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These 4 Cosmic Phenomena Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light

March 20th, 2018 at 7:33 am » Comments Off

When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our Universe, he essentially stamped a speed limit on it: 299,792 kilometres per second (186,282 miles per second) – fast enough to circle the entire Earth eight times every second.

The secret to making $115 an hour in the gig economy

March 18th, 2018 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

10 highest-paying fields — with lots of growth — for gig workers This is one hell of a gig. Millions of workers now participate in the gig economy — loosely defined as the workers who work a series of freelance or temporary jobs rather than one full-time job. Indeed, about one in four Americans now […]

MIT researchers say nuclear fusion will feed the grid “in 15 years”

March 12th, 2018 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

A new research push aims to make the silver bullet for our energy problems a reality by 2033—a very ambitious target.

How much money you have to earn to be considered rich in 42 major US cities

March 10th, 2018 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

How much money it takes to be “rich” varies from city to city. About 20% of Americans are upper-income, or “rich,” meaning they earn at least two times the national median household income. The amount of money it takes to be considered rich is largest in San Jose, California.

The grim conclusions of the largest-ever study of fake news

March 9th, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information. A large megaphone projects lies, fake news, falsehoods, and images of Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, and Hillary Clinton. A smaller megaphone projects truth.

All 50 states ranked for retirement from worst to best

March 6th, 2018 at 1:52 am » Comments Off

The best place to retire depends on what you value. When deciding the best place to retire, it’s important to consider affordability, quality of life, and health care. Minnesota is the best for quality of life and healthcare, but has low affordability for retirees. Florida is the best state for retirees, not surprising considering it […]

The Moon is set to get its own mobile phone network

March 4th, 2018 at 3:41 pm » Comments Off

The moon, shown here in a 1992 image captured by NASA’s Galileo spacecraft, is set to get its own mobile phone network.

Cryptocurrency Will Replace National Currencies By 2030, According to This Futurist

March 3rd, 2018 at 11:23 am » Comments Off

The cryptocurrency market, which trades various digital-based coins, can look exciting, scary, and mysterious all at once to the casual observer. Its pioneer, Bitcoin, dramatically surged in value and steeply dropped (before picking back up) in recent months. ICOs (initial coin offerings for new cryptocurrencies), meanwhile, are emerging at a head-spinning rate.

Atari embraces cryptocurrencies and sees its stock prices soar

March 3rd, 2018 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Atari, the company that dominated the early years of the American video game industry, has fallen on hard times. Despite the company’s storied history and influence on the gaming industry, it never truly recovered from the video game crash of 1983. The company is still around, however, and recently saw its stock prices soar as […]

How close are we to a hamburger grown in a lab?

March 2nd, 2018 at 10:44 am » Comments Off

The creation of in vitro, or “clean,” meat involves extracting stem cells from animals The extracted cells are grown and multiplied in a lab to create meat Experts’ conservative estimates say clean meat will on store shelves by 2021

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