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SCOTUS Legalizes Same Sex Marriage But Questions Remain For Religious Groups & Tax Exempts

This morning, people in coffee houses and churches across the land will no doubt be talking about the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in <i>Obergefell v. Hodges</i>, making same sex marriages legal in all states.<p>Procedurally, the case got its start when a same sex couple from Ohio filed a lawsuit in United …

Same-sex Marriage

Islamic India: The Biggest Holocaust in World History… Whitewashed from History Books

Researching and studying the impact of Islam and jihad on the world, we have come to the conclusion that India today is not living under its own …

Elon Musk is one step closer to making his ambitious $10 billion satellite internet business a reality

The rocket company has asked permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin to test beaming high-speed internet from space using satellites, according to a report from the Washington Post.<p>Musk originally shared his idea of using satellites in space as a way to provide internet …

Robots walk, climb, drive (and fall) in race for $2m world prize

Gallery: Robots walk, climb, drive (and fall) in race for $2m world prize<p>Gallery: Robots walk, climb, drive (and fall) in race for $2m world prize<p>+ …

Robotics

SpaceX records fall to Earth with a GoPro

When you drop a GoPro from space, two pretty obvious things happen.<p>One is that the camera gradually descends back to Earth, turning and twisting …

Space Exploration

Eedu DIY drone kit uses hands-on learning to teach kids how to code

The beauty of Kickstarter is its ability to combine ideas with resources to bring new opportunities to market. We’ve already seen this model deliver very successful campaigns like Kano that put the power of micro-computing into the hands of many. A new project, called Eedu, is looking to provide …

This is the first vertebrate ever discovered that can reproduce without sex

This is the first solid evidence of such asexual reproduction in the wild for any animal with a backbone, scientists added.<p>Asexual reproduction is often seen among invertebrates — that is, animals without backbones. It happens rarely in vertebrates, but instances are increasingly being discovered — …

Rand Paul, with overheated rhetoric, pummeled by conservative media over NSA

In the heat of the moment, Rand Paul went too far.<p>And he may be the most unpopular Republican in Washington right now.<p>Which doesn’t necessarily hurt his presidential campaign.<p>The Kentucky lawmaker single-handedly blocked the Senate from extending the NSA’s bulk records surveillance authority, which …

Learning To Fly: Why Planes and Drones Could Take Their Next Cue From Bats

It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. It’s not even superman. But it flies better than any of them. It’s the barn bat — that stealth pilot of the night. And it could soon be teaching airplanes big and small how to fly.<p>Neuroscientists at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland …

John Nash's Indelible Contribution To Economic Analysis

John F. Nash, one of the most influential mathematicians of the 20th century and subject of the 2001 film, “A Beautiful Mind”, died this past weekend along with his wife, Alicia, in a New Jersey taxi accident while returning from Oslo to accept the Abel Prize in mathematics, one of the most …

Nearly half of America's biggest cities look like giant suburbs

But in the real world, a city is just a set of political boundaries. And often, what's inside those lines looks all but indistinguishable from a suburb, from cul de sacs to roomy houses to lots and lots of highways. If you've ever driven around a place like Phoenix or Austin—or lived basically …

Five Pictures We Draw When We Talk About Physics

One of the physics blogs I read regularly is ZapperZ’s Physics and Physicists, where last week he posted an interesting observation about the difference between subjects when it comes to modes of discussion. Specifically, talking about science seems to require different tools:<p>We were comfortable …

Here's the Secret Truth About Economic Inequality in America

We all know that inequality has grown in America over the last several years. But the conventional wisdom among conservatives and even many liberals …

Income Inequality

From Afghanistan to the oil fields - drone Sky-Futures start-up raises £2.5 million

MMC has invested the sum in five-year-old London start-up Sky-Futures, which uses drones to help monitor and inspect oil and gas facilities.<p>The company, which was founded by two UK army veterans and a British Airways pilot, already works with BP, BG Group, Shell, and Statoil. Sky-Futures has also …

Quantum computing is about to overturn cybersecurity’s balance of power

“Spooky action at a distance” is how Albert Einstein described one of the key principles of quantum mechanics: entanglement. Entanglement occurs when two particles become related such that they can coordinate their properties instantly even across a galaxy. Think of wormholes in space or Star Trek …

Are You Ready For The Impact Of 'Fight For $15' On The Fast Food World?

For the record, I fully support American workers being paid a fair wage, and today’s demonstrations to “Fight for $15” exhibit the strong support for the rights of workers, some 42 percent of whom in the U.S. make less than $15 per hour.<p>I do have concerns about what happens next. We need to have a …

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: What 10 famous internet meme stars look like in real life, and what they're up to

She became known as "Crying piccolo girl" online just moments after her tear-strewn face was shown on live television following the loss of her Villanova Wildcats to NC State.<p>The woman, Roxanne Chalifoux, is one of a few people who have accidentally experienced Internet fame. Her face was turned …

Banks are bailing on the student loan business and it couldn't come at a worse time

Some of the world's biggest banks, including JP Morgan, Bank of America, and US Bancorp, are withdrawing from the student loan market. That's according to a series of reports over the past couple years.<p>It couldn't come at a worse time.<p>That is because it coincides with a rise in the number of …

Why more startups turning to equity crowdfunding

When CareGuide founder John Philip Green set out to raise the first outside capital for his network of websites, his goal was $500,000 (U.S.).<p>He ended up raising more than $1.5-million after seeking equity through the popular U.S.-based crowdfunding portal, AngelList.<p>Mr. Green had already landed …

Dyson invests $15m in technology that may double smartphone battery life

Dyson Ltd,Smartphones,Technology,Mobile phones,Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars,James Dyson,US news,Science,Environment,Motoring,World news<p>Pioneering solid-state batteries could hold twice as much electricity as current batteries for longer-lasting smartphones, tablets and electric cars<p>Dyson …

Batteries

A former ISIS hostage describes Jihadi John's terrifying mock executions

In the piece, Espinosa, a correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo who was held by the jihadist group for several months, recalled in vivid detail how infamous executioner "Jihadi John" would psychologically and physically torture his victims.<p>"Feel it? Cold, isn't it? Can you imagine the …

The Forbes 2015 Investment Guide

To help you make your money work harder, we’ve highlighted the strategies and ideas of more than a dozen Unknown All-Stars of personal finance–homespun heroes who have cut out the middlemen and bested the pros in investing, real estate, tax planning and philanthropy. We also offer advice on …

Back In 2000, The CIA Made These Predictions For 2015

Here were some of those predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><b>"International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather than governments."</b> Verdict: Probably true, though it is sometimes hard to distinguish between non-state actors and …

How to Create a Tech Startup Scene If You're Not in Silicon Valley

Pittsburgh's success provides important and surprising clues.<p>If you work in the tech sector or are otherwise attentive to it, you probably already know something that I didn’t learn until recently: Pittsburgh has one of the liveliest technology ecosystems in the country. It’s a tech mecca, along …

The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

Adam Tooze's study of the two world wars traces a new history of the 20th century.<p>Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, <i>The Wages of Destruction</i>. And so it is …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

A Strong Dollar and A Weak Oil Price Could Trigger a Stock Market Melt-Up

U.S. equities could well outperform the rest of the world on the expectation that the U.S. is about to surpass Saudi Arabia as the globe’s largest oil producer. Miracle of miracles never to be dreamed of until today. And OPEC, which quadrupled oil prices in 1973 and threw the world into a deep …

One of Sony's first 'new' ideas is a smartwatch that's all e-ink

Sony's first idea to be born out of its new built-in "venture style" plan to create new products and impress, well, you and me, is apparently a combination of its e-ink reader tech and a smartwatch device. According to people familiar with the matter, both the watch face and wristband will be …