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Aesthetics

Trending Ecommerce Niche Products That Are Killing It

Ecommerce is proving to be the best channel for selling niche products.<p>There are so many hip products now nobody had heard of before and they’re an …

The 16 best-selling products from Amazon Prime Day 2017 — including the ones that surprised us

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon; Business Insider/Mike Nudelman<p>This past week was Amazon’s Prime Day, where the giant site discounts over 100,000 items heavily …

Shopping

Top 25 Most Trending Products to Sell Online in 2017

The Internet has made it possible for us to enjoy quite a number of opportunities. One of these is the ability to sell products and services online. …

Hitler WWII 'escape' investigated by the CIA, bombshell document reveals

A newly declassified CIA document reveals that the intelligence agency investigated the possibility that Adolf Hitler was alive in South America as late as 1955 — nearly a decade after World War II ended.<p>The document, which appears on the CIA's website, highlights a former SS soldier who told spies …

Adolf Hitler

50 Years On, Chimps Studied By Jane Goodall Still Reveal Discoveries

For the first time in decades, scientists have quantitatively tackled some of the primatologist's famous work on chimp temperament.<p>The wild chimpanzees at Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park are at the heart of Jane Goodall’s groundbreaking research. Now, for the first time in decades, behavioral …

Jane Goodall

Jonny Greenwood snaps back at Fox News after describing Radiohead as “moaning and whining”

A simple burn written in the form of a Twitter bio...<p>After being described by a Fox News presenter as “elaborate moaning and whining”, Radiohead …

Indie Music

Scientists discover electrons moving like honey in graphene

Electrons which act like slow-pouring honey have been observed for the first time in graphene, prompting a new approach to fundamental physics.

Graphene

Marine Photographer Captures Captivating Shots of Adorable Newborn Whales

Freelance photographer Rita Kluge treats the world as her oyster. Based in the beautiful beaches of Sydney, Australia, the German transplant travels the planet, committed to “capturing the ocean and all it has to offer; be it surfers, swells or marine wildlife.” Each bathed-in-blue, fascinating …

Perovskites and Perovskite Solar Cells: An Introduction

The rapid improvement of perovskite solar cells has made them the rising star of the photovoltaics world and of huge interest to the academic …

Perovskite Solar Cell: Key To A Brighter Solar Future?

<b>The use of solar energy is expanding worldwide but the efficiency of silicon solar cells has made very little progress in the last few decades. Could perovskite solar cell be the answer to high-efficiency solar power?</b><p>Conventional solar cells today are made of silicon with power conversion …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

Engineering

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

The Brain

Bulk Metallic Glasses: Constructing the Future

Pick up your cell phone and look at its casing. What is it made of? How thick is it? How durable, how flexible, how strong is it? In the mind of Jan …

Scientists make recipes for metal glass, the wonder material you've never heard of

Electron scan microscope images of metallic glass.<p>What happens when you mix the physical properties of glass (brittle and flowing) and metal (stiff …

A material supreme: How graphene will shape the world of tomorrow

In his Pulitzer Prize-winning book <i>Guns, Germs, and Steel</i>, Jared Diamond postulated that civilizations which spread out and conquer others do so as a …

Engineering

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

Materials of the Future | School of Materials Science and Engineering

<b>Materials</b> have been shaping human history since the dawn of civilisation. But what else is out there, as yet undiscovered?<p>On this page we look at …

Diamond no longer nature’s hardest material

<i>This article was first published on 16 February 2009. See the end of the article for an update</i><p>Diamond will always be a girl’s best friend, but it may …

Shooting Sports

Eastern gorilla now critically endangered while giant panda situation improves

Largest living primate joins three other great ape species on International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list, but pandas no longer endangered<p>Humanity has moved a step closer to wiping out our closest evolutionary relatives, with four of the six great ape species now listed …

The SS - World War II

Origins of the SS<p>In 1921, Adolf Hitler became the leader of a fledgling political organization called the National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) …

World History

More Snow Leopards Poached, Even as Bold Plan Fights Decline

On the eve of International Snow Leopard Day, there’s good news and bad news for the secretive big cats of Central Asia.<p>Secretive as they are, snow leopards are still dying at the hands of humans, according to a new report released today.<p>Poachers have killed at least 450 of the endangered big cats …

Wildlife

The breathtaking winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

The competition received over 50,000 entries from 95 different countries. A panel of experts narrowed this down to a shortlist of just 100 photos, which will go on exhibition at the Natural History Museum on Friday before touring across the UK and internationally.<p>The overall winner was American …

Wildlife

The quest to make a crystal harder than diamonds

Labs across the world have been competing to build “superhard” materials – and they are finally succeeding.<p>At the centre of our planet, the weight of billions of tonnes of rock pushing down from above creates crushing forces that are more than three million times the atmospheric pressure here on …

Earth Science

Robot surgeons and artificial life: the promise of tiny machines

<b>The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded for the design and synthesis of the world's smallest machines. The work has overtones of science fiction, but holds huge promise in fields as diverse as medicine, materials and energy.</b><p>All grand endeavours start small.<p>This is especially true of …

Nanotech

In a Lab in Poland, Plastic That Can Crawl

It’s about half an inch long, a few millimeters wide and no thicker than a human hair, and it usually just sits there like a discarded strip of red cellophane — until a specific shade of green laser light strikes it.<p>Then the University of Warsaw’s new robot caterpillar shows what it can do.<p>It can …

Robotics

Bet You’ve Never Heard of This Shy, Colorful Monkey

Drill monkeys share a colorful feature with their cousin the mandrill.<p>Ever meet someone so charismatic you wonder: why aren’t you famous?<p>That’s how I feel about the drill monkey. I just "discovered" them, prompting this Weird Animal Question of the Week: So, what’s the drill? And where has this …

Equatorial Guinea
AOL

50 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Simpsons’

<i>The Simpsons</i> was first broadcast as a cartoon short on <i>The Tracy Ullman Show</i> in America, but since has become an international comic institution. …

Conan O'Brien