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Cancer-Causing HPV Virus Affects 25 Percent of U.S. Men: Study

A quarter of men and 20 percent of women have the strain of HPV (human papillomavirus or human wart virus) that causes cancer, new government statistics show.<p>And 45 percent of men have some kind of genital HPV, the latest data from the National Center for Health Statistics show.<p>For people under 25, …

15 companies with outsized sales growth and widening profit margins

A fascinating article on Priceonomics highlighted Fortune 500 companies with the fastest sales growth. We’ve come up with our own list by taking the …

10 Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

Oil stocks are riding high so far in 2017. After spending much of 2016 in the proverbial toilet, the tail end of the year was met with better times. …

Found: Seven rocky Earth-sized planets in orbit around a nearby star

Astronomers scouring the heavens for a planet home to life as we know it have found a tantalizing solar system with not one but seven Earth-sized worlds, just 39 light-years away.<p>Measurements made by powerful space telescopes and ground-based observatories indicate that several of these exoplanets …

3 Attractive Income Stocks Whose Dividends Could Double

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Dividend stocks can be the foundation of a great retirement portfolio. Not only do the payments put money in your pocket, which can help hedge against any dips in the stock market, but they're usually a sign of a financially sound company. Dividends also give investors a …

Income Signals

Why 2017 Is the Year to Invest in Gas Stocks

Natural gas prices were red-hot last year, jumping 63%. That said, despite the recovery, gas prices were still at their lowest level in nearly two decades, averaging just $2.49 per million Btu for the year, though they did end 2016 more than a dollar higher. Weighing on gas prices were …

Here's How the Stock Market Works

If you're new to investing, the stock market can understandably seem confusing. However, understanding the stock market doesn't need to be too difficult. While it's impossible to explain every detail of how stocks and the stock market works in a single article, here's an overview of the …

Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres<p>A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one of the largest waves ever seen in the solar system.<p>The Akatsuki probe captured images of the giant …

Astronomy

The Science Behind the Impossible EM Drive

The hypothetical spacecraft engine has made waves for seeming to violate the laws of physics. What's actually going on?<p>One of the most controversial stories in science right now is the EM Drive, a hypothetical new type of spacecraft engine that seems to break the laws of physics. While many …

Physics

Stocks Are No Longer the Most Actively Traded Securities in Stock Markets

Stock exchanges are increasingly getting out of the stock trading business.<p>As weird as it may seem, individual shares no longer are the most actively …

Investing

Two Emerging Market ETFs for to Own In 2017

Emerging market ETFs had a rough ending in 2016 following the surprise victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections. Trump has voiced some protectionist concerns that suggest that emerging markets might no longer be viable grounds for U.S. firms to do business. The news of Trump's …

Bitcoin lost $3 billion in market value in 40 minutes

Bitcoin is back to its volatile old self. The cryptocurrency’s price plunged more than 20% in three hours of trading today (Jan. 5), a dramatic correction that occurred within minutes of its nearly hitting an all-time high.<p>The crash was so swift that at one point Bitcoin lost more than $3 billion …

A Planet Skywatching Guide for 2017: When, Where & How to See the Planets

Photo Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Introduction: Look Up in 2017!<p>When can you see the planets at their best during 2017? This guide tells you …

To Be a Great Investor, Worry More About Being Wrong Than Right

There's a difference between the truth and what you think ought to be true<p>If all you learn from the stunning surprises of 2016 is that the unexpected will happen, you haven’t learned nearly enough. Great investors like practice trying to disprove their investing assumptions to determine whether …

Investing

These ETFs could make your 2017 a happy new year

One thing investors can be sure of about 2017: no one knows anything.<p>Will the stock market continue minting records (and will the Dow finally surpass …

Investing

3 Top Stocks to Buy on the Next Dip

As the Dow continues to flirt with 20,000, here are three strong companies to snatch up if the market offers a discount in the months ahead.<p>If you've …

The 5 Best Oil Stocks of 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While crude prices stumbled into 2016, they found their footing by mid-year and roared back to life, ending the year up about 42%. Those rising prices lifted most oil stocks. However, a handful of large-cap oil stocks rose above the crowd by outperforming crude's rally. …

The Top 12 Dividend Stocks

A <i>Wealthy Retirement</i> Special Report:<p><i>Wealthy Retirement's Monthly Dividend Portfolio</i><p>How often are you asked the question... Are you ready for …

Investing

Best & Worst ETF Performers of 2016

After a remarkable surge since Donald Trump’s presidential election win that has helped the markets extend into the 9th year of its bull rally, U.S. equities and stock exchange traded funds are ending 2016 with a whimper.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 13.4% year-to-date. Meanwhile, the …

3 Biotech Stocks That Turned $10,000 Into Over $100,000

Some biotech stocks have made shareholders a lot of money over the last decade. Few, though, have performed as well as <b>Opko Health</b> (NASDAQ: OPK), <b>Incyte</b> (NASDAQ: INCY), and <b>China Biologic Products</b> (NASDAQ: CBPO). These three biotech stocks turned an initial investment of $10,000 into more than …

Wall Street in 2016: The best and worst S&P 500 stock performers for 2016

Chipmaker Nvidia ruled the roost this year while investors fled drugmaker Endo International<p>It’s been a wild end to the year for stocks. Twelve months ago, the bears were out in full force as the world watched oil prices plunge to a 14-year low and everyone wondered if China, the world’s …

10 Undervalued Companies for the Defensive Dividend Stock Investor – December 2016

There are a number of great companies in the market today. I’ve selected the highest dividend yields among the undervalued companies for defensive …

'Water Bear' protein could shield human DNA from radiation

Tardigrades, aka 'water bears,' are microscopic organisms that survive in harsh environments from the antarctic to oxygenless space. They are so robust that Japanese scientists froze a group of them for 30 years and successfully revived two specimens. But to understand what makes these tiny …

Biology

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Why Time Seems To Go By More Quickly As We Get Older

When we were children, the summer holidays seemed to last forever, and the wait between Christmases felt like an eternity. So why is that when we get …

Apollo astronaut deaths raise serious concerns about deep space travel

Humanity is preparing to send astronauts on longer and deeper missions into space: Mars being the target of both national and private missions. And …

A Mysterious Object Beyond Pluto Is Coming Into Focus

Pluto may be long gone, but NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is by no means finished with the outer solar system. For the second time, New Horizons has …

Solar System

'Antibiotic Apocalypse’ a Step Closer, Scientists Warn

With the discovery in China of bacteria that have developed resisistance to all known antibiotic medicines, scientists are warning that an …

Government Scientists Neither Confirm Nor Deny 'Star Wars' Starkiller Research

They do know a suspicious amount about energy and force in space<p>Running a Galactic Empire requires a lot of energy. Actually, that’s true for every faction in <i>Star Wars</i>: legions of electronic droids need some sort of power supply, and even the Rebel Alliance has to worry about sustaining secret …