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Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary

The Hubble Space Telescope knows how to celebrate its anniversary in style. Each year, the telescope team releases a new, mind-blowing image of something gorgeous. The Lagoon Nebula is the winner for 2018.<p>NASA also released a fly-through video of the nebula that takes you soaring through the Hubble …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

Android Phones

A new tool uses legal loopholes to get you cheaper flights by checking prices 17,000 times a day

A new service is trying to exploit legal loopholes to get people cheaper plane tickets by automatically checking flight prices 17,000 times a day.<p>DoNotPay, an automated legal tool, is branching out into helping users book airline tickets, it announced on Monday. It says its services have previously …

'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary: Here's how to get rich

If you're hoping to <b>get your finances in order</b> and grow your wealth, <b>Kevin O'Leary</b>, an investor on ABC's "Shark Tank" and personal finance author, has …

A man who retired at 34 shares a spreadsheet that helped him get there

Tab 1: Balances<p>Balances is the finances-at-a-glance tab.<p>Brandon uses the website Personal Capital to track his spending and saving, and inputs those …

The Senate’s push to overrule the FCC on net neutrality now has 50 votes, Democrats say

By Brian Fung<p>Brian Fung<p>Policy reporter focusing on telecommunications, media, cryptocurrencies and competition<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Fifty senators have endorsed a legislative measure to override the Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to deregulate the broadband industry, top Democrats …

Net Neutrality

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness

It's the most rational reason imaginable--but it can lead to a boring, ordinary life.<p><i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's …

Why Japan Should Release Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Ocean

Scientists have been urging the Japanese government to slowly release tritium-contaminated water from the Fukushima accident into the Pacific Ocean over about a ten-year period. The water is stored on-site in 900 or so large tanks. All of the other radioactive elements have been removed from the …

Worms born in Martian soil suggest farming on Mars is possible

The prospect of a human colony on Mars has rapidly moved from science fiction to reality in recent years, with space agencies like NASA, ESA, and …

Space Science

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Marketing email company SendGrid raises $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16

SendGrid, the Denver-based marketing email company, raised $131 million after pricing its IPO at $16, above the expected range of $13.50 to $15.50. The company also upsized its IPO, selling 8.2 million shares, instead of 7.7 million.<p>The company begins trading Wednesday on the New York Stock …

Stop Beginning Your Speeches with 'Good Morning and Thank You' and Start With This Instead

It doesn't matter how compelling your presentation is if you haven't grabbed your audience's attention in the first few seconds.<p>Every presentation is an opportunity to make an impression. You can either use your pitch to build credibility, engagement and buy-in, or blow the chance to share your …

A 21-year-old created a genius replacement for nutrition labels — and it reveals a better way to decide what's healthy

What's black-and-white, clunky, and impossible for 90% of Americans to read?<p>A standard nutrition label. The receipt-size panels are unwieldy things, sometimes listing up to 25 different food components at time. This makes sizing up the healthiness of a bag of chips or a box of crackers a tall order.<p>…

This 8.7%-Yielding Monthly-Paying REIT Should Be In Everybody's Dividend Portfolio

<b>Whitestone REIT</b> (WSR) is a good deal for income investors. The real estate investment trust has grown NOI and FFO per-share at a good clip and has …

Investing

How to Google Chrome: Essential tips and tricks to mastering your browser

Speed up your browser, consume less RAM, increase your privacy, and install extensions to help you get more done in your day. These tips work for …

This He-Man And DMX Mashup Is Gon’ Make You Lose Your Mind

Warning: This cartoon comes with A LOT of cursing.<p>He-Man is “up in here” for this glorious mashup.<p>The ’80s cartoon favorite appears to rap along to DMX’s club anthem “Party Up” in Adam Schleichkorn’s new parody video posted online Monday.<p>“I loved this show when I was a kid, and that DMX album was a …

Books Like The Hobbit: 12 Epic Fantasies Worth Reading

I discovered <i>The Hobbit</i> by J.R.R. Tolkien the summer I turned thirteen. I stumbled across it while perusing my mom’s bookshelves. Instead of being put …

Books

Gmail users will soon get Windows 10's best new mail and calendar features

As usual, Windows Insiders get it first<p>Back in February, Microsoft updated Windows 10’s mail and calendar apps with a few useful features. Focused Inbox shows you only the important emails and puts everything else into an “other” tab. And the calendar app gained the ability to display travel …

Man tweets entire date with former manager of Times Square Olive Garden—and it’s priceless

Times Square is often referred to as the “Crossroad of the World,” which is correct in that if we live a hellish, brutalist existence and humanity is …

Elon Musk wants to build Tesla Gigafactories all around the world

Last week the world got its first glimpse of Tesla’s massive Nevada Gigafactory. With excitement about the factory high, Musk is already looking …

Tesla Motors (TSLA) Gigafactory: Battery Cell Production Starts, But Will It Ramp Up Fast Enough?

Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory, slated to be the world’s largest building once it is completed, started production of battery cells Wednesday. Already …

No. 1 Business Book in the World, According to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

When these two agree on something so fundamental, it's time to pay attention.<p>Bill Gates met Warren Buffett for the first time in 1991, and one of his first questions was which business book Buffett recommended most highly.<p>Buffett had the answer ready, and Gates apparently took it to heart, since 23 …

Why the 2017 F1 rule changes will not level the playing field | Giles Richards

During the period of inventive speculation that characterises Formula One’s pre-season before the first test in Barcelona, there has been a sense that the new rules for 2017 really might reinvigorate the competition after three years of dominance by Mercedes.<p>Step forward then on Tuesday Mark …

One of Canada’s biggest newspapers has already made the typo of the year

Coffee is made for a reason.<p>And on the morning of January 3, someone at the Toronto Star might have realized this.<p>The major newspaper outlet …

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2018

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>A panel of five market pros share their best ideas.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>Investors hoping for a summer …

Stock Markets

New Horizons Spacecraft Is Approaching a Mysterious Red Object

NASA’s New Horizons space probe is currently speeding towards a mysterious Kuiper Belt Object known as MU69. Recent observations of the distant …

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

Brain tricks for better investing, the benefits of low-yield dividend stocks, and a new loonie outlook

Princeton University psychology professor Daniel Kahneman was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for a series of studies popularized in his book "Thinking, Fast and Slow." Mr. Kahenman's work showed that the human brain has two separate systems for thinking and problem …

Self-described millionaire found beaten in Brampton ditch charged with fraud

A self-described millionaire and business coach found beaten and half-naked in a Brampton, Ont., ditch earlier this year has now been charged with …