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Obama Pays Mexico Five Billion Dollars to Keep Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—President Barack Obama defended his decision on Wednesday to issue a payment of five billion dollars to Mexico to compel that nation to retain custody of Donald J. Trump.<p>The payment, which will be delivered to the Mexican government in hard American currency by …

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GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Carbon captured by coal plants would drive turbines that deliver power at night.<p>Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General …

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How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

The Developed World Is Missing the Point About Modern Slavery

Earlier this month, the Walk Free Foundation — an Australian NGO — released the first ever “modern slavery index,” which hoped to highlight the …

Dark side of the moon: The grim history of NASA's space race

The Saturn V rocket was a remarkable achievement of human engineering. The man-rated rocket carried most of the Apollo missions into space, and won the Space Race for America.<p>It was also based on Nazi technology.<p>Wernher von Braun was an aerospace engineer and member of the Nazi Party during World …

Stephen Hawking says escape from a black hole is possible — kind of

"They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," Dr. Hawking said in a talk last year. "If you feel you are trapped in a black hole, don't give up. There is a way out."<p>He posted his paper on arXiv, a pre-peer review site, in January. This month, the paper was finally published in the …

9 scientists just won an award more valuable than a Nobel Prize

Nine scientists just won an award that's worth more than a Nobel Prize, earning a cool $1 million for their cutting-edge research.<p>Called the Kavli Prize, these lofty awards are handed out by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation, and the Norwegian Ministry of Education …

Scientists have found a way to make wood transparent

Chemistry can do amazing things. In the latest example, chemists at the University of Maryland at College Park have created transparent wood, which is more insulating than glass and degrades more easily than plastic.<p>To achieve the feat, they needed a piece of basswood (from the tree also known as …

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember

Embrace these Carnegie quotes as a part of your daily entrepreneurial mantra.<p>Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 …

Use these Mac menu bar apps to get more done

Mac menu bar apps are a great way to keep information or services -- such as clipboard managers and calendars -- out of sight but no more than a click away. This makes them great for visualizing status information for your Mac, quickly switching settings and even boosting your productivity.<p>There is …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

A Norwegian who killed 77 people is suing over prison conditions — these photos show how luxurious Norwegian prisons are

But that hasn't stopped right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, from suing the state for alleged violations of his human rights at Oslo Prison.<p>At Oslo, Breivik's cell has three rooms, complete with a computer, television, and game console, according to Agence …

Five men with one mission: Keep women in India safe

In India, a sexual assaultoccurs every 22.5 minutes.<p>It's a startling statistic from India's National Crime Records Bureau.<p>"The public doesn't read about most of these incidents in the newspapers," said Manik Mehta, cofounder of startup Leaf Wearables. "But this fact shook us to the core."<p>Mehta and …

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Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology

Violinist Rosemary Johnson has spent the last 27 years coming to terms with the reality she would never make music again, following a devastating car crash. A member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra she was destined to become a world class musician before the road accident in 1988, which left …

How NASA Pulled off the Craziest Stunt on Mars, From the Guy Who Led the Team

Just a normal interplanetary jaunt involving supersonic parachutes and Sky Cranes.<p>When it comes to outrageous stunts, Evel Knievel has nothing on the Mars Curiosity rover. On August 6, 2012, this robotic daredevil hurtled into the Martian atmosphere at 13,200 miles per hour, deployed a supersonic …

We saw where America's most expensive war machine gets a classified feature, but this is all we can tell you about it

<b>FORT WORTH, Texas</b>— "This room is the most advanced painting facility in the world," retired US Air Force pilot and F-35 simulation instructor Rick Royer told me as we toured Lockheed Martin's highly secure plane facility.<p>The Aircraft Final Finishes bay is where America's most expensive weapons …

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Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

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Twelve amazing science stories we can't wait to follow in 2016

When it comes to incredible science, 2015 will be hard to top. Among a number of notable events, we got our first, thrilling look at Pluto, found evidence that liquid water still flows on Mars and began facing the reality that human gene editing is closer than ever thanks to the CRISPR system.<p>But …

This 'homeless' guy flies first class for free and says anyone could do it — here's how

And he's homeless, because he spends most of his time in the sky, flying first class — for free.<p>He says anybody could get free first-class tickets, if you play it smart.<p>"It sounds cliché, but I'm living my dream," Schlappig told Business Insider.<p>We spoke to Schlappig to hear his story:

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …

There's a mission to this mysterious water world that could detect the first alien life

Their spacecraft, called the Europa Multi-Flyby Mission, would orbit Jupiter, taking frequent passes by Europa for a close look at its surface.<p>But there is another important piece of the puzzle that NASA is exploring, and in a recent conversation with US Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas), Ars …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

You’ve Never Done a 7-Minute Abs Workout Like This Before

Get ready to feel the burn throughout your core the entire time<p>One of the best ways to score a chiseled core: crawl.<p>This abs workout consists entirely of bear crawl variations. It’s called a “flow complex,” says <i>Men’s Health</i> B.J. Gaddour.<p>So you’ll do one version of the movement—for example, a bear …

MIT team invents efficient shockwave-based process for desalination of water

As the availability of clean, potable water becomes an increasingly urgent issue in many parts of the world, researchers are searching for new ways …

9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

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What I learned by waking up at 4:30 a.m. for 21 days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

Graphene key to high-density, energy-efficient memory chips, Stanford engineers say

The memory chips in phones, laptops and other electronic devices need to be small, fast and draw as little power as possible. For years, silicon …