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How to pack for months of endless daytime

Surviving sunny summers in Antarctica.<p>During Antarctica’s warm(er) season, the sun shines constantly. Without darkness to divide night from day, researchers find ways to cope. After 21 field seasons, here are ecologist Ross Virginia’s must-haves.<p>1. Sunglasses<p>I’m not trying to make a fashion …

Single Malt Whisky

The (Very) Long Tail Of Hurricane Recovery | FiveThirtyEight

Sandy-related calls to 311<p>Colors represent the government agencies that were responsible for the information callers were requesting, such as City …

How to Make Homemade Corn Tortillas

Corn tortillas are made with only 2 ingredients; corn flour (masa harina) and water. All you need are a good heavy nonstick or seasoned iron skillet …

Ban on North Korean clothing exports will hurt women the most, experts say

By Anna Fifield<p>, Bureau chief<p>SEOUL — There are few areas in the North Korean economy, outside its nuclear weapons program, that could be called booming. But the garment industry has been one of them.<p>Over the past few years, North Korea has been sending increasing numbers of seamstresses to China to …

North Korea

A robot named Heliograf got hundreds of stories published last year

Robots are taking our jobs, no doubt about it. Just in the past year we’ve seen barista robots, fast-food robots, pizza delivery robots, and even a …

Toronto Film Review: ‘Mom & Dad’

“We love you but sometimes we just want to kill you” is a thought that crosses nearly every frazzled parents’ mind sooner or later. That figurative …

Looted skeleton could be among the oldest in the Americas

First, the bad news: Divers stole a prehistoric human skeleton from an underwater cavern near Tulúm on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula five years ago. Police have yet to solve the case. But the good news? The looters didn't take everything. Some bits of bone were preserved under stalagmites, mineral …

Here's why all hurricanes, like Irma and Harvey, spin counterclockwise

All tropical storms that hit North American continent or any place in the northern hemisphere spin counterclockwise. The reason has to do with a phenomenon called the Coriolis effect.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

Tropical Storms

Signal adds encrypted profiles to beta chat app

Signal, the encrypted chat app preferred by the US Senate, has finally launched profiles -- but only as part of its latest beta release. You can now add a photo and a display name to make group chats less confusing. But since this is Signal we're talking about, it's not as straightforward as other …

20 Ways to Put That Bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar to Work

Yes, you've had apple cider vinegar (or ACV, if you prefer) in your cabinet for years, but it's currently having a moment. Whether you're drinking it …

Cider

Jerry Seinfeld Tells Norm Macdonald ‘The Greatest Jew Joke I’ve Ever Heard’ — Watch

But there's a catch: you might not get it.<p>They weren’t in cars getting coffee, but on Friday night Jerry Seinfeld and Norm Macdonald had a funny — …

Comedy

Maxwell's Demon Claims There's A Way Around This Law Of Physics

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Equations

‘It’s not my thing’: A history of Trump’s shifting relationship with the LGBT community

For decades leading up to President Trump’s Wednesday tweets announcing a ban on transgender people in the military, the businessman-turned-politician has approached the LGBT community on nonideological terms.<p>Trump’s relationships with LGBT people, and his evolving positions on issues, have been …

Senate Opens Debate on Health Care, Votes Down Repeal and Replace

WASHINGTON — With Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote, Republicans moved forward on health care reform Tuesday as the Senate successfully opened debate on the issue. But just six hours later, Republicans faced their first defeat in that process, failing to pass a measure that …

Readers recommend playlist: songs about chaos

Chaos and confusion reign this week, with Bob Dylan, the Temptations, Devo and Philip Glass all making this week’s reader-curated playlist<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from your suggestions after last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly</b> …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

The death of the smartphone is closer than you think. Here's what comes next

Every technology rises, then falls: soon it will be the turn of the smartphone. But what will replace it?<p>The arrival of the original iPhone back in …

Tim Cook reportedly threatened to pull Uber from App Store

It should come as no surprise to anyone that Apple takes the privacy of its iPhone users very seriously.<p>This is after all the company that famously resisted FBI demands for a backdoor into a terrorist's iPhone. So it was understandable that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick might have been a bit anxious …

Trump gets to work for his blue-collar base

<b>(CNN) —</b> This is what "America First" looks like.<p>President Donald Trump is showing that he is not forgetting the blue-collar voters who sent him to the White House, making clear during an energetic first full weekday in office that his administration will be devoted to US workers.<p>Flexing his broad …

Donald Trump

Whatever, We're Probably Living in a Hologram Anyway, Says Neil deGrasse Tyson

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

How sloppy science creates worthless cures and wastes billions

New book explains everything that’s going wrong, why it matters, and what to do.<p>Richard Harris titled his book <i>Rigor Mortis</i>, referring to the …

Breast Cancer

How biased is science, really?

By Robert Gebelhoff<p>Assistant editor and Opinions contributor<p>Researchers have been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. In the midst of increasing scrutiny into the world of how academic papers are published a narrative has crystallized that the academic world is broken and must be fixed.<p>Claims of …

An Oxford University professor explains how maths could prove that time doesn’t exist

Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and author of The Great Unknown, explained how mathematics could prove that time doesn't exist.<p>He told Business Insider: "If you take the laws of physics, it is actually possible to write all of these laws to take time out of the equation.<p>"So maybe time is just a …

Mathematics

The Russia/Flynn/Freedom Caucus vortex of questions and tension at the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As another frenzied Washington week closes, the White House seems to be losing control of the quickening intrigue over Russia's meddling in the election, and allegations of links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin associates.<p>Characteristically, President Donald Trump's team …

Donald Trump

America's Cult of Ignorance

More people are better educated than ever before, and knowledge is easier to come by. So why do we so often scorn those who plainly know more than we …

Earth - The strange link between the human mind and quantum physics

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."<p>The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum mechanics, the theory physicists use to describe the tiniest objects in the …

Quantum Physics

Google’s AI Learned to Be “Highly Aggressive” When Stressed

Another day another disturbing discovery about Artificial Intelligence. This time, Google’s latest machine learning system, DeepMind, has learned to …

Artificial Intelligence

Bill Maher: Trump's health care plan 'was always bait and switch'

“The Trump approach to health care was never going to be repeal and replace, it was always bait and switch,” Bill Maher said on HBO’s <i>Real Time</i> Friday …