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Is social media bad for you? The evidence and the unknowns

What the science suggests so far about the impact of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram on your mental well-being.<p>Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every day sharing, liking, tweeting and …

Social Media

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

The creators of Siri just showed off their next AI assistant, Viv, and it's incredible

Viv wowed the crowd during a public demo in New York<p>Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer created the artificial intelligence behind Siri, Apple's iconic digital assistant, and one of the first modern apps to capably handle natural language queries on a smartphone. Today the pair showed off their newest …

IBM just beat Google to a brand new type of computing

Though the cloud service is geared mostly toward scientists and students, anyone interested in this strange new computer will be able to give it a try, Jerry Chow, one of the scientists leading the project, tells Business Insider.<p>A quantum computer is different from today's digital computer.<p>A …

Redditors put the Panama Papers into terms a 5-year-old could understand

With 2.6 terabytes of data, and 100 media partners publishing reports, it's easy to get lost in the whirlwind of information.<p>We've given a breakdown of the key elements, but sometimes an even more simplified version is helpful.<p>Situations like this are tailor-made for the expository subreddit …

Panama Papers

Tesla is about to face the biggest challenge in its history

Last week in Los Angeles, CEO Elon Musk presided over the unveiling of the electric-car maker's wildly anticipated mass-market car, the Model 3.<p>I was there, and the Model 3 looks sharp, although I'm less enthused about its design than I was when it was first rolled out and I was given a short test …

Kerala lotteries: Everybody buys, for ‘somebody has to win’

The fairytale ending for a West Bengal migrant labourer who returned home a millionaire is just the kind of story that keeps Kerala fascinated with …

Loneliness is contagious, heritable, affects one in four people – and increases the chances of early death by 20% – says US social neuroscientist John Cacioppo. The good news? He thinks it can be treated…<p>Professor John Cacioppo has been studying the effects and causes of loneliness for 21 years. He …

Psychology

Scientists have discovered a mysterious boiling river in the Amazon rainforest

According to legend, Spanish conquistadors foolishly ventured into the rainforest in search of gold, and the few men that returned told stories of poisoned water, man-eating snakes, and a river that boiled from below.<p>For Peruvian geoscientist, Andrés Ruzo, the myth had fascinated him since …

Employees have rated these cities as top for work happiness, according to a survey by business psychologists OPP. Workers explain why these places have got it right for work-life balance and career happiness

Professional Drivers Race Around A Volcano In Virtual Reality

Because driving with a VR helmet on is a great idea<p>Racing cars through a smoky volcanic hellscape is probably the coolest way to show off a brand of premium motor oil, but the world is bizarrely lacking in race tracks built at the tops of volcanoes. Castrol Edge, a motor oil brand, instead decided …

The 10 Best Motorcycles of EICMA 2015

As the giant EICMA 2015 motorcycle show closes its doors, we’re getting the feeling that manufacturers are shifting their focus. Everyone’s scrambling (see what we did there?) for a share of the modern-retro scene. They’re designing bikes that blend modern tech with classic aesthetics and timeless …

India's education system needs to be more job oriented

India’s demographic dividend has been the talk of the town over the last few years. But of late, the shrill campaign for the promise that India holds …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Hard work really can kill, as longer hours increase risk of stroke

It is thought that the stress of long hours can trigger biological changes in the body which lead to deadly disease<p>It is said that hard work never killed anyone, but a new study suggests that staying late at the office could have a deadly impact on health.<p>Working just one extra hour a day increases …

Medical Research

7 truths about the mind you missed in psychology class

The longer you live, the more you realize that the difference between success and magnificent failure lies in how well you understand people. If you’re like many, that fact makes you regret not having studied psychology. I hate to be the one to tell you, but holding both a BSc. and an MSc. in …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Google launches Android Wear: A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

Google has officially launched Android Wear, an initiative to extend the Android operating system to wearable tech.<p>Google says Android Wear devices will launch “later this year” and claims to be working with “Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Samsung” on devices. Interestingly, Google announced that …