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Cruz Deals Trump A Setback In Iowa; Clinton Narrowly Edges Out Sanders

Iowa has once again proved its perennial resistance to political inevitability and the power of personality.<p>In this year's iteration of the Iowa caucuses, national polling leaders Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had their campaign momentum slowed in significant ways by party activists who …

Government

‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’ Is 2015’s Most Eye-Popping Open-World Game

Monolith Soft's epic-scale JRPG looks and feels entirely unlike any other game out there, and is well worth taking a chance on.<p>Nintendo's Wii U hasn't had the easiest of rides in 2015. Great games have emerged—<i>Super Mario Maker</i> and <i>Splatoon</i> from Nintendo itself, plus indie productions like the …

Xenoblade Chronicles

Donald Trump fires off epic statement, tweetstorm after being accused of mocking reporter's physical disability

"Despite having one of the all-time great memories I certainly do not remember him," the Republican front-runner declared of New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski in his statement.<p>During a Tuesday-night campaign rally, Trump impersonated Kovaleski supposedly retracting a report about the …

Donald Trump

Nvidia's tiny new computer could enable self-flying drones

Nvidia has unveiled the Jetson TX1, a credit-card sized computer with machine learning capabilities that could help hardware developers add complex features to their projects.<p>The company says its latest system-on-chip module could enable some exciting technologies: “drones that don’t just fly by …

This Swimming Robot Digests Pollution And Turns It Into Electricity

The Row-Bot powers itself by cleaning up bodies of water.<p>This is the Row-Bot, a robot that walks on water, and gets its energy by eating the microbes in dirty ponds and “digesting” them in its artificial stomach. Using this method, it generates more than enough power to propel itself on the hunt …

Books

Skype’s co-founders are building small robots that deliver groceries for less than $2 a pop

It might not be long before your groceries are delivered by a robot that found its way to your house on its own.<p>Starship, a new startup founded by one of the co-founders of Skype, Janus Friis, and one of its original developers, Ahti Heinla, aims to use small, self-driving robots to deliver …

Robotics

GOP debate changes demanded by candidates

The CNBC debate stage. AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill<p>Aides to the various Republican presidential candidates gathered in Northern Virginia on Sunday to band together and demand changes to future debate formats.<p>The meeting came after Wednesday night's CNBC debate, which was fiercely criticized by …

Government

5 takeaways from the third GOP debate

Bush is a bust, Rubio a winner, and Trump a bit player.<p>What a mess. CNBC — a financial network accustomed to grilling CFOs on their price-to-earnings ratios — is not especially practiced at staging presidential debates in front of a national audience, and it really showed at a shaggy and …

Government

Marco Rubio rips 'irritating' CNBC debate

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), right, looks at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R).REUTERS/Rick Wilking<p>Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) had a breakout performance during Wednesday night's presidential debate, according to a near unanimous consensus of political pundits.<p>But that doesn't mean that Rubio is …

Republicans

China is a nightmare for single men

Initially implemented 35 years ago, this policy was intended to contain the country's perceived overpopulation problem.<p>But is has also had disturbing effects in the form of skewed demographics.<p>It's well known that China's population is aging rapidly, causing the workforce to shrink. And without …

Demographics

This bizarre experiment just produced the best evidence yet of the universe's 'spooky' side

Well, almost.<p>The idea is part of quantum mechanics, a theory of physics that describes how the cosmos works on the tiniest of scales. Specifically, scientists are squirming over a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called "entanglement," where one particle can instantly influence another — …

Quantum Mechanics

Try the ‘Humane Burpee’ for a Ridiculously Good Workout

You’ll pack more work into 4 minutes than most people do in 30<p>One of my favorite exercises to do when I’m time crunched: the humane burpee. (Those are two words I bet you never thought you’d see together.)<p>Created by my good friend Dan Martin, a powerlifter and former firefighter, the exercise works …

Workouts

Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as …

Diabetes

Hurricane Patricia, strongest hurricane ever recorded, will soon hit Mexico

Fueled by near-record warm ocean water and favorable atmospheric conditions, Hurricane Patricia has become the strongest hurricane ever measured — …

Majority of Japan hotels ban tattooed tourists from public baths

Most Japanese hotels refuse to allow visitors with tattoos from entering their public baths<p>More than half of Japanese hotels will not let visitors with tattoos enter their public bathing areas, according to a new government survey.<p>A large number of hotels and inns across Japan have long imposed …

Six takeaways from the latest 2016 national polls

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Across four major national polls on the presidential race released this week, several big-picture campaign themes emerge -- most clearly on where Hillary Clinton stands in Democratic race, how there was little appetite among Democrats for a Joe Biden run, and Donald Trump's …

Government

6 Comic Book Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2016

If 2016 is any indication, comic book movies are here to stay.<p>While directors like Steven Spielberg might predict the imminent demise of the superhero movie genre, it's clear studios won't be slowing down their superhero output anytime soon. Next year is going to bring a new wave of big-budget …

Comic Books

China Put a Robotic Telescope on the Moon 2 Years Ago—and It's Working Great

You may remember that it’s two years since China put its first lunar rover onto the moon. What you might not know, though, is that the lander that …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

This photo sums up the slow-motion tragedy unfolding in Europe

Over the last two months, the number of refugees arriving to Europe has reached staggering new heights as Europe struggles to deal with the increasingly difficult crisis.<p>And this photo, showing Hungarian police watching Syrian migrants climb under a fence to enter Hungary at the Hungarian-Serbian …

North Africa

Stock market correction could be the new financial crisis

The FTSE 100 index peaked on 27 April, just before the general election, and has been on the slide ever since. It is now down more than 10% from its peak, so fulfilling the definition of a correction.<p>On the face of it, there seems to have been no real reason for the slide in the FTSE 100 over the …

Stock Markets

Existence of cosmic neutrinos confirmed by Antarctic scientists

Neutrinos, created by violent phenomena such as black holes and exploding stars, could hold the key to the universe’s most distant and mysterious events<p>Antarctic scientists have confirmed the existence of cosmic neutrinos – ghostly particles that have traveled from the Milky Way and beyond. These …

Physics

The 9 most popular computer languages, according to the Facebook for programmers

It has even been called the "Facebook for programmers," with lots of Silicon Valley firms requiring job applicants to include their GitHub profile right alongside their résumé.<p>That means GitHub is a great place to gauge which of the world's many thousands of programming languages are the most …

Programming Languages

Russia masks unemployment with Soviet-era tactics

The former USSR has one of the lowest rates of productivity in Europe, salaries are plunging and spending power grows weaker by the day - yet unemployment rates remain half those of the euro area<p>Russia is in the clutches of an economic crisis. Domestic demand is waning, the currency has collapsed …

Economics

Learn today's key programming languages to kick-start your coding career

<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>Shutterstock Today's increasingly tech savvy job market is a wealth of opportunity for those who know key programming languages, like …

Programming

First Photo of Chris Hemsworth in Costume From Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS

​Tips for Playing Infamous: Second Son

Today's the day when the latest installment in Sucker Punch's open-world action/adventure series launches up, up and away into PS4s all over the …

Roller Coasters

Titanfall Game Balance Updates Rolling Out

All balance adjustments and big fixes should be implemented by the end of the weekend.<p>Numerous balance adjustments and bug fixes are being rolled out …