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107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

College & University

NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warns that too little is being done to remove debris from space, an issue that has drawn plenty of attention this week after an unknown object made a fiery entry into Earth’s atmosphere.<p>Speaking Thursday at the Council on Foreign Relations, Bolden said more …

Flight delays: 'Airline denied £180 compensation – blaming the French Red Arrows'

A string of court victories means there is dwindling list of excuses that airlines can use to avoid payouts<p>Delayed air passengers' right to compensation has been significantly boosted after a landmark court decision last week to prevent airlines from wriggling out of payouts by blaming delays on …

Flying

High Court judge under investigation over British Airways luggage rant

Mr Justice Peter Smith probed by Judicial Conduct Investigations Office after he spells out problems with his flight in case involving same airline<p>A judicial watchdog is investigating a High Court judge who complained about how his luggage had gone astray after he booked a flight with British …

Luggage

Russian satellite hit by ‘space junk’ from destroyed Chinese spacecraft

A small Russian spacecraft in orbit appears to have been struck by remnants of a destroyed Chinese satellite. It’s just the second time in history …

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A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

The Brain

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.<p><b>All ideas change the world</b> in some small way, but not all ideas are “world changing.” At <i>Co.Exist</i>, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Universal Basic Income

The Definitive Listing Of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Novels

"Mort" or "Reaper Man"? "Pyramids" or "Small Gods"? WHICH IS THE BEST?<p>• <b>Disclaimer:</b> This list will annoy some people, but it's my list, so there. Also, I haven't included the Tiffany Aching novels and the other young-adult books, or a few other oddments such as <i>The Last Hero</i>. The list was long enough …

Books

Online reputation is more valuable than money or power

The author of The Reputation Economy believes online reputation is now so important that we risk becoming persona non grata if we ignore it. Here he explains how to transform yourself into search-engine gold<p>My Google search for “Michael Fertik” returns a page of uncommon order and serenity, like …

Google Search

Bill and Melinda Gates want to fix banking

Bill and Melinda Gates have taken on some of the world’s messiest problems, funding projects to improve the design of toilets and condoms and even create urine-powered fuel cells. Now, in their annual letter published today, they’re outlining ambitions to tackle another messy sector: banking.<p>The …

Bill Gates

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Relationships

50 Motivational Quotes To Live Your Life By

How to Radically Improve Your Life With Just 1 Hour a Week | Inc.com

As a recent <i>New Yorker</i> article points out, sports performance has wildly improved over the past few decades. World records are continually being broken, and each generation of athletes plays harder and faster than those who came before.<p>It's not just the Olympic-level athletes and teams who've …

TED Talks

How to Rewire Your Brain to Become an Unbelievably Great Leader | Inc.com

Almost all theories of leadership boil down to a single question: "How can I get people to willingly follow me?" The question is almost always answered: "Use this combination of carrots and sticks."<p>But what if this basic reward/threat formula is wrong? What if the motivation to follow a leader …

Self-improvement

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

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Loyalty Program Fraud Can Cost Travelers and Providers a Fortune

It’s difficult to get your head around the numbers in the dark market of loyalty fraud.<p>But, when more than 70% of a $238 billion market is at risk of …

Southwest and AA Offer Best Rewards -- Starwood and Chase Ink Cards Tops for Travel Benefits

When it comes to sorting out the value of airline rewards programs, confusion and frustration seem to be frequent states of mind among business travelers and frequent flyers, in general. With industry consolidation and new rules for mileage and points acquisition, i.e., Delta's revamped rewards …

Airlines as Lifestyle Brands May Be the Future of Air Travel

Could airlines secure profits and build customer loyalty by becoming the next hot lifestyle brands?<p>Airlines invest in building their brand with new …

99 Inspirational Quotes That Are Guaranteed To Change Your Life

Renewable Energy

25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you have what it takes to get through hard times? Here are the traits that help home-based business owners thrive.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are …

Small Business

33 War Strategies That Will Help You Win In Business

You may not realize it, but every day you enter the office you step into a minefield of personal politics at a company facing fierce competitors.<p>In Robert Greene's "The 33 Strategies of War," the renowned author analyzes the tactics of history's greatest military leaders and presents their …