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What It Costs to Go to Space

These visionaries are offering trips to space ranging from $75,000 to $50 million.<p>The first issue of Airbnbmag, which hits newsstands today, will help you find a place to stay off-planet, too. Here are the companies competing to take us to the heavens, and how much we'll have to pay (and how long …

Space Travel

Forget augmented reality glasses—AR windows are here today

We hear a lot of talk about the possibility of augmented reality glasses in the future, but it turns out there's another way engage the technology …

13 new trailers you should watch this week

This was "Upfront" week for the TV industry, where everyone gets together for big presentations and parties and mingling and dealmaking. But more importantly for us, it's when networks reveal first looks at their upcoming shows.<p>That means there are a ton of trailers this week — more than I have the …

TV

Traders are using a clever trick to make money from the most boring market in years

That's according to Macro Risk Advisors, a firm that arranges volatility trades. While the vehicle in question, the iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN, or VXX, was originally conceived as a way to bet on future price swings in US equities, most of the interest in trading comes from investors …

Investing

SiriusXM acquires connected car company Automatic for over $100M

SiriusXM has acquired Automatic, the maker of the Automatic Pro and Automatic Lite connected car OBD-II port accessories. The deal is acknowledged by SiriusXM CFO David Frear to be worth a little north of $100 million, and SiriusXM and Automatic both note in releases announcing the news that the …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

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How hot peppers and marijuana could help cure gut problems

Just don't try to fix your colitis with Sriracha<p>Your gut is something of an immunological mystery.<p>Unlike the rest of the body, which tends to treat foreign invaders with a singular purpose—seek and destroy—the stomach cannot afford to be so indiscriminate. It exists to help fuel the body, and that …

Credit Suisse bosses slash bonuses 40 percent

Move is aimed at avoiding shareholder rebellion over pay at Swiss bank’s looming AGM<p>Credit Suisse bosses have cut their bonuses by 40% in the hope of avoiding an embarrassing protest by shareholders and politicians at the bank’s annual meeting.<p>The bank’s executives, led by chief executive Tidjane …

Arable raises $4.25 million to demystify farming with sensors and data

Arable has raised $4.25 million for solar-powered sensors and software to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, and more accurately predict their yields. Middleland Capital and S2G Ventures led the Series A investment in Arable, joined by Princeton, New Jersey-based Chase Field, …

Road Trip: Gold Beach, Oregon to Mendocino, California

We finally pick up California Highway 1, that iconic coastal road, for winding narrowly among redwoods, curving past small villages, and skirting …

Tahini Cookies Recipe

<i>Tahini cookies?! They’re not at all what you’d expect from a cookie and that’s what makes us love them all the more. The perfect collision of sweet</i> …

Dessert

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

<i>This spicy roasted cauliflower recipe is just florets tossed with spices and baked in handy bites that are spicy but not too spicy, if you know what</i> …

Cooking

A Kinetic Installation Is Materializing Parallel Universes

Installation artists visualize Boris Chimp 504 and Alma D’ Arame, visualize quantum theory in an kinetic interactive sculpture.<p>We can all agree that quantum mechanics ain't easy, even with Brian Greene explaining it from within the Quantum Cafe itself. But in a creative attempt visualize the …

Art

Everything About Mars Is The Worst

But this jerk planet is still humanity’s best hope for another home in the cosmos.<p>At first glance, Mars seems pretty nice. The sun warms its rusty …

ESPN's layoffs spell trouble for live sports

ESPN is set for significant cost-cutting over the four months, Sports Illustrated reports.<p>Cuts will be made from among on-air talent, and the company is said to be looking to trim tens of millions of dollars worth of staff salaries from its payroll. This would represent the second round of …

Advertising

Airbus’ new concept is a car, a drone, and a train all in one

Planes, trains, and automobiles<p>Airbus just announced a new conceptual car-and-drone project called Pop.Up. And I know. I know! This feels like the 100th car-drone concept we’ve shown you in the last few years. (Hell, it’s not even the first one announced at the Geneva Motor Show.) But this time, …

Alfa Romeo

Harvard scientist worries we’re ‘reverting to a pre-Enlightenment form of thinking’

George Q. Daley, the new head of Harvard Medical School, knows what it's like when presidential politics collides with science. <b></b>Daley was a leading stem cell scientist back in 2001 when President George W. Bush suddenly barred federal funding for research on new embryonic stem cells — a gesture to …

Harvard Medical School

Why That Maui Wowie Doesn’t Hit You The Same Way Every Time

Humans and chimpanzees are often described as cousins, but that analogy doesn’t quite capture the true distance in the relationship. Cousins, after …

Researchers discover 60 new planets: Could you help find the next?

Measuring changes in stars, an international team of astronomers has discovered dozens of new planets. They've made the data public, giving amateur …

It costs almost nothing to charge a smartphone for a year

How much does the electricity needed to charge a smartphone over the course of a year cost? Under a dollar? A few dollars? Tens of dollars? Hundreds …

Marijuana Could Be Stealing Sales From This $200 Billion Industry, New Report Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>You'd struggle to find an industry with faster growth potential than marijuana, which generated an estimated $5.4 billion in legal sales during 2015. Cannabis research firm ArcView projects the industry could grow at approximately 30% per year through 2020. If this were …

Cannabis

Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs

Abstract<p>Peppermint (<i>Mentha piperita</i>) is a plant native to Europe and has been widely used as a carminative and gastric stimulant worldwide. This …

5 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Apps

The Skills You'll Need and the Salary You Can Expect as a Data Scientist

Data science is a growing career field that pays well. If you are interested in programming, math, and/or statistics, this career could be perfect …