Nate Fremling

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Viewpoint: Mars - what we've learnt in five years

Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog<p><b>On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists on Phoenix, explains what we've learnt about the Red Planet in that time.</b><p>I'm tightly sandwiched …

What If There's No Internet?

I email. I search. I shop. I Facebook. I stream. I Skype. Every year I seem to do these things a little bit more. Stroke by stroke, as I slip deeper into the Internet's embrace, I find myself wondering:<p>"What would happen if the Internet went away?"<p>Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, …

Hay Festival 2013: Leading neuroscientist warns against 'smart drugs'

Professor of Neuroscience Barbara Sahakian warned against 'smart drugs' in an enthralling talk about the brain and decision-making at Hay Festival.<p>Barbara Sahakian has warned about the dangers of buying cognitive-enhancing medicine - the so-called 'smart drugs - from the internet. Talking at the …

The complex and fickle science of taste

Salt, sugar, and fat: these three components can make a food that's palatable to just about anyone. But inside the food industry, researchers struggle to balance universal likes with the strange specificity of human taste: a concept that is often based less on what we innately dislike and more on …

New to nature special: the top 10 new species

On 23 May,the International Institute for Species Exploration announced the annual top 10 new species for the sixth time. A committee of taxon …

New light cast on dark matter

Following the discovery of the Higgs boson, perhaps the most pressing problem in particle physics is to determine the nature of dark matter. The …

Space, the fiscal frontier: government looks to the skies for rebalancing

When Major Timothy Peake boards a Russian Soyuz rocket in late 2015 to become the first British astronaut on the International Space Station, he will …

What goes on when lightning strikes?

A new theory from Russian researchers suggests that lightning may be a by-product of cosmic rays. Surprisingly, despite studying lightning for …

New surgical rules save blood and money

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Hospitals nationwide can save millions of dollars a year and improve patient safety by tightening outdated rules on how much …

Medicine

Consciousness; it's a science thing | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

TEDxCERN was a lot of fun. The speakers were amazing, covering cosmology, cancer cures, underwater earthquakes, gender politics, ignoble bras, the …

Obama Keeps Distance From Torture Debate, At Least For Now

In his national security speech Thursday, President Obama discussed drone warfare and the Guantanamo detention camp. But a third controversial issue went largely unmentioned: the use of interrogation methods that are tantamount to torture.<p>Obama banned those interrogation techniques on his second …

Obama and 'Yes-you-can' Terrorists

President Obama's speech, announcing his intent to reign in America's global war on terror is playing out with grisly irony here in England, a country reeling from the latest terrorist act.<p>The media here is filled with ghastly images of a man, clad in a jacket and woolen cap, glaring at the camera, …

MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

MSN | Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Portals Navigation<p>Outlook.com<br>• Microsoft Store<br>• Skype<br>• Rewards<br>• Office<br>• eBay Sponsored<br>• OneDrive<br>• Maps<br>• Facebook<br>• OneNote<br>• Twitter<p>Get your mail here<p>See your recent emails<br>• Send a quick email<br>• Manage your calendar with easy access<p>Sign in with any Microsoft account: Outlook, Hotmail, MSN, Live<p>What is a Microsoft …

Where's Obama's climate agenda?

President Barack Obama began his second term with a ringing pledge to tackle climate change — saying that “the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.”<p>Four months later, everyone’s still waiting.<p>Instead of taking bold steps, Obama’s environmental regulators are dodging …

Franken gets last laugh

Republicans promised to make funnyman Al Franken a one-term senator, but look who’s laughing now.<p>The Minnesota Democrat looked to be a top GOP pickoff target next year after his agonizing seven-month recount and legal battle put him in the Senate in 2009 by a mere 312 votes.<p>Yet, in a turnabout few …

America's Top Colleges Have A Rich-Kid Problem

In case you ever wondered just how much wealthy students dominate America's top colleges, here's a nice illustration from a new report by the Century Foundation.<p>At the most selective schools in the country,* 70 percent of students come from the wealthiest quarter of U.S. families.<p>Just 14 percent …

McDonald's CEO Responds to 9-Year-Old Girl Who Claims Kids Are Being Tricked

Don Thompson, CEO of McDonald's Corp., found himself on the grill after a 9-year-old girl accused the fast food giant of trying to "trick kids into …

Really, Chrysler? Don't Pick A Fight With Tesla Over Taxpayer Loans. You Will Lose.

Chrysler Group, which is enjoying a nice rebound in the U.S. market, would be wise to stay focused on the road ahead rather than revisiting the circumstances of its 2009 government bailout.<p>But the company’s top spokesman, Gualberto Ranieri, just couldn’t resist poking Tesla Motors chief executive …

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick

A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more …

The Workplace

Apple Has Been Dodging Taxes In Ireland For More Than 32 Years

Chief Executive Tim Cook faced criticism from a Senate subcommittee in Washington on Tuesday over the iPad and iPhone maker's tax practices, which had been shrouded from full view behind secretive tax-exempt Irish-based corporate entities.<p>Apple, one of Ireland's top multinational employers, denied …

Apple Loop: Macs Made In Texas, iOS 7 Goes Black And White, Microsoft Mocks Siri

Keeping you in the loop on some of the things that happened around Apple this week.<p><b>Talking to the tax man.</b> Apple CEO Tim Cook went to Washington, D.C. this week to address a bi-partisan Senate subcommittee that criticized the company for using tax loopholes and keeping the majority of its cash …

What Is Hulu Really Worth?

Hulu is on the block again, as its corporate parents (and content partners) are taking bids for the streaming video site. According to multiple reports, there are now seven bidders for Hulu, including pay TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner Cable; private equity firms KKR, Guggenheim Digital, The …

Amazon Is Working On A Plan To Deliver Your Groceries

Although Amazon Fresh has been around since 2007, it has never expanded beyond a few Seattle zip codes.<p>It's an experiment that hasn't gone any further.<p>And yet Amazon still appears to be working on a plan to roll out grocery delivery nationwide, according to a number of recent reports.<p>The logic …

Will flash or disk drives own the future of data storage?

<i>This is a guest post by Gary Gentry, SVP of solid state drives at Seagate.</i><p>“Flash or disk?” That question — whether the future of data storage would be defined by flash memory or hard drives — has been a looming battle in the storage industry for the last several years.<p>Hard drives, of course, remain …

Yahoo’s Bid for Hulu in $600M to $800M Range — Even as It Preps Other Big Deals in Mobile and Communications

According to numerous sources close to the situation, Yahoo has bid from $600 million to $800 million for the premium video site Hulu.<p>The reason for …