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You don’t have to be wealthy to put this estate plan into place

You don’t have to be wealthy to put this estate plan into place

Finance
You may not know it, but you're already born with an estate plan. It just might not be the right one for you. "If you die without a will, it's not the end of the world, but we'd prefer that you take care of this in advance," said certified financial planner Douglas Boneparth, president of Bone Fide Wealth in New York. Here's why you don't have to be a millionaire in order to have a will. All states have a framework that dictates how your cash and belongings ought to be distributed when you die. These are known as intesta...
RAF serviceman 'fooled into giving up secrets on Tinder'

RAF serviceman 'fooled into giving up secrets on Tinder'

Technology
At least one RAF serviceman has reportedly been fooled into giving up details about new British fighter jets after a secret agent posing as a female colleague sweet-talked him on Tinder. According to The Mail on Sunday, sources within the air force have confirmed that the audacious scam had resulted in information about the stealth aircraft being passed on to an as-yet unidentified third party.The agent is said to have hacked into the dating profile of an RAF airwoman to fool several servicemen - and it is known to have been successful on at least one of them.In an internal memo obtained by the newspaper, the air force's principal security adviser warned about the risk of "online social engineering" and "online reconnaissance against social media profiles". ...
Meteorite's blue crystals offer insights into young sun's chemistry

Meteorite's blue crystals offer insights into young sun's chemistry

Science
July 30 (UPI) -- Scientists have found minerals old enough to shed light on the composition and behavior of the sun shortly after its birth, 4.6 billion years ago. The composition of the ancient blue hibonite crystals found inside the remnants of a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite suggest the sun was spewing a plethora of high-energy particles during its earliest years. "The sun was very active in its early life -- it had more eruptions and gave off a more intense stream of charged particles," Philipp Heck, a curator at the Field Museum and a professor at the University of Chicago, said in a news release. Just as the sun was born, the newborn star was surrounded by a thick, swirling circumstellar disk of gas and dust. The disk hosted temperatures upwards of 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. As the ...
Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Science
Looming up out of the green Cheshire countryside, listening to Deep Space, the Lovell telescope is an icon of science. And while it listens, the third largest radio telescope in the world becomes - for just a few days every summer - a massive, animated art installation.As part of the Bluedot music and science festival at Jodrell Bank, the telescope has now played host to displays devised by Brian Eno and Daito Manabe. The latter developed animated data which the telescope was collecting from Space, and beamed it onto the structure. This year it will host two specially commissioned projection pieces - one inspired by the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Making artists' work come to life on a ...
Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace drone, toy plane crash into French nuclear plant

Technology
Greenpeace activists say they have crashed two remote-controlled aircraft — a drone and a tiny radio-controlled plane — into a French nuclear plant to highlight the lack of security around the facility. The drone, which was decorated like a miniature Superman, slammed into the tower in Bugey, 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the eastern city of Lyon, according to a Greenpeace video Tuesday. A short time later, the group released a video showing a small remote-controlled plane heading to a crash at the same wall. The environmental group says the aircraft were harmless but showed the lax nuclear security in France, which uses atomic power for about 75 percent of its energy needs. Last week 19 Greenpeace activists were handed suspended sentences for breaking into another nuclear pl...