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15 directors who hated their own movies

Not too much, admittedly, but they have all released at least one movie they aren't too proud of.<p>The history of moviemaking is full of cases where directors would rather you forget about their own projects, from Kubrick in the 1950s to Tomas Alfredson in 2017.<p>Some directors have gone so far as to …

Construction

49 'facts' about health we often believe that are misleading, inaccurate, or totally false

These are just a few of the incorrect notions that we've all been told at one point or another.<p>But it's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most popular health "facts" that we've heard over the …

Wellness

Dispatches from the cutting edge of computer vision

The International Conference on Computer Vision just wrapped up, and at it the finest minds in CV and machine learning compared notes, gave presentations, and probably just marveled at how far we’ve come in the last few years. The world of assistive AI and self-driving cars requires computer vision …

Machine Learning

Psychology study finds Trump stands out as a 'low analytic' thinker

As political experts remain baffled by Donald Trump’s popularity, scientific studies from the field of psychology continue to shed light on the …

How to win with a narcissist: 5 secrets backed by research

Is that difficult someone driving you up the wall? What’s the best way to handle impossible people?<p>I’ve broken down the research on how to handle …

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

Psychology

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

Mathematics

Women’s Faces Before, During, And After Orgasm In Photo Series Aimed To Help Normalize Female Sexuality

Ah, the elusive female orgasm. We don't always talk about it, and not all of us have experienced it, but it deserves our love and appreciation …

Museum of Illusions in Vienna: Pictures

Anti-gravity

Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity

Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach …

Artificial Intelligence

Voice and facial recognition could help AI surpass humans in emotional intelligence

I’ve spent a number of years studying artificial intelligence, and, until recently, I believed emotional intelligence would remain one of the core advantages left to humans after AI takes over most tasks requiring memorization and logic.<p>The more I have looked into this area, however, the more …

Literature

Read this and you may never eat chicken again

Most meat animals are raised with the assistance of daily doses of antibiotics. By 2050, antibiotic resistance will cause a staggering 10 million deaths a year<p>Every year I spend some time in a tiny apartment in Paris, seven storeys above the mayor’s offices for the 11th arrondissement. The Place de …

Microbiology

Here’s how people judge you based on your face

Scientists have identified countless ways that we judge people based on their looks, even when those judgments have no basis in reality.<p>"We form …

Psychology

Using Science and History to Unlock the Secrets of Bread

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Two years ago in Paris, Nathan Myhrvold wandered the Louvre on a mission, camera in hand, documenting every image of bread that he could find. “Sadly, art historians don’t catalog paintings by whether or not there’s bread in them,” he said.<p>So Mr. Myhrvold, the former chief …

Baking

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

Soundtracks

How different are men's and women's brains?

In a world of equal rights, pay gaps, and gender-specific toys, one question remains central to our understanding of the two biological sexes: are …

22 Classic Novels That Won't Bore You To Death

Fifty Shades versus the book she told you not to worry about.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i>

Books

Wide-faced people may have a higher sex drive

New research published in the journal <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i> suggests that the size and shape of your face may predict your sex drive and how …

8 Myths About Sugar You Need to Stop Believing

Here's what the science says.<p>We've seen the alarming documentaries, sat through health class lectures, and watched the obesity numbers steadily grow …

When growing their penises for the season, ducks bend to social pressure

Nothing to quack about.<p>Only two known animals can adjust their penis size to meet environmental pressures: the sessile hermaphroditic acorn barnacle, and the duck.<p>Barnacles can stretch their long members through the crashing waves to engage in a salty tryst. And not to be outdone, male ducks can …

Birds

10 Words You're Probably Using Wrong -- and What to Say Instead

To save yourself some embarrassment, here are the definitions of 10 tricky word pairs.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Is your new co-worker antisocial or asocial? Is your spouse jealous or envious? Not sure? Don’t worry -- most of us get confused by these similar …

Psychology

Here's 13 Things That Make People Dislike You Immediately, According to Science

Ugh.<p>Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realised later that he or she is actually …

The chip inside the iPhone X and iPhone 8 makes it more powerful than a 2017 MacBook Pro

The A11 Bionic SoC powers the newly announced iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.<p>Benchmarks are synthetic tests that put a device's SoC to a squeeze to understand its capabilities, mainly speed. They address the chip's cores and calculate how long it takes for them to complete a task.<p>Cores can …

Mobile Technology

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

iPhone 8 and iPhone X don't support the new T-Mobile LTE network that cost $8 billion

Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X won't support the extended LTE network that T-Mobile spent $8 billion on acquiring from the FCC earlier this year.<p>Both of Apple's new iPhones lack support for the LTE band needed to access T-Mobile's forthcoming 600MHz network, which provides better coverage in …

T-Mobile

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Physics

4 Natural ‘Cures’ That Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health

Doctors explain why you should steer clear of activated charcoal, the Chinese herb aconite, and more.<p>It’s a common misconception that natural or …

Alternative Medicine

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …