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Jumbo Black Hole's Dizzying Spin Twists Space

A rapidly spinning black hole points to smooth formation of early galaxies.<p>A monster black hole rotates at roughly half the speed of light, astronomers reported on Wednesday, twisting space as it turns. (Read "Star Eater" in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.)<p>Most galaxies, including our own spiral Milky …

Spin of distant black hole measured at half of speed of light

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A supermassive black hole inside a distant quasar spins at about 336 million mph (540 million kph) or roughly half the speed of light, according to research published on Wednesday in the journal Nature.<p>Multiple images of a distant quasar are visible in this …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

Henry Kissinger Weighs in on Ukraine Crisis

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who shared the Nobel Prize for secretly negotiating an end to the Vietnam War in 1973, offered his perspective on the Ukraine crisis on Wednesday, arguing that the fate of the country should not be a choice between the East and the West but rather a …

Israel intercepts ship with weapons headed to Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday it intercepted an Iranian shipment of "advanced" weapons bound for "terrorist organizations" operating in Gaza.<p>The Israeli navy stopped a Panamanian-flagged civilian cargo ship and boarded the vessel, the IDF said.<p>The weapons found were identified as …

The Exercise You Should Do Before Every Workout

Perform this move to jump higher, run faster, and lift more weight<p>For most men, a warmup involves a light jog and maybe some arm circles. "But if you want to take your training to the next level, that's not enough," says David Jack, mastermind behind <b>The High-Intensity Body-Weight Workout.</b> "A great …

Perfect Form

Unleash your abs with the bent-over lateral raise<p>The bent-over lateral raise primarily works the posterior deltoids--the oft-neglected portion of the three heads of the deltoids. It also incorporates the middle and lower trapezius, the rhomboids, and parts of the rotator cuffs. Aim for three sets …

The Biceps Exercise that Will Crush Your Lower Body

We guarantee you’ve never tried this one<p>Pump up your biceps by getting down—into a <i>spider</i> lunge.<p>What, exactly, is a spider lunge? It’s a deep lunge that improves your hip mobility and core strength, while lighting up the muscles of your legs and shoulders.<p>The benefit to your arms: “When you perform …

Hearst Magazines

Six Nations 2014: England head coach Stuart Lancaster to unleash rookie back-line for France debut

Stuart Lancaster's brave new back-line against France likely to include Northampton's Luther Burrell and Exeter's Jack Nowell<p><b>England</b> are set to unleash a brave new back-line against <b>France</b> in their opening RBS <b>Six Nations</b> match in Paris next weekend, with three players likely to be handed their …

Super Bowl XLVIII morning briefing: Demaryius Thomas wants Richard Sherman to cover him

Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas isn't afraid of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman, and hopes he draws his coverage during the Super Bowl.<p>There's been plenty of talk about Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and his personality of late. Part of that personality is his …

Associated Press News

Why emerging markets worry Wall Street

The big bull market in U.S. stocks is confronted with an unexpected headwind: a fresh bout of financial turbulence in emerging markets.<p>Wall Street is a world away from Turkey and Argentina and the other developing economies dotting the globe. But recent news of financial tumult and plunging …

China Has Gone From Making The World's Stuff To Buying It

That shift has picked up pace in the last five years, says Robert Prior-Wandesforde, Credit Suisse's Head of Macroeconomic Research for Southeast Asia and India, who recently published a report entitled, "Asia: FDI Truths, Myths and Prospects." The latest catalyst, of course, was the global …

Pig Virus Continues To Spread, Raising Fears Of Pricier Bacon

Pork producers across the country are grappling with a virus that's going after piglets. Livestock economists estimate the porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, virus has already killed about 1 million baby pigs in the U.S. since it was first found in Iowa last spring.<p>Canada reported its first case …

Why Is The Public Being Stonewalled On Serious ObamaCare Fixes?

President Obama and his supporters in Congress spent a great deal of time and energy justifying the urgency of passing health care reform. The purported basis for passing the Affordable Care Act into law was to increase access and affordability of health care, mainly by increasing the number of …

Twitter in 2013

It’s been quite a year for Twitter. Out of the most recognizable companies on the Internet, it has arguably undergone the most significant transformation over the past 12 months. From ringing the bell of the NYSE, to making its biggest acquisition, revealing user numbers and other previously …

The iPhone has reportedly been fully hacked by the NSA since 2008 (Update: Apple denies working with NSA)

As 2013 edges to a close, reports of the NSA’s widespread surveillance capabilities have reached new heights of absurdity.<p>A report from Der Spiegel over the weekend highlighted the NSA’s elite TAO hacking unit, which directly targets corporate networks and can even place spyware on devices while …

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

Apple just responded to newly released documents claiming that the U.S. National Security Agency has a method for gaining backdoor access to its …

Surveillance

Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

Facebook reportedly wants to build a data center in Asia

Facebook has been on an infrastructure building spree over the past few years, and it looks as though the activity could spread into Asia.<p>An executive from Facebook headquarters visited Korea earlier this month as part of a review of sites for a data center in Asia and checked out cities such as …

Apple denies any involvement with NSA iPhone spy-program

Apple issued a statement today denying that it had anything to do with the alleged National Security Agency program Dropout Jeep, used to hack iPhones.<p>Apple has never worked with the NSA to create a backdoor in any of our products, including iPhone. Additionally, we have been unaware of this …

ESPN Hires Tim Tebow As A College Football Analyst

He's going to be a college football analyst on the SEC Network, which launches next summer. He'll make his debut during the BCS National Championship Game.<p>He has a three-year contract, and will appear on a traveling pregame show that sounds very much like an SEC-specific "College Gameday."<p>"Tebow's …