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5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

Who Hacked the ATL? Hijackers Are Holding Atlanta for Ransom and Time Is Running Out

For the past five days, a mysterious group has been holding the city of Atlanta for ransom as federal authorities fight a computer attack that has …

Build your own PC inside the PC you built with PC Building Simulator

Considering we’ve got simulators for everything from driving a junker (x2) to moving into a neighborhood with a bunch of hot dads in it, I suppose it was only a matter of time until someone made a game where you assemble your own PC. It’s called PC Building Simulator, as you might guess, and it …

Repairs

Shoot to Kill

In the post-Columbine world, police departments all over America are adopting new, no-nonsense SWAT-team tactics<p>His ears ringing from gunfire, his uniform damp with sweat, his breath labored and acrid-tasting from the gunpowder in the air, Officer Larry Layman ran heavily down a hallway toward an …

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

This is the year everyone—including founding executives—began publicly questioning the impact of social media on our lives.<p>Last month, Facebook’s …

Observe How the Media Describes Stephen Willeford's Firearm vs. Devin Kelley

It must pain some members of the press to have to report on Stephen Willeford. Willeford, a certified NRA instructor, prevented Devin Kelley from …

Account Suspended

The list of things blockchain will revolutionize, according to the tech industry

Blockchain fever is rising and shows no signs of breaking anytime soon.<p>Blockchain is best known for its association with bitcoin. It's a digital …

Blockchain

Watch This Photoshop Master Use a Clever Trick to Make an Ugly Crane Disappear

A crane left parked in front of a sugar factory for months in Baltimore, Maryland, prevented photographer Paul Frederiksen from getting the exact …

Sugar makes cancerous tumours more aggressive, finds new study

Scientists have found that sugar ‘awakens’ cancer cells and makes tumours more aggressive.<p>The findings of a nine-year research project conducted by …

VR could trick stroke victims' brains toward recovery

Researchers at the University of Southern California are examining how virtual reality could promote brain plasticity and recovery.<p>Could virtual reality help stroke survivors regain motor function?<p>That's a question Sook-Lei Liew is looking to answer.<p>Liew, an assistant professor at the University of …

Virtual Reality

Ion Thruster Prototype Breaks Records in Tests, Could Send Humans to Mars

A thruster that's being developed for a future NASA mission to Mars broke several records during recent tests, suggesting that the technology is on …

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Dental Care

Drinking Water Database: Put in Your ZIP Code and Find Out What's in Your Water

What's in your drinking water? Whether you're wondering if your water is safe or just what that weird smell is, a new tool is now available that …

52 Good Morning Meditations that Will Calm the Chaos in Your Life

<i>It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.</i>The happiness of your …

Meditation

Republicans who voted against internet privacy got paid out

Cash rules everything around D.C.<p>That's hardly a new revelation, but it's worth revisiting after Congress recently voted (twice) to gut important …

Metals Debris Found in Vaccine Supply

A landmark new study has found metal debris and biological contamination in every human vaccine tested. The study should have profound and immediate …

Pentagon chief promises to resolve cases for National Guard soldiers ordered to repay bonuses

PARIS — Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter promised Tuesday to resolve the cases of thousands of Army National Guard soldiers who were ordered by the Defense Department to repay bonuses they received to enlist in the military.<p>“We are going to look into and resolve it,” he said, adding that Deputy …

National Guard

Man 'kills 17 neighbours to cover up the murder of his parents'

A man in China killed his parents then massacred 17 neighbours in an attempt to cover up the crime, police have said.<p>Yang Qingpei confessed after …

Local US police departments are creating their own DNA databases of unsuspecting (and innocent) citizens

Imagine this: A teenage boy who just received his driver’s license is pulled over by a police officer because one of his car’s tail lights is out. While writing out the fix-it ticket, the officer asks the teen if he wants to provide a DNA sample. The young man, unaware that law does not require it, …

Databases

Stem Cell Therapy Restores Movement to Paralyzed Man’s Arms and Hands

On March 6, 2016, just before Kris Boesen’s 21st birthday, his car skidded across a wet road in Bakersfield, California and slammed into a telephone …

Disease

What I Learned Playing The World’s Most Tragic Video Game

Kill Box puts you in the role of a drone pilot. Then, when you’ve completed your mission, it makes you the target.<p>I am a Pakistani child, running through a colorful vegetable patch on a bright summer day. The sky above me is impossibly blue. Through the rows of leafy fronds, I can see the village …

‘We Cry As Men’: Karate Instructor Teaches Boys It’s OK To Be Sensitive

Martial arts teacher tells males students that emotions are okay<p>There’s a viral video making the rounds in which a karate instructor tells a male …

13-year old Arab caught with gun in Jerusalem school

Israel has detained a 13-year-old Arab over possession of a gun and two cartridge clips at a boarding school in Jerusalem, police said Sunday.<p>"The …

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Wealthier homes contain more bugs, research shows

Homes in wealthier areas harbour more bugs, containing up to 200 different species of flies, spiders, beetles and ants, according to new research. The vast majority are not pests although dust mites and book lice were also common.<p>The finding is the latest demonstration of the “luxury effect” which …

Housing

Teasing out the microbiome of the Kansas prairie: One teaspoonful of soil holds DNA of tens of thousands of microbial species

One teaspoonful of soil holds DNA of tens of thousands of microbial species<p>Scientists have untangled a soil metagenome -- all the genetic material …

The First Woman To Run For President Couldn't Even Vote

Victoria Woodhull could be described as a radical -- she was the first woman to run for President of the United States, after all. But that's not …

Bloody leaves from King Albert's deadly fall are authentic, DNA shows

Using DNA tests, scientists have confirmed the authenticity of a morbid souvenir: bloodstained leaves that were taken from the death site of Belgium's King Albert I more than 80 years ago.<p>The results of the new study might help put to bed some conspiracy theories that claim Albert was the victim of …

Remember The Ice Bucket Challenge? It Just Funded A Major Breakthough In ALS Research

Remember the ice bucket challenge? Well, guess what? The charity fundraiser condemned by many as “slacktivism” has just funded a major breakthrough …