James Shook

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Elon Musk Shares Incredible Image of Falcon 9 Part Gliding Through the Sky

Elon Musk is making history. The SpaceX CEO shared an image through his Instagram account on Wednesday of a Falcon 9 fairing gliding through the sky …

Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking's final theory sheds light on the multiverse

Shortly before he died the eminent physicist completed his final theory of the cosmos, and it’s simpler than we thought<p>Reality may be made up of multiple universes, but each one may not be so different to our own, according to Stephen Hawking’s final theory of the cosmos.<p>The work, completed only …

Physics

Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago

In what some scientists are calling a “one-in-a-million find,” archaeologists have discovered a cache of butchered rhino bones and dozens of stone …

York University

A High Schooler Has Upended a Fundamental Chemistry Theory

Time to rethink everything you learned about carbon.<p>You may not remember much from high school chemistry, but you probably recall learning the …

Chemistry

Windows 10 is getting a big update on April 30. Here's what you need to know

The Timeline is by far the most notable change. Accessible by pressing Win+Tab, it replaces the old Task View with a mode that lets you see the apps and documents you’ve used in Chronological order. It makes it easy to resume work on an old project by resuming a previous array of Windows without …

Apps

Scientists edge closer to solving mystery of life on Mars as probe searches for gasses linked to living organisms

It is one of the solar system's great mysteries, but proof of life on Mars could be just months away after a probe began searching for gasses linked to living organisms.<p>The 3.5-tonne spacecraft launched in March 2016 was part of a joint venture between the European Space Agency and the …

European Space Agency

3 things you can’t do with math

I’ve been doing analytics, data science and statistics for a long time, and I remember when analytics was just called “math.” I walked around the RSA Conference show floor this year, and I would like to apologize on behalf of the entire analytics industry for all the noise out there on the subject. …

Machine Learning

To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'

New research confirms that lack of proper sleep has a severe impact on how the brain functions, with potentially dangerous consequences arising in …

The NichePhone-S is a tiny little Android phone

As Apple brings smartphones to bold new places, another company is trying to take us back to a simpler, calmer, and much cheaper time. FutureModel plans to release a surprisingly accurately named device called the NichePhone-S later this month that runs Android but doesn’t seem to do much more than …

Diplomats fear Tillerson transparency push is linked to Clinton emails

State Department officials worry that an effort to release thousands of records is aimed at tarnishing Hillary Clinton – and pushing more staffers to quit.<p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assignment of as many as several hundred State Department officials to quickly clear a huge backlog of public …

U.S. Dept. of State

11 Tips For Having A More Truthful & Honest Relationship

If there's one thing that will send your coupledom down in flames, it's lies and dishonesty. It doesn't matter if you're telling little white lies, …

35 Secrets to Marriage Success

For many married couples, falling in love and saying "I do" was the easy part. Living happily ever after is the part that takes a whole lot of work.<p>My family history doesn't have the best track record when it comes to the vow "until death do us part." My parents divorced when I was 18, and on my …

People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows

Yet more evidence for this disease.<p>If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who deals with the symptoms of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, …

Did Don Jr. Just Sink His Dad’s Russia Defense?

Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya says the president’s son hinted at changing an anti-Russia law in exchange for dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p><b>Donald Trump Jr.’s</b> overeager response to a Russian intermediary’s offer for dirt on <b>Hillary Clinton</b>—“I love it”—essentially ensured that his subsequent meeting with …

Donald Trump

Terrifying tiger attack: Horror pics show big cat mauling zookeeper

Horrific pictures show the moment when a Siberian tiger attacked a zookeeper in a Russian zoo.<p>The zookeeper at the Kaliningrad Zoo had brought food for the animal when it pounced on her Sunday, The Sun reports. Photos show the tiger, a 16-year-old male named Taifun, or Typhoon, on top of the …

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

Ted Cruz accidentally explained America’s gun problem in one sentence

He made the case for gun control while trying to argue against it.<p>Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday threw out the typical conservative talking points following the mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, arguing not to politicize the shooting and making some claims about “a good guy with …

2016 greenhouse gases at record high

As climate talks open in Bonn, Germany this week, negotiators are considering a report from the World Meteorological Organization, urging action …

Google's New Phone Comparison Service Could Be a Threat

Google is reportedly testing a new feature that lets people compare the specifications of different smartphones within Google Search’s results …

Oldest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen May Reveal Secrets About the Milky Way

Astronomers have uncovered an ancient cosmic artifact 11 billion light-years from Earth: the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen.<p>The newly discovered …

9 USB-C accessories to give your new gadgets a boost

Ready or not, USB-C is the port of the future. There weren't many devices with the new, tiny, reversible USB-C port this time last year, but that's …

Gear & Gadgets

30 Products You Need to Get a Better Night's Sleep

If you haven't bought #19 yet, you're missing out.<p>If you've ever said you'd pay a million dollars for some better-quality sleep, don't worry, we have a better plan. These accessories are all intended to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

12 exercises for a better night's sleep

When it comes to your health, getting the right amount of sleep may be the most important thing you can do for your body and mind. Maybe you eat healthy and exercise an hour (or even two) a day, but those pale in comparison to sleep, something you spend one-third of your life doing. Unfortunately, …

Sleeping on it actually won’t help you make better decisions in the morning

Whether it’s an important career change, an overdue confrontation, or just a minor decision you’ve been putting off for a while, any hesitation—once expressed to others—will usually be met with the eternal advice: “Just sleep on it.”<p>Wake up in the morning, everyone knows, and you’ll be able to make …

Harvard Business School

When parents limit screen time, kids behave, sleep, and test better

Since the average kid is in front of a screen more than 40 hours a week, researchers say even small limits on screen time can reap multiple health benefits.<p>With kids in the US clocking in screen time like it's a full-time job -- they spend on average seven hours a day in front of some sort of …

Parenting

How to Work, Sleep, and Exercise Better

Even if you exercise regularly, sitting at your desk all day will kill you. Literally. One study by the American Cancer Society found that men who sit for six or more hours a day are 20 percent more likely to die from a given cause than men who sit for less than three hours. Other research has …

High Blood Pressure

These Foods Could Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22% experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if all it …

Here's how easy it is to get past an iPhone's fingerprint sensor

Business Insider met with fingerprint sensor company Vkansee at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to find out how to get past an iPhone's fingerprint sensor.<p>Vkansee produces tiny optical fingerprint sensors that it says capture more detail than the sensors in an iPhone.<p>To prove how different a …

Dell XPS 15 The Best 15" Premium Consumer Notebook I've Experienced So Far

The notebook market is one that has always been extremely competitive with some vendors eliminated from the market and others absorbed by competitors. This has led to some serious consolidation in the market, particularly in the high-end where it is increasingly difficult for notebook makers to …

Computer Hardware

Cannabis Entrepreneur Turns Dixie Cups And Duct Tape Into Successful Pot Plant-Shipping Business

Larry Fenner loves to tinker, and his new invention demonstrates that you don’t have to have an engineering degree to turn an idea into a successful product. Starting with two Dixie cups, foam padding, a bulb, wires and duct tape two years ago, Fenner created the Clone Shipper, a way to transport …

Entrepreneurship