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Buzz Aldrin’s plan for a permanent presence on Mars

Buzz Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon. Now the Nasa veteran, and trained engineer, is setting his sights on another part of our Solar System – Mars.<p>Buzz Aldrin’s passion is clear for all to see. It’s not the jeans, jacket or unexpected striped red braces, but on the T-shirt. Beneath …

10 Inspirational Quotes from Steve Jobs

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Mental Health

The best electric vehicle

<i>By Rik Paul</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read the full article here.</i><p>After doing three months of research, interviewing leading experts, and driving all 11 electric vehicles that are available in the US, we're convinced that the Kia …

Electric Vehicles

Bill Belichick: Tom Brady is the 'greatest quarterback of all time'

Tom Brady may have some doubts about where he stacks up in the pantheon of otherworldly quarterbacks, but for his coach there is no uncertainty.<p>Tom …

Four-Peat for UConn Women’s Hoops: Pictures

How to Make the Most of Your Curly Hair

Styling tips for hair that’s a little more than wavy.<p>Let's face it: A head of healthy, well-kept ringlets can be quite the sight to behold. Just look at our main man Kit Harington; the guy’s hair couldn’t be more wildly screwy, and yet he still manages to look better than 99% of the side-parted …

White House won’t back bill forcing tech companies to break encryption

The White House is refusing to publicly support new draft legislation that would give judges the right to force tech companies like Apple to help law enforcement break encrypted data.<p>The measure was put forward by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, respectively the Republican chair and top …

U.S. readies bank rule on shell companies amid 'Panama Papers' fury

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the “Panama Papers” leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding of wealth via offshore banking devices.<p>Morning …

Corruption

Barack Obama Just Cracked Down On Wall Street

The White House says the contentious new "fiduciary rule" could save Americans billions of dollars on their IRAs.<p>After six years of debate and lobbying, the Labor Department rolled out a major new regulation on Wednesday that will require virtually all financial advisers to legally act in their …

The Panama Papers: what's been revealed so far?

The unprecedented leak of 11.5m files is causing upheaval across the globe. Here is what has been revealed by the Guardian<p>The leak of 11.5m files from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca continues to create upheaval around the world. The documents were leaked to the German daily Süddeutsche …

Corruption

Sanders ticks off ways Clinton not ‘qualified’ to be president

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton campaigns in key states in her quest to become the Democratic nominee for president.<p>The former secretary of state, senator and first lady is the Democratic nominee for president.<p>PHILADELPHIA — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Wednesday said …

Chris Borland thinks more NFL players are going to start retiring early

The former 49ers linebacker who walked away from football at the age of 24 expects others to follow in his footsteps.<p>Chris Borland's decision to abruptly retire from the NFL last year at the age of 24 due to long-term health concerns sent waves through the football world. Borland, after all, was …

Bubba Watson admits to ‘mental issues,’ fear of people and just about everything else

Bubba Watson is ‘a freak' and ‘a mess’ — and that’s what his friends Rickie Fowler and caddie Ted Scott have to say about the big-hitting but awkward two-time Masters winner.<p>What better way to watch the days, hours, seconds tick down to Thursday’s opening shots at Augusta, than attempt to figure …

Hall of Fame QB: Colin Kaepernick should take pay cut, play for Broncos

Last we heard, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wasn't interested in taking a pay cut to facilitate a trade to the Broncos. But at least one person …

NFL

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Physics

23 Michael Jordan Quotes That Will Immediately Boost Your Confidence

What M.J. would say about North Carolina's loss to Villanova.<p>Last night, Villanova beat North Carolina to become NCAA National Champions. Villanova deserves respect and applause for their victory. However, what would Michael Jordan say to the team of his alma mater after such a defeat?<p>Fittingly, …

Michael Jordan

Supermassive Black Hole Simulations Suggest Dark Matter Origin

Cutting edge simulations have revealed for the first time exactly how the supermassive black holes at the heart of quasars were formed.<p>Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the visible universe and they are believed to contain supermassive black holes that are more than a billion times the …

Newly Discovered Star Has an Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere

But good luck breathing in the bone-crushing gravity.<p>A newly discovered star is unlike any ever found. With an outermost layer of 99.9 percent pure oxygen, its atmosphere is the most oxygen-rich in the known universe. Heck, it makes Earth's meager 21 percent look downright suffocating.<p>The strange …

Scientists at Fermilab Are About to Start Shooting Neutrinos Through the Earth

Fermilab outside Chicago will soon begin its Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE), and what it hopes to accomplish is as brilliant and …

How Fast Does Earth Move Through The Universe?

Most likely, as you’re reading this right now, you’re sitting down, perceiving yourself as stationary. Yet we know — at a cosmic level — we’re not so stationary after all. For one, the Earth rotates on its axis, hurtling us through space at nearly 1700 km/hr for someone on the equator.<p>That’s not …

Universe

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

LeBron James coached the Cleveland Cavaliers despite Tyronn Lue's attempts to coach

LeBron James did not play during Tuesday night’s game against the Rockets, but he most definitely did coach.<p>Dressed like an assistant coach, LeBron left the bench and began actively coaching his fellow Cavs teammates. Normally, this could be considered good leadership, but you rarely see an injured …

Basketball

Lakers teammates 'ticked off' at D'Angelo Russell because of secretly recorded video

Some Lakers players have distanced themselves from rookie D'Angelo Russell after a video surfaced a few days ago in which he secretly recorded teammate Nick Young talking about women other than his fiancee, Iggy Azalea.<p>Russell and Young are friends but the video, which was surreptitiously shot a …

Jury Finds General Motors Ignition Switch Was Defective

General Motors sold vehicles with a defective ignition switch, but the part was not to blame for a 2014 car accident, a U.S. jury found on Wednesday in the first verdict since the company was forced to recall millions of vehicles.<p>The verdict on Wednesday in a two-week trial in Manhattan was …

General Motors

Hollande Abandons Plan To Strip Convicted Terrorists Of French Citizenship

French President Francois Hollande is abandoning a proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed the government to strip convicted terrorists of their French citizenship.<p>"A compromise appears out of reach on the stripping of terrorists' nationality," Hollande told reporters, according …

Trump sounds off on abortion; criticism comes from all sides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals.<p>After …

Pro-choice Movement

Obama Commutes Sentences of 61 Prisoners

President Obama backed up his calls for reforming the way society punishes non-violent criminals on Wednesday by commuting the sentences of 61 prisoners — a third of them lifers.<p>"They're Americans who'd been serving time on the kind of outdated sentences that are clogging up our jails and burning …

Non-violence

10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.<p>Why do certain people achieve more success than others?<p>What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are "wired" that drives them to greater success than …

Emotional Intelligence

Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists

Mental illness is largely caused by social crises such as unemployment or childhood abuse and too much money is spent researching genetic and biological factors, psychologists have warned.<p>Over the past decade funding bodies like the Medical Research Council(MRC) have spent hundreds of millions on …