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Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

How Smart Devices Can Be Disruptive without Being Intrusive

<i>Gilles Bouchard is the CEO and Chairman of Livescribe, Inc.</i><p>The tech industry is obsessed with innovation – there’s a reason “disruption” is such a big buzzword. When it comes to wearables, the gadgets that are winning are not only innovative, they also integrate into people’s lives without being …

$4,000, $8,000, or Even $453,500 in 5 Years: A Low-Risk Investment Plan

How much can an investor accomplish in five years? Among the many possible answers, we're going to focus on two in this article: how much you could …

3 Steps You'll Want to Take Before You Invest in Anything

7 Great Growth Stocks with Long-Term Potential

Buying shares of a growth company early in its run to greatness is the holy grail of stock picking. The goal is to get in at a relatively cheap …

Best ETFs For Traders: Currency And Commodity

Our Best ETFs for Traders scorecard ranks the most cost-efficient exchange-traded funds for investors holding a position for three months. This portion of it displays the winners among funds holding foreign currencies and commodities.<p>It’s a short list. There aren’t many commodity funds that come in …

Skullcandy's Method sports buds will get tunes stuck in your head

If you've ever gone running with earbuds, you'll be familiar with the condition "pushem-backin-itis." It's an affliction that troubles many music-loving joggers once they break a sweat. Some companies prescribe over-ear hooks, or "wing tips" to combat this; Skullcandy is taking a different …

As Whole Foods cuts prices, the stock is getting cheap

Whole Foods Market, also known as “Whole Paycheck,” wants to change its nickname. And that’s shaking up investors, creating a great buying …

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Stock trader who called three crashes sees 20% collapse

MIAMI (MarketWatch) — Mark Cook, a veteran investor included in Jack Schwager’s best-selling book, “Stock Market Wizards,” and the winner of the 1992 …

Asteroid's 'bad timing' killed off dinosaurs, new evidence shows

Dinosaurs might have survived the catastrophic impact that ended their reign had the devastating asteroid that slammed into the Earth arrived at a "more convenient time", a scientist has claimed. As a result humans would probably not exist.<p>The violent collision 66m years ago, which occurred in the …

American-Born Gangs Helping Drive Immigrant Crisis at U.S. Border

Central America's spiraling violence has a Los Angeles connection.<p>Kelvin Arita has made the long, overland journey from Honduras to the United States twice in recent years, and twice has been sent home by U.S. authorities.<p>On both trips he saw more horrors than he cares to remember: Young kids …

California Shark Attack Involved "No Brainer" Danger

Great white shark attacks are on the rise, says an expert. But there are ways to reduce risk.<p>The attack of a 40-year-old swimmer by a great white shark in southern California on Saturday has people questioning shark fishing and beach safety.<p>The man survived the attack with serious bite injuries. …

NASA More Confident Than Ever That We Are Not Alone

Over the past few years, astronomers have become less and less subtle about hiding their enthusiasm for the prospect that some very big discoveries are just around the corner with respect to that ultimate existential question: Are we alone?<p>A few years ago, I attended a panel about NASA’s upcoming …

The future of warfare: Why we should all be very afraid

Imagine an army of robots with the power to decide whom and when to kill. Brace yourself, because it’s happening<p>Rory Tolan<p>July 20, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>It is said that in 16th-century Prague, a giant made of clay stalked the slums from moonrise till sunbreak. He kept a vigil, this earthen colossus, and …

Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

Just because food is labeled organic doesn’t mean it’s what you’re expecting, journalist Peter Laufer tells Salon<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>July 19, 2014 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Purchase produce emblazoned with the USDA's official organic seal, and you should be able to assume several things are true: Your food will have …

Should the Kaufmans Blame the Phone Company?

A U.S. couple is suing Whenever Communications LLC after the satellite phone company cut off their service while they were at sea. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman's infant daughter became ill during the voyage, and when they were unable to use their phone due to deactivation, the Kaufmans had to seek an …

Why Are Scientists Building an "Ocean" in the Middle of a Desert?

They hope the scaled-down version of the Gulf of California will open doors to exciting new science and outreach opportunities.<p>If you build it, scientists and the public will come. That's the hope researchers are holding on to as they work to revive a defunct artificial ocean in the middle of the …

We are Visually Sophisticated and Visually Illiterate

Film blogger, Tony Zhou, recently published a video breakdown of Michael Bay’s signature style, which he hilariously refers to as ”Bayhem.” As a …

'Lost Sharks' Fade Away While Great Whites Grab the Spotlight

Everyone knows about great white sharks, but have you seen the honeycomb catshark lately?<p>Nobody has. The last sighting of a honeycomb catshark was reported back in the 1970s, long before anyone even realized it was a species of its own. And that's what worries David Ebert, program manager for the …

Google forms Project Zero, a group aiming to stop zero-day attacks

Google is watching. For zero-day attacks, that is.<p>The tech giant has launched a research group called Project Zero, intending to “significantly reduce the number of people harmed by targeted attacks,” according to a blog post today from Google “researcher herder” Chris Evans.<p>The group is hiring and …

The US government wants to create an experimental city for testing wireless tech

Like Rapture, but for spectrum sharing<p>The US government has for years been trying to encourage "spectrum sharing" as a way of getting more and faster wireless connections around the country. The idea is to convince the organizations that own rights to transmit data over specific airwaves — such as …

First of Its Kind Map Reveals Extent of Ocean Plastic

There's less than expected on the surface. Scientists are trying to find where in the ocean it's gone.<p>When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up.<p>Their work, published this month in the <i>Proceedings of</i> …

The Four-Move Workout for Your Lower Abs

Anthony J. Yeung, C.S.C.S.Complete PackageThe four-move workout to finish off your six-pack.If we were to do a poll and ask men what the hardest body …

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How Bill Gates resurrected his favorite business book of all time

In 1991, shortly after they first met, Warren Buffett passed along John Brooks’ <i>Business Adventures</i> to Bill Gates.<p>“Oh I knew he’d like it. I mean that was written for him, it was written for me too,” Buffett says in a video introducing Gates’ review of the book.<p>It remains the best business book Bill …

‘Gym rats’ may get better grades in college

College students who join the campus gym during their freshman and sophomore years tend to have higher GPAs compared to those who don’t.<p>Students who …

Ocean Bacteria's Genes Are in Perfect Harmony

Ocean bacteria may be the ultimate synchronized swimmers.<p>The tiny sea dwellers coordinate the genes they turn on and off in sync with the day-night …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

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More Big Whales in Ocean Could Mean More Fish, Scientists Find

New study reveals how scientists and fisheries managers underestimated the massive mammals.<p>Scientists and fisheries managers have long underestimated the valuable role large whales play in healthy ocean ecosystems, a new study suggests. And, scientists add, those commercial fishermen who complain …