Jon Adams

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The Gruesome History of the Galapagos Islands' Nietzsche-Fueled Homesteader Death Showdown

The Galapagos Islands are best known for their giant tortoises, but they’re also the site of one of the most bizarre homesteading misadventures ever, …

A Map Showing the Earth's Groundwater as It Would Appear on the Surface

Surprisingly, scientists know very little about the water that’s located beneath the Earth’s surface. To overcome this knowledge gap, an …

Etsy Struggles To Remain Cozy And Local Amid Global Expansion

During its Q3 investor call, Etsy revealed some growing pains as it evolves into a rapidly growing, publicly traded company.<p>In its third-quarter earnings report, online craft marketplace Etsy said it had managed to meet expectations by bringing in revenues of $65.7 million, a growth of 23% year …

Etsy

Is It a Coincidence That the Internet’s Birthday and National Cat Day Are the Same Day?

Probably.<p>The first packet of data was sent between two of the original nodes of the ARPANET, an early iteration of the internet we use today, at …

All of James Bond's Travel Destinations on a Single Interactive Map

James Bond gets about at bit, in more ways than one. This interactive map shows where the spy has travelled to across all the movies in the franchise …

Lewis Black Explains Why Millennials Want to Rub Their Fingers All Over Everything

Millennials are a large and powerful bunch, but they’re also very lazy: They’d rather swipe their sweaty hands on anything than lift an actual …

Connecticut
Dolls

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

You can stop making that face right now because it’s FRIDAY!<p>The first full week of fall and it’s 100 degrees at my house here in LA. Monster Godzilla …

15 Million People Hacked in T-Mobile Vendor Data Breach

T-Mobile customers should be on alert: Hackers stole the personal information of around 15 million people, including Uncarrier users, from its credit …

Autonomy boss: HP knew how my firm worked before $11.7bn takeover

HP took an $8.8bn writedown on Autonomy just a year after buying the British company<p>Hewlett-Packard took over Autonomy in a disastrous $11.7bn (£7.7bn) deal, despite being warned of accounting practices used by the British software company that it now alleges were fraudulent, it has been claimed.<p>A …

Judiciary

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

What happens to your body one hour after eating a Big Mac?

When you first bite into a Big Mac, it is absolutely glorious. The two patties sandwiching the chewy bread in the middle with the lovely thousand …

Common Core

A Hoodie That Gives You Back Massages All Day Long

Look at Mark Zuckerberg carefully. Underneath that hoodie, it’s hard to believe the Facebook’s founder isn’t hiding a Quasimodo-like lump of vertebral complaints. And chances are the rest of those coders-turned-hoodie-wearers need back massages too.<p>Aira is a hoodie that hides a massage unit inside, …

Mark Zuckerberg

10 tech gadgets that’ll take your living room to the next level

<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><br>The living room is a place for relaxation, but there's a growing number of gadgets that aim to make it even more convenient. Whether …

Gear & Gadgets

Meet the Preppers Who Are Ready for the Next Massive Solar Storm

Hurricanes and blizzards are petty trifles compared with the weather phenomenon that troubles apocalypse preppers: They’re worried about a giant …

People Livestream This Guy's Face to be "Healed"

Forty eight year old Braco preaches no dogma. In fact, he doesn’t say anything at all. Nonetheless, he has thousands of devoted followers across the …

Cool short film teases what happens to Boba Fett after Star Wars

Boba Fett is supposed to get his own <i>Star Wars Anthology</i> film that focuses on the origins of everyone’s favorite bounty hunter but I think I’d much …

Dread Performance Reviews? This Company's Getting Rid Of Them

Is the era of employee performance reviews and rankings coming to an end?<p>That’s the question buzzing in the air this week after Accenture, one of the world’s largest companies, announced its decision to toss these nail-biting measures of employee success out the window.<p>Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme …

Accenture

#PrimeDayFail Is a Billion Times Better Than Amazon's Prime Day

Disgruntled shoppers took to Twitter to lodge complaints under the hashtag #primedayfail while staring down sales of granny panties, shoe horns, and …

This Fanged Fish Can Live Inside a Volcano [Updated]

The more we learn about undersea volcanoes, the more we realize that life can thrive almost anywhere. Now, an Australian research vessel has …

These Alternate Jurassic World Endings Would've Made A Lot More Sense

<i>Jurassic World</i> was plenty entertaining and all (seriously, it’s a movie about a genetically modified raptor-rex on a murderous rampage! how could it</i> …

Public Health
Livestreaming

The Best Fireworks in the Galaxy Are Coming to Earth

Mark your calendars for fireworks, Earthlings. And no, I’m not talking about the little peonies you’re shooting off the back deck tonight. …

The Internet Of (Some) Things

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bill Briggs is the CTO of Deloitte Consulting.</i><p>In 2015, a modern-day gold rush has taken the technology sector by storm. A recent study discovered that 75 percent of executives surveyed said that Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives are currently underway within their organizations. …

Internet of Things
LGBTQI