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Bernie Sanders: My proposals don't cost $18 trillion

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.AP<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is pushing back on the eye-popping estimated price tag of his progressive wish list of proposals he has offered on the campaign trail.<p>The …

GoButler Takes Its SMS Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M

GoButler has a straightforward premise — you should be able to send a text message and one of its “Heroes” will help you get whatever you need, whether you want to order dinner or make a flight reservation.<p>Today, the startup is announcing that it has moved out of beta testing and is available in …

Code 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

Code has been automatically "transplanted" from one piece of software to another for the first time, with researchers claiming the breakthrough could …

What a Discovery at Jamestown Says About America's First Town

Traces of lead and tooth decay in newly uncovered remains reveal the founders were of noble status—and had a new American diet.<p>Most know John Smith as the founder of the first English colony in America. But a new discovery at Jamestown, Virginia, by researchers from the Smithsonian and the …

Archaeology

How Rich People Raise Rich Kids

Even when they’re adopted, the children of the wealthy grow up to be just as well-off as their parents.<p>Lately, it seems that every new study about social mobility further corrodes the story Americans tell themselves about meritocracy; each one provides more evidence that comfortable lives are …

How to Shoot Portraits of Strangers on the Street Like a Ninja

While teaching a street photography workshop in Chicago recently, photographer Chuck Jines saw an opportunity to teach his students how he’s …

Photography

This is How Photoshop Artist Erik Johansson Creates His Mind-Bending Images

Swedish photographer and retoucher Erik Johansson is well known for his mind-bending photo-manipulations and optical illusions, which are all made …

Digital Art

MH370: Boeing officials think Reunion debris could be from 777, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Debris found in the western Indian Ocean on Wednesday appears to be part of a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared in 2014, according to a source close to the investigation.<p>The source said there is a unique element to the Boeing 777's flaperon, a wing …

We finally know why Virgin Galactic's spacecraft disintegrated in mid-air

Pilot error.<p>Investigators blamed the crash on a premature deployment of the craft's "feather" air brakes by the co-pilot, Michael Alsbury, who tragically died in the crash.<p>Pilot Peter Siebold was seriously injured, but survived.<p>Scaled Composites — the company that built SpaceShipTwo— was also …

People Are Calling Google's New Feature 'Terrifying'

"Timeline" wants you to remember every step of every day for the rest of your life.<p>Carrying a cell phone has many benefits, especially when it comes to safety and convenience. But unfortunately, these perks can also come with some eerie downsides.<p>Google Maps recently released Your Timeline, a new …

Google Maps

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

9 things I've found London does much better than New York

Back in December, I moved to London to work in Business Insider's newly opened UK bureau after living in New York City for a year and a half.<p>I'm an Ohio native, so these are the two big cities that I know best. While I definitely miss some aspects of New York City life — like custom salads and …

• White House says Abu Sayyaf killed and wife Umm Sayyaf captured<br>• Defense secretary Carter calls operation a ‘significant blow to Isis’<br>• Pentagon spokesman tells Guardian: ‘No one’s going to Gitmo’

Middle East

Chili’s is the Latest Restaurant to Tweak Its Dishes to Look Better on Instagram

A restaurant and winery in Israel made headlines recently after designing special plates specifically for diners to shoot Instagram photos. It seems …

Chili

Key Challenges Faced by Apple Watch App Developers

Thousands of customers are waiting for the Apple Watch to become available to them. But developers have warned consumers not to expect too much from …

Microsoft says it will control Windows 10 Mobile update releases instead of carriers

Microsoft has been at the mercy of wireless carriers when it comes to releasing over-the-air updates for Windows Phone 8.1. Now a new report claims …

Windows 10

Face++, Whose Facial Recognition Tech Is Used By Alibaba, Raises $25M

Face++, a Chinese startup that makes facial recognition technology used by Alibaba’s financial unit, has secured an additional $25 million for its series B round.<p>Along with capital raised in November, this brings the company’s total series B to $47 million. A Face++ representative tells TechCrunch …

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

Wind Power Without The Mills

Vortex Bladeless is a radical company. It wants to completely change the way we get energy from the wind. Think wind stick instead of a massive tower with blades that capture blowing winds.<p>Wind stick. Really. Lest you think I’m mad, I’ve included a picture of this bladeless generator that helps …

Renewable Energy

Apple Watch Looks Set To Outpace The iPhone In Year-One Sales

It’s easy to be skeptical about Apple’s prospects for its first smart watch, an expensive trinket whose necessity is still unclear even after relatively positive reviews. We all know that if you leave your smartphone (or iPhone) at home and get three minutes into a journey, you’ll probably turn …

Oculus Rift drops Mac and Linux, targets Windows PCs only

While a certain portion of the cross-platform population has been lusting after the migraine-inducing charms of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, the audience will be narrower than some might have expected or wished.<p>Oculus VR, in a blog post today, revealed that its specs would be met only …

FBI: Security researcher claimed to hack, control plane in flight

Remember the security researcher who was pulled from a United flight and had his equipment taken (before its frequent flier miles-paying bug hunt) for tweeting about hacking into the plane via its entertainment system? In an application for a search warrant, FBI agents said he previously told them …

Engines

Mozilla-backed Rust language stabilizes at version 1.0

Rust offers a compelling mix of safe programming and native code performance.<p>New programming languages come and go. Most of them remain nothing more …

Amtrak told to expand speed control at deadly crash site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal officials announced Saturday that Amtrak must immediately expand its use of a speed restriction system on Philadelphia's …

Creepy Ads Use Litterbugs' DNA to Shame Them Publicly

Next time you’re about to toss a cigarette butt on the ground, consider this freaky fact: It takes less than a nanogram (or less than one billionth …

Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death in Boston Bombing Trial

A jury in Boston voted Friday to execute Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, refuting his lawyers’ argument that he was pulled into the plot by his radicalized Muslim older brother and overcoming Massachusetts’ popular opposition to the death penalty.<p>Tsarnaev said nothing when the verdict was …