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The Best Nature Documentaries On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: March 29th</b><p>Our planet is a big place. The amount of life is staggering. There’s a lot to cover. Racing iguanas and dancing birds of paradise abound (though in ever dwindling numbers).<p>In order to share this world with us, nature documentaries tackle the dual responsibility of having to …

Bionic Leaf Turns Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel 10 Times Faster Than Nature

By Tim Radford<p>Scientists in the U.S. claim to have beaten nature at its own game. They have created a “bionic leaf" that exploits sunlight to create …

Nintendo Plus Delivers a Combination of Smartphone and Handheld Game Console

The Nintendo Plus delivers a pretty cool combination of smartphone and handheld game console. Like the idea? Let’s keep going for the concept …

China is preparing to 'pressure' the US on maritime issues

China has been angered by what it views as provocative U.S. military patrols close to islands China controls in the South China Sea. The United States says the patrols are to protect freedom of navigation.<p>"Beijing will pressure Washington over maritime issues during the upcoming Strategic and …

China

Climate change is happening on Mars, where an ice age is coming to an end

By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet's north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our rusty neighbor's most recent ice age.<p>The findings, published in the journal Science, offer fresh …

Ice Age

China to send nuclear-armed submarines into Pacific amid tensions with US

Beijing risks stoking new arms race with move although military says expansion of the US missile defence has left it with no choice<p>The Chinese military is poised to send submarines armed with nuclear missiles into the Pacific Ocean for the first time, arguing that new US weapons systems have so …

China

This Awesome Video Explains The Entire Universe in Less Than 4 Minutes

And at the end of it we're all still going to die.<p>We humans like to make a big deal of things - climate change, new viruses, the death of our …

Black Holes

This Mind-Blowing Theory About Dark Matter Will Make You See Space Differently

Dark matter and the nature of black holes are two of the biggest mysteries in astrophysics, and now a new theory has linked the two together: Dark …

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

I Have Very Intense Reactions to Music Documentaries and These Are My 4 Favorites

This article originally appeared on xoJane. For more stories like this, visit xojane.com.<p>As you may have noticed, I'm pretty into one Mr. John Prine. …

Siblings

Microsoft stops making the Xbox 360

It's the end of a gaming era: Microsoft has stopped making the Xbox 360, a little over 10 years after the console first reached shelves. As the company explains, the problems of making a decade-old product are "starting to creep up" -- it's just not worth the effort to keep the venerable system …

The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than The Laws of Physics Can Explain, New Measurements Reveal

Time for some new physics?<p>The most precise measurement ever made of the current rate of expansion of the Universe has been achieved by physicists in …

Dark Matter

Chinese researchers have genetically modified human embryos—yet again

Less than a year ago, when a group of leading researchers was calling for a moratorium on the use of a revolutionary technology, Chinese researchers shocked the world by using it to genetically modify human embryos. The worry was that unfettered access to the technology might enable such embryos to …

Genetics

Planet Nine: Mysterious planet is to blame for mass extinctions of life on Earth, scientist claims

A mysterious, hidden planet that could be sitting on the edge of our solar system might be linked with periodic extinctions on Earth, according to a …

Build your own Amazon Echo using a Raspberry Pi for $60

Amazon’s Echo is a nifty little gadget that’s powered by the company’s Alexa voice assistant and listens for voice commands to do things like order your groceries, update you on the weather and play your favorite tunes. The only problem is, it costs a pretty penny — $180 to be precise.<p>Thankfully, …

Tech review: Weckler on the latest gadgets

Reviewed by our Technology Editor this week are the Toshiba Portégé Z30-C, Panasonic Lumix GX8 and 3D Robotics Solo.<p>Toshiba work ­laptop does the …

Astronomers: Our Sun Is Likely Capable of Producing an Apocalyptic 'Superflare'

But we'll probably be OK.<p>It would be make for an impressive doomsday. One moment, here we are gardening or walking to lunch in the mellow light of a spring Sun, and the next moment said Sun has shredded Earth's atmosphere and twisted up our power grids, radio communications, GPS, and most anything …

How astronomers could find the 'real' planet Krypton

<b>(CNN) —</b> The search for exoplanets, worlds orbiting stars other than our own, has become a major field of research in the last decade -- with nearly 2,000 such planets discovered to date. So the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got me thinking: does Superman's home planet of Krypton …

Universe

Microbes and toxins frozen within glaciers could reveal the future of human life on Earth—or threaten it

Dust particles in Arctic ice contain minerals that originate halfway around the world, according to U of A glaciologist Martin Sharp. "If you know …

Particles

These could be the first science textbooks students actually want to read

If you were bored to tears in high school science classes, these could be the books you wish you had.<p>On March 21, the New York Times reported that …

Textbooks

Best Documentaries on Netflix

The 10 Best Documentaries on Netflix<p>Unlike narrative films, documentaries have the power to legitimately illuminate a subject in a straightforward …

This is one of the most useful gadgets you'll ever buy

<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>Leatherman Everyone's had moments where a multitool would've come in handy. A screw that needs tightening, zip ties that need cutting, …

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

There are some brilliant award-winning, genre-changing, thought-provoking movies streaming right now on Netflix – UPDATED<p>Struggling to find a movie …

A golden age of ancient DNA science begins

Two studies out last week in the journals <i>Science</i> and <i>Nature</i> are characteristic of the coming of age of ancient DNA studies; I'll return to them …

Humanity

San Francisco pawn shop acquires unreleased Google Glass model

A San Francisco pawn shop recently acquired something interesting: an unreleased version of Google Glass.<p>A to Z Pawnbrokers, which has several locations in the Bay Area, acquired an Enterprise version of Glass — a model that not only wasn’t released to the public, it was never even shown off. Up …

7 Reasons to Play Computer Games

Be honest, you want to be smarter. There’s nothing wrong with that. Studies consistently demonstrate that intelligence is among the most desirable …

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