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Building Better Knees For The NBA

New techniques mean better outcomes for athletes.<p>The stress of repetitive jumping makes NBA players particularly prone to painful, even career-ending cartilage lesions. For decades, microfracture surgery—pricking holes in the knee bone to stimulate tissue regrowth—was the gold-standard repair. But …

Nextgen

Defend Your Home With Artificial Intelligence

The Canary security system learns about your daily routine -- and picks up on anything out of the ordinary.<p>You’re out of town for the weekend, and you want to keep tabs on your home. You could set up a sophisticated security system -- with live video feeds, multiple sensors, and remote access -- …

Artificial Intelligence

Comedy vs. anti-science: 10 amazing videos that show how humor can make a difference

From Colbert and Oliver to Sarah Silverman and Louis CK, comedians are torching anti-science activists with aplomb<p>In the latest version of America's long-running culture wars, conservatives (and even some liberals) have zeroed in what once might have seemed like an unlikely target. While all the …

This Spawn Fan Film Is Better Than The 1997 Movie

It's clear that a lot of work and a lot of love went into this creepy eight-minute Spawn fan film. When a former witch and her son go into a grocery …

Netgear's ultimate WiFi router gives you full speed on any frequency

Watch out, ASUS: you're not the only one with an extremely fast WiFi router these days. Netgear has just released the Nighthawk X4, the latest version of its sinister-looking flagship hotspot. The X4's four antennas let it deliver 802.11ac wireless as quickly as possible on any frequency; it offers …

Al Gore invests in OVO Energy ahead of stock market listing

OVO Energy has raised £8m in growth capital from former US vice president Al Gore as it prepares to ramp up its battle against the incumbent energy giants<p>Al Gore, the former US vice president and climate change campaigner, has invested £8m in Ovo Energy, one of the UK’s fastest growing new power …

Five Beaten-Down Stocks Billionaire Hedge Funds Are Buying

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Our specialty is identifying deep value stocks that have a catalyst at work.<p>One of our favorite "deep value screens" …

25 Google Search tricks you won’t know how you ever lived without

Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Google Search more than any other Web service as they seek out information on anything and …

Finally, A Way To Find Movies Worth Watching On Netflix

Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.<p>It’s simple enough: Set …

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

I'm Just Now Realizing How Stupid We Are About The Economy

<b>I've learned that changing your mind is one of the most difficult things we do</b>. It is far easier to fool yourself into believing a falsehood than admit a mistake.<p><b>I've learned that people are terrible at predicting their own emotions</b>. You will be more fearful when the market is crashing and more …

What do you want to know about sleep? Neuroscientists answered your questions

Do you have difficulty getting enough sleep? Sleep problems affect one in three of us at any one time, and about 10% of the population on a chronic basis. Of Guardian readers who responded to a recent poll, 23% reported that they sleep between four and six hours a night.<p>With continued lack of …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

What Running Out of Power in a Tesla on the Side of a Highway Taught Me About the Road Trip of Tomorrow

Sleep cycles: Why do some people stay up late and others get up early?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><b>Answer by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D. in zoology from Monash University:</b><p>Advertisement<p>Your sleep cycle is …

Wall Street's Brightest Minds Reveal THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARTS IN THE WORLD

We asked our favorite portfolio managers, strategists, analysts, and economists across the Street for the charts they deem the most important right now. This is what they sent us.<p>Much of the focus is on the amount of slack left in the labor market and the U.S. economy in general. Many are focused …

The science behind dietary supplements

From multivitamins to fish oil, daily pills and powders have become routine for millions around the world. But do we really need to take them?<p>Doctors say we need them. Advertising encourages us to take them. And – with industry estimates of more than £36bn being spent on them worldwide – we are …

24 Animals Sleeping And Cuddling With Stuffed Animals

Perhaps the only thing cuter than an adorable household pet is an adorable household pet curled up for a nap with their favorite plushie toy. There’s …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Virtual reality fans should thank Facebook, at least for now

I joked about investing in Oculus after my first demo of the hardware at QuakeCon in 2012. John Carmack was showing the prototype to the press in a private suite. He explained that the creator of the hardware was at the show and then I found myself at dinner with founder Palmer Luckey and Nate …

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Is This Stat A Sign We're At The Dawn Of A Biotech Mega-Bubble?

Once again, we have to wonder if biotech stocks have been in a bubble and if that bubble is beginning to burst.<p>As you can see in the chart to the right, returns in biotech stock have eclipsed the impressive returns of the S&P 500.<p>Unfortunately, it's particularly difficult to judge whether or not a …

Six stocks poised for a spring upswing

Investing

Science Deniers Are Freaking Out About "Cosmos"

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Mother Jones.<p>Still from <i>Cosmos</i>. Courtesy of FOX.<p>If you think the first episode of the new Fox <i>Cosmos</i> series was …

Obamacare Just Made Americans Richer Without Anyone Noticing

Glenn Beck once said Obamacare would mean "the end of prosperity in America forever." But so far, it turns out President Obama's 2010 health law is actually putting money in Americans' wallets.<p>To be exact, President Obama's 2010 health law was responsible for about three-quarters of a surprising …

Now Seeing 600M Swipes Per Day, Tinder Looks Serious About Expanding Beyond Dating

Tinder, the simple and addictive matchmaking app that launched just 16 months ago at a University of Southern California party, took home the Crunchie award for best new startup last night. I pulled aside Tinder’s co-founders Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, and Jonathan Badeen for a brief interview to …

Amazon.com: 100 Books To Read In A Lifetime: Books

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Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …