Nine companies have been repeat offenders on As You Sow's report detailing the 100 most overpaid CEOs, including Walt Disney, Goldman Sachs, and IBM.
Scientists stumbled upon life under 3,000 feet of ice in Antarctica. They found two types of unidentified animals, where they had thought nothing could live. Their next step is finding a way to get close enough to identify the creatures. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Scientists […]
Animal life was found in the icy waters beneath the Filchner-Ronne ice sheet, which experts had thought was too extreme to support life.
The United Arab Emirates Space Agency released its first image of Mars on Sunday. The photo was taken by its Hope Probe, which reached the red planet on Tuesday. NASA’s Perseverance rover is scheduled to land next Thursday. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The United Arab […]
Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big stories in media and advertising. Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: What Instagram is whispering to creators, Discovery joins the streaming wars, and EstÃ©e Lauder pivots in […]
A family in Virginia found two white sacks in the road over the weekend that they believed were filled with trash. They picked them up and threw them in the back of their car. Eventually, after hours of riding with the bags in their car, they opened them and discovered […]
When Mark and Jenny Ronsman bought their house three and a half years ago, the previous owner told them there was a hot tub underneath the floor of the office. The couple pulled up the floor after they moved in, uncovering a blue jacuzzi. The Ronsmans are using the additional […]
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics could be cancelled because of coronavirus. The virus has spread to more than 12 countries in the past 48 hours and claimed more than 2,800 lives. Media giant Discovery said it is insured against losses if the games are cancelled. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Astronomers, anthropologists, geologists, and many other scientists have made mind-boggling breakthroughs in the last 10 years. Some highlights include work that produced the first image of a black hole, traced what happened to the Neanderthals, and discovered potentially habitable planets outside our solar system. These are 41 of the biggest […]
The YouTube tree-planting movement that attracted the attention of donors like Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is being documented by Discovery, the company announced exclusively to Business Insider. The movement, known as #TeamTrees, was started by YouTubers Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast) and Mark Rober in order to […]
In the Discovery reality show “Undercover Billionaire,” entrepreneur Glenn Stearns hides his identity and tries to build a million-dollar business from scratch in 90 days in Erie, Pennsylvania, with only $US100, a cell phone, and a car. But there are several elements to the TV show that viewers don’t see […]
“Undercover Billionaire” is a new TV show that premieres August 6 at 10 p.m. on Discovery, in which the entrepreneur Glenn Stearns tries to create a million-dollar company in 90 days. The twist is that Stearns, who made his fortune in the mortgage-lending business, will have to build the new […]
“Undercover Billionaire” is a new TV show that will premiere on Discovery on August 6 at 10 p.m., in which the entrepreneur Glenn Stearns tries to create a million-dollar company in 90 days in Erie, Pennsylvania, without his previous contacts or capital. “I went from rags to riches, but it […]
“Undercover Billionaire” is a new TV show that will premiere on Discovery on August 6, in which the entrepreneur Glenn Stearns will try to create a million-dollar company in 90 days. The twist is that Stearns, who made his money primarily in the mortgage-lending business, will have to build the […]
On Wednesday, Discovery posted a promo titled “The World Is Ours” on Twitter. It mostly featured men. Almost a full week later, it went viral. Many think that since the video heavily features men, the implication is that the world belongs to men. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more. On Wednesday, […]
Discovery CEO David Zaslav earned $US129 million in 2018 and Disney CEO Bob Iger earned $US65 million. Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Disney cofounder Roy O. Disney, said in a Twitter thread on Sunday, “by any objective measure a pay ratio over a thousand is insane” in regards to Iger. […]
A mysterious male skeleton dating back to the 15th or early 16th century was found in London, UK, according to a MOLA press release. It was found near the Thames River wearing waterproof, thigh-high boots that are believed to be made of leather. The skeleton had been there for 500 […]
Mike Meldman is the third partner in George Clooney’s billion-dollar Casamigos tequila. He also happens to be a real estate tycoon as owner of Discovery Land Company. Discovery owns 23 properties that cater to “CEOs, presidents, and athletes.” To become a member of one of the resorts, people have to […]
YouTube updated its Apple TV app on August 30. The update fixed some issues, but created a new problem. Your home screen is now limited to five categories, which you can’t choose or change, effectively making discovery more difficult than it was before. YouTube must have read my recent complaints […]
Discovery Inc., the owner of channels including Food Network and HGTV, has acquired international TV and streaming rights to more than 140 golf tournaments, including PGA Tour events. The 12-year deal, which will cost Discovery $US2 billion, reportedly takes effect in 2019. It’s part of Discovery’s effort to get into […]
Discovery is about to begin production on a new show called “Undercover Billionaire.” In the show, an unnamed self-made billionaire will try to create a million-dollar company from scratch in 90 days. They will not be allowed to access his previous contacts or wealth, and will be sent to an […]
TwoXar, a startup that uses software to discover new experimental drugs, just raised $US10 million. The series A round was led by SoftBank Ventures, with Andreessen Horowitz and OS Fund joining in. The company hopes to identify new treatments that can be tested on animals, and then ideally with human […]
Adélie penguin populations have been declining on the Antarctic Peninsula. But researchers examining satellite photos of the nearby Danger Islands spotted what appeared to large amounts of bird guano, so they decided to mount an expedition to the hard-to-reach islands. There, they discovered a new penguin “supercolony” with more than […]
Deep within a flooded cave in the remote Mexican jungle, archaeologists came across a stunning find: An almost completely intact skeleton of a teenage girl. A new documentary from PBS’s NOVA, “The First Face of America,” investigates the bones, and what they reveal could be a critical piece of evidence […]
Archaeologists uncovered 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle using state-of-the-art laser technology. The find could completely rewrite what we know about the Mayan civilisation. Archaeologists are extremely excited. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, archaeologists uncovered over 60,000 previously unknown Mayan structures deep in the Guatemalan jungle, including […]
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VIDEO: In Hell Creek Formation, Montana, paleontologists have uncovered a 66.3-million-year-old T-rex fossil with the skull still intact.
VIDEO: One of the oldest shipwrecks in the Great Lakes has finally been found in Central New York.
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Jamie Hyneman got drunk for this one.
VIDEO: Fourteen women and nine men were found in a cremation burial near Stonehenge.
VIDEO: The whale was discovered in the Indian Ocean and, until now, had only been seen after one had washed up on a remote beach in Australia.
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VIDEO: The Royal Australian Air force said the plane was used to fight the Japanese in 1942 when it crashed during an emergency landing.
VIDEO: Archaeologists in Wiltshire, England have uncovered a piece of the Stonehenge puzzle using underground radar technology.
VIDEO: Tom Wagg is now the youngest person to ever discover a planet.
Space and beyond.
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[credit provider=”A&E screencap”] War is hell – except for reality shows.Americans may be exhausted by the real wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But we unwind with no fewer than 17 reality shows with “wars” in their titles. They depict so-called wars waged over whiskers, parking spots and cupcakes.
[credit provider=”Agence France Presse”] An oblong crystal found in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship is a sunstone, a near-mythical navigational aid said to have been used by Viking mariners, researchers said on Wednesday.The stone is made of Iceland spar, a transparent, naturally-occurring calcite crystal that polarizes light and […]
[credit provider=”Russian-Ukrainian Archaeological Artezian Expedition” url=”http://www.livescience.com/26150-buried-black-sea-treasure.html”] Residents of a town under siege by the Roman army about 2,000 years ago buried two hoards of treasure in the town’s citadel — treasure recently excavated by archaeologists.More than 200 coins, mainly bronze, were found along with “various items of gold, silver and […]
[credit provider=”Nhk/Nep/Discovery Channel/NHK/NEP/DISCOVERY CHANNEL/AFP”] Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever.Japan’s National Science Museum succeeded in filming the deep-sea creature at a depth of more […]
[credit provider=”NASA”] 2012 was a memorable year for Science. From an Austrian ‘s record-breaking jump to Earth to the death of two space pioneers, here are the unforgettable science news stories that are worth reviewing before the calendar year rolls over.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Claudio Pasqua” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fabiola-gianotti.jpg”] Fabiola Gianotti was in mid-flow when her audience at Cern, the particle physics lab near Geneva, spotted the result they had so long hoped for amid the garish fonts of her presentation and rose to their feet to whistle, cheer and roar their approval.She tried to […]
[credit provider=”NASA/JPL-Caltech”] Scientists were plenty busy this year, with landing the 1-ton rover Curiosity on Mars, announcing the discovery of what is likely the Higgs boson and even revealing a little-dirty secret in research.For the second year, the editors of the scientific journal Nature have announced their “Nature’s 10,” the […]
The Chronicle of Higher reported last week on this news item on a social media director getting caught lying about her resume and exposed via social media:
[credit provider=”Ch’ien C Lee ” url=”http://www.livescience.com/25507-new-primate-discovered-borneo.html”] A new small primate with a toxic bite and distinctive facial fur markings has been discovered in the jungles of Borneo.The new slow loris species is found in the highlands of the island of Borneo and has been named Nycticebus kayan, after a major […]
[credit provider=”Scripps Institution of Oceanography ” url=”http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/3847-cameron-expedition-deepsea-life.html”] The deepest place on the planet may also hold the clues to the origin of life on Earth.The discovery of microbial mats — bizarre-looking, filamentlike clumps of microorganisms — living off chemicals from altered rocks 35,803 feet (10,912 meters) beneath the surface of […]
[credit provider=”The Viking Project/NASA” url=”http://www.space.com/18723-most-overhyped-mars-discoveries.html”] NASA has been trying to dampen expectations for an upcoming Mars announcement after rumours abounded that the agency’s Curiosity rover discovered something big.”rumours and speculation that there are major new findings from the mission at this early stage are incorrect,” NASA officials wrote in a statement […]
[credit provider=”NASA” url=”http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/features/super-jupiter.html”] In a rare direct photo of a world beyond Earth, astronomers have spotted a planet 13 times more massive than Jupiter, the largest planet in our own solar system.The planet orbits a star called Kappa Andromedae that is 2.5 times the mass of the sun and is […]
[credit provider=”Flickr user Lidal-K.” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/solidal/3620176010/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Scientists have discovered a new smell, but you may have to go to a laboratory to experience it yourself.The smell is dubbed “olfactory white,” because it is the nasal equivalent of white noise, researchers report today (Nov. 19) in the journal Proceedings of the National […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Ylem” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PanellusStipticusAug12_2009.jpg”] A recent expedition to the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia turned up some trippy species: bioluminescent mushrooms, stalk-eyed flies, jumping spiders and a pitcher plant that doubles as a toilet for small animals.”It has been a successful expedition,” team leader Menno Schilthuizen, of Naturalis Biodiversity centre […]
[credit provider=”Wikipedia/Public Library of Science” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Woolly_mammoth_%28Mammuthus_primigenius%29_-_Mauricio_Ant%C3%B3n.jpg”] For a long-extinct Ice Age species, mammoths have been making a lot of news lately—and the remarkable, hairy finds simply keep on coming.An 11-year-old Russian boy has reportedly stumbled upon the 30,000 year old carcass of one of the colossal beasts on the Tamir […]
[credit provider=”Google Maps” url=”google-latlong.blogspot.com/2012/09/dive-into-great-barrier-reef-with-first.html”] Scientists aboard the tiny sea vessel The Tara have made a titanic-sized discovery.The group of researchers say they have discovered more than 1 million new species of microscopic plankton living in the world’s oceans. Prior to this study scientists thought there were fewer than 500,000 species of […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACercopithecus_lomamiensis_(Lesula).png”] A new species of monkey has been identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The lesula, or Cercopithecus lomamiensis, described as shy and quiet, has excited conservationists because the identification of mammals new to science is rare.
[credit provider=”Photo courtesy of Skanderborg Museum” url=”http://www.skanderborgmuseum.dk/”] More than 2,000 years ago, thousands of soldiers were slaughtered as part of a bizarre sacrificial ritual, then chucked in the small basin of a lake. Today, that basin is a bog in northeastern Denmark called Alken Enge. In April, researchers from Skanderborg Museum and Aarhus […]
[credit provider=”AP / Denis Farrell”] For the next week, it’s all sharks all the time on Discovery. Yes, Shark Week is back.
[credit provider=”YouTube/Barzoome” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOzUedgRWvs”] Archaeologists have uncovered a 1,600-year-old Mayan temple in the northern Guatemalan jungle, reports Ker Than of National Geographic. The Temple of the Night Sun used to be blood-red, making it visible for miles during dawn and dusk. It’s decorated with 5-foot-tall stucco masks of the Mayan sun god that depict him […]
[credit provider=”Space.com” url=”http://www.space.com/16522-dark-galaxies-detected-early-universe.html”] A telescope in South America has found tantalising evidence of primitive galaxies born in the early universe, a find that, if confirmed, would mark the first-ever view of the so-called “dark galaxies.” Dark galaxies are small, gas-rich objects from the early universe.
[credit provider=”Sam Ro / Business Insider” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/author/sam-ro”] After 20 years, a British scientist found a woman who can see 99 million more colours than the average human.Most people can see one million colours, Discover Magazine reports. But neuroscientist Gabriele Jordan found a female doctor in England who has supervision.
[credit provider=”Loozrboy” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/loozrboy/5101030222/”] Apple and Google are the two companies that completely control the mobile world.This is a big problem for Facebook, which has its own ambitions, but a bad relationship with each company.
[credit provider=”Kirsten Acuna, Business Insider”] Rollerskating at Sonic in Oklahoma City, hanging in a turbine at Chipotle in Chicago and going to the country’s busiest—and most exclusive—Subway (FYI: It’s located inside the Pentagon) … all in one week.That’s what Jon Hein does as host of “Fast Food Mania.”
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