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Angry MacBook users file class action lawsuit against Apple over defective keyboards

Apple's silence over issues related to its allegedly flawed MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards just got a whole lot more deafening.<p>On Friday, a class …

MacBook Pro

This Ancient Map Challenges The Entire Human History - Mysterious Times

The baffling Piri Reis Map of 1513: It showed Antarctica centuries before discovery, but without its ice cap<p>Late in 1929, Gustav Deissmann, a German …

Maps

Yes, there is a plastic bag at the bottom of the Mariana Trench

At some 35,700 feet beneath the ocean, there is a white plastic bag lying in the sand at the deepest ocean depths, in the Mariana Trench.<p>Scientists …

Pollution

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

The shadow war between Israel and Iran takes center stage

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p><b>The rumblings of an open conflict between Israel and Iran in Syria are growing louder.</b> When President Trump …

Middle East

The Most Valuable Online Business Course You Can Take Is Studying Your Competition

Regardless of whether your competitor is failing or dominating, you need to know why.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Top athletes spend hours studying the previous matches of their opponents because they understand the importance of learning from the competition. The …

The Pentagon focuses on AI despite White House indifference

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin last week announced US military plans to form an office dedicated to procuring and deploying artificial intelligence technology. Meanwhile, the White House still doesn’t have a science adviser.<p>The US military appears to embrace AI at every strategic level, and …

Scientists ‘accidentally’ create plastic-eating enzyme

Credits Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAlt Text Scientists have accidentally created an enzyme capable of eating plasticBreakthrough follows experiments …

Secret to financial freedom: Why the 50/30/20 savings rule is a win

<i>JOHANNESBURG — In this excellent article, independent financial advisor and asset management consultant Candice Paine outlines some key tips to</i> …

Personal Finance

Why does an octopus have more than one heart?

As if these tentacled wonders weren’t already alien enough, the octopus' three hearts and blue copper-rich blood seals the deal.<p>Octopuses have three …

Self-taught rocket scientist launches himself into sky to prove Earth is flat

He finally went up — just like the self-taught rocket scientist always pledged he would.<p>He came back down in one piece, too — a little dinged up and …

Nissan’s debut Formula E design is inspired by the Doppler effect

It's hard to believe that Nissan, which sold more EVs last year than Tesla and every other automaker, has yet to race in Formula E. However, Nissan announced late last year that it would become the first Japanese automaker to join the electric-racing circuit for the 2018-19 season. Now, at the …

A Vacation Cottage Calls A Lakeside Forest Clearing Home

Vacation homes come in all shapes, sizes and styles and each has its own charm and uniqueness. We’re particularly fond of vacation homes which are …

Stunned Northern Ireland doctors discover air pocket in man's brain

A Northern Ireland pensioner had been living with a 9cm sized air pocket in his brain before it was discovered when his GP referred him to the …

Casablanca Not the Movie – in pictures

There’s no sign of Humphrey Bogart or the stereotyped images found in travel guides in Yoriyas Yassine Alaoui Ismaili’s photographs of Casablanca. His images are full of energy and surprise, and show what the city is really like. Casablanca Not the Movie is at Riad Yima, Marrakech until 30 June 2018

Travel Guides

Arctic permafrost may unleash carbon within decades: NASA

Permafrost in the coldest northern Arctic will thaw enough to become a permanent source of carbon to the atmosphere this century, with the peak …

House of Many-Worlds / Austigard Arkitektur

<b>Open living in deep space</b><p>A large family table measuring 1.5 x 3.0 m forms the center of the apartment. This open, double-height space is dominated by …

How Important is Money When it Comes to Happiness? Here's What Science Says

Statistically speaking, researchers can put numbers on how much money affects life satisfaction and emotional well-being.<p>The adage that money can't buy happiness is rubbish, considering that not having enough of it certainly can make a person miserable. Just ask anybody who hasn't been able to pay …

Federal employees must keep Trump hats at home after 2020 campaign announcement

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Now that President Donald Trump is officially running for re-election, federal workers need to leave their Make America Great Again hats at home or risk violating election law, the Office of Special Counsel said Monday.<p>The Office of Special Counsel is the federal agency …

Donald Trump

1.6 Billion-Year-Old Breath of Life Has Been Found in These Amazing Fossils

You're looking at the very history of life on Earth.<p>It's not often you get chance to look at something that's several billion years old - we're …

Fancy charging up your electric car in 10 minutes?

<b>Imagine being able to charge your electric car in minutes rather than hours, or your smartphone in seconds.</b><p>That's the enticing prospect being touted by researchers who reckon they've discovered a new material that could boost the performance of a carbon-based supercapacitor - sometimes called an …

"Post-Apocalyptic" Images Show Masses of Dead Sea Creatures Washed Up in The UK

It's like a war zone.<p>Many Europeans have been assessing the damage from the recent wintery weather dramatically nicknamed the "Beast from the East". …

New research shows unexpected side effects of popular painkillers

You pop three pills for intense post-workout soreness, two for a pre-coffee headache, a small handful for period cramps, and suddenly you’re swinging …

I got my son a STEM toy that teaches kids the basics of robotics and programming — and he loved it

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Steven John<p>Have you got an iPad, smartphone, or a computer? Good. Do you have a kid age six or older who has shown an interest in the way …

An Alien-Looking Underground Plant Was Just Rediscovered, 150 Years After We Last Saw It

Who needs photosynthesis anyway?<p><i>Thismia neptunis</i> is a fickle plant. Living underground, it only shows its face to flower for a few weeks a year, and …

Why rising temperatures in the Arctic could be causing Britain's extreme weather

Scientists believe there is a direct link between rising temperatures in the Arctic Circle and the extreme weather gripping the UK.<p>They say climate …

Lego will sell its first sustainable pieces later this year

Including ‘botanical elements’ like leaves, bushes, and trees<p>Lego has announced that its first brick pieces made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will go on sale later this year. Production has started on the sustainable pieces, which include “botanical elements” like leaves, …

The Trump-Russia Story Gets Even Weirder

In his 2014 book “Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible,” Peter Pomerantsev describes modern Russia as a decadently surreal place where the ruling regime fuses propaganda with over-the-top entertainment to systematically distort and recreate reality.<p>Pomerantsev, the British son of Russian …

Russia

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

'Really extreme' global weather event leaves scientists aghast

"The anomalies are really extreme," Andrew King, a lecturer in climate science at the University of Melbourne, said. "It's a very interesting …