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The rush for lithium is on in Nevada, and startups are moving in

Humans are increasingly thirsty for the metal, because it's an irreplaceable component in the lithium-ion batteries that are used to power most mobile devices.<p>Novel battery designs may appear almost weekly in the news, but in truth their development is slow and lithium-ion cells continue to …

Energy

5 Vital Lessons Scientists Learn That Can Better Everyone's Life

Scientific breakthroughs may be rare, but they never take place in an intellectual vacuum. Newton’s recognition that he was standing on the shoulders of giants has never been more true than it is today, where the titans of the past have laid the foundations for our vantage point today. Yet the …

Physics

Once mocked, Facebook’s $1 billion acquisition of Instagram was a stroke of genius

In April of 2012, Facebook shocked the tech world when it acquired Instagram for $1 billion. At the time, the acquisition raised quite a few …

7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

Fitness

7 qualities in men that women find attractive

Luckily for you, many scientists have wondered what women want. And they've done studies to figure it out. Here are seven traits that researchers have concluded women find irresistible.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook<p><i>Sources:</i><i>Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,</i> …

Psychology

This Upgraded Nikon Chills the Sensor for Clearer Shots of the Stars

Those long exposure photos of the night sky that capture details of our galaxy invisible to the naked eye come at a cost. The longer a camera’s …

An Exoplanet With Huge Rings Intrigues

Back in 2007, astronomers observed a series of unusual eclipses coming from a star 420 light years from Earth. In 2012, a team from Japan and the …

What to Say to a Suicidal Friend, from People Who’ve Been There

Helping a suicidal loved one often means a drastic shift in your relationship. We asked people who have been there what they needed most in a friend.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Australia.</i><p>Our suicide rate hangs in our country's hall of shame. New Zealand has the highest youth-suicide rate …

Mental Health

Why People Fall for Charismatic Leaders

A new book explores how fear, uncertainty, and group psychology lead people to believe leaders who say false things.<p>Why do people still believe Donald Trump when he says things like, "Our African-American communities are absolutely in the worst shape they've ever been in before. Ever. Ever. Ever"? …

Charisma

Science Proves What Dale Carnegie Knew All Along About Motivation

Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success.<p>Dale Carnegie knew 100 years ago how to motivate people to strive for success. He was a master of self-improvement and ever the optimist. The guy behind the whole "you get a lemon, make lemonade" logic also said:<p>"People rarely …

Employee Engagement

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Self-improvement

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

Self-improvement

These 5 mind-melting thought experiments helped Albert Einstein come up with his most revolutionary scientific ideas

One of Einstein's most defining qualities was his remarkable ability to conceptualize complex scientific ideas by imagining real-life scenarios. He called these scenarios Gedankenexperiments, which is German for thought experiments.<p>Here are a few thought experiments that demonstrate some of …

Physics

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

Success

Scientists have a fascinating theory to explain why smart people should spend less time with friends

Ready?<p>"I'm just too intelligent."<p>Be sure to come with plenty of supporting evidence, namely an IQ score and the results of a recent study on the "<b>savanna theory of happiness</b>." Your pals will be sure to understand.<p>The study, led by psychologists at Singapore Management University and the London …

Psychology

Finally, Someone Who ‘Gets Science’ Shows Us How To Make Clear Cocktail Ice

Nothing ruins a cocktail like cloudy ice, amirite? When I’m downing a gin and tonic, I want the ice in it to be as clear as the liquor it’s cooling. Why? Because I’m an elegant internet writer and I demand it! Unfortunately, for lack of freezing technique, I’ve had to make do with the sad, cloudy …

science has revealed banksy's true identity

A geographical profiling study has all but unmasked the enigmatic street artist.<p>Art meets science in a new geographical profiling study from Queen Mary University of London, which might have just revealed the identity of the art world's most iconic, yet elusive figure.<p>The full report on Banksy's …

Streetwear

22 Science Tweets That Will Actually Make You Laugh

"You guys seriously haven't lived until you're capable of metabolism, growth, reproduction, and adaptation to your environment."

Pew Research Center

10 Simple Steps to Becoming a Networking Pro

Here's how to make the connections that can accelerate your career.<p>Are you looking for a new job, new customers, new investors, or new opportunities? You likely know that networking is one of the best ways to find them. Unfortunately, if you're like most people, networking doesn't come that …

Employment

7 Scientifically Proven Habits Of Charismatic Leaders

For charismatic leaders, it all comes down to how you make others feel.<p>Some people just seem to have it: The way they communicate energizes others and makes people to want to be around them. They have what’s commonly referred to as charisma.<p>This is no small matter, as any of the U.S. presidential …

Charisma

The 25 richest self-made billionaires

The 25 richest self-made billionaires on earth have accrued more than $850 billion combined, each with a personal net worth of at least $18 billion.<p>This comes from new data provided to Business Insider by Wealth-X, which conducts research on the super-wealthy, as featured in our recent list of the …

Bill Gates

8 "Fake It ‘Til You Make It" Strategies Backed by Science

Trying to fake your way to success seems dubious at best and delusional at worst. And yet, there is plenty of science that proves you can actually …

What Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Other Top Execs Ask During Job Interviews

Savvy CEOs and executives know that interview questions like, “What’s your biggest strength?” and, “What’s your biggest weakness?” aren’t as telling …

Employment

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

7 brilliant ways successful leaders start presentations

<i>“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato</i><p>When we speak, we have about 60 seconds to capture our audience’s attention, establish …

Public Speaking

Leadership Quotes

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. - Jack Welch<p>Management …

Motivation

13 Qualities Every Leader Should Have

Here are some qualities of mind and heart that will serve our republic well from either side of the aisle. And if you can't find these virtues in either candidate, don't despair. You can always try them out at home.<p><b>A Seeking Mind</b><br>The president need not be brilliant. But he needs a seeking mind, a …

High-Impact Leaders Have These 3 Characteristics in Common | Inc.com

High-impact people share three common characteristics. The result? They get a greater return from the time they invest at work--and, actually, from the time they invest doing pretty much anything. This type of impact goes beyond productivity. Productivity is incredibly important, but it's a piece …

Leadership

What You Think Makes A Good Leader Probably Doesn’t

We think we know what makes a good leader, but psychologists have shown we’re often wrong.<p>What does it take to be a good leader? One reason that’s such a perennial question is because it’s so hard to answer. Many of our opinions about leadership are based on subjective experiences rather than the …

Psychology