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Study: CRISPR may have cracked cancer’s “immortality switch”

CRISPR might be en route to halting the progress of certain aggressive cancers.<p>A new study finds that the gene editing tool is capable of limiting a common protein that enables cancer cells to keep reproducing. More than 50 types of cancers possess an “immortality switch” that essentially lets them …

Cancer Cells

When buying a car, be strategic with your money. Here's how

<b>Dear Liz:</b> My son, 27, has a 2009 car that needs a new engine and is not running. The engine would cost $6,100 to replace, which is money he doesn't have. He owes $10,000 on his car loan at 6% interest. The car would be worth only about $4,500 if it were running.<p>Should he sell the car to a junkyard …

The FDA Has Just Put The Brakes on a Major CRISPR Trial in Humans

"Certain questions" need to be resolved.<p>You've heard it before: CRISPR has the potential to change our lives for the better. But first, we have to …

How to Build a Dividend Portfolio

The complete guide to building a dividend portfolio for passive income from the stock market.<p>A select group of stocks have beaten the market, …

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

Google Is Offering Free Career-Prep Courses to Help You Get a Job

A new partnership with Udacity will allow anyone to brush up on their resume writing, interviewing and other related skills.<p>Access to information via Google has always been free, thanks to its ad-revenue based model. But lately, it's been sharing a wealth of knowledge beyond Search, offering …

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

At 22 years old, I accidentally started a business when I persuaded my boyfriend that we should buy a condo together. Little did I know, the small purchase would jump-start an entire real-estate career.<p>Throughout our 20s, we went on to acquire a couple of dozen rentals in the Boston area. Along the …

Walmart Offers Employees College For $1 A Day

College for $1 a day?<p>If it sounds too good to be true, it’s not.<p>Walmart, the largest private sector employer in the U.S., announced a new plan yesterday to pay for college for its 1.4 million employees.<p>Here’s how it works and what you need to know.<p><b>Walmart College Plan</b><p>Walmart will offer all …

Employment

This savings-account hack will give you almost 20 times what you’re earning now

The world is awash with cash, but you don’t seem to be getting any of it from your bank account.<p>Banks pay almost nothing for deposits these days — …

Interest Rates

About 40 US soldiers held off hundreds of Russian mercenaries in a brutal firefight in Syria

Roughly 40 US commandos held off about 500 forces loyal to the Syrian government and President Bashar Assad — including Russian mercenaries — in an intense firefight in early February, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing interviews and newly obtained documents.<p>According to the report, the …

The Latest Test on The 'Impossible' EM Drive Concludes It Doesn't Work

Aw, shucks.<p>The famed EM Drive is a bust - that's the take-home message from a team of physicists who have tested the controversial fuel-less …

Physics

How to Price Your Product: A Simple Model

These five factors determine whether your offering commands a premium price or belongs in the bargain bin.<p>Few elements of marketing are more peril-fraught than pricing. If you charge too much, you don't sell as much, which blunts your growth. If you charge too little, you're leaving money on the …

One Of The Bravest Marines In The Corps Just Retired, And He Gave Some Powerful Words Of Wisdom Before He Left

11:33 AM 05/24/2018<p>Marine Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, spoke at a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, California, Thursday.<p>“These Marines left their …

Military

Yes, save twice your salary by the time you’re 35—and 7 other things you should do

By 35, you should have an entire kitchen cabinet dedicated to plastic bags, insist on making plans with friends (without ever actually hanging out …

Kettlebell Windmill for Increased Mobility and Core Stability

Most people love training with kettlebells because of the unique blend of strength, power, endurance, flexibility, and mobility that can be developed …

14 Digital Side Hustles You Can Start Today

<b>By Victoria Greene, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Looking to make some money or start a side project? The internet is full of voices telling us we can make money by doing this, that or the other, but it’s not always as easy as it sounds and more than half of it of it is probably spam. There are, however, …

Selling

This Couple Created A Multilevel Curriculum To Teach All Ages Financial Literacy

Financial literary is an essential topic not often taught to individuals at an early age. More notably, the financial trials that plague misinformed kids eventually grow to haunt adults in a similar way.<p>For a majority of kids growing up without a safety net or parents who’ve achieved true financial …

Race & Ethnicity

The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

7 Myths About Passive Income You Can't Afford to Believe

All entrepreneurs seek passive income. What only a few know, however, is how to separate fact from fiction.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wouldn't it be great to earn money while you're relaxing on the beach?<p>Few concepts are more appealing than passive income. After …

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a distance” — …

11 Best Vanguard Index Funds to Buy for Low-Cost Quality

Vanguard index funds are among the market’s greatest champions of low-cost investing.<p>The company is a pioneer, launching the first index fund – the …

Investing

The Multiverse Could Be Teeming With Life But Is Also Problematic, Says New Study

Hold on to your brain.<p>According to the current dominant theory, if there are other universes out there, they're not likely to have life. But now an …

Dark Matter

The Definitive Guide: How to Value a Stock

Investors need to have several tools in their toolbox when it comes to properly valuing stocks.<p>Investors who want to sport market-beating returns …

Investing

MIT Researchers Have Developed a ‘System for Dream Control’

When is a sleeper actually asleep?<p>There is a borderland between waking life and the uncharted wilderness of sleep that we all traverse each night, but we rarely stop to marvel at the strangeness of this liminal world. If we do, we find that it is full of hallucinations both wonderful and …

Building an incremental album with singles

Earlier this month we talked about ten different kinds of singles you can release — and ten different ways to release them.<p><b>Today we’ll talk about the</b> …

How to Become a Homeowner When you are Broke

Whether it’s consumer debt on credit cards, student loans or a mortgage, most people find themselves weighed down by debt at some point in their …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. <b></b>Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Cheap fun: 5 realistic ways you can travel the world for (nearly) free

The best things in life are free, or close to it — even travel. It's easier than you'd think to take a trip without cracking open your wallet, and plenty of savvy travelers know the tricks of the trade.<p>Lee Abbamonte, travel expert and entrepreneur who has visited every country in the world, says, …

Frequent-flyer Programs

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …