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We're learning more about the CIA 'cover-up' surrounding JFK's assassination

Just after noon on November 22, 1963, the US lost its 35th president to a bullet in Dallas.<p>The assassination of President John F. Kennedy spurred numerous conspiracy theories, many of which doubted whether sniper Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and asserting that the CIA was involved.<p>And now, a …

Here's why a particle that barely exists won this year's Physics Nobel Prize

They're worth it, and the announcement of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics recognizes that, following related prizes in 1988, 1995 and 2002. Ironically, these near-undetectable particles can reveal things that cannot be seen any other way.<p>I could begin by telling you that neutrinos are elementary …

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

Game of Thrones Economics: Why Doesn't Westeros Have A Central Bank?

In Game of Thrones, the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros have no central bank. Why is this? And would one even be possible given the political economy of the known world? This post will address these question. As a disclaimer, my knowledge of the show is based on reading the first two books and being …

Central Banks

'Lafayette's warship' sets sail from France to remember assistance in American war of independence

A replica of the Hermione, which set sail for the United States in 1780, has left France bound for America<p>A replica of the warship that carried <b>France</b>'s Marquis de Lafayette to help American colonists in their war of independence sets sail for the <b>United States</b> on Saturday, symbolic of a historic …

The Long Marriage of Mindfulness and Money

Last month, on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Deepak Chopra described the usefulness of meditation for people on Wall Street. Speaking about a friend who manages a hedge fund, he said, “His entire staff meditates. I know many others now on Wall Street that we teach, actually. It makes them much more …

The banker behind Hitler’s shadow empire

<b>Adolf Hitler and Hjalmar Schacht in Berlin, May 5, 1934. (AP)</b><p>Hjalmar Schacht was the most powerful minister in Germany, an economic “wizard” with a destructive plan for growth<p>Pierpaolo Barbieri<p>April 18, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Hitler’s Shadow Empire: Nazi Economics and the Spanish Civil …

Ancient Bronze Artifacts in Alaska Reveals Trade with Asia Before Columbus Arrival

Livescience.com 16 April 2015 by Owen Jarus<br>Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East …

Advice From The World's Top Market Minds

Five billionaires. A miser. A Nobel laureate. A Founding Father. We’ve rounded up the 20 finest market minds—dead or alive—and distilled their timeless wisdom into specific suggestions for stocks, bonds and funds you can buy today. Be warned: You just might get rich.<p><i>Investor profiles by: Tom</i> …

Billionaires

Time capsule found containing First World War officer's neatly folded clothes from 100 years ago

First World War officer's time capsule View gallery<p>A 'time capsule' trunk containing the immaculate belongings of a First World War officer has been …

Australian researcher discovers promising treatment for depression

But the results were real, and she could see improvements in her patients.<p>"It's really thrilling to sit with someone, one on one, and hear how their …

Scientists have managed to slow down the speed of light

A team of scientists in Scotland have managed to make light travel slower than the speed of light.<p>The team, formed of researchers from the University …

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain …

Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from the country's massive ruling family, the House of Saud, and over the last few decades have been important figures in Saudi Arabia.<p>But who is the man who will now …

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The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

If you Google "daily habits of successful people" you'll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you're looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don't get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you'll soon realize …

Supreme Court’s police debacle: How it quietly helped cops prey on poor people

<b>(AP/Nati Harnik/Dave Tulis/Reuters/Stephanie Keith/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>I’m a public defender who has to challenge illegal police action. Here’s the new SCOTUS ruling that made it harder<p>Seth Morris<p>January 20, 2015 3:41pm (UTC)<p>In December, in the midst of nationwide protests drawing attention to …

10 Questions To Ask A Financial Advisor

By Laura Shin <br>It’s not easy finding a financial advisor. After all, you have to trust this virtual stranger enough to reveal your financial situation – or hand your money over -- to him or her. But these steps can help you find the right fit.<p>Ask friends and family for referrals, says …