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Watch a total solar eclipse tonight at 8:38PM ET

It's the only way to see it if you're in the continental US<p>A total solar eclipse can be seen from Earth today, blotting out the Sun over Southeast Asia and parts of the Pacific Ocean. The eclipse will first occur just west of Malaysia early local time on Wednesday morning, according to NASA. The …

Space Travel

Beyond the “F**k-off Fund”: Even if you’re “bad with money,” you can take control of your finances for the long-term

<b>(Ajwer via Shutterstock)</b><p>Saving up enough money so you can walk off a soul-sucking job or leave a partner is the first step. Then what?<p>Rachel Kramer Bussel<p>February 15, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>Last month, Paulette Perhach’s essay “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund” at the Billfold, which explored the ways not …

BlackRock Has a Not-So-Secret Formula for Predicting the Dollar

For U.S. investors tired of sweating the dollar’s trajectory, BlackRock Inc. says it has the solution: a formula that decides when to hedge the …

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

Internet of Things

Future Humans Could Grow Webbed Hands and Gills Predicts This Scientist

Studying our past ancestors has led to truly groundbreaking information such as why some people have allergies today and just how backstabbing led to …

Yahoo Opens a Treasure Trove of Research Data

In the era of big data, where researchers truly need massive amounts of information from many sources, more really is more. Extremely big data sets …

5 Times to Tap Your Emergency Fund -- and 5 When You Shouldn't

It's perfectly fine to use it for unexpected medical bills, but unwise to spend it all on a blowout vacation.<p>About 20% of Americans struggle to stick …

LISTEN: House Speaker On 'Decentralizing' Power And The Zen Of Sausage-Making

On the last day of the congressional session, House Speaker Paul Ryan reflected on his first seven weeks on the job, his leadership style and what his past experiences have taught him about being a leader.<p>Ryan succeeded Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, for the top job in the U.S. House in late October. …

Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pot belly can be a bad thing — even if you're not considered overweight.<p>New research suggests normal-weight people who carry …

The Chilling Regularity of Mass Extinctions

Scientists say new evidence supports a 26-million-year cycle linking comet showers and global die-offs.<p>One thing we know for sure is that conditions on Earth were, shall we say, <i>unpleasant</i> for the dinosaurs at the moment of their demise. Alternate and overlapping theories suggest the great beasts …

Extinction

The Miraculous Energy Source of the Future: Our Poop?

Waste-derived biogas could potentially power 138 million homes, say researchers.<p>Using the toilet today? In the future, that might be considered even more of a wasteful act, as fuel from human dung could have an annual value reaching into the billions of dollars.<p>That’s according to researchers at UN …

The world's leading futurist wants to live forever — here's why

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil says humans are just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. During a visit to our office, the Google director of engineering talked to us about the future of health and medicine and his case for why we should live …

There's some surprising news in a NASA study on Antarctica's ice sheet

The new study directly contradicts a 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that concluded that the Antarctic ice sheet was shrinking and contributing to global sea level rise.<p>Though this study is great news, it's not quite the bombshell that climate change deniers may have …

Sea Level

Rx for America: Nearly 6 in 10 adults take prescription drugs, study says

Americans have become increasingly medicated since the turn of the century, according to a new study.<p>Fully 59% of U.S. adults were on at least one prescription drug in the years 2011 and 2012, and 15% took five or more. A dozen years earlier, 51% of adults filled at least one prescription and 8% …

In The City Of The Future, Potholes Will Be Repaired By Fleets Of Drones

Leeds leads the way<p>Potholes dot surface streets, wreaking havoc on tires. Streetlights go out, leaving roads dark and uninviting once the sun goes down. Pipes burst and rust and slowly degrade, deep under the surface of the city where no one can see them. Sounds like a nightmare, right? But if a …

Here’s the simple strategy extroverts use to win people over

Yet until recently, no one's been able to pinpoint what exactly extroverts <i>do</i> that helps them build strong social ties.<p>Now, new research from Duke University, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that the answer is surprisingly simple: It's a matter of mimicry, or copying the …

NASA Releases New Closeups Of The Halloween Asteroid

It's not so spooky after all<p>The 'Halloween asteroid', also known as 2015 TB145, passed by the Earth at a safe distance on October 31, but not before astronomers were able to snap some photos.<p>Nicknamed 'Spooky', the asteroid is likely a dead comet, and, appropriately enough for Halloween, from some …

Three Scenarios for the Future of Capitalism

We currently see many articles about the the evils of capitalism, the end of capitalism and possible post-capitalism futures. I was invited to talk …

The 11 biggest mistakes people make when they run a startup for the first time

So how do you make sure you don't make dumb mistakes as a first-timer?<p>One way is to learn from the past and see what mistakes other people have made.<p>We've combed through Quora to find out the most common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make.<p>Here are the 11 most common ones.

Entrepreneurship

Launching nationwide, myRA offers free way to save for retirement

It's official: Now you have no excuse not to start saving for retirement, because the government on Wednesday is launching a free, no-risk saving plan called myRA.<p>The program is aimed at workers without access to 401(k)s or similar savings plans through their jobs: roughly 55 million people, …

Retirement planning ‘gets real’ when you turn 50

With their mortgage paid off and no other debt, Greg and Jody Mathieson describe their financial situation as "fairly comfortable." The residents of B.C.'s Sunshine Coast, who are 50 and 49 respectively, are on track to retire at 60, assuming they put aside significant annual savings from here on …

Elizabeth Warren’s New Warning About Retirement Affects Everyone

A dire new report from the senator highlights the kickbacks financial agents receive from selling annuities to people investing for retirement.<p>Massachusetts senator and financial crusader <b>Elizabeth Warren</b> plans on taking on a new foe, on top of the banks and student lenders and income inequality: …

13 steps anyone can take to get rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Prompted by legendary businessman Andrew Carnegie, who turned a few nickels and dimes into a fortune, journalist Napoleon Hill researched more than 500 self-made millionaires over 20 years before releasing his 1937 best-seller "Think and Grow Rich."<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that the magic …

Self-improvement

Fed faces patchwork recovery despite near-normal labor markets

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala (Reuters) - As gleaming new factories turn out Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft and Hyundai (005380.KS) cars in Alabama’s urban centers, this small town that once was home to Russell Athletics shows the dilemma now faced by U.S. policymakers.<p>Workers box jars of pasta sauce at a plant …

Colleges are spying on prospective students by quietly tracking them across the internet

“So, where else are you applying?”<p>It’s a question—sneaky, disquieting, and likely familiar to anyone who’s applied for a job—that used to be asked by many of America’s 4,800 colleges. Nervous applicants’ answers could be taken, sometimes unfairly, as indicators of how likely they were to accept an …

Tech-Savvy Millennials Stink at Protecting Themselves From Cyber Attacks

Young consumers engage in behavior that opens them up to theft<p>Millennials are suffering from cognitive dissonance when it comes to cyber fraud, …

Brazil Unveils a $17 Billion Austerity Package as Recession Bites

Once hailed as an emerging economic giant, Brazil announced a $17 billion austerity package on Monday that will freeze public-sector salaries, …

US stocks open slightly higher; Energy sector among gainers

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, led by energy companies as the price of oil turns higher.<p>The Dow Jones industrial average …