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How these millennials’ invention can save more disaster victims

Climate scientists anticipate that natural disasters are only going to get worse. Which means we need to think about the people in harm’s way and figure out ways to improve our disaster relief efforts. That’s exactly the issue that college engineering tackled for the 2018 3M Disruptive Design Challenge. We […]
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How one trilogy ruined action movies forever

Action films have a long tradition of its own. The genre often feels as though it was made for cinema, a medium designed to capture movement and momentum. And for some time, nothing really changed with how action movies were shot, until recently. Using director Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass’ […]
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Here’s how to survive an avalanche

Going to the snowy mountains is not all fun. Amidst it all lies avalanches so strong they can uproot anything that blocks their path. An average of 27 people in the US die every year from avalanches. Here are some ways you can survive the deadly grip of an avalanche. […]
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The terrible things that would happen if all the coral reefs died off

We’re currently facing the worst bleaching of coral reefs ever known in history, but what would happen if all the coral reefs died off? We’ve already lost 50% of the world’s coral, and we’re at risk of losing even more. If the world lost all its coral reefs, the results […]
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How humans evolved to become the best runners on the planet

Running may feel like a mammoth task for most of us. But did you know our species have evolved to run better than any animal on this planet? Following is a transcript of the video. Cheetahs are the fastest land animal in the world. But did you know that humans […]
How humans evolved to become the best runners on the planet
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Why North Korea agreed to meet with Trump

Ji Seong-ho is a North Korean defector residing in South Korea. He runs an organisation called NAUH, which helps other North Koreans escape, and he is a frequent speaker at the Oslo Freedom Forum. Here’s why he thinks North Korea suddenly agreed to a meeting with Trump. Following is a […]
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What living on Earth would be like without the moon

Each year, the moon drifts an estimated 1.5 inches further away from Earth. The moon has the largest influence on Earth’s tides and without it, high and low tides would shrink by an estimated 75%. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: […]
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Here’s what happens in your body when you swallow gum

We have all heard of terrible things that take place inside our stomach when we swallow gum. But is it really that big of a deal if you forget to spit it out? Following is a transcript of the video. You may have heard from your 2nd grade teacher that […]
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Do polygraphs work and should we keep using them?

You’ve probably seen this device before. This is a “polygraph” — which is more popularly known as a lie detector test.But just how often itcancatch you in a lie is shrouded in controversy. Regardless, thousands of polygraphs are given each year in the US, alone, for everything from government clearance […]
Do polygraphs work and should we keep using them?
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What the eye in every conspiracy theory actually means

Films such as “National Treasure” love to play on conspiracy theories, and the Eye of Providence is a favourite that shows up time and again. But what does it actually mean, and is there any real conspiracy behind it? What is this thing? You’ve probably seen this eye in a […]
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What would happen if humans tried to land on Jupiter

A special thanks to Kunio Sayanagi at Hampton University, for his help with this video. The best way to explore a new world is to land on it. That’s why humans have sent spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn’s moon, Titan, and more. But there are a few places […]
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The popularity of fail videos reveals a darker side of humanity

Whether it’s laughing at fail videos or relishing those times when a rival sports team lost the big game, we all enjoy watching other’s misfortunes. There’s actually a word for this. It’s called schadenfreude. Literally, it means “enjoyment obtained from the trouble of others.” It sounds twisted – and it […]
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The science of why human breasts are so big

Breasts come in different shapes and sizes. But there’s one thing they all have in common. They are unique to humans. More than 5,000 mammalian species inhabit this planet. Yet, Homo sapiens are the only life forms with permanent breasts. Some may call this human anomaly sexy. But it also […]
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What happens to your body when you start exercising regularly

Leading a more active lifestyle takes time, effort, and determination, but in the end, it’s really worth the shot. Here’s what will happen to your body when you exercise regularly. Following is a transcript of the video. If you’re thinking about leading a more active lifestyle, you’re not alone. In […]
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Why you shouldn’t rely on counting calories to lose weight

Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute of Science explains why you shouldn’t rely on counting calories. Following is a transcript of the video. Eran Segal: If you take in less energy than you take out, then you will lose weight. And that idea, of course, it has some truth to […]
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Why beer suddenly foams up when you tap the top of a bottle

You’ve probably seen this practical joke at a party or two: if you tap the top of someone’s beer bottle with the bottom of yours, it instantly creates a beer foam volcano. The reason this happens remained a mystery until Javier Rodriguez-Rodriguez, who has a doctorate in fluid mechanics, discussed […]
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What aeroplane turbulence is, and why it’s no big deal

Aeroplane turbulence may seem like the end of the road, but, statistically, there is no data of a plane crash caused by turbulence. Here’s why turbulence is caused, and why it shouldn’t stop you from booking your next flight. Following is a transcript of the video. Why turbulence is no […]
What aeroplane turbulence is, and why it’s no big deal
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Stop using champagne flutes — this is the best way to drink champagne

With the New Year’s celebrations, you may be toasting with champagne. Bubble physicist, Helen Czerski, reveals why you should care about the glass you are drinking your champagne from. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Helen Czerski: One of the things that […]
Stop using champagne flutes — this is the best way to drink champagne
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The amazing changes intermittent fasting does to your body and brain

Stars like Beyonce and Hugh Jackman have spoken out about following intermittent fasting plans to get in shape. How does intermittent fasting work? We spoke with one of the leading neuroscientists in this field, Mark Mattson at the National Institute on Ageing Intramural Research Program, to learn more. Following is […]
The amazing changes intermittent fasting does to your body and brain
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Why most jeans are blue

When was the last time you can remember that blue jeans were out of fashion? These pants have become an American icon, but how did they get that blue colour in the first place? Following is a transcript of the video. People have been wearing blue jeans for centuries. Originally, […]
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Here’s how to stop procrastinating and finally get work done

Mark Manson, the author of ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck“, reveals how anyone can stop procrastinating to finally get some work done. Following is a transcript of the video. Mark Manson: So there’s two ways to approach procrastination like ending procrastination or ending distraction. One is, you […]
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Here’s NASA’s plan to retrieve the first ever samples from Mars

NASA has unveiled its plan for its next Mars rover, “Mars 2020,” which will collect samples from the surface of the Red Planet. Following is a transcript of the video. Since landing Viking 1 on Mars in 1975, NASA has successfully put 7 rovers on Mars. But there’s still one […]
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How to deal with your emotions and take control of your life

Mark Manson, the author of ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” explains how to better handle our emotions. Following is a transcript of the video. Mark Manson:My name is Mark Manson. I am the New York Times best-selling author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” […]
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Stop using toothpicks to clean your teeth — here’s what you should use instead

The toothpick is the oldest dental cleaning tool around. Fossils of 7,500-year-old teeth indicate that humans were using wooden sticks to clean their teeth well before the advent of toothbrushes. But today, there are better, safer options for removing pesky plaque and bacteria. Dentist and spokesperson with theAmerican Dental AssociationDr. […]
Stop using toothpicks to clean your teeth  —  here’s what you should use instead
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Why the turkey you eat at Thanksgiving isn’t what makes you sleepy

The tryptophan in turkey gets a bad rap every Thanksgiving. Here’s the real reason you’re so tired. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Dr. Daniel Barone: So the myth is that turkey has a lot of a chemical known as tryptophan, which […]
Why the turkey you eat at Thanksgiving isn’t what makes you sleepy
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A happiness expert details how to make your home happier

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer and the author of “The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People.” He shares his insights on how to design your own home, so you can feel more overall happiness. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a […]
A happiness expert details how to make your home happier
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Here’s how easy it is for the US president to launch a nuclear weapon

The President of the United States has the sole authority to fire a nuclear weapon, but the steps are involved and complicated. These critical steps work to safeguard against accidental launches and miscommunications. Fifteen minutes after receiving the order, nuclear missiles could be ready to launch. Watch the video above […]
Here’s how easy it is for the US president to launch a nuclear weapon
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