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Could the Universe Be Lopsided?

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

Universe

Opinion: 10 questions will tell your survival chances in 2016 bear market

Yes, the Wall Street stock market casino will lose $10 trillion when we get a new president ... yes, it’s “only a matter of time before the next …

Stock Markets

Train Your Brain to be Happy: The Many Health Benefits of Meditation

We live in a world marred by distraction. Our minds are always racing, and we constantly seek some thing or the other to meet our needs and desires. …

12 'A+' Rated Stocks With Great Growth Potential and High Return on Invested Capital

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you're looking for stocks to buy that are efficient, and have good growth potential, take a look at these companies.<p>Growth …

Investing

Why rationalists don't get Hinduism philosophy

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Its implications constitute the bulk of traditional interpretations that are quite detailed and extensive.<p>LIFE<p>| 4-minute read | …

Physicists Discovered New State of Matter

Excitons are made when a photon strikes a material, mostly a semiconductor. If an electron is knocked loose, or excited, it leaves what is labelled …

Fabrice Taylor: Why I'm betting this stock's price is poised to double

<i>Fabrice Taylor, CFA, publishes</i> the President's Club investment letter<i>, for which The Globe and Mail provides marketing services and receives compensation.</i><p>Investors like pure plays, companies that do one thing and one thing only. This explains why companies that have more than one line of business …

Investing

Generic drug price gouging: How Shkreli and other monopolists cornered the market on essential medications.

A few months ago, I treated a patient for a case of pinworm, a parasitic infestation that affects roughly 400 million people worldwide, with 40 …

Pharma

Schoolkids Don't Just Need iPads. They Need Data Plans

On a cloudy Tuesday afternoon in San Marcos, California, Guadalupe Lopez is guiding me through Alvin Dunn Elementary’s concrete grid of a campus. …

Einstein's Parable of Quantum Insanity

<i>From</i> <i>Quanta Magazine</i> <i>(</i><i>find original story here</i><i>).</i><p>“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”<p>That witticism—I’ll …

Quantum Mechanics

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

The pension freedom mistake that will halve your pension pot

We chart how market swings from 2000 to 2010 would have affected an invested pension vs someone who bought an annuity<p>Swathes of ordinary people can now follow the example of the wealthiest savers who invest their retirement fund and live from the proceeds.<p>Many of these ordinary people, though, will …

String Theory: A Brief Overview

General relativity and quantum mechanics take different approaches at looking at how the universe works. Many physicists feel that there must be a …

Quantum Mechanics

Einstein’s Parable of Quantum Insanity

Einstein refused to believe in the inherent unpredictability of the world. Is the subatomic world insane, or just subtle?<p>“Insanity is doing the same …

Interview: Chris Eliasmith Talks Reverse Engineering the Brain, Dangerous AI, and Universal Basic Income

Futurism sits down with Chris Eliasmith, director of the Centre for Theoretical Neuroscience, and one of the people behind Spaun, the most realistic …

Artificial Intelligence

A Complete Tutorial on Tree Based Modeling from Scratch (in R Python)

Introduction<p>Tree based learning algorithms are considered to be one of the best and mostly used supervised learning methods. Tree based methods …

Quantum Mechanics Just Got 'Spookier'

An international collaboration and a newly published paper may have just settled a century old physics debate.<p>Quantum mechanics is spooky. …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

Could a pen change how we diagnose brain function?

For all of the advances in medical technology, many of the world’s most widely-used diagnostic tools essentially involve just two things: pen and …

Machine Learning

Verizon abandons contracts: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

Confused about Verizon's shake-up of the way you pay for wireless service? CNET has you covered with all of the answers.<p>Verizon has made some big changes to how it sells wireless service. But that has also left a lot of questions.<p>On Friday, Verizon said it would eliminate its long-standing practice …

4G LTE

Bernie Sanders: Laughing All The Way Through The Media Black Out

<i>Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, speaking before the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena over-capacity crowd, August 10th, 2015.</i><p>The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena overflowed tonight, not for a sports event, but to hear a 73 year old Senator speak about 'issues'. His …

Middle-class

Why conservative billionaires have started talking like Bernie Sanders: “We are creating a caste system from which it’s almost impossible to escape”

This is Kenneth Langone, the founder of Home Depot and a longtime GOP donor. His biggest fear? Income inequality<p>I’ve written previously about the growing fear among elites that they’ve pushed economic inequality too far. That fear is proliferating, according to a New York Times Op-Ed this weekend …

Middle-class

4 Meditation Techniques for Beginners to Try

<b>If you’re afraid you’ll do it wrong</b>, try guided meditation. This is akin to having a personal trainer at the gym. An instructor talks you through the exercise of clearing and focusing your mind. Find a class at a gym or yoga studio, or listen to sessions—some as brief as five minutes—on apps like …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

New Jersey

Fed meeting, Greek talks, and Facebook — 5 things to know this week

Hello friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>The markets this week will be waiting and watching as leaders from the Federal Reserve meet for the last time before …

Economics

See Rare Live Shots of a 1971 Rolling Stones Club Gig

Amazing vintage pics of Jagger and Co. at the Marquee from the lens of Alec Byrne<p>8<p>By<p>On March 26th, 1971, just one month before <i>Sticky Fingers</i> hit …