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29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet You Must See

Alien visions right here on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are …

'Wall Street has gone completely mad' — One market bear forecasts a decade of stock losses

As the equity bull market has climbed into rarefied air, investors have continuously come up with new ways to rationalize the rally.<p>Right now, they like to cite earnings growth, which has expanded for several quarters after a prolonged rough patch. They also frequently mention interest rates that, …

This Crazy Story About a Marine's Weapon Glitch Will Teach You A Valuable Lesson About Customer Service

Their .50 caliber machine gun failed during a battle so they called the customer service department.<p>When a Barrett .50 caliber M-107 machine gun malfunctioned on the battlefield during a live firefight in Afghanistan, one Marine decided to call customer service.<p>Now, I can hear you wondering, …

Customer Experience

Are Space, Time, And Gravity All Just Illusions?

The Universe, as we know it, has a fundamental flaw staring us right in our faces, letting us know that our knowledge is incomplete. The four fundamental forces are described by two different and mutually incompatible frameworks: General Relativity for gravitation, and Quantum Field Theory for the …

Quantum Mechanics

Can CBD oil help anxiety?

Cannabidiol is a compound derived from cannabis plants. It may help people with anxiety reduce their symptoms with few or no side effects.<p>Research on …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Android Users Now Have A Big Advantage On Instagram

Instagram has been testing yet another new feature, but so far only Android users are getting it.<p>For a long time now it’s been difficult to see easily when a particular user is following you. All you can do is scroll through your (often huge) list of followers to see if their username shows up.<p>Now, …

Trump warns that major portions of the world ‘are going to hell’

The president also threatens to 'totally destroy' North Korea during his first United Nations address.<p>UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump threatened Tuesday to "totally destroy" North Korea and its "Rocket Man" leader, warned the "murderous" Iranian government that it cannot endure, and …

The most respected medical journal in the US just eviscerated a drug that's cost taxpayers over $1 billion

A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine poses a really important question to lawmakers and taxpayers alike.<p>Over the past five years, why has the US government spent $1 billion on a drug that is no more effective than alternatives that are tens of thousands of dollars cheaper per …

7 Tips for Overcoming Street Photography ‘Awkwardness’

Street photography can seem daunting. The idea of photographing strangers and intruding on their privacy might make you nervous, but this video by …

Street Photography

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump met on Monday with the heads of 18 U.S. technology companies including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), seeking their help to make the government’s computing systems more efficient.<p>The White House wants to update …

Donald Trump

The Beatport Top 10 has regained its credibility [Editorial]

<i>Something extraordinary has happened to the Beatport Top 10 over the past couple years: it’s regained its credibility.</i><p>Consistently hailed by …

Top 10

Spotify playlist: 50 of the best new techno tracks

In parallel with the sound of the genre, techno’s release schedule is fast, furious and at times overwhelming. Keeping track of the slew of bangers …

Uber is in advanced talks to acquire engineers from the valet startup Luxe

The deal could also involve some technology.<p>Uber has held advanced discussions to acquire engineering talent — and possibly some technology — from the struggling car-valet startup Luxe, according to a person familiar with the talks.<p>The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Thursday that Uber had …

Santa Monica

A New Test Could Detect Cancer Years Before Symptoms Show

Simple and Non-Invasive<p>Cancer research is one of the busiest fields in medical technology, and understandably so, as cancer remains one of the …

Red Couch with The Daily Beast’s John Avlon

<i>Four years ago, John Avlon channeled his expertise as a political operative, commentator and writer into a new challenge: editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. The site’s grown every year of his tenure, with the goal of being the “smartest tabloid on the web.” That mission, according to Avlon, means</i> …

Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed election system

HOUSTON (AP) — Election officials have long contended that the highly decentralized, often ramshackle U.S. voting system is its own best defense …

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

But new evidence outlined in two papers published in the journal Nature challenges that hypothesis. Instead, the authors describe recently discovered remains that suggest the first Homo sapiens showed up more than 100,000 years earlier than we thought in a place many experts didn't suspect.<p>The …

Eyesight continues to develop until your 40s, new study finds

Until now, researchers thought that the development of the human brain's visual-processing center stopped in the first few years of life. But a new …

Associated Press News

Following Trump’s trip, Merkel says Europe can’t rely on ‘others.’ She means the U.S.

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday declared a new chapter in U.S.-European relations after contentious meetings with President Trump last week, saying that Europe “really must take our fate into our own hands.”<p>It was the toughest review yet of Trump’s trip to Europe, which inflamed …

Europe

Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies.<p>Following Trump’s …

10 Experts Pick U.S. Historic Places That Are Actually Worth Visiting

<i>As the summer vacation season begins, TIME History asked prominent experts in American history to recommend a historic place to visit, and compiled</i> …

Black History

6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to …

4 Stocks I'll Hold Forever

Here are some stocks I plan to keep for as long as I'm an investor.<p>There are some stocks in my portfolio (you can find a full list of all the stocks …

Ford to invest $350 million in Michigan plant

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — Ford is pumping $350 million into a plant outside of Detroit where a new transmission for fuel-efficient vehicles will be built.<p>…

Here's the best time to post on Instagram each day

Everyone wants more likes and engagement on Instagram. But when's the best time to post to get your photos in front of the most eyeballs?<p>Research …

Social Media