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New form of light discovered, may change the future of fiber optics

Physicists in Ireland have turned quantum mechanics on its head. They have discovered a new form of light that challenges the very nature of how we …

The Difference Between RGB and CMYK, Explained

Anyone who has ever opened Photoshop has been met with the question of using RBG or CMYK at some point. These might seem like arbitrary options at …

Islamic Terrorism Was Born on This Mountain 1,000 Years Ago

Long before ISIS or Al Qaeda, killers from a secret base attacked great cities all over the world and invented “assassin.” It took a feisty British …

15 Albert Einstein quotes that put you inside the mind of a true genius

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and his contributions to human knowledge are unparalleled.<p>The physicist conducted groundbreaking research on how our universe functions, including the Theory of Relativity, and predicted the existence of gravitational waves a …

The hidden world of the Knights Templar

Tucked behind London’s Fleet Street, a patchwork of gardens and graceful buildings tell the story of the most famous knights of the Crusades.<p>It was rush hour on a weekday and I was weaving my way down the Strand, one of central London’s most famous thoroughfares. The street hummed with tourists, …

Ancient History

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been shown over and over again that just thinking about something can cause your brain to release neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow it to …

A Brilliant Physicist Explains Gravitational Waves to Colbert

We all understand that the discovery of gravitational waves was a really big deal, but do you really understand what they are, why they’re important, …

Ignoring the lessons of history, the US is considering a partition of Syria

A tentative ceasefire between warring parties in Syria is set to come to force on Saturday (Feb. 27), but the international community remains skeptical that it will hold. John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has warned that if the ceasefire fails, the US might have to consider a Plan B—namely a …

Middle East

Dubai is building a colossal domed city 9 times bigger than The Mall of America

Much bigger.<p>Already the home of the world's tallest building, Dubai is slated to become the host of The Mall of the World. Developer Dubai Holdings says the city won't just have a glass-domed, climate-controlled interior, but <b>hundreds of buildings, thousands of hotel rooms, and its own fully</b> …

2 Harvard students built a company that will do your chores for you, and it's made money since day one

The two women hired someone off of Craigslist to come do their laundry and buy their groceries weekly, and then they split the cost.<p>The woman they hired, Jenny, came to their apartments to take care of errands that would otherwise pile up. This would eventually evolve to become their company, …

America's Most Important Investor Has a Message for You

No, not Warren Buffett. Get to know Larry Fink.<p>Laurence D. Fink, founder of world’s largest asset manager BlackRock, last week wrote a letter to 500 …

Investing

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

5 years of studying the wealthy taught me most people misunderstand what it's like to get rich

It gives the average Jane or Joe hope. Who can forget the publicity received by some of these overnight success stories?<p>• Justin Bieber in 2007, when his You Tube videos suddenly caught the attention of some powerful individuals in the music industry.<p>• Joe Namath in 1968, when he led the Jets in …

WATCH: This Is Probably The Best Way to Memorise The Periodic Table

Because who doesn't need a refresher?<p>Back in 2013, YouTube channel AsapSCIENCE released one of the catchiest songs ever to help science lovers learn …

Periodic Table

This admiral's inspiring speech will convince you to make your bed every morning

It's the little things in life that matter.<p>In his 2014 commencement address at the University of Texas, Admiral William McRaven shared why it's so important to make your bed every morning.<p><i>Produced by Alex Kuzoian. Audio courtesy of Texas Exes.</i><p>Follow BI Video: On Facebook

This is how economic empires collapse

This is a tough assignment, as there are as many kinds of collapse as there are systems: fragile ones can collapse suddenly, and resilient ones can decay for years or even decades before finally imploding or withering away.<p>Another way of describing collapse is: complex systems become much less …