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Wobbly polar vortex: Who's facing brutal cold this week

One year ago this week, temperatures across most of the lower 48 states were plunging to the lowest levels seen in about three decades, spawning the …

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Elon Musk

New drug gives adults cholesterol levels of a baby

The new invention returns adult blood chemistry to the levels of a new born<p>A new medication dubbed the “Pac-Man drug” because it “gobbles up” protein which prevents the liver from mopping up bad cholesterol returned the blood chemistry levels of adults to new-born rates.<p>Professor Kausik Ray, …

2-Faced Cat Named Frank and Louie Dies at Age 15

The two-faced cat, named Frank and Louie, has died at the ripe old age of 15.<p>Frank and Louie was rushed to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine …

Tufts University

Counter-terrorism police charge man, 28, over 'fraud'

<b>Officers from the Met Police's counter-terrorism unit have charged a 28-year-old man with alleged fraud offences.</b><p>Muhammed Saleem of Abbey Wood in south-east London is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on Monday.<p>He has been accused with possessing or controlling an article for use …

Counterterrorism

Your science questions answered

The big bang and how there was never a centre to the universe, how far human-generated signals travel into space and why some dives into water are so quiet<p><b>Q At the moment of the big bang, all mass was in a single spot and has been expanding outward from there since. Where is the centre of the</b> …

11 Websites That Will Make You Smarter About Money

Not everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.<p>Luckily, there's the internet.<p>We've made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.<p>Happy browsing.<p><b>Why we like it:</b>Investopedia's dictionary …

Personal Finance

Asteroid strike: 7 ways the world could end

As a mountain-sized asteroid is detected heading towards Earth, what is the likeliest 'extinction-level' scenario for mankind?<p>Our solar system is littered with billions of pieces of debris, from the size of large boulders to objects hundreds of miles across. We know that from time to time these hit …

Courtney Love, Billy Corgan and Marilyn Manson Mend Longstanding Rift

After the Hole singer shares a photo with Manson and Corgan, the shock rocker joins the Smashing Pumpkins at London concert.<p>The bizarre hate triangle …

At least 3 killed, 22 others wounded in shootings since Friday

At least three people have died and 22 others, including a 14-year-old boy, have been wounded by gunfire across the city since Friday, officials said.<p>In the most recent incident, a 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his head around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street …

Corruption

Side-by-Side Pictures Show the Surfaces of Earth, Mars, Venus, Titan, the Moon and an Asteroid

Oh the places you’ll go… Dr. Seuss may not have written those words to humankind as a whole, but he may as well have. As the ESA and its Rosetta …