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Everything Americans know about science in seven graphs

See how the country stacked up in a recent National Science Foundation quiz.<p>Every two years, a couple thousand lucky Americans get to take a science quiz. The National Science Foundation surveys the representative sample to see how much they (and, by extension, we) all understand about science and …

Science

AI's Rapid Advance Should Be Truly Scary If You're Paying Attention

When it comes to identifying existential threats posed by technological innovations, the popular imagination summons visions of <i>Terminator</i>, <i>The Matrix</i>, …

Artificial Intelligence

Get ready for the vicious hidden tax we haven’t seen in more than a generation

The market’s recent correction has been blamed on three factors. Investors can’t do much about two of them. First, high valuations after a long and …

Investing

Canada’s container trade growth set to sail past U.S.: Maersk

The signing of two major trade deals with global trading partners will help send Canada's growth in imports and exports by container surging past that of the United States, marine shipper Maersk Line says.<p>As free-trade talks with the United States and Mexico drag on, Canada launched a trade …

Business (Canada)

Is your wood stove choking you? How indoor fires are suffocating cities

A wood stove emits more harmful air particulates than a diesel truck. Does their newfound popularity in cities threaten to wipe out progress in reducing air pollution?<p>A modest proposal for solving the air pollution crisis: a worker smog bonus<p>Emma Meaden loves to sit in her north-west London flat, …

Pollution

How to invest like… Jean Paul Getty, once the richest man in the world

Once named the richest man in the world, Jean Paul Getty was said to be the first billionaire. But how did he amass – and keep – that wealth?<p>Getty has recently shot to the public’s attention once again after the release of the film <i>All the Money in the World</i> – about his life and his grandson’s …

Investing

An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …

Astrophysics

Some black holes erase your past

In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all …

Physics

A 40-Year-Study Found That Rich People Exhibited This Undesirable Trait as Kids

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

Psychology

Measles Cases Are Surging in Europe as More Parents Shun Vaccines

Measles is spreading in Europe thanks to parents shunning vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.<p>In 2016, there were just 5,273 …

Public Health

The next five years will shape sea level rise for the next 300, study says

The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions — and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this.<p>Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong action on climate change, the ocean …

Global Warming

Researchers May Have Stumbled Onto a Drug for Oral Herpes

Researchers have uncovered a surprise finding regarding treatment for the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) — one that could open the door for new …

Medicine

Samsung announces a whopping 30TB SSD

Samsung today announced it has begun mass production of the world’s largest solid state drive (SSD). While unassuming in its 2.5 inch form factor, this drive packs a whopping 30.72 terabytes and leverages Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology.<p>Called the PM1643, the drive combines 32 new 1TB NAND flash …

Computer Hardware

Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs

Its new magnet technology dramatically reduces the need for expensive rare-earth minerals with little to no drop in performance.<p>Electric car development is putting a more significant strain than ever on the world's supply of neodymium, an element used in the manufacture of electric motors. Toyota …

Rare Earth

How to beat 98% of all mutual funds, why it's worth it to stick with Hydro One, and the best of the online brokerages

U.S. investor Meb Faber is the founder of a self-named asset management company and a prolific writer on markets. The performance numbers in his 2016 column with the eye-catching titled "How To Beat 98% Of All Mutual Funds" are dated but the lesson holds.<p>Mr. Faber found that had an investor had …

Investing

Final version of revised TPP deal released, provisions pushed by U.S. on ice

The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signalling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States.<p>More than 20 provisions have been suspended or …

Globalization

After Two Decades And 6,000 Studies, Scientists Find GMO Corn Is Actually Good For You

We'll just leave this here...<p>There is a great deal of misinformation out there regarding genetically modified organisms (GMOs).<p>From monikers like …

Agriculture

Watch a Human Try to Fight Off That Door-Opening Robot Dog

Hey, remember that dog-like robot, SpotMini, that Boston Dynamics showed off last week, the one that opened a door for its robot friend? Well, the …

Robotics

An Archaeologist Says He's Figured Out The Secret of The Pyramids' Peculiar Alignment

How was this possible 4,500 years ago?<p>For centuries, the pyramids of Giza have puzzled researchers - not just their mysterious voids and hidden …

Ancient History

What we know about dinosaurs will probably change

Everything we know about dinosaurs is connected to fossil records and, if the last decade is anything to go by, all of that could change dramatically over the next 20 years.<p>Much of what we know about dinosaurs is nascent by nature. It's difficult to study something that's been buried in the ground …

Paleontology

A Study of 1 Million Teenagers Reveals This Much Screen Time a Day Leads to the Happiest Kids

And it might be longer than you think.<p>Think your teenager would be happier if he or she spent no time texting, using social media, or playing games on phones or tablets?<p>Granted, this study shows that adolescents who spent more time on social media, the Internet, texting, etc. and less time on …

Parenting

Why You Are Losing 10 IQ Points Every Time This Happens

You might even be better off smoking marijuana at work or missing a night's sleep.<p>CEO of Inventium<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. You are trying to complete a report for your boss, but every couple of minutes, your computer is alerting you to …

Time Management

Amazon got bigger than Microsoft by beating it at its own game

• <b>Amazon officially passed Microsoft's market capitalization last week, and continues to outperform the market at large.</b>• <b><br>Amazon's cloud-computing business is growing three times faster than Microsoft's — and the potential market continues to expand.</b><p>When Amazon came online in 1995 selling books, …

Credit Suisse

Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

A star-crossed mission nearly 20 years in the making that was intended to seek an answer to the most burning, baffling question in astronomy — and perhaps elucidate the fate of the universe — is in danger of being canceled.<p>The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or Wfirst, was being designed to …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Single dads twice as likely to die prematurely

A large-scale study has compared the lifestyle and mortality risk of single dads with those of partnered parents and single moms. The findings are …

Biomedicine

A new part of the market is melting down as panicked investors get another 'wake-up call'

During the recent market meltdown, one asset class remained a silent beacon of strength.<p>You may not have noticed as stocks and Treasurys took massive plunges, but corporate bonds hung in there quite nicely.<p>Hopefully fixed-income investors enjoyed the placidity while it lasted, because that all …

Markets

These are the sneaky ways apps like Instagram, Facebook, Tinder lure you in and get you 'addicted'

If you own a smartphone, you've likely experienced the feeling: you've got a few moments of downtime so you take out your phone to see what's new.<p>Maybe you feel an urge to see what your friends are up to, a need to connect to other people. Maybe you want to squeeze in an extra bit of reading or …

Apps

These Chinese military innovations threaten U.S. superiority, experts say

BEIJING — The Chinese New Year began with the traditional lighting of firecrackers on Friday, but the country's military has been working on incendiaries on an entirely different scale.<p>Over the past year, the nation that invented gunpowder has been rolling out an array of high-tech weapons that …

Military

Spain’s most popular holiday destination wants to be 100% renewable—against Spain’s wishes

Four Spanish islands are aiming to go to 100% renewable electricity by 2050, under a climate law proposed on Thursday.<p>Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca, and Fomentera currently depend on a coal plant for nearly half of their power supplies and get only 2% from renewable sources. The Balearic government …

Renewable Energy

3 Growth Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Next 50 Years

Looking for a few companies that you can safely own for the ultra-long term? Start with these three.<p>We Fools like to take the long-term view. That's …

Investing