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What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

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The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

College Application Essays Don’t Matter as Much as You Think

<b>Correction appended, November 14.</b><p>Parents: sit down before you read this. Kids: deep breaths. You know that beautifully crafted, deeply felt, highly …

Chipmakers Push Memory Into the Third Dimension

<b>A 3-D revolution is slowly</b> making its way across the chip industry. Intel set it off in 2011 when it debuted logic chips bearing transistors that pop …

Silicon Bayou rising: New Orleans' drive to be the next great tech city

<i>By Jesse Hicks and Andrew Thompson</i><p>From a distance it looked like a typical New Orleans street party: a tree-lined, brick walkway just blocks from the Mississippi River, thronged with people enjoying the late-March weather. The air crackled with excitement, a sense of common purpose. Large speakers …

BlueStacks' GamePop Android console gets $50 worth of free games

BlueStacks is shoring up support for its GamePop Android console in a big way.<p>The company announced today that it’s adding $50 worth of paid games from top developers to GamePop. Additionally, it’s added COM2US, Korea’s biggest game developer, to its list of partners.<p>BlueStacks developed technology …

Antikythera Mechanism: 2,000 Year Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the …

Do Black Holes Create New Universes? Q&A With Physicist Lee Smolin

The universe may have been borne inside a black hole, and the black holes in our own cosmos might be birthing new universes of their own, if one …

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Windows 8.1 Start button shown in leaked screenshots

Leaked screenshots have revealed the look of the Start button that's rumored to be returning to Windows in its 8.1 update. Paul Thurrott has posted images showing the brand new Start button fashioned as an unadorned Windows 8 icon. According to <i>ZDNet</i>, clicking on the button will likely return users …

Gmail wages war on inbox clutter with new design for mobile and desktop

Three years after Priority Inbox, Google tries another approach at managing email overload<p>Google begins rolling out a redesigned Gmail today with an eye on removing inbox clutter, separating bulk emails from the main feed with new tabs for messages from social networks, deal sites, businesses, and …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Master’s degree programs surge at nation’s colleges and universities

By Nick Anderson<p>Nick Anderson<p>Reporter covering higher education, national education policy and the global education market<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The nation’s colleges and universities are churning out master’s degrees in sharply rising numbers, responding to a surge in demand for advanced credentials from …

Obama the Idealist vs. Obama the Terrorist Killer

In a historic speech, the president suggests it's time to limit executive ability to use lethal force against alleged extremists.<p>"Our laws constrain the power of the President, even during wartime, and I have taken an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States," President Obama said in a …

What is happening to all-in-one PCs? A photo essay

15 Beautiful Off-Grid Homes We’d Like to Live In

The idea of eschewing electricity, running water, and the white picket fence is a terrifying prospect for the average American. Based on the number …

Rocky Alien Planets: What The Heck Is On Their Surfaces?

We don’t have the budget yet to send <i>Star Trek</i>‘s U.S.S. Enterprise to probe the surface of strange new worlds, but luckily for humanity, astronomers …

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Next Browser for Android mashes up its rivals' greatest hits (video)

When few (if any) web browsers do everything well, many of us have more than one client just to cover all the bases. The GO Launcher Dev Team's just-launched Next Browser for Android tries to solve this in the simplest way possible: it cherry picks features from established rivals. Sharing …

Google Now’s “Topics” Page Returns And Shows You How Much Google Knows About You, But It Only Works On Android

A few weeks ago, Google briefly made a “Google Now” topics page available on the web and then took it down again. The page showed a list of topics Google believed you were interested in, based on your search history. Now this feature is back, but it’s a bit different from the leaked page. A few …

Google Glass code reveals always-on listening mode

A number of experimental features in Google Glass have been uncovered by the Android hacking community, including one that puts the headset in a constant listening mode awaiting an owner's command. Another lets you quickly snap a photo with an eye wink. These and other experiments remain hidden …

Jony Ive’s new look for iOS 7: black, white, and flat all over

With the grand unveiling of Apple’s next operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch approaching, sources have provided detailed descriptions of what users and developers alike could expect from the software’s fresh look.<p>As we reported in April, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial …

5 Ways Student Loans Hurt Middle-Class Kids

Student loans are supposed to help middle-class kids pay for a college education, but these days they can do more harm than good. It's high time we did something about that.<p>If you imagine a world where the federal government and private lenders actually partner with students, instead of treating …

Emergency shelter prototype assembles like an Ikea cupboard

Australian architecture firm BVN Donovan Hill made an appearance at Melbourne’s recent Emergency Shelter Exhibition in order to demonstrate its new …

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Construction on world's tallest building to begin next month and end this year

Dubai's Burj Khalifa may have its status of "world's tallest building" usurped at the end of the year by a rival yet to break ground. BSC is set to begin construction next month on the 2,750-foot (838-meter), 220-story high Sky City in Changsha, China, and thanks to a process where the building's …

The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke

<b>The Coke Ad That Could Destroy All Other Products, Especially Coke.</b><p>Image created by unknown person and inspired by a quote from Banksy, which was inspired by Sean Tejaratchi’s 1999 essay, “Death, Phones, Scissors.” via Betype