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Scientists just learned what makes Yellowstone's supervolcano tick:


We all know about the supervolcano boiling underneath Yellowstone - but, until now, we didn't know what was fueling the cauldron. This week, scientists revealed that they were able to model the behavior ...


Stay Out of Trouble When Traveling Abroad With These Apps:




A new use for Viagra - reducing colorectal cancer risk:


A new study is reporting that small daily doses of Viagra reduced the number of polyps by half in animal models predisposed to develop colorectal cancer. This intriguing off-label use adds a possible ...


Elon Musk Tried To Buy "The Onion," And Now They're Owning Him On Twitter:




The 10 most critical problems in the world, according to millennials:


For the third year in a row, millennials who participated in the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Survey 2017 believe climate change is the most serious issue affecting the world today. Nearly ...


"Shift Happens" 2018:


Did You Know? I used to use this slideshow - "Shift Happens" originally done by high school students in Denver when I gave a speech. I'd let it run and then talk about whatever topic I'd been asked ...


What a Life he Led - Mourning John Perry Barlow, the Bard of the Internet - From the Greatful Dead to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) :


When I first met John Perry Barlow, we became instant soulmates. While that sentence is true for me, it also applies to probably 10,000 other people. That was Barlow--whether you were a world-famous avatar ...


The latest trend in Silicon Valley: shunning technology :


Faced with a deluge of text messages, social media updates, e-mails and other distracting alerts, tech executives, entrepreneurs and rank-and-file workers in Silicon Valley are trying to limit their use ...


How to answer a call from a telemarketer - Priceless:




A little alcohol may keep brains 'clean':




An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness:


You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought. According to two papers published in the journal Cell in January, long ago, ...


How a hungry, hardy bacteria eats toxic metals and excretes gold nuggets:


If the goose that laid the golden egg had a real-life counterpart, it would be C. metallidurans. This hardy little bacterium consumes toxic metals and excretes tiny gold nuggets, but how and why it does ...


Police Blotter Flathead County Sheriff's and Kalispell Police Reports - Chicken Going For a Walkabout:




Elon Musk - 60 Minutes:


"Elon Musk is either a visionary trying to make humans a multiplanetary species or a trapped alien just trying get back home." SilkSatin Paradise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGb72XU6qdE Many ...


Thoughts on the New Year from Robert Kennedy:


At the dawn of a new year; we look back on what was, what could have been, then ask ourselves, where do we go from here? Though, we may have faced troubled times; overcoming adversity only makes ...


Technology, the smartphone and the battle for our soul:


As I eased into the new year, I thought about a man I met last year. He asked two questions: What does it mean to be a human? What do we truly desire in a life? Andrew Sullivan, former editor of The ...


A message from your friendly cigarette manufacturer:




Dave Barry's 2017 Year in Review: Did that really happen?:


Looking back on 2017 is like waking up after a party where you made some poor decisions, such as drinking tequila squeezed from the underpants of a person you do not really know. (At least you hope it ...


Elon Musk's Christmas Letter (Tesla Sure Is Growing Up Fast):


Thanks to an anonymous tipster, we got our hands on the 2017 version of Elon Musk's Christmas letter. For those who weren't lucky enough to make his mailing list, we're publishing it below. "Earthlings ...


"Science in America" with Neil deGrasse Tyson:




One-On-One Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook:


"Coding should be a requirement in all schools." In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Lester Holt, Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses social media and the 2016 election, privacy concerns and the impact ...


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:



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