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Snowden designs a phone case that hides owner's location

Edward Snowden has secretly been working on a project to stop smartphones from revealing the location of people in dangerous places.<p>Snowden said he envisions it as a protection for journalists and human rights workers, but it could be used by anyone who doesn't want to be spied on.<p>On Thursday, the …

Surveillance

The truth behind testosterone: why men risk it all

How do hormones such as testosterone and cortisol affect our ability to work, rest and play? A stock-market trader turned neuroscientist has the …

Psychology

The GOP Is a Dying Party. That’s Why I’m Running Against Trump.

My Libertarian Party running mate, Bill Weld, is also a vastly better choice than Mike Pence.<p>As a former Republican, I’m shocked that the party of Abraham Lincoln is nominating a man with a vision of America that doesn’t even resemble that of the party I once knew. And his vice presidential pick, …

Libertarian Party

Entrepreneurs, learn from what Rio did wrong

The list of problems going into the Rio Olympics broaches on unbelievability:<p>► The Zika virus has forced scores of Olympians, big names and not, to decide not to attend<br>► Crime and violence are rampant. As one police officer said on the news recently, “You are not safe here.”<br>► Venues are still under …

Futuristic Concept Smartwatches for Smart Cars

Andrea Ponti made an attempt to design smartwatches especially designed to be integrated with smart cars. There are two concepts: <b>Smartwatch A</b> and</b> …

Industrial Design

The UK's most senior EU official just resigned

Hill was the most senior British EU official. His resignation comes one day after Britons voted to leave the EU in a nationwide referendum.<p>Hill said in a statement that when he went to Brussels, he went as someone who had campaigned against the UK joining the union, but that he would "leave it …

United Kingdom

The world's greatest walking trails

Hiking

The 11 fastest-growing cities in America

The U.S. cities on this hottest-places-to-move list are hardly household names. In fact, unless you live nearby, you may never have heard of …

This map tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the Middle East

If we could only show you one map to explain the economy of the Middle East, it would be this one.<p>In one fell swoop, the map below tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the region as well as parts of Central Asia. Many intricacies are also evident as …

Oil

A 25-year-old Photoshopped movie posters to highlight Hollywood's diversity problem

"Star Trek" actor George Takei has been especially vocal about whitewashing in big-budget films.<p>"Hollywood has been casting white actors in Asian roles for decades now, and we can't keep pretending there isn't something deeper at work here," he recently wrote on Facebook.<p>Now William Yu, a …

George Takei

3 Reasons the Social Media Fad is Already Dying (and why it’s Not Bad News for Marketers)

Facebook is growing, but only in developing markets. In the US, Facebook lost 6 million users in just one month. It lost 9 million in the past half …

Marketing

Millions of Americans are facing a serious financial problem that has no name

Today, many are suffering from another problem that has no name, and it's manifested in the bleak financial situations of millions of middle-class — and even upper-middle-class — American households.<p>Poverty doesn't describe the situation of middle-class Americans, who by definition earn decent …

Income Inequality

5 things Minecraft teaches kids (plus one bad thing, too)

The popular build-and-survive video game Minecraft could very well be the most surprising tech success of this decade. Created in 2009 by programmer Markus "Notch" Persson, expanded by a small team, and advertised mostly by word of mouth, it now has more than 100 million users. To drive home its …

Kids

Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades.<p>A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between …

Political Science

Story of cities #29: Los Angeles and the 'great American streetcar scandal'

When LA was stripped of its beloved streetcar in the 1960s, the city was quickly thrust into a traffic-clogged world of private cars and diesel buses. But with the involvement of automobile and oil companies, was this the work of a conspiracy?<p>Read more articles in the series here<p>The last train on …

Top Republicans talking up Paul Ryan as nominee

One of the nation's best-wired Republicans sees a 54 percent chance that Ryan will end up as the nominee.<p>On the eve of the Wisconsin primaries, top Republicans are becoming increasingly vocal about their long-held belief that Speaker Paul Ryan will wind up as the nominee, perhaps on the fourth …

Karl Rove

Redditors put the Panama Papers into terms a 5-year-old could understand

With 2.6 terabytes of data, and 100 media partners publishing reports, it's easy to get lost in the whirlwind of information.<p>We've given a breakdown of the key elements, but sometimes an even more simplified version is helpful.<p>Situations like this are tailor-made for the expository subreddit …

Panama Papers

The 22 best political movies ever, ranked

One of the best political movies ever made, "All the President's Men," just celebrated its 40th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, and with the backdrop of the election, we thought it was a good time to rank the greatest the genre has produced.<p>Here are the top 22.

Matthew Broderick

How Can 6 Million Acres at Denali Still Not Be Enough?

The icon of Alaska’s wilderness symbolizes the tension between preservation and use at U.S. national parks.<p>This story appears in the February 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>Park rangers</b> here call the high season—from June through early September, when Denali National Park and Preserve …

National Parks

Indian police quiz company officials after overpass collapse

KOLKATA, India (AP) — Indian police are investigating possible murder charges against 10 construction company employees who have been either arrested or detained in connection with the collapse of an unfinished overpass in Kolkata that killed at least 24 people, officials said Saturday.<p>Rescuers …

Latin America

How the GIF Is Taking Over the World

The GIF has had a tumultuous history. The image format, which stands for Graphics Interchange Format, always struggled against the JPEG — it was …

How KPCB thinks about the future of investing in wearable technology

For years now, wearable devices have promised to help us lead healthier lives, experience life in new ways, and become less dependent on our smartphones.<p>2015 was a very important year for wearables as the market took several important steps towards delivering on these promises.<p>Apple released their …

'I’d rather chill in and relax': why millennials don't go clubbing

Studies suggest young people have fallen out of love with nightclubs. We asked our readers to tell us whether this is really the case – here’s what they said<p>There are a lot of reasons why Kaley, 23, doesn’t go clubbing any more. For a start, it’s too expensive, with taxis, door fees and alcohol to …

We sent 3 reporters to Cuba for a week, and it was a surreal adventure from the moment they arrived

Ahead of US President Barack Obama's landmark visit to Cuba on Sunday, Business Insider sent three reporters to step back in time on the stagnant island nation.<p>While political and economic negotiations are underway to end the stiff US-Cuba relationship, the world is flocking to Cuba to experience …

Cuba

America is overdosing on religion: How the presidential election got taken over by theocrats and zealots

From the Islamophobia of Donald Trump to everything about Ted Cruz, this is getting bad. And Dems aren’t immune<p>Although someday I'd like to run for my local school board, I doubt I ever will. The single biggest factor holding me back (in my own mind) is the fact that I'm an outspoken atheist. I'm …

Religion