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Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Quantum Mechanics

Renewable energy: Scientists accidentally turn carbon dioxide into ethanol - Science News - ABC News

A team of scientists has turned a waste product — carbon dioxide — into a fuel — ethanol — in a relatively simple process. And it happened almost by …

Watch Anthrax’s Acoustic Cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’

Anthrax had a rare acoustic session for SiriusXM’s Opie Radio. Armed with four acoustic guitars and singer Joey Belladonna’s scraping vocals, the …

'Ghost In The Shell' Virtual Reality Experience Planned For Worldwide Release

During this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Production I.G announced they plan to globally release their <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> virtual reality experience this year.<p>Shown briefly at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, the Ghost in the Shell Virtual Reality Diver exhibit partially recreated the opening sequence of the …

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23 incredible tiny homes from around the world

Real estate is constantly getting more expensive, and we're facing overpopulation and environmental damage. Tiny homes can help solve these issues, but many also prefer them to traditional housing because they're the perfect hybrid of comfort and convenience, since they are often mobile.<p>On roofs, …

Awesome Video Compares the Size of Different Planets and Stars in the Universe

If you want to feel small and get a sense for the awesomely overwhelming scale of the universe and all of its planets and stars and empty space, …

Scientists turn CO2 into fuel with solar power

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago believe that they've perfected the art of photosynthetic solar cells. It's a technology that mimics a plant's ability to inhale carbon dioxide and, with water, convert it into glucose and oxygen. This system is capable of drawing in carbon …

20 little habits that will help you live a better life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the result of practicing good habits.<p>The most important …

The Doomed Hitomi Telescope Had a Spectacular View of the Universe As It Died

It viewed a monster tangle of galaxies known as Perseus.<p>The Hitomi X-ray astronomy satellite, which met its untimely end in March, didn't die in vain. It turns out that, in the five weeks or so that it was alive and whole up in space, Hitomi managed to do some pretty amazing science.<p>The view it …

Taco Tuesday: 15 lettuce wrap tacos to help beat the heat

Keep your kitchen cool and your tacos fiery with these flavorful lettuce wrap tacos.

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NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

Meet the top 100 business visionaries creating value for the world

At Business Insider, we believe capitalism can and should be a force for good. With this inaugural edition of <b>Business Insider 100: The Creators</b>, we are celebrating leaders who embody this spirit.<p>Many rankings focus only on those who have achieved great financial success. Our CEO Henry Blodget sums …

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CO2 turned into stone in Iceland in climate change breakthrough

Radical new technique promises a cheaper and more secure method of burying CO2 emissions underground instead of storing it as a gas<p>Carbon dioxide has been pumped underground and turned rapidly into stone, demonstrating a radical new way to tackle climate change.<p>The unique project promises a cheaper …

Fossil Fuels

Venus Rises Behind The Aurora In Stunning Time-Lapse Filmed From Space

Thank you, Tim Peake!<p>Tim Peake's time in space is coming to an end.<p>But it looks as if the British astronaut is making the most of the three weeks he has left on board the International Space Station.<p>Peake shared this stunning time-lapse video of Venus rising behind one of the auroras to Facebook on …

Australian peacock spiders that behave 'like dogs and cats' – in pictures

Several new species of peacock spider – just a few millimetres long and featuring extraordinary colours – have been discovered in Western Australia and South Australia. Sydney biologist Jürgen Otto, who discovered the seven new species, has compared their behaviour to that of cats and dogs

Get Inside the Mind of a Theremin Master

Electronic artist and thereminist Dorit Chrysler talks about teaching kids how to play theremin, and collaborating on ADULT’s new record.<p>If Boards of Canada and Aphex Twin are two of the undisputed masters of synthesis, then Dorit Chrysler is the sonic equivalent when it comes to the theremin. A …

Gone Is Gone (Mastodon, QOTSA, ATDI) Share "Starlight" Video, Announce Tour

Gone Is Gone (a supergroup featuring members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, and At the Drive-In) have shared a new music video for "Starlight," a track they premiered earlier this week on “Start Making Sense,” the Beats 1 show hosted by Savages’ Jehnny Beth."Starlight" is the second single …

Watch Radiohead Play "Creep" Live for the First Time in Seven Years

The band put their apathy aside for one night and performed the song they had labeled "crap" for the past two decades<p>Most huge bands have at least one song that everyone loves, but they fucking hate. Nirvana’s was “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (which Krist Novoselic called “ridiculous”); Oasis’ was …

Chance The Rapper is the world's first truly independent artist

His fourth mixtape, Coloring Book, makes him the first artist to get an album in the Billboard 200 charts based on streams alone – is he the future of music?<p>Chance the Rapper looks set to become the first artist to get an album in the Billboard 200 charts this week based on streams alone for …

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What lies below: swarm of earthquakes detected beneath Mount St Helens

Scientists suggest volcano is restoring its stores of magma as rate of earthquakes has been ‘steadily increasing’ and reaching nearly 40 located per week<p>A swarm of more than 130 earthquakes has been detected beneath Mount St Helens over the last eight weeks, according to the US Geological …

The Cheapest Day To Buy A Plane Ticket, Depending On Where You're Going

Stick this puppy on your fridge.<p>We all know the magic time to buy a plane ticket is precisely 54 days in advance, for domestic travel.<p>But what if you're flying beyond the U.S.?<p>The experts at CheapAir recently researched the cheapest day to buy plane tickets for a whole host of international …

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NASA images show Ceres' brightest spot in spectacular detail

But we still aren't sure how it got there<p>The large, bright spot on Ceres can be seen in the most detailed images yet taken from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting the dwarf planet for a year. The pictures, taken just 240 miles (385 kilometers) above the surface, show that the region …

9 Spring Break Cocktails to Make for a Spring Break Staycation

It's time to stock up on cocktail umbrellas.<p>Just because you're not in Cancun, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a spring break cocktail (or two). From a …

Scientists Think Hops Could Help Fight Cancer

Researchers are synthetically reproducing anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-Cancer compounds found in hops.<p>When early beer makers added hops to …

Deep-Sea Audio Recordings Reveal A Noisy Mariana Trench, Surprising Scientists

Anyone looking for a little peace and quiet on this Earth might think they'd find some at the bottom of the ocean. They'd be wrong. And so were researchers who didn't expect to hear much when they dropped a microphone 6 miles down into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.<p>The results surprised …

See Hubble's New Photo of a Beautiful Blue Space Bubble

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a star some 30,000 light years away surrounded by a mysterious blue bubble.<p>That bubble is actually …