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The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, …

Ulysses S. Grant

This Yoga Flow Will Instantly Boost Your Mood

Sure, yoga is a great way to tone your body, but it can do wonders for your mind too. A regular yoga practice can help you feel more grounded, boost …

Yoga

The most outrageous numbers of 2017

From longevity to bitcoin, plastic usage to refugees, the figures that dominate the news keep getting bigger and bigger<p>Number inflation was rampant in 2017, as the figures that dominated news stories just got bigger and bigger. Data stored, stuff bought, years lived, the great scoreboard of human …

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

We now know the tipping point that prompted the FBI to launch its Trump-Russia investigation

The FBI's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow was not prompted by a dossier compiled by a former British spy, but by campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos boasting to a top Australian diplomat about Russia's dirt on then Democratic nominee Hillary …

Donald Trump

The Story of Human Migration Out of Africa Just Got Rewritten

Some of our ancestors jumped the gun.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>For anyone trying to trace the …

A House Republican presented a 'political test' to the FBI director that left observers stunned

A Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee left several observers stunned on Thursday when he read off a list of names of agents to the FBI director and asked him to disclose their political biases.<p>"As you're aware, Deputy Director McCabe was involved in highly charged political cases …

Donald Trump

Entire human chess knowledge learned and surpassed by DeepMind's AlphaZero in four hours

Hundreds of years of chess knowledge was learned and then surpassed by Google DeepMind’s artificial intelligence algorithm in just four hours, it has emerged.<p>The astonishing programme AlphaZero quickly mastered the ancient game, before coming up with completely new strategies, which are now being …

How to Create an Anonymous Email Account

It's not easy to be anonymous on the internet. Here's how you can stay hidden even on email.<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Not long ago, the sharing economy seemed to take over. Privacy was dead, and no one cared. But that was a pre-Snowden era. Now, for some, the need to go truly anonymous …

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Machine Learning

The best science fiction and fantasy of 2017

Adam Roberts finds floods in Manhattan, magic in Paris and a shortage of electricity across the world<p>A year ago, Amitav Ghosh usefully stirred things up with his rebuke to “realist” modes of writing. Where, he asked, is all the fiction about climate change? Well, it turns out that the answer is …

Books

Yes, you are probably descended from royalty. So is everyone else.

Excerpt: A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived<p><i>The following is an excerpt from</i> A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived <i>by Adam Rutherford.</i><p>We are all special, which also means that none of us is. This is merely a numbers game. You have two parents, four grandparents, eight great-grandparents, …

7 smart money moves to make before 2018 — to end up richer in the new year

Stressing about money as you make your holiday gift list — and shell out hundreds of dollars for holiday travel? While it’s easy to overspend in …

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

Paper clip game 'superintelligence' theory

The harbinger of human extinction. David/Flickr<p>A game about making paperclips has gone viral, and it's a sly nod to a famous thought experiment about the potential dangers of artificial intelligence.<p>The game, as described by Business Insider's Matt Weinberger (one of the many staffers at Business …

Singularity

How blockchain promises to speed up tech evolution

The blockchain space has been innovating at an incredible pace over the past year. The total number of initial coin offerings (ICOs) was probably less than 10. If someone had told you that insurance company AIG was conducting a multi-country smart contract test, you’d have thought they were crazy. …

Blockchain

MIT researchers have isolated a strategy to help kids grow up to be more successful — but most parents are afraid to do it

So, you work hard to make sure that you praise your kids the right way—always for their efforts, never for their innate characteristics and abilities.<p>Perhaps you also try to show them that hard work will always pay off—and maybe make yourself feel better in front of them—by hiding your struggles …

Self-improvement

Is This The Secret Behind the Mysterious Em Drive?

The secret behind the Em Drive’s thrust, which is real, may be in the long-discarded pilot wave theory.<br>Read More

Physics

The NFL and ESPN badly misjudged Trump. Now they're paying the price.

<b>(CNN) —</b> The NFL put out a statement on Wednesday denying it had capitulated to President Donald Trump and banned players from kneeling when the National Anthem plays before games.<p>This remains true, so far as we know, in the abstract. The league has not imposed any formal restrictions. (Yet. There …

Donald Trump

Scientists have discovered this drug fixes cavities and regrows teeth

Goodbye, Fillings<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed …

Innovation

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Trump begins Obamacare dismantling with executive order

Health Care

President Donald J. Trump is Taking Action to Improve Access, Increase Choices, and Lower Costs for Healthcare

<i>“The time has come to give Americans the freedom to purchase health insurance across state lines, which will create a truly competitive national</i> …

Health Care

The 31 most underrated 'Star Trek' episodes

The majority came from "Voyager," the fourth series in the franchise, and there were a few "The Next Generation" shows sprinkled in. They mostly featured the fan favorite villain, the Borg.<p>But there are so many great non-Borg, non-Voyager episodes that people seem to have forgotten about. So we …

Science Fiction

No Spin News

No Spin News | Wednesday, January 3<p>O'Reilly on Trump's Twitter Attacks on Iran and Pakistan, CNN, & the Deep Freeze Across the Country<p>Today I'm going …

How to Get Rich: 8 Success Habits Wielded by Multimillionaires

Building wealth requires you ignore the negativity and focus on the right things.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You've likely heard this before. The state and quality of your life is a …

Self-improvement

How to download music from YouTube and transfer it to your Android device

A lot of people who aren’t subscribed to a music streaming service like Google Play Music or Spotify like listening and discovering new tracks on YouTube. In a way, this is a great option, but it’s far from ideal.<p>For one, the screen of your device has to be turned on all the time for the audio to …

Music Industry

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Astrophysics

Your photos just had a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what happened

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs.<p>At its developers’ conference earlier this year, Apple announced that it would be switching over to a high-efficiency photo format with the release of its next operating system. HEIF promises the same quality …