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20 Simple Ways to Hack Your Happiness, According to Science

From taking walks to listening to music -- do small things to greatly boost your happy quotient.<p>Happiness, anger, depression, anxiety, excitement -- we’ve all experienced each of these emotions before. It’s part of the human condition and how we’re wired. But if we had the option to feel happy …

Happiness

Amazon CEO and world's richest man Jeff Bezos is hardly ever on his phone

<b>• As the CEO of Amazon and the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos is a busy person.</b><p><b>• However, in an interview with his younger brother Mark, the CEO said he doesn't check his phone constantly.</b><p><b>• That's because Bezos doesn't multitask.</b><p>Jeff Bezos may be CEO of one of the biggest companies in tech, but …

Jeff Bezos

The Keystone pipeline just spilled another 210,000 gallons of oil

Here's what you need to know about the situation in South Dakota.<p>Sometime before 6 a.m. local time, operators noticed that pressure had dropped in a pipeline capable of pumping 590,000 barrels of crude oil products every day from Canada down to the Gulf Coast.<p>The oil was likely diluted bitumen, or …

Environment

No, there has not been a successful head transplant

And the whole story is extremely fishy.<p>In a 2015 TEDx talk, Sergio Canavero made a bold and tantalizing claim: by 2017, he swore, he would conduct the first human head transplant. And if you’ve been paying attention to trending headlines today, you might think he’s followed through on that …

Biotechnology

Tesla Semi stands to shake up the trucking industry

The "Beast" is real. Elon Musk has unveiled the Tesla Semi and immediately pushed the trucking industry into a new dimension of technology and efficiency.<p>Welcome to The Beast. This is the Tesla Semi, the company's long-awaited (and oft-teased) entry into the commercial trucking market. It's an …

Transportation

Tesla unveils the new Roadster

Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon us, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2 seconds for 0 to 100. It can handle a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds.<p>“This is the base model,” Musk said, then …

Cameras

Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Does Backflips Now and It's Full-Tilt Insane

Atlas, the hulking humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, now does backflips. I’ll repeat that. It’s a hulking humanoid that does backflips.<p>Check out …

Robots

Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster is the fastest production car ever made

“Period.”<p>Elon Musk promised a surprise during the Tesla semi unveiling event, and boy did he deliver: the return of the Roadster. But it’s no repeat performance. The stunning four-seater roadster boasts jaw-dropping numbers, that if they measure up to Musk’s claims, will make it the world’s fastest …

Supercars

This is the Tesla Semi truck

500 miles of range and more aerodynamic than a supercar<p>The Tesla Semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words: it’s exactly what we expect to see from …

Trucks

Elon Musk Has Unveiled Tesla's All-Electric Semitruck

Elon Musk has always dreamed big, and tonight he showed off his biggest reverie yet: the fully electric Tesla Semi. Powered by a massive battery, …

Peter Thiel

Primus Classic Trail Stove Review | Backpacking Stove Review

Primus Classic Trail Stove Overview<p>After a long backpacking trek there is that magical moment when the gear is unpacked, the boots are loose, and the …

Camping

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is a parkour master

Parkour! That’s what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There’s no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-called ‘sport of kings.’ And yes, that is the <i>true</i> sport of kings.<p>Boston Dynamics has shown off its new version of …

Robots

10 Ways You're Being Tracked Without You Knowing It

Everything we do online and with technology leaves a footprint.<p>The prevailing truth in technology is that what we gain in progress and convenience, we often lose in privacy.<p>Recently, the FDA approved a trackable pill that could be used to treat people who live with schizophrenia and manic episodes. …

DuckDuckGo

Aerial Pictures Reveal a Wild Arctic Wonderland

Florian Ledoux wants his photography to tell the story of the region, and help to save it in the process.<p>Wild and bracingly beautiful, the Arctic captured photographer Florian Ledoux’s heart at age ten. “The scale of the landscape and the incredible species that live there draw me to the Arctic. I …

Global Warming

Vimeo launches HDR video hosting, playable on iPhone X, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K

YouTube competitor Vimeo today announced that it is rolling out support for High Dynamic Range video uploads on its video hosting platform. Usually seen as the slightly more professional video site, Vimeo notes it is the first platform to support playback of HDR content on Apple’s latest devices …

IPad Pro

Apple praised for promoting conflict-free minerals trade

Apple’s attempts at cleaning up its use of conflict minerals appears to be working, based on a new report which claims the company is the “clear leader in supporting a conflict-free minerals trade.”<p>Published today, Enough Project’s 2017 Conflict Minerals Company Rankings says that Apple, Alphabet, …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Everything We Know About the Truck Tesla Will Unveil Tonight

More than an automaker or an energy company, Tesla is a hype machine. What other company can make a live crowd ooh and ahh over at-home battery …

Elon Musk

Gal Gadot confirms Brett Ratner won’t be involved with Wonder Woman 2

Warner Bros. has cut ties with Ratner’s financing company<p>Two weeks after a <i>Los Angeles Times</i> report detailed multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment against director and producer Brett Ratner, the filmmaker seems to have been officially cut from the DC cinematic universe. This …

Brett Ratner

SongShift 3.0 and Switching Between Apple Music and Spotify

For the better part of this year, I’ve been using both Spotify and Apple Music. In my opinion, each service does a few things exceptionally well, but, unfortunately, I can’t have <i>all</i> of them in a single music app.<p>Spotify’s discovery tools for both old and new songs are simply unparalleled in the …

Apple Music

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

Inside the inventor's world-changing plans to inhabit outer space, revolutionize high-speed transportation, reinvent cars – and hopefully find love …

Elon Musk

CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

The new delivery mechanism completely turned off a gene responsible for high cholesterol in mice.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK<i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future. Follow along here.</i><p>Since its was first harnessed by scientists in 2013, the natural …

Genetics

Bose's new Noise-masking Sleepbuds may change your life

In an unusual move for Bose, the company has launched an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.<p>Bose has been quietly introducing some unconventional products over the last few months, including its Hearphones and Soundwear Companion Speaker, …

Headphones

7 Gadgets for a Smarter Kitchen

Little Gadgets, Big Smarts<p>They won’t cook dinner for you, but adding any of these gadgets to your kitchen will be the next best thing. These items …

Smart Homes

'The Martian' author Andy Weir solved moon economics to make his new book 'Artemis' believable

• <b>"The Martian" author Andy Weir has a new novel about a heist on the moon called "Artemis".</b>• <b><br>The book, which goes on sale Tuesday, strives for a high level of scientific and economic realism to make its story believable.</b>• <b><br>The author used real-world economics to create a reason his fictional moon colony</b> …

Space Travel

Tim McGraw Calls Music His ‘Savior’ — and Reveals the Relatable Last Fight He Had with Faith Hill

Tim McGraw grew up an athlete with ambitions of becoming a lawyer, but that all changed when he picked up a guitar in college.<p>“That was it. I was …

Tim McGraw

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 First Look: Big Power, Big Wing, Big Bet

ZR1 name resurfaces on 755-hp Vette coming this spring<p>It’s official. After spy shots, speculation, and leaks, the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 formally breaks cover here in Dubai, home of the fast, rich, and fabulous.<p>Yes, this latest iteration shares much of the bones of the Z06 but adds more power, …

Sports Cars

Gal Gadot reportedly won't play Wonder Woman again until Brett Ratner gets the boot

The very first thing audiences will see next weekend when the lights go down for <i>Justice League</i> is a logo for RatPac-Dune Entertainment – the …

Comics

Meet the People Who Listen to Podcasts at Super-Fast Speeds

"I have often, when finding out about a new podcast with a large back catalog, made myself a 100-hour-plus playlist to catch up."<p><b>Rachel Kenny started</b> listening to podcasts in 2015 — and quickly fell behind. "As I started subscribing to more and more podcasts, they started stacking up, and I …

Podcasting

Bartenders share 13 things they'd love to tell customers but can't

While you may have the liquid courage to say whatever you want in a bar, there are some things that bartenders just won't tell you, even if it's to everyone's benefit.<p>So Business Insider asked more than 30 bartenders to weigh in on what they'd love to tell customers but can't.<p>We've anonymously …

Alcohol

37 Natural Sleep Remedies: Overcome Insomnia & Sleep Through the Night

Sleep quality has a direct impact on the quality of your life, your brain function and overall health. Sleep is an essential nutrient for hormone …

Sleep