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Simulation Theory Brand New Evidence! 2017:


When Elon Musk isn't outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn't even real and we probably ...


Elon Musk on His Fears, Dreams, Twitter, Morality and Mars:




Guy films brilliant ad to auction off his girlfriend's used car, but it worked too well:


The beautifully shot video quickly went viral and reached over three million views -- and ended up pushing up the eBay going price to $150,000, up from Lanman's initial asking price of just $499. BY ...


Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life:




Imagine an 80-year winter: Researchers say Yellowstone volcano caused 2 cool periods:




Neuroplasticity Sheds Light On The Amazing Fertility Of The Older Mind - How The Brain Can Change Itself:


If you are anything like me, you may have thought to yourself over the years, Man, I really wish I would have learned another language in high school, or wondered, Why didn't my mother put me in guitar ...


Not one, but two super eruptions formed the colossal Yellowstone caldera:


According to new research, the colossal caldera of the Yellowstone supervolcano was created by not one, but two powerful and closely spaced eruptions that took place some 630,000 years ago. The super ...


What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital Future:


Obviously we aren't headed to a time when we sleep on the floor of a tent under hand-wrung felt blankets (except at Burning Man), but we are headed to a future where we may own and carry less while depending ...


Why Bitcoin's Bubble Matters:




The Philosophy of Fly-Fishing:


When I was seventeen, I drove to Missoula, Montana, to learn how to fly-fish. The town is one of the best places to fish in the country. Rivers with names like the Bitterroot and Blackfoot crisscross ...


Author Franklin Foer on Controlling the Power of Big Tech:




Buy Nothing Project: free clothes, toys, food -- even a wedding :


Created by two Bainbridge Island women who were inspired by a Himalayan village society, Buy Nothing links a half-million people with their neighbors and eschews consumerism. By Scott Greenstone https://www.seattletimes.com/business/local-business/buy-nothing-project-free-clothes-toys-food-even-a-wedding/?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1 ...


I don't help my wife. You shouldn't either. :




Fake News: It's as American as George Washington's Cherry Tree - FANTASYLAND How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History By Kurt Andersen :


Reading a great revisionist history of America is the bookish way to feel what it's like to be born again. Suddenly past, present and future are connected by a visible thread. Stray details and aberrations ...


Coming to Auction - 1937 White Yellowstone Park Tour Bus:




Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests:


It's a question central to daily life: Do you spend money to save time or spend time to save money? Well, if happiness is the goal, you might consider opening that wallet. That's the takeaway ...


It turns out that traveling makes us far happier than any material wealth ever does:


Why do we head for the shops with such determination as soon as we have money in our wallets? With every new purchase we feel a little happier, but a few days later that satisfaction is often gone without ...


The 13 Strangest Beers on Earth:




Technology and the Decline of Morality:


"It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit," says a character in Noel Coward's play, Blithe Spirit. The decline of morality is on public display more than ...


Nest Founder: "I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?":




Smelling our food may make us gain weight:


The findings suggest that the odor of what we eat may play an important role in how the body deals with calories. If you can't smell your food, you may burn it rather than store it. by Robert Sanders Full ...


Biggest quake in a dozen years rattles Montana:


The largest earthquake in a dozen years rattled most of Montana early Thursday morning, radiating from an epicenter just outside Lincoln. The quake, which initially measured 5.8 magnitude, hit the ...


17 incredibly useful Google products and services you didn't know existed:


Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more. While those products and services sound amazing, most of us ...


Fed-up with your cable company? Consumer Reports survey confirms you are not alone:


Want good service? Move to Chattanooga, Tenn., where EPB Fiber, a municipal broadband service run as a public utility, earns standout ratings from the magazine. Or in one of the handful of markets supplied ...


What to Consider Before You Buy a Vacation Home:




Bitcoin moves beyond mere curiosity as value skyrockets :


Unlike gold or dollar bills, the digital currency known as bitcoin does not physically exist. There is no there there. Even so, there is excitement -- and speculation. And a wild rollercoaster ride. Full ...


"A River Runs Through It"- Fake fish, poor casting: Stories behind the greatest fly fishing story ever told:


All those amazing fly fishing scenes in "A River Runs Through It?" The truth is, the actors who landed trout in the film didn't really "catch" the fish, and they couldn't cast very well. The film ...


OMG!!! - Oreo O's is back so you can feed your children cookies for breakfast:


Back when parents still let their kids have cereal that was, in essence (or sometimes literally), just cookie pieces, Oreo O's were one of our go-to picks for a sugar-filled breakfast. Full Story ...


Prize offered for improving Zillow's home price algorithm:


It is one of the oldest tricks in an Internet company's playbook. Concoct a tool that gives the public statistics on something -- the quality of a restaurant or a toaster, say. Then watch visitors flock ...


The Best Advice From 2017's Commencement Speeches:



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