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How Our Solar System Will End In The Far Future

It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution to bring us here. Generations of stars had to live and die to create the heavy elements; small proto-galaxies had to merge together to create the Milky Way; interstellar gas clouds had to collapse and form new stars with rocky planets around them; …

Universe

19 unforgettable quotes from legendary Marine Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis

The 66-year-old retired four-star general met with Trump on November 19 to discuss a possible job offer as defense secretary, and a large portion of DC is rallying behind him .<p>Mattis is something of a legendary figure in the US military. Viewed as a warrior among Marines and respected by members of …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Larry Ellison: Oracle will be 'more profitable than we’ve ever been before'

Ellison made the remarks Wednesday during Oracle's annual shareholder's meeting at the company's headquarters in Redwood Shores, California.<p>Specifically, Ellison said (emphasis ours):<p>As more and more people are choosing to rent, rather than buy, overall, after several years, we actually get more …

Profit

THe EU wants answers about why Yahoo was allowed to scan personal emails for terror links

Under the Privacy Shield agreement that came into force in August, the United States agreed to limit the collection of and access to Europeans' data stored on U.S. servers because of EU concerns about data privacy and mass U.S. surveillance.<p>The previous deal was thrown out by the EU's top court in …

Surveillance

Israeli firm's $100 engine to power car revolution

An Israeli firm says a super-efficient engine it has created could drastically reduce fuel consumption and help power an auto industry revolution as …

20-year-old drone photographer turns coastline into stunning art

Throw away your holiday snaps and deactivate your aspirational Pinterest boards, because Australian man Gabriel Scanu has shut down the photography …

George Lucas Presents Two New Designs For His Beleaguered Museum

After being spurned in Chicago, Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art is looking for a West Coast home.<p>First it was a Spanish mansion on the Presidio. Then it was a funky pyramid on Chicago’s lake shore. After that, it became a slightly smaller pyramid on the same site. And now, George Lucas has unveiled …

George Lucas

The 11 most incredible weapon systems used by the Russian army

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced the news after NATO called on member states to contribute to its biggest military presence on Russian borders since the Cold War.<p>Relations between Vladmir Putin's Russia and the west have been frosty since Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 but have …

The Differences between Hybrid and EV Batteries – Feature

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV battery system<p>From the November 2016 issue<p>The battery pack of an electrified vehicle isn’t just a fuel tank for its motors. It’s also a metaphorical fuel pump dictating the peak power that can be delivered to a motor. While electric vehicles require both range and power from …

Out Of This World: How Artists Imagine Planets Yet Unseen

When scientists recently announced that they had discovered a new planet orbiting our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centuri, they also released an artist's conception of the planet.<p>The picture of a craggy canyon, illuminated by a reddish-orange sunset, looked like an image that could have been …

Inside the $200 million, presidential-themed hotel Donald Trump just opened a mile away from the White House

Although the Boston Globe has reported that Trump hotel reservations are down nearly 60% compared to this time last year, the DC location stayed on track to open ahead of schedule — however, it wasn't without a few hiccups. A group of protesters gathered outside during the grand opening Wednesday, …

Donald Trump

If Trump Wins, Here’s How The Map Might Look

Things are not going well for Donald Trump’s campaign, as FiveThirtyEight’s forecast shows. In the space of a single day (Tuesday), we published …

Electric vehicles could force the oil giants into an 'investor death spiral'

But since 2008, costs have plunged 73% to $268 per kilowatt hour. Some expect costs to drop to as low as 100/kWh by 2020, at which point electric cars would become cost competitive. Whether this happens in 2020 or a few years later only shifts the timeline. But this move away from oil as a …

Electric Vehicles

Scientists confirm genetics of schizophrenia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Creating an effective treatment for schizophrenia requires a better understanding of its biology, of the genes that cause it. Using technology to illuminate chromosomes, scientists confirmed the underlying genetics of this mental disorder. The identified genetic disruptions occur at a …

Genetics

McConnell claimed Obama did not warn of the 'potential consequences' of 9/11 bill — here's proof he did

He pinned much of the blame for the override on Obama himself, however, saying that the White House was too slow to warn about the "potential consequences" of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, known as the 9/11 victims bill.<p>"Everybody was aware of who the potential beneficiaries were, …

National Security

Donald Trump unleashes on 'dopey' Mark Cuban, threatens to seat ex-Bill Clinton mistress next to him at debate

"If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him," he wrote on Twitter.<p>The Benefactor was a 2004 reality-TV show starring Cuban, who is more widely known as the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of …

Hedge fund legend Leon Cooperman charged with insider trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors with insider trading.<p>The trading involves Atlas Pipeline Partners, according to the SEC complaint.<p>Cooperman is a hedge fund industry legend and manages Omega, an iconic New York fund with about $5.5 billion in …

This $800 million real estate company wants to help you beat jet lag with an app

For people who have to travel frequently for work, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be exceedingly difficult.<p>Delos is a real estate company that promotes putting wellness at the center of our built environment. In addition to a New York apartment building with anti-microbial countertops and …

Real Estate

After 10 years of serious challenges, Roger Goodell emerges undiminished and unopposed

He dressed and spoke casually that first week, wearing no blazer during his first news conference and vowing to lead the NFL by listening.<p>Roger Goodell had already met with Gene Upshaw, at the time the NFL Players Association’s executive director, and with Bryant Gumbel, who would be the …

Inside Hareide Design's Mega Yacht Complete With Private Beach

The local dingy not cutting it anymore? It’s time to step up your boat game. Joining the fleet of the world’s most audacious and luxurious yachts is …

Super Yachts

Wall Street is waking up to a $35.3 trillion opportunity

Millennials are a force to be reckoned with.<p>One-tenth of global wealth, or $16.9 trillion, is held by millennials, according to a BCG Global Client Discovery Survey out on Tuesday. This number is expected to grow to an incredible $35.3 trillion by 2020. The rate of growth in wealth for millennials …

The price of bitcoin is skyrocketing ahead of the 'halvening'

The digital currency has gone on a wild streak over the weekend, peaking above $700 on Monday, and is currently hovering around that point — $700.58 as of writing.<p>( All figures come via bitcoin news site CoinDesk's price analysis tool .)<p>In the space of a month, bitcoin's value has jumped by more …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Cows

Poll: Getting facts right key to Americans' trust in media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what …

News Industry

We Asked Some Experts to Score Justin Trudeau’s Explanation of Quantum Computing

Canada’s Prime Minister is no expert, but his explanation of quantum computing wasn’t terrible.<p>Few things go together as poorly as science and politicians. Whether it's Senator Ted Stevens describing the internet as a "series of tubes" during a net neutrality debate or Republican representatives …

44 pictures of the incredible bromance between President Obama and Vice President Biden

On Election Day, more than 69.4 million Americans voted for Obama to become the 44th president of the United States — and the first African-American to hold the position.<p>It's been more than seven years since. Here are 44 images of their time as America's president and vice president.

The White House

Saudis threaten to sell $750 billion US assets if Congress passes bill that would let 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia

Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, personally passed on the message last month during a trip to Washington, according to The Times.<p>The foreign minister was referring to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, (JASTA) which would let victims of 9/11 and other terrorist acts sue foreign …

Saudi Arabia

A Norwegian who killed 77 people is suing over prison conditions — these photos show how luxurious Norwegian prisons are

But that hasn't stopped right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, from suing the state for alleged violations of his human rights at Oslo Prison.<p>At Oslo, Breivik's cell has three rooms, complete with a computer, television, and game console, according to Agence …

Human Rights

'Ben, I'm sorry': Ted Cruz apologizes to Ben Carson on the debate stage

Carson declined to attack Cruz outright when the messages came up at the debate, but said that the campaign's tactics represented "Washington ethics."<p>"Washington ethics basically says, 'If it's legal, you do what you need to do in order to win,'" Carson said. "That's not my ethics. My ethics is you …

Government

‘I am ashamed,’ doctor says after camera captures her attacking Uber driver

A Florida doctor who was caught on camera hitting, kicking and screaming profanities at an Uber driver has apologized for her behavior and says the incident left her feeling “ashamed.”<p>Anjali Ramkissoon delivered her apology on the set of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” where the fourth-year neurology …

Florida