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New ranking reveals the world's most powerful passports

If you're British or American, you might think you have the most powerful passport in the world. But a new index by the British immigration and …

International Air Transport Association

Are synthetic playing surfaces hazardous to athletes' health? The debate over 'crumb rubber' and cancer

When doctors found Stage 2 Hodgkin's<p>lymphomain her lungs, Emily Prince had questions.<p>The college biology major wanted to know why cancer would strike someone so young and healthy. She found little help in existing research, which has yet to clearly identify a cause for the disease.<p>"I was obviously …

This new technology will let you download 23 movies in one second

Li-Fi technology, short for Light Fidelity, uses light from LED bulbs to transmit internet data instead of the radio waves our Wi-Fi routers currently broadcast.<p>The LED lightbulbs flicker extremely quickly to emit a frequency of light that can transmit data at incredible speeds —up to 200 gigabits …

Wi-Fi

A 23rd-century tourist guide to the solar system (pictures)

Climbing Olympus Mons, Mars

Astronomy

American airlines to fly 110 flights a day to Cuba as US tractor business becomes first to open on island

Anthony Foxx, the US transport secretary, is in Havana on Tuesday to sign a deal which promises to bring thousands more American tourists and their cash to Cuba<p>Cuba and the United States are to sign a deal on Tuesday which will restore scheduled flights between the two countries for the first time …

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

The mosquitoes that changed history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Spanish, mosquito translates to "little gnat," but its impact on history has been far from miniscule.<p>In just the most recent example, mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus throughout South and Central Americas, causing an increased incidence of birth defects.<p>However, the species of …

Public Health

Moe's chides Chipotle: We're open all day

As Chipotle recovers from an E. coli outbreak that left it reeling, Moe's Southwest Grill is hoping to sell more burritos.<p>Moe's ran a full-page advertisement in USA Today on Monday that jabs at the embattled industry leader. "We're open, especially on February 8th," the ad screams.<p>The ad copy is a …

E.coli

Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Pollution

X projects: Alphabet's 'moonshot' ventures that could change the world

Google makes the money but Alphabet’s other companies are wildly ambitious, from ‘curing’ ageing to robot butler design<p>Looking at the annual results of Alphabet, you could be forgiven for thinking that last year’s reorganisation of the world’s most valuable company was all for nothing.<p>Google, which …

Blood Tests

Physicists Are Turning to Pancake Batter To Combat Loss of Vision

Creating the perfect pancake batter offers new insights into glaucoma.<p>Somewhere on University College London's campus there is a lab occupied by a number of engineers making breakfast. The only thing on the menu in this lab is pancakes, and many of the chefs have terminal degrees in fluid …

Pancakes

Walmart heiress Alice Walton is the second-richest woman in the world

With the death of the French heiress of cosmetics giant L'Oreal Liliane Bettencourt, Walton went from the second-richest to the richest woman on the planet.<p>But on Friday, Bettencourt's daughter, Françoise Bettencourt-Meyers, saw her net worth skyrocket to $42.3 billion, making her the wealthiest …

Andy Warhol

What Would Happen If We All Aimed A Laser Pointer At The Moon? Science Has Answers

Take a second and picture everyone on the planet with a laser pointer. Everyone then takes their laser pointer and aims it at the moon. Granted, this …

Ask Ethan: The Multiverse And The Road Not Traveled

The Multiverse is a word used by a great many people, yet not everyone means the same thing when they say it. Reader Chris Olson wrote in and asked about two different meanings in particular:<p>In what way, if at all, are the ideas of Everettian Quantum Mechanics and Eternal Inflation related? Can we …

Dark Matter

Meet the 18-year-old who's skipping college to start a club for 'hackers'

Now, at 18, Latta is living in San Francisco and working on his rapidly expanding coding organization called Hack Club.<p>"I've always found myself able to learn the most when I can completely throw myself at something," Latta told Business Insider.<p>Latta has certainly thrown himself intensely into his …

College & University

The best Android apps of 2015 – live-streaming video goes mainstream

From Periscope, Google Photos and Dubsmash to Apple Music, YouTube Gaming and Ninja Jamm, the 25 best new Android apps of the year<p>Let’s be blunt: the vast majority of apps used by the vast majority of smartphone owners were not released for the first time in 2015.<p>Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, …

Apps

Researchers have developed holograms that you can actually touch

Virtual reality, augmented reality and holograms might not mean anything to you right now, but these new technologies will likely play a major role …

Future of human gene editing to be decided at landmark summit

Now that the ability to selectively insert or remove genes from DNA is widespread, a ‘global discussion’ is being convened to agree fresh safeguards<p>The question could hardly be more profound. Having stumbled upon a simple means to make precise changes to the code of life, should humans take control …

Genetics

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter | Inc.com

We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But there's no need to spend the majority of your time on the …

Learning

What's The Scariest Halloween Costume Of Them All?

Who's the scariest animal of them all?<p>That's a good question to ponder as Halloween looms. Because everybody loves a good scary animal costume.<p>Lions and tigers and bears. Oh, my, they're scary. Every year, lions kill 200 people; tigers kill 15, and bears fatally maul 10 people.<p>Sharks get a lot of …

Public Health

The Best Burger of the Year Has No Meat in It

When you’re craving a burger, the two most upsetting words in the english language are probably “veggie patty.” There’s no substitute for a juicy slab of ground ground beef that’s been smashed and seared to perfection on a griddle (or grilled if that’s your thing). Leave it to a former …

The True Stories Behind 10 Unforgettable Horror Movies

Whether you're a fright fanatic, a middle-of-the-row horror fan, or a "someone-dragged-me-here" who barely watches from between terrified, trembling fingers, you've probably noticed an interesting trend: a lot of recent horror movies are based on true stories. At least that's what the filmmakers …

Horror

Tennessee city that fought Comcast and won announces 10Gbps internet

For $299 a month<p>If you live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, you may be in for a treat. EPB Fiber Optics is bringing 10Gbps internet speeds to the southern city, for "$299 per month with free installation, no contracts and no cancellation fees," which it says is the fastest residential internet …

Net Neutrality

11 real-life sci-fi weapons that are the future of war

Technology has drastically changed the way we wage war in the modern world. The days of two masses of humanity standing in parallel lines and …

Why Carrot Oil Is the Next Hottest Thing in Skincare

This article originally appeared on Food and Wine. For more stories like this, visit FWx.com.<p>Oils are saving our skin one drop at time. Coconut, …

Skin Care

Watch: What Is Consciousness? We Now Have the Tools to Find Out

The question of consciousness is as old as philosophy.<p>And while the exact nature of human consciousness is exceedingly difficult to pin down—that …

Consciousness

This unorthodox burger chain was just named hottest in America

New York City based casual burger chain Bareburger has been named one of five winners of the 2015 Hot Concept Awards by Nation's Restaurant News.<p>The full-service chain caters to the health-conscious crowd, using organic ingredients and offering more healthy and exotic alternatives — elk, duck, and …

New York City

Watch This Woman Transform Herself Into A-List Celebrities Using Only Makeup

You will do a triple take when you see her Johnny Depp recreation.<p>Makeup artist Rebecca Swift (below) has tasked herself with a 100-day challenge where she posts herself transformed into a celeb, animal, or character each day.<p>On day no. 1, she posted a dummy in honor of the new <i>Goosebumps</i> movie:<p>And …

Computers Can Predict Schizophrenia Based on How a Person Talks

A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.<p>Although the language of thinking is deliberate—<i>let me think, I have to do some thinking</i>—the actual experience of having thoughts is often passive. Ideas pop up like dandelions; …

Neuroscience

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography