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This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

8 Charming Italian Towns That Should Be on Your Radar for Summer 2018

You’ve decided to visit Italy this summer. Fantastico! (Hey, it’s never too soon to start learning the language.) Few countries compare to the beauty and charisma of this boot-shaped nation with its rocky coastal towns, rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and charming villages.<p>Now comes the hard …

Are markets about to topple and crash: five key measures

World stock markets are expensive by almost any metric – and the biggest of all the major markets is registering the highest readings.<p>American shares make up more than half the global stock market. Since the beginning of 2016 their value has risen by almost 30pc, with around half of that rally …

Stock Markets

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US

George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality<p>Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four has shot up the bestseller …

Literature

The Trump story media dare not utter: They sacrificed democracy for ratings

<b>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory, Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)</b><p>Democracy can’t survive when media have a sole commitment to profit with little …

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in <i>Music</i> | May 24th, 2018<p>Advertisement<p>As a longtime record collector (first because it was before CDs were invented) and a budding audiophile (because …

Literature

Get the Apple TV 'Aerial' Screensaver on Your Mac (or PC)

The Apple TV has a lovely screensaver called "Aerial." It shows beautiful, drifting scenes from around the world (you can spot New York, San …

San Francisco

Ebikes: I Sing the Ride Electric

Let me make a prediction: You will buy an E-Bike, and like me, you will love having one.<p><i>Wallerang Ebike</i><p>Over the last six months, I've been testing a wide variety of E-bikes and have come to believe strongly that E-bikes are in the future for many of us, specifically those over 50, but in time, for …

Rugged solar roads to hit four continents in 2017

Solar-generating roadways could soon be a reality on roads everywhere, thanks to new technology from Europe. According to Bloomberg, Colas SA, a …

Clean Energy

The top 0.1% of American households hold the same amount of wealth as the bottom 90%

It's no secret that the US has an inequality problem. But actually looking at the disparity between the top and the bottom can still be staggering.<p>Deutsche Bank's chief international economist Torsten Sløk sent around a chart in a recent note to clients showing the share of US household wealth by …

Income Inequality

SILICON VALLEY CEO: People are 'lashing out' because technology is destroying more and more jobs

"Technology is changing the workforce — it's changing the employment market," Tien Tzuo, the cofounder and CEO of Zuora, told Business Insider during a recent interview in London.<p>The World Economic Forum believes the world is undergoing a fourth industrial revolution, driven by the rise of robotics …

Watch This Robot Solve a Rubik’s Cube in Less Than a Second

The machines want our games as well as our jobs.<p>The fastest human with the most dexterous hands can solve a Rubik's cube in 4.74 seconds. There's a few different tricks and strategies puzzlers use to solve a cube that fast. One strategy even claims people can get through any scrambled cube in under …

A Fascinating Animated Map That Shows the Growth and Decline of the Human Population Through Time

The American Museum of Natural History has put together a truly fascinating animated map that shows how the human population has grown and declined …

LORD TURNER: 'We may be at a turning point in the nature of capitalism'

In an interview with Business Insider, Lord Turner said: "We have an economic malaise where the capitalism system is not delivering as well or to enough people to maintain its legitimacy.<p>"There's a certain sort of equality of citizenship that requires that everybody does OK. I think that may …

Income Inequality

Why Popcorn Time Scares Netflix

The free video-streaming upstart is starting to rival the larger site for traffic in some countries, but it isn't necessarily doing anything illegal.<p>In January, Netflix, the online video streaming site, used its quarterly letter to shareholders to take aim at a rival. Not the premium-cable channel …

“We have saved the planet!”: “American Sniper,” Bill O’Reilly and Fox News’ alternate reality

Outlandish defenses of Chris Kyle and the Iraq War prove the network is ready to revise history as it suits them<p>Every once in a while a Fox personality says something so outlandish he shocks himself. Such was the case when Fox Business host Charles Payne got amped up over Michael Moore’s <i>American</i> …

Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.<p>Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate.<p>A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader …

Climate Change

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

This 15-Year-Old Kid Made $100,000 From Bitcoin, Then Used It To Launch His Own Startup

Last month he used the money to launch his education startup, Botangle, Mashable reports.<p>The 15-year-old entrepreneur and programmer is passionate about do-it-yourself education. Since he was young, he's taught himself and his friends about computing and robotics, Mashable reports. Currently, …

As Parents We’re All Gun Violence Cowards

In the wake of the Santa Barbara shootings, a father asks if we will persist in our apathetic handwringing until our own children are the victims.<p>In …

Stop Favoring Investors, Speculators over Middle Class

I, like most members of the middle class, particularly in California, just paid a tax bill that seemed less like my fair share than a shakedown by …

Stock Markets

Watch An Industrial Robot Nearly Beat A Professional Ping Pong Player At His Own Game – Sort Of

If you’re looking for a vaguely frightening realization of just how good robots are getting at activities that require a high degree of optical precisions and fine motor control, than the video above has exactly what you need. In a promotional short film created by robotics company KUKA (via …

Customize Every Detail of These Gorgeous Prefab Houses

If you fancy yourself a designer of sorts, you're going to love Blu Homes. This California-based company makes beautiful, incredibly customizable …

John Travolta and the Birth of the Adele Dazeem Phenomenon

As he took the stage on Sunday night, John Travolta probably had no idea that he was about to launch an entire career (of a fictional person).<p>The …

Amazon Prime snags 'Archer' and five more Fox series, launches 10 free pilots

The content arms race between streaming-video providers Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (and YouTube/Google Play and Crackle and Redbox and... you get the picture) shows no signs of slowing down, and here's Amazon's latest assault. The Prime Instant Video service is pushing new, exclusive, original …

Neither Party Dealing with More-Rigid Class Structure

President Obama’s most-recent pivot toward the issue of “inequality” and saving the middle class might be seen as something of an attempt to change …

Income Inequality

Game Changer: One Simple Thing You Can Stop to Improve Your Life

Complaining is one of the ego's favorite strategies for strengthening itself. Every complaint is a little story the mind makes up that you completely believe in. Whether you complain aloud or only in thought makes no difference. Some egos that perhaps don't have much else to identify with easily …

Build anything you want with Legos, in Chrome

Let's be honest: You're never too old to play with Legos. Thanks to the latest Chrome experiment (and a little help from WebGL) you can build whatever your heart desires directly from your browser. Using Maps, you're able to choose a location-specific plot before starting to build, brick by brick. …