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Blockchain Developers Are in Demand; UC Berkeley Has the Answer on How to Meet It

Blockchain Developers Are in Demand; UC Berkeley Has the Answer on How to Meet It<p>Most agree that Blockchain is the wave of the future. However, when …

Blockchain

Why smiling for a passport photo could prevent identity fraud

Travellers should be encouraged to smile on their passports to prevent identity fraud, a new study suggests.<p>Previous research at the University of York showed that it is difficult for people to match a pair of unfamiliar faces in photographs, which presents significant issues for authorities trying …

Identity Fraud

My United Airlines Flight Was Delayed 7 Hours. Then a Stupid Mistake Cost Me $1,400. (Here's How to Avoid My Costly Error)

If you're on a delayed flight to or from Europe, you owe it to yourself to see if you qualify under European law for compensation. But here's how I messed it up.<p>I made a dumb mistake after my United Airlines flight was delayed--a mistake that I now realize might have cost my wife and me roughly …

Flying

How therapy can reprogram the neurons that recall traumatic memories

Neuroscientists at Switzerland's EPFL have for the first time homed in directly on the specific cluster of neurons in the brain responsible for …

Neuroscience

I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yep, you read that headline right -- 400 meetings with investors. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has raised seed …

Investing

Is Hawaii's Kilauea volcano shooting green gems into the air?

<b>Update 6/15/18 at 4:30 p.m. EST:</b> Per the USGS: University of Hawaii at Hilo scientists, who are conducting chemical analysis of the lava, said the …

Geology

14 of the world's most frightening suspension bridges

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's just physics. Friendly civil engineering.<p>Take a load bearing deck held by vertical suspender cables attached to larger main support lines anchored by a pair of towers and the ground -- and presto. Suspension bridge. Easy as that.<p>Until you're pulling up to one of these magnificent …

Hiking

A New Threat to Your Finances: Cell-Phone Account Fraud

Consumers have a new privacy threat to worry about. It’s known as cell-phone account fraud, where crooks open up a phony cell-phone account in your …

Identity Theft

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

What Designing Over 10,000 UI Screens Taught This Veteran Creative

Image via Shutterstock<br>Design isn’t something you can pick up from reading a textbook. It takes more than one try to build a masterpiece that you’ll …

T-Mobile Customers: If You Got a Confusing Text About Phone Hijacking Scams, You’re Not Alone

For the last few weeks, T-Mobile customers have been receiving text message alerts warning them about “an industry-wide phone number port out …

T-Mobile

Port-out scam protection | T-Mobile

Why did I get this message?<p>We want to alert you that our industry is experiencing a phone number port out scam that could impact you, and to …

Identity Theft

Man suing T-Mobile after losing $20K in cryptocurrency

• A man in Washington had over $20,000 in cryptocurrency stolen from him.<br>• The hacker thieves allegedly performed a port-out scam to gain access to the funds.<br>• If true, T-Mobile could be an unwitting accomplice in a Class B felony.<p>With the popularization of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, it was only …

T-Mobile

‘Without this bitcoin price would collapse’

Tether, a so-called “stablecoin” which aims to maintain a value of one US dollar per tether, has been described as the “ticking time bomb” of the …

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Archaeology

The best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and beyond

Humbling geological features, fascinating Native American history, forest-covered mountains, and a vast range of activities – its nickname is The Grand Canyon State but Arizona has much more to offer the visitor than that undeniably grand canyon.<p>Luckily, it's all within an easy-to-manage loop …

Meet Tina Hovsepian, The Woman Changing The Way The Homeless Live

She's not only providing shelter — she's providing jobs, too.<p>Los Angeles innovator Tina Hovsepian is rethinking the landscape for those who can't afford traditional housing in the city she calls home. Hovsepian is the founder of Cardborigami, a company that mass-produces portable, affordable …

Royal palaces you can visit

Scientists find astonishing way to erase bad memories

Whether it’s an embarrassing situation at work or a bad date, everyone has memories they’d rather forget, and now research suggests a way to do just that.<p>In a new study, researchers found that trying to push away your thoughts about the less obvious, background aspects of such memories was key to …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

Researchers find unexpected magnetic effect

A new and unexpected magnetic effect has taken researchers by surprise, and could open up a new pathway to advanced electronic devices and even …

PayPal nixes Purchase Protection for payments made through crowdfunding platforms

If you use your PayPal account to support a crowdfunding campaign, you can’t rely on its Purchase Protection plan anymore. The payment platform has announced that after June 25, payments made on crowdfunding platforms will no longer be eligible for the program, which allows users to open disputes …

Extended rest between weight-lifting sets could help muscle growth

Researchers have found that extended rest intervals between sets of weight-lifting could help with muscle growth.

Unlucky 7? Emergency Surgery Usually Means These Operations

Just seven common operations account for the vast majority of emergency surgeries performed in the U.S., a new study finds.<p>Those seven surgeries made …

Spectacular bridge designs from around the world - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>In a world of bamboo skyscrapers and transforming apartments, it's easy to forget about the bridge, the humble structure that makes getting from point A to B all the more simple.<p>But today, world-class architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city …

The 10 Best Travel Shows On Netflix Streaming Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: May 21st</b><p>Are you dreaming of that next adventure? Maybe with this exclusive travel club or even virtual reality? We all need to get away at some point. Luckily television (teacher, mother, secret lover) is here to help. As if you already didn’t have vacation envy enough from all the …

Electric motor system used by banned Belgian cyclist revealed by UCI

Image: Vivax Assist<p>The concealed electric motor system and associated parts found in a bike belonging to Belgian racer Femke Van den Driessche at the …

Cycling

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research

The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental …

New Stroke Treatment Saves Lives, Improves Recovery

It was an ordinary morning for Stefan Reisch as he was driving to work, when out of nowhere, it seemed to hit. Rubbing his neck, on the edge of passing out and feeling numbness on his left side, Reisch didn’t know what was happening.<p>“People were honking at me,” said the 43-year-old, California …

The 6 Steps to Making the Perfect Apology, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>How good are you at contrition?<p>As good as you are at, say, passing the buck or managing up?<p>Knowing how to apologize is an art.<p>It's inevitable, then, that scientists thought they'd try to define …