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New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

Physics

The Meteor Shower of the Decade Is Coming Next Week. Here's How to See It.

Astronomers predict next week's meteor shower will have twice as many meteors as normal.<p>If you find yourself outside during the night next Thursday, don't forget to look up. On Aug. 11 and 12, the biggest meteor shower of the year, the Perseids, will be lighting up the night sky, and this year the …

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Gardening: 14 small gardens that are easy to copy

There is nothing better than a garden, no matter how big or how small your home is. Being able to have a breath of fresh air or a touch of greenery …

Study: Average Person’s Enjoyment Of Vacation Drops 36% For Each Additional Family Member Present

COLLEGE PARK, MD—Finding consistent results across all types and durations of vacation, from multi-week cruises to brief weekends spent camping, a …

17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

12 Ways to Know You Genuinely Have Emotional Intelligence

Genuine people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Discover the unique habits that cause them to radiate with energy and confidence.<p>There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the …

Our brains use 4 steps to solve math problems — and the discovery might change education

Ever wondered how your mind deals with complex sums and multiplications?<p>A new study has imaged how the brain's activity levels change while taking on serious math problems, and reveals for the first time that there are four distinct neural stages involved in coming up with a solution.<p>Two different …

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people — at least if you’re really smart.<p>That’s the implication of fascinating new research published in the British …

50+ Best Home Decorating Ideas of All Time

These home decor tips from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Home Decorating

18 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

Co-founder and Partner of SWARM, Digital Agency<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yes, Hollywood may dramatize the plight of the entrepreneur. But sometimes the best way to capture reality is through fiction. Wherever you are in your business venture, you can glean some …

9 clever ways to add plants to your small home

There is no need to skimp on beautiful houseplants and lush greenery if you live in a small home. It's not necessary to have a garden, balcony or …

First Look: Upcoming 2017 Outdoors Gear

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held next week in Utah, is a mecca of gear. Thousands of brands debut products for the coming year. …

50 must-have tech accessories under $50

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>There are a lot of tech accessories out there. Some enhance the functionality of your current hardware, while others just …

This Man Repopulated a Butterfly Species in His Backyard — and You Can, Too

He's singlehandedly brought the California pipevine swallowtail to his city.<p>Tim Wong was first inspired to raise caterpillars in elementary school, when his class raised painted lady butterflies. "I was amazed at the complete metamorphosis from caterpillar to adult," Wong told Vox in a recent …

Insects

8 Personality Traits of Highly Intelligent People (Backed by Science)

The scientific reasoning behind some of the personality traits that smart people share.<p>Over on Quora, more than 100 people have answered the question "What are the common traits of highly intelligent people?"<p>Some users claim to know from personal experience; others are just taking an educated guess.<p>…

How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong.<p>In 1995, if you had told Toby Spribille that he’d eventually overthrow a scientific idea that’s been the stuff of textbooks for 150 years, he would have laughed at you. Back then, his …

Biology

10 Things you must-do before becoming an entrepreneur

Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share8<p>+11<p>Shares 16<p>Entrepreneurship has become one of the most respected and intelligent paths to take. It’s saved our economy and moves …

Thursday's Amazon Deals You Can't Miss

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 21.<p><i>Mental</i> …

Shopping

9 awe-inspiring caves around the world

The 50 Things You Must Do in Texas

Whether you were born and raised in the Lone Star State or migrated here after realizing Texas is the best damn state in the whole damn country, you …

Texas

World's most sensitive dark matter detector completes search - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

LEAD, S.D., U.S.A. / SHEFFIELD, U.K. — The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates beneath a mile of rock at the Sanford …

What Ancient Roman Buildings Teach Us About Science And Engineering

Physicists have a reputation for being exceptionally arrogant even relative to other scientists, not entirely without reason. One of the factors contributing to this is a tendency to make disparaging references to other disciplines—dividing all of science between “physics” and “stamp collecting,” …

Engineering

Entrepreneur and investor Gary Vaynerchuk 'cannot wait' for the startup armageddon

“There’s nobody building a startup business anymore. Everybody’s creating a startup financial machine.”<p>Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, and a relentlessly optimistic one at that. The son of an immigrant owner of a liquor store, he turned himself into an early YouTube celebrity with Wine …

The coolest people under 40 in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley revolves around the minds of tech pioneers that are striving to burst through the industry ceiling each year.<p>These innovators have the power and ambition to change the way we think and live.<p>Business Insider recently released its annual Silicon Valley 100 list, highlighting the people …

Silicon Valley

Become an Ethical Hacker Bundle | Popular Science Shop

<b>Build an Advanced Keylogger Using C++ for Ethical Hacking</b><p>Add a Powerful Tool to Your Ethical Hacking Repertoire by Building an Advanced Keylogger<p>Keylogging is the action of recording keys struck on a keyboard and mouse clicks so that the user is unaware that their actions are being monitored. It's …

January 2016

Diversity

The most convenient gear to pack for your next camping trip

<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>Do I want to bring my grill with me? Yes. Can I bring my grill with me? Well, seeing as there is a three-mile hike to the campsite, …

The Peter Principle: Thiel speaks for himself, not Silicon Valley

The eccentric investor is not like anyone else in tech.<p>Okay, I will just say what pretty much everyone in tech thinks, even if they never seem to be able to say it out loud: Peter Thiel is a very odd character, even by Silicon Valley standards.<p>And let me be clear that Silicon Valley is full of the …

The Best Streetwear Brands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

THE GOOD COMPANY<p>The Good Company is one of those rare clothing brands that has been able to keep its local appeal with NYC-based partnerships and relatively affordable merchandise. "Based out of the Lower East Side, they have collaborated with local artists and carry other local start-ups in their …