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How 5G and Progressive Web Apps may fix Microsoft's app gap

Surface folding device fan render, by David Breyer. Microsoft's ambitions for Windows 10, cellular PCs and its potential folding mobile device have …

WhatsApp vulnerability allows snooping on encrypted messages

<b>Exclusive</b>: Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies<p>A security vulnerability that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its …

Privacy

Map of the entire visible universe released to the public

In 2010, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) was fired up and pointed towards the heavens. Equipped with the …

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Superfoods

Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location during emergencies

It’s basically Google Latitude, three years later<p>When Google discontinued Latitude in 2013, it never truly made a replacement for its version of iOS’s Find My Friend. With Trusted Contacts, Google’s bringing location tracking back so you can communicate with and locate loved ones in cases of …

Microsoft launches a new Nokia feature phone

Even though it has announced plans to sell its feature-phone business, Microsoft has just launched the Nokia 216, a new feature phone.<p>In mid-May, …

Mobile

New Images of Jupiter Are Unlike Anything Else in the Solar System

NASA released the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole on Friday after the agency’s Juno spacecraft completed a fly-by of the planet last …

Astronomy

Smarter brains are blood-thirsty brains - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A University of Adelaide-led project has overturned the theory that the evolution of human intelligence was simply related to the size of the brain — …

BBC World Service - Tech Tent, Cheltenham Science Festival Special

Why virtual reality is coming of age and whether it’s a good idea to treat robots like humans are among the topics we talk about in a special show from Europe’s biggest science festival. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guests Professor Jim Al-Khalili, British theoretical physicist, …

New Treatment Improves Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate For The First Time in a Decade

This is awesome.<p>Scientists have just increased the survival rate of pancreatic cancer for the first time over a decade. At the world’s biggest cancer …

Cancer

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Money really does matter in relationships: Money has a significant impact on romantic relationships, study found

Money has a significant impact on romantic relationships, study found<p>Our romantic choices are not just based on feelings and emotions, but how rich …

Relationships

Scientists Have Found a Mysterious Boiling River Straight Out of Amazonian Legend

Truth really is stranger than fiction.<p>For centuries, Peruvian locals have talked about a river in the Amazon that burns so hot it can kill. According …

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi Says Young People Should Study Computer Science, Even if They Won't Become Programmers

"How does the Internet work? How does cyber security work? How is data encrypted? These are all part of computer science."<p>It’s easy to mistake computer science for programming, and Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi says that even the kids who will never work for Google or Microsoft should be educated in …

Computer Science

Scientists observe the largest solar system ever discovered

Astronomers have discovered that a huge planet and star 104 light years from Earth form the largest solar system ever seen. The planet, dubbed 2MASS J2126-8140, and its red dwarf star are a full 7,000 astronomical units (AUs) apart, or a trillion miles (an AU is the distance between the Earth and …

Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation

Director general convenes emergency committee, saying ‘level of alarm is extremely high’ as virus has now been detected in 23 countries<p>The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth …

World Health Organization

Microsoft just took another step forward in turning cheap phones into PCs

The new requirements, which are laid out on Microsoft's website, require a less powerful processor than before, meaning that the software could be used on a cheaper, mid-range phone.<p>Continuum works because Windows 10 is designed to work across any screen size or device type from HoloLens, the …

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

Universe

Are Cosmologists Fooling Themselves About The Big Bang, Dark Matter And More?

Richard Feynman once said of the scientific process, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.” The idea that scientists might be fooling themselves (whether out of ignorance or in order to preserve their jobs) is a common accusation made by …

Dark Matter

Excel is the go-to tool for finance professionals and these courses can give you an expert-level understanding

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Microsoft Excel can be one of the most powerful tools on your computer if you know how to use it. For the lay person, a …

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table

Confirmed discoveries complete the table's seventh row<p>Four new elements have been permanently added to the periodic table, after their discoveries were verified by the global chemistry organization that oversees the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) last week …

Here's what to expect at CES 2016 this week

It has become an annual tradition to jokingly call CES an "auto show," but this year, it’s absolutely no joke: major automakers will be making legitimately groundbreaking announcements here, and dozens of smaller companies will be filling in the gaps. Expect General Motors to show the production …

Consumer Tech

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

How to Instantly Boost Your Energy Level (Without Coffee or Chocolate)

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A top Microsoft exec dropped some hints that its next smartphone will be a serious iPhone competitor

"I think we have to do more breakthrough work" to make Apple fans "pause before they buy their 17th iPhone," Capossela said on an episode of the "Windows Weekly" podcast.<p>Note: He didn't say Microsoft <i>is</i> building an Apple-rivaling smart phone. But he didn't say it isn't either. And he definitely …

Google Starts Testing The Ability To Login Without A Password

Google is testing a feature that lets users sign into their accounts without requiring a password. Users that have access to this feature will be able to login to their accounts using their mobile devices. A notification pops up that asks users to authenticate their identities and grant permission …

‘The Invaders’ sees dogs as key to modern humans’ success

The Invaders<i><br>Pat Shipman<br>Harvard Univ., $29.95</i><p>Ancient humans drove Neandertals to extinction around 40,000 years ago with the help of dogs soon after …

Humanity

Here's What Happens When You Develop an Allergy to Water

Say no to H2O.<p>All living creatures are dependent on water to live. When it comes to humans, our brains and hearts are composed of around 70 percent …

Inflammation

We are surrounded by tiny particles, and scientists have no idea how they are affecting us

In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing—whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention, or high-performance materials—have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials.<p>Working at the nanoscale—which can mean the near-atomic scale, with substances a …

Nanotech