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Great heights and spectacular sights: The 17 coolest buildings on Earth

Since claiming dominion over this drifting space rock, humans have peppered the planet with abodes and edifices both large and small. Over the past …

Journalist Kim Wall's head found in sea near Copenhagen

<b>The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say.</b><p>Divers found bags containing her head, legs and clothing in Koge Bay, just south of Copenhagen, the city's police inspector Jens Moller Jensen said.<p>They …

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

<b>Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico's shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology.</b><p>The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria.<p>On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which …

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Temperature Is Not What You Think It Is

What is temperature? This question comes up quite a bit—especially in introductory science courses. The most common answer is something like</i> …

Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria from Harvey-flooded home

<b>(CNN) —</b> Four weeks after the storm, Hurricane Harvey's destruction continues. A recent victim of the super storm is a 77-year-old woman who encountered flesh-eating bacteria inside a home near Houston, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science.<p>Nancy Reed -- Harris County's 36th …

ATHENA laser weapon 'kills' 5 'outlaws'

Silent, invisible, deadly. The powerful ATHENA laser weapon can destroy enemy threats within seconds. It just destroyed five Outlaw drones.<p>For the United States, thanks to pioneering efforts of American companies like Lockheed Martin and the military, laser weapons are no longer the stuff of Star …

A Major Antarctic Glacier Just Lost a Massive Chunk of Ice 4x The Size of Manhattan

More serious for sea levels than Larsen C.<p>An enormous Antarctic glacier has given up an iceberg over 100 square miles (259 sq km) in size, the second …

Incredible footage reveals the microscopic world around us

The 2017 Nikon Small World in Motion Photomicrography Competition brought together photographers of anything small once again. Baby octopuses, amoebae, sea urchin eggs, mosquito-eating fungi, parasitic pinworms and liquid crystal all showed what goes on in worlds too tiny for the human eye to …

The 10 universities that have produced the most millionaires

Data firm WealthInsight, in partnership with the news site Verdict, has created a ranking of the universities that have produced the most millionaires around the world.<p>The ranking comes courtesy of WealthInsight's ongoing database of more than 200,000 high-net-worth individuals. Based on liquidity …

Four Important Scientists That You Probably Don't Know (But Should)

The history of science is full of people who struggled, suffered, and made huge contributions that benefitted us all towards understanding the universe we live in. However, many of these scientists have fallen into obscurity, or only small bits about their actual lives are really known.<p>Here are …

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Depersonalisation disorder: 'I was unable to feel love'

<b>For people living with depersonalisation disorder the world appears unreal, as if through a haze or fog - or even in 2D. One in 100 people is thought to have the condition, but experts are warning it is not included in any GP training.</b><p>"Relationships you know you value deeply lose their essential …

Watch How Balls of Steel Are Made

If there’s something more satisfying than watching hyper-specific machinery churn out random parts, I haven’t found it yet. In this behind the scenes …

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New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

<b>Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates.</b><p>It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects.<p>The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the …

4 Time Management Tips that Involve a Little Investment of Time

You have probably heard the old adage of unclear origin: It takes money to make money. Substitute the word "time," and the saying applies to time …

We have More than Five Senses

We learn in school that we have five senses: eyesight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. What we call the "sixth sense" is quite misnumbered, as …

Bill Gates on the biggest bets in energy investing

<i>This piece is featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from the chapter on the</i> …

How Much Random Medical Trivia Do You Know?

By the way, we don't find cheating very humerus.

Hurricane Irma wiped out so many plants that these Caribbean islands have changed colors

Hurricane Irma turned these green landscapes brown<p>Flying salt spray and hurricane-force winds changed the green islands of the Caribbean to brown in Hurricane Irma’s wake, new satellite photos reveal.<p>The storm hit the Caribbean last week with the full force of its Category 5 winds. Irma devastated …

10 Periodic Table Facts

Learn about the Periodic Table<p>The periodic table is a chart which arranges the chemical elements in a useful, logical manner. Elements are listed in …

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The Four Immortality Stories We Tell Ourselves

Since the moment humans became aware of their existence, they have been haunted by the knowledge that it will inevitably come to an end and the hope …

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

We’re often told that machines one day will be able to do our jobs – but when, exactly, is that likely to happen?<p>The world is widely considered to be on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution – one where machines will be able to do many of the jobs currently performed by humans, and perhaps …

16 Facts About Notorious B.I.G.'s Murder That Only Get More Haunting With Time

It's been 21 years since Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. (whose real name was Christopher Wallace) was gunned down while leaving an industry party in March 1997. He was only 24 years old when he died but has left behind an astonishing legacy that is being carried on by his mother, Voletta Wallace; …

6 books successful entrepreneurs and CEOs think everyone should read

With summer approaching, you're probably going to need something to read.<p>Business Insider Netherlands asked successful entrepreneurs and CEOs for book recommendations.<p>Which book inspired them the most? What should we read to improve our lives or to become more successful?<p>Here are the titles to keep …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here's my best advice to stop working in the next 10 years

Before we begin, let me introduce myself so you know I haven't just fallen off the turnip truck. I reached financial independence in my 40s and eventually retired last year at 52.<p>My assets are arranged so that I'm living off the income they provide — not having to draw them down. So, in theory, …

Google’s Project Sunroof will peer pressure you to get solar panels

Check if you're the only one on the block without solar panels<p>You can now check if your neighbors have installed solar panels on their rooftops, thanks to a new feature in Google’s Project Sunroof. The free online tool has been around for a couple years, allowing users to check whether installing …

12 Awesome Facts About Mars That Will Make You Love The Red Planet Even More

Can we go there already?<p>Humanity has sent dozens of probes and satellites to Mars over the decades. These plucky spacecraft have beamed back dazzling …

Is fusion energy humanity’s last hope?

<b>(Getty/Generalfmv)</b><p>Filmmaker Mila Aung-Thwin spent two years following around the scientists at the world’s largest fusion experiment<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>June 10, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For an energy source that has never been successfully harnessed, fusion has a remarkable grasp on our culture. The idea that …

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