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Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” …

How a Lithium Shortage Could De-Rail the Electric Car Boom

<i>This piece originally appeared on Oilprice.com.</i><p>We’ve gone electric, and there’s no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil …

Gartner puts Blockchain at the Peak of Inflated Expectations, while Bitcoin slides into the Trough of Disillusionment

Research powerhouse Gartner Inc. recently announced their “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2016,” which shows that “Blockchain” is in the Peak …

Nobel laureate, new technologies show how cancer cells protect chromosomes from decay - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

As the rope of a chromosomes replicates, it frays at the ends. No problem: A chromosome's ends have extra twine so that fraying doesn't reach into …

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A man who's been traveling for 10 years says this is the biggest budgeting mistake people make when planning a vacation

During a trip to Thailand in 2005, Kepnes decided to quit his job and continue to travel the world indefinitely.<p>Ten years later, he hasn't stopped, filling his blog, "Nomadic Matt," with advice and publishing a best-selling book, "How to Travel the World on $50 a Day," along the way.<p>So what's the …

If you're sick of buying furniture from Ikea and selling it on Craigslist, this startup wants to help

Bobbitt arrived in the Bay Area only to repeat the process in reverse.<p>"I went to Ikea and pretty much bought the same room I had just sold in Dallas, and in the process lost several thousand dollars," Bobbitt said.<p>Bobbitt was so frustrated by the experience that he teamed up with his three …

Hackers Prove They Can ‘Pwn’ the Lives of Those Not Hyperconnected

It took the hackers less than two hours to take over Patsy Walsh’s life.<p>On a recent Friday, Mrs. Walsh, a grandmother of six, volunteered to allow two hackers to take a crack at hacking her home. How bad could it be?<p>Mrs. Walsh did not consider herself a digital person. As far as she knew, her home …

First practical hybrid aircraft takes to the skies - and could save many lives - ExtremeTech

First practical hybrid aircraft takes to the skies — and could save many lives<p>By on July 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Make School Wants To Build The Product University For The Masses

College has failed, or so many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs believe. Not only are tuition costs spiraling out of control, but students are leaving college without the ability to produce … anything. We are living in the era of code, and yet, college students are graduating barely able to read or …

Computer Science

Jet.com Takes On Amazon With The Promise Of Lower Prices

For years, online shoppers have used a number of tools to help them find the best deals, ranging from web browser add-ons that check for available coupon codes to standalone price comparison services. A new website called Jet.com, launching today, is offering another option for price-sensitive …

Parrot announces 13 new minidrones that can travel on water, land and through the air

Parrot has brought us some great remote-controlled flying tech in the past, and it looks like the company is now bringing us its next wave of drone technology. Just yesterday, Parrot took the wraps off 13 new inexpensive minidrones that will be able to travel on land, through the air, and on the …

Drones

Bernie Sanders’s ‘socialist’ charade

Does any stricture of journalistic propriety or social etiquette require us to participate in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s charade? Is it obligatory to take seriously his pose of being an “independent” and a “socialist”? It gives excitable Democratic activists a frisson of naughtiness to pretend …

Middle-class

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Shopping tools help patients find cash prices for medical procedures

When Vicki Burns was told she needed total hip replacement surgery in 2012 she asked her local hospital for a cash price. She got a $79,000 estimate for the surgery.<p>A doctor advised her to research the fee that the hospital accepts from<p>Medicareand use that as a starting point. Her husband gathered …

Health Care

Disaster Is Inevitable When The Two Decade-Old Stock Bubble Bursts

Six years after the Global Financial Crisis, the U.S. stock market continues to soar to new heights with nary a pullback or correction. In this piece, I will explain why the stock market is experiencing a new bubble that is actually another wave of the bubble that has existed since the mid-1990s.<p>A …

Stock Markets

The Ultimate List of Hacks to Prepare for Your Upcoming Disneyland Trip

<i>What are some favorite Disneyland hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Lucas J Meeker</i><p>If you don't want to pay for …

Saudi prince: $100-a-barrel oil 'never' again

<i>Saudi billionaire businessman Prince Alwaleed bin Talal told me we will not see $100-a-barrel oil again. The plunge in oil prices has been one of the biggest stories of the year. And while cheap gasoline is good for consumers, the negative impact of a 50% decline in oil has been wide and deep,</i> …

Oil

Here’s how to hacker-proof your app in 5 steps

As reports of companies suffering data breaches continue to roll in with alarming frequency, concern about data security has moved beyond the realm of IT pros and into the mainstream.<p>Security breaches at a wide range of companies, from brick-and-mortar institutions like Target, which allowed …

Having High-Tech Gadgets Is a Career-Booster, Says Study

Always using the latest high-tech gadget is one way to boost your image at work, new research suggests.<p>Indeed, business professionals who want to be …