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The surprising lengths Fox went through to prevent the new 'Planet of the Apes' sequel trailer from leaking

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• The "War for the Planet of the Apes" trailer debuted at Comic Con.</b><b><br>• Fox was so paranoid about the trailer leaking, they had intense security measures in place.<br>• As of today, there have been no leaks.</b><p>Fox showed off the first trailer for the next "Planet of the Apes" movie at …

Earth-like schmearthlike: How should we talk about potentially habitable planets?

Are epithets such as 'second Earth' and 'Earth 2.0' misleading to the general public?<p>Last week, astronomers announced the discovery of a “second …

Planetary Habitability

Humans Evolved to Believe In God, This Theory Argues

More than eight in ten people worldwide believe in some form of religion.<p>More than eight in ten people worldwide have some sort of religious belief, according to a Pew Research Center study. Approximately one third of those people are Christian.<p>Even though the percentage of people who identify as …

Conflicts Between Science And Spirituality Are Rooted In Your Brain

"They are different kinds of insight, so there is really no reason for so much conflict to arise."<p>The standoff between science and religion -- between fact-based and faith-based ways of thinking and explaining the world -- is nearly as old as human thought itself.<p>In fact, the conflict may be rooted …

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

Did $1 iPhones Drag Down Best Buy?

Best Buy’s stock plummeted nearly 10% on Thursday after the company reported a decline in holiday sales and lowered its outlook for its current …

Tim Cook wants the government to affirm support for encryption

In a meeting with government officials, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly asked Obama administration officials to come out in favor of unbreakable encryption.<p>According to The Intercept, Tim Cook criticised officials for their weak position on the encryption debate and said they should publicly state …

Alzheimer's disease may be identified early by odor in urine

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers found a distinctive odor in urine may allow for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease based on …

Giant supernova in the sky smashes previous record, stuns scientists

There's breaking a record, and then there's blowing it to smithereens. Astronomers using relatively small telescopes around the globe have spotted the brightest supernova ever seen, shining about 20 times brighter than the 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy — or, put another way, as …

Universe
Foreign Policy

Innovation in Hedge Fund's Due Diligence

It looks like banking and technology are coming from different planets and consequently do not speak a common language. Small financial institutions like hedge funds are looking to invest in technology, but tend to avoid it. Most of the hedge funds outsource their IT departments and thereby believe …

The Complicated Relationship Between Cities and Obesity

In a city like Lausanne, Switzerland, urban planning could be both a cause of and solution to obesity.<p>Recent scientific evidence points to many causes of obesity. In fact, so many exist—poverty, social and emotional factors, lack of sleep, genetics—that it becomes difficult to sift through them all.<p>…

Design Philosophy is Critical in Driving Breakthrough Innovation

It is now abundantly clear that incremental innovation only keep the Sharks away long enough to come up for air and that it takes breakthrough innovation to swim out into the Blue Ocean, where opportunities are plentiful. Changing market and technology positions usually requires a renewal of the …

Inside the mind of a motorbike racing illustrator

Artist Ryan Quickfall explains how his signature style is getting him noticed by his racing heroes.<p>Newcastle-based illustrator Ryan Quickfall's work …

Comic Books

The First Chilean Architect to Win the Pritzker Prize

Alejandro Aravena is known for building designs that consider social and environmental impact.<p>The socially-minded architect Alejandro Aravena has become the first Chilean to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize.<p>Known for building designs that consider social and environmental impact, the …

Architecture

Here Are 10 Powerful New Insights From The Science Of Happiness

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings from the last year.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>More than a decade after <i>Greater Good</i> first started reporting on the science of compassion, generosity, …

LEGO's little bot teaches kids about science and coding

Earlier today, LEGO revealed WeDo 2.0, a new robotics kit that's designed for elementary school kids. The 280-piece set enables the creation of motorized forms, okay, <i>robots</i>, that will help students learn the basics of engineering, science and coding. For instance, you can build Milo, the adorable …

How Is Your Basic Science Literacy?

At one university where I’ve taught, we gave nonscience majors in a general science course this quick assessment on the first and last days of class to evaluate their incoming and outgoing basic science literacy. Obviously, some of these questions also reflect expected cultural deflections of …