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Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

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What Should We Make Of Trump's Speech Patterns — And Our Responses To Them?

During a press conference on Aug. 15, President Trump was asked by a reporter why he waited so long to "blast neo-Nazis" in the wake of the white supremacist rally held the previous weekend in Charlottesville, Va.<p>That rally resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, a young counterprotester, and …

How the Low FODMAP Diet Changed My Life

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had “tummy troubles.” Now, let’s be honest. Digestive distress isn’t something fun to bring up at a dinner party or on a date. If you suffer from stomach problems like me, you’ve probably spent most of your life trying to hide it.<p>As a child, I can remember …

Wellness

Your Childhood Experiences Can Permanently Change Your DNA

<i>A version of this article was originally published on Univision. Read the original in Spanish here.</i><p>DNA is the genetic material that makes us who we …

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the "Study of Mathematically …

Solar is now so cheap in the US it beat government goals by three years

Though US president Donald Trump has promised many times that he will bring back coal, he really can’t do much to fight the forces of good old economics.<p>On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the US Department of Energy announced that utility-grade solar panels have hit 2020 cost targets three years early. …

Solar Power

Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

13 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

Okay, you've wowed your potential employer with your résumé and cover letter. Now, they actually want to talk to you — over the phone, via Skype, or in person.<p>You can rest assured, you're definitely qualified for this job. Now, it's up to you to seal the deal and ace the dreaded job interview.<p>Some …

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.<p>Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, …

Cooking

China’s One Belt One Road initiative will need Africa’s support to work

Chinese president Xi Jinping made it clear at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos that the world should abandon protectionism and commit itself to an open global economy.<p>A recent summit in Beijing that focused on China’s most ambitious foreign policy to date, the Belt and Road initiative, …

Trump’s Budget Forgets That Science Is Insurance for America

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget will never actually determine how the government spends your money: Potus proposes and Congress disposes. But …

Public Health

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …

Microbiology

How this woman funded her record-breaking trip to every country in the world

Giving it all up to travel the world is a dream for many; for Cassie De Pecol, it's reality. Not only did the former corporate worker quit her job to hit the road, but she just set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for visiting all the countries in the world in the shortest amount of …

George Saunders on Chekhov's Different Visions of Happiness

The Lincoln in the Bardo author dissects the Russian writer’s masterful meditations on beauty and sorrow in the short story “Gooseberries,” and explains the importance of questioning your stance while writing.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages</b> …

Books

The Next Pseudoscience Health Craze Is All About Genetics

Recently, Vitaliy Husar received results from a DNA screening that changed his life. It wasn’t a gene that suggested a high likelihood of cancer or a …

Pixar offers free online lessons in storytelling via Khan Academy

There are few organizations in the world that can claim more expertise when it comes to storytelling than Pixar. The Disney-owned animation studio is known for its ability to consistently create world-class movies with gripping narrative alongside stunning visuals. Now, Pixar is helping others …

Eating A Mediterranean Diet Could Make Your Brain Shrink Less With Age

Eating a Mediterranean diet is already linked to a growing list of positives, including less inflammation, more stable blood glucose and decreased depression. To that list we can add that it may also reduce how much our brains shrink as we age.<p>All of us will experience some degree of brain …

Holistic Medicine

Meet the Creators of Terribly Tiny Tales, Two People Who Are Changing Storytelling

We've all been stunned by the simple sharpness of a short, two-line story from Terribly Tiny Tales, a Facebook page that is fast redefining popular …

Obama and Pete Souza Look Back at 8 Years of White House Photos

CBS Sunday Morning aired this 5-minute segment in which President Obama and official White House photographer Pete Souza look back at 8 years of …

Photography

Opera Neon turns your web browser into a mini desktop

As much as modern desktop web browsers can do, their basic concept is stuck in a rut. It's not really designed for the way many people use the web, such as chatting while you surf. Opera wants to climb out of that hole, and it's trying an unusual approach to make that happen: it's launching Opera …

Software

Scientists have a new way to calculate what global warming costs. Trump’s team isn’t going to like it.

How we view the costs of future climate change, and more importantly how we quantify them, may soon be changing. A much-anticipated new report, just released by the National Academy of Sciences, recommends major updates to a federal metric known as the “social cost of carbon” — and its suggestions …

Climate

Crop spray gives plants GMO benefits without altering genes

Scientists have developed a clay-based RNA spray that turns off certain genes in plants, making them resistant to a virus for up to 20 days. With a single treatment, the researchers were able to protect tobacco plants from the "pepper mild mottle virus," a serious disease transmitted by humans …

Genetics

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Make Wounds Heal Without Scars

Like it never happened.<p>Whether it's from a surgical procedure, clumsy shaving, or that traumatic biking incident that happened when you were five, …

Devastating bioweapon or humanity’s saviour? UN green lights the ‘Gene Drive’

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The world’s most powerful genetic technology – one that could cure disease, and at the same time wipe out entire species in …

CRISPR will be a huge story in 2017. Here are 7 things to look for.

The gene-editing tool’s potential to upend science is dizzying.<p>We’re about to enter a golden age of genetic engineering, where huge advances in gene-editing technology are making it possible for scientists to tweak the DNA of different organisms with incredible, unprecedented precision.<p>Until just a …

Doctors Perform Groundbreaking Surgery for Stroke

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic recently performed the first deep brain stimulation for stroke surgery in a patient. The experimental procedure could …

NASA just released its incredibly cool concept for houses on Mars

NASA researchers have a lot of problems to work through if they want astronauts to one day set foot on Mars. One of the biggest hurdles is where these early pioneers will sleep and live, and after a day of brainstorming, engineers might have come up with a solution - a conceptual 'ice home' …

Israel to test electric roads that wirelessly charge vehicles as they drive

Forget the charging port—the roads of the near future could power your electric car while you drive, eliminating the need to ever stop to recharge or …

15 tips and tricks to close more deals and make tons of money in 2017

Selling is a tough job.<p>But there are certain things you can do to improve your salesmanship.<p>We sifted through a number of different sales-related surveys and reports to come up with the 15 things every salesperson should do to up their game in 2017.