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'Just Around the Bend': This Is When the Stock Market Will Crash, According to 5 Famous Investors

The markets are on a "collision course for disaster."<p>Just when you thought it was safe to be in the market again, the Dow Jones industrial average …

12 Ways You Can Absolutely Make Money Online

For many people, making money online would be an absolute dream come true. If they could find a way to make money with a website or some other online venture, they could quit their job to focus on entrepreneurship, spend more time with their family, and finally take back control of their time and …

Marketing

Bitcoin is the greatest scam in history

It’s a colossal pump-and-dump scheme, the likes of which the world has never seen.<p><i>This is a contributed post by Bill Harris, former CEO of Intuit and founding CEO of PayPal and Personal Capital.</i><p>I’m tired of saying, “Be careful, it’s speculative.” Then, “Be careful, it’s gambling.” Then, “Be …

Cryptocurrency

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Wage growth slows across the country

Wages in the United States are going up, but their growth is shrinking, says Glassdoor chief economist Andrew Chamberlain.<p><b>By the numbers:</b> Wages …

Bitcoin ‘creator’ Craig Wright is being sued for allegedly swindling $5 billion

Kleiman, who died in 2013, was a forensic computer analyst, author of multiple books on IT security, and supposedly involved in the invention of Bitcoin. In 2011, he established a company called W&K Info Defense Research LLC in Florida with Wright. The duo allegedly held 1.1 million Bitcoins …

Bitcoin

Passenger drops farts so putrid pilot is forced to make emergency landing

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after a row caused by a passenger who refused to stop farting.<p>The passenger apparently kept breaking …

Here Are All 50 States Ranked By How Bad Their Drivers Are, According to an Insurance Site

I was skeptical about where my home state was listed--at least, until I saw why.<p>Things went kind of nuts recently when we shared a list of the 50 U.S. states ranked by how polite their people are.<p>If there's one thing that might be even more controversial, it's this:<p>The 50 U.S. states, ranked by how …

The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia poor, sick, and stuck on coal

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending into, his trainee miner hard-hat secure.<p>His people had settled the Clintwood and George’s Fork area, along …

Fossil Fuels

UK pardons thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of men convicted under now-abolished anti-homosexuality laws in Britain have been pardoned posthumously under a law enacted …

Alan Turing

Trump floats 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for wall, but considering other options

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump is considering a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a southern border wall, but that the President is still weighing other options.<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Air Force One Thursday that Trump was …

Yahoo reportedly under investigation by SEC over data breaches

Yahoo is facing an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to its failure to promptly disclose to investors information about the two massive data breaches the company revealed last year.<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the SEC requested documents from Yahoo in …

Financial Regulation

This squishy robot squeezes pig hearts to keep them pumping

It’s still early, but one day it might help humans with heart failure<p>With a squishy embrace, a new soft robot can keep a weak and failing heart pumping. So far, it’s only been tested in pigs. But if it works in humans, it could one day keep people with heart failure alive.<p>Researchers at Harvard …

Medical Research

10 Incredible Trees You Can Still Visit, Now That Pioneer Cabin Is No More

The famed tunnel tree is no more, but there are more arboreal wonders to see in the world.<p>On January 8, the famed Pioneer Cabin tree, a giant sequoia …

Global report sees rise in inequality in U.S.

Economic inequality is increasing across the globe, including in the United States, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.<p>The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017, released early Monday in Europe in anticipation of this week's meeting of the World Economic Forum, also said …

MIT researchers make new graphene discovery - CNN Style

Written by Nicola Davison, CNN<p>It has been 15 years since the discovery of graphene, an ultra-thin sheet of carbon that is thought to be the strongest material on the planet.<p>Although graphene is much stronger than steel, turning it into a useful material for architecture has so far proved tricky. …

For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests

Millennials are on shaky ground, struggling to gain the same financial security afforded to their parents, new data analysis suggests.<p>When baby boomers were young adults, their net worth was double that of today's young people, who earn $10,000 less than their counterparts did in 1989, according to …

Demographics

Avoid long checkout lines with the new Walmart Scan & Go app for Android

Long checkout lines in stores are one of the most annoying parts of shopping. Especially for people who are a bit impatient by nature. Retailers are trying different things to make the checkout process faster, but not all of them work as planned. Walmart is one of the retailers trying to fix this …

eCommerce

Here’s Your Chance To Understand 3-D Printing Once and For All

A full look at the societal impact—from medical to creative to economic—of 3D-printing technology.<p>With its amazing ability to replicate handmade crafts, collapse the development timeline of health initiatives, and, inexplicably bringing modern society closer to understanding its own humanity —3D …

Fired for flying Confederate flag, Georgia officer sues

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former police sergeant, fired for flying a Confederate flag outside her Georgia home, is suing the police department.<p>And she's doing it with the help of a group with alleged ties to white supremacy.<p>Silvia Cotriss, a nearly 20-year veteran of the Roswell Police Department, was terminated …

Rights & Freedoms

Massachusetts college stops flying US flag on campus for now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hampshire College, a liberal arts institution of about 1,400 students, has taken some heat after deciding not to fly the US flag.<p>A day after the presidential election, the Massachusetts college sided with students who lowered the flag to half-staff.<p>The administration wanted to build student …

Student Government

This 3-second video will glitch out any iPad or iPhone

Better watch out what videos you play on your flashy new iOS device over the next few days – there’s a malicious video circulating the Web and all it takes to glitch out your iPhone or iPad is three seconds.<p>EverythingApplePro has documented the buggy three-second clip in more detail in his latest …

Here's Who Will Really Benefit From Trump's Tax Plan

Liberty Tax Service founder John Hewitt says the president-elect's proposed tax cuts are aimed squarely at wealthy people like Trump himself.<p>President-elect Donald Trump has promised tax cuts for the middle class, but according to the self-proclaimed "Grand Daddy of Tax Preparation" John Hewitt, …

Donald Trump

First, it was Samsung’s smartphone. Now, Apple’s looking into reported iPhone 7 fire.

Apple Inc. said it’s looking into an Australian man’s allegation that an iPhone 7 ignited and set ablaze the car he’d left it in while …

Birth Year May Affect Your Flu Risk. Here's How

People's birth years can affect their risk of catching certain strains of influenza — probably because their first case of flu somehow sets their immune system, researchers reported Thursday.<p>Their findings could be good news for what scientists predict about the risk of a killer flu pandemic, and …

The new 64-bit Orange Pi is a quad-core computer for $20

Need a teeny tiny computer that can run Android or Linux? Only have $20? Well you’re in luck. When we first met the Orange Pi (get it?) the company was selling a nice Raspberry Pi clone for $15. Now they’re selling a souped up version with all the trimmings.<p>The board includes an Ethernet port and …

The guy that added Amazon's 'Alexa' to a singing fish is the hero we all need

Amazon’s ‘Echo’ is pretty damn cool. You know what’s cooler? Hacking it to work with one of those singing fish your grandparents have been annoying you with since the late 90s.<p>Artist Brian Kane recently demonstrated what happens when you do just that. He hacked together the soul of Amazon’s smart …

Samsung offers U.S. Note 7 owners $100 to buy another Samsung

After the flaming disaster of the defective Galaxy Note 7, which earlier this week drove Samsung to nix production of the device for good, the South Korean electronics giant is upping its damage limitation strategy by offering a larger credit note for consumers who do not abandon its brand.<p>In a …

Galaxy Note

Verizon Facing FCC Questions on Data Metering After $9,100 Phone Bill

The Federal Communications Commission confirmed this week that it is examining complaints about data billing from Verizon Wireless customers. The …