world in the past decade with it’s MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), including blockbusters like the <i>Avengers</i> …

8 things you need to know about raising venture capital

If your startup is growing, at some point you will likely be seeking Venture Capital. Unlike angel investors, who typically write checks between 10K …

New understanding of keratin 17 protein could lead to development of better ways to prevent cancer

Cancer

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Pay launches in the UK today.</b> The payment system will let you pay for items using your iPhone or Apple Watch.<p><b>2. Reddit's chief engineer has left the company after two months.</b> She says that she has lost faith in the company's direction.<p><b>3. Apple's giant new iPad Pro may be coming in …

DC Comics' Comic-Con Roundup - In Perspective

Credit: DC Comics<p>DC Entertainment had plenty of news to share at this year's Comic-Con International at San Diego, thanks to series of new graphic …

Graphic Novels

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

It’s a lot easier to clean your water when you can do it using local materials.<p>Getting a drink of water in rural Kenya might mean a six-mile walk to a well. But a new kit for a DIY water filter makes it possible to cheaply purify polluted water from nearby sources instead.<p>Most water filters rely on …