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19 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with a silver …

Computer Science

W.H. petition for Tim Howard

A bunch of USA soccer fans thinks Tim Howard deserves his own airport.<p>On Tuesday evening, they launched an official White House petition to rename Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport after the Team USA goalkeeper, who set a World Cup record by saving 16 shots during Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to …

Five discoveries taking science by surprise

If you thought dying of loneliness was just an old wives' tale, or that genetic inheritance is fixed – think again. Michael Brooks on science's most unexpected findings<p><b>1 | Lifestyle can change genes</b><p>We have come to think that if something is "in our genes", it is our inevitable destiny. However, …

Confessions of insider trader Scott London

Here’s one way to avoid doing jail time for securities fraud: Don’t pass on classified information to a third party or trade on it. To some people, …

U.S. Federal Courts

7 Lost Household Arts You Should Revive

Rediscover the joys of what grandma used to do.<p>Rediscover the joys — and cheap-living benefits — of what grandma used to do.

Nonprofit Wins Big on Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

You’ve probably heard a lot about California Chrome, the thoroughbred vying for the Triple Crown this weekend. But there’s a behind-the-scenes story …

Horse Racing

Australia's soft landing could be bumpier than first expected

There are positive signs in the non-mining sector but latest figures do not take into account the budget's impact on shoppers<p>The latest private capital expenditure figures released last week showed the continuing collapse in investment in the mining sector, but some positive signs in other sectors …

The Weekend Is Over And Markets Are Higher

The State Council in China also announced additional policy easing measures on May 30.<p>Premier Li Keqiang promised targeted reserve requirement ratio (RRR) cuts to support economic growth. This includes more targeted monetary and credit easing and measures to lower burden on companies in China.<p>The …

Stock Markets

Actually, electricians are more in demand than engineers

After years hearing about the lack of IT professionals, you’d think those are the hardest jobs to fill. But a new report by human resources firm Manpower indicates they are not.<p>Electricians, welders, and other skilled trades professions are the biggest headaches to hire for in the US and globally, …


Behold the World’s First Elephant Selfie… an “Elfie”

While he may never forget the moment captured in the photo above, Latabe the elephant apparently wanted to make sure no one else did, either.<p>While …

African Fire: Paul Goldstein's dramatic sunsets on the Masai Mara

Series by wildlife photographer Paul Goldstein showcases diversity of weather and wildlife on Kenya's famous reserve<p>All photographs: Paul Goldstein/Exodus/Rex Features

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …


These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

The Real-Life Science Behind The Summer's Most Outrageous Sci-Fi Movies

When inhumans attack<p>Mechanized suits, alien apes, dinosaur robots -- this summer's blockbusters are brimming with scientific-sounding conceits. But is there any real science to back them up? While you watch, here's something to chew on (besides the popcorn).<p><b>DIGITAL EFFECT: AN ALIEN-BLASTING</b> …

Science Fiction Movies

WhatsApp returns to Windows Phone with new features in tow

Windows Phone users worried that Whatsapp's devs might be enjoying their Facebook money <i>too much</i> to fix the app can now rest easy. Whatsapp is now back on the Windows Phone Store after a couple of weeks' absence, and it even comes with new features, including chat backgrounds, better privacy …

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a <i>little</i> more concrete. The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. …

Wearable technology: Who knows your body’s secrets?

Your sex life, illnesses, even your fertility – new tech can track what our bodies are up to, but some people may be revealing more than they realise, says Jacob Ward.<p>Jeff started having sex at two in the afternoon. Apparently it lasted a few hours, and he burned a total of 347 calories. We know …

Wearable Tech

Bowe Bergdahl release: US parties clash on Afghan deal<p><b>The main US political parties have clashed over the deal to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held soldier, with Republicans warning it</b> …


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Pet Health Network

Remember those who sacrificed it all.<p>

Cat Nap with Daddy

ARS_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>Who could resist sharing their pillow with this little cutie? Today’s <b>Cat of the Day</b> certainly knows how to nuzzle his …

Bobby Galyan

A Kid Wonders Why She Has A Disease — Until Her Answer Appears Out Of Thin Air


Yolanda Adams

Today is a day for remembering the countless millions who have fought to keep our country, and world safe from tyranny and overthrow. As we reflect …

X-Men cast do impressions of each other (exclusive)

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen do impressions of each other in our exclusive X-Men: Days Of Future Past interview.

Ian McKellen

Spanish Immigrants in the United States

A Memorial Day memory from Karl Mallard. Karl: please tell us more about your uncle: his Spanish heritage, etc.<br>"My Uncle Tony Rodriguez (1913-1943) …

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