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The real threat to Facebook is the Kool-Aid turning sour

These kinds of leaks didn’t happen when I started reporting on Facebook eight years ago. It was a tight-knit cult convinced of its mission to connect everyone, but with the discipline of a military unit where everyone knew loose lips sink ships. Motivational posters with bold corporate slogans …

Social Media

Joanna Gaines Reveals What You Should Never, Ever Pass Up At Estate Sales

The queen of shiplap has spoken! Joanna Gaines is the ultimate expert when it comes to making all your Pinterest-perfect, rustic-chic home design dreams come true. But creating the perfect living space is not as easy as it looks on her hit show “Fixer Upper.”<p><b>1. Architectural pieces</b><p>If you’ve watched …

Living Rooms

Stem cell therapy reverses sight loss and lets people read again

Two people with severe sight loss can now see well enough to read after receiving tissue grown from human embryonic stem cells.<p>A man in his 80s and a …

The Science Explorer

So fascinating!<br>Via ScienceAlert

Rihanna condemns Snapchat for ad making light of domestic violence

‘I’d love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain’t that dumb!’<p>Rihanna posted an Instagram Story today to denounce Snapchat after the platform showed an offensive ad featuring the artist to users. The ad was for a smartphone game called Would You Rather that appeared inside Snapchat over the …

Social Media

Step Aside, Wool Runners: Allbirds' New Shoes Are Made from Trees

Footwear maker Allbirds has a new shoe out today. The company's latest design doesn't just refresh Allbirds' casual silhouette, it also utilizes a …

How likely is it that you'll get hit by China's Tiangong-1 space station?

China's out of control space station, Tiangong-1, is set to come crashing back to Earth sometime around the first week of April, give or take a week. …

Astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA Changed in Space

Identical twin astronauts Mark (left) and Scott Kelly are subjects of NASA’s Twins Study (via NASA)<p>Nature: 1, nurture: 0.<p>After spending nearly a year …

Cryptocurrency

Why an Old Theory of Everything Is Gaining New Life

For decades, physicists have struggled to create a quantum theory of gravity. Now an approach that dates to the 1970s is attracting newfound …

Quantum Mechanics

Here's The Real Reason 'Breaking Bad' Ended After 5 Years

There's an X-Files connection<p>You can have too much of a good thing, but when <i>Breaking Bad</i> ended after just five years, it left fans hungry for more.<p>A prequel, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, would later air on AMC, but <i>Breaking Bad</i> creator Vince Gilligan has revealed he was keen to wrap up the original show after …

TV

Scientists in San Jose lab make breakthrough discovery that could save lives

A discovery in a San Jose laboratory is being called a breakthrough by scientists in the medical field. They designed a molecule that can kill deadly …

Medicine

The man who created the world wide web wants to regulate the tech giants making billions from his invention

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, said in his annual letter that large technology companies may require more regulation.<p>"The responsibility — and sometimes burden — of making these decisions falls on companies that have been built to maximise profit more than to maximise …

Social Media

This book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

A chat with Paul Hawken about his ambitious effort to “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions.<p>By now, the looming dangers of climate change are clear to anyone who’s been paying attention, covered extensively in both academic literature and the popular press.<p>But what about solutions?<p>For …

Climate Change

‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

Months after losing his wife, the 95-year-old comic book legend is surrounded by charlatans and mountebanks.<p>You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to …

This New Hybrid Solar Cell Can Harvest Electricity From Actual Raindrops

Whaaaaaat.<p>As advanced and efficient as our solar panels are becoming, they're still pretty much useless when rain clouds arrive overhead. That could …

14 Recent Scifi Films That Didn't Need Big Budgets To Be Amazing

Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong …

Stentors: The Tiny Giants That Ink Like Squid and Regenerate Like Wolverine

It’s morning in early March, and Wallace Marshall—a towering, plaided-out cell biologist—is kneeling over a pond in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, …

The future of front-end development is design

Carson Miller Contributor<p>Carson Miller is head of digital at Fahrenheit 212, an innovation strategy and design firm now part of Capgemini Consulting.<p>Should we make our kids learn to code? This question was posed to me at a recent dinner party. As one of the only people in our social circle who has …

UX Design

An Interview With Shama-e-Zaheer Of Mir Group

Chairman of Mir Group, entrepreneur and angel investor, Shama-e-Zaheer, reflects on the importance of angel investment, what he looks for when he …

Books Would Be So Much Better if They Could Read Your Mind

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 09.09.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:30 pm. 7:30 pm<p>Hannu …

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the …

Chatbots

Want to Strengthen Workplace Culture? Design a Ritual

<i>Rituals are powerful drivers of culture, so they should be thoughtfully designed and nurtured to reinforce the organization's values. Illustration Credit: Liz Fosslien, fosslien.com</i><p>By Mollie West and Kate McCoubrey Judson<p>Picture this: you're an engineer at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park. …

Employment

All 50 States Reimagined as Food Puns

If you had to assign one piece of food to represent each state, which item would you pick? For the good people at Foodiggity, the answer is whatever …

This Cute Robot Is the Coolest Toy Since Furby

San Francisco A.I. startup Anki has a great reputation for making robot cars you can race with your phone. And considering all three founders got …

The Chemist Who Discovered the World’s Newest Blue Explains Its Miraculous Properties

Art World<p>The new pigment is called YInMn blue, and it doesn't fade.<p>,<p>The world’s newest shade of blue, a brilliantly bright, durable pigment called …

What's Causing Mysterious 'Worldwide Hum?'

In the spring of 2012, when I was living near the coastal village of Sechelt, on British Columbia’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, I began hearing a …

New Mexico

Mambu, The SaaS Banking Platform, Picks Up €8 Million Funding

Mambu, the SaaS banking platform, has raised a further €8 million in funding. The round was led by Acton Capital Partners and CommerzVentures, with participation from existing investors. The additional capital will be used to expand its commercial team, invest in the platform and to open new …

SaaS

This is what El Niño will do to the global economy

A strong El Niño, for example, is often associated with flooding and warm weather in Peru, drought in Indonesia, Africa, and Australia, torrential rains in Southern California, and a mild winter in the US northeast.<p>Equities analysts at Macquarie, led by Niraj Shah, believe they have worked out what …

Weather