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Infographic: 10 essential parts of highly ranked websites

When customers want to find you, are search engines offering your website as a top result?<p>Digital marketers and PR pros must pay keen attention to …

Marketing

This Bizarre World Map Is So Crazily Accurate, It Actually Folds Into a Globe

Look closely.<p>We all know most maps of the world aren't entirely accurate. For starters, Africa is way bigger than it looks, and Greenland isn't …

Maps

A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

The Decline of Anti-Trumpism

Let me start with three inconvenient observations, based on dozens of conversations around Washington over the past year:<p>First, people who go into the White House to have a meeting with President Trump usually leave pleasantly surprised. They find that Trump is not the raving madman they expected …

Opinion

3 ways to start your year with a digital clean slate

Here’s a New Year’s resolution for 2018: de-clutter your digital history. Your computer stores a huge amount of browsing data, and in places you might never think to look. This meticulous chronology makes you vulnerable to snoops and advertising trackers. The solution: eliminate it.<p>Here are three …

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

High Blood Pressure

Microsoft quietly announces end of last free Windows 10 upgrade offer

More than a year after ending its free Windows 10 upgrade program, Microsoft is getting ready to shut down the last official free upgrade extension. …

15 ways to be more secure online

Protect your accounts, avoid scams, and keep randos off your Wi-Fi.<p>Welcome to the New World. Email phishing has evolved. Trolls can target your Facebook timeline, and your social security number is probably floating around the internet right now. Even Wi-Fi is no longer <i>completely</i> secure. But it’s …

Information Systems

People are using recycled laptop batteries to power their homes

Why spend thousands of dollars on a Tesla Powerwall when you could build your own – for a fraction of the cost? This is a question many alternative …

3 Stocks With Tesla-Like Return Potential

Tesla has made some investors rich in the past decade. We think these three stocks have similar potential.<p>In recent years, Tesla has shaken up the …

The Online Privacy Tool You Should Already Be Using

These days being without a VPN is like leaving your front door open. Windscribe hides your IP, encrypts your connection, and does not keep logs of …

Online Privacy

NASA video of the aurora borealis from space will make you catch your breath

If you didn’t want to be an astronaut before today, you will now. Recently, NASA scientists aboard the International Space Station had the honor of …

Environment

Less Than Zero: How The Fed Killed Saving

The other day I was in my local branch of a Too Big To Fail bank where I have a few accounts. One of them is a savings account in which I keep some …

Interest Rates

How to protect yourself against vision loss, a growing problem

Ask Americans to name the ailment they fear most, and blindness ranks at the top, along with Alzheimer's and cancer, according to a recent survey by the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. And yet each year, 50,000 Americans go blind, nearly half from eye diseases that are treatable …

Hypnosis Has More Scientific Basis Than We Thought

There's that placebo effect again.<p><b>By Devin Terhune, Goldsmiths, University of London; Steven Jay Lynn, Binghamton University, State University of New</b> …

Calls for ibuprofen sale restrictions after study finds cardiac arrest risk

Over-the-counter drug linked to 31% increased cardiac arrest risk, with the figure rising to 50% for diclofenac, says research<p>There have been fresh calls for restrictions on the sale of the painkiller ibuprofen after another study found it heightens the risk of cardiac arrest.<p>Taking the …

Pain

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Beyond fact-checking: After the catastrophic media failure of 2016, the press must master “crucial evidence”

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Philosopher William Berkson has an antidote for bogus media “balance”: Some evidence matters more<p>Paul Rosenberg<p>February 19, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>The media failed disastrously during the 2016 presidential election. The only questions, really, are how and why — and what can be done …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Mechanics

Why our financial future is still at risk, according to Alan Greenspan — and how to protect yourself

Prices in the United States are rising, quickly, while slow economic growth and the ballooning cost of entitlements remain a big problem for the …

High Dividend Stock, Solid 8.3% Yield With Growth Prospects, Opportunistic Buy

<i>This research report was jointly produced with</i> <i>High Dividend Opportunities</i> <i>co-author</i> <i>Philip Mause</i><i>.</i><p><b>Pattern Energy Group</b> (NASDAQ:PEGI) is a leading wind …

Investing

Just how promising is that ‘miracle’ pill for high blood pressure?

A new combination of four blood pressure drugs — the ‘quadpill’ — could be twice as effective as existing treatments, according to research by the George Institute at Sydney University <i>(see our analysis below)</i>.<p>Of the 17 million British people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, most of …

Why Republicans Still Reject the Science of Global Warming

One day in 2009, Henry Waxman, the Democratic congressman representing Santa Monica and Malibu, paid a visit to one of his Republican counterparts, a …

Ski for All

In Hobe Sound, Florida, a home overlooking a custom-built water-ski circuit is hardly par for the course.<p>When you’re an avid water skier with property overlooking an aquatic slalom course, maintaining a view of your surroundings is key. "The home is really driven by exposure to the landscape," says …

Turning water into hydrogen isn't easy. This could change that

With hydrogen power stations in California, a new Japanese consumer car and portable hydrogen fuel cells for electronics, hydrogen as a zero emission …

7 Healthy Dividend Stocks for Quality and Security

Looking for great growing dividend stocks? Then the healthcare sector has to be on your list.<p>When it comes to finding great dividend stocks, some …

Solar energy from discarded car batteries

MIT researchers have developed a simple procedure for making a promising type of solar cell using lead recovered from discarded lead-acid car …

More than one million Americans will leave the US for medical care this year

The savings are so great — and the quality high enough — that a handful of American insurance companies are now encouraging the practice and covering the travel and treatment costs.<p>"Medical tourism" was valued at about $439 billion last year in a new report by Visa and Oxford Economics, which …

Harvard Publishes Massive, Free Bauhaus Archive Online!

Did you know Marcel Breuer once designed dorm furniture?!?<p>When the Nazis took power in the 1930s, Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius wisely, and …

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …