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Neil deGrasse Tyson Challenges Chaser the Border Collie to Retrieve a Doll She’d Never Seen Before

On an adorable 2012 episode of the PBS series NOVAScience, popular astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson challenged Chaser, the amazing border collie …

How to Solve Your Wireless Printer Problems

Despite all her efforts, 66-year-old Carol Sawyer remains troubled by the struggle to connect a printer to the WiFi network in her home.<p>Even after …

Wi-Fi

If You’ve Been Enjoying All the Donald Trump Subtweets at John McCain’s Funeral, You’ll Love This Anti-Trump Film the U.S. Government Produced in 1943

It’s been a big day for former government officials speaking out against Donald Trump: Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush both used their …

Donald Trump

Your cable company’s worst nightmare is on sale for $39 on Amazon

If you really love your cable company and you’re happy to pay them more money than you should be each month, you can go ahead and stop reading this …

You can opt out of Netflix's new ads. Here's how

We interrupt your binge watch to bring you this important message. Similar to messages from the Emergency Broadcast System cutting in during your TV viewing, Netflix has begun showing trailers for its shows in between the episodes you are currently watching or bingeing. To be clear, it is only …

A New Wife, a Secret Past and a Trail of Loss and Blood

FORT LEE, N.J. — A young man wearing a baseball cap sat alone in his convertible at the drive-through lane of a Dunkin’ Donuts here, the top down on a warm October afternoon, waiting to order Munchkins and coffee. He did not notice, from behind, the approach of a man carrying a baseball bat.<p>The …

Living Rooms

11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you’re in this camp, try these plants to keep bugs out of your …

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

We knew everything we needed to know, and nothing stood in our way. Nothing, that is, except ourselves. A tragedy in two acts.

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

Nearly 17 years since 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s family remains an influential part of Saudi society – as well as a reminder of the darkest moment in the kingdom’s history. Can they escape his legacy?<p>On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly. …

Osama Bin Laden

Former Circus Bear Can't Believe It When He Sees His Sprawling New Home

After years stuck in a tiny pen, he was just sent to the most beautiful sanctuary in the WORLD.<p>A bear named Napa has never known a life without a …

Amazon has a great perk for Prime members who love to read

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p><b>Prime Reading is Amazon Prime's perk for members who love to read.</b>• <b><br>Prime members now get access to a selection of 1,000+ of the most</b> …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Timelapse of a dude building a log cabin by hand is oddly satisfying

Ever want to build yourself a nice cabin in the woods? Outdoorsman Shawn James can help you out.<p>Using basic tools and the power of his own body, …

Snowden's New App Turns Your Phone Into a Home Security System

Your digital security, any sufficiently paranoid person will remind you, is only as good as your physical security. The world's most sensitive users …

Mobile homeland

Whatever you call it—mobile home, trailer park, manufactured housing—the retro living module is undergoing a renaissance<p>The country music I grew up with loves to wax poetic about family traditions.<p>There’s Hank Williams Jr., whose warbling, smoke-tinged voice explains away his drinking and smoking …

The Great 78 Project, An Internet Archive Community Project to Preserve and Digitize Old 78 RPM Records

The Great 78 Project is a collaborative project between the Internet Archive, George Blood LP, and the Archive of Contemporary Music that seeks to …

Michelle Obama's long journey to the White House is a story spanning five generations

Former First Lady Michelle Obama's family sure has come a long way in five generations.<p>American filmmaker and <i>Selma</i> director Ava DuVernay shared a …

Now Online: 2.2 Million Images from the Early Days of Photography

We know how it is. You want lots and lots of olde-tymey pictures of men with big mustaches and ladies in absurd hats, but you just don’t know where …

Charles Steckler

About a dozen women and one man marched for women's rights in the tiny community of Sandy Cove, N.S., (pop. 65) but they've gotten support from …

8 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your Smartphone

Much like computers, smartphones can start to slow down after years, or even months, of use. However, there are some ways to keep your iOS and …

Sober Utopia: A Radical Rehab Experiment

But now Richard was with hundreds of other people like him: chronically homeless, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and taking part in a last-ditch …

Unlock the Time-Saving Power of Your Keyboard's Function Keys

See those keys at the top of your computer keyboard, labeled with letters and numbers ranging from F1 to F12? Unless you’re a computer whiz, there’s …

The Cling Bling Window Solar Charger

The Cling Bling window solar charger is a portable battery and solar panel that features a suction design so users can attach it to the a window …

Give your shower a little more Force

Star Wars: The Force Awakens tickets went on sale all around the world at the start of this week, with every cinema worth their weight in Kessel …

Star Wars

Moving Stars

The truth is, I couldn’t bring myself to watch that first strange meeting.<p>I knew President Obama would rise to the occasion, would do what needed to …

How Does It Feel

I was born in Chicago on December 30, 1946, within the vortex of a huge snowstorm. My father had to help the taxi-driver navigate Lake Shore Drive with the windows wide open, while my mother was in labor. I was a scrawny baby, and my father worked to keep me alive, holding me over a steamy washtub …

Russian President Vladimir Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack, U.S. Intelligence Officials Say

Was Russian President Vladimir Putin personally involved in the U.S. election hack? <i>NBC News</i> has in a damning new report claimed that several U.S. …

The 11 Moves That Help Athletes Get Better with Age

Among the most important things an athlete can do to preserve fitness for years to come is avoid injuries. Sprains, tears, and broken bones can resurface as nagging aches or weaknesses as you get older, preventing you from pushing yourself with the kind of high-intensity interval training that’s so …

Exercise

12 Netflix Tricks You Aren't Using (But Should Be)

<b>By Wil Fulton</b><p>It's difficult to remember my life before Netflix, and frankly, I'd rather not. The era of all-day binge-watching and having unlimited …

Dialing These Codes Enables Hidden iPhone Settings

It's official: The majority of American adults own smartphones. Many of us use our phones every day to play games, send texts, and keep up with …