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An Artificial Intelligence is Using Math to Fight Poachers

An Extinction Problem<p>We have a serious issue, or rather, because of humanity, other species have a serious issue. Although it is impossible to get an …

The head of TED reveals how to give an amazing TED talk

Chris Anderson wants to make it all a little less scary.<p>Anderson, the head curator for TED, is the author of the upcoming book "TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking."<p>It's an instruction manual that walks readers step-by-step through the entire life cycle of a successful talk, from …

The key to feeling well rested isn't just the amount of time you sleep

While we are finally paying attention to the importance of sleep, the need for dark is still mostly ignored.<p><b>That's right. Dark. Your body needs it too.</b><p>Being exposed to regular patterns of light and dark regulates our circadian rhythm. Disruption of this rhythm may increase the risk of developing …

Sleep

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely …

3 Recipes That Get You Legitimately Excited to Eat Salad

Salad should be substantial, craveable, and—honestly—fun to eat. Here’s how to get excited about raw veg.<p>Talk show hosts and writers of diet books always seem to be screeching about two things: Americans eat too much! And they don’t eat enough vegetables! As a lover of both overeating and …

Food

3 Ways to Turn a Rotisserie Chicken Into Dinner

<i>We're spending 30 days digging into groceries—how to shop for them, where to shop for them, and what to do when the lady in front of you has more</i> …

5 Reasons Dining Alone Is Good for Your Health and Surprisingly, Your Social Life

Eating alone in a restaurant can be an intimidating prospect for many — but increasingly less so, according to data from the online reservation …

Food & Dining

Share the Health

Let's admit it: Vegans sometimes get a bad rap. With their glowing skin, affinity for acai bowls and generally positive attitudes, these health nuts …

Fast Food Packaging: Are Chemicals Leaking into Your Food?

A new study analyzes potential carcinogens in many mainstream diets.<p>Here's one more reason to avoid fast food: Even if the beef or chicken you eat is …

Man shot dead by friend 'for paying restaurant bill' in Istanbul

A man has been shot dead by his friend because he paid the restaurant bill in Istanbul, according to Turkish media reports.<p>Hasan Erdemir and İdris Alakuş allegedly argued over who would pay the bill after the men had soup in the restaurant in the Turkish city's Bakirkoy district on Sunday …

Extremism

Mediterranean diet linked to lower risk of heart attack, stroke

<b>(CNN) —</b> The list of Mediterranean diet benefits is getting even longer. A new study found that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, fish and unrefined foods is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and stroke in people who have heart disease.<p>The latest research builds on previous evidence that your …

Holistic Medicine

8 Fatty Foods That Can Help You Slim Down

The best diet foods could also be the best tasting ones. 🙏<p>Experts used to think that dietary fat — which makes foods like burgers and ice cream and pizza taste flavorful AF — made people physically fat and sick, but not anymore. The only kind of fat that's <i>definitively</i> bad for you is trans fat, …

This Cauliflower Pizza Crust Is Super Cheesy And Easy To Make

<b>It's a great low-carb dinner option, too!</b><p><i>By Audrey Bruno</i>, SELF<p>Photo: Romulo A Yanes<p>Cauliflower is having a moment. Once reserved for crudité platters and side dishes, this nutritious cruciferous vegetable has become a shining star of vegetarian cuisine. It's turning up in all shapes and sizes, and …

Hershey Just Bought a 'Healthy' Chocolate Brand

With reported earnings down for the first quarter of this year, sweets maker Hershey has doubled down on healthier options with its acquisition of …

This Company Will Freeze Your Dead Body for $200,000

In the desert climate of Scottsdale, Arizona rest 147 brains and bodies, all frozen in liquid nitrogen with the goal of being revived one day.<p>It's not science fiction — to some it might not even be science — yet thousands of people around the world have put their trust, lives and fortunes into the …

Peter Thiel

Hershey Moves Beyond Chocolate Amid Changing Snacking Habits

The chocolatier is hoping to innovate its way through strong headwinds<p>As American snacking habits have changed with the times, one of the country’s …

Chipotle reports its first ever quarterly loss -- $26.4 million

Chipotle lost $26.4 million in the first quarter of 2016.<p>It's the first quarterly loss the company has ever reported since it went public in 2006.<p>During the same quarter last year, Chipotle reported a net income of $122.6 million.<p>In a report released Tuesday, Chipotle (CMG) blamed the loss on lower …

Same-Store Sales

Virginia Car Dealers Incorrectly Think They Can Sell Teslas Profitably

Tesla showroom. Image source: Tesla.<p>Traditional franchised auto dealers have been battling with <b>Tesla Motors</b> for years over the direct sales model. Consumers have demonstrated strong demand for Tesla vehicles, and dealers want in on the action. But Tesla's long-standing refusal to work with …

Tesla

Uber, Google and others form self-driving car lobby to shape US policy

Google, Uber, Lyft, Ford and Volvo – all developing self-driving car technology – have formed a lobbying group to take on regulation of autonomous vehicles<p>If your self-driving car crashes, who gets sued? Google, Uber, and Ford would rather it be you, according to some experts.<p>Tech companies making …

Autonomous Cars

Oil jumps to 2016 highs as dollar drops on Fed decision | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices jumped about 3 percent on Wednesday, hitting new highs for 2016 as the dollar weakened after the Federal Reserve announced it would leave U.S. interest rates unchanged.<p>An oil pump jack can be seen in Cisco, Texas, August 23, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone<p>Oil had risen …

Oil

Mitsubishi Admits to Manipulating Fuel Testing for Decades

Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors said on Tuesday that it did not comply with the country’s standards for fuel-economy testing on cars sold in …

Automotive Industry

Why Apple’s stock fell off a cliff today

Apple took a more than $40 billion hit today after reporting its second-quarter earnings — and it was <i>bleak</i>. Shares of Apple were down more than 8 percent in after-hours trading at one point today.<p>Things went about as poorly as you could expect: the company couldn’t hit revenue or earnings targets, …

Wall Street

Watch: Blue Man Group Show Off Their Invention Laboratory

See the R&D hub where instruments like the snorkelbone emerge<p>For 25 years, the Blue Man Group has blurred the thin blue lines between music, theater, …

Music

Father John Misty: 'I Went Crazy' on Beyonce's 'Lemonade'

Indie rocker explains how he ended up as one of 15 writers on Bey's buoyant breakup anthem, "Hold Up"<p>It took a lot of hands to squeeze out a …

M.I.A. Posts Lyrics to New Song

M.I.A. has posted lyrics to a new song on her Instagram. It does not yet have a title or release date, but the first line–"I'm a parrot"–was also in a snippet she shared to her Instagram last August; the second line–"I'm robin this joint"–is included in that post's caption, too. See the lyrics and …

Your Song Changed My Life: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page On Lonnie Donegan

NPR Music's Bob Boilen talks with Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin about a song that changed his life, "Rock Island Line," by Lonnie Donegan.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Jimmy Page is a guitar legend. Just to refresh your memory...<p>(SOUNDBITE OF LED ZEPPELIN SONG, "BLACK DOG")<p>CORNISH: Page is one of the …

Guitar

Tyler, the Creator Voices a Foul-Mouthed Cat in New Animated Film: Watch the Trailer

Tyler, the Creator will lend his voice to a peg-legged, foul-mouthed, eyepatch-wearing cat named Oscar in <i>The Adventures of Drunky</i>, an upcoming adult animated comedy from Augenblick Studios ("Ugly Americans," "The Jellies," "Wonder Showzen"), <i>Exclaim!</i> points out. The movie is about "a hapless barfly …

Inside the potentially 'messy' future of Prince's $300 million estate

After several decades in the entertainment industry, Prince's net worth is estimated at $300 million. For any person, but especially someone as wealthy as the late entertainer, creating a trust or will for when one passes is important.<p>But Prince has no known will, according to his sister. And if …

Remember Goyle from the Harry Potter Movies? Yeah, He’s an M.M.A. Fighter Now

One hundred percent fact.<p>Many alums of the <i>Harry Potter</i> movies have moved on to fascinating second acts. <b>Emma Watson</b> has become a U.N.-appointed champion for feminism, <b>Rupert Grint</b> bought an ice-cream truck and spent a few years reflecting on things before deciding this year to return to Hollywood,</b> …

Harry Potter

Disney announced all its movies coming in the next 4 years — here's what you have to look forward to

In addition to an ambitious movie plan announced last fall, the studio has called dibs on a few more weekends with untitled projects, including more fairy-tale adventures.<p>With the recent enormous success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and the even more surprising staying power of "Zootopia" and …

Movies