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Scientists are keeping a close eye on the Beaufort Gyre

The Beaufort Gyre, an immense 60-mile-diameter pool of cold freshwater and sea ice, is “stuck” in a clockwise rotation that should have ended years ago. Its eventual reversal could send massive amounts of chilly water straight toward western Europe, plunging it into brutal winters and disrupting …

Global Warming

How to delete yourself from the internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. It seems like every week we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime … about reputable services falling victim to anonymous hackers … about ransomware holding random computer users’ files hostage.<p>And then there are those websites that track your every …

Information Systems

You can now delete (almost) all trace of yourself from the web at the click of a button

The internet never forgets. What may have been an embarrassing Facebook photo eight years ago could be dredged up to affect future job prospects, or …

Privacy

Ask Ethan: The Multiverse And The Road Not Traveled

The Multiverse is a word used by a great many people, yet not everyone means the same thing when they say it. Reader Chris Olson wrote in and asked about two different meanings in particular:<p>In what way, if at all, are the ideas of Everettian Quantum Mechanics and Eternal Inflation related? Can we …

Dark Matter

Must Read for Man United Fans: Statement From Van Gaal's 2011 Sacking by Bayern

An interesting statement has been fished up on ​Twitter regarding Louis Van Gaal's sacking at his last club Bayern Munich that will intrigue United …

Soccer

Sporting CP lose Marcos Rojo lawsuit

The controversial transfer of the Argentine to Old Trafford has resulted in the club being slapped with a hefty fine, after failing to pay investors …

Bookmark These Websites and You'll Get Rich Easily

You want to get rich and you are tired of reading through websites that are offering you stale practices of becoming successful? Do not get …

Personal Finance

Here's the market's biggest risk

The list includes what the Federal Reserve Board might or might not do, China's slowdown, emerging market struggles, plummeting commodities, dollar strength and the uncertainty over who will become President of the U.S. in 2017. We think investors are really asking us, "what's the market's biggest …

Stock Markets

Why the Eurozone was always doomed to fail

The nearly 16-year experiment with a financially integrated Europe is instead tearing the continent apart, stirring ugly ghosts of history and …

Europe

Mexico drug lord Guzman's escape tunnel is a minor engineering masterpiece

The tunnel stretched a mile long, from the jailhouse shower to an empty building in a cornfield, and was deep enough for drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to stand upright as he made his escape.<p>A minor engineering masterpiece, some might say, equipped with ventilation, lighting, oxygen tanks, …

Greek PM summoned to Brussels for debt deal talks

The Tsipras talks showed gaps remain between the two sides, while the Greek premier must also convince his anti-austerity Syriza party to approve concessions needed to unblock desperately needed bailout funds.<p>But hopes of a deal to end five months of deadlock and keep Greece from crashing out of …

Europe