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The World's First Commercial Hyperloop is Coming to Abu Dhabi in 2020

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has released details of their plan to create the world’s first commercial Hyperloop system in Abu …

Abu Dhabi

Suze Orman: When it comes to buying a car, ‘plenty of you are being downright dumb'

Your approach to buying a car can say a lot about your commitment to building financial security, says former CNBC host, best-selling author and …

Personal Finance

How to throw a punch

Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.<p>The punching-bag game at the arcade or county fair always looks so tempting. After all, punching seems like the easiest thing in the world: You ball up your fist and hurl it toward your target, just like in the movies. In reality, however, there’s a …

Martial Arts

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

Ockham's Razor

William of Ockham (c.1287-1347)<p>Probably on April 10, 1347, English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian <b>William of Ockham</b> passed …

British Philosophy

How gravitational waves could solve some of the Universe’s deepest mysteries

NEWS FEATURE<p>With the first detections behind them, researchers have set their sights on ambitious scientific quarry.<p>Davide Castelvecchi<p>Search for …

Physics

Fresh Cannabis Leaves May Be the Superfood You're Missing Out On

We know that smoking dried cannabis flower yields a number of benefits — from pain relief to relaxation — but it turns out that consuming <i>fresh</i> cannabis leaves may also have perks for our health. Among the hundred plus cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known are CBD …

Cannabis

Was your university degree worth the debt? High-paying jobs aren't a sure thing, experts say

As thousands of students around Australia throw their academic caps into the sky this month, many of them will be left thousands of dollars in …

College & University

5 Ways to Explore the Dominican Republic Off the Beaten Path

For curious travelers, the Caribbean nation has far more to offer than all-inclusive resorts.<p>With its cerulean surf and endless sunshine, the Dominican Republic is especially popular among vacationers seeking the promise of a carefree, all-inclusive escape. But outside the resorts lie an impressive …

Dominican Republic

Scientists reveal new technique to make biofuel from mushroom waste

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have discovered a revolutionary way to transform mushroom waste into biofuel. Despite claims to …

Biofuel

Study suggests the average person consumes 70,000 microplastic bits every year

“Plastic: it’s what’s for dinner.” Plastics are polluting the world’s waterways – and they’re also found in abundance in the average person’s gut. …

Pollution

Fossilized Finger Found in Saudi Arabia Shifts the Story of Human Migration

The fossil is 88,000 years old.<p>The dissemination of <i>Homo sapiens</i> to every corner of the Earth started when groups of anatomically modern humans left …

Saudi Arabia

Learn to Pre-Dimension a Reinforced Concrete Structure

It's fundamental that architects know about structures, not only to bring their designs to reality but also to be able to discuss their projects with …

Engineering

Google Automatically Rejects Most Resumes for Common Mistakes You've Probably Made Too

Former HR chief Laszlo Bock says Google gets 50,000 resumes a week. This is how it eliminates many of them.<p>Want to get hired at Google (or any other desirable employer)? Chances are, you won't, because your resume is getting in your way. Not because you didn't phrase things just right, or you …

Employment

States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing amid an abuse epidemic

As part of a routine drug test, Adam Randall handed a vial of yellow liquid to a probation officer.<p>Although it looked like a urine sample from the 31-year-old — who was required to submit to testing after a previous conviction — authorities in Queensbury, N.Y., say it was not. They allege that …

Drug Testing

You have been charging your phone wrong for years - here's the best way to do it - Cornwall Live

We all know that your phone is nothing without charge in the battery - especially in remote parts of our beloved Cornwall.<p>It really doesn't matter if …

Gear & Gadgets

'First luxury space hotel' plans to offer zero gravity living – for $792,000 a night

Self-described ‘serial entrepreneur’ behind the Aurora Station says it is selling the astronaut experience and plans to open in 2021<p>A Houston-based company said this week it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.<p>Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 35ft-by-14ft its …

Space Exploration

9 food parts you should never throw away

Nutrition

Michelangelo's former Tuscan villa hits the market for $9.3M

If you’ve been dreaming about living a new life under the Tuscan sun, now you can in Michelangelo’s former villa — currently on the market for $9.3M. …

Italy

I’m building a machine that breaks the rules of reality

A FEW years ago, I had an idea that may sound a little crazy: I thought I could see a way to build an engine that works harder than the laws of …

Physics

We Finally Know How Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Field

Earth’s magnetic field plays a vital role in everything from animal migration to protecting the Earth from the Sun’s harsh solar wind. Now, a recent study finally sheds light on how some birds visually see Earth’s magnetic field. Birds use Earth’s magnetic field as sort of a heads-up display to …

Magnetism

'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

One of the hallmarks of advanced prostate cancer is a faulty PTEN tumor suppressor gene. Now, after screening compounds for their effect on cells …

Cancer

Something is flashing brightly in deep space and scientists have no idea why

Scientists searching the sky for supernova explosions recently got something they truly didn’t expect. Hoping to observe the long, sustained pulses …

Universe

Scientists Have a New Idea on Where to Find a "Second Earth"

Though we haven’t collectively done the best job taking care of <i>this</i> Earth, researchers are already trying to find another planet like ours. Now, they …

Universe

Can you spot the baffling letter in this headline that 72 per cent of people miss?

What is in ‘everything’ yet is rarely spotted? The answer, somewhat surprisingly, is the letter ‘g’.<p>Despite seeing it millions of times, a new study has found that 72 per cent of people cannot identify the lowercase ‘looptail g’ - the form of the consonant where the lower arc is completed to form …

Research

This bonkers Chinese phone holds as much juice as the average laptop

It’s no secret I’m a little obsessed with obscure Chinese phone brands. As someone largely bored of the iterative nature of Apple and Samsung’s devices, the intriguing and distinct handsets pumped out of Shenzhen’s factories by the truckload have caught my interest.<p>Take, for example, the Blackview …

Mobile Technology

Google Expands its Little-Known But All-Important Undersea Empire

Google’s little-known but vast deep-sea empire is expanding.<p>The search giant said Tuesday that it has started installing a 6,000-mile undersea cable …

New York City

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

The researcher whose work is at the center of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data analysis and political advertising uproar has revealed that his method worked much like the one Netflix uses to recommend movies.<p>In an email to me, Cambridge University scholar Aleksandr Kogan explained how his …

Machine Learning

An ex-DEA agent describes how he helped hunt down 'El Chapo' — and confronted him wearing the cartel kingpin's own hat

By 2010, when a Drug Enforcement Administration agent named Drew Hogan arrived in Mexico City with his family, the Mexican kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had been on the run for nine years.<p>The Sinaloa cartel chief had slipped out of a prison in southwest Mexico during the first weeks of 2001 — …

Mexico

There's one magic substance that will help with America's gut problems

Because you're almost certainly not getting enough of it.<p>You've probably been told you should eat more fiber. But despite a broad-spectrum recommendation for the roughage, researchers can’t say for certain why it’s so good for us, what diseases it actually helps prevent, or how exactly we should …

Nutrition