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Tax Incentive Puts More Robots on Factory Floors

New tax rules are hastening automation and modernizing in U.S. factories by giving manufacturers an incentive to buy machinery and boost productivity in a tight labor market.<p>For the next five years, the revised tax code allows companies to immediately deduct the entire cost of equipment purchases …

Sergio Marchionne

Walmart enlists help from Japan in fight with Amazon

Walmart is turning up the heat on Amazon on both sides of the Pacific.<p>America's biggest retail chain said late Thursday it would start selling e-books and audiobooks online for the first time later this year.<p>The shift will bring the company into even closer competition with Amazon (AMZN), which …

eCommerce

The Dangers of Keeping Women Out of Tech

In 1978 a young woman named Maria Klawe arrived at the University of Toronto to pursue a doctorate in computer science. She had never used a …

Bill Gates

Top 20 Reasons Why Moringa Is Amazing For Your Health

If you are looking for a miraculous plant that is versatile in its medicinal use and a perfect health booster, then you are at the right address! The …

Ten female artists you should know about

In honour of the late art historian Linda Nochlin, we’ve put together a list of 10 women artists from around the world that should be on your radar.<p>“In the field of art history,” wrote academic Linda Nochlin in 1971, “the white Western male viewpoint, unconsciously accepted as <i>the</i> viewpoint of the …

Art

Cancer drug shows unexpected fat-melting side effects

A drug developed originally to treat breast cancer and diabetes has been found to offer an unexpected and beneficial side effect. Scientists have …

Cancer

How To Retire At 63 With Only Half A Million

Seeking Alpha helps investors and retirees facing current issues.<p>Today, I will be using hypothetical situations many readers may face.<p>Dividend …

Investing

Former HSBC Executive Mark Johnson Found Guilty of Fraud in $3.5 Billion Currency Trade

A U.S. jury on Monday found a former HSBC Holdings (hsea) executive guilty of defrauding Cairn Energy (crnzf) in a $3.5 billion currency trade in …

Corruption

Brick-and-Mortar Resorts to Legal Fine Print in Guerrilla War on Amazon and Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market met a new foe this summer during talks to lease a top retail space in a San Francisco mall: the Target next door.<p>As City Center …

Why Do We Trick-or-Treat on Halloween?

Here's what we know about the origin of trick-or-treating on Halloween<p>Given the obvious similarities, there is probably a link between the …

Western Canada by train: Rockies on a roll

Robin McKie climbs aboard the Rocky Mountaineer for a feast of fine food and spectacular Canadian scenery<p>Robin Williams once described Canada as a luxury loft apartment that sits above a really great party. The comparison flattered the United States (presumably the fun place underneath), but you …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Astrophysics

Trump Has Quietly Accomplished More Than It Appears

The chaos, legislative fumbling, and legal jeopardy should not obscure the ways that the administration is remaking federal policy in consequential ways.<p>Imagine, if you will, that there is a shadow government.<p>The actual government, the administration of Donald Trump, is coming off the worst week of …

Donald Trump

100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

What makes a great hip-hop song?<p>By<p>99. Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz feat. Ying Yang Twins, "Get Low"<p>"Get Low" was the Number Two hit that signaled …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Just Wait Until You See Inside This Towering 'Treehouse' Home

This "Falcon Nest" is high on style.<p>Most of us can only dream of living or sleeping over in a treehouse. But for the future owner of this 10-story home in Prescott, Arizona, it’ll be an everyday reality.<p>Nicknamed the Falcon Nest, this place looks more like an industrial tower from the outside. But …

Why high-flying Singapore wants more than grades

<b>Singapore is in top place in the international rankings for education. But it wants the next upgrade of its school system to focus on keeping students positive and resilient.</b><p><b>Dr Lim Lai Cheng, former head of the prestigious Raffles Institution school in Singapore and director at the Singapore</b> …

Asia

The First Woman In Space Turns 80, And You Probably Never Heard Of Her

On June 18, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched Sally Ride — the first female American astronaut — into space.<p>But that came a full 20 years after Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova’s pioneering voyage.<p>On June 16, 1963, Tereshkova piloted Vostok 6, completing 48 orbits around Earth during …

Space Science

The Secret to Looking Younger Forever

In her new book, <i>Younger</i>, Dr. Sara Gottfried, our go-to expert for all over-forty health concerns, shows why aging gets a bad rap that isn’t deserved: …

Gene Editing: The Next Step In Self-Evolution?

With humans on the cusp self-evolution, a new report emphasizes the need for a societal conversation that we’re not likely to have.<p>Last week, two …

Genetics

Peter Lewis’ World of Quantum Mechanics

Peter Lewis is a Visiting Fellow at Sydney University and the Australian National University and has also been the recipient of an NSF Scholar’s …

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Entanglement is Just as Einstein Predicted

We owe a lot to Einstein, and this week physicists have confirmed another of his theories by unraveling and proving that quantum entanglement does in …

Quantum Mechanics

Researchers devise method for regenerating hair cells to help reverse hearing loss

As we age, the hair cells in our ears — like the rest of us — slowly die (how’s that for a bummer of an opening). That damage to the approximately 15,000 hair cells per ear, which can be exacerbated by loud noise and some medication, is a leading factor contributing to hearing loss. And once those …

The new fountain of youth may come in the form of eye drops

While everyone was focused on the political shenanigans involving Russia’s interference with the U.S. elections, a different kind of breakthrough was …

Stark Drive launches $400 full-size folding electric bike

<b>For those who have been holding off on purchasing an e-bike until the prices come down, Stark Drive might just have broken the cost</i> …

Color-Changing Hair Dye Is Here and It's Pure Magic

It's like a mood ring for your head.<p>If you find yourself wanting to try approximately 100 new hair colors a year but don't want to absolutely destroy your hair, science has officially joined forces with a real-life witch to make your dreams a reality.<p>According to an interview with <i>Dazed</i>, data …

Hair

A US panel has endorsed limited genetic modification of humans — here's what that means

Sometime not necessarily too far from now, the first humans whose DNA has been intentionally edited by scientists could very likely be born.<p>The technologies that make that theoretically possible have existed for some time now and in the past few years, new discoveries have made genetic editing …

Genetics

6 Places To Capture Incredible Landscape Shots In Grand Teton National Park

<i>By Jonathan Irish</i><p>To say that Grand Teton National Park is an iconic photography destination is almost an understatement. The jagged peaks of the Teton Range, along with the stunning natural beauty and wild animals on the valley floor, have long lured photographers from around the world. In …

How You Can Save Zion National Park from Oil and Gas Drilling

The St. George field office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have recently announced a proposal to offer two oil and gas leases approximately …

National Parks

Bullet train agency cleared to buy two parcels in downtown Los Angeles

The California<p>bullet trainagency received clearance Friday to buy its first pieces of property in Los Angeles, two parcels along the Hollywood Freeway in downtown Los Angeles.<p>The state Public Works Board authorized the acquisition, allowing the California High-Speed Rail Authority to purchase the …

California

Containing Trump

He may well try to govern as an authoritarian. Whether he succeeds depends less on what he does than on how civil society responds.<p>Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal …

Political Science