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Britain's centuries-old secret slang

Susie Dent is one of the UK’s best-known word experts. In her new book she explores the fascinating alien codes and colourful slang spoken for centuries.<p>The word ‘eavesdropper’ originally referred to people who, under the pretence of taking in some fresh air, would stand under the ‘eavesdrip’ of …

Language

The most beautiful (and dangerous) wildlife photographs you'll probably ever see

Nature Photography

Google Home Brings Artificial Intelligence to Your Living Room

Google Home's compact and stylish speaker features the tech giant's mighty Google Assistant. It's powered by artificial intelligence, which allows it to not only perform tasks and answer questions, but also get better with time.<p>Alexa better watch her back. Google just launched Google Home, a …

Smart Homes

9 unexpected things you can make in an ice cube tray

Forget boring ol' ice. Here are nine other clever things you can do with ice cube trays.<p>Often, the best uses for kitchen equipment is anything but its original intended use. That especially holds true for ice cube trays. They're perfect for making frozen treats, sprucing up cocktails or tea with …

6 Reasons Why I No Longer Visit Zoos, Marine Parks, or Any Other Facility That Displays Animals - One Green Planet

A fraught debate around the ethical question of keeping animals in zoos and marine parks has been raging for decades. The earliest commercial zoos …

Cognitive Science

Photographing Civil Rights, Up North and Beyond Dixie

An elegantly dressed African-American woman kneels in the middle of a road, her knees protected by a sheet of cardboard. She is blocking dump trucks, an act of civil disobedience to protest unfair hiring practices at a hospital construction site.<p>The 1963 image by Bob Adelman appears to be a typical …

Black History

Want to Get Ahead? 10 Things to Do During Your Lunch Break

One of the ways to make change in your life is to use your time wisely<p>Are you given a whole hour at lunch time and not sure how to fill it in properly?<p>In my new book The Entrepreneur's Book of Actions: Essential Daily Exercises and Habits for Becoming Wealthier, Smarter, and More Successful …

Productivity

11 African American Inventors Who Changed the World

Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Dr. Shirley Jackson speaks at a conference in 2011.<p>Can you imagine life without blood banks, …

Arthur Conan Doyle

The latest optical illusion wreaking havoc on the internet is “The Bag"

Remember last year, when everybody on the internet lost their minds over the dress that appeared gold and white to some people and blue and black to …

Astronomy's 'Dark Horse' Lit Up By Hubble

The great Orion Nebula might be the easiest deep-sky object to spot, but to telescope-equipped skywatchers, the Horsehead Nebula is even more spectacular.<p>Located along Orion’s Belt, just south of the easternmost belt star, Alnitak, the nebula is part of the great Orion molecular cloud complex.<p>From …

Big History

How To Fight Poverty? It’s Simple: Give Cash To Poor People

Experts don’t know what a poor person needs. But guess who does? Poor people.<p>There’s a very long list of ways that nonprofits have tried to attack the problem of global poverty. Some give microfinance loans. Others create skills training programs. Still others give laptops to kids. Of all the …

8 Great Sites to Help Your Kids Learn About Money

Fun interactive games offer valuable lessons for young savers and spenders.<p>Teaching your children about money is an important, yet often overlooked …

Tesla: 5 Reasons Why It's Unique

The high-tech automaker’s electric vehicles are very different from other cars on the road. The foundation of that difference is that all Teslas — …

Extinction

6 Architectural Museums Worth Traveling the World For Photos

It’s no easy feat creating a museum about architecture. After all, how can you possibly fit a discipline that brokers in buildings into one single building? It turns out there are quite a few ways, actually, each seemingly more inventive than the next. When news hit this summer that Tokyo’s new …

8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back

Sometimes simpler is better. That’s certainly the case with these old-fashioned pies, which have been unjustly relegated to the back of the recipe …

Alton Brown

29 Years Ago, "Q" Changed Human History on 'Star Trek: TNG'

In the first episode of <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>, which aired 29 years ago today, a member of an all-powerful group of superbeings put the …

Science Fiction

VW's new electric car will cost less, and go farther than, Tesla's Model 3

Volkswagen unveiled a new long-range electric car Tuesday in Paris, and, in terms of cost and range, it's miles ahead of anything coming to market soon.<p>The car, called the I.D., is expected to cost less than $30,000, which is less than both the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt. It will have …

Volkswagen
Comic Books

Bruce Springsteen calls Donald Trump a 'moron'

Singer says Republican candidate offers ‘simple answers to very complex problems’ and backs Hillary Clinton for president<p>Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has described Donald Trump as a “moron” and “tragic” in an election campaign he has chosen largely to stay out of, until now.<p>Speaking to Rolling …

How To Generate Leads From Your Blog ?

Thanks to machines, there are a plethora of tasks that no longer need human intervention. With the mundane tasks taken care of, people can turn their …

7 Tips to Stand out from the Crowd

133 Shares<p>By Samantha Brannon<p>There are a lot of blogs out there.<p>In fact, there are many millions of posts put up every day. That’s a lot of …

A Retired Teacher Built a Scale Map of China in His Backyard

A former teacher in the Chinese province of Guangdong is making excellent use of his retirement. He’s not just gardening, but building entire scale …

First footage from 'Ghost in the Shell' shows Scarlett Johansson's cyborg side

The live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell” starring<p>Scarlett Johanssonas the cyberpunk-fighting cyborg just dropped its first bit of footage. No doubt manga, anime and genre fans everywhere will have something to say about this brief glimpse of the new dystopia.<p>The first footage from the …

Anime

5 Monetization Options for Blog Owners!

Are you looking for ways to monetize your blog? A blog is the perfect platform for people who want to add to their income or even make a living …

Marketing

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Timelapse: The Construction of the World's Tallest Timber Tower

Topping out two weeks ago, the structure of Brock Commons, currently the tallest timber structure in the world, is now complete. Measuring in at 18 …

Justin Timberlake

Watch this time-lapse of two people eating Red Lobster's 'Endless Shrimp' for 8 hours

Red Lobster's "Endless Shrimp" meal is back on the menu with five different preparations of shrimp ready for your eating pleasure. To find out if this offer is truly "endless," we sent two Business Insider reporters to see how many shrimp they could both eat.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter