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Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

This woman is making a fortune selling $900 blankets she knits without needles

A woman in the Ukraine is making thick blankets out of large spools of merino wool using her arms instead of knitting needles. She's also built up quite a following online. Here's a quick look at her innovative product and how she makes them.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Selling

Here's How Big the Opportunity Could Be for Marijuana Stocks

Wins by pro-pot advocates are ushering in a gold rush of interest in marijuana stocks. Some marijuana companies will be winners and others will be losers, but they'll all have a chance to compete in what GreenWave Advisors estimates could be a $25 billion market in 2021. Are you prepared to profit …

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Israeli official: Proof of US role in UN vote to be given to Trump

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Israel will provide detailed, sensitive information to Donald Trump's incoming administration about the US role as a covert partner in the UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel's settlements in the West Bank, a senior Israeli official told CNN Tuesday.<p>The official said …

Israel

Fake news story prompts Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

Defence minister reminds Israel on Twitter that ‘Pakistan is a nuclear state too’ after fake story says Israel had threatened to destroy Pakistan<p>A fake news story has touched off a Twitter confrontation between nuclear powers Pakistan and Israel, the latest disturbing incident of fabricated stories …

Fake News

2016: The Year That Deep Learning Took Over the Internet

On the west coast of Australia, Amanda Hodgson is launching drones out towards the Indian Ocean so that they can photograph the water from above. The …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Electoral College Vote Seals Trump White House Victory

The Electoral College formalized Donald Trump’s election victory on Monday despite protests around the country to encourage GOP electors to abandon the Republican.<p>The president-elect easily racked up the 270 electoral votes needed to send him to the White House. Interest in the normally mundane …

Bernie Sanders

FBI investigations into Trump-Russia ties yield little

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI has been conducting multiple investigations of alleged connections between Russia and Donald Trump, his presidential campaign or its backers. But none so far have yielded proof of criminal connections between the parties.<p>US law enforcement and intelligence officials …

Donald Trump

Fed rate hike jitters and Clinton concerns hit stocks hard

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets tumbled Monday as investors fretted over the possibility of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike and reacted to the weekend health problems of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.<p>KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany's DAX was down 1.8 percent at 10,384 while the …

Stock Markets

What It Feels Like to Die

Science is just beginning to understand the experience of life’s end.<p>“Do you want to know what will happen as your body starts shutting down?”<p>My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents’ Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic …

Medicine

Aliens may have sent a ‘strong message’ from deep in space, scientists claim

A new signal has been found deep in space that could come from alien life.<p>The community of astronomers and scientists who scan the skies with …

Scientists have officially declared that we are living in a new geological era

A group of experts tasked with considering the question of whether we have officially entered the Anthropocene - the geological age characterized by humans' influence on the planet - has delivered its answer: yes.<p>The British-led Working Group on the Anthropocene (WGA) told a geology conference in …

Climate Change

The Surprising Reason Why More Americans Aren’t Going To Church

The standard narrative of American religious decline goes something like this: A few hundred years ago, European and American intellectuals began …

U.S. Says $400 Million Payment Was Used to Guarantee American Prisoners' Release

The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was used as leverage to ensure the release of four U.S. prisoners.<p>The payment, part of a $1.7 billion settlement of a decades-long legal dispute before an international tribunal in The Hague, was …

Obama Administration

State Dept.: $400M cash shipment to Iran tied to U.S. prisoners' release

The State Department confirmed Thursday that a $400 million cash shipment to Iran in January was tied to the release of four American citizens who’d been detained in the country.<p>Spokesman John Kirby said negotiations over the United States’ return of Iranian money from a decades-old frozen account …

South Asia

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

Psychology

Facebook May Owe $5 Billion in Federal Taxes

<i>This post has been updated to include a statement from Facebook.</i><p>Facebook might be on the hook to Uncle Sam for as much as $5 billion in taxes.<p>The …

Finance

New adventures: what to read in science fiction and fantasy this month

Dinosaurs, Deep Space Opera, and a bespectacled wizard boy<p><i>Every month, a trove of undiscovered worlds arrive in bookstores, waiting for explorers. New adventures is a new weekend series that will preview the month ahead in science fiction and fantasy novels.</i><p>This month, we’ve got books from places …

Books

Apple, IBM, Salesforce, and Airbnb are among the 68 companies helping the DOJ take North Carolina to court

The US Justice Department is in the process of taking North Carolina to court about it, having filed a complaint in May.<p>And now 68 companies, ranging from major companies to high-flying startups, are backing the DOJ's attempts to strike down the law.<p>Through an organization called the Human Rights …

North Carolina

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

French poet Yves Bonnefoy dead at 93

Yves Bonnefoy, France's most famous contemporary poet and celebrated translator of Shakespeare whose poems were translated into 30 languages, has died at the age of 93, officials confirmed Saturday.<p>The prolific writer, essayist and poet, who composed more than 100 books over his long career, was …

Literature

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

9 guilt-free ways I take full advantage of my credit card company

I love 'em; they're an incredibly tasty treat — especially on hot arid summer days.<p>Don't tell that to my daughter, Nina. She hates banana date milkshakes; the mere sight of them makes her gag.<p>What's really funny is Nina swears that the only thing worse than a banana date shake is escargot — …

Credit Cards

The 10 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books of 2016 So Far

From silkpunk to Big Data dystopia, the year's best SF/F (so far).<p>Four magical Londons or four women who meet during a violent rebellion? Sleeping …

The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil

Fearing a Russian invasion, the U.S. and Britain were prepared to ravage the region’s oil industry—and even considered going nuclear.<p>On a cool summer day in London in 1951, an American CIA officer told three British oil executives about a top-secret U.S. government plan. The goal was to ravage the …

National Security