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These 10 Questions Are Used to Test The US Public's Knowledge of Science. How Many Can You Answer?

See how America compares to other countries.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is required to tell the president how the US is …

National Science Foundation

I Haven't Eaten for 3 Days and It's Amazing

It's Sunday and the last food I ate was lunch Thursday. I've ingested only water for 72 hours and the experience is life-changing.<p>I love food, but I have eaten nothing and drank only water for the past 72 hours.<p>Why?<p>Partly because I kept hearing from friends and the media that they enjoyed fasting. …

Body Fat

Want to Get Rich? Ten 1-Sentence Personal Finance Rules Anyone Can Follow to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

Sometimes the best advice on personal finance comes in 1-sentence bites.<p>Every month I get a number of advance copies of personal finance books.<p>Each includes tens of thousands of words that promise and occasionally deliver something new, even though wealth building, like losing weight, can be summed …

Personal Finance

Stop rinsing your dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, experts say

If you regularly use the dishwasher, you probably have a pretty simple routine that you follow: Wash plates and utensils to remove chunks of food …

Dishwashing

Circle Invest makes it ridiculously easy to invest in cryptocurrencies

Ever wanted to invest in cryptocurrencies, but unsure of how and which coins you should choose?<p>Circle Invest, a new product by peer-to-peer payments …

Cryptocurrency

Want to Instantly Become a Better Writer? Stop Using These 7 Words in Emails

Where good writing is concerned, the words you don't use often matter more.<p>If you think you're not a good writer, you've probably gotten hung up on the "craft" of writing. Worry too much about <i>how</i> you write and it's hard to write well.<p>But that's okay: Style doesn't matter (unless you're Nicholas …

Hung Up

Top 50 Online Collaboration Tools for Productive Teams in 2018

Organizations today are spoilt for choice when it comes to online collaboration tools. The market for document-centric team collaboration software …

Project Management

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

The Birth of a New American Aristocracy

The gilded future of the top 10 percent—and the end of opportunity for everyone else.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up residence at one of my …

Income Inequality

The biggest bitcoin miner is turning into a venture-capital juggernaut

Bitmain is the world’s biggest maker of bitcoin mining rigs, earning a reported $4 billion in profits last year. Now it’s using that cash to become a major force in venture capital investing, announcing today (May 15) that it led a $110 million round in Circle, a Boston-based cryptocurrency …

Cryptocurrency

Ripple is going after startups to build an ecosystem around the XRP cryptocurrency

It’s finally happening. Ripple is making a push to expand the use of the XRP cryptocurrency it created into new verticals and segments beyond the payment and banking space where the company is focused.<p>XRP is the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency behind only bitcoin, the original breakout artist, …

Cryptocurrency

German bank replaces SWIFT with Bitcoin for international loan transfers

Bitbond, a German online bank, is utilizing Bitcoin to allow international transfer of loans.<p>The service allows small scale businesses that sell their products online to borrow up to € 50,000.<p>If the statistics on the Bitbond website are to be believed, the bank has already lent more than $10 …

Bitcoin

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain

Decenturion: Blockchain Revolution

The world's first decentralized blockchain-based state Decenturion will be presented at the Consensus 2018 conference in New York. For the first time …

Blockchain

Is EOS the Next Hot Cryptocurrency? | Investopedia

Is EOS the next major cryptocurrency to break away from the pack? The digital coin, launched in mid 2017, seems to be poised for record highs, …

Cryptocurrency

A.I. Is Awesome, Blockchain Is a Powerhouse. But Here's What Combining Them Could Do

If we're careful to implement them the right way, new AI-Blockchain combo technologies could rewrite virtually all industries--including yours.<p>You know artificial intelligence from your Alexa, Tesla or Netflix account. And now Blockchain is generating serious thunder, too, particularly in …

Blockchain

Lamborghinis lined the street outside a massive NYC cryptocurrency conference, but it turns out they were only staged rentals

Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images<p><b>Lamborghinis were spotted parked outside New York's blockchain conference Consensus this week.</b>• <b><br>Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and others have long revered the Lamborghini as an aspirational symbol of wealth.</b>• <b><br>But it turns out that the Lamborghinis in question didn't actually</b> …

Cryptocurrency

The 10 things confident people won’t ever do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Self-improvement

The Evolution of the ICO, an analysis of the history and trends to date

In 2017 Initial Coin Offerings were a dream scenario where millions of dollars could be raised in a matter of seconds. Like most dreams, however, …

ICOs are so 2017, now there's a new term to fundraise with cryptocurrencies: The 'STO'

By now, even non-bitcoin enthusiasts may have heard of a fundraising process called initial coin offerings. The Securities and Exchange Commission …

Cryptocurrency

16 Industries Blockchain Technology Could Disrupt

Blockchain technology is probably one of the most impactful discoveries in the recent history. After all, it has a massive potential to change how we …

One year after ICO mania, these big-money projects are delivering

The ICO mania we saw last year escalated rapidly. The ICO that signaled to me that things were about to get out of control was the Gnosis raise in April.<p>The company’s concept of a decentralized prediction marketplace made a lot of sense to me. What made less sense to me was that it was able to …

The Future Of Software Is No Code

It's accelerating how businesses are able to impact their strategy<p>Early digital computers weren't very useful. Sure, they were far more powerful than the punch card tabulating machines that they replaced, but they were devilishly hard to program. Instructions needed to be written in assembly code, …

Is Bitcoin Failing As a Currency? | Investopedia

While cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum continue to see increasing levels of interest and adoptability globally, they appear to be failing …

Blockchainpreneur: ‘I don’t know any good Ethereum developer that isn’t a millionaire’

The initial coin offering (ICO) market has grown rapidly over the past year, specifically since mid-2017. Several successful ICOs, including Bancor, EOS, and Tezos have raised billions of dollars through bitcoin and Ether (the native cryptocurrency of Ethereum). ICO tokens are particularly …

Cryptocurrency

Russia Accidentally Sabotages Its Internet

It’s the latest Kremlin attempt to clamp down on Russians’ online activity. And it blocked almost 16 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and …

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes

IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.<p>Researchers at Nanyang Technological University …

The Top 50 Cryptos With Moon Potential In 2018 | Top 25 Large & Small Cap Picks With Highest Upside

Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology have become incredibly popular amongst individual and institutional investors across the globe. For those …

'Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.' An open letter to Zuckerberg

Dear Mark,<p>Fuck you. Oh, sorry, were you expecting something politer? Senators might thank for you volunteering to appear in Congress, but you helped …

Measuring Token Velocity: NVT Ratio

<b>The NVT Ratio</b><p>The Network Value to Transactions (NVT) Ratio is viewed similarly to the stock market PE ratio, which can be used as a proxy to gauge …