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A design proposal calls for building the world’s largest underwater habitat — a deep-sea version of the International Space Station

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, has designed an underwater habitat that, would be the world’s largest and most advanced. The design calls for a research station named Proteus 60 feet deep in the Caribbean, near Curaçao. If realised, Proteus could help scientists study the impacts of climate change […]
A design proposal calls for building the world’s largest underwater habitat — a deep-sea version of the International Space Station
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6 popular US traditions that are actually Canadian

There are a lot of Canadian inventions and traditions that have become incredibly popular throughout the United States. Thanksgiving had roots in Canadian history before it was first celebrated as a holiday in the US. Peanut butter is partially credited to a Canadian inventor. Trivial Pursuit, IMAX movie theatres, and […]
6 popular US traditions that are actually Canadian
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20 things that were invented much earlier than you probably thought

Some products, especially those that use technology, seem like they were invented recently. However, many pieces of today’s technology have been in development for decades. Vaccines seem like a relatively new medical innovation, but they have actually been around for over 200 years. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
20 things that were invented much earlier than you probably thought
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30 products that haven’t been around for as long as you’d think

Though it may seem that some products have been around forever, you’d be surprised to learn that many were brought on the market fairly recently. Sliced bread, a kitchen staple, has been around for fewer than 100 years. Even though it’s tough to imagine life without them, highly popular Apple […]
30 products that haven’t been around for as long as you’d think
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19 incredible things you never knew Thomas Edison invented

Thomas Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors of all time. He produced 1,093 patents and a trove of creations that helped shape modern history. That being said, he was falsely credited for some inventions, including the lightbulb, and much of his work never gained the recognition he […]
19 incredible things you never knew Thomas Edison invented
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How TVs have changed through the decades

Scottish engineer John Logie Baird invented the first working TV in 1924 and, five years later, the Baird Televisor went on sale. Initially TVs were a luxury item for the wealthy, but thanks to price drops, sales were booming by the end of the 1940s, and by 1989, 60% of […]
How TVs have changed through the decades
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12 inventions you’d think would work better by now

The year is now 2020. Just over 100 years ago, some predicted that flying cars and travelling to the moon would be regular parts of people’s daily routines. Yet it still takes several minutes to toast bread. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. We’ve landed men on the Moon, eradicated […]
12 inventions you’d think would work better by now
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The most mind-boggling scientific discoveries of 2019 include the first image of a black hole, a giant squid sighting, and an exoplanet with water vapour

Astronomers, anthropologists, geologists, and many other scientists made mind-boggling breakthroughs in 2019. Some highlights include work that produced the first image of a black hole, traced the origins of modern humans, and predicted future sea-level rise. These are 26 of the biggest scientific accomplishments of the year. Visit Business Insider’s […]
The most mind-boggling scientific discoveries of 2019 include the first image of a black hole, a giant squid sighting, and an exoplanet with water vapour
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What 14 everyday items looked like when they first came out

The first cell phone was the size of a brick, while the first electronic digital computer took up an entire room. Household items like vacuum cleaners and washing machines have also undergone huge transformations. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Looking information up online, throwing a load of laundry in […]
What 14 everyday items looked like when they first came out