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This Big Cryptocurrency Acquisition Could Create a Wall Street-Style Financial Giant

<i>Circle, a cryptocurrency-focused financial-services firm, will announce today that it is buying crypto exchange Poloniex—a move that immediately</i> …

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in …

Brazil

Former employees say Lyft staffers spied on passengers

Similar to Uber’s “God View” scandal, Lyft staffers have been abusing customer insight software to view the personal contact info and ride history of the startup’s passengers. One source that formerly worked with Lyft tells TechCrunch that widespread access to the company’s backend let staffers …

AP Explains: What is bitcoin? A look at the digital currency

LONDON (AP) — The price of a single bitcoin has pierced the $10,000 level and some experts say it could rise further. The world's most popular …

Bitcoin

Amazon Is Planning a Second HQ — and It Could Create 50,000 Jobs

Amazon is planning to build a second headquarters that could measure up to 8 million square feet — and create 50,000 jobs, many of which pay $100,000 or more.<p>The company is calling the second site "HQ2." It is asking cities to bid on the project, which is expected to cost $5 billion to build and …

Amazon HQ2

Four men developed a tool to keep track of Trump's every move

As Donald Trump embarks on his journey to "Make America Great Again," the world is waiting to see if he follows through on the <i>many</i> promises he made …

Scientists are checking a nearby exoplanet for alien transmissions

Wolf 1061c is just a few blocks away, cosmically speaking, and alien seekers have begun a long-term campaign to look for signs of life there.<p>Just 14 light-years away is a star named Wolf 1061 hosting a planet that could be one of our best bets to find life beyond the solar system.<p>There are three …

Astronomy

Two animals from totally different species found having sex by scientists

Scientists may have caught two animals from completely different species having consensual sex for the first time.<p>A new paper, titled ‘Interspecies …

22 New TV Shows You Should Watch in 2017

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The 15 Best Stand-Up Specials On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 19th</b><p>The past few years have seen a rigorous expansion of comedy programming on streaming services of all shapes and sizes, but stand-up comedy is definitely getting its due after years of neglect. Hence why there are hundreds of titles in Netflix’s stand-up category. And while …

7 of the most incredible places we discovered to stay in the world in 2016

With an incredibly diverse selection of unique camping spaces, glamping opportunities, AirBnBs, luxury hotels, boutique hostels and cabins being widely available in recent times, there’s no doubt that 2016 offered global travellers the chance to see the world from a unique perspective.<p>Lonely Planet …

The Definitive Superfood Ranking

It seems like everything in the grocery store is labeled "super." We dove into which foods are actually proven, by science, to be good for you and which ones are all hype.<p>Food marketers know that if they call their product a superfood, it’s sure to sell. Take quinoa, for example. In the early …

Nutrition

The healthy slow cooker recipes that'll start your year on a high note

New Year's resolutions or not, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to amp up your healthy eating habits. And when the cold weather sets in, …

18 Easy, Healthy Meals Anyone Can Make In 2018

Step away from the detox diet.

Tech trends we're most looking forward to in 2017

As the end of the year looms over the horizon, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big thing in technology.<p>Like any year before, 2017 will bring its own problems and solutions, shaping up both the way we use and think about technology.<p>So without further ado, take a dive into the …

Virtual Reality

Unsure About What to Wear for New Year's Eve? Chrissy Teigen's Stylist

Monica Rose is one of the most followed stylists on Instagram for good reason--she's the woman behind the wardrobe of Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Khloe Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigen, to name a few. Keeping up with the Kardashians and friends and what they are wearing is tough work, though, and for …

Roof scouted South Carolina church before deadly attack: FBI agent | Reuters

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Dylann Roof visited Charleston, South Carolina, at least six times in the months before he shot and killed nine people in a historic black church there in June 2015, an FBI agent told jurors at Roof’s federal death penalty trial on Tuesday.<p>Police lead suspected shooter …

South Carolina

Colorado sold an absurd amount of weed in 2016

Colorado's cannabis enthusiasts are celebrating after a milestone was announced on Monday.<p>In the first 10 months of 2016, the state sold more than $1 …

Inside the Quest for a Real ‘Star Trek’ Warp Drive

It may be a while before starship captains can race across the galaxy, but engineers and physicists have a few ideas for making it so.<p>Within the <i>Star Trek</i> universe, traveling across the galaxy is a breeze thanks to the famed warp drive. This fictional technology allows humans and other civilizations …

Space Travel

The 25 best waterfront cities to visit in your lifetime

Chicago Line Cruises recently compiled a list of the top 25 waterfront cities in the world, using Mercer's Quality of Living survey and Euromonitor's measures of international tourist arrivals. They also used Numbeo's "Basket of Goods and Services" tool, which allows you to compare total prices …

Is this the new way to live?

What if instead you could rent more than one home and travel the world?<p>The way we live could be changing, with short-term living appealing to a new …