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6 of the best memes from Trump's first trip abroad
President Trump made lots of headlines in his first international trip as president. He also inspired lots of memes. From the mysterious orb in Saudi Arabia to the ...
Einstein's unique way of thinking contributed to his genius
Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness ...
Neuroscientist explains why free will could be an illusion
Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time," gives a simple explanation of the ...
How to remain anonymous while using bitcoin
Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can help protect your identity when making purchases online. But it's not foolproof. Kevin Mitnick, one of the world's most famous ...
Here's how long humans could survive in space without a spacesuit
Why are astronauts always wearing those bulky suits? You don't NEED them, do you? Here's what would really happen to an exposed human in the void of ...
NASA just released the first inside-look of Jupiter's rings
NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since July, 2016. But only just recently have scientists had a chance to analyze all of its data — and the results ...
The US military and Boeing just teamed up to build a revolutionary spaceplane
The Phantom Express is the latest spaceplane concept. DARPA and Boeing joined up to design an unmanned space craft that can carry 3000 lb payloads on ...
A physicist answers why we are here
Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf, a contributor to the "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," explains how the small differences in theories about space and time ...
People who work out the most have a huge advantage when it comes to aging
If you want your body to stay young, you might want to exercise more. Scientists recently found that only people who exercise the most actually benefit at a ...
Air traffic controllers are masters of handling stress
Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University professor and author of "Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst," has studied how humans handle stress.
6 details you might have missed in season 3 episode 4 of 'Twin Peaks'
Episode 4 of "Twin Peaks: The Return" took a comedic turn with a brief cameo from Michael Cera and more doppelgänger hijinks from Kyle MacLachlan.
This field of sea stars is actually a death trap that scientists never saw coming
Scientists were observing a field of brittle sea stars off Jarvis Island when they saw something they never expected: One of the brittle stars snatched a squid right ...
Why you should never pour grease down the drain
It can be easy to just wash out your pan and whatever grease is left on it right after cooking, but you could be doing real damage to your pipes and the public ...
Your dog has different kinds of barks — here’s why
Dogs are always barking, which means dogs are always taking. Here's how to tell if there's a burglar outside, it's bathroom time, or if they're just playful.
Here's everything we know from the season 7 trailer for 'Game of Thrones'
HBO finally released the first official trailer for season 7 of "Game of Thrones." This is the first real glimpse at what fans can expect in July when the first episode ...
6 details you might have missed in season 3 episode 3 of 'Twin Peaks'
"Twin Peaks: The Return" is out there, to say the least, and it continues to get even weirder. In episode 3, some major characters made a reappearance, and ...
This is what it's like to ride North Korea's marble-clad subway
Deep below the ground is North Korea's beautiful Pyongyang Metro, a bustling subway system where hundreds of thousands of people make their way to and ...
Why iPhones might never be made in the United States
NYU grad student Dejian Zeng spent 6 weeks working undercover at a Pegatron iPhone factory in China as part of his summer project. One of his takeaways ...
Hospitals are running out of baking soda solutions
The shortage of baking soda solution is hitting hospitals nationwide and life-saving operations are being put on hold, the New York Times reports. A hospital in ...
Here's what 'permanent press' on your washer really means
"Permanent Press" is on most washing machines and many dryers, but what does it actually do to your clothes? Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/sai ...
Watch Mark Zuckerberg discover he was accepted to Harvard
Mark Zuckerberg never actually graduated Harvard — he dropped out as a sophomore to run Facebook. But he's finally getting his honorary degree at the 2017 ...
A psychologist debunks the claim that fidget spinners help kids focus
Fidget spinners are everywhere these days. You can buy them on any street corner for a few dollars, and both kids and adults are obsessed with them.
The ‘alien megastructure’ star is acting weird again
Tabby's Star — officially known as KIC 8462852 — is acting weird, again. Recent reports indicate it has started to dim in brightness. That's what Tabby's star ...
7 details you might have missed in the premiere of season 3 of 'Twin Peaks'
After 25 years, "Twin Peaks" is finally back on TV with many familiar faces from the strange, small town we all knew and loved. There's just as much mystery in ...
A growing human-made bubble in space could be great news for our future on this planet
Humans aren't just changing the surface of Earth, we're also changing the space around us. We've created a bubble around Earth that NASA probes discovered ...
An exercise scientist reveals the best time to do a cardio workout
Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and an American College of Sports Medicine Fellow, talks ...
How to undo sent emails in Gmail
If you're a regular Gmail user, you can prevent yourself from accidentally sending the wrong email to your entire office in just a couple of clicks. Here's how.
Your blood is red, so why are your veins blue?
What happens in our body that make our veins look blue, although they are full of red blood? Following is a transcript of the video. If our blood is red, then why ...
Mayim Bialik of "The Big Bang Theory" on the science of attraction
Everyone gets a little flustered when they meet someone they are interested in, but do you know what's really going on in your body during that encounter?
Here's everything we know about HBO's 5 'Game of Thrones' spinoffs
The story in "Game of Thrones" may be coming to an end soon, but there will be plenty more to keep fans entertained in the years ahead. George R.R. Martin ...
Watch Boston Dynamics' dog-like robot do party tricks
We got an up-close-and-personal look at Boston Dynamic's mysterious robot, the SpotMini, at the Liberty Science Center's Genius Gala. The SpotMini is a ...
Here’s how much damage a stun gun does to your brain and body
The effects that stun guns cause to your body are — literally — shocking. Following is a transcript of the video. Stun guns don't just affect your body. Your brain ...
Here's what it's like being locked up in solitary confinement
Kevin Mitnick was charged with numerous computer-related crimes in the 1990s. He ended up going to jail for 5 years, and for about 8 months, he was locked up ...
Why drinking too much flavored water is terrible for your teeth
If you're a fan of flavored water, you might want to cut back. It's a common notion that flavored water is healthy, but due to acids in the drink, you could be ...
The 5 biggest discoveries from NASA's Cassini spacecraft
For the last 13 years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spied on Saturn and its many moons. Turns out, this region of space could hold the greatest secrets of our ...
Here's how to find water if you're ever stuck in the desert
If you ever find yourself lost in the desert, knowing how to quickly find water is going to be key to for your survival. Here's what you're going to need to know.
Scientists figured out why a giant crack in Antarctica is growing so fast
There's a giant crack in Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf that's growing at an alarming rate. Now, scientists think they have the answer, and it points to a much ...
Google just revealed 4 new things the Google Home can do
Google just announced a bunch of new features for its home assistant, Google Home. The device will now be able to make calls and set reminders, along with a ...
Google just showed off an incredible camera app that identifies real-world objects
Google's new Lens app can be pointed at various objects and places to tell you what they are, offer reviews, and even automatically connect to WiFi networks.
Everything we know about the next iPhone — including a new look
Since the iPhone 7 was announced, rumors have been circulating about what Apple will cram into its next iPhone. Here's a round up of everything we've heard ...
This guy built a real-life Iron Man flight suit
British inventor Richard Browning built a real-life Iron Man style suit capable of flight, from scratch. After working on the project for months, he's now started a new ...
Banning laptops from plane cabins could make flying more dangerous
US officials are considering further extending the current ban on laptops in plane cabins to include flights from Europe. Research shows storing laptops in the ...
Here's what Velveeta and Kraft Singles are actually made of
Next time you're going to town on a stringy diner grilled cheese sandwich, take a good deep look into the cheesy golden-yellow abyss. What is that stuff anyway ...
A neuroscientist explains how exercise can make you smarter
Dr. Wendy A. Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at NYU and the the author of “Healthy Brain, Happy Life.
Here's how astronomers study the edge of the universe
As far as we know, the universe is not infinite. There's actually a place where it ends. While astronomers have never actually seen the edge of the universe, they ...
This machine crushes bottles and creates usable sand
A New Zealand beer company has created a machine that turns empty beer bottles into sand. DB Exports says the sand can then be used in construction ...
Here’s how astronauts carry out simple, every day tasks in space
When you don't have gravity, you have to do things a bit differently. This is how some astronauts live with it on the International Space Station. Read more: ...
Here’s what it takes to be a YouTube star — according to iJustine
Justine Ezarik, aka iJustine, is one of the most popular people on YouTube, and it took a lot of work to get there. We spoke with Justine to find out how long it ...
How to make slime out of Elmer's glue
Elmer's glue is reportedly selling out in stores thanks to this online trend. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram are full of videos and photos of various colored ...
The 5 deadliest volcanic eruptions in human history
Earth harbors hundreds of active volcanoes. When they erupt, they can change the climate of the entire planet. Indeed, they are one of Mother Nature's deadliest ...
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