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How to Sleep Better: Expert tech tips for getting a good night's sleep

<b>Wearables and Fitness Editor Richard Easton replaced caffeine with nothing but water in a bid to improve his sleep. Here’s why you should do the same</b> …

Weird

A Purana for Muslims

Many Muslims in Tamil Nadu call themselves Marakkayar, which means seamen, a word that is derived from the Arabic 'markab<p><i>Illustration/Devdutt</i> …

Islam

Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Show me what I want to see<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then …

Apps

5 Free Guides to Help You Get Better at Post-Processing

Post-processing is an important skill to have as a photographer if you really want to get the best out of your photos. Minor adjustments can give a …

Tutorials

5 Professional Photographers, 5 Different Camera Systems

A pro-level camera system won’t make a great photographer. It can’t create composition or find the right light. It doesn’t get you “the eye.” But in …

Photography

How to photograph food

It’s hard to make food look good on camera. But with these top tips, you’ll be shooting your dinner beautifully in no time.<p>This article was written …

Photoshop

Just 2 Weeks in The Mountains Can Change Your Blood For Months

Humans adapt almost immediately.<p>The human body begins adapting to high-elevation environments as quickly as overnight, and these biological changes …

Mountaineering

How To Digitize Your Old Music and Videos at Home

If you’re looking to create digital copies of your old video tapes, vinyl, and cassettes, it can be difficult to know where to start with so many …

More women think shaving pubic hair is 'hygenic' despite greater health risks

Research has shown increasing numbers of women shave their pubic hair because they believe it is "more hygenic", despite medical advice to the …

How to Use Your DSLR to Scan Negatives

Whether you are shooting film or have a large collection of negatives, chances are you will want to scan them one day. The process to digitize your …

7 gadgets to take with you the next time you go camping

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Rather than listing things that will distract you from your time away from school or work, these gadgets are mostly meant to keep you a …

Gear & Gadgets

Replicating Life in Code

A few years ago, Michael Levin faced a conundrum. He and his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology just outside …

Biology

10 photography tips that are actually useful

There are plenty of photography tips online but they're often geared to either total amateurs or to people with beards who have notebooks full of …

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

Apps

‘Baby dragon’ birth captured on video

The wait is over for biologists at Slovenia’s Postojna Cave as their first ‘baby dragon’ or ‘human fish’ is born, giving a rare snapshot into the …

Zoology

Neuroscientists Have Recorded The Brain Activity of a Man at The Exact Moment He 'Saw God'

A serious case of epilepsy gave him a 'religious experience'.<p>Medical case reports are incredible things. Like real-life episodes of <i>House</i>, they offer …

Neurology

This Dude Got Sick Of Being Human So He Started Living As A Goat. Yeah, You Read That Right!

I've pondered over how relaxed the life of a dog is and how epic it could be to be one. In the case of this British dude, Thomas Thwaites's choice …

IARPA Releases Its Shopping List For Spy Technology

Artificial intelligence and superhumans, no big deal<p>If you want to talk about high risk, high reward projects, look no further than the list recently released by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or more readily referred to as the DARPA for spies. IARPA prides itself on looking …

Artificial Intelligence

DIY Raspberry Pi Camera Rig To Create Stop Motion Movies

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that have contemplated creating a Raspberry Pi camera rig that is capable of helping create stop motion movies.<p>Maybe …

Raspberry Pi

Pictures of the Week 11.12.15

San Juan

Chattanooga just discovered the dark web, and it is freaking out

Inside the nightmare hellworld of the deep and dark web<p>It must be sweeps week in Tennessee, because Chattanooga's WTVC pulled out all the stops for a series about why you should be afraid of the internet. "Computer gurus say there is a place they can go to dig up some of the internet's oldest …

Dark Web

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

A Lot Of Heat Is Wasted, So Why Not Convert It Into Power?

What if there were a way to take the waste heat that spews from car tailpipes or power plant chimneys and turn it into electricity? Matt Scullin thinks there is, and he's formed a company to turn that idea into a reality.<p>The key to Scullin's plans is something called thermoelectrics. "A …

University of Pennsylvania

Pretty much anyone on Earth with a radio can call the International Space Station and chat with astronauts

The International Space Station orbits more than 200 miles above the Earth, traveling five miles per second. Getting in touch isn’t quite as simple as placing a long-distance call. But if you have a ham radio, used by radio amateurs to chat on public frequencies, it actually isn’t much tougher.<p>Last …

Space Exploration