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Tax Scams Are Up 400% This Year

Don't let fraudsters claim your refund.<p>Here’s your annual reminder that the email in your inbox from the IRS is most definitely a scam.<p>Phishing and …

56% of Americans think their kids will be worse off

Optimism and America generally go together.<p>But lately, pessimism is gripping the nation. Fifty-seven percent of Americans say the country is doing poorly right now, according to the latest CNN/ORC poll. That's a two-year high.<p>These days, Americans sound more and more like Eeyore and less like …

Income Inequality

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Latin America.<p>“Last year the disease was detected in the Americas, where it is spreading explosively,” Margaret Chan, the WHO …

Public Health

J.K. Rowling to come to New York for the PEN America literary service award

The hottest ticket of the spring season may be a literary awards dinner.<p>"Harry Potter" fans might soon be lining up to buy tickets to the PEN Literary Gala in New York, where J.K. Rowling will accept the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. Tables at the May 16 dinner, which is a …

The best places to see this weekend's five-way planetary alignment

Keep your eyes on the skies, stargazers! Starting Saturday morning, five planets will be visibly aligned in a cosmic assembly that hasn't happened in more than a decade.<p>As you can see in the diagram above, the string of planets includes Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. The only planets in …

More Babies Are Being Born With Organs Outside Their Body

It’s something no parent ever wants to experience: having an infant born with organs outside his or her body, and being immediately whisked off to …

5 Shower Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Skin

<i>By Lindsey Murray</i><p>You probably don't put too much thought into your daily shower--it's just something you do every day to get clean and, depending on your routine, wake up or wind down. But certain habits may actually be leaving you with dry, itchy skin, or even prone to a raging infection. Nix …

Here's Even More Convincing Evidence That Jon Snow Will Be Back on Game of Thrones

We've got approximately three months until season six of <i>Game of Thrones</i> premieres on HBO, and those three months look like they are going to continue to be filled with the endless Jon Snow mind games. Our hopes of any return were originally dashed when HBO's president of programming said that Snow …

Largest prime number yet discovered has 22 million digits

There’s a new prime number towering above all the others - until the next one is discovered.<p>New year. New largest prime.<p>A computer in Missouri has discovered the largest known prime number, 274,207,281– 1. It is about 22 million digits long, 5 million digits longer than the previous largest known …

Mathematics

Apple Doesn't Let Widow Get Late Husband's Password

Apple has a one, strict privacy policy. But it’s not alone.<p>Apple customer service has declined a widow’s access to her late husband’s Apple ID …

6 DIY Hair Treatments That Actually Work

<i>(Photo: 2/Christopher Robbins/Corbis)</i><p>By Ashley Weatherford<p>Your "new year, new you" mantra has led you down the Pinterest rabbit hole of natural beauty remedies. First stop: hair. The good news is that your own kitchen and bathroom cupboards contain plenty of ingredients touted online as hair-care …

How to win an argument with somebody from New York

Three months ago, I moved to New York City. Two months and 29 days ago, I got in my first argument with a New Yorker. I’m told that may be a record. …

The men who sell Brooklyn’s cool

<b>It was over a glass or two of bourbon that friends Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler hatched their plan to tap into the undeniable coolness of Brooklyn.</b><p>Over the past decade, New York's most populous borough has emerged from the shadow of Manhattan to become the most fashionable part of the largest …

Marchesa Introduces a New Line of Wedding Gowns No More Than $2,200

The designer brand has teamed up with bridal retailer BHLDN.<p><i>Tiernan Gown, BHLDN, $2,200</i><p>Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for. Marchesa has officially announced on Instagram that it has teamed up with BHLDN, the bridal retailer and sister brand to Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters, to …

Dow has worst four-day start to a year on record

The global market freakout of 2016 just got worse.<p>The latest scare came on Thursday as China's stock market crashed 7% overnight and crude oil plummeted to the lowest level in more than 12 years.<p>The Dow dropped 392 points on Thursday. The S&P 500 fell 2.4%, while the Nasdaq tumbled 3%.<p>The wave of …

Stock Markets

Netflix: from DVD rentals to the verge of world domination

The streaming service announced plans at CES to become a ‘global TV network’ – and its strategy of ploughing its profits into programming might just pay off<p>When Netflix’s chief executive, Reed Hastings, took to the stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday to announce the streaming service’s expansion into a …

Televisions

10,000 whales have mysteriously disappeared in the Pacific

The season usually begins in November and ends in May, but the usual 10,000 migratory whales have been slow to return this year.<p>The whales usually migrate south from the west coast of Canada and Alaska, traveling at speeds up to seven miles per hour.<p>Scientists speculate that their disappearance may …

How Baristas Feel About Starbucks' New Latte Macchiato

Seriously, what is this drink?<p>When Starbucks first announced its flat white, there was mild, call it <i>Blonde Roast</i>, chaos: The end of an era for an Australian cult favorite enjoyed by coffee (and milk) obsessives at boutique cafes the world over. It was like that moment you noticed your favorite …

Coffee

Gold settles at a two-week high as markets remain rattled

Gold futures settled at their highest level in about two weeks on Tuesday, as uncertainty about China’s economy and tensions in the Middle East …

'Basic': the biggest insult of 2015

On the evening of Sunday 7 June, an easyJet flight from Bodrum, Turkey landing at Luton airport was met by police who escorted passenger Kate Moss from the plane for disruptive behaviour. The internet discussed little else for days, for this was a story with many talking points.<p>Kate Moss flies …

Lil Wayne

Store Cards Will Not Help Your Holiday Credit Hangover

The discount might sound great, but it could end up costing you.<p>When he was about to plunk down a hefty amount for a new mattress three years ago, …

Nearly Identical Products Cost More When They're Marketed to Women

Has nothing to do with how much the items cost to make.<p>Apparently pink is at a premium.<p>As the <i>Washington Post</i> reported, products marketed to women and …

Chat Live With Popular Science About The Future Of Money

Join author Kashmir Hill in our first-ever Digg Dialog<p>What is the future of money? In her feature article, Kashmir Hill -- who lived on nothing but Bitcoin for two weeks -- explores how cash is going digital, and how that will change everything, from music to social media to global economies.<p>Today …

That Warm Weather You Like Is Costing Retailers Hundreds of Millions

The long-term forecast calls for temperatures around 66 degrees Fahrenheit on Christmas Eve in New York.<p>Many people welcome that kind of weather, …

10 things you’ll get addicted to living in NYC

1. Uber Eats<p>When you need cheap lunch quickly, you reach for your Uber app. Uber Eats curates a new local joint each day, and using it is a way to …

UberEATS

Are Menu Prices Too Far Ahead of Inflation?

Is menu-price inflation contributing to stagnant customer traffic? Several top chains have reported small same-store sales increases largely because of higher menu pricing that increases average checks enough to offset slight declines in customer traffic. That's working now but higher labor costs …

Samsung asks Supreme Court to throw out $399M judgment

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its patent dispute with Apple, Samsung is asking the Supreme Court to take a digital-age look at an issue it last confronted in …

Pew Research Center

Farm Antibiotics: Still Headed In The Wrong Direction

New federal data released at the end of last week indicates that sales of antibiotics for use in food animals in the United States are still rising, despite public pressure to change the practice and condemnation by medicine that farm misuse and overuse is contributing to antibiotic resistance that …