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How To Not Run Out Of Money In Retirement

Investing for retirement doesn't have to be hard. You read up on how to put together a diverse mix of low-cost index funds, bonds, etc. Then keep setting aside all you can into that retirement account. Easy.<p>But when you actually retire and start spending that money, that's like going from playing …

Retirement

Jason Segel and Olivia Munn Made the “Nerd Oscars” Funnier Than the Main Event

The Science and Technology Academy Awards bring out the real movie magic in awards season.<p>The Science and Technology Academy Awards don’t have the paparazzi or feverish media attention that those <i>other</i> Academy Awards have, but they do have the actual magic that makes Hollywood run. Things like the …

Olivia Munn

Tattoos Elegantly Combine Delicate Natural Subjects with Bold Geometry

Spanish tattoo artist Marla Moon adorns her clients with works that beautifully combine nature and geometry. Although minimalist in their appearance, her permanent body art makes a bold statement using elegant lines and carefully-stippled dots. Together, these two elements depict animals, trees, …

Art

Why Every Great Bartender Is Obsessed with this 2-Ingredient Syrup

The complex-tasting, easy-to-make elixir behind great high-end cocktails.<p>Oleo-saccharum. To the uninitiated it sounds like an incantation shouted by some wand-wielding fantasy character. But to a new generation of cocktail-obsessed bartenders, it means something else: pure citrus. There’s lots of …

Cocktails

From ‘DuckTales’ To ‘G.I. Joe’: These ’80s Cartoon Theme Songs Will Never Leave Your Head

The 1980s was a boom time for kid’s TV thanks to an FCC deregulation ruling that allowed series based on toy products. All of a sudden, the floodgates were open and soon <i>G.I. Joe</i>, <i>M.A.S.K.</i>, <i>Transformers</i>, <i>He-Man and the Masters of the Universe</i>, and other shows inspired by toy lines were on store …

Powerful phenomena are kicking stars out of our galaxy at speeds of over 1 million miles per hour

Stars are built with the lightest elements in the Universe, hydrogen and helium, but they contain an incomprehensible amount of mass. Our Sun is made of 2 x 10^30 kgs of stuff. That's a 2 followed by 30 zeros. That's 330,000 times more stuff than the Earth.<p>You would think it'd be a bit of challenge …

Universe
Baking

Here's what it would take to colonize the largest planet in the solar system

Just a few videos ago, I blew minds with a "How to" on terraforming the Moon. Once we've developed a Solar System spanning civilization and have claimed mastery over the laws of physics, and have common-place technology which staggers and dwarf our current comprehension of what's possible it should …

Astronomy

We're Experiencing the Greatest Reshuffling of Income Since the Industrial Revolution

The period from the fall of the Berlin Wall to today represents not only the highest peak of globalization ever, but also the greatest reshuffle of personal incomes in the world since the Industrial Revolution. It is characterized, in brief, by the rebalancing of the relative income positions of …

Economics

We Spoke to a Researcher Working to Stop AI from Killing Us All

Ben Rubenstein got a $100,000 grant to help him study how machine learning can go wrong.<p>Most of us aren't afraid of killer robots because we're adults and we know they aren't real. But earlier this month the Future of Life Institute—a group backed by famed tech entrepreneur Elon Musk—handed out 37 …

Singularity

Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature's Genetic Alphabet

DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. But some argue that this elegance is overrated. “DNA as a molecule has many things wrong with …

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …

4 Tools To Make You A Better 401k Investor

Robo Advisors are all the rage. Launched over the past several years, several have grown to over one billion in assets under management. Wealthfront manages $2 billion, Betterment and Personal Capital about $1.5 billion. While still small compared to the goliaths of the industry (Vanguard manages …

Investing

The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley's Quiet Racism

How tech became a civil rights battleground.<p>For Hank Williams, an entrepreneur based in New York, building a more diverse Silicon Valley isn't just an economic or moral issue. There are more pressing reasons, ones that no one in the industry or anywhere else likes to talk about.<p>"The problem is, the …

Silicon Valley

Attackers use email spam to infect point-of-sale terminals with new malware

Cybercriminals are targeting employees who browse the Web or check their email from point-of-sale (PoS) computers, a risky but unfortunately common …

Home Depot

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

3D Printing vs. ISIS

Countering the destruction of ISIS with impermanent sculptures and undeletable files.<p>Men descend on the venerated space, laying waste to anything they can topple. Armed with sledgehammers, power drills, and cellphone cameras, they leave dust and stones in their wake, mere suggestions of the …

3D Printing

Welcome to the Internet of Skin

Engineers devise a way of printing kilometers-long sheets of "smart skin."<p>The average adult has between 1.5 and 2.0 square-meters of skin—all of it feeling all of the time. Skin offers a continuous monitoring of outside conditions and fills a sensory role that is even a bit hard to pin down. Touch: …

Nanotech

HugeDomains.com - UltimateFitnessWorkout.com is for sale (Ultimate Fitness Workout)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Through Flaws in the Machine, Robots May Develop "Souls": An Interview with John Gray

We spoke to John Gray a few days before his latest book, <i>The Soul of the Marionette</i>, is set to drop in the United States.<p>It wasn't until after I interviewed John Gray, major British philosopher, public intellectual, and the author, most recently, of <i>The Soul of the Marionette</i>, that I realized …

Andy Warhol

15 Creative Ways to Use Brownie Batter

Pop Quiz: What’s even better than regular brownies? Answer: Brownie batter, of course! We are definitely guilty of licking the bowl clean. You too? That’s what we thought ;) When your next chocolate craving strikes, check out the brownie-inspired treats on this list. From smoothies to cheesecake, …

Dessert