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When Tesla Hits the S&P 500, It’ll Spark the Wildest Passive Trade Ever
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Elon Musk’s company would be the largest ever added to the index, and its inclusion would spark an “all-hands” trading moment.

Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0
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A Universal Basic Income (UBI) would improve everyone’s lives, increase our free time, empower workers, and ensure everyone has food and a roof over their head. These are noble goals, but obviously there’s a downside or it would already be implemented, right?

Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google
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The search engine dedicated almost half of the first page of results in our test to its own products, which dominated the coveted top of the page

Mathematicians Discover the Perfect Way to Multiply
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By chopping up large numbers into smaller ones, researchers have rewritten a fundamental mathematical speed limit.

The 116 images NASA wants aliens to see
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Here are all the photos flying through interstellar space on Voyager's Golden Record. http://www.vox.com/2015/11/11/9702090/voyager-golden-record-pictures He...

Meet the company that sells your lost airplane luggage
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If you’ve ever permanently lost a checked bag, your stuff probably ended up for sale at a store in Scottsboro, Alabama.

Care home residents recreate classic album covers during lockdown
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These care home residents just love to keep on rockin’. Instead of moping around during lockdown they recreated some hit album covers – causing a Twitter meltdown in the process. The residents of S…

Why time feels so weird in 2020
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A set of simple perception tests illustrate some factors that can distort our sense of time.

#16 - Weighing a Car with Tire Pressures
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The first thing I wanted to do with my Saab 96 was to establish a baseline weight. The cheapest scales used for racing are over $700, so that wasn’t an option. People have used bathroom scales but I’d rather not own sixteen bathroom scales. One idea I thought of was to use the tires themselves. I haven’t searched to see if anyone else has been as genius/dumb enough to think of this. Sometimes it’s more fun to try to answer your own questions.

Astronomers detect regular rhythm of radio waves, with origins unknown
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Signal from 500 million light years away is the first periodic pattern of radio bursts detected.

Joel Schumacher on His Colleagues, His Critics, and His Sex Life
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After five decades in Hollywood, the late director had plenty of stories — but he wasn’t one to kiss and tell.

There's a reason we procrastinate and it's not laziness
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Fighting the urge to push something off until later starts with understanding why we want to in the first place, says Tim Pychyl, an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University.

Biggest aircraft boneyards in the world
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Any aircraft, whether it is a commercial airliner or military cargo plane has a limited lifespan. The retirement of the civil aircraft usually turns into a celebration before their final flight. But when the old machine's engines stop and cool down for the last time, what happens next?