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30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

European Travel

Learn today's key programming languages to kick-start your coding career

<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>Shutterstock Today's increasingly tech savvy job market is a wealth of opportunity for those who know key programming languages, like …

Online Education

The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Psychology

Here's the disturbing psychology of how doctors get through their day

Attending Surgeon: "Intern, what's the story on this patient?"<p>Resident Intern (replies sheepishly): "This patient is a 51-year-old with a left breast lump, and 17 out of 20 lymph nodes positive for cancer, returning to the operating room."<p>Attending Surgeon (in a very matter-of-fact tone): "Oh, …

Chemotherapy

Why This Is The Best Of Times To Be A Physician In America

This is the best of times to be a United States physician. But it also is among the most challenging.<p>My optimism about the professional lives of physicians today has ample basis in reality. The trust and respect patients feel for their personal physicians still runs extremely high. The number of …

Medicine
Health Care

11 Skills You Need To Master To Land A $100,000 Engineering Job At Google

Engineers are the rock stars there — and they're paid accordingly.<p>Interns start at $70,000 to $90,000 salaries, while software engineers pull in $118,000 and senior software engineers make an average of $152,985.<p>But one does not simply walk into the Googleplex.<p>The company receives upwards of 2.5 …

Sergey Brin

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Physiology

Scientists Reconstruct Brains' Visions Into Digital Video In Historic Experiment

UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this …

Blood test provides first objective diagnosis of depression in adults

Diagnosing depression can be a difficult task, currently relying on patients reporting symptoms – something those suffering depression don't always …

'Bacterial nanowires' may lead to breakthroughs in semiconductors, fuel cells and more

For about a decade, scientists have known about bacteria that "breathe" using rocks and minerals in place of oxygen. Now a new study reveals the surprising way they do it.<p>The bacteria survive by "breathing" through a system of "bacterial nanowires" that connect to iron-based material nearby. …

Girl accused in 'Slender Man' stabbing found unfit for trial by psychologist

Judge will decide whether 12-year-old Wisconsin girl charged with stabbing a classmate 19 times is mentally healthy enough to stand trial<p>• Miranda rights and minors: a blind spot in US justice • Slender Man: a horror story in Wisconsin<p>A psychologist has determined the second of two 12-year-old …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

The Brain

Newly Discovered Dinosaur Weighed More Than a 737 airplane?

Meet Dreadnoughtus, a massive dinosaur that weighed 130,000 pounds and was still growing when it died.

Science

Old Ship Logs Reveal Adventure, Tragedy And Hints About Climate

What can yesterday's weather tell us about how the climate is changing today? That's what an army of volunteers looking at old ships' logs is trying to answer through the Old Weather project.<p>One of those volunteers — or citizen scientists, as the project calls them — is Kathy Wendolkowski of …

Scientists baffled by appearance of giant crater in Siberia

Mysterious hole discovered in remote tundra in Siberia leaves Russian scientists looking for answers<p>It is a barren landscape so remote that even the locals call it "the end of the world." Now the bleak tundra of Russia's remote Yamal peninsula has been scarred by a vast crater that has left …

Earth Science

These Beautiful Graphics Reveal The Chemistry Of Everyday Foods

Literally everything around us is made up of chemicals. That includes all foods. And the different kinds of chemicals they contain give the stuff we eat their flavors, colors, and smells.<p>On the blog Compound Interest, a chemist and teacher in the United Kingdom has illustrated the chemistry behind …

Chemistry

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …