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5 Technologies BLACK MIRROR Could Brooker-ize Next Season

<i>Warning: This article may contain mild spoilers for this season of Black Mirror.</i><p>This season of <i>Black Mirror</i>, the twisted sci-fi series on Netflix …

27 books that can change your life forever, according to my coworkers

Books can be incredibly powerful. They have the ability to suck us in, take us on adventures, and influence the way we think.<p>They can teach us, move us, give us new perspectives, and help shape us. And the most powerful ones change our lives forever.<p>I asked my Business Insider colleagues to share …

Books

Dark side of the moon: The grim history of NASA's space race

On this day in history: June 20 marks some important milestones in the dark history of human space exploration.<p>The Saturn V rocket was a remarkable achievement of human engineering. The man-rated rocket carried most of the Apollo missions into space, and won the Space Race for America.<p>It was also …

The Developed World Is Missing the Point About Modern Slavery

Earlier this month, the Walk Free Foundation — an Australian NGO — released the first ever “modern slavery index,” which hoped to highlight the …

Why Digital Computers Can't Have Consciousness

Some of today's top techies and scientists are very publicly expressing their concerns over apocalyptic scenarios that are likely to arise as a result of machines with motives. Among the fearful are intellectual heavyweights like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, who all believe that …

Isaac Newton Once Tried To Invent His Own Language

The great 17th century physicist Isaac Newton is known for many things. There’s his laws of motion and theory of gravity. Plus, the dude invented …

Faintest ever galaxy shows universe 13 billion years ago

The faintest galaxy from the early universe has been discovered by a team of scientists.<p>The galaxy, hidden behind a galaxy cluster known as …

Daimler AG

New Concrete Materials Are More Green Than Grey

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world, but despite its association with the modern city, it has been used throughout history. The ancient Babylonians and Egyptians built structures with a mixture of clay and pebbles, and parts of the Great Wall of China used cement-like …

Engineering

MIT’s Not-So-Crazy Plan To Get Rid Of Stoplights

The intersection of the future has no stoplight—just a very, very intelligent algorithm.<p>The first stoplight was a complete disaster.<p>Installed in London in 1868, the gas-powered traffic signal exploded, killing the policeman who was responsible for operating it. In the 150 years since, the stoplight …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Gravitational Waves

Ancient DNA identifies 'early Neanderthals'

<b>The oldest "nuclear DNA" from a human has identified some early representatives of the Neanderthal lineage.</b><p>The well-preserved ancient remains from the "Pit of Bones" site in Spain have been known for more than three decades.<p>They are about 400,000 years old, but their relationships to Neanderthals …

Archaeology

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

16 free apps that will change the way you travel

There are some that can help you find hidden gems or even efficiently navigate through the airport.<p>In the last few years, a slew of apps have gained attention for tackling problems travelers commonly face.<p>From an app that does your packing to one that connects you to free Wi-Fi, here are 16 new …

Apps