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Genetic Memory is The Key to Finding Evidence of Past Lives, Scientists Claim

Does the human soul transcend the lifetime of the body it inhabits? Do humans even have souls? If we do, what happens to that soul after we die? Big …

By 2030, all Los Angeles buses will be zero emission

<b>I can almost smell the clean air already...</b><p>It turns out, that was just the beginning. According to a recent report in the LA Times, the city's …

How Low Can Taxes Go? Outside Washington, Republicans Find Limits

WASHINGTON — Something strange has been happening to taxes in Republican-dominated states: They are going up.<p>Conservative lawmakers in Kansas, South Carolina and Tennessee have agreed to significant tax increases in recent weeks to meet demands for more revenue. They are challenging what has become …

Republicans

The Dollar In Crisis - Jim Rickards

The Dollar in Crisis<p>The conditions that gave rise to a dollar crisis in 1971 are emerging again in 2016, but with a different kind of international …

Hyundai analyzes 12 trends that will shape the world of 2030

Hyundai announced this year the start of Project Ioniq, its attempt at figuring out what the world of 2030 will be like. Of course the project would also use that information to determine how that world will affect the transportation industry. And it happens to share its name with the company's …

Google boasts quantum computing breakthrough with first display of real-world use

Scientists team up with Google to demonstrate one of the first real-world uses for quantum computers.<p>US and UK scientists have teamed up with Google …

The Multiverse for non-scientists

Why we’re positive the Universe isn’t all there is, and what the different possibilities for a Multiverse are.<p><i>“Go, then. There are other worlds than</i> …

Dark Matter

Wall Street Week Ahead: Heavy trading predicted around Brexit vote | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock markets could see heavy trading and increased volatility as investors position for next week’s referendum on whether Britain remains in the European Union.<p>Illustration picture of postal ballot papers June 1, 2016 ahead of the June 23 BREXIT referendum when voters …

GOLDMAN SACHS: This is how far we expect the pound to crash after a Brexit

Goldman analysts Silvia Ardagna, Robin Brooks, and Michael Cahill argue that a so-called "Lehman-type" scenario — where uncertainty in the markets increases as much as it did following the collapse of the investment bank Lehman Brothers in 2008 — would cause a huge crash in the pound sending it …

Something puzzling has been going on in the economy, and we now have an explanation for why

Businesses will invest in things like machinery because the cost of doing so — the interest on the debt to finance the acquisition — is reduced.<p>Except that hasn't been happening. Corporate investment has been weak, despite record low interest rates.<p>And Jason Thomas, managing director and director …

How to Hack Your Brain to Become Radically More Confident and Less Fearful

<b>A guide from Harvard Psychologist and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy</b><p>We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon …

Body Language

China could be about to plunge us all into a world of pain

The Chinese yuan has weakened against the dollar at its most rapid rate since last August, when Chinese officials devalued the currency.<p>This move is also a throwback to a scary recent time — the turmoil at the beginning of this year after the Fed's first rate hike since going to zero in December …

German unemployment rate falls to record low in May | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German unemployment fell more than expected in May and the jobless rate sank to its lowest level in more than 25 years, boosting expectations that private consumption will continue to drive growth in Europe’s biggest economy this year.<p>The seasonally adjusted jobless total fell by …

Europe's jobless rate lowest since 2008 amid recovery

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's economic recovery is rolling ahead, driving down unemployment to the lowest in nearly a decade. But lagging inflation means the European Central Bank will be in no hurry to end its stimulus efforts.<p>The European Union's statistics agency Eurostat said Wednesday …

Buy the VIX and Sell Equities into June Rate Hikes

On Friday Janet Yellen gave the go ahead to rate hikes, and this change in Monetary Policy (Tightening) in not currently priced into financial …

US hiring figures are 'deciding factor' for Fed's June rates quandary

The strength of US hiring will be the “deciding factor” in whether the Federal Reserve raises its interest rates next month, as policymakers weigh up an increase for only the second time since the financial crisis.<p>Economists said that job market figures, to be published this Friday, will be the …

Economy

Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer's disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked …

(Update: phone exposed in video) New HTC 10 leak lets loose specs and pics

<b>Update, 4:55AM EST:</b> What appears to be a promo video for the HTC 10 was published on YouTube. The brief video confirms the leaked design and features, including the USB Type C port.<p><b>Original post, 3:40AM EST:</b> HTC is set to announce its 2016 flagship for the year in just a few days, however that …

Tesla is about to repeat a huge mistake — and this time it could be even worse

That's epic, and the frenzy to get in on the latest Tesla — at $1,000 a pop, and with a potential wait of several years before your car can be delivered — has led to some hyperventilating about what the electric-car maker has accomplished.<p>Yes, 325,000 deposits on an as-yet-constructed automobile is …

This worrisome trend could have a huge impact on Fed policy

Overall, economic data in the U.S. have marginally deteriorated since the central bank embarked on rate normalization last year, but the Fed's mandated objectives of full employment and price stability are still largely on track for continued tightening this year, even if at a slower pace than …

This Former Wall Street Forex Trader Reveals How He Gets 4 BIG Winning Trades Per Month

After working on Wall Street as a trader for 23 years, and managing private client accounts for the past 13 years, I’ve seen a number of miracles …

If consciousness is an algorithm, then a robot can be conscious

Rapid advances in artificial intelligence technology are raising ethical questions, as pointed out by Dr Jason Millar (“The momentous advance in artificial intelligence demands a new set of ethics”, Comment).<p>He asks whether it is desirable to develop autonomous systems that operate beyond human …

United Kingdom

Photographer Spends Hours in Open Waters to Capture Exquisite Moments of Glass-Like Waves

Wearing only a bathing suit and a pair of fins, Tahiti-based photographer Ben Thouard encapsulates the beauty and power of the ocean’s waves. Gorgeous images of crystal-clear waters and picturesque sunsets are the result of him spending countless hours navigating the waters with his camera. “The …

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

A doctor shares his No. 1 tip for tricking your mind into feeling happier

Well, you might just be able to.<p>Amit Sood, an MD and professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, has spent two decades meeting with hundreds of scientists, reading thousands of research papers and books, and studying tens of thousands of patients and students to figure out how we …

Dollar Swoons as Fed Scales Down Rate Hike Forecasts

The dollar tumbled on Thursday, lifting world shares to their highest level of the year, after the Federal Reserve scaled down its own expectations of the number of U.S. rate hikes likely over the next nine months.<p>The Fed, via its 'dot plot' system, which charts what rate moves policymakers expect, …

STOCKS RISE AFTER THE FED: Here's what you need to know

Following this announcement, all the major indexes closed up on the day.<p>First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 17,325.8, +74.2, (+0.4%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 2,027.2, +11.3, (+0.6%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,764, +35.3, (+0.8%)• <b><br>WTI crude oil:</b> $38.50, +6%<p>The Fed held rates.<p>The Federal Reserve's policy-setting committee left its benchmark rate …

This Is The World's Happiest Country

Denmark overtook Switzerland as the world’s happiest place, according to a report on Wednesday that urged nations regardless of wealth to tackle …

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

The biggest force powering the stock market is starting to disappear, and it could be a huge problem

Companies have been supporting the stock market through buybacks for years.<p>But according to some analysts, the era of buybacks may be coming to a close.<p>And this could be terrible news for the stock market.<p>Companies have been their own best friends<p>According to a note from analysts at HSBC, buybacks …