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The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

The Brain

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

New AI can work out whether you're gay or straight from a photograph

An algorithm deduced the sexuality of people on a dating site with up to 91% accuracy, raising tricky ethical questions<p>Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have …

Artificial Intelligence

The quantum internet is just a decade away — here's what you need to know

The word "quantum" sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every quantum breakthrough elicits a positive response, in the case of a so-called quantum internet, people have a reason to be excited.<p>In the simplest of terms, a quantum …

Quantum Computing

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 shortlist - in pictures

The Milky Way, the Northern Lights and hurtling asteroids feature in the shortlist for the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 14 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory …

Photography

What Happens to Time and Space When We Fall into a Black Hole?

Black holes have always been a bit of a mystery. That’s mainly because they’re so very difficult to study. The gravitational singularity is where …

Jennifer Lopez Shut Down Internet Trolls Who Claimed She Photoshopped Her Abs

"I'm real," Jennifer Lopez announced to the world all the way back in 2001. So why are we still questioning her legitimacy?<p>The singer and actress recently had to defend herself against internet trolls who dared to challenge her realness. It all began with an innocent mirror selfie that the …

An Introduction to the Basics of Geology

Understand the Essential Elements That Make up the Earth<p>The geology of the Earth is a fascinating subject of study. Whether it is identifying rocks …

Geology

Google is Closer Than Ever to a Quantum Computer Breakthrough

Google’s 49 Qubit Chip<p>Google is maintaining its edge in the world of quantum computing. Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the …

12 ways coffee makes you a better person

Coffee can energize our sleepiest mornings, sustain us during all-nighters, and help us through the dreaded afternoon slump. The invigorating …

Why Segregation in College Increases After Freshman Year

Campus divides along racial and socioeconomic lines deepen as students are priced out of expensive residence halls.<p>Rutgers University is divided into five residential campuses, and once freshman Imani Hayes figured the system out, she noticed one of them—called Livingston—being referred to as “the …

College & University

As iPhone 7 Sales Start, Apple Has Scant Supplies for Buyers

Shoppers looking to buy Apple Inc.’s new iPhone 7 smartphones Friday better have ordered ahead. Limited supply meant some stores sold out, leaving …

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals — here's how it can boost anyone's productivity at work

<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>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock<p>We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on your …

Productivity

Will this be the happiest place in the world?

Here’s why this country is upping its bid to become the cheeriest nation.<p>Can the state engineer a happy country?<p>We seek to create a society where our people’s happiness is paramount, by sustaining an environment in which they can truly flourish<p>The United Arab Emirates thinks so. Last week, the …

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

Specific brain training exercise can reduce dementia risk

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so …

Cognitive Impairment

Facebook's changing its algorithms. You'll never guess what happens next

Facebook is changing the way the News Feed works and you will be shocked by what it has done. Or, maybe not.<p>The social network is changing its …

Social Media

Cara Delevingne Hopes Talking About Depression Will Help Her Fans

"Emotions should be put first. It's the most important thing."<p>When it comes to mental health, Cara Delevingne just gets it.<p>The “Suicide Squad” actress has been more than vocal about her own experience with depression on social media and in interviews. Now she’s sharing more of her story in Elle …

Facebook tweaks the News Feed to show you less clickbait

Facebook is once again fussing with the algorithm behind its News Feed, in hopes that this latest tweak will surface more relevant stories. Over the coming weeks, the company said it will implement a change that should further reduce the number of clickbait headlines you see from Pages. This means …

Social Media

New iPhone 7 photos claim to be the real thing; earlier blue ‘mockup’ too [U: Video]

<i>Update: There’s now a video too – see below.</i><p>We’ve seen so many convincing-looking Chinese mockups of the iPhone 7 that anything with the appearance of the finished product has to be assumed to be fake unless proved otherwise. That isn’t stopping one Chinese team claiming that what it has …

IPhone 7

London knife attack: victim named as Darlene Horton

American victim was visiting London with her husband, an academic who was teaching summer classes in the capital<p>An American woman was killed and five other people injured when a teenager, who police believe was mentally ill, carried out a knife attack in central London on Wednesday, selecting his …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

NASA to launch probe to investigate ‘Armageddon’ asteroid

<b>July 2016</b> – <b>SPACE</b> – NASA is planning to launch a probe to collect rock samples from an asteroid it fears could one day hit Earth. The asteroid, named …

Asteroids

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Google’s Project Ara founder creates a smart lamp to teach you better habits

We’re always looking for ways to motivate ourselves around learning new behaviors, whether it’s reading more, getting more exercise, or even spending more time writing. Perhaps technology is the obvious place to turn for help, and a new company has developed a lamp that it believes contains the …

Mount Everest

Pokemon Go 'transformed teenager's life'

A mobile phone game that has caught the attention of the world also appears to have caused a breakthrough with autism sufferers.<p>Pokémon Go, released in the UK in earlier this month, is played by users walking around the real world to catch virtual Pokémon animals.<p>It appears the game's mix of real …

Pokémon

Britain’s scientists are freaking out over Brexit

By William Booth<p>, Bureau chief<p>Karla Adam<p>, Reporter<p>CANTERBURY, England — Britain has been a powerhouse of discovery since the age of science began. Newton, Darwin, Crick? They parted the curtain on gravity, evolution and DNA.<p>Now comes Brexit, and to use a nonscientific term, the scientists in the …

Why Women Are Smarter Than Men

Trying to compare intelligence and gender doesn't typically yield much in the way of productive discussion, but sometimes research comes along that's worth opening this particular can of worms.<p>Decades of research show unequivocally that men and women are equal in general intelligence (IQ), but that …

Emotional Intelligence