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A sperm bank just for supersmart people

Meet the progeny of the so-called "genius sperm bank" on "This is Life with Lisa Ling: The Genius Experiment," Sunday, October 12, 10 p.m. ET/PT, only on CNN.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie: An eccentric millionaire creates a sperm bank with donations from only extraordinary …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Stars, Milky Way captured in stunning time-lapse photos and video

Yikáísdáhá.<p>The word might sound like Klingon (if you could even pronounce it), but it's actually the Navajo word for the Milky Way or "that which awaits the dawn." It's also the name of a new video and photography project by photographers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović.<p>Heffernan had flown …

Associated Press News

America’s fastest mobile networks are left in the dust by Brazil, Russia, and Mexico

Mobile broadband speeds in the United States can’t keep pace with networks in other countries. In a study of 16 countries, the average US download speed in 2013, at 6.5 Mbps (Megabits per second), was faster only than the Philippines, and then just barely. Despite broad coverage and plenty of …

Telecoms

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Bank of America: Bitcoin Will Be 'Serious Competitor' to Cash

A new report from analysts at the bank suggest the digital cryptocurrency is on its way to becoming a major player in electronic payments.<p>For the first time since the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin in 2009, a major Wall Street bank has issued an opinion on the cryptocurrency--Bank of …

How successful people make themselves luckier

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you know why.<p>Unfortunately for some people, that second day never occurs. For lucky people, though, the second day—the day you know why—is often described as a personal epiphany. The most successful people have a clear …

Success

Larry Summers Gave An Amazing Speech On The Biggest Economic Problem Of Our Time

The speech is being widely praised (by Krugman and others) for being a brilliant and thorough elucidation of an issue that's underdiscussed.<p>Over the past 50 years, the Federal Reserve has cut short-term interest rates during recessions to spur economic growth, but a new problem has arisen …

Interest Rates

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

World Trade Center

Google is laying the groundwork to build its own self-driving car—without a major auto manufacturer as partner

Once again, Google is apparently working on its own version of hardware at the same time that it’s partnering with mainstream manufacturers of the same kind of device. But this time, it’s a car.<p>A report by Amir Efrati includes details of Google’s exploration of what it would take to build its own …

Autonomous Cars

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

Warren Buffett, age 44, explains the futility of playing the market

In 1975, shortly after joining the board of the Washington Post Company, Warren Buffett wrote a letter to the chairman and chief executive, Katherine Graham. He had some advice as to how the company should invest its pension accounts.<p>All 19 pages were recently published by Fortune, and are well …

Investing

We’re on the cusp of deep learning for the masses. You can thank Google later

Google (s goog) silently did something revolutionary on Thursday. It open sourced a tool called word2vec, prepackaged deep-learning software designed …

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

5 Stocks Under $10 Set to Soar

DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- There isn't a day that goes by on Wall Street when certain stocks trading for $10 a share or less don't experience …

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

Paranormal

Bangladesh: microlender Grameen in government sights | Financial Times

Print this page<p>Grameen Bank, founded by the pioneer of microfinance, Muhammed Yunus, has become a political football in Bangladesh. Yunus resigned …

GOLDMAN SACHS MANAGING DIRECTOR: Here's How To Turn Your Summer Investing Internship Into A Job

A Wall Street intern who works hard and is a great team player has the potential to turn their 10-week long summer stint into a full-time offer from their respective firm.<p>We spoke with Suzanne Gauron, a Goldman Sachs managing director, about internships in the bank's Investment Management …

Employment

Two D.C. Entrepreneurs Found A Brilliant Way To Size A Men's Dress Shirt Off The Rack

This is also for the guys with the too-tight-over-the-chest-shirts where the buttons look like they're about to burst (even worse).<p>Hugh and Crye is a D.C.-based men's clothing company with a distinct way of sizing their shirts. With two questions on their site they take into account a guy's height …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

10 Common Startup Ideas That Haven't Broken Through... Yet

Just because you have a great idea doesn’t mean your startup will succeed, and there’s a simple reason for this: concepts don’t make companies.<p>Startups depend on everything from the capabilities of their founders to the depth of their pockets. But, just because an idea hasn’t taken off doesn’t mean …

This little orange box is spreading economic opportunities across Africa

A little orange box that started in South Africa is now making it’s up across the continent.<p>Nomanini is a social enterprise company that sells a “business in a box.” The portable orange device is called Lula, and works as a digital vending machine for selling prepaid vouchers for mobile airtime, …

EquaMetrics raises $4.5M seed round for DIY trading algorithms

EquaMetrics has closed $4.5 million in funding for its platform that helps investors with no programming experience create their own trading algorithms.<p>The flagship product, RIZM, lets traders design trading strategies using a “drap and drop” interface with 30 different variables. Traders craft an …