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These Seemingly Useless Parts of Your Body Have Surprising And Weird Functions

What is that hole some people have next to their ear?<p>As the Ancient Greeks used to say, "Know Thyself." It probably was meant a little more …

Biology

Special report: How the robot revolution is changing our lives

We're entering a new, robot-fueled tech boom that is already disrupting the world's balance of power, and is changing how we fight wars, stay alive, …

Carnegie Mellon University

A simple upgrade made my 10-year-old computer run like new, and it costs less than $70

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>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>Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider<p>I've been telling friends and family members for years to upgrade their old computer instead of buying a …

MacBook Pro

Genetic Coda: Why Do Hundreds Of Genes Turn On After Death?

Even after you die, some of your cells keep going. It’s a phenomenon that has many scientists intrigued. One study in particular examined the activity of one thousand genes in mice and zebrafish in the days after death, or the “twilight of death” as the study’s lead author Peter Noble poetically …

Genetics

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

Roads

Something Weird Happened to Men 7,000 Years Ago, And We Finally Know Why

The women, on the other hand, were fine.<p>Around 7,000 years ago - all the way back in the Neolithic - something really peculiar happened to human …

Anthropology

The Best Natural Deodorants Are Kind to Your Skin and Your Clothes. Plus, They Actually Work.

You don't need a bunch of harsh chemicals to smell good.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am well aware of the stereotypes about smelly dudes who blather on about natural deodorants and how your …

Skin Care

The Last Poets Talk Beyoncé, Blackness and Why They Feel Sorry for Kanye

On a recent trip to the supermarket, Umar bin Hassan overheard a conversation that made him laugh. “I’m out shopping and this little white boy says …

Black Lives Matter

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Belly fat linked to vitamin D deficiency

A new study reveals that individuals with higher levels of belly fat and larger waistlines are more likely to have lower vitamin D levels.<p>Currently, …

Holistic Medicine

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62 (Even When They Shouldn't)

Is it really a mistake to claim benefits early?<p>Figuring out when to take Social Security is a tough decision. You can generally claim retirement …

This Surprising Costco Newcomer Has Sold 1,000,000 Times in Less Than 60 Days

We're so curious to try it for ourselves.<p>Up until recently, unless you were making your own, veggie burgers were mostly frozen patties made from soy, …

IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'

Welcome to the future transparency of today as quantum computers reveal all currently encrypted secrets -- a viable scenario within just a few …

Quantum Computing

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

A Rare Phenomenon Made the Ocean in California Glow Blue This Week

Beachgoers in California were treated to a rare spectacle this week: glowing tides.<p>The unique sight is called a red tide, but, at least at night, it …

Archaeologists uncover stunning find to help shed light on the dawn of mankind

Australian researchers have led a dig which they say has shed new light on the dawn of civilized humans.<p>Archaeologists from the Australian National University (ANU) have unearthed a treasure trove of items from a cave in Kenya, giving researchers fresh insight into a crucial time period when <i>Homo</i> …

Doctors Performed the First Full Penis and Scrotum Transplant on an American Military Vet

Physicians at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore have performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world, the …

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

10 Legendary Lost Cities That Have Actually Been Found

We may never find the underwater grave of Atlantis, the golden streets of El Dorado, or the peaceful mountains of Shangri-La. By all rights, these …

Was the Iroquois Great Law of Peace the Source for the U.S. Constitution?

Back in 1744, colonial leaders from Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland met with a delegation from what at the time was one of the great powers on …

James Madison

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

Origin of Mysterious 2,700-Year-Old Gold Treasure Revealed

New analysis unveils the origin of the storied Carambolo Treasure, and despite previous claims, it has nothing to do with Atlantis.<p>New chemical analysis has solved the mystery regarding the origin of the Carambolo Treasure, a magnificent hoard of ancient gold objects discovered by Spanish …

Archaeology

This new film takes you behind the scenes of legendary Blue Note Records

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Mystery Stingray devices discovered in Washington

<b>Spy kits that can track mobile phones and intercept calls and messages have been discovered in Washington and beyond, the US government has said.</b><p>The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it has observed "anomalous activity" consistent with the use of so-called stingrays.<p>They could be used by …

Surveillance

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Making Thirteen Colonies: Joy Hakim Books, Science, History of the U.S.

What Family Guy revealed (then immediately took back) by sending Stewie to therapy

The show insists every so often that its characters are richly complex, fully realized human beings. Sure.<p><i>Every week, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can</i> <i>read the archives here</i><i>. The episode of the week for March 18 through 25 …

The Invention of Religion

<b>A groundbreaking account of how the Book of Exodus shaped fundamental aspects of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam</b><p>The Book of Exodus may be the most …