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Why Phoenix's Airplanes Can't Take Off in Extreme Heat

Phoenix just provided another reason to hate flying: the heat. With temperatures there expected to hit 119 degrees Fahrenheit, airlines canceled more …

Halal investment tool for Muslims lands a $5 million seed round

For religious Muslims looking to get started with investing, the options are limited. Average Muslim investors can’t afford the kind of nuanced advice that a high end financial advisor can provide, but they can’t just throw money at a random fund that might not be Sharia-compliant either.<p>Wahed CEO …

Scientists Have Discovered That Brain Cells May Be Regulating Our Circadian Rhythm

Astonishing Astrocytes<p>The various processes in the human body are governed either by daily or seasonal cycles — or by the circadian rhythm, which is …

That Veggie Burger Builds Muscle as Well as Meat

Protein helps repair and build muscle, which is why it’s smart to recover after a hard workout with a smoothie, energy bites or another high-protein …

Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

Immune System

An Indian tycoon built the world's top air-cooler firm, giving shareholders 91,000% returns in a decade

Achal Bakeri could have taken an easier way out if he wanted.<p>After all, he is the heir to one of India’s oldest real estate companies, the Rs109-crore ($16 million) Bakeri Group. But as a young MBA graduate returning from the US in 1986, the then 26-year-old Bakeri had other plans.<p>“I felt I wasn’t …

Cellular reprogramming turns back the aging clock in mice

This cartoon depicts turning back the aging clock through cellular regeneration of progeria mice (credit: Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte Lab/Salk …

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The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

And if you're looking for something entertaining and beautiful that'll also make you knowledgeable, there's an incredible variety of science- and nature-focused documentaries and TV episodes streaming on Netflix right now.<p>You can find compelling documentaries that'll captivate you with the beauty …

Documentaries

Dave Chappelle just got three comedy specials on Netflix

A little more than a week after hosting the first post-election <i>Saturday Night Live</i>, Dave Chappelle is gearing up for an even bigger return to television. According to <i>Variety</i><i>,</i> Netflix has announced that the comedian has inked a deal for three standup comedy specials to air on the streaming network. …

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

The science behind Pavlov's famous dog experiment

From choosing coffee or tea to caffeinate yourself in the morning to how you plan to unwind after the day’s end, we make decisions of varying degrees of importance every day.<p>Yet for such a routine activity, scientists know little about what’s going on at a chemical level as we make these …

10 Best Day Hikes in Yosemite National Park

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, wrote John Muir. In Yosemite National Park, which inspired John Muir’s writing and environmentalism, …

National Parks

Learning to code isn't just for full-time developers, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock We've spent a lot of time telling you about the career-related benefits of learning Python, one of the web's most versatile …

Pain doctors: Insurance companies won't cover the alternatives to opioids

Prescriptions for opioid painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and morphine have skyrocketed— and, with them, the number of overdoses related to opioids.<p>The trend has been decades in the making.<p>Increases in painkiller prescriptions are linked to a "big push" in the early 1990s from …

Italy Sets Example on Reducing Food Waste as U.S. Tosses $161 Billion Worth a Year

U.S. news<p>Italy adopted new laws this week to cut down drastically on food waste — the second such law in Europe, joining France's. So what's the United States doing to reclaim the 30 percent of its food that's simply thrown away?<p>Italy's Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval Tuesday to millions …

Food Waste

Vehicle Breakdowns Hit Record High in U.S. Despite New Car Tech

New vehicles are loaded with advanced technology designed to keep drivers and passengers safe and on the road—not in the breakdown lane. A new study …

How breakfast became known as 'the most important meal of the day'

What you may not know is the origin of this ode to breakfast: a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.<p>During the campaign, which marketers named "Eat a Good Breakfast—Do a Better Job", grocery stores handed out pamphlets that promoted the …

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Diets

Cerberus just made a huge bet on Avon and now the cosmetics company's stock is soaring

Avon shares shot up for more than 25% before the opening bell.<p>The deal is broken into two parts; a $435 million investment by Cerberus in Avon Products in a preferred stock deal and another $170 million that is being used to buy an 80% stake in Avon's North American business.<p>Once the preferred …

LiquidTalent Launches On-Demand Marketplace For Designers And Developers

LiquidTalent has today launched out of beta, offering companies a marketplace to find high-quality developer and designer talent on-demand both on the web and mobile.<p>The company was founded by Alex Abelin, Google’s former public affairs manager, and Scott Annan under the premise that developers and …

These are the craziest cars from the Tokyo Motor Show

For decades, the Tokyo Motor Show was the premier show in Asia.<p>But with the rise of China as one of the world's largest auto markets, focus has been shifting towards shows in the Middle Kingdom. In reaction to this shift, Tokyo has turned itself into a techno-centric show with a focus of the future …

36% of New Cars Are Missing This Crucial Piece of Equipment

A deflating realization, for sure.<p>When you shell out big bucks for a new car, you expect it to come with all the usual equipment, not to mention …

How to know the right time to leave your job for starting up

I have been sharing my startup experience with people and how I became successful after failing at my first startup. Entrepreneurship is not an easy …

Malcolm X’s Long-Lost Handwritten Letter Proclaims: White Americans’ Racism Could Be Solved If They Converted to Islam

A handwritten letter penned in 1964 by the late Malcolm X proclaimed that the conversion of white Americans to Islam would help stop racism.<p>And after almost being accidentally tossed in the trash, the long-lost note is currently on sale by a historic letter dealer for $1.25 million.<p>Discovered in a …

How The Most Productive People Procrastinate

Some of the world’s most successful people use this procrastination technique.<p>If you procrastinate (and most of us do), you’re in good company. Bill Clinton, Leonardo da Vinci, Frank Lloyd Wright, Victor Hugo, Margaret Atwood, Douglas Adams, Naomi Campbell, and Mariah Carey are all known for …

The two words that stop most people from getting what they want in life

These two words can trigger feelings of fear, failure, insecurity and ultimately stop you from having what you want.<p>Words have the power to inspire …