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A Mysterious Blob of Hot Rock Is Building Up Under America's Northeast

Something is rising from the depths.<p>A vast mass of hot rock is welling up underneath Vermont and extending into other subterranean regions below New …

Texans absent from list of congressional Republicans opposing solar tariffs headed to Trump's desk

Forty-one congressional Republicans have signed letters opposing a proposal to raise tariffs on imported solar cells and panels. But none are from …

Swarm AI Correctly Predicted TIME's Person of The Year... Again

It knows us better than we know ourselves.<p>People tend to adapt, capable of shifting towards one idea in favor of another as more information come …

The 9 Best Small Business Books to Buy in 2018

Updated April 18, 2018<p>When author and media personality Dave Ramsey was once asked about five common habits shared by most millionaires, the first …

The first-ever robot citizen has 7 humanoid 'siblings' — here's what they look like

Denis Balibouse/Reuters<p>In late October, Saudi Arabia announced that Sophia, a humanoid developed by Hanson Robotics, is the first-ever robot …

How small businesses are dealing with online giants

<b>Small businesses in the UK face a number of immediate challenges, including a long slowdown in consumer spending.</b><p>But they also face a struggle with big online competitors such as Amazon.<p>On Small Business Saturday, we take a look at what some businesses are doing to up their e-commerce game.<p>"I do …

Inside the Fabulous Life of Negin Mirsalehi, an Instagram Influencer Who Makes $20,000 for a Single Post

She's 29 years old and runs a multi-million dollar company.<p>When Negin Mirsalehi, a marketing student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in the …

Social Media

Battlefront, Reddit: The Video Game Pricing Wars That Might Reshape the Industry

Conner Rust left nothing about his November <i>Battlefront II</i> binge to chance. The 25-year-old <i>Star Wars</i> fan from Charleston, South Carolina, had enjoyed</i> …

Bitcoin’s price spike is driving an extraordinary surge in energy use

Mining Bitcoins uses more electricity than entire countries.<p>The price of a Bitcoin reached a record high of $16,601.77 Thursday morning before falling to $15,500, in what has been a weeklong tear in a price that was $10,000 a month ago and just $1,000 in January.<p>As the value of the digital currency …

Cryptocurrency

5 Reinvented Fairy Tales for Adult Eyes Only

And Other Stories: 75th-Anniversary Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)<p>Feminist fantasy author Angela Carter’s <i>The Bloody Chamber</i> contains 10 …

HENRY BLODGET: 14 things you’ll want to know about the future of media

We're at Business Insider's IGNITION event to hear the leaders in tech and media discuss where the biggest transformations are happening in today's digital landscape.<p>To kick off the event, Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget delivered the following presentation put together with help from the BI …

Henry Blodget

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning — according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep.<p>The …

Advice to brands: Try to disappear completely

The building of a brand is a complex business, one that absorbs countless laborious hours and equally unlimited dollars in brand strategy, creative …

Intentional or not, US watchdogs have given bitcoin a major mark of approval

After months of discussions, US regulators have greenlighted two of the biggest exchange operators to create derivatives tied to bitcoin, a digital asset that officials acknowledge is unlike any they have dealt with before. Though many financial heavyweights are skeptical of cryptoassets, the …

Cryptocurrency

Scientists Added Two New Letters to DNA's Code

If you’ve taken a science class, you’re likely aware that DNA is the body’s instruction manual. But its language is only written in four letters: A, …

Biology

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Forecast: New Podcast MP3 editor software | Podcast Hero ™ | Podcasting and New Media Blog | How to make a podcast? | Social Media for Podcasters | OneNote for Content Creators

MP3 Editor for Podcasters<p>The people behind the popular iOS podcast app, Overcast, have come out with a new tool for podcasters.<p><b>Forecast is a Podcast</b> …

You'll Lose Your Mind Over These 10 Rose Gold Dresses — From Amazon and Under $25

Our obsession with rose gold is undying — the hue is too pretty to resist! If you're looking for a dress for a big night out, consider picking a design in the blush metallic hue. It's incredibly flattering on all skin tones. We rounded up our favorite affordable options from Amazon. Prepare to be …

Clothing

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

BioPunk, A Sci-Fi Short Film Set in a Devastated Future Ravaged by Corporate Gene Hacking

DUST presents <i>BioPunk</i>, a thrilling sci-fi short film created by Dresden Pictures. The short, which leaves you wanting for more, follows a group of …

Game of Thrones

These roboticists want to take over the world with a pair of legs

<b>Editors' note:</b> This article is part of Dear Future, a collaboration between CNET and VICE Motherboard that looks at major innovations -- in robotics, space travel, VR and more -- shaping the world around us.<p>If you want to catch a glimpse of the future -- as in, blockbuster Hollywood sci-fi <i>future --</i> …

Nasdaq Joins the Bitcoin party, To Launch Futures in 2018

Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange behind New York Stock Exchange, will be allowing Bitcoin futures trading by the middle of 2018. …

Bitcoin keeps sliding a day after wild trading

• <b>Bitcoin, the red-hot digital coin, was trading down 3.8% Thursday morning.</b>• <b><br>The coin has been under pressure as anxiety mounts over a number of outages at leading crypto-exchanges.</b><p>Bitcoin is under pressure a day after a wild trading session for the scorching-hot digital currency.<p>Bitcoin, which pushed …

Amazon wants Alexa to be your new office assistant

Alexa could soon be coming to work with you. At Amazon's annual re:Invent conference, the company revealed its plans to make the voice-activated virtual assistant office-friendly with an Alexa for Business platform, which will come with specific skills for the workplace.<p>Initial features are likely …

3 Catastrophic Events Could Sink Bitcoin

After surpassing the $11,000 mark yesterday, Bitcoin has dropped by nearly 20% and is now trading at around $9,524.88.<p>Bitcoin investors should beware …

Cryptocurrency

Ex-priest took confession, then murdered Texas beauty queen: prosecutors

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A former Roman Catholic priest took the confession of a Texas beauty queen, then lured her to a church rectory and killed her, prosecutors said on Thursday to start a trial for a 1960 murder that has been one of state’s most notorious cold cases.<p>Former priest John Feit …

Crime

Terrorists 'certain' to get killer robots, says defence giant

<b>Rogue states and terrorists will get their hands on lethal artificial intelligence "in the very near future", a House of Lords committee has been told.</b><p>Alvin Wilby, vice-president of research at French defence giant Thales, which supplies reconnaissance drones to the British Army, said the "genie is …

Opinion: Science That Leads

The National Science Foundation needs to get its priorities straight<p>This past summer, Chinese scientists used quantum technology to teleport a single …

Scientists create bacteria that can build rare molecules

Bacteria have been engineered to create molecules out of boron and carbon that wouldn't otherwise exist in nature, writes Sam Lemonick for Forbes. …