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The Five Most Disruptive Innovations at CES 2014

The launch this week of our Big Bang Disruption book added significant urgency to our annual search for the biggest disruptors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.<p>After all, the book’s principal argument is that continued exponential improvements in price and performance of …

10 Awesome Apps For Investors And Wall Streeters On The Road

So, what to do for those who want to keep tabs on what's going on overseas — where markets will be open for business as usual?<p>Luckily, investors with smartphones or tablets have their choice of apps to keep them up to speed while away from their desks.<p>We went through nearly 100 finance-related …

Associated Press News

The 22 Most Important Stock Market Charts In The World

Top portfolio managers, strategists, analysts, and economists sent us what they deem the most important charts in the world.<p>We received over 100 fascinating charts, and 22 of them were focused on the stock market.<p>Here's what Wall Street is saying about stocks:<p><b>Click here to see the rest of Wall</b> …

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 23 Best Stocks For Fat Dividends And Huge Buybacks

How To Invest In The 4th Quarter

As we head in to the fourth quarter of the year, the government is currently shut down and the debt ceiling deadline is just two weeks away. There is no question that “black swan” events or wars can have an immediate impact on the financial markets and are often not predictable in advance. …

Samsung launches 55-inch 'flawless' curved OLED TV in Korea

Just as the rumors foretold, Samsung has announced Korean availability of a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV. Priced at 15 million Korean won (around $13,000) Samsung claims its "Timeless Arena" design eliminates potential for defective OLED pixels. It also reiterates the claim LG made when it launched its …

Mouse cloned from drop of blood

<b>Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood.</b><p>Circulating blood cells collected from the tail of a donor mouse were used to produce the clone, a team at the Riken BioResource Center reports in the journal Biology of Reproduction.<p>The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and …

Biotechnology

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …

Important Scientific Mystery Solved: How Birds Lose Their Penises

The penises of many male birds stop growing and shrink away. Scientists reveal the genetic mechanism at work.<p>A team of researchers at the University of Florida has solved the mystery of what some call "one of the most puzzling events in evolution": the reduction and loss of the penis in most male …

Here's Where You Can Really Find Free Credit Reports And Credit Scores

But in the world of credit reporting and credit scoring that's not actually true. There are a lot of free things available if you'll just look for them and yes, they are too good to be true.<p><b>You Won't Need Your Credit Card For Any Of The Following:</b><p>AnnualCreditReport.com - This website was set up …

An Easy Investment Strategy for Beginners

Focus on these five companies that are relatively cheap and offer big dividends.<p>Congratulations! Deciding to make investment decisions on your own is …

16 Brain Foods You Should Eat To Boost Productivity

With the right ingredients, you can boost brain power by as much as 20%, according to the World Health Organization.<p>"Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain," Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science, says in his research about brain …

BitTorrent Sync Is A Dropbox Killer, Or Maybe Much More Than That

A colleague recently passed on a link to BitTorrent Sync with a note saying he planned on canceling his Dropbox account. Sync is a file storage service, one for very large files. And if you have it, you too might be reconsidering your online file storage strategy.<p>On the face of it, BitTorrent is …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Animals

Peering at bright screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims

Watching TV or using computers, tablets or smartphones after dark may cause sleep loss and resultant health problems, a leading doctor has …

Drink milk to increase child's IQ, pregnant women told

Women who are pregnant or planning to have children should ensure they consume the right amount of iodine, which is found in milk, or risk their child having a low IQ, according to researchers.<p>A study of more than 1,000 pregnant women found those who consumed lower amounts of iodine, which is …

Prenatal Development

DOUG KASS: Here Are My 31 Favorite Books On Investing

With all of the titles floating around out there, though, it can be hard to sort through the pile.<p>"Doug Kass has a terrific reading list," says Blackstone Vice Chairman Byron Wien.<p>Kass, the widely-followed portfolio manager who is president and founder of Seabreeze Partners Management, gave us a …

7 Funds to Own Forever

A strategy of buying and holding index ETFs may not be exciting but it should deliver solid long-term returns.<p>You've heard it all before: You can't …

Depressed people's body clocks 'out of sync' - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — A new brain study reveals that the circadian clocks of people …

Michigan

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …

7 Ways to Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud at Gas Stations

Consumers typically worry about credit card fraud when making purchases online or conducting ATM transactions, but over the past few years, …

Five Myths About Leasing a Car

Learning the facts could save you a bundle.<p>Leasing often gets a bad rap. And no wonder: Its confusing terms sound like fodder for a course in high …

Personal Finance

7 Websites You Must Visit When Buying a New Car

Buying a new car is a pretty stressful experience. You’re putting down a pretty large chunk of cash, and you’re making a commitment to allocate part …

15 Etiquette Rules For Dining At Fancy Restaurants

Others can be a bit more nuanced. Who pays after a business meal? Where do you put your napkin when you stand? And how exactly does one order the perfect bottle of wine?<p>We spoke with expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick of The Etiquette School of New York. She not only makes a living teaching people …

The Painted Landscapes of China Danxia

China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds …

18 Brilliant Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back …