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Keepers of The Doomsday Clock Say We're Now Only 2 Minutes to Midnight

Here's what scientists say we should do.<p>On Wednesday, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced they have moved the Doomsday Clock forward so …

North Korea

6 models share every single product they use to prep their skin for a photoshoot

Ever wonder how the models on your Instagram feed look so effortlessly fresh, glowy, and like they just stepped out of a Glossier ad? Is it just good luck and good genes? Or do they have a bathroom shelfie that'd make even skin guru Caroline Hirons jealous?<p>We asked six models to tell us every …

Skin Care

Physicists Say They've Created a Device That Generates 'Negative Mass'

Say what?<p>Physicists have created what they say is the first device that's capable of generating particles that behave as if they have negative …

Quantum Mechanics

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing …

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Energy

Amber Heard and Elon Musk Vacationing in Chile Together, One Week After Kissing Photos

A week after dismissing reports that they're not a couple, <b>Amber Heard</b> and <b>Elon Musk</b> were spotted dining in Chile together on Friday night.<p>Instagram …

Elon Musk

Welcome to the science renaissance, an inevitable era where humanity merges with AI, eradicates disease and spreads to the stars

Prepare for the <b>Singularity</b>, where artificial intelligence merges with humanity to create super-humans as we learn to grow regenerative tissue, …

LG shows off the world's first 88-inch 8K OLED display

Just as 4K and HDR are finally going mainstream, the ambitious folks at LG Display have also been busy pushing its OLED technology to 8K. Come CES, the Korean manufacturer will be letting attendees get up close with its new 88-inch 8K OLED display, which is both the largest and the …

Why is South Korea suddenly terrified of bitcoin? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Bitcoin has been hailed as the greatest technological innovation of our time, yet it seems South Korea, one of the most technologically innovative …

Mindfulness Is So 2017. This Is the Practice That Will Bring You Peace in 2018, According to a Psychologist

Resolve to try this?<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're never good enough, are you?<p>Never happy enough, never relaxed enough.<p>And never, you know, sufficiently at one with the world, no matter how much you've been practicing …

Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Cryptocurrency

The Best Sex Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Reading is great and all, but when you’re at the gym or on a long car ride or tired from work—that isn’t really an option. At the same time, we’re always telling ourselves to reduce the amount of TV binge-watching we do.<p>We want to be informed, but we’re busy. Sometimes you just want to listen to a …

Bitcoin Plunges 25% in 24 Hours in a Cryptocurrency Market Rout

Digital currency has lost more than $120 billion of its total market value in less than a week<p>The price of bitcoin tumbled sharply Friday, wiping away one-fourth of its market value in 24 hours, as a wave of selling hit the broader cryptocurrency market just before the Christmas holiday …

Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin plummets in highly volatile trading

Cryptocurrency slumps 21 percent before recovering slightly<p>Bitcoin has slumped as much as 21 percent today, as investors also fled from other cryptocurrencies, notes <i>Bloomberg</i>. Bitcoin opened at $15,561, and tumbled to a low of $12,504 before recovering slightly to trade at $13,942 at the time of …

33 Things Highly Successful People are Doing Every Day (That You Probably Aren't)

Getting ahead can be a struggle if you don't have the discipline to do the right simple things every single day.<p>Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless …

I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

Language Learning

Kim Jong Un's top aide executed by North Korean death squad, reports suggest

A key member of Kim Jong Un's inner circle touted as a powerful military figure mysteriously vanished from public life recently, sparking rumors he was executed by a North Korean death squad after allegations of bribery, recent reports indicated.<p>Hwang Pyong-so, a vice marshal who held the most …

North Korea

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

North Korea won't start a war - Trump shouldn't launch an attack

Listen to the mainstream media and President Trump’s national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, and you would conclude that war on the Korean Peninsula is imminent, right?<p>You’d be wrong. The only way a war breaks out in Northeast Asia is if Washington starts it. Let me tell you why.<p>The 50-year war …

North Korea

10 places around the world where US influence has plummeted

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the US became the sole superpower on the world stage, and was able to take advantage of the vast global influence it had amassed since the late 19th century.<p>But in recent years, this power has been fading.<p>From the South China Sea to the Middle East to Latin …

Geopolitics

Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan — here's why

Dozens of bodies have mysteriously washed up on Japan's shores over the past few weeks — and the evidence suggests they're coming from North Korea.<p>At least 40 corpses from about 15 boats have washed up along Japan's west coast since November, according to figures provided by Japanese authorities …

North Korea

US may sanction Russian firms that built banned missile

The Trump administration is considering new sanctions to make sure Russia abides by the terms of a 1987 nuclear-arms treaty that limits …

Scientists Can Tell if Babies Will Be Left-Handed Before They're Even Born

Whether people write with their right hand or their left hand is determined during pregnancy, scientists said in new research, evidence that could …

North Korean Defectors Claim 'Ghost Disease' Is Nuclear Radiation Poisoning

A group of North Korean defectors attributed mysterious health problems to radiation poisoning from nuclear tests, but experts are less sure what is …

North Korea's poverty is so dire that farmers reportedly steal each other's feces to fertilize crops

The harrowing conditions of poverty in North Korea have again come to light in the dismal story of the 25 year-old defector who crossed the border into South Korea under a hale of gunfire from his own troops.<p>South Korean authorities took the soldier, named Oh, to receive care in a hospital where …

North Korea

How often you should wash everything in your home, according to science

A cleaning guide for your inner germophobe.<p>Cleanliness can be somewhat subjective: some folks wear things once and feel compelled to wash them, while others wear them five times before exposing them to some kind of soap. But when it comes to cleaning your home, there are some standards to consider, …

Microbiology

Literal death machine offers a way to peacefully slip out of existence

When we talk about death machines, we’re usually speaking hyperbolically about contraptions like this one, or the rise of AI overlords that get bored with their menial tasks before rising up against their oppressors. This might start with buying up Papa Johns franchises and taking up Soul Cycle but …

Indoor Cycling

North Korean soldier: Surgeon says defector 'was like a broken jar'

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> South Korean surgeon Lee Cook-Jong was already having a busy day in Trauma Bay 1 when he got the call: A US Black Hawk helicopter was on its way with an injured soldier. But it wasn't just any soldier.<p>"I was informed that he was badly shot by North Koreans," Lee said, …

North Korea

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

Winklevoss twins become bitcoin billionaires

The twin brothers who lost out to Mark Zuckerberg for the control over Facebook have become bitcoin billionaires.<p>Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss took a …