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CIA Official Breaks Silence on UFOs (+Video)

WASHINGTON—In a gripping testimonial, an ailing former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has talked via video for the first time …

Scientists find key to ageing process in hypothalamus

Scientists have found a biological command centre for the ageing process in a lump of brain the size of a nut.<p>The US team identified the mechanism in …

The EPA Just Shook Up the Debate Over Fracking

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>See full coverage</b><p>New estimates from the EPA indicate that methane leakage from natural gas …

The grad student who exposed Reinhart and Rogoff: They still can’t get their facts straight

Thomas Herndon is on a tight schedule. The University of Massachusetts-Amherst doctoral student of economics has a steady stream of media interviews lined up with global VIPs to discuss the far-reaching impact of his paper refuting the work of renowned Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth …

Economics

Inside the cult of Kim

IT IS hard to talk about normality in North Korea. But as its leaders each day cranked up the threats of merciless all-out war with America and South …

North Korea

Real money starts to pour into math-based currencies like bitcoin

Chris Dixon, a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, posted this brief observation on Tumblr the other day:<p><b>Three eras of currency</b><br>Commodity based, e.g. Gold<br>Politically based, e.g. Dollar<br>Math based, e.g. Bitcoin<p>Now Dixon’s firm and several other well known investors are putting …

Cryptocurrency

Big-Name VCs Form “Glass Collective” to Back Google Glass App Makers

Google Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins have joined together to form what they’re calling “the Glass Collective” to invest in …

A New Way Of Calculating The Brutal Arithmetic Of Fund Fees

John Bogle of Vanguard Group has been telling investors for years that fees are the enemy: The difference between a lump sum of $10,000 invested in a fund with 1.12% annual management fees versus a 0.06% index fund, after 10 years, is $2,568.<p>Active managers say ah, yes, but we deliver alpha — …

What We Didn't Know About the Start of America's Drone War Killed Thousands

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The details of the bloody back-room deal between Pakistani and American officials that led to the …

Researchers Find Way to Extract Hydrogen from Any Plant in Potential Breakthrough for Fuel Cells

In a breakthrough that could be a game-changer for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered a way to extract large …

We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

There is a corruption at the heart of American politics, caused by the dependence of Congressional candidates on funding from the tiniest percentage …

How Carbon Capture Technology Can Almost Turn CO2 Into Cash

But that algae needs its own power source — in the form of carbon dioxide, or CO2 — to produce the jet fuel.<p>That's where Columbia professors Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Eisenberger come in.<p>Their company, Global Thermostat, has developed a technology Chichilnisky says can suck carbon dioxide out …

Carbon Dioxide

Globalism and Technology: A Hidden Misconception That Dooms the U.S. Economy

<b>In an article in today’s New York Times Sunday Review, I challenge a fundamental assumption underlying Washington’s</b> <b>embrace of globalism: the idea that no matter how fast American technologies leak abroad, an abundance of new production methods and new industries will keep bubbling up to take their</b> …