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Physics has a dizzying array of subdisciplines. This short video breaks it down.

An 8-minute history of the giant field of physics.<p>Physics can be defined simply as the study of matter and energy. But that simple definition covers an enormous range of topics.<p>There’s the classical physics you learned about in high school: It can explain how much force it takes to slide a box …

3 Stocks You Don't Have to Babysit

Perhaps the most significant enemy to generating wealth through investing is ourselves. The instinctive reflexes in our cave-people brain tend to give into rash decisions based on greed or fear that tend to eat away at your profit potential. The best investors of our time were no doubt smart …

Investing

This Daily Habit Gives You Better Brain Function and a Longer Life

It costs little or nothing, and you can do it anywhere.<p>What if there was one simple thing you could do every day that would give you better brain function and a longer life? What if that thing cost little or nothing, and you could do it anywhere, including in bed, on an airplane, or in the bathtub? …

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

WATCH: How to Solve The Famous 'Grandfather Paradox' of Time Travel

If you went back in time and killed your grandfather, would you still be born? Or did you just kill yourself?<p>The concept of time travel is …

103-Year-Old Company Beats The Market In Good Times And Bad Times, Pays A Good Dividend

Investors chasing after hot stocks like Tesla and Facebook have probably missed a dull stock that has outperformed the S&P500 in good and bad times for several decades.<p>The company is Clorox Company, which has outperformed the S&P500 3-1 over the long-term. Clorox, which has been paying stockholders …

Investing

Analysts: This food company you've probably never heard of will outperform the rest of the industry

The list includes well-known companies like Amazon, Apple, Dollar General, and Panera.<p>It also includes one company whose name isn't widely known, but whose products are sold in grocery stores across America: <b>WhiteWave Foods.</b><p>WhiteWave Foods owns several plant-based and organic food brands such as …

Chrome is starting to support native OS X notifications

Google is building support for OS X's Notification Center into Chrome, meaning that the browser's own pop-ups could be going away on the Mac. Chrome has supported notifications for a few years, but they've always been done entirely through the browser, with a big ugly box popping up anytime it went …

2 Incredibly Cheap Solar Stocks

Image source: SunPower.<p>Solar energy may be the biggest investing opportunity of this century. There's enough solar energy hitting the earth every hour to replace all other energy sources combined, yet we're just scratching the surface of the industry's potential.<p>To that end, solar is slowly …

Investing

Apple Is Recalling Faulty MacBook USB-C Charging Cables

Over the weekend, Apple announced that it’s recalling some USB-C charge cables that were included with its super-slim MacBooks in 2015 because they …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

How to get Hey Siri-style dictation on your Mac

If you’ve called out, “Hey Siri” to your iPhone before, you know the joy of this Star Trek-style technology. You don’t even need to hold the Home button down. Sure, your iPhone needs to be plugged in, but it’s a pretty neat party trick.<p>Excitingly, you can do something similar on your Mac: …

Operating Systems

Google’s new ‘About me’ tool lets you control personal information shown by Gmail, YouTube, Maps, and more

Google has launched a new tool called About me that lets you see, edit, and remove the personal information that the company’s services show to other users. Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the feature started rolling out to users this week.<p>Google’s various products and services (Gmail, …

Android News

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Mathematics

When Girls Compulsively Text, Their Grades Suffer

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

Universe

Astronomers spot a mid-sized black hole

Black holes typically come in one of two sizes: stellar mass and supermassive. Astronomers believe that there are black holes that fit between these two extremes but finding them has proven difficult, with only a half-dozen candidates currently known. Well, as of today, the tally rises to …

3 Stocks to Buy to Invest in the 'Internet of Things'

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's not often "explosive" is used to define a market's growth potential, but research firm IDC used that word to describe …

What Space Does to Your Body and Mind

Expedition 44 to the International Space Station has been successfully completed after three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan. The mission saw a …

Can Rooftop Solar and Utilities Get Along?

LEDs Could Light the Way to Future Networking

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Opinion: Dividend-rich oil and energy MLPs are investment bargains now

Crude oil and many energy stocks are nowhere near rebounding.<p>In fact, these stocks likely will continue to decline in 2015.<p>But in the past two weeks, …

Miniature nuclear reactors could have a huge impact

Traditional nuclear power plants cost billions to build and, as Japan discovered, can be very dangerous. Of course nuclear power, despite its dangers, is also one of the most efficient energy generation technologies on the planet. It is little surprise then that nuclear power advocates are excited …

US Army wants to send small, cheap satellites to space

The military has been conjuring up one idea after another in an effort to improve its personnel's ability to communicate, such as putting LTE on a ship and launching a WiFi router to space. This time, the US Army is in the midst of testing nanosatellites that will provide coverage for soldiers' …

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

Dementia

Why you're probably getting more sleep than you think

But that number may not be an honest representation of how many hours they <i>actually</i> snooze each night, writes Laura Vanderkam in her new book "I Know How She Does It."<p>"If you talk to any group of busy people, they will tell you in great detail how little sleep they think they are getting, on some …