Mike Douglas

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The world’s first nuclear fusion plant is now halfway to ‘First Plasma’

Earlier this month, the director-general of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) announced that construction of the project …

Opinion: How to protect yourself if you fear a stock-market crash is coming

The underappreciated bull market just keeps on running.<p>This year, we’ve already seen a ridiculous 40-plus record closes for the S&P 500 SPX, …

Investing

U.K. Government Targets Tech Giants Like Apple and Amazon Over Tax Payments

The U.K. government announced in Wednesday's annual budget that it plans to clamp down on tax avoidance by increasing the tax it collects from online giants such as Apple and Amazon.<p>In his Treasury speech to the Commons, Chancellor Philip Hammond said income tax would be charged on royalties …

IBM has just achieved an 'impossible' step in quantum computing

The company has simulated a quantum computer with 56 qubits on a classical computer<p>In the race to build a working quantum computer, IBM has just …

The Case For Classics: The Relevance Of Ancient Greece In Today's World

The classics teach us not only how to think, writes Gail Pool, but also what is important in life to think about.

Ancient Greek papyri virtually unwrapped in Italy (video)

Scientists in Italy continue – with new methods of modern digital technology – the virtual unwrapping and reading of the ancient papyri of Heraklion …

Archaeology

Greek Hoplites, 700-300 B.C.

<b>By Jerry D. Morelock</b><br>7/24/2017 • HistoryNet<p><i>These citizen-soldiers of ancient Greece were nearly unstoppable.</i><p>Greek hoplites were infantry warriors who …

Ancient History

New Thoughts on Ancient Greek Theaters

KUMAMOTO, JAPAN—According to a report in <i>The International Business Times</i>, researchers led by Ryuichi Yoshitake of Kumamoto University believe that …

Apple’s services business revenue grew 22% in Q3 as hardware saw only minor gains

Apple may still be mostly about selling gadgets, but its surging services business continues to lead the company’s growth.<p>The world’s most valuable company reported revenues of $45.4 billion on Tuesday for the three months ending June 30, an increase from the $42.4 billion it reported for the same …

5 easy home upgrades that will make your house sell faster — and get you a higher sale price

If you're trying to sell your house this summer, here's some good news: It's finally a seller's market, thanks to an improving economy that has …

Why financial advisers prefer ETFs over mutual funds

Hello ETFs. Goodbye mutual funds.<p>Exchange-traded funds or ETFs are the investment vehicle that advisers use and recommend more than any other type of …

Investing

Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Shows Why You Should Be Wary Of Back Surgery

The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA playoffs, but head coach Steve Kerr is not yet back…and it’s because of his back and what’s followed since the back surgery that he got back in the summer of 2015. And with Kerr still going back and forth among different health specialists, it’s still …

Enlarged Prostate: A Complex Problem

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 …

Putin warns against ‘intimidating’ North Korea after missile test

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday condemned North Korea’s “dangerous” missile test but warned against “intimidating” the rogue regime and …

North Korea

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Universe

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade

Almost a year ago to the day, <i>InvestorPlace’s</i> Dan Burrows highlighted the 10 best-performing S&P 500 stocks of the past decade. The most important …

Investing

Can Science Prove The Existence Of God?

There’s an argument that many people make: that the natural world, and humanity’s existence in the Universe, point towards a divine creator that brought forth all of this into existence. To the best of our knowledge, Earth exists with a plethora of conditions that allowed for our existence, and …

Universe

A 10-Minute Legs Workout That Will Leave You Sore And Satisfied

If your go-to legs workout just isn't making you feel the burn like it used to, this 10-minute challenge will bring new life to leg day. Developed …

Workouts

With tourists scarce, Egypt struggles to maintain heritage

With a shaky economy following years of unrest and a huge drop in tourists, Egypt is struggling to preserve its fabled archaeological heritage.<p>From …

The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

Like many astrophysicists, Sara Seager sometimes has a problem with her perception of scale. Knowing that there are hundreds of billions of galaxies, and that each might contain hundreds of billions of stars, can make the lives of astrophysicists and even those closest to them seem insignificant. …

4 Easy Things You Can Do Right Now to Boost Your Memory

We often think of multitasking as a commendable behavior. We have the impression that if you're taking on several things at once you're living more …

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction

VENICE BEACH, Calif. — Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.<p>What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the …

Outcry as Hundreds Killed in Philippines Drug Crackdown

Human-rights activists are appealing to the U.N. to denounce the killing of hundreds of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines, at the …

Human Rights

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Alcohol Is Even Deadlier Than You Think, Scientist Reminds Us

If you've recently had a drink, we have some terrible news for you.<p>An opinion piece published in the scientific journal Addiction in July gathers evidence to argue that alcohol is a direct cause of cancer in several areas of the body.<p>The article reviews 10 years’ worth of studies from several …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Psychology

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Global study lays groundwork for daily statin usage to prevent heart disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> In an effort to reduce cardiovascular disease, which causes 18 million deaths globally per year and affects more than 1 billion adults worldwide, researchers are suggesting the daily usage of cholesterol lowering drugs, called statins, according to a study released in the New England …