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Bob Dylan Says He Is ‘Beyond Words’ While Accepting Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in Penned Speech

Bob Dylan wasn’t present at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Sweden on Saturday to accept his award for literature, but the legendary musician was …

15 ways to stay focused all day, according to scientists

We've all had days where we can't seem to focus, asking that question too many times to count. For some of us, those days are more common than we'd like.<p>Whether it's fatigue, distractions, lack of motivation, or something else entirely, our inability to focus digs a hole in our productivity and, …

Time Management

Why Isis fights

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>اقرأ التقرير باللغة العربية<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast …

Middle East

You are not your brain or your body

<i>This post originally appeared at WaitButWhy.com.</i><p>When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re cleareston in the whole world—something you’ve understood since you were a year old. You might be working on the question, “Who amI?” but …

Quantum Mechanics

The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their …

College & University

A former Apple executive is selling his incredible $35 million California smart home

He started designing the contemporary home with a bevy of automated features in 2005, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>But by the time it was completed — just a few weeks ago — he no longer needed the 10,000-square-foot mansion, as his kids are all grown up.<p>Located in Santa Barbara, California, …

Dining Rooms

Does Asia's rise mean peace and prosperity or rivalry and war?

<b>As a country's power grows, so does its impatience with aspects of the world that were grudgingly accepted when they were poor and weak. What will</b> …

To Imagine Syria at Peace, Think of Bosnia

It took a temporary partition to end the war that tore apart Bosnia in the 1990s. Why not do the same for Syria?<p>In one sense, a partitioned Syria is …

White House helps you find the right college through open data

It's more than a little late to choose which college to attend this fall, but the White House might have the tools you need to make an informed decision <i>next</i> year. It just launched a redesigned College Scorecard website that relies on open data (a big deal in government these days) to help you …

4 Apps That Can Make You a Better Writer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Let’s face it: Writing doesn’t come easy for everyone.<p>If you need a little extra help in the writing department, there are some fantastic (free) writing apps that can improve your abilities instantly.<p>Grammarly<p>This writing tool can be used …

Apps

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

Obama Administration

The man with the toughest job in the world

When Staffan de Mistura became UN special envoy, his past successes brought hope for peace. A year later, with no solution in sight, he faces heavy criticism. Has his innovative diplomacy failed or is it simply mission impossible?<p>In July 2014, Staffan de Mistura, a 68-year old Italian-Swedish …

Middle East

ZTE thinks its Axon is the unlocked flagship America deserves

"It's designed in the US, for the US."<p>That's not the sort of bluster you'd normally hear from Lixin Cheng, CEO of ZTE's American division, but he proffered it several times during a pre-show pow-wow to make sure it stuck. Not long after that, Cheng and his team pulled back the curtain on the $450 …

Central Nervous System

Large Hadron Collider discovers new particle - the pentaquark

Physicists had theorised the existence of the pentaquark since the 1960s and now it has been discovered by the Large Hadron Collider<p>A new kind of particle, called the pentaquark, was discovered by scientists at the Large Hadron Collider yesterday.<p>Physicists had theorised the existence of the …

Why was Pluto stripped of planet status?

After years of arguments astronmers voted to strip Pluto of its planet status in 2006<p>Astronomers voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet in 2006<p>The International Astronomical Union's (IAU) said that Pluto failed to dominate its orbit around the Sun in the same way as the other …

10 Ways to Gain Real Super Powers That Will Change Your Life

You Can Gain Real Super Powers<p>No gamma radiation, spider bites or mutations necessary.<p>A few simple tips from the blog can have you performing heroic …

Athletic Apparel

Halo 5 Dev Talks Length Comparisons to Halo 4 and Explains Why It Chose 60fps

During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con this week, Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor fielded questions about Halo 5: Guardians' length and why developer 343 Industries chose a frame rate of 60fps. First, O'Connor said the number of hours it can take to finish a game can be misleading.<p>…

Halo
Mobile Technology

11 things the rest of the world does so much better than America

When it comes to food waste, vacation time and student loans, the U.S. is anything but a beacon for the free world<p>America! Land of the free, home of the brave, and the greatest country on the face of the planet, right? A country with seemingly limitless natural resources, and according to many …

Ronald Reagan
Russia

Watch: New Apple commercial makes fun of Android

There’s an old and unwritten rule in advertising which states that a market leading company should never reference competitors by name. This is why …

McDonald's

Huawei and Google reportedly releasing a Nexus phone this fall

This year, we may see a first for Google’s line of Nexus Android phones: a Chinese manufacturer. <i>The Information</i> reports that Huawei is in line to produce the device, which is said to be planned for fall. It’s not the first we’ve heard of the possibility; IBT said last month that the Huawei Nexus …

Android News

The OnePlus 2 will be smaller than its predecessor

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been teasing details about its upcoming handset over the past few weeks. The company took to Reddit to share a few more specs ahead of the OnePlus 2’s launch on July 27.<p>To give an idea of the device’s size, the team shared the above image saying, “Under …

Why mind-reading is a science, not a magic trick

Electrical activity within the brain means that our thoughts can be read and understood<p>You may believe your thoughts are intangible and inscrutable, but all mental activity is communicated via electrical impulses. As our understanding of the brain improves, we’re increasingly able to decode our …

The Brain

Halo 5 Hopes to Shock and Surprise You

Halo 5: Guardians aims to shock and surprise players with its story, which dives into Master Chief's mysterious backstory and his convoluted relationship with a new character named Agent Locke, according to franchise development director Frank O'Connor.<p>"I think we'll have done a good job if people …

Halo

Schäuble reportedly told Greece: 'How much money do you want to leave the euro?'

The publication has a long interview with an anonymous source who, it says, was a member of the Greek negotiating team that was trying to cut a deal with the International Monetary Fund and the European Union over bailing out the Greek economy.<p>It's not clear who the source is, but the speaker …

Europe

​Inside Syria: Militia aids Syrian army near Jordanian border

<i>This is the third in a series of reports from Syria by CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer. The first looked at Latakia, a summer vacation spot</i> …