Warren Melton

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The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

The 7 Best Meditation Apps to Download in the New Year

Relaxation is probably the first thing on your mind after the flurry and hurry of the holiday season. It may be the most wonderful and festive time …

How Blockchain Technology Can Reinvent The Power Grid

A power pole collapses at 8 p.m. on a hot night in the remote outback of Australia. This is a problem for William and Olivia Munroe, who raise sheep …

I joined a secret society and loved it, but now it's just another failed startup

I never took full advantage of my membership the way I should have. And now, I never will, because the Latitude Society officially closed its doors forever this month.<p>The Latitude Society was, when you really get down to it, a game — a game that was the main product of a startup called Nonchalance. …

Donald Trump is right: America's real unemployment rate is 40%

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is not predicated on the candidate’s mastery of or allegiance to facts.<p>His views on things like immigration or …

Nine massive banks just teamed up to take the technology behind bitcoin mainstream

Barclays, BBVA, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, State Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, and UBS have all formed a partnership to draw up industry standards and protocols for using the blockchain in banking.<p>The partnership is being led by R3, a startup with offices in New York …

Exactly What Kind Of Socialist Is Bernie Sanders?

More Americans say they would vote for a Muslim or an atheist for president than they would for a socialist, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Yet "socialist" is now how Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has described himself throughout his career.<p>Sanders has not run from the term, even as he surges in …

Global markets hit panic button after the "Great Fall of China"

Sell everything. Now.<p>That seems to be the watchword of pretty much every financial market in the world Monday after what wags dubbed “The Great Fall …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Your salary shouldn’t be your only source of income

Millions of words are written everyday about personal finance. Most of these are sensible, but lack the psychological and behavioral aspects that help people break bad financial habits. In the meantime, the advertising world bombards you with great ways to separate you from your money, by blurring …

How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.<p>Psychedelic connoisseurs are usually well versed in "set and setting," or the the idea that both your state of mind, beliefs, and …

It's time for Germany to leave the eurozone

In proposing that Greece could be better off outside the euro, the irascible 72-year-old crossed a political rubicon: He confirmed that the single currency was "reversible" after all.<p>But with Schaeuble having broken the euro's biggest taboo, commentators have now suggested that it should be …

Greek debt crisis: reforms will fail, says ex-finance minister Yanis Varoufakis

Economic reforms imposed on Greece by creditors are going to fail, according to the country’s outspoken former finance minister.<p>Yanis Varoufakis told the BBC that Greece was subject to a programme that will “go down in history as the greatest disaster of macroeconomic management ever”.<p>Now a deal …

Europe

Greek PM hints he'll quit if people back bailout offer

Alexis Tsipras could quit as Greek prime minister if the country votes for a bailout proposal he rejected.<p>European leaders made clear they could yet save Greece from economic chaos, but there would need to be a political earthquake in Athens first.<p>A resignation by Tsipras could be such a big event. …

The recent bitcoin bump is not from Greece

The value of the digital currency bitcoin is rising just as faith in Greece’s financial system is falling. The timing has led some to speculate that …

The euro does not have a problem... it is the problem

Europe’s leaders must face the truth that the single currency now poses fundamental threat to global financial stability<p>There will be a temptation to gloat over the Greek crisis over the next week and a queue of people waiting to say “I told you so”. Both would be unwise.<p>Whether Greece exits the …

Europe

Surgeon promising first human head transplant makes pitch to US doctors

On Friday afternoon at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland, with the volunteer for the first human head transplant by his side, Dr Sergio Canavero made a bid to recruit surgeons willing to help him perform the procedure from an audience of fellow doctors at the annual meeting of the American …

Physiology

The Minecraft Farlands: One Man's Quest to Reach the End of World

<b>A quest to the edge of an endless world can feel like an eternal glitch.</b><p>The YouTuber Kurt J. Mac is currently on an impossible mission. He is trying …

Oculus Previews “Oculus Touch” Handheld Motion-Tracking Haptic Controllers

Oculus wants to go beyond the Xbox One controller shipping with the Rift, so today it showed off the prototype of Oculus Touch, a set of handheld motion controllers that let you see your hands in virtual reality. Known as the “Half Moon” prototype, they’ll let you pick up objects, fire a gun, or …

Fed tantrum sets off biggest exodus from emerging markets since 2008

A gathering boom in the US brings forward the long-feared moment of Fed tightening, setting off dollar fears and a rush for the exits from emerging markets<p>Investors are withdrawing money from emerging markets at the fastest rate since the global financial crisis, raising the risk of a ‘sudden stop’ …

How the next few weeks could determine the fate of Obama’s legacy

June is shaping up as a time of reckoning for President Obama — and his legacy.<p>Over the next three weeks, he could record significant wins on three of his most ambitious initiatives. Or have each of them blow up in his face.<p>And those outcomes are largely outside of the president’s control.<p>On …

Affordable Care Act

SpaceX records fall to Earth with a GoPro

When you drop a GoPro from space, two pretty obvious things happen.<p>One is that the camera gradually descends back to Earth, turning and twisting …

Reddit's mysterious button experiment is over

After two months, and more than a million clicks, the weirdest social experiment on the internet is over: Reddit’s Button has hit zero.<p>And it ended, not with a bang, but a whimper: hiding behind the end of the countdown was nothing more than a simple message reading: “The experiment is over.” Even …

Internet

Here's the Real Bubble We Should Be Worrying About

While people in Silicon Valley have been arguing over whether we’re seeing another tech bubble–a debate that has been burning for the past ten …

HidrateMe Is A Connected Water Bottle That Will Glow When You Need To Take A Sip

HidrateMe aims to help you fill up on your H20 with a sensor that monitors your intake and syncs that information up with an app on your smartphone. Should you need more water than you are ingesting, the bottle will glow.<p>The bottle is also doing exceptionally well on Kickstarter right now. The …

How your eyes betray your thoughts

A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain<p>According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, …

The Brain

More than 10,000 websites are blocking Congress from accessing them in protest

Participants have embedded a small snippet of code into their websites that recognizes when a computer is attempting to access the websites from an IP address associated with Congress. Those who are flagged by the code are redirected to a protest page plastered with the words "Congress: this is a …

Flying too high

IF YOU were a Chinese worker you could have spent the past year toiling to earn a living. Or you could have bought some shares and sat on the sofa …

You think you know water, but you don't. And if it wasn't so odd, you wouldn't be here. So how does this seemingly everyday substance turn out to be an epic scientific story of a strange molecule that connects you to everyone and everything else and the rest of the universe? Science broadcaster …

Ocean Exploration