Jason Barbier

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12 Odd Jobs That Pay Surprisingly Well

Sometimes, odd jobs can be high-paying jobs.<p>This story originally appeared on GOBankingRates<p>If you're looking for a high-paying job, don't overlook some of the oddest ones. They're the jobs you aren't likely to hear mentioned at a dinner party when someone asks, "What do you do?" You meet bankers …

Teacher allegedly performed oral sex on 13-year-old in school

A sixth-grade teacher in Arizona accused of having sex with a 13-year-old student performed oral sex on him in a classroom — and told the teen she …

The intensifying battle for Africa’s burgeoning tech landscape

Long gone are the days when Africa was disparagingly regarded as the White Man’s Burden. Today, Africa is the continent with the youngest demographic in the world, on the brink of a technical renaissance — yet the world’s tech titans are floundering to understand and gain a foothold in this …

We’re Killing Our Lakes and Oceans. The Consequences Are Real.

We only need to look to the Mediterranean Sea and the North American Great Lakes for dramatic illustrations of what lies in store if we don’t act now.<p>…

Lake Erie

Chernobyl's abandoned dogs create their own exclusion zone community

If you ever happen to visit Chernobyl, you might run across one of the roughly 300 stray dogs that reside there. After the 1986 disaster, residents …

Chernobyl

These Bacteria Digest Toxic Metals And Poop Out Tiny Gold Nuggets

Handy.<p>No other life form on our planet has infiltrated every environment as successfully as the minuscule single cells of bacteria. Amongst their …

Biology

Why Facebook and Instagram should kill the Like button

The Like button must die.<p>More than any other feature, the thumbs-up on Facebook — along with its cousins, the Instagram and Twitter hearts — …

Mental Health

Scientists say Earth’s atmosphere is raining viruses and bacteria down on the entire planet

If you like to start out your day by opening your window for a big breath of fresh air you might want to rethink your habits a bit. A new study …

Biology

Amtrak train separates on busy Acela line

<b>WASHINGTON</b> -- An Amtrak train separated early Tuesday morning as it was traveling from Washington, D.C., to Boston. The Acela 2150 train experienced …

Trains

New, super-fast wireless technology could hit our homes by 2028

Researchers have shown that terahertz frequencies, which have a very large bandwidth, can be used in a range of environments<p>The wireless frequencies …

Nanotech

Watch Anderson Cooper Calmly Destroy White House Spokesperson Who Quotes Uber Driver

CNN’s Anderson Cooper shut down Hogan Gidley after the White House deputy press secretary tried to use an anecdote about his Uber drive to claim …

Ehang proves its passenger drones are the real deal in new flight footage

Chinese drone maker Ehang wowed visitors at CES 2016 when it brought along a prototype of its passenger drone; however, it didn’t have much else to show at the time. Now, it’s released footage of the 184 in flight with a passenger for the first time, with the company’s CEO on board.<p>Following ‘1000 …

Drones

Here are 15 of the most surprising work-from-home jobs hiring now

These beer editors, dictionary authors and eye doctors can WFH – plus five remote gigs that don’t require previous experience.<p>You’ll feel right at …

Employment

Ancient virus could be the reason humans can think

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself.<p>New research has linked a human gene …

Biology

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Great Depression

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Drinking hot tea linked to cancer

Hot tea can increase the risk of a deadly cancer five-fold for people who also regularly drink alcohol, Chinese research suggests.<p>People who drink at least one alcoholic beverage and a "burning hot" cup of tea on a daily basis were five times more likely to develop esophageal cancer than people who …

Cancer

We may have uncovered the origins of the most mysterious particles in the universe

Unified Origin<p>One new theory could put some long-standing physics mysteries to rest. A recent astrophysical model suggests that three different types …

Scientists say we should definitely be eating more bugs

What did you have for breakfast this morning? How about dinner last night? If bugs aren’t the menu you might be doing yourself and your most ancient …

Biology

Bitcoin: Not A Store Of Value But A Creator Of It, And Perhaps Not A Bubble After All

<b>Bitcoin: Not A Store Of Value But A Creator Of It Instead, And Why Does It Have To Be In A Bubble?</b><p>It’s been a difficult several weeks for Bitcoin …

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency Markets Aren't All the Same

Different flavors of digital money reflect emerging bets on promising applications. It's not just mindless speculation anymore.<p>There's a compelling reason to consider what's going on with cryptocurrencies a purely speculative boom-and-bust roller-coaster: Over a three-month period, the prices of …

Searching for the Dark: The Hunt for Axions

The cosmos is mostly made of something we cannot see. That was the conclusion astronomers started to reach in the 1930s by looking at galaxy …

How to grow chillies

Let’s face it, January is a dark and dastardly month: sowing most things is pointless. But theexception is chillies. Sure, the seed packages say sow in March, but you want to be potting them on by then. The longer you give chillies to grow, the more fruit they’ll reward you with.<p>Chillies originate …

Gardening

Space mining is going to seriously disrupt Earth's economy. And we're nowhere near ready for the shock

Zip into the future for a second. It’s 2035 and Earth’s population has grown dramatically. People are desperate to find alternatives to the dwindling …

The Magnetohydrodynamic Drive Is Real—and You Can Build One

I know it's an old movie (and it was an even <i>older</i> book before that), but I want to look at the physics of the special submarine drive in <i>The Hunt for</i> …

Physics

Apple CEO Tim Cook: I don't want my nephew on a social network

Add Apple CEO Tim Cook to the list of tech luminaries warning about the potential risks of modern technology.<p>Speaking at a school in England on Friday, Cook said he didn't want his nephew to use social media, according to The Guardian. He also argued that the use of tech in schools should be …

If Stocks Drop On A Government Shutdown Or Fear Thereof, Buy The Dip

The stock market rally we long anticipated would result from an economic surge and anticipation about and the passing of tax reform legislation. Even …

Stock Markets

Amazon has a 'budget-friendly' Prime option for low-income customers — but it's actually a trap

Amazon Prime just got more expensive for some of its members.<p>Today, the online store announced it would be increasing monthly Prime membership rates from $10.99 to $12.99, which comes to around $156 a year.<p>Amazon Prime is a subscription service that offers its paying members services such as free …