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This Is How Little Kids React These Days When You Show Them A Walkman

The Fine Brothers, Benny and Rafi, have a wildly successful YouTube channel. A lot of their videos are hilarious, and this one (which Quartz's Christopher Mims tweeted) is no exception. Here, the...

Scientists discover the animal kingdom's first female penis

Scientists have discovered four species of Brazilian insects in which the females possess a penis and the males possess a vagina. This announcement, made today in the journal Current Biology,...

A Chinese Company 3D Printed 10 Houses In A Day

There's a lot you can do with a 3D printer. Now add "building a house in a day" to the list. Make that 10 houses. The WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. has printed 10 homes in 24 hours out...

Glow-in-the-dark roads make debut in Netherlands

Studio Roosegaarde This story originally appeared in Wired UK. You can see the full gallery here. Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m (0.3 mile)...

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists

The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today's Silicon Valley. This was simply the result of bad planning and...

Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands

One stretch of road in the Netherlands may make you feel like you're cruising through a video game. A new glow-in-the-dark pavement has replaced power-sucking streetlights for a 500m (.3mi) piece...

NASA's Kepler program discovers the most Earth-like planet yet

The search for planets that closely resemble Earth has yielded perhaps the closest match yet ? according to a new report from NASA, the newly-discovered Kepler 186f planet (seen above in an...

New 'Battlestar Galactica' movie will completely reimagine the sci-fi tale

Universal is preparing to start work on a Battlestar Galactica movie. Variety says the studio is planning to completely reimagine the sci-fi story ? in which space-bound humans fend off the attacks...

How A Chinese Company 3-D Printed 10 Houses In A Day

A Chinese company 3-D printed 10 houses in 24 hours in Shanghai's Qingpu district using recycled construction materials. The WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. (link in Chinese) designed the...

Created For Imogen Heap, Mi.Mu Turns Hand Gestures Into Music

First made for British singer-songwriter Imogen Heap, the Mi.Mu glove turns the arms and hands of performers into musical instruments. Eventually, Heap and Mi.Mu's developers hope the glove and it...

Halo, Destiny music composer Martin O'Donnell fired by Bungie

After composing some of the most memorable songs in gaming for Bungie games including most of the Halo series, Myth and Oni, Martin O'Donnell tweeted tonight that he has been terminated "without...

Joe Biden Just Joined Instagram, And His First Photo Is Perfect

Vice President Joe Biden joined Instagram on Wednesday, ahead of his trip to Pennsylvania with President Barack Obama to announce a new job-training program. His first post on the photo-sharing app...

Lab-grown vaginas have been successfully implanted in four women

(Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicne) Scientists announced today that four women received lab-grown vaginas between 2005 and 2008 and, according to their doctors, all of the patients are...

Google now lets you access your computer through Android with Chrome Remote Desktop

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop service, first launched in 2011, is coming to mobile. Today, the company released an Android app that will let users access their desktop computers, whether through a...

10 Amazing Reinventions Of Everyday Products

There are certain things that don't need to be reinvented, like the wheel. But once in awhile, someone transforms an everyday object no one thought could be improved. Here are some of the best...

Honda's New Anti-Texting And Driving PSA Will Absolutely Break Your Heart

A new public service announcement from Honda perfectly captures the way text messaging has become integral to our most intimate relationships. The ad shows a close-up of a cell phone text messaging...

Edward Snowden Just Made A Stunning Appearance At Putin's Press Conference, In A Clear PR...

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who is currently residing under asylum in Russia after fleeing the United States, made a surprising appearance Thursday at Russian...

A Twitterer Hinted They Were Going To Commit A Terrorist Attack, And Now They Seem To...

This morning, a Twitter account allegedly belonging to a 14-year-old girl named Sarah tweeted the following message at American Airlines: Twitter American Airlines swiftly responded: Twitter Then...

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone...

A total lunar eclipse is happening tonight, and here's how you can watch

You may have a good excuse to stay up late tonight. A rare total lunar eclipse, where the Earth casts a shadow over the entire Moon, is due to start at 12:53AM Eastern. Our celestial neighbor...

Introducing Steam Gauge: Ars reveals Steam's most popular games

Aurich Lawson Right now, I can tell you that about 37 percent of the roughly 781 million games registered to various Steam accounts haven't even been loaded a single time. I can tell you that Steam...

Google launches standalone Camera app in Play Store

Google has just launched its own Camera app in the Play Store. Simply called Google Camera, the app looks a bit different from the camera software currently shipping in Android 4.4 KitKat. Google...

Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

www.flickr.com With a life as storied as he had, it's no wonder that Steve Jobs is remembered not only for running an incredibly successful company, but for being tremendously outspoken. He...

Imogen Heap's high-tech gloves could make the rest of your band obsolete

If you thought Michael Jackson was the only musician to believe in the magical power of a glove, think again. Imogen Heap has "joined forces with the nerd underworld" to create a new high-tech...

MIT designs a floating, tsunami-proof nuclear plant

What's the safest place to put a nuclear reactor? Offshore, apparently. A new power plant design concept from MIT envisions a facility built on floating platforms, moored in deep water several...

11 Awesome Apps You Can't Get For Your iPhone Right Now

Developers usually make apps for the iPhone first, which means updates for Android and other platforms can take a little while to get to users of those platforms. But there are quite a few awesome...

The Best-Paying Companies In America

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images At $127,000, Google employees have the highest median pay in America. Money can't buy happiness, but it can certainly try. Business Insider recently teamed up with...

NASA found an Earth-sized planet that could support life

NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today, the agency announced that Kepler-186f is the first...

10 things you need to know about Google's Project Ara modular smartphones

Roberto Baldwin 13 minutes ago Follow The build-it-yourself modular Google smartphone is one step closer to giving you the chance to build your perfect phone. It's not going to be available this...

I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass In The Wrong Part Of San Francisco

Karyne Levy/Business Insider A co-worker took this photo hours before the incident, while we were still in downtown San Francisco. On Friday night, I was assaulted while walking down the sidewalk...

We Did The Math: Is An MBA Worth It?

// Business school requires a huge investment of time and money. But does it actually pay off? For this analysis we consider top-tier schools to be those ranked in the top ten U.S. programs by any...

US Airways Tweeted A Graphic Pornographic Image And Left It Up For A Long Time

We don't know where to begin. So... This afternoon, US Airways tweeted a reply to a customer. It was all business as usual, until you look at the attached photo: Twitter We blurred out the photo...

Google's New Street View Image Recognition Algorithm Can Beat Most CAPTCHAs

Here is an interesting conundrum for Google: it has created an algorithm that's significantly better at reading street numbers in Street View images, which helps it give you more accurate...

The Navy Just Christened Its Most Futuristic Ship Ever

Raytheon The USS Zumwalt The U.S. Navy christens the USS Zumwalt on Saturday, a $7 billion stealth destroyer that hosts an incredible array of capabilities not seen in any other ship in the fleet....

Sony sold seven million PS4s already, beating its own predictions

Sony was quick to pat itself on the back for passing five million PlayStation 4s sold more than a month earlier than it predicted, and now that the fiscal year is over there's more to celebrate. As...

Missouri will fire deafening 'sound cannons' at drivers to deter work zone speeding

(Jandy Stone / Flickr) Apparently the threat of a costly ticket isn't enough to slow down drivers passing through work zones on Missouri's highways, so the state is taking extreme measures to solve...

Volvo Has Revolutionized The Car Seat By Making It Inflatable

Volvo Heavy and bulky, today's car seats are a pain to carry around outside the car. Now parents can thank Volvo for making a seat that's safe, light, and easy to pack. The secret? It's inflatable....

Guy Taking Selfie In Front Of Speeding Train Gets Kicked In The Face By Train's Conductor

A guy who tried to take a selfie in front of a moving train was kicked in the face by the train's engineer and the whole thing was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube. Jared Michael (who goes...

Facebook will punish publishers who ask for Likes and Shares

In its continued efforts to clean up and optimize your News Feed, Facebook today announced plans to start penalizing pages that bait users into liking and sharing content. Facebook specifically...

Here's Amazon's phone: six cameras and a 4.7-inch screen

Rumors of an Amazon-made phone are nothing new, but today the rumors enter reality more firmly: what you see above is what BGR claims is the Amazon's first phone. "Whoa, that's super ugly!" you...

Crafts store Michaels confirms 3 million credit card numbers stolen in hack

Back in January, arts and crafts retail giant Michaels announced that it was investigating a potential security breach, and now the company has confirmed that millions of credit cards may have been...

The most hated browser in the world is finally dead

After the release of Windows XP in 2001 and for a few years that followed, Internet Explorer 6 was the biggest, most important browser in the world. And for longer, it has been the buggy browser...

Final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer sets the stage for war

With its release less than two months away, the promotion has really been ramping up for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and today the film's final trailer has arrived. Directed by Bryan Singer, the...

College kids gave Siri new powers and now you can too

We already know Apple is working on improving Siri, but gosh dangit, the folks in Cupertino just aren't moving as fast as some would like. That's why a quartet of freshmen at the University of...

Public urination fiasco is forcing Portland to drain 38 million gallons of treated water

For the second time in three years, one man's urine is forcing the city of Portland, Ore., to drain millions of gallons of treated water currently stored in an open reservoir. The first time...

Watch this: 'Orange is the New Black' Season 2 trailer

House of Cards may be the hottest Netflix exclusive, but at least during one point last summer, All Things D reported that Orange is the New Black was actually the most popular. Whether that's...

This is the first trailer for the new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

There's been a few leaked images over the past months that were quickly pulled down by Paramount, but the studio is now ready to give everyone a look at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This...

NASA catches a glimpse of Saturn birthing a new moon

For the first and perhaps the last time ever, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, whose mission is to orbit Saturn, has captured a new moon emerge from the Jovian planet's rings. As you might know, the...

Apple reportedly integrating Shazam song detection into iOS

Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a music identification feature for iOS that will allow iPhone and iPad users to use their device's microphone to work out what song is playing. Sources...

CONFIRMED: Dutch Police Make Arrest In Teen Twitter Terror Threat

A teenager who tweeted terrorist threats to American Airlines has been arrested at her home in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Wessel Stole, an official spokesperson for the Dutch police, told Business...

The US military is building a stealth dirt bike

(Martin Pettitt / Flickr) The US military has issued a grant for the development of a stealth motorcycle, reports Defense Tech. The motorcycle's "stealthiness" will be a product of its...

This miniature robotic printer rolls across a sheet of paper

Would you replace your desktop printer with a tiny robot that prints by creeping across a sheet of paper? Zuta Labs, which recently launched the Pocket Printer on Kickstarter, hopes so. The Pocket...

Here's How To Protect Yourself From The Massive Security Flaw That's Taken Over The...

CDC It's been a while since there was a computer security bug we all had to worry about. Unfortunately, it seems like we may all have been facing one for two years and not even realized it....

FBI reportedly opens criminal investigation into Herbalife

Herbalife, a Los Angeles-based company that sells nutritional shakes and supplements through a network of millions of distributors, is now reportedly under criminal investigation by the Department...

Watch a tiny, magnetically-powered robot construction crew go to work

A robot doesn't have to big, powerful and terrifying to be worthwhile, and many people are working on miniature machines that are just as cool. Some of these endeavors show promise in medicine, but...

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android browses a PC or Mac from your phone

While we'd seen rumblings that it was in beta testing, Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android made its official debut today. This means that those who fancy Mountain View's mobile OS can...

There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system

If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of...

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything...

This photo has been adapted by Michael Nudelman. The original was taken by Jason Henry for WSJ. This picture of Clinkle's team was taken in July 2013. Everyone with an "X" is no longer at the...

Google nabs drone company Facebook allegedly wanted to buy

For a moment, it seemed like Google and Facebook were about to pursue two different techniques to deliver internet signals from the sky: Google with weather balloons, and Facebook with high-flying...

Wu-Tang Clan will only sell a single copy of their new album

As music sales have dwindled over the years, artists have increasingly turned to making special editions of their albums to entice hardcore fans to spending more hard-earned cash but there's never...

Google launches Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, letting you access Windows PCs and...

Emil Protalinski 16 minutes ago Follow Google today launched a Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, which lets you remotely control your computer using your smartphone or tablet. You can download...

Floating nuclear power plants could avoid disasters like Fukushima

(Jake Jurewicz/MIT-NSE) Researchers have an idea for how future nuclear reactors can avoid the trauma that led to the 2011 disaster at Fukushima: by building new plants five to seven miles out into...

Watch this: Android design head Matias Duarte explains why mobile is dead

Matias Duarte helped design the T-Mobile Sidekick, the Helio Ocean, and Palm's webOS. Now, he directs the look and feel of Google's Android operating system. He's probably not the guy you'd expect...

Facebook's friend problem

When I arrived at the University of Michigan in fall 2007, everybody said "Facebook me." In the following days, even a passing meeting guaranteed that a friend request would pop up the next time I...

Google adds to ToS: yes, we scan all your e-mails

Further Reading Lawsuit alleging Gmail ads are "wiretapping" gets judge's OK Non-Gmail users never agreed to have their e-mail scanned, lawyers say. Google added a paragraph to its terms of service...

Why The Open Office Makes You Distracted, Exhausted, And Insecure

Sean Gallup/Getty Images About a third of us work in open offices. They're cheaper than giving everybody their own space. Management gurus tell us they promote "collaboration," "serendipity," and...

The NSA has exploited Heartbleed bug for years, Bloomberg reports

Bloomberg is reporting that the Heartbleed bug, which shocked the web security community this week, has been known and actively exploited by the National Security Agency for at least two years....

Ben Affleck is not a murderer in the trailer for David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

Things may be up and down when it comes to David Fincher and the Steve Jobs biopic, but his next movie is just around the corner, and that's Gone Girl . This first trailer for the adaptation of...

Google Buys Drone Company Titan Aerospace

YouTube Google has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum, the Wall Street Journal reports. Titan is a New Mexico-based company that makes high-flying solar powered drones....

Ancient shark discovery may rewrite our evolutionary history

Sharks are often seen as "living fossils," examples of evolutionary excellence that have not altered their design significantly since they came into existence. Evolutionary biologists have...

First marijuana vending machine for consumers unveiled in Colorado

Vending machines that serve up pot have existed for some time, but up until now have only lived behind counters at medical marijuana dispensaries. Now, the very first weed vending machine that...

Ford put a Mustang on top of the Empire State Building, piece by piece

Ford is marking the launch of the 2015 Mustang in the same way it did for the original 50 years ago -- by putting one at the top of the Empire State Building. The company has partnered with auto...

Google Warns: We Are Scanning Your Email

By Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google CEO Larry Page On Tuesday Google updated its privacy policies to make it absolutely clear that it is scanning your email. It added these sentences: Our...

Google's new camera app brings Photo Sphere and Lens Blur to Android devices

While Google has continued to toss new features into the camera app shipped on its Nexus devices, many Android phones replace it something else. But just as we revealed a few weeks ago, now it's...

This Woman's Instagram Feed Was So Cool It Got her A New Job

Hannah Perine Mode / LinkedIn Hannah Perrine Mode was hired because of her Instagram feed Remember those days when you had to change your Facebook name so employers couldn't find you (and the...

Check Out How Much Bigger A 4.7-Inch iPhone Looks Than The Current iPhone

Apple is reportedly going to release a 4.7-inch iPhone this fall. The current iPhone is 4-inches. You may be thinking to yourself, is 0.7-inches really that big of a difference? The answer is, yes!...

Honda's Incredible Human-Like Robot Makes US Debut

It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot. "Hello New...

Google Was Making A Space Elevator And A Hoverboard, But Couldn't Get Them To Work

YouTube screencap It may be a while until we see a working space elevator. Google X, the search giant's lab responsible for "moonshot" projects like Google Glass, driverless cars, and Project Loon,...

Super Mario Bros. theme played on 48 wine glasses makes you forget your princess is in...

The Super Mario Bros. theme song is one of the most recognized songs ever created. Whether you played the original game when it launched in 1985, or just heard it in one of its various incarnations...

Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as host of 'Late Show'

Stephen Colbert will take over CBS's Late Show when David Letterman retires next year after more than two decades. "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my...

No work emails after 6PM please, we're French

Sure, the French have it sweet with a 35 hour work week and six weeks of paid vacation. But (Mon dieu!) workers there are still bombarded with job-related emails when off the clock. They won't need...

Google Camera App Brings Lens Blur Background Defocus To Any KitKat Android Devices

Google has a new standalone camera app available in the Google Play app store, and it can be installed on any smartphones or tablets running KitKat 4.4 or higher. The new app will also be rolling...

Here Are The Unthinkable Prices For Apple Products In Brazil

Michael Kelley/Business Insider Following reports of insanely expensive iPhones in Brazil, we stopped by an Apple vendor in S o Paulo to see for ourselves. It's no joke. A 64 gigabyte iPhone 5S...

Google Maps now lets you find and catch wild Pok mon

Nick Summers 11 minutes ago April Fools' Day has already arrived in Japan and as expected, Google has a deluge of jobs and Easter eggs to check out online. One of our early favorites is the new Pok...

Sony extends PS4's lead over Xbox One despite 'Titanfall' launch

Titanfall was the best-selling game for the month of March, according to NPD, but it didn't help Microsoft take the lead in the latest console war. Today, Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One...

This 360 video shot with 6 GoPro cameras will blow your mind

If you thought those miniature world photos were cool, this video will make you wish you had a bunch of GoPro cameras lying around to play with. Jonas Ginter, a German based photojournalist created...

Fired Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro's Severance Totaled $58M

When Yahoo removed Henrique De Castro as its COO, it wasn't clear how much loot he was going to take with him. The final tally, revealed today in an SEC filing that also detailed Yahoo's board...

Flowing salt water over graphene generates electricity

An image of graphene, showing defects in its single-atom thickness. UC Berkeley Hydroelectricity is one of the oldest techniques for generating electrical power, with over 150 countries using it as...

Check Out The Truly Awful Email A Female CEO Got When She Tried To Hire Someone For Her...

Yunha Kim It's still hard being a woman leading a company. The latest evidence comes from Yunha Kim, CEO of Locket, a startup that lets you change your Android smartphone's home screen. She wrote a...

Google chooses you to become a Pok mon Master on April Fools'

Google's known for its weird and wonderful April Fools' jokes, but this year's edition might be the best we've seen. Because it's already April 1st in Australia and Japan, Google has introduced its...

Notegraphy, an Instagram-style app for beautiful typography, arrives on Android

Four months ago we covered Notegraphy, an Instagram-inspired editing app for creating notes with beautiful typography. At the time it was only available for iOS and Web, but that s now changed with...

Vicious Heartbleed bug bites millions of Android phones, other devices

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library via Wikipedia The catastrophic Heartbleed security bug that has already bitten Yahoo Mail , the Canada Revenue Agency, and...

Why the IRS wants to be your Facebook friend

If the fear of an audit wasn't enough to scare you into being honest on your taxes, try this on for size: the IRS might be checking out your Facebook page. The good ol' Internal Revenue Service is...

Tonight in space: a lunar eclipse, rocket launch, and Mars gets close to Earth

(Alex Indigo / Flickr) From lunar eclipses to launching rockets, today is a busy day for space and you can watch all of it from the comfort of your computer screen. Monday's festivities kick off...

Facebook wants to find your nearby friends

Two years ago, a battle was raging over "people discovery" apps. Highlight wanted to introduce you to strangers on the street, Sonar hoped to connect you with friends of friends at a bar, and...

Apple, Google, Microsoft and others sign anti-phone-theft pledge

A new pledge signed by nearly every major player in the phone industry is promising that after July of 2015, it will be a lot harder to steal a smartphone, according to a new report from Re/code....

Windows Phone 8.1 now available to download

After 18 months since the last major Windows Phone update, Microsoft is finally releasing Windows Phone 8.1 to developers today. The software maker detailed the update at its Build conference less...

Homestar Runner Springs Back From The Dead, Releases New Stuff For The First Time In Four...

Everybody. EVERYBOOOODY! Homestar Runner, the site that introduced an entire generation of kids to wasting all of their time on the Internet, has been updated for the first time in four years.

IRS tastes its own medicine, will pay Microsoft millions for Windows XP support

Usually, the Internal Revenue Service is the one getting paid this time of year, but Uncle Sam will be lining someone else's pockets this tax season because of its attachment to Windows XP. In case...

Is US biomedical research heading for a breakdown?

Flickr user: Bill Dickinson It's no secret that biology research in the US is facing a number of challenges. After years of rapid growth, the funding for biomedical research has dropped by 25...

Before the iPhone was announced, Android didn't support touchscreen input

Ahead of Apple revealing its first smartphone, Google's plans for Android back in 2006 involved physical keys for control and no touchscreen input support. Revealed in court documents from the...

Your reality is actually 15 seconds long

(Little, et al. / Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science) The present moment, as you are experiencing it this very instant, is directly influenced by the previous 15 seconds of your life,...