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5 Myths About Sugar That Everyone Needs To Stop Believing

Every day we're fed new and often conflicting information on our health and diets; what's good for you, what's bad, what to eat in moderation and …

WATCH: Disabling IPhone Animations Can Actually Speed Up Your Device

Just one little tweak makes your iPhone feel brand-new again!<p>Compared to desktop computers, iPhones run very lean and very mean, but that's not to …

Apple has a new fix for phones bricked by Error 53

In the latest update to iOS, Apple has issued a patch for one of its most stubborn and mystifying errors, potentially restoring countless bricked phones to functionality. Typically triggered by third-party repairs, Error 53 has been causing headaches for months, but became particularly prominent …

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Five science videos to be thankful for

'Condom from 1844 on this banana'<p>The things that I'm thankful for at Thanksgiving usually change from year to year — but science is pretty much a constant. This year, I'm sharing some of my favorite (recent) science videos.<p>What's nice about these is that they can be both a source of discussion and …

Cockroaches bite with 50 times more force than their body weight

New study says the cockroach has a bite five times the relative strength of a human being's<p>The shudder you feel when you spy a cockroach will only be intensified by the results of a new study.<p>A cockroach can bite with 50 times more force than its body weight, and with five times the relative force …

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Artificial Intelligence

The two most dangerous things about air travel

Despite several high-profile crashes over the last two years, flying remains the safest form of travel. Data from the Bureau of Aeroplane Accident Archives show, with the exception of a minor spike in 2014 (a result of the Malaysia Airline crashes), plane crashes have fallen year on year over the …

Aviation

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

What Your Eating Habits Reveal About Your Personality

Are you a fast eater, a slow eater or an "isolationist"?<p>You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. But it may be more accurate to say that you are <i>how</i> you eat.<p>Last week, an unscientific but all-too-relatable listicle on LittleThings.com broke down different personality types based on eating …

ISIS soldiers told to rape women 'to make them Muslim'

<b>Lalish, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Sitting on a shabby green sofa somewhere in the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, Iraq, the militants laugh and joke as one of them films their excited chatter.<p>"Today is the female sex slave market day, which has been ordained," explains a skinny, black-clad Jihadi, gesturing at …

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Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

Music

Increase in rate of Brazilian Amazon deforestation raises alarm

Figures released this week point to an apparent rise in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon over the last year, an ominous development that one researcher attributed to an increase in cattle ranching aimed at the U.S. market.<p>The newly lost forest, nearly 2,000 square miles, amounts to an area …

Paid to poo: Combating open defecation in India

<b>Using a toilet is something most people take for granted - but about 1.1 billion people around the world defecate in the open because they do not have access to proper sanitation. Now a scheme in India is aiming to instil better toilet habits in children by "paying them to poo".</b><p>Open defecation is a …

India

Researchers have created a self-healing material that works in less than one second

Researchers have developed a new material that can heal itself when punctured, according to an American Chemical Society news release.<p>The material is …

Boy Leaves Hospital With New Hands

The first child to ever get a double hand transplant went home from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wednesday, his hands still bandaged but working well enough to let him play with action figures.<p>Zion Harvey, 8, lost his arms and legs to a life-threatening infection when he was just 2. He …

Sea levels will rise, experts warn, and 'it's not going to stop'

Here's one trend California is behind on: rising sea levels.<p>For the last 23 years, ocean levels around the world have climbed by about 3 inches on average, and NASA scientists say the sea will continue to rise as warming temperatures cause ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica to melt.<p>But …

Global Warming

A first look at Brazil's $700 million Olympic dorms that will eventually become luxury condos

Recently we got a glimpse at what Brazil's $10 billion Olympic venues look like one year before the games. Now we get our first look at the Olympic village dorms where the athletes will be staying.<p>The dorms will ultimately cost $700 million to build. The city of Rio plans to convert them into 3,600 …

Brazil

Can Health Care Be Cured Of Racial Bias?

Jane Lazarre was pacing the hospital waiting room. Her son Khary, 18, had just had knee surgery, but the nurses weren't letting her in to see him.<p>"They told us he would be out of anesthesia in a few minutes," she remembers. "The minutes became an hour, the hour became two hours."<p>She and her husband …

San Francisco

Location, Sensors, Voice, Photos?! Spotify Just Got Real Creepy With The Data It Collects On You

Music streaming market leader Spotify has decided that it wants to know a lot more about you. It wants to be able to access the sensor information on your phone so it can determine whether you’re walking, running or standing still. It wants to know your GPS coordinates, grab photos from your phone …

Privacy

Tiny, Sophisticated Human Brain Grown In A Dish

It’s as advanced as the brain of a five-week-old fetus<p>Researchers from Ohio State University have made the most sophisticated lab-grown brain yet, according to results presented yesterday at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium. It could provide a new way to understand how genes and …

This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The “design,” which is really little more than a “what if?” idea typical of patents, specifies a shaft made up of inflatable segments and cars that …

Nasty Bug Lets Hackers Into Nearly Any Android Phone Using Nothing But A Message

It’s like something from a bad movie: eager to learn the details of the bad guy’s dastardly plot, the good guys hack his phone armed with little more than knowledge of his phone number. No physical access to the phone, no tricking him into opening some shady application; just a quick message sent …

Ghantewala: Why did Delhi's 'oldest sweet shop' shut down?

<b>A 225-year-old sweet shop in the Indian capital, Delhi, recently shut down after its owner said it was no longer profitable to run it. The BBC's Geeta Pandey visits Delhi's "oldest sweet shop" to trace its history and legacy.</b><p>When the Ghantewala sweet shop was set up in 1790, George Washington was …

India

HyperSciences Wants To Drill Into The Earth With A Huge Gun

Stick 'em up<p>It’s no secret—there’s a lot of energy held just a few thousand feet under Earth’s surface. To harness any sizable amount of our planet’s underlying geothermal energy for steam power, we would have to bore more than two miles into the crust. Unfortunately, the current drilling process …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

Social Media

The Future Of War: Soldier Enhancements

Grunts in the field will get a much-needed upgrade<p>Equipment upgrades will give soldiers an advantage on the battlefield of tomorrow.<p>Intelligence<p>Augmented reality combat goggles—such as those being developed by Israeli Defense Forces and for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Tactical Assault …

Military

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