Author Archives: Angelo Young

Cellphones and Smartphones That No Longer Exist

Cellular phone technology has come a very long way since the first commercial handheld cellular phone hit the market in the United States in 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. The ...
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Technologies That Will Change the Way We Live

It is human nature to ponder what life will be like in the future, and past predictions have at times turned out to be uncannily prescient. Of course, others, in ...
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Fastest Cars on Earth

There are few things for which people seem to share a universal passion. Most people are likely to have at least some firmly held opinions about athletic teams, films, ...
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This Tourist Hotspot May Be the Cheapest Place in Western Europe to Retire

Europe’s most popular destinations are France, Spain, Italy, and the U.K., but travelers to these vanguard tourist havens realize pretty quickly upon arrival that it isn’t cheap to visit these ...
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Number of Asylum Seekers at Record High, US Has Most Pending Applications

The global population of forcibly displaced people increased by 2.3 million, to 70.8 million, last year, according to the latest annual report on forced displacement from the UNHCR, the UN’s ...
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Countries With the Biggest Armies In the World

Global military spending is booming once again following a period of tepid growth in the wake of the global financial crisis of 2009. The world's military expenditures rose to $1.82 ...
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The Most Valuable Brands in the World

The 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking, which looks at the brands that contribute the most value to their respective parent companies, revealed a big jump in ...
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How High Are Beer Taxes in Your State

Summertime is the season of the suds, when Americans typically increase their intake of beer as they spend more time outdoors at the BBQ grill, cheering in baseball stadiums, sitting ...
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20 Corporations Behind the Most Ocean Pollution

About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Not only were they the womb from which life likely emerged at least 3.5 billion years ago, but they act ...
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You Won’t Believe the Depths at Which Plastic Is Found

In the 1967 coming-of-age rom-com “The Graduate,” a family friend tells recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock (played by a young Dustin Hoffman) that he should pursue a future in the ...
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Study: Health Care Costs Worry Americans More Than Any Other Financial Problem

As the cost of U.S. health care services and medications continue to grow at an alarming pace, Americans are now more likely to cite health care costs at their top ...
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Invasive Fish Threaten the Great Lakes, and Could Devastate a Billion-Dollar Industry

For nearly 30 years, the United States has been aware of a foreign invader that now occupies nearly all tributaries in the largest drainage basin in North America, including the ...
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There Is Evidence of Water on the Moon — but It’s Not What You Think

Space might be the final frontier, but wherever humans decide to establish long-term settlements in that seemingly endless void, they’ll need local access to water. We need potable water to ...
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Gas Prices Highest in 8 Years, But Americans Plan to Travel More This Summer

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the American summer driving season as millions of Americans take advantage of warm weather and a three-day weekend to barbecue, bask on ...
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50 Most Valuable Brands in the World

"What's in a name?" Juliet asks in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," implying a name means nothing. But marketing professionals and companies would strongly disagree with Juliet's premise, asserting that brand ...
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