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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly explains how seeing planet Earth from space changed his perspective on life

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:06

NASA revealed in March that after his year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA changed by a full 7%. But when we recently interviewed him for Business Insider's podcast "Success! How I Did It," he said the experience changed him personally, as well.

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The U.S. Navy's Newest Nuclear Sub Uses an Xbox Controller for Key Operations

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:20

The Navy Secretary says the submarine is a "marvel of technology and innovation"

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President Trump Is Officially Proposing That We Give Drug Traffickers the Death Penalty

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:17

"We have to change the laws," he said

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Does Crispr Therapeutics AG Deserve This Massive Rally?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 11:04

Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:CRSP) is one of the hottest biotech names in the market today. Obviously, CRSP has momentum on its side, but can this ridiculous rally continue forward? At this juncture, CRSP stock is a pure, speculative play on its potential.

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Facebook’s New Controversy Shows How Easily Online Political Ads Can Manipulate You

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:38

Why politicians’ new favorite tool needs reform

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Jim Carrey Under Fire for a Painting That Looks Like Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:17

He called the portrait a "painting of a so-called Christian"

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‘Oumuamua Interstellar Object: Scientists Shed New Light on Origins of Cigar-shaped Space Rock

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:11

In October 2017, astronomers spotted a strange, incredibly fast-moving object hurtling through the solar system. 'Oumuamua—a Hawaiian term roughly translating to “scout” or a “messenger from afar”—is thought to measure around 800 by 100 feet and has a rare cigar-like shape. It is currently hurtling through the solar system at incredible speeds—around 16 miles per second—although it is tumbling rather than smoothly rotating.

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Stem cell eye treatment safe, restores some vision: study

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:03

Two people with severe vision loss due to a degenerative eye disease are able to read after embryonic stem cell treatment, researchers said Monday. The pair suffer from "wet" age-related macular degeneration, which can blur vision or cause a blind spot when abnormal blood vessels leak fluids into the eye, causing damage to a layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). For the study, a British-American research team used human embryonic stem cells (hESC) to grow RPE cells on a thin plastic scaffold.

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Traffic Apps Might Be Making Traffic Worse

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 10:00

These are today's best ideas

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IBM AI robots deployed to clean Earth’s oceans

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:36

IBM is predicting it will change the world in the next five years by using robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to clean the oceans.

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Trump campaign-linked Cambridge Analytica harvesting Facebook users’ info?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:34

A former Cambridge Analytica employee claims the company harvested information from 50 million Facebook users. The company, best known for its work on Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign used the data to build psychological profiles so voters could be targeted with ads and stories.

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How Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Discoveries Rewrote Physics of Space-Time

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:31

Mathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. Black holes loom large in the popular imagination—schoolchildren ponder why the whole universe doesn’t collapse into one. Why do black holes exist?

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Black Hole Belches Bright Radio Flashes as It Devours Nearby Star

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 09:26

Black holes are voracious eaters, but they don't have the nicest table manners. As they rip into a star, they tend to produce a bright flash of light that astronomers call a tidal disruption flare, the celestial equivalent of all the applesauce that fails to quite make it down a baby's throat. “This is the first time we’ve seen a jet that’s controlled by a feeding supermassive black hole,” co-author Dheeraj Pasham, an astronomer at MIT, said in a press release.

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7 House of Horrors Siblings Are Out of the Hospital and Enjoying Freedom, Their Lawyer Reveals

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:38

Seven of the 13 Turpin siblings are now living together in rural California

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Facebook's Stock Is Plummeting Amid the Company's Latest Crisis. Here's What's Going On

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:33

The social network is in hot water over privacy issues

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Negotiators Agree on Brexit Date: This Is When the U.K. Will Leave the EU

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:17

No breakthrough yet on keeping open the Irish border

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Police Swamped With 1,200 Calls About Suspicious Packages: The Latest on the Austin Bombings

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:12

The bomb was reportedly one half of a pair of packages received at the FedEx centre in Schertz, Texas

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The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:00

Procrastination allows you to say to yourself, "It’s not that I’m incompetent, it’s just that I didn’t give it my best shot."

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Lawmakers call on Zuckerberg to testify about data breach

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 08:00

Cambridge Analytica accused of tapping an estimated 50 million Facebook profiles. William La Jeunesse reports.

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TIME Announces New White House Team

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 07:37

TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal and Washington Bureau Chief Massimo Calabresi sent the following note to staff.

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