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The Best Online Learning Games Of 2018 – So Far

Time for another mid-year ”The Best…” list.<p>As usual, In order to make it on this list, games had to:<p>* be accessible to English Language Learners.<p>* …

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

<b>(CNN) —</b> An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke -- or in this case, a vape.<p>This hostess, though, paid an unusual price for her e-cig use, …

Public Health

The Future of Therapy: Becoming Someone Else in VR

In a Barcelona lab, two researchers are using virtual simulations to build empathy and understanding, from body-swapping to sessions with Freud<p>I am standing alone in a sparsely furnished living room when a man I’ve never seen before walks in. He takes several strides in my direction, his footsteps …

Living Rooms

Supersonic Flight Prepares for Takeoff (Again)

It has been 15 years since the Concorde was grounded and commercial flight slowed to subsonic rates. But a new wave of aviation startups is gunning to break the sound barrier as soon as 2023<p>The first commercial supersonic era, from 1969 to 2003, had some well-documented issues. There was the tragic …

Aviation

Plant-Based ‘Meat’ and ‘Fish’ May Be the Future. But How Do They Taste?

Starting today, White Castle will serve the vegan Impossible Burger in 140 locations. Cookbook author Alison Roman tried it out, along with ‘shrimp’ made from fungi, ‘salmon’ made from algae and more<p>When I was in high school, I made the bold and noble choice to become a vegetarian for the rest of …

Food

Everything Google announced at I/O 2018

The first day of Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference came and went, with the tech titan announcing a ton of features, products, and other future-gazing tidbits.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) permeated just about every announcement Google made at the event. From Google Assistant and Gmail to Google …

Google Assistant

Walmart has confirmed it is buying a majority stake in India’s Flipkart for $16 billion

A new chapter begins in its rivalry with Amazon.<p>Walmart announced on Wednesday that it will buy a majority stake in India’s Flipkart e-commerce company, setting off a new chapter in its rivalry with Amazon, which has identified the world’s second-most populous country as the emerging international …

Enterprise Tech

Chinese cities wanting peace and quiet are using acoustic cameras to catch honking drivers

Congestion in Beijing can be unbearable.<p>With more than 5 million registered cars, traffic can crawl at half the speed it does in New York City. And aside from toxic air pollution, the noise pollution from constant honking has made Beijing the sixth-noisiest city in the world.<p>But the government, …

World Health Organization

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

The world's biggest YouTube stars are seeing a massive slowdown

The internet is a fickle mistress.<p>Popular YouTube stars like PewDiePie and Zoella are seeing a huge slowdown in their online subscriber growth, signalling that even the top earners will need to look beyond video to maintain their popularity and income.<p>Business Insider analysed statistics from …

Internet

Every automaker's electrification plans for the next few years explained

Aside from a handful of pioneer models like the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S, automakers have largely shied away from electric cars. But that’s …

NASA Just Discovered a Huge, Twisted Magnetic Tail Hidden Behind Mars

The only one of its kind in the Solar System.<p>NASA has found an invisible, twisted magnetic tail trailing behind Mars as it orbits the Sun, caused by …

A 31-year-old built a material that could change the way we reconstruct and heal the body

Gecko Biomedical is a Paris-based company that got its start in 2013. Maria Pereira, Gecko's chief innovation officer and one of Business Insider's top leaders under 40 in biotech and pharma, developed the technology during her work as a Ph.D. student in bioengineering at the Massachusetts …

C-suite Leadership

Autonomous cars without human drivers will be allowed on California roads starting next year

42 companies are now testing 285 self-driving cars in the Golden State<p>The California Department of Motor Vehicles will allow autonomous cars without steering wheels, foot pedals, mirrors, and human drivers behind the wheel to be tested on its roads starting next year. The department released its …

Injustice 2 Patch Fixes Missing Gear Issues Caused by Prior Patch

But doesn't restore items that were previously lost.<p>NetherRealm has released a new patch for Injustice 2 that fixes the issues introduced by the …

12 Science-Backed Reasons You Should Spend More Time Outside

Brb, taking a walk.<p>Many people spend their workdays indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computers, then return home to bask in the glow …

Doctors Have Found 27 Contact Lenses Lost in a Woman's Eye

HOW!!?<p>A brief write-up in the <i>British Medical Journal</i> claims that doctors found 27 contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient's eye when she was being …

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Holistic Medicine

Scientists Are Digging Up 'Ghost Ponds' And Bringing Zombie Plants Back to Life

Lawn of the dead.<p>Aquatic plants buried underground for more than a century can be revived and regrown, according to a new study investigating the …

'Satellite catcher' will use magnets to clean up space junk

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan's Space Sweepers are taking it upon themselves to do a little spring cleaning in space.<p>One hundred and seventy million pieces of space debris currently orbit the Earth, according to estimates from the European Space Agency (ESA). Defunct satellites and other man-made objects rocket …

3 Women Blinded By Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

Scientists have long hoped that stem cells might have the power to treat diseases. But it's always been clear that they could be dangerous too, especially if they're not used carefully.<p>Now a pair of papers published Wednesday in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> is underscoring both the promise …

Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling Read Mean Tweets, Oscars-Style

If Jimmy Kimmel is involved, two things are bound to happen: Jokes will be made at Matt Damon's expense, and celebrities will be forced to confront …

The Darkest Town In America

GERLACH, Nev. — Here in the desert, the Earth boils and stars fill the sky. By day, you can see plumes of geothermal steam rising in every direction, …

NASA Official Highlights Risk of Manned-Spacecraft Efforts

Congress and the public play down dangers of human missions, official tells conference<p>WASHINGTON—With the U.S. developing a handful of new rockets and spacecraft intended to transport astronauts into space, NASA’s top human exploration official issued a somber warning Tuesday about potentially …

High Level

Walmart introduces new shipping policy to compete with Amazon

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>To make gains in the e-commerce market and catch up to Amazon, Walmart announced that it will now offer free two-day shipping on orders over $35, according to Business …

eCommerce

Real-life 'James Bond Q' is a woman, MI6 reveals

<b>The real-life equivalent of Q in the James Bond films is a woman, the head of MI6 has said.</b><p>Alex Younger, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, made the revelation as he encouraged more women to join the service.<p>He said there is a stereotype that MI6 spies were posh and he wanted recruits from …

James Bond

Boeing just unveiled its slick new 'Starliner' spacesuit to protect a new generation of NASA astronauts

NASA isn't thrilled about having to pay Russia billions of dollars to launch US astronauts on Russian rockets inside of Russian spacesuits.<p>But that's the current spaceflight pickle the space agency finds itself in; there's really no other option unless you're China.<p>However, two aerospace companies …

Space Exploration

Have Scientists Uncovered the Missing Element of the Earth’s Core After All These Years?

Scientists have known for quite some time what the majority of the innermost part of the Earth consists of, and that is around 85 percent iron and …

Earth Science