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10 otherworldly places to travel to in 2018

We refer to a lot of things as “magical” these days, from mermaid toast to adaptogens and flower-strewn baths. It’s a term that’s equally as …

Travel

Watch Live: NASA to Reveal Energy Breakthrough That Can Take Humans to Mars and Power a Home for 10 Years

Keeping the lights on will be even trickier on Mars than it is on Earth, which is why NASA has been working on developing new nuclear power sources …

Energy

New NASA Study Solves Climate Mystery, Confirms Methane Spike Tied to Oil and Gas

By Sharon Kelly<p>Over the past few years, natural gas has become the primary fuel that America uses to generate electricity, displacing the long-time …

Climate Change

23 Plant-Based Protein Recipes If You're Cutting Back On Meat

No meat? NBD.

Vegan

World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization.<p>The Gran Acuifero Maya (GAM), a project dedicated to …

Mexico

A major geopolitical crisis is set to erupt over who controls the world’s longest river

When Ethiopia’s prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn visits Egypt this week to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors like health, education, and agriculture one contentious issue will stand out: the completion of Africa’s largest dam.<p>It is no secret what Egypt thinks about the Grand Ethiopian …

Africa

Watch this spectacular meteor explode over the night sky in Michigan

NASA estimates it traveled between 40,000 to 50,000 miles to get to Earth<p>A meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere exploded in Michigan’s sky overnight in a spectacle that briefly illuminated the city of Detroit. The US Geological Survey confirmed the meteor had entered the atmosphere about 5 miles …

Astronomy

One person is probably responsible for almost 600 percent of Bitcoin's price rise

Bitcoin is complicated. From what, exactly, it's good for to who created it, there remains a host of unanswered questions about the world's foremost …

Cryptocurrency

Want to Work From Home? 11 Current Job Opportunities, From Amazon to Xerox (Ranked In Order of Estimated Annual Pay)

Working from home can be great. But first, maybe you need a job that actually pays real money.<p>A Stanford University economics professor reports that people who work from home are happier and more successful than their colleagues who work in an office.<p>It makes sense, but it means you either need to …

Careers

We Were Wrong About Rats Spreading The Black Death Plague

Classic rodent blaming.<p>Plague came to Europe in the 14th century and rapidly conquered the continent. The pandemic, one of the worst in human …

Public Health

McDonald's Just Made a Stunning Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Fast Food

In the United States alone, McDonald's sells more than 1 billion pounds of beef and more than 500 million cups of coffee each year.<p>While I don't eat at McDonald's very often anymore (the few times I eat a burger in any given year, my place of choice is In-N-Out), I have unwrapped plenty of Quarter …

McDonald's

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Whoa.<p>Isn't it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the …

Space Science

The Bitcoin community reacts to crash

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies crashed hard, and many people aren’t taking it well.<p>Down from the near-$20,000 highs of early December, Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Hawaii Missile T-Shirts Go On Sale Days After False Alarm Sparks Mass Panic

A day after Hawaii sent out a false alarm that a ballistic missile was inbound toward its chain of islands a shop in Honolulu began selling T-shirts …

T-shirts

How to Make a Bug Out Bag

This handy checklist will help you make a bug out bag for any emergency.<p>The first step in preparing for an emergency situation that may require you to quickly leave your home, is setting up a disaster kit, or what's often known as a "bug out bag." In the case of a flood or fire, you may only have …

Camping

Trudeau’s grandstanding cheap promise of an open border bites him

Talking the talk is easy. Walking the walk is not so easy. Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, thought he could take a shot at the …

Immigration

Hawaiian government official who caused nuclear missile scare has learned his fate

The Hawaiian government official who mistakenly caused a nuclear missile alert to be sent to the islands’ residents over the weekend will <i>not</i> be terminated, CBS news reports. He will, however, be reassigned to a different job.<p>What happened?<p>In case you missed it over the weekend, residents of Hawaii …

David Ige

Why are planes nearly always painted white?

There are exceptions. Air New Zealand once turned a Boeing 777 into a giant ad for Lord of the Rings, Mango, based in Johannesburg, utilises a bright orange hue, while Siberian carrier S7 tends to colour its planes lime green. But the vast majority of passenger aircraft are painted white. Why?<p>It’s …

Aviation

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home

More than 400 people shared their top work-from-home tips. Here are some of the best.<p>We've heard this advice over and over again--from everyone from Richard Branson, to a Stanford professor, to--well, everyone. If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked …

Productivity

Why More One-Person Businesses Are Breaking $1 Million Dollars In Revenue

The number of solo entrepreneurs and partnerships hitting seven-figures rose 33 percent since 2011.<p>[Adapted essay from <i>The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business</i>]<p>When Katherine Krug raised $1.2 million on Kickstarter to manufacture BetterBack, a posture-support device she created after developing …

Entrepreneurship

Five Books to Begin Your Meditation Practice

With the growing awareness of the many benefits of mindfulness — enhanced emotional well-being, improved concentration and the reduction of stress …

Buddhism

Forget Iceland — these are the 10 places around the world everyone will be visiting in 2018, according to travelers

We're barely into 2018, but travelers are already chiming in on this year's newest travel hotspots.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its annual list of global travel destinations on the rise, and this year's list includes gems from Croatia to Kenya.<p>TripAdvisor based its rankings on year-to-year …

Costa Rica

Hawaii worker who pushed button reassigned after bungled missile alert

A Hawaii emergency management employee was reassigned and the state agency he works for has received death threats amid fallout from the botched ballistic missile alert that triggered panic across the island paradise, officials said Monday.<p>The 10-year employee has been temporarily reassigned, …

David Ige

For The First Time, Astronomers Caught a Black Hole Spewing Out Matter Twice

We've never seen anything like this.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of …

Universe

We All Nearly Missed The Largest Underwater Volcano Eruption Ever Recorded

Wha?<p>She was flying home from a holiday in Samoa when she saw it through the airplane window: a "peculiar large mass" floating on the ocean, hundreds …

Australian Universities

Computers are getting better than humans at reading

The robots are coming, and they can read.<p>Artificial intelligence programs built by Alibaba (BABA) and Microsoft (MSFT) have beaten humans on a Stanford University reading comprehension test.<p>"This is the first time that a machine has outperformed humans on such a test," Alibaba said in a statement …

Artificial Intelligence

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

• <b>We often use genius to imply someone was born great.</b>• <b><br>Natural talent exists, but most people we consider geniuses still worked daily and put in considerable effort.</b>• <b><br>Reflecting for 10 minutes, reading for 20, and focusing for 30 minutes a day can help you get smarter at anything — even if you weren't</b> …

Creativity

The next revolution in dental care is about to begin

New high-tech treatments may be able to repair cavities without fillings and even regrow entire teeth.<p>From fluoride toothpaste to dental sealants, science has brought all sorts of tools for fighting tooth decay — and yet 91% of Americans between 20 and 64 years of age are affected by dental …

Breakthroughs

Hawaii Mass Panic as Residents Accidentally Sent INCOMING Missile Warning

<b>For 38 minutes the Aloha state was under the impression that a ballistic missile was on its way…</b><p>(Ryan Pickrell, Daily Caller News Foundation) A …

Watch A River Crumble Into Giant Blocks of Ice

This is what happens when a bomb cyclone and a river meet.<p>Last week, a weather pattern known as a bomb cyclone set record low temperatures across the eastern part of the US and pounded cities and countryside with inches of snow. Rivers across the northeast were also frozen solid by the chilly …

Weather