Scott MacDonald

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Review: Anker's newest wireless earbuds are dirt-cheap and sound amazing

Not long ago, Anker launched its answer to Apple’s AirPods with the Zolo Liberty – an impressive first effort that left a good impression, and retailed for $150. Now, it’s following it up with the SoundCore Liberty Lite.<p>We like the SoundCore Liberty Lite. For starters, it’s cheaper. Anker’s more …

Consumer Tech

Move Over Pixels, Scientists Are 3D Printing With 'Voxels' And The Results Are Breathtaking

In many areas of research, scientists need to analyze three dimensional data in a variety of forms, such as medical brain scans, the structures of cells and molecules, geological features on our own planet and others, or the hearts of exploding stars.<p>The ability to visually analyze most 3D data …

Breakthroughs

Russian VPNFilter Router Malware Much Worse Than Thought: What to Do

Remember that Russian router malware warning from last week? The situation is even worse than we originally thought, and a whole lot more router …

Wi-Fi

The loaf of bread I won't ever stop baking

<b>It's not fancy, but it does the job perfectly.</b><p>I've baked a lot of bread over the years. From chewy slow-rise baguettes and sourdoughs to dinner …

What Sam Harris and the ‘New Atheists’ Got Wrong: Religion and the Christian Right Aren’t Our Biggest Problems

A polemicist and passionate advocate of reason, Sam Harris has reluctantly taken up the cause of defending policy writer Charles Murray’s notorious …

Religion

15% of Deforestation Is Due to Toilet Paper Alone. Here's How We Can Fix This.

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The Trump administration just published a report saying 'there is no convincing alternative explanation' for climate change

The federal government just released its latest research on climate change, and the findings are conclusive:<p>"It is <i>extremely likely</i> that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century,'" it says.<p>The 15-chapter US Global Change Research Program Climate …

Trump Administration

Movies Anywhere is the Voltron of streaming services

Watch out, Netflix and Hulu: There's a new streaming service in town. And it could have everything movie and TV fans want.<p>Launching Thursday, Movies Anywhere is a new all-in-one service that will bring some of the world's biggest movie studios and digital streaming platforms together into the one …

Reporter’s Notebook: Why Foreign Students Are Turning Away U.S. Colleges

Nightly News<p>Looking back on Charlottesville, one year later<p>01:15<p>Two impacted by rare infection caused by bacteria found in dog and cat saliva<p>01:20<p>As NASA launches historic mission to the sun, meet the man who inspired the project<p>01:50<p>Scientists sound the alarm about climate change amid global heat …

Students

The Real American Pie

As an icon of the American way, apple pie is a johnny-come-lately, a usurper, a pale pretender to its pastry throne. The phrase as American as apple …

British Cuisine

Burning the Map

<i>Expectation is premeditated disappointment. --Sogyal Rinpoche</i><p>Everyone's life journey eventually arrives at a precipice or fork in the road. At some point we will come to the end of a path and no longer know our way. Hard as this is, this is where the inner journey begins, when all we've carried has …

What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read

President Trump’s strategic adviser is elevating a once-obscure network of political thinkers.<p>The first weeks of the Trump presidency have brought as much focus on the White House’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as on the new president himself. But if Bannon has been the driving force behind the …

Donald Trump

A Full List of Dividend ETFs

If you're looking for a dividend ETF, you've come to the right place. Dividend funds are gaining popularity due to their ability to create a revenue …

Investing

New net-zero Solar Farmhouse from Deltec generates all its own energy

In these uncertain times of erratic weather and changing climate patterns, net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green …

Dangerous idiots: how the liberal media elite failed working-class Americans

Last March, my 71-year-old grandmother, Betty, waited in line for three hours to caucus for Bernie Sanders. The wait to be able to cast her first-ever vote in a primary election was punishing, but nothing could have deterred her. Betty – a white woman who left school after ninth grade, had her …

Society

Google’s Project Sunroof Expands to 42 States and Millions More Rooftops

With the recent expansion of Project Sunroof, tens of millions of potential solar customers from across the U.S. can now Google their own rooftops to …

How the New Fiduciary Ruling Might Save You Thousands in Retirement Savings

All investors should benefit from the requirement to have financial advisers act in the best interests of their clients.<p>On April 6, 2016, the …

Canada's stolen daughters: Sex traffickers target indigenous Canadians

<b>Winnipeg, Canada (CNN) —</b> As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.<p>"I used to blame myself for everything. But, like I, I would say I let them do that to me. I am dirty. It's my fault," says …

BMJ study: US police hospitalized 54,000 people in 2012

More than 54,000 people were hospitalized after "legal" stops, searches and arrests by US police in 2012, according to new research published in …

So You Wanna Get Strong and Lose Weight? Try Working Out LESS

I do not like to exercise. I repeat, I do not like to exercise, at all. But I drag my sorry ass out of bed and do it anyway. Because I like the way …

These are the best arguments from the 3% of climate scientist 'skeptics.' Really. | Dana Nuccitelli

Contrarian climate scientist Roy Spencer summed up the contrarian case for a fossil fuel and tobacco-funded think tank<p>When I give a presentation and mention the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming, I’m often asked, “what’s the deal with the other 3%?”. These are the publishing …

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you're intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you'll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the speed at which they processed visual information …

Dementia

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Apps

This 4-Stock Dividend Retirement Portfolio Yields 7.3%

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how tough it is to build a dividend retirement portfolio that provides a decent yield these days.<p>Many investors make utility stocks a cornerstone, but that strategy is less appealing this year, with many utilities’ valuations stretched and their yields well below …

If You Use Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail, You Should Change Your Password Now

If you rely on Google, Microsoft, Yahoo or Mail.ru for your emails, you should go change your password right now.<p>Reuters is reporting that Russian hackers have stolen more than 273 million email passwords and are selling them online. If true, this would be the largest security breach since hackers …

Hotmail

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Fajitas

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>I'm not particularly proud of my time spent working at the kinds of cheesy chain restaurants you'd find next to the Victoria's Secret at the mall, or perhaps in Times Square. But aside from making me shun …

A Tiny Apartment's Jaw-Dropping Micro Interior Design

Here, the secret behind fitting a large kitchen, home theater, gym facilities, and cat-friendly areas into a 300-square-foot flat.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the 7 …

Homeland Security urges you to uninstall QuickTime on Windows

The Department of Homeland Security is echoing Trend Micro's advice to uninstall QuickTime if you have it on your Windows computer. While the multimedia program's working just fine, the security firm has discovered two new critical vulnerabilities lurking within it that could allow remote attackers …

Wealth Adviser Daily Briefing: Don’t Wait for Age 70 to Start IRA Withdrawals

Some retirees may be alarmed in tax season by the amount of taxes they owe due to required minimum distributions from their individual retirement accounts. But New Jersey-based adviser Victor Medina tells Wealth Adviser at WSJ.com it is likely too late to fix the problem at that point. Instead, he …