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Google.org is committing $11.5 million to racial justice

There is generally a lack of data in the criminal justice system. At the national level, for example, there is very little data about police behavior and criminal sentencing. That’s why Google.org is re-upping its commitment to racial justice through its $11.5 million in new grant money to ten …

Millennials Say This Surprising Country Is Their Top Travel Pick of 2017

It's probably not what you were expecting.<p>A recent poll of 2,000 American Millennials found that nearly 58% said they needed a vacation to forget about the current political situation in the U.S.<p>A full 33% reported being so dismayed with politics that they're looking into moving abroad …

Canada

Toronto is poised to become the next great producer of tech startups

I’ve spent more and more time in Toronto over the past few years and learned there’s more to this city than Drake calling it home and the recent successes of their professional sports teams. We made one investment there in 2015 and the experience — with the company specifically and the city …

What happened to Austin, Texas, when Uber and Lyft left town

The ride-hailing companies suspended operations in early May after voters upheld strict regulations on the companies and their drivers — specifically, fingerprint-based background checks, a requirement that cars must be clearly marked with the companies' logos, and rules on where drivers can pick …

USDOT

Finland’s hot startup scene crackles at Arctic 15

Silicon Valley may be the startup center of the universe, but it’s far from alone when it comes to a concentration of good ideas. Innovation and creativity aren’t confined to any one place, and the startup hub idea that has taken root in the Valley can be replicated in other areas of the country …

The Warcraft movie is naff fantasy in shiny, technicolour armour - review

<b>Director: Duncan Jones. Starring: Travis Fimmel, Toby Kebbell, Paula Patton, Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Daniel Wu, Ben Foster, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky. Cert 12A, 123 mins</b><p>It’s easy to predict whether Duncan Jones’s take on the world-conquering online role-playing game World Of Warcraft is …

"Luckiest Girl Alive" author Jessica Knoll gives us the most honest advice on writing and life

A few months back author Jessica Knoll penned an essay for Lenny Letter called “What I Know.” Written on the heels of her best-selling novel <i>Luckiest</i> …

What a Chess Grandmaster Can Teach You About Solving Problems

Have a complex problem? International chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley suggests trying this.<p>How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to …

Mathematics

Illustrating worn clothing: 4 top tips

There are several options to consider if you want to learn how to draw worn clothing. In this example, my drawing tips will show you how to make a …

How Beauty and the Beast's Screenwriter Shaped Disney's First Feminist Princess

Disney just released the first teaser for its live-action reboot of <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, which stars Emma Watson and hits theaters in March 2017. …

Israel

This Week in Fiction: Charles Yu on Therapy and Storytelling

<i>In “Fable,” your story in this week’s issue, a man is asked by his therapist to tell the story of his life as a kind of fairy tale. How did that idea come to you? Is it a standard therapeutic technique?</i><p>I don’t know how common it is as a technique, but I believe it is used by at least some …

How the Irish lost their words

New storytelling groups are reintroducing the Irish to ancient myths and the art of blarney.<p>I always knew my Uncle Peter was setting up for a story when he’d lean back in his bar stool. Nothing dramatic, nothing too flashy, just a gentle recline – always followed by a more determined pushing away …

Ireland

Women Sci-Fi Writers Are Reaching New Heights, In Spite Of Prejudice

Earlier this week, a rousing headline shot at warp-speed across browsers and Twitter feeds: Women Swept The 2015 Nebula Awards, taking home the prestigious science-fiction and fantasy prizes in the categories of Novel, Novella, Novelette, Short Story and Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy work.<p>…

5 great parenting lessons from presidential dads

Both Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan inspired millions of Americans by radiating an infectious optimism. But neither “Great Communicator” proved as adept at connecting with his own kids.<p>To his brood of five, FDR was largely an absentee dad. As his eldest child, Anna, later recalled, during her …

Parenting

Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday in rare transit

On Monday, Mercury will pass between the Earth and the sun, a event that only takes place about 13 times every 100 years.<p>Scientists are planning to …

18 Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Tips that every solo traveler should know before starting a trip.<p>Solo travel may sound like a solitary experience, but the logistics of navigating …

The most popular places to travel this summer, according to Pinterest

To get in the mood, we've rounded up the top 10 most-pinned summer destinations on Pinterest, and we have to say, it's going to be one heck of a summer. Can you guess where the most popular summer destination is?<p>Click through the slideshow to find out where you should go, and try to guess which …

European Travel

​Watch live: Scientists are exploring one of the deepest, most mysterious parts of the ocean

This is the deepest part of the world's oceans, reaching more 36,000 feet at the lowest point. And these deep waters are full of strange and mysterious creatures, including extreme life forms that can live on and around underwater volcanoes and hydrothermic vents.<p>More people have been to space than …

Soccer

Why Navy SEALs Are Zapping Their Brains With Electricity

Startups, Navy SEAL's, and doctors are all excited about the potential of electrical brain stimulation.<p>These days you can use tech to hack your work routine, your education, even your fridge. So why not use tech to hack the most important driver of the human experience of all, your brain?<p>It still …

The Brain

Shape Of A Woman’s Vagina Can Seriously Impact Her Sex Life, According To A New Study

Health and Medicine Photo credit: It's just a flower, we swear. Cambry Rene./Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Despite what the trashy magazines and films …

These are the gadgets you’ll want to pack for your next 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>Last week we highlighted some of our favorite products to help keep you comfortable while you're traveling. For students studying …

Shopping

This Tropical Resort Can Be Yours for $49

Dream of owning your own tropical paradise, but don’t have the cash? Well, do you think you could scrounge up $49? That’s exactly how much one person …

Walt Disney Company

5 Irritating Things That Indian Passengers Do On Airplanes

I think flights are among the times when my mind is most ripe with ideas. Just watching people and their interactions gives you so much fodder for …

IoT Research Report & Ecosystem - Internet of Things

Business Insider<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution is picking up speed and it will change how we live, work, and entertain ourselves in a million ways big and small.<p>From agriculture to defense, retail to healthcare, everything is going to be impacted by the growing ability of businesses, …

Internet of Things

You (and Almost Everyone You Know) Owe Your Life to This Man.

Temperament matters. Especially when nuclear weapons are involved.<p>Temperament matters.<p>Especially when nuclear weapons are involved and you don’t—you can’t—know what the enemy is up to, and you’re scared. Then it helps (it helps a lot) to be calm.<p>The world owes an enormous debt to a quiet, steady …

Robert F. Kennedy

Gov. Snyder's Sweeping Plan For Flint Water Crisis Gets A Reality Check

People in Flint are still lining up for bottled water. Two years ago, the city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River. But the water wasn't properly treated, damaging city pipes, which have been leaching lead into the drinking water ever since.<p>Now Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he …

Snorkeling

It’s not an email scam, people, Nigeria really is sending an astronaut into space

This week, Nigeria said it would send an astronaut into space by the year 2030. The news was not, as you may have suspected, an update of a widely circulated scam on Facebook which claimed a Nigerian astronaut was lost in space. Instead Nigeria’s science and technology minister Ogbonnaya Onu said …

Space Exploration

Sanders wins 3 states; Clinton retains big delegate lead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination.<p>While results in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii barely dented Hillary Clinton's significant …

Government