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Astronomers Just Found Some of The Most Massive Black Holes Discovered in Our Universe

And they have no idea how they grow so huge.<p>A study on dozens of galaxies within several billion light years of our own has revealed black holes that …

Astrophysics

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p><i>"Dear Jeff,</i><i>"I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I</i> …

Tim Ferriss

Amateur Astronomer Wins 'Cosmic Lottery' with 1-in-10-Million Supernova Shot

Victor Buso picked the right patch of sky for camera testing.<p>On Sept. 20, 2016, the Argentine amateur astronomer was trying out a new camera he'd …

Universe

5 sites that helped me save a ton on the cost of Kindle eBooks

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon The Kindle Paperwhite is one of the best purchases I've made recently because it makes reading so much more convenient and …

Cost of Living

7 Ways You Can Lower The Salt In Your Diet

Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad...<p>February 21, 2018<p>Before salt, it was sugar. And before sugar, it was low-fat options. We've all been …

Nutrition

Tap is the wearable keyboard nobody asked for

It works as a mouse, too<p>A couple years ago, I got to test out the (potential) future of text input. It was called the “Tap Strap,” and it was a weird foam prototype that slid up over my fingers and allowed me to painstakingly input text through taps and combo taps.<p>Well, now it’s shipping. It’s just …

Wearable Tech

Snap responds to the 1.2 million petition signers who hate the redesign

The Snapchat redesign is here to stay, the company says in a response to a popular Change.org petition<p>Snap has officially responded to a hugely popular Change.org petition calling for the company to walk back the recent redesign of Snapchat. In a message signed by the Snapchat team and posted as a …

Evan Spiegel

Scientists Uncover the 3 Evolutionary Factors That Made Human Brains So Big

There is "no clear link between brain size and behavior."<p>The human brain is three pounds of incredible power. A mass of supportive tissues and …

Evolution

Maya Artifacts Found In World's Largest Underwater Cave

Remains of giant sloths and proto-elephants were found interspersed with burnt human bones and ceramics in Mexico's Sac Actun cave system.<p>Last month, researchers from the Great Maya Aquifer Project announced the discovery of the world's largest underwater cave system in Yucatán after realizing that …

Archaeology

Astronomers’ Dark Energy Hopes Fade to Gray

A star-crossed mission nearly 20 years in the making that was intended to seek an answer to the most burning, baffling question in astronomy — and perhaps elucidate the fate of the universe — is in danger of being canceled.<p>The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope, or Wfirst, was being designed to …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Drinking alcohol more important than exercise for living past 90, study says

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

Alcohol

How to Store Bananas So They Don't Turn Black

The first—and maybe only—rule that you need to know when it comes to storing bananas is to avoid keeping bananas in the fridge, especially before …

Breakfast

Unlocked phones vs. locked phones: Why you should care

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks down what you need to know about the carrier practice of locking phones.<p>The US wireless market is more competitive than ever, which is great news for consumers who have lots of choices when it comes choosing a service provider.<p>But one …

Cellular Networks

Good News: The Milky Way May Not Be Devoured by Andromeda Galaxy After All

The closest galaxy to our own is the majestic Andromeda galaxy, a collection of a trillion stars located a “mere” 2 million light years away. New …

Astrophysics

Zens brings super-fast wireless charging to your iPhone

Ever since the iOS 11.2 update back in November 2017, the iPhones 8 and X have supported “wireless” fast charging. This allows inductive charging mats to pour 7.5 watts of battery-juicing power into Apple’s latest iPhones. Previous to that, Qi charging mats could only supply a pathetic five watts …

Tech Trends

15 Most Powerful DC Beings, Ranked From Weakest To Strongest

When you think of the most powerful characters in <b>DC Comics</b>, you might immediately picture the superheroes of the Justice League. Maybe you would say …

Comic Books

The Cryptocurrency Crash Is Here, and This Is What's Most Interesting About It

A major shift appears to be underway with retail investors.<p>In 2017, cryptocurrencies could seemingly do no wrong. In fact, virtual currencies …

Cryptocurrency

New PS4 Update Makes Organizing Games Easier, Adds PS4 Pro Functionality

Registration for the beta test of a "major" new PS4 update recently began, and now the beta is officially underway. With the update beginning to roll out to select PS4 users, Sony has announced the details of what to expect from what we now know is system update 5.50.<p>These changes affect a wide …

PlayStation Plus

Juergen Teller Shot Celebrities and a Ghostly Nude on Freud’s Couch for His New Vienna Show

On View<p>Show of the Day: Juergen Teller at Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna.<p>,<p>JUERGEN TELLER<p>Christine Koenig Galerie, Vienna<p><b>What The Gallery Says:</b> …

Photographers

The 13 Best Tequilas You Can Buy in 2018

<i>This definitive guide to the best tequilas of 2018 explores everything you need to know about the world’s most popular agave spirit, including</i> …

Cocktails

The most over-the-top tourist attraction in every state

There may be seven established natural wonders of the world, but each state in North America is home to its own extraordinary attractions, be they natural or man-made.<p>Instead of highlighting the "best" tourist attraction in each state or the most popular, we decided to explore attractions with …

Williamsburg

‘Mountains Of Madness’ May Be The Most Authentic Lovecraftian Board Game Out There

<i>Every week, Becca busts out the hottest and best in board games with special guests on our show Game the Game. Be sure to join the action every week</i> …

Board Games

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

How Meditation Changes Your Brain, According To Science

Mindfulness and meditation are, as they say, "trending" these days, but with pretty good reason. You've probably heard a friend talking about the …

Meditation

The Real Reason Chia Seeds Are So Good for You

If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve definitely noticed how chia seeds have been gaining serious street cred as a superfood. And for good reason: …

Your Resting Heart Rate Can Predict Your Chances Of Dying Young

Notice a change in your pulse? You might be at risk<p>Guys often look to their resting heart rate as a marker of their fitness: While a normal resting heart rate is between 60 to 100 beats per minute, endurance athletes can have one that is quite a bit lower.<p>But can your resting heart rate hint at …

Wearable Tech

Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee at 95

The creator of the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man fueled the dreams of youth worldwide. A new book celebrates Stan Lee and his creations.<p>"Their names …

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art"

Save and read this every time you find yourself in a toxic situation.<p>You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These …

Can’t see all of a sudden? Our quick guide on defogging your car windows

We’ve all been there. You’re driving along, probably through some sort of inclement of weather and then — bam — out of nowhere, your windows begin to …

The 1 Masterful Trait of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Out of all the components of emotional intelligence, this one crucial trait rises to the top.<p>Emotional intelligence has been hotly debated as a predictor of success for decades.Yet in leadership practice, there's no question: You need EQ to lead people successfully.<p>While there are various tenets of …