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78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

78-foot wave off New Zealand largest ever in Southern Hemisphere

Science
May 11 (UPI) -- Scientists believe a 78-foot wave that formed off the coast of New Zealand this week is the largest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. A storm close to the Southern Ocean's Campbell Island, a low-pressure system and 65-knot winds helped create prime conditions for the wave to form. "To our knowledge, it is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere," said Tom Durrant, senior oceanographer at New Zealand's MetService, adding the Southern Ocean is the "most energetic part" of the world's oceans for producing waves. A buoy recorded the 80-foot wave, but Durrant said the storm likely created bigger waves in other locations. The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the world's ocean, the water surrounding Antarctica. Storms generated t...
Women are living longer than ever before. Some fear they'll run out of money

Women are living longer than ever before. Some fear they'll run out of money

Finance
Planning young: a retirement roadmapPeople say life is short. But for women, it's getting just a little bit longer. The average American woman's life expectancy hit an all-time high of 81.2 years old in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, the average man lives to be around 76 years old. But women retire earlier than men (on average, about two years earlier). Across their lifetimes, they make less income than their male counterparts (on average, female workers earn around 80 cents for every dollar a man earns, and the gap is even wider for women of color). So something's not adding up. Related: What 'wealth' means to women According to new research from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, all these factors combined put women at a serio...
Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list

Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown is youngest person ever on list

Entertainment
Millie Bobby Brown has been named as one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine.The 14-year-old Stranger Things actress joins Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and rapper Cardi B on the 2018 list.She is the youngest person to be included in Time's top 100, which is published every year.Brown rose to fame with her role as the character Eleven in the hugely popular science fiction TV show. She starred in the first series when she was 12.Other famous figures who made the Time magazine list include singers Rihanna, Kesha and Shawn Mendes as well as US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.Tennis player Roger Federer, actress Nicole Kidman and Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson also feature among the 100 along with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.Writing an apprec...
Teenager Atkin wins GB's first ever skiing medal – highlights & round-up

Teenager Atkin wins GB's first ever skiing medal – highlights & round-up

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device XXIII Olympic Winter GamesVenue: Pyeongchang, South Korea Dates: 9-25 FebruaryCoverage: Watch live on BBC TV, Red Button, Connected TVs, BBC Sport website and mobile app. Full coverage timesIzzy Atkin won a historic bronze in the women's ski slopestyle to claim Great Britain's second medal of the Winter Olympics.The 19-year-old, born in the United States, scored 84.60 on a strong final run to claim a first British Winter Olympic medal on skis.Switzerland's Sarah Hoefflin won gold with a score of 91.20 and compatriot Mathilde Gremaud took silver."I'm speechless and stoked to win the bronze," Atkin said.Fellow Briton Katie Summerhayes finished seventh in the final.Live coverage of day eightThe...
Never, ever purchase these things on your credit card

Never, ever purchase these things on your credit card

Finance
As we move farther and farther down the road toward a cashless society, consumers can use credit cards to pay for nearly everything, everywhere these days. But just because you can doesn't mean you necessarily should, warns credit reporting agency Experian.Outstanding card debt has now hit its highest point ever, surpassing $ 1 trillion in 2017, according to the Federal Reserve. And 86 percent of Americans who have or had credit card debt said they regret it, according to a recent report by NerdWallet.More from Advisor Insight:The bad things people do with 401(k) plansWhat sort of insurance do you need?Most consumers confused about credit, debtHere are six expenses Experian advises you to not put on plastic.1. Taxes. If you get slammed with an unexpected tax bill this April, it could be te...