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Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Science

Netflix knows what TV shows we’ll click on before we do

Every time you watch something on Netflix, Netflix is watching you back.<p>If you’ve used Netflix recently, you may have been an unwitting participant in the global streaming service’s experiments. In 2014, the company conducted research that revealed users spend only about 1.8 seconds deciding if …

TV

The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2016

Though you'll probably want to move to the one nicknamed "9,000 feet above stress level."<p>The Smithsonian just released its annual list of the best small towns in America, and this year's roundup is bound to give you intense wanderlust.

The 18 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix right now

From shows that delve into the tasty science of gastronomy to those that unmask the mysterious depths of the ocean, there's no shortage of mind-expanding titles to indulge in.<p>But there's a downside to all of that choice: It's <i>a lot</i> to choose from.<p>I polled the Tech Insider team and came up with 18 of …

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Meet Nadine, the world's most human-like robot

The world's most human-like robot has begun work as a university receptionist as scientists predict the new technology will eventually provide childcare and offer friendship to lonely elderly people.<p>With her soft skin and flowing brunette hair, Nadine does not only meet and greet visitors, smile, …

Late Night Snacking Can Make You Stupid, Says Science

Late Night Snacking Can Make You Stupid, Says ScienceA young man with a sleepy expression playing Sony PlayStation 2 video games on a sofa alongside …

PlayStation

The nation’s first Hispanic president? Why no one’s talking about that

In 2013, a Pew survey asked Latino-Americans the following question: “Who is the country’s most important Hispanic leader?” The top answer, at 62 …

A New Jersey Girl Called 911 After Knocking Over Her Elf on the Shelf

A 7-year-old New Jersey girl called 911 in a panic when she thought she had ruined Christmas. Police say Isabelle LaPeruta contacted them after she …

World’s toughest animal has tons of foreign DNA - Futurity

Scientists were shocked to find tons of foreign DNA in the genome of tardigrades, the only animal known to survive the extreme environment of outer …

Biology

The Latest Breakthrough In Understanding Diabetes Was Made By An Algorithm

Researchers now believe there are three different kinds of type 2 diabetes–a result discovered with help from machines combing through reams of medical data.<p>With the cost to sequence a human genome dropping by the day and medical records finally going digital, public health experts are excited for …

Diabetes

Ex-Benghazi Investigator Sues Trey Gowdy for Defamation

A former investigator for the House Benghazi Committee filed a federal lawsuit against the committee Monday, opening a new chapter in legal skirmishes over the Benghazi attacks and subsequent investigations.<p>Last month, Brad Podliska, an Air Force Reserve major, alleged the Benghazi committee …

U.S. Dept. of State

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

Research

Why Don't You Have to Put "WWW" Before URLs?

In 1991, the World Wide Web became open to the public and ushered in a new era of Internet use. In its earlier iterations, the Internet was …

Language

Are You Happier Without Facebook?

You may not 'like' the answer<p>As social networks become more and more prominent in our lives, one has to wonder if we are happier being constantly connected. The Happiness Research Institute, an “independent think tank focusing on well-being, happiness and quality of life” in Copenhagen, quite …

Happiness

The Killer Question Republicans Couldn't Answer Tuesday Night

History hasn't been kind to GOP arguments about taxes.<p>Tuesday night's Republican debate was devoid of flashy moments. Nobody said anything particularly embarrassing. Nobody said anything particularly memorable. Even Donald Trump failed to stand out.<p>But the debate did have one moment that may loom …

Economics

Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never straight'

A study has found that most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women<p>Most women are either bisexual or gay but "never straight", a study suggests.<p>"This shows us that how women appear in public does not mean that we know anything about their …

Will CVS And Walgreens Go The Way Of Blockbuster Or Netflix?

Insurance companies have a major stake in the national discussion on the cost of drugs. They’re usually pitted against big pharma and biotech, looking for ways to save money on care and drugs. One recent savings trend has been a push by major insurance companies to divert members from going to …

Pharma

6 fast-growing health care careers, without going back to college

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column about the pros and cons of taking an hourly-wage job in retirement, because I’m in a similar situation: …

Employment

Cancer drug development time halved thanks to artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has halved the time it has taken to bring a cancer combatting drug to market, start-up claims<p>A cancer-fighting drug is on target to be brought to market in half the expected time thanks to the use of artificial inteligence in testing, a start up has claimed.<p>Berg Health, a …

Artificial Intelligence

The pope rebukes the GOP: The real story behind Boehner’s departure and the right’s assault on American values

On climate change, war and income inequality, Christian spirit says one thing and right-wing lawmakers another<p>Whistling “zippity doo da” as he stepped into the briefing room, House Speaker John Boehner announced that he would be vacating his position as speaker, and also his seat in the House, at …

Quantum Experiments Suggest That the Future Can Affect the Past

In the world that we live in, it is a well-known fact that <b>causality forms sequences of events in nature.</b> Indeed, for every effect there is a cause, …

Guns Kill More Americans Than Terrorists Do

President Obama, in a heartfelt response to a mass shooting at a community college in Oregon on October 1, 2015, called on journalists to compare the …

Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 'eternal life' bacteria

Anatoli Brouchkov has willingly become a human guinea pig for the 3.5 million-year-old bacteria<p>If injecting yourself with 3.5 million-year-old bacteria could keep you looking and feeling youthful and healthy without having to fork out for a gym membership, would you do it?<p>Russian scientist Anatoli …

Weird

Why Nonstop Travel In Personal Pods Has Yet To Take Off

The average American commuter spends 42 hours per year stuck in rush-hour traffic, according to one recent study.<p>More than four decades ago, West Virginia University thought it had found a solution to urban traffic woes: It built a transportation system known as personal rapid transit, or …

Transportation

Pope delivers political message on immigration, tolerance to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis challenged America Thursday to embrace millions of undocumented immigrants and join a global campaign against climate change and poverty, wading undaunted into the nation's volatile politics in a historic address to Congress.<p>Francis also called for a fairer world …

Christianity

Obama unleashes big tweetstorm to show how much better the country is since he became president

Lehman Brothers, the giant investment bank, collapsed after the housing-market crash came to a head.<p>A sharp plunge in the stock market followed.<p>The US economy's collapse came right in the middle of the 2008 presidential election, and Barack Obama was elected less than two months later with an …

Economy

Surf's up? Saturn's icy moon Enceladus hides a global ocean

Since NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted plumes of water spewing out of cracks in Enceladus' surface roughly a decade ago, Saturn's icy moon has captured the imaginations of scientists and layfolk alike who wondered whether liquid water – and how much of it – could lie hidden beneath the frigid …

Astronomy

Could alien life exist in huge ocean beneath Saturn’s moon Enceladus?

A huge ocean has been found under the icy crust of Enceladus and all the signs suggest it could harbour alien life<p>The hunt for extra-terrestrial life in our galaxy moved a step closer after Nasa said a huge ocean lies beneath the frozen crust of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.<p>Scientists said that the …

Astronomy

How to make supermarket tomatoes taste home-grown

Dunking shop-bought tomatoes in hot water before they ripen could make them as flavoursome as those straight off the vine, study finds<p>Tomatoes sold in supermarkets can be made to taste better by dunking them in hot water before they ripen, a study has found.<p>The research could result in tomatoes …