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Boston Dynamics’ Robot Eerily Mimics Movements of Human Runners

Robotics

Amazon Wants to Know Your Waistline

The online retail giant is inviting people to New York to measure them with a 3-D body scanner<p>Amazon.com Inc. wants to understand one of the more intimate things about you: body size.<p>The online retailer is inviting people to an office in New York to measure small changes in size and shape over the …

Wall Street

This 130-Piece First Aid Kit & Waterproof Bag is down to $17 Prime shipped today

Pada LLC (100% positive in the last 12 months) via Amazon is offering the 130-Piece First Aid Emergency Survival Kit with Waterproof Bag for <b>$16.99</b> using code <b>KQ6S7K95</b> at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. That’s up to $6 or so under the going rate, a couple dollars …

Army Gear 10-in-1 Emergency Survival & Camping Kit down to $20 for today only

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, Woot is offering the Army Gear 10-in-1 Essential Emergency Survival & Camping Kit for <b>$19.99</b>. Shipping is free for …

Military

How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ

HAMILTON, Ohio—Jobs at the paper mills and safe manufacturers on this stretch of the Great Miami River mostly dried up by the early 2000s, leaving behind closed factories and an abandoned downtown.<p>Today, a spruced-up waterfront, loft apartments and help-wanted signs give the appearance of economic …

Lofts

China’s Challenge to Democracy

The democratic cause is on the defensive today, and China’s pragmatic authoritarianism now offers a serious rival model, based on economic progress and national dignity<p>In his 1992 book “The End of History and the Last Man,” Francis Fukuyama famously declared the triumph of liberal democracy as the …

China

Luxury Homes That Promise to Reduce Stress—For $4 Million - WSJ

A meditation courtyard with a reflecting pool. An open-air yoga studio hung with silken hammocks. A medicinal garden planted with calming herbs.<p>It may sound like a tour of an ashram, but these are some of the features that mark a trend in luxury real estate: the mindful mansion.<p>“Mindfulness is …

Real Estate

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

Check out this tiny Navy SEAL survival kit

If there's one group in the military that's trained to survive in the most horrible conditions known to man, it's the U.S. Navy SEALs.<p>From the icy Arctic to humid jungles, SEALs are prepared for any kind of fight against the enemy at a moment's notice.<p>Sometimes, missions don't go as planned, so …

Military

This Game Helps Scientists Fight Dementia : App Store Story

The Next Housing Crisis: A Historic Shortage of New Homes

Fewer new houses are being built in America than at almost any time before; ‘It’s a good time to be here in Grand Rapids, if you can get a house’<p>GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—America is facing a new housing crisis. A decade after an epic construction binge, fewer homes are being built per household than at …

Housing

Why an Honors Student Wants to Skip College and Go to Trade School

As worries about student debt rise, states and businesses increasingly push faster, cheaper paths to the workplace; parents are stumped<p>Raelee Nicholson earns A’s in her honors classes at a public high school south of Pittsburgh and scored in the 88th percentile on her college boards.<p>But instead of …

College & University

Some of the World's Biggest Lakes Are Drying Up. Here's Why.

Warming climates, drought, and overuse are draining crucial water sources, threatening habitats and cultures.<p>Tire tracks stretched across the flat lake bed to the horizon. We followed them in a Suzuki 4x4, looking for clues about what’s happened to Poopó, once Bolivia’s second largest lake, which …

Panama Canal

6 Rugged Gadgets Designed for Your Next Adventure

Technology is a quickly evolving medium with all kinds of interesting and innovative products being released all the time. Some of those products …

Rugged Voyager 120 Portable Power Station

If you are searching for a serious mobile power solution, then the new Voyager 120 Portable Power Station might be worth more investigation. The …

Satellite observations show sea levels rising, and climate change is accelerating it

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sea level rise is happening now, and the rate at which it is rising is increasing every year, according to a study released Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.<p>Researchers, led by University of Colorado-Boulder professor of aerospace engineering sciences Steve …

Global Warming

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

The Enlightenment Is Working

Don’t listen to the gloom-sayers. The world has improved by every measure of human flourishing over the past two centuries, and the progress continues, writes Steven Pinker.<p>For all their disagreements, the left and the right concur on one thing: The world is getting worse. Whether the decline is …

Steven Pinker

Steve Bannon warns: 'Anti-patriarchy movement' is going to be bigger than the tea party

Steve Bannon has a dire warning for President Donald Trump: The "anti-patriarchy movement" is going to dramatically alter the power structure in the …

Donald Trump

Struggling to Fill Jobs, U.S. Employers Look to Storm-Battered Puerto Rico

Unemployment is low in U.S., much higher in Puerto Rico, and Puerto Ricans don’t need visas to come north to work<p>By<p>Arian Campo-Flores<p>Arian Campo-Flores<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@acampoflores<p>Arian.Campo-Flores@dowjones.com<p>Faced with worker shortages, employers are trying to lure Puerto Rico …

Caribbean

Top 15 Foods You Should Stockpile For Disaster

A good stockpile of food will go a long way toward helping you survive the aftermath of any disaster or life crisis, especially when grocery stores …

10 Best Edible Roots That Can Keep You Alive In A Survival Situation

When hermit monk Brother Simon reappeared at the farmer Farrin’s market after not being seen for seven years, people thought they were seeing a …

Don Lemon Sends A Sobering Message To Trump After A Threat To Kill CNN Employees Was Intercepted

Earlier this week the <i>Washington Post</i> reported that a Michigan man named Brandon Griesemer had been arrested after calling CNN’s Atlanta headquarters <i>22 times</i> between January 9th and 10th with threats of gun violence. Griesemer was subsequently charged with interstate communications with intent to …

Donald Trump

White House Doctor Writes Note Saying Trump Too Sick to Talk to Mueller

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Amid reports that Donald Trump might soon be summoned to appear before Robert Mueller, the White House doctor wrote a note on Wednesday indicating that Trump was too sick to talk to the special counsel.<p>“Donald Trump is not well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson wrote.<p>The doctor’s …

Donald Trump

The Strangely Effective (and Easy) Way to Win a Bidding War

Which tactics are most likely to improve a buyer’s chances of beating out other bidders? New data show some surprising answers<p>Cash may be king, but words are pretty powerful, too: One of the most effective ways to win a bidding war is to write the seller a letter.<p>All-cash offers nearly doubled a …

Real Estate

How to Resist Our Age of Resentment

Toxic feelings of inadequacy are on the rise, fueled by social media, but there are ways to stay sane<p>It’s the rare, hyper-evolved bird among us—a Buddhist bird, probably—who can wander the halls of social media without feeling the slightest twinge of resentment. There’s the couples’ trip to Paris …

Social Media

Almost Everyone on the National Park System Advisory Board Quits in Protest of Ryan Zinke

Nine out of 12 sitting members of the Department of the Interior’s National Park System Advisory Board resigned on Monday in protest of Interior …

8 Inspiring Ocean Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

If you can’t get to the water to celebrate World Oceans Day, here are eight documentaries you can watch on Netflix to appreciate the wonders of the …

5 Reasons to Go Scuba Diving

It must come as a surprise that two-thirds of Americans fear deep waters. Beneath the waters lies the most alluring and mesmerizing sites in the …