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A hedge fund manager who nailed subprime is betting on a huge drop in China's currency

Texas-based hedge fund manager Mark Hart III, thinks China will further devalue its currency "north of 50%."<p>Hart, the founder of Corriente Advisors, …

Bid to drill deep inside Earth

<b>Scientists will set out this week to drill a hole into the Indian Ocean floor to try to get below the Earth's crust for the first time.</b><p>They want to sample rock from the planet's mantle - its deep interior.<p>In the process, the researchers hope to check their assumptions about the materials from which …

Geophysics

The Most Important Billion-Dollar Company You've Never Heard Of | Inc.com

Mohammed's strategy has essentially been to scale Jasper quietly, one partnership at a time, to the point where no one can catch him. Along the way, he has put the company at the center of the next big technological phase change: In the same way Dell and Microsoft profited from the move from …

Internet of Things

Oh the Places We Won't Go: Humans Will Settle Mars, and Nowhere Else [Excerpt]

<i>Adapted from</i> Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars, <i>by Louis Friedman. Copyright © 2015 Louis Friedman with permission of the publisher. The</i> …

Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

Oliver Sacks, the famed neurologist and best-selling author of books such as <i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat</i>, died of cancer today in New York City at the age of 82, a longtime friend and colleague has confirmed.<p>The London-born academic's 1973 memoir <i>Awakenings</i>, about his efforts to use the …

Books

Common Mistakes to Avoid and Tips to Follow for the Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

Making scrambled eggs isn't exactly rocket science—but our test kitchen has outlined a few surprising ways you might be getting it wrong.<p>For many young cooks, a pan of scrambled eggs is the first dish they master. But after we crack those first few eggs, it's probably a technique we don't think …

Breakfast

What a Happy Cell Looks Like

A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.<p>“What is the truest form of human happiness?” Steven Cole asks.<p>It’s a question he’s been considering for most of his career—but Cole is a genomics researcher, not a philosopher. To him, this …