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A selection from the shortlist of 40, with images from around the world including a forgetful meerkat, a waving hare and a frog with a smile

Wildlife

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel

The leaves start turning early in the resort towns outside Denver, but the city’s foliage takes center stage during October, when you can see it …

How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains

"I've worked with hundreds of heroin addicts and crystal meth addicts, and what I can say is that it's easier to treat a heroin addict than a true screen addict," says Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of 'Glow Kids.'<p>In the 80s, Graham Nash from Crosby Stills & Nash appeared on MTV for an interview. …

Denmark approaches childhood, and society as a whole, very differently to Britain or the US, argue Jessica Joelle Alexander and Iben Dissing Sandahl<p>Having muddled through six years of parenthood without consulting any books on the subject, I was pretty excited about this, my first one. Perhaps it …

Parenting

Flaw in Samsung Pay lets hackers wirelessly skim credit cards

The tokens that are used to make purchases can be easily stolen and used in other hardware to make fraudulent transactions.<p>A security researcher has …

NASA just released 1,035 new images of Mars — here are some of the best

But scientists use such a range of photographing techniques that the planet can end up a rainbow of colors.<p>NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter started circling the planet in 2006, and since then its camera has been busy capturing gorgeous — and scientifically valuable — images of Mars.<p>That camera, …

FDA Approves Genetically Modified Mosquitoes For Release In Florida

The method would target the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes that transmit Zika and other diseases<p>Today, the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA) gave its support for a biotech company to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys in an effort to stop the spread of diseases, including …

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

Physics

Hacked bitcoin firm plans to spread losses across all users

The bitcoin exchange Bitfinex has said it is considering sharing losses among all its users after around $70 million worth of bitcoin was stolen …

3tags.org

Why It's Important to See Women Smoking Weed

Men have completely dominated weed culture for years, but thanks to the internet and changing legislation, women are finally taking center stage.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Having spent a large amount of my youth at a Church of England all girls' school, I had decided drugs were evil. …

This Yogurt Lemon Lavender Cocktail Will Make You Feel Fancy AF

After a long work week, there’s nothing like relaxing with your BFFs, sipping on a few cocktails while you catch up. While you could get a six pack at your local convenience store or sip on your go-to healthy cocktail concoction, it’s time to get fancy when it comes to hanging out with your leading …

Cocktails

‘Success Kid’ Saving Lives 7 Years Later

Donald Trump: In Your Heart You Know He’s Nuts

Who can determine if a candidate is clinically unfit for office? History shows the cost of waiting too long to find out.<p>By the time a country finds …

Tesla Autopilot Drives Owner to Hospital During Pulmonary Embolism

Slate tells the harrowing story of Joshua Neally, a 37-year-old attorney in Springfield, Missouri who claims that his Tesla Model X’s autopilot …

Are the Aliens Trying to Extinguish an Entire Star?

Megastructures were just the beginning.<p>It's surely too early to say what their motivations might be—or what they even look like and whether they think that humans are cool or lame—but a paper posted this week to the arXiv pre-print server makes it all too clear that aliens are attempting to destroy …

Watch How Mountains Of Trash Spread Across The U.S. Over 100 Years

A new map shows where landfills are located in each state.<p>Americans create a lot of trash ― 254 million tons of it each year. But the landfills that house all that garbage aren’t distributed equally.<p>The recent Land of Waste report from Save on Energy, a company that lets consumers compare …

Top 5 Mobile Design Trends To Look Out For In 2016

Consumers are spending more time consuming media on their mobile devices. The CMO Council reports that mobile digital media time in the US is now significantly higher at 51% compared to desktop media time at 42%. User experience is the central focus of the most relevant design trends, and …

UI Design

‘The Night Of’ Is Everything a Crime Show Should Be

HBO's latest glossy crime show is powerful, tense, and a rare examination of what it's really like to be arrested in America.<p><b>Some spoilers for the first episode of The Night Of ahead.</b><p>The most tense sequence I've seen on TV this year happens midway through the first episode of HBO's <i>The Night Of</i>. It …

A Man's Model Train Hobby Becomes an Artistic Obsession in This Quirky Short Doc

There are hobbies, and then there are lifelong obsessions. Andrew Wilcox’s short documentary <i>Some Kind of Quest</i> introduces us to Northlandz, an …

New Jersey

8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Just Video Games

Virtual reality, a dream of science fiction writers for decades, is the closest to a true reality than it’s ever been. Multiple headsets are on sale …

Virtual Reality

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

8 TED Talks that will help you save your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to save, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are …

Tesla is in the middle of a huge debate about the future of driving

On one side is Morgan Stanley's lead auto analyst, Adam Jonas, who last week revisited his futuristic theory that individual ownership of cars is going away and that the "potential end of human driving" could be coming.<p>On the other side is an unlikely team of insurance analysts at Citi led by Todd …

Scientists built the most powerful physics machine on earth to study the fate of our universe — and it may break the laws of physics

Right now, the most powerful physics machine ever constructed by man is running at maximum power after a major upgrade that took two years to complete.<p>And recently, two different experiments reported that they may have discovered a particle that behaves in ways that cannot be explained with any …

8 fall style trends every guy should know about

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It's time to start making those necessary acquisitions — a few sweaters, a wool coat, a pair of boots, maybe — to ready your wardrobe …

People Are Still Writing Fake Donald Trump Bible Quotes on Twitter

Earlier this week, Donald Trump awkwardly dodged a series of questions about the bible during an interview on Bloomberg’s “With All Due Respect.” …

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Overcoming a basic psychological barrier could be the difference between earning just enough and getting rich

"The biggest thing holding back most people from striking it big are their thoughts, beliefs and philosophies about money," writes self-made millionaire and author of "How Rich People Think," Steve Siebold.<p>Certified financial planner Douglas Obey echoes this belief in his book, "Money & The Human …