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Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

“I guess when Dad said that he’d like to f**k everyone in the audience the nice, Midwest policemen didn’t see the humor in that”: George Carlin’s daughter remembers the advent of “7 dirty words”

In Milwaukee in ’72 the police waited for George Carlin offstage. In Manhattan, the audience couldn’t get enough<p>Freedom of Speech 1972<p>1972 was quite a summer. Everything had changed. Only a few years earlier my dad had been a clean-cut, thin-tied suit-wearing guy who was opening for the Supremes in …

Parenting

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

7 ways to reduce data usage and save money on Android Phone

Cellular data used to be something we took for granted, until carriers switched to tiered plans. Even the so-called unlimited options throttle you after using a certain amount of gigabytes, making data a resource we hold very dear. Are you trying to make the best out of your precious megabytes? Let …

Apps

Death star fires planet-killing beam

In a galaxy far far away — 260 million light years away, to be exact — a titanic event of interstellar proportions is taking place (well, it happened …

Universe

T-Mobile's new Family Plan undercuts Verizon, adds data

You're getting 10 gigs! And you're getting 10 gigs! T-Mobile is doing with 4G data what Oprah did with cars. The Uncarrier announced Tuesday that each line on its Simple Choice shared plans will get 10GB of data. It's not a giveaway, but the $30 for each line adds up to a very reasonable $120 for a …

T-Mobile

Why The Car Industry Still Builds Life-Size Clay Models

They take months to produce, but even today, nothing beats a clay model in imagining a car.<p>In the era of 3-D computer modeling and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets, you’d think the car industry might give up on clay modeling. But in fact, the age-old art of layering thousands of pounds of clay …

Wall Street

14 money-saving travel hacks from the ‘Man Who Flies For Free’

Keyes has become so gifted at landing super cheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent flyer miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process is a "labor of love," and after spending five …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …

Mobile

4 Ways to Get Rid of Butt Acne

<b>2. Unclog Pores with Salicylic Acid Pads</b><br>Working toward a bump-free butt? Prevent future developments by unclogging pores a few times a week with a pad spiked with salicylic acid, says Jaliman. Again, what works on zits will work on these infected follicles—though they may not be painful the way …

Skin Care

How to Build a 20-Foot Functional Geodesic Dome Out of PVC

The idea of building our own shelter fascinates us, but for the average handyman, where do you start?<p>A geodesic dome made of PVC may be the most cost-effective method of building a structurally solid yet transportable shelter, and it’s possible to build one in a single day.<p>At Maker Faire 2014 in …

Mark Cuban shares his top 5 tips for 20-somethings

He remembers that when he first moved into their apartment, things were so cramped that he'd come in at night after bartending and have to sleep on the couch or, if that was occupied, the floor. He kept his belongings in a heap.<p>Cuban didn't have much of a technology background but landed a job …

H&R Block

25 Life-Changing Style Charts Every Guy Needs Right Now

So you can look like the super-hot dude you were meant to be.

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Hear hidden sounds with a DIY microphone

Wire together your own unique microphone that can reveal hidden sounds all around you.

Home Security

Samsung opts for a touch-based fingerprint sensor for the Galaxy S6

A smartphone is one of the most personal devices a human being can own, and it’s one of those devices where compromising on security is not an …

Phones

Want To Work While Traveling The World For A Year? This Startup Might Be Able To Help

Remote Year says it will find you a job that lets you travel the world for a year. Is it too good to be true?<p>When 25-year-old Greg Caplan left his job at Groupon recently, he really wanted to spend some time traveling and working remotely, but ran into a few problems.<p>“I was able to find remote …

Remote Working

12 Weeks To A 6-Figure Job

Marlon Frausto is in pursuit of the new American dream. Just a few weeks ago, he left his job, in Hispanic marketing for the legal industry, and moved to San Francisco.<p>Every day he wakes at 5:30 a.m., commutes 45 minutes by train, and studies until 9 or 10 at night. He's spending down his savings …

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Working Out?

<b>THE SITUATION:</b> <b>You used to weight train like crazy, but for the past several months, all you’ve fit in is a few sessions a week on the treadmill.</b> <b><br>THE EFFECT ON YOUR BOD:</b> In this case, your aerobic health should be in good shape, though you may notice that your strength and muscle tone have diminished …

National Geographic Travel

Whisper Is A Startup That's Raised $60 Million — Here's How Much Money The 26-Year-Old CEO Has Kept For Himself

At Business Insider's annual IGNITION conference, we asked Whisper CEO Michael Heyward how much of that $60 million he's been able to keep for himself.<p>His answer: $0. Excluding salary and stock options, of course.<p>When a startup's funding round is particularly hot, sometimes founders ask investors …

Startups

The Government Is Auctioning Off $18.5 Million in Black Market Bitcoins

The auction consists of 50,000 bitcoins seized during an investigation of the online black market known as the Silk Road.<p>What to do with a trove of …

Bitcoin

3 Feel-Good Moves to Blast Cellulite

But there's hope, and it may come in the form of a simple exercise tool: the foam roller. A foam roller is an inexpensive length of, typically, closed cell foam that’s six to nine inches in diameter and anywhere from a foot to four feet long. You guide your body over the roller back and forth, …

Sports Cars

9 Things You Didn't Know About Sperm

<b>It Sticks Around Longer Than You Think</b><br>Sperm typically stays in your body for 48 hours after sex, however, "it can hang around for as long as five days to a week," depending on how "friendly" your cervical mucus is, says Fisch. Interestingly, cervical mucus protects sperm and helps it stay longer in …

5 Mansions With Major Dream House Potential

They might not be the prettiest homes on the block, but they're certainly affordable.<p>For anyone who gets weak in the knees over the idea of a fixer-upper, this is for you: All these five mansions, featured on Zillow, need are a little love and care to transform them back to their former glory. With …

Samsung announces Project Beyond, a 360-degree 3D camera that creates virtual reality worlds

Samsung just announced Project Beyond at its 2014 Developer Conference — it's a 360-degree camera module that captures everything around it in 3D. It captures a gigapixel of 3D footage every second, and can stream that footage back to someone wearing Samsung's Gear VR headset, essentially …

Startup Leaders Reveal Their No. 1 Secret To Success

When I set out to write this post, I had envisioned gathering a variety of leadership “golden nuggets” from various entrepreneurs I’ve worked with over the years. In my mind’s eye, I saw a multitude of factors cited by these smart and brave founders, each reflecting their own unique personalities. …

Billionaire Investor Ray Dalio Says These 5 Habits Made Him Successful

Ray Dalio has been called "Wall Street's Oddest Duck" for his highly unusual approach to management, but no one has ever questioned his brilliance.<p>He turned his company Bridgewater Associates into the world's largest hedge fund, with $160 billion in assets, and amassed a personal fortune estimated …

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