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Scientists Are Investigating Why People in This Tiny Italian Town Keep Living to 100

They’re the first researchers ever given access.<p>On the western coast of southern Italy, where the ocean meets the sprawling mountains of …

The stock market's last line of defense is giving way

The same goes for investors. Markets change, the companies that dominate the markets change, technology changes, but human nature <i>never</i> changes.<p>Not that long ago we experienced a huge financial crisis where many people watched their 401(k) turn into a 201(k). While the markets rebounded to new highs …

Levi’s new Commuter Trucker jacket combines fashion and technology

At last year’s Google I/O, Google and denim clothing maker Levi Strauss announced a partnership to integrate technology with clothing, dubbed Project Jacquard. This Friday, on the final day of Google I/O 2016, the pair announced the first fruits of that collaboration: Levi’s Commuter Trucker jacket.<p>…

Wearable Tech

Still standing: L.A.-area homes that have survived crimes' infamy

The City of Angels is home to many of the most glamorous residences in the world — and some of the most notorious. Here at Hot Property, we often put together lists of the most jaw-dropping Malibu mansions or the priciest home sales of the month. This time around, we're taking a look at some of the …

Real Estate

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Which National Park Is Best for You?

We celebrate the 2016 centennial of the National Park Service with the best parks for every travel personality, including foodie, art lover, history …

National Parks

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism (Backed by Science)

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body.These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning.However, the word</i> …

Nutrition

BERNANKE: Here are some of the exotic tools the Fed could use if we see another slowdown

Given that the historically low level of short-term interest rates is likely to limit the scope for conventional rate cuts, how would the Federal Reserve respond?<p>As I discussed in my previous post, some tools remain in the monetary toolbox, including taking the short-term interest rate to zero, …

Tony Robbins shares 10 tips that will help you think like a rich person

His boundless energy, determination and philanthropic nature has made him one of the go-to experts on how to have a fulfilling life and career.<p>He started from humble beginnings — growing up in a low-income, broken household — but today his net worth is estimated at over $480 million.<p>In his recent …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

'Inceptionism' — Taking a look at the computer's dreams

We all have dreams, some we remember and many more are fleeting images that are forgotten as soon as we awaken. The folks at Google began a process …

Here's What Actually Goes into Creating Artificial Intelligence

Artist Sebastian Schmieg visualizes the image outlines created by Amazon Mechanical Turk workers for Microsoft’s COCO project.<p>People could be forgiven for thinking the building of neural networks and artificial intelligence <i>isn’t</i> labor intensive. That these things are simply the work of creative …

The Reality Of The Commercial Real Estate Boom

After months of optimism, commercial real estate (CRE) forecasters have come back down to earth, with Morgan Stanley predicting no growth whatsoever in commercial property prices this year. The tonal shift is warranted: While rents and prices are soaring in urban areas, CRE is stagnating or even …

Real Estate

One top investment pro thinks emerging markets could be the trade of the decade

Stocks in these countries, however, appear primed for a huge comeback according to Christopher Brightman chief investment officer of Research Affiliates, a subadvisor to PIMCO.<p>"From the rear-view mirror, the bear market in emerging markets has been painful," he said in a post on PIMCO's blog.<p>"When …

Liquid Solar Energy May Arrive Sooner Than Bill Gates Thinks

A Harvard professor says the ambitious proposal to turn solar rays into fuel may not be that far off.<p>When recently asked which superpower he would …

"Somebody" Propped the Markets Up Again Yesterday

At this point the manipulations are getting ridiculous.“Someone” decided to step in a prop up stocks yesterday. How do we know it was a market prop …

Stock Markets

The IT industry is launching new markets worth more than $2 trillion, IBM CEO says

It's easy to point to a struggling share price,shrinking revenues across just about all of its traditional core businesses, a downright addiction to share buy-backs to prop-up share price and earnings-per-share ($4.5 billion worth of buybacks last year alone, a $125 billion worth in the decade …

Profit

17 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast

No crash diets allowed.<p>Sustainable weight loss doesn't happen overnight (and if it does, it's probably self-destructive). But if you're anxious to lose weight for a legit reason, follow these painless tips to improve your diet, streamline your workouts, and shed weight *the healthy way*.<p><b>1. Pregame</b> …

Are we witnessing the end of globalization?

Globalization is the predominant economic, strategic and political force of our age. Its implications and side effects—from wealth creation to climate change—are pervasive. It’s no secret that the direction globalization takes has far-reaching implications.<p>Though it’s not complete, the world is …

Globalization

3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

Image source: Getty Images.<p>While many companies' shares are risingpast their fair values right now, others are trading at potentially bargain prices. The difficulty with bargain shopping, though, is that you may be understandably hesitant to buy stocks wallowing near their 52-week lows. In an …

Investing

Turn your stock portfolio into your own personal hedge fund with the help of this online course

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Henny Ray Abrams/APIf you have money invested in the stock market, you know how scary and volatile the market can be. Sure, we know …

Evolving Our Way to Artificial Intelligence

Arend Hintze, <i>Michigan State University</i><p>Researcher David Silver and colleagues designed a computer program capable of beating a top-level Go player -- a marvelous technological feat and important threshold in the development of artificial intelligence, or A.I. It stresses once more that humans aren't …

This solar innovation by a Swedish artist uses surprisingly simple technology to save lives

Petra Wadström, a Swedish designer and artist now in her 60s, doesn’t have an engineering background. Back in 2005, when she came up with the idea for Solvatten—a piece of equipment that makes contaminated water safe to drink—she also didn’t know much about solar power.<p>What Wadsrom did know was …

Particles

Predicting the future for a living taught me we have to look backwards to look forward

My knack for thinking about the future started at an early age. About 35 years ago, as a boy in Scotland, I noticed the decaying buildings around me and thought, “Why can’t cement heal itself when it cracks?” Just a few weeks ago, this nascent prediction came true. Henk Jonkers of Deft University …

Inventions

Green Sunsets Are 100% Real

POIPU, Kauai – I never thought I’d see the fabled “green flash.” After decades of squinting toward the evening horizon, hoping to see what my 8-year-old brain had envisioned as a fountain of green light erupting from the sun, I’d conceded defeat. In fact, one could say I was a member of team …

Trails

Pharma Industry Calls on Governments to Fund New Antibiotics

Governments must help solve the problem of no new antibiotics by funding and creating incentives for developing new drugs, almost 100 pharmaceutical companies and trade associations say in a statement being released this evening at the World Economic Forum in Davos.<p>“The value assigned to …

World Economic Forum

10 best states to retire in

Slide 1 of 12<p>If you’re not sure you’ll have enough money to retire, consider relocating to a retirement-friendly state. With nearly a third of all …

College Kids Are Now High Frequency Trading From Dorm Rooms

University student Spencer Singleton is among a growing band of amateurs turning to computer-driven automated stock trading—until now the preserve of …

First Buffett And Icahn, Now Billionaires Mandel And Klarman, All Bottom Fishing Energy Stocks

At Forbes Billionaire’s Portfolio we study the buying patterns of the world’s greatest billionaire investors and hedge funds. So when the greatest billionaire investors in the world are scooping up beaten down stakes in energy companies, we pay close attention.<p>We know two things about the best …

Investing

BAML PRESENTS: The 2 most reliable indicators of recession

Nowadays, it's pretty easy to crunch a bunch of data on a computer to see which data points might be the most useful.<p>And having dug through the numbers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's global economist Ethan S. Harris argues that there are two indicators that stand above the rest.<p>"Perhaps the most …