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10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

E.coli

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

World’s largest study on gay parents finds the kids are more than all right

According to the report, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the national average<p>According to preliminary findings from the world's largest study on the issue, the children of gay parents are doing equally well or better than the children of straight parents on a …

The Best Places For Guys To Shop

The results are in, and we're ready to reveal where men like to get their apparel and accessories.<p>Nearly 1,000 Business Insider readers took the survey. Not surprisingly, 97% of the respondents were men, most of whom are city dwellers in their twenties.<p>Preferences were split between department …

Clothing

India's 'Smoke & Mirror' Economy

In the fourth quarter of 2012, India really was — as one HSBC analyst put it last year at this time – a gasping elephant. With under 5% GDP growth after years of 7% plus, India’s economy has taken one step forward, one step back.<p>Year-to-date, the most actively traded India exchange traded fund, …

Tower House has Powerful Verticals, Horizontals & Views

Sometimes a design concept gets in the way of good design, but at other times, a generative idea can carry through to create a space both remarkable …

Architecture

Paintings Of DIY Tattoo Rigs By Prison Inmates

An L.A. exhibition shows how a Brooklyn-based tattoo artist set up shop with Mexican inmates, built new tattoo rigs, and documented the results in photo-accurate paintings.<p>I just wanted to fall in love with tattooing again,” says Scott Campbell, tattooist and owner of Brooklyn’s Saved Tattoo, whose …

Art

Meet The Ultimate Talent Agent For Cats

Tired of cat memes? Too bad, they’re finally going pro.<p>Have you heard? Grumpy Cat, the most decorated Internet cat of the past year, has inked a major motion-picture deal. The credit goes to Ben Lashes, a Los Angeles-based talent agent who has successfully cornered the cat meme market. His former …

Grumpy Cat

This Pointer Answers The Age-Old Question, “Where The Hell Are My Keys?”

You’re late again (no judgment). But at least you’re finally on the move, making your way out. Phone? Check. Wallet? Present. Keys? Argh.<p>Even the most highly organized folks have it in them to come home after a long day and leave a trail of essentials everywhere and anywhere beyond the front door. …

Analog

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Natural Disasters Have Cost The Global Economy $2.5 Trillion Since 2000

The U.N. Office for Disaster Risk Reduction warned in the 246-page report that economic losses from floods, earthquakes and drought will continue to escalate unless businesses take action to reduce their exposure to disaster risks.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the report saying the …

World Economy
Luxury Cars

Verizon to buy Bloom Energy fuel cells for data center, switching centers in CA

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Bloom Energy.<p>Following on Verizon’s (s VZ) announcement a few weeks ago that it plans to spend $100 …

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking

A 102-Year-Old Transport Ship Sprouts a Floating Forest | Colossal

<p>Homebush Bay in Sydney, Australia is home to the remnants of a ship-breaking yard that operated during the mid 20th-century. Large watercraft that …

Colorado entrepreneurs say they are doing ‘awesome’ & have the data to prove it

For entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley is no longer the only option. Burgeoning tech hubs like Seattle, Boulder, Austin and Denver offer a strong community, tax breaks, and a lower cost of living.<p>During a recent trip to Colorado, I met with Governor John Hickenlooper (D), who stressed his commitment to …

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini specs

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini have apparently been outed by German site All About Samsung.<p>The source cited by the site provided a screenshot of the AnTuTu benchmark running on the device, revealing some of the specifications of the device. The Galaxy S4 Mini is said to be …

Phones

Diller, Zucker Talk Aereo, “Creative Destruction” and the “Poo-Poo Cruise”

Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com<p>“It’s very overblown.”<p>That was Barry Diller at today’s <b>D11</b> conference on the controversy over IAC-backed Aereo, the …

Early Tumblr Employee Explains The Inconvenience Of Being Fabulously Rich

Or, he will soon. Yahoo's money hasn't hit his bank account yet. But when it does, Arment doesn't think his life will change drastically.<p>In a podcast with Casey Liss and John Siracusa, Arment explains he'll be a "terrible" rich person because he doesn't want to buy a lot of stuff.<p>Importantly, …

Vacation Homes

Tesla Didn't Make A Profit On Its Cars In Q1

But, to clear up a common misperception, its supporters should understand that it has not--yet--made a profit in its core business: designing, building, and selling the Model S all-electric luxury sport sedan.<p>The confusion seems to have come about because Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] reported a …

Tesla

Who wants to play used games on the Xbox One? Everybody!

Microsoft's response to the saga of playing used games is more confusing than helpful, the next iPhone might taste the rainbow, whatever that means, iOS 7 may be flat and boring, and our dreams of a steampunk world may be closer than we think.

iOS

Husband And Wife Architects Create The Sugar Lab, A Foundry For 3D Printed Sweets

Kyle and Liz von Hasseln aren’t your typical designers. Initially focused on architecture, the pair stumbled upon an interesting business idea when they wanted to make a special cake for a friend’s birthday: the Sugar Lab.<p>“It was our friend Chelsea’s birthday, and we didn’t have an oven to bake her …

All Your Worst Fears About Google Glass Are Coming True, and It's All Your Fault

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It only took about six weeks for developers to take all of the theoretically creepy things the …

GE’s Jeffrey Immelt Would Love to 3-D Print Jet Engine Parts Someday

If you’re into the 3-D printing craze consider this: Jeffrey Immelt, the CEO of the industrial giant General Electric, is one of you.<p>The practice of …

Facebook pledges tougher stance on hate speech

After being petitioned by women's rights groups, Facebook has agreed to revise its policy on hate speech.<p><b>After being petitioned by women's rights</b> …

Next year, you'll be able to drive a Tesla from coast to coast

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — By next year, you’ll be able to drive a Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to New York, recharging at Tesla Motors’ “Supercharger” stations all the way.<p>Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk made the announcement onstage here tonight, at the D11 tech conference.<p>There …