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Oprah for president in 2020? Here’s everything you need to know.

It all got brought back up again, at first, because of a joke.<p>Golden Globes host Seth Meyers stood before Oprah Winfrey, who was set to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award Sunday night and was sitting in the very front of the room. As Meyers opened the awards show, he mentioned his 2011 White House …

Super Earth K2-18b: Exoplanet That Could Harbour Extraterrestrial Life Has a Neighbor Hiding Behind It

Astronomers have identified a distant exoplanet as a “super-Earth” that has the potential to harbor alien life. On top of this, the team also …

Bitcoin Mining Guzzles Energy—And Its Carbon Footprint Just Keeps Growing

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin …

Bitcoin

There's a 'fatal' flaw in cryptocurrencies which means they can never be real currencies

LONDON — Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ether will never become true currencies because of a series of "fatal" flaws, a senior economist at the Swiss banking giant UBS says.<p>At a roundtable discussion attended by Business Insider on Thursday, Paul Donovan, the global chief economist at UBS's …

Disney’s streaming service has won, and it hasn’t even launched yet

When you have the most important franchises in the world, nothing else matters<p>During The Walt Disney Company’s quarterly earnings call on November 9th, CEO Bob Iger casually dropped some news. The tidbit that made the biggest headlines was that the company had just closed a deal with …

How Workers Under 30 Are Climbing the Ladder Differently

Younger women show high ambition, and young men and women share similar views on some gender-workplace issues<p>Recruiting manager Casey Miller noticed something different about the intern presentations at Enterprise Holdings Inc. this summer.<p>In previous years, the proceedings at the car-rental …

Recruitment

20 of America's top political scientists gathered to discuss our democracy. They're scared.

“If current trends continue for another 20 or 30 years, democracy will be toast.”<p>Is American democracy in decline? Should we be worried?<p>On October 6, some of America’s top political scientists gathered at Yale University to answer these questions. And nearly everyone agreed: American democracy is …

Political Science

How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned his prison upside down

In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence, and he had finally found a way to occupy his time. Inside the Marion Correctional Institution, which sits on green farmland off a series of quiet roads in rural Ohio, he had carved out a job running a recycling program, a gig …

Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

WASHINGTON — President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, …

Health Care

Sex, disease, and extinction: what ancient DNA tells us about humans and Neanderthals

Three new studies uncover details about the sex lives of human ancestors, and the DNA modern humans inherited<p>Two new genetic analyses help explain the unexpected roles Neanderthals play in modern human life — influencing everything from hair color to mental health. The new research also adds to …

Blade Runner 2049: our spoiler-free review

You’ve waited 35 years — we’re not going to ruin it for you at this point<p>It’s been 35 years since Ridley Scott’s <i>Blade Runner</i> hit theaters, and when it takes this long for a sequel to roll around, a few questions need to be answered. No question is more important than “why?” Yes, we’re in a cultural …

VIDEO – Sony A9 vs Hasselblad X1D. Commentary and My Thoughts

VIDEO – Sony A9 vs Hasselblad X1D. Commentary and My Thoughts By Steve Huff A video companion to my post from yesterday morning HERE, with my …

Unlimited original-quality Photos uploads for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are only valid until Dec. 2020

One of the main draws with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is the unlimited photo and video storage on Google Photos. Whereas all other phones get …

This "Ghost Gun" Machine Now Makes Untraceable Metal Handguns

For the past five years, Cody Wilson has applied every possible advance in digital manufacturing technology to the mission of undermining government …

Trump’s menacing United Nations speech, annotated

<i>President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning, and from the language he used (“Rocket Man”) to the threats he unleashed (to “totally destroy North Korea”) to criticizing the United States' “embarrassing” Iran deal in front of world leaders, it</i> …

Political Science

Dear Canon, What Happened To Your Innovation?

Dear Canon,<p>You and I have had a very, very long friendship that has lasted many years and many, many generations of cameras. Ever since my first …

Bitcoin Will Trigger Nvidia's Powerful Explosion

Shares of leading semiconductor player Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) have been on an absolute war path so far in 2017! This stock has exploded to the upside, …

Trading

The Defenders amplifies Marvel’s Netflix ideology, warts and all

A slow start to a long-anticipated show<p>It’s hard to pinpoint what, exactly, The Defenders stand for. Good and justice in the world, obviously, since they’re superheroes. And then… what else? If past Marvel shows like <i>Jessica Jones</i> are an instrument, delicately tuned for individual stories about the …

Steven Soderbergh Is Back to Destroy Hollywood

For 25 years, Steven Soderbergh was a master of manipulating the Hollywood system to his creative advantage, until he quit in disgust over what it had become and struck out on his own. Now he’s back to teach other filmmakers how to make films for the next 25—and blow up the system for good.<p>One of …