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This Is What Santa Claus Actually Looked Like, According to Science

Turns out Father Christmas isn't exactly what you pictured.<p>Depending on what pop culture depiction you prefer, the Santa Claus you imagine probably looks a lot like the guy Coca-Cola created in 1931 with their iconic ad campaigns. Or, perhaps you picture him like Tim Allen.<p>But, thanks to Caroline …

Happy birthday to famed physicist and mathematician Isaac Newton, born on this day in 1642. In 1687, Newton published a remarkable discovery. He figured out that the same force that causes an apple to fall to the ground also keeps the Moon in Orbit around Earth. This description of gravity was considered scientific law until Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, published more than two centuries later. Newton had explained gravity as a force that instantaneously acts over a distance. The result is a pull between any two objects in the universe. This concept of gravity is most familiar today. Learn more about this topic.

Physics

A man who spent $650,000 to have lunch with Warren Buffett says it changed his life in 2 big ways

The highest bidder gets to bring up to seven people to dine with the steak-loving business magnate at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan.<p>In 2007, Mohnish Pabrai, managing partner of Pabrai Investments, and Guy Spier, author of "The Education of a Value Investor" and manager of Aquamarine …

Self-improvement

This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

Qatar Airways

6 poems to read on Christmas Day

Reading poetry on Christmas might not be a widespread tradition, but maybe it should be. With all the clamor of kids playing with their new toys, family members catching up with one another and basketball blaring on the TV, it's probably a good idea to reserve a little time to yourself.<p>If it's all …