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These are Amazon’s picks for best books this May

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for something to keep you occupied before bed or on your commute to work this April, we suggest checking out Amazon's …

Books

Programming as a Way of Thinking

Programming has changed. In first generation languages like FORTRAN and C, the burden was on programmers to translate high-level concepts into code. …

Programming

The Books That Made Your Favorite Writers Want to Write

It’s a question that’s asked by interviewers all the time: how did you become a writer? It’s kind of a lob, and for many authors, the answer is …

Literature

12 Books You Should Read Before They Come To Screen This Year

If you were as captivated by HBO’s recently concluded mini-series, <i>Big Little Lies</i> (based on the bestselling novel of the same name, written by Liane …

Books

Researchers Have Successfully Grown Premature Lambs in an Artificial Womb

The technology could be used on humans in 3-5 years.<p>It's something that wouldn't be out of place in a sci-fi movie – a lamb inside a plastic bag with …

Pregnancy

How to Turn an Asteroid Into a Spacecraft

It’s totally possible, and totally worth it.<p>There is a lot to imagine what the future of humanity will be moving toward in the 21st century, but — …

Space Exploration

Naked Mole-Rats Can Survive Without Oxygen For Nearly 20 Minutes

The rodents are even stranger than we first thought.<p>With a wrinkly, hairless body and four protruding teeth, the naked mole-rat is one of the …

Biology

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The (Surprisingly Funny) Code for the Apollo Moon Landings Is Now on GitHub

BURN_BABY_BURN- -MASTER_IGNITION_ROUTINE<p>Computing has come a long way since the 1960s. The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) on board the Command Modules and Lunar Modules of the Apollo missions had about as much processing power as a simple electronic calculator. Yet through ingenuity—and thousands …

Whale earwax could tell us more about carbon dioxide in our oceans

A physiologist with wide-ranging interests, Stephen Trumble studies everything from rats to zebrafish, but these days whale earwax is taking over his …

What Would Happen If Bees Went Extinct?

Most people who think about bees, think about getting stung. But that doesn’t do these incredible creatures justice. Bees fly through their life in …

Bees

Earth - We have the wrong idea about males, females and sex

Once upon a time, animal courtship was thought to run something like a Barbara Cartland novel. The rakish males battle it out for a chaste female, who sits around choosing the prince charming to father her young. While her mate may sow his wild oats far and wide, she patiently tends her …

Stereotypes

Here's everything you can do with Siri in macOS Sierra

Now that Siri is on your desktop (at least in beta), you’ll probably be yapping at her all day long. Rather than leave you guessing, we put together some tips and tricks to help you feel like a pro.<p>Search and productivity<p>One of the main reasons you’ll likely use Siri is that it’s easier than …

Researchers stored an OK Go music video on strands of DNA

Researchers just figured out how to squeeze 200 MB of data onto some strands of DNA.<p>That's right, the same stuff that's inside all of us, the …

This artificial stingray has a gold skeleton and light-activated rat muscles

Mimicking nature’s most elegant designs has become a popular method for creating equally elegant robots (close, anyway) — but using nature’s raw materials, too? That’s what researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have done, creating a tiny light-controlled stingray with a solid gold skeleton that …

Robotics

20 Steamy Erotic Stories Written By Women — & Why They’re Important

When I first started writing erotica in 1999, I would often get the question, “What, exactly, is erotica?” Nowadays, in our post-<i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> …

Mind

15 Literary Magazines for New & Unpublished Writers

Our previous lists of magazines that welcome submissions from new and previously unpublished writers (see here and here) have both received a huge …

Creative Writing

Here Is An Interesting Book Review Template to Use with Students in Class

July 2, 2016 <br>Book Review Template is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink that allows students to easily create and share book reviews. As a teacher …

Education Technology

Does SpaceX Deserve to Be Worth More Than Orbital ATK?

How do you stick a price tag on a private company's stock?<p>Wall Street loves the next new thing. Eschewing the tried and true for the shiny and new, …

Investing

DNA as Poetry: Multiple Messages in a Single Sequence

Among the most mysterious features of evolving genomes are stretches of DNA that carry two or more kinds of information in a single sequence.<p>In the 1950s to 1970s, molecular biologists were sure that each DNA sequence could not encode more than one polypeptide chain. The reason was that a single …

Genetics

Earth - The real reasons why we have sex

The birds, the bees, chimpanzees, humans – we all do it, but few people realise that sexual reproduction actually first evolved in creatures vastly different to ourselves.<p>So what were they and how did it all start? What is the real story of the birds and the bees?<p>View image of What is the real …

Biology