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Clouds on Uranus smell like farts, astronomers have confirmed — a clue that there was 'a big shakeup' early in the solar system

Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun, has held a vital (and smelly) secret of the solar system for decades.<p>An international team of researchers reported on Monday that they've discovered evidence that Uranus holds one of the most unpleasant-smelling chemicals known to humankind.<p>"They found …

Astronomy

THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Telehealth — the use of mobile technology to deliver health-related services, such as remote doctor consultations and …

Telehealth

Every airman 'must understand the business of space superiority,' Air Force chief of staff says

Colorado Springs, Colo. (AFNS) — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein emphasized the essential role airmen have when it comes to space superiority during the 34th Space Symposium, April 17, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.<p>"Our space specialists must be world-class experts in …

Military

A wounded soldier has received the world's first full penis and scrotum transplant

Surgeons at Johns Hopkins University have given a wounded soldier the world's first full penis and scrotum transplant, the hospital announced Monday.<p>The soldier, who remains anonymous, lost his genitals to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. In a 14-hour surgery last month, a team of 11 …

Medicine

US veteran who survived blast in Afghanistan receives first penis and scrotum transplant

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world's most extensive penis transplant.<p>A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world's most extensive penis transplant.<p>Doctors at Johns Hopkins University say the transplant included the …

Medicine

Washing your romaine lettuce won't eliminate E. coli — here's how to minimize your risk during the current outbreak

If you've got romaine lettuce in your refrigerator, throw it out — and then give the fridge a good scrub, ideally with bleach.<p>Romaine lettuce — including the pre-chopped variety as well as whole heads and hearts — from Arizona has been linked to a multistate outbreak of a nasty strain of E. coli. …

E.coli

A doctor’s office that charges $150 a month and doesn’t take insurance just raised millions to make it the future of medicine

Entering Parsley Health's offices in New York's Union Square area, you might not feel as if you're headed to the doctor.<p>The practice, housed in a WeWork building, has the feel of the startup space complete with succulents and a kitchen. The first clue you're in a medical practice comes from a room …

Digital Health

Apple is reportedly working on a pair of smart glasses — here's what it might look like

For years now, we've been hearing that Apple is working on a pair of smart glasses powered by augmented reality.<p>Augmented reality (AR), for those unfamiliar, lets you see virtual images in the real world.<p>Apple's smart glasses probably won't be ready until around 2020 at the earliest, but if you're …

Augmented Reality

Kanye West is watching a TED Talk from the Google exec who predicted that computers will become super-intelligent by 2030 and humans will live forever by 2045

Musician and fashion designer Kanye West sparked a million tweets on Monday when he shared short videos of him listening to right-wing personalities like Scott Adams.<p>But a small clue hidden on his Apple laptop screen shows he's been mainlining other controversial opinions — some from Google's chief …

Singularity

Vintage EPA photos reveal what Midwestern industrial cities looked like before the US regulated pollution

A growing number of these plants are shutting down, partly due to the declining costs of renewables. According to one recent Moody's Analytics report, the price of wind power has fallen so rapidly that it could soon replace coal-fired plants in the Midwest.<p>Meanwhile, the Trump administration has …

Pollution

All the terrible things that would happen if all the coral reefs died off

We're currently facing the worst bleaching of coral reefs ever known in history, but what would happen if all the coral reefs died off? We've already lost 50% of the world's coral, and we're at risk of losing even more. If the world lost all its coral reefs, the results would be dire. Following is …

Coral Reefs

America is being bombarded by food poisoning scares — here are 8 foods an expert says he refuses to eat

Environmental Health

Here's when it gets more difficult to learn a new language, according to science

Perhaps you've toyed with the idea of learning a second or third language. But as an adult, is learning a new language too monumental of a task to undertake?<p>Let's look at what we know about language development. Early childhood — infancy until age 5 — is a particularly sensitive period when …

Language Learning

People across the US are throwing away romaine lettuce due to an E. coli outbreak — here's how to avoid getting sick

People should avoid all romaine lettuce unless they can confirm that lettuce does not come from the growing region of Yuma, Arizona, according to the latest warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>Romaine lettuce — including the pre-chopped variety as well as whole heads …

Environmental Health

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Comcast will launch a digital health platform — FDA's five-point plan for device security — New study adds weight to remote patient monitoring

<i>Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, the newsletter providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence.</i><p><i>Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at:</i> <i>lbeaver@businessinsider.com</i><p><b>COMCAST TAKES</b> …

Digital Health

The foods that are the most likely to make you sick, according to the Centers for Disease Control

Environmental Health

Americans are avoiding romaine lettuce after an outbreak — and it reveals one of the most dangerous grocery store habits

A CDC investigation is putting leafy greens under the microscope.<p>On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that Americans avoid any form of romaine lettuce. According to the CDC, at least 53 people in 16 US states have been infected with E. coli after consuming romaine …

Environmental Health

The 25 most dangerously polluted cities in the US

Pollution leads to various kinds of nasty health outcomes, including asthma, lung cancer, and shortened lifespans.<p>The new report rounds up air quality data from 2014 to 2016 in the United States. (Because air quality data is plentiful and complicated, the annual ALA reports look two years into the …

Particles

A mother in Flint, Michigan collected more than 800 neighborhood water samples to help uncover the city's lead crisis

Leanne Walters didn't know why her eyelashes were falling out and her hair was thinning.<p>It was 2014, and her entire family was getting sicker by the day, by the gulp, every time one of them turned on the tap to take a sip of water.<p>Walters' three-year-old twins were breaking out in rashes, and her …

Water

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

Pollution

Cities around the US are flooding on sunny days — here's what it's like

If you live in a city like Miami, New York City, or Charleston, the evidence is apparent if you head to the right neighborhood during high tides — especially those known as king tides. These are the highest tides of the year, and they coincide with full moons during spring and fall.<p>King tides …

Climate Change

On Earth Day, National Geographic is broadcasting stunning, previously unreleased photos from its archive — accompanied by music

Earth Day is one of the world's largest celebrations of our environment.<p>To commemorate the holiday, National Geographic is debuting a "Symphony for our World": a television event that will pair a slideshow of National Geographic's stunning wildlife photography with a five-part symphony.<p>The music is …

Travel Photography

The average American's annual food waste, water use, energy consumption, garbage, and carbon emissions in 1 simple chart

America's thirst for resources seems unquenchable, and its ability to generate waste can be shocking.<p>In 2015, for example, 5% of the world's population lived in the United States, but the country consumed about 18% of the planet's energy, according to EIA data.<p>Meanwhile, Americans in 2010 had a …

Carbon Emissions

Amazon's cloud business is using this weird 1976 'Saturday Night Live' skit to explain its new blockchain product

Amazon Web Services announced a new product on Thursday that will make it easier to use blockchains.<p>AWS isn't the first to market with this kind blockchain product. IBM has led the way with enterprise-grade platforms for building on top of blockchains. Oracle also has an offering, and Google Cloud …

Blockchain

Vintage EPA photos reveal what New York City looked like before the US regulated pollution

New York City produces twice as much trash as any other mega-city on Earth, according to a recent study. The Environmental Protection Agency has described Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal as "one of the nation's most extensively contaminated water bodies." And air pollution, coming largely from …

Pollution

These ex-Facebook and Google engineers are helping companies kick abusive people off popular internet sites

In the wake of Mark Zuckerberg's exhaustive Congressional testimony over the Cambridge Analytica scandal, we caught up with former Facebook engineer Pete Hunt, the CEO founder of a startup called Smyte.<p>We asked him how technology can be used to find bad actors online, such as Russian hackers and …

Internet

There's a science-backed treatment for drug addiction that works — but it's nearly impossible to get

The death toll from the opioids epidemic continues to soar — nearly 64,000 people died in 2016 alone. Scientists are working to find creative tools to fight it, and President Donald Trump has called the overdose crisis a public health emergency. But he has not yet outlined any targeted solutions …

Medicine

Why eating fat won't always make you gain weight

Everyone's concerned about what to eat, and many are turning to low-fat diets as a way to curb their weight. It makes sense, right? It's literally in the name, low fat. It will make you less fat! WRONG. You could actually gain weight by avoiding fat in favor of some sugary carb options. Here's the …

Nutrition

The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, who started Theranos when she was 19 and became the world's youngest female billionaire before it all came crashing down

These days, blood-testing startup Theranos is on its last legs.<p>But in 2014, the billion-dollar company and its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, were on top of the world. Back then, Theranos was a revolutionary idea thought up by a woman hailed as a genius who styled herself as a female Steve Jobs. Holmes was …

Silicon Valley