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"The Risks Are Very High" Swiss Billionaire Warns "Global Financial Markets Have Never Been This Distorted Before"

<b>Risks and Opportunities</b><p><i>Investors started off 2015 with a slow global economy, low oil prices, a strong Dollar, and a deflationary Europe with great</i> …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Albino alligator gets acupuncture for bad back

Master Tung's Bleeding For Back Pain -- Online Acupuncture CEU

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Master Tung's Irregular Menses Tx -- Online Acupuncture CEU

Solar And Water: Abengoa's Big Bets

While renewable energy dominate the portfolio of its young yieldco, Abengoa plans to mix that up with water projects, especially as drought and population growth prompt governments to search for alternative sources of fresh water, said Santiago Seage, CEO of Abengoa Yield.<p>The yieldco currently …

Renewable Energy

Paris as a Green and Sustainable Future City Is Even More Beautiful

Paris is one of the world's most beautiful cities, with its landmarks, parks and the cobbled roads of Montmarte the envy of the world. Architectural …

Mass Animal Die-Offs Are on the Rise, Killing Billions and Raising Questions

Huge animal die-offs, along with disease outbreaks and other population stressors, are happening more often.<p><b>What's New</b><p>We're not talking about a few dead fish littering your local beach. Mass die-offs are individual events that kill at least a billion animals, wipe out over 90 percent of a …

Forget Amazon Delivery–The Future Is Massive, House-Moving Drones And “Air Towns”

Drones are SO hot right now. Photography, film, and package delivery are just a few of the pursuits these unmanned airborne devices are revolutionizing. And if this new Ericsson marketing film is on the right track, it’s only going to get bigger. Much bigger.<p>The Drone Boss 3000 is basically an …

Drones

Making History on the Dawn Wall

Photo: Corey Rich/Aurora Photos<p>On January 14, as the sun set in Yosemite National Park, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed what is arguably the most difficult ascent in the history of rock climbing. The duo remained on the wall for 19 days, climbing 3,000 vertical feet along widely spaced, …

Climbing

As Oceans Heat Up, a Race to Save World's Coral Reefs

Will efforts to save corals be overwhelmed by the quickening pace of climate change?<p>MIAMI—Early one December morning, Chris Langdon, a biological oceanographer at the University of Miami, zipped up his wet suit and dropped overboard just off Key Largo to inspect a section of Florida's ailing coral …

Data shows human pressure on Earth reaching critical level

Using 24 key social, economic, and environmental indicators, our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes has created a dashboard that shows how human pressure …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Hiking

Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain

The numbers add up to trouble for the oceans, wildlife, and us, but scientists are struggling to understand how.<p>The numbers are staggering: There are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass, 269,000 tons float on the surface, while some four billion plastic microfibers per …

The Amazon Has Started to Malfunction, Brazilian Scientist Says

10/31/2014 - 08h43<p>Twenty percent of the Amazon is deforested and another 20% is degraded.<p>The Amazon rainforest has begun to fail its role in …

Apple’s stock falls below $108 -- a ‘bad sign’

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) —Apple Inc. stock has breached a technical level that could signal further weakness, according to one investor.<p>Shares of the …

Dow plunges 331 points as oil falls below $50

It's quite the sobering Monday on Wall Street as many traders and investors return from their holiday hiatus.<p>The Dow plunged 331 points, and stock markets around the world fell sharply.<p>What's going on? The main culprits of market jitters these days are falling oil prices and the souring global …

Stock Markets

Here's What 13 Top Wall Street Pros Are Predicting For Stocks In 2015

The S&P 500 closed the year at 2,058, above the year-end forecast of all but one strategist — FundStrat's Tom Lee.<p>For 2015, Wall Street sees stocks gaining some ground, but few strategists are calling for the fourth straight year of double-digit gains from stocks.<p>The average year-end target on the …

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

The odds of life existing on another planet grow ever longer. Intelligent design, anyone?<p>In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, there is less need for a “God” to explain the universe. Yet …

Carl Sagan

3 Hurdles Standing In The Way Of The Internet Of Things

Whether it’s wearable technology, home automation, or machine-to-machine communications, the Internet of Things—in which everyday objects connect to the Internet and each other—is poised to change the world around us.<p>Gartner predicts that the Internet of Things (IoT)—excluding PCs, tablets and …

Internet of Things