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A neuroscientist revealed 3 habits to improve your memory, and 1 that can damage it

"Being too task-focused can harm our memory and creativity," Jha warned.Greg Bajor/Getty Images Memory doesn't always work as we'd like it to. We remember much less than we think and, above all, less than we'd like. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha explained the keys to remembering something successfully. Memory doesn't always work the way you want it to — you remember less than you think and, often, less than you'd like. "What we think is a memory problem is often actually an at...
Tags: UK, Science, Education, International, Trends, Strategy, Charles Darwin, Nordic, University Of Miami, Albert Einstein Steve Jobs, BI International, Jha, Amishi Jha, BI General Contributors, Strategy Contributors, Business Insider España


Researchers are building a black box in Tasmania to prevent the 'crash' of civilization

It will be protected by a layer of steel almost three inches thick.Earth's Black Box A black box will be fully installed on the west coast of Tasmania in 2022. It will be connected to the internet and able to record climate information. The data recorded will include land and sea temperatures, CO2 levels, and energy consumption. The future of humanity is increasingly uncertain. The environment is under incredible pressure, and it paints a dark picture for future generations. Global warmin...
Tags: UK, Science, Australia, International, Trends, Sustainability, Earth, Innovation, Tasmania, Nordic, University of Tasmania, BI International, Tech Insider, Science Contributors, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors


A new robotic hand is so precise, it can hold an egg without cracking it just like a human

The team claims that the hand is able to pour drinks, hold an egg without breaking it, and crush cans.Zac Macaulay/Getty Images South Korean researchers have made a robotic hand with a similar range of motion to that of a human. It can perform delicate tasks like using tweezers and scissors or holding an egg. It could be used as an advanced prosthetic or with robots that use AI. Innovators at South Korea's Ajou University have created a robotic hand that is capable of holding fragile obje...
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A Chinese orbiter captured stunning shots of Mars, showing one of a polar ice cap and a 'selfie'

The Tainwen-1 was launched in July 2020 from the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China.CNSA/cnsa.gov.cn China has captured spectacular images with its Tianwen-1 orbiter. It has been orbiting Mars since February 2021. The photo subjects include a Martian polar ice cap and a "selfie" of the Tianwen-1 orbiter. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has published a set of four images taken on its Tianwen-1 mission.The images include a photo of the mission's orbiter, a photo of an ice ...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, China, International, Trends, Mars, Nordic, Andrew Jones, BI International, Tech Insider, China National Space Administration CNSA, CNSA, Tianwen, Wenchang Space Launch Center, BI General Contributors


2 founders are introducing 100 million oysters to New York to help fight flooding

Louisiana is also using the mollusks to prevent the erosion of coastal wetlands.Sandra Stoiber / EyeEm/Getty Images Flooding caused by rising sea levels has increased by 247% in some areas of New York since 2000. The nonprofit Billion Oyster Project aims to restore oyster reefs in New York's five boroughs. They create a surprisingly effective flood defense, helping to build coastal resilience. New York has been experiencing record flooding in recent years as a result of climate change.Dat...
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A function on Elon Musk's Starlink satellite dishes is causing them to attract too many cats

It seems cats aren't the only animals that are attracted to the dishes.Getty Images/David Schnell Starlink satellites need satellite dishes on Earth to send internet signals. These dishes emit heat, which has started to attract cats. The issue appears to be caused by a Snow Melt Mode, according to Tesmanian. Elon Musk's satellite internet company, Starlink, is experiencing problems with some of its dishes on the ground — they've started to attract cats.To send signals from its sat...
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, UK, Science, US, International, Trends, Nordic, BI International, StarLink, Tech Insider, Aaron Taylor, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, Business Insider España, International Contributors


How it's possible to learn a new language during certain phases of sleep

Participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep. FreshSplash/Getty Images If you're learning a language but are finding it a slow process, there may ways to speed things up. Your brain can establish links between words in two languages while you're asleep. That means sophisticated learning is possible while you're snoozing. See more stories on Insider's business page. While we can't exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still ver...
Tags: UK, Science, Learning, Sleep, Life, Germany, International, Trends, Nordic, Deutsch, BI International, Learning Languages, Tech Insider, Business Insider Deutschland, Science Contributors, BI General Contributors


A disturbing 'zoo' theory may explain why we haven't yet discovered alien life

Despite myriad sightings of unidentified flying objects and alleged incidences of alien contact with Earth, so far we've put forward little hard evidence that we have intelligent company elsewhere in the universe. Chandra X-ray Observatory/Hubble Space Telescope/Spitzer Given the size of the universe, it would seem impossible that intelligent life is unique to Earth. In 1973 researcher John Ball of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology put forward a hypothesis. He suggested aliens...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, International, San Francisco, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Paris, Aliens, Alien Life, Extraterrestrial Life, Nordic, Meti, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


'Smart clothes' can conduct Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to link all your tech at once, and can boost battery life by 1,000

The clothes can be washed, dried and ironed as with regular garments. YouTube / NUSLife Researchers invented clothes that conduct Bluetooth and WiFi to connect all your different gadgets. The conductive material on the clothes' surface is made of stainless steel in comb-shaped strips. It can still be washed like any normal clothing. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wearable devices like smartwatches and sensors that monitor your heart rate have, in recent years, become ...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, Enterprise, Singapore, International, Trends, Tech, Chargers, Nus, Nordic, National University Of Singapore, Ho, Wi Fi, BI International, Tech Insider


How a company managed to produce a 'biochar' fuel from sewage without emitting CO2

Ingelia's co-founder says that, by 2022, the company would be able to replace 220,000 tons of coal with its biochar cylinders. Ingelia Spanish company Ingelia developed an industrial process to produce biocarbon fuel It can be made using sewage. The resulting product burns like coal but the actual production is carbon neutral. See more stories on Insider's business page. The European Commision has pledged that the EU will cut greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 205...
Tags: Energy, UK, Science, Climate Change, Life, International, Trends, Sustainability, Eu, Spain, Budapest, Italy, Un, Biofuel, Valencia, Tuscany


15 cities that are home to some of the world's best transport solutions

On average, Singapore's commuters spend 84 minutes commuting on public transport each day. Getty Images / Gavin Hellier Traffic jams, air pollution, and faulty infrastructures can make navigating cities a real struggle. By 2050, 68% of the world will live in urban areas, placing strain on cities' transport systems. Oliver Wyman ranked the top 15 cities based on the quality of their public transport systems. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Urban mobility is f...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, New York, Science, London, Life, China, Russia, Berlin, Singapore, International, Los Angeles, San Francisco


How Instagram and Facebook are intentionally designed to mimic addictive painkillers

"Painkiller apps" increase the likelihood of addiction. Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images Americans check their phones 262 times a day on average. Much of this time is spent on social media. Several ex-employees of Apple, Google, and Facebook apps are deliberately designed to be addictive. App developer Peter Mezyk says Facebook and Instagram users can become dependent on apps as one would painkillers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this year, Reviews.org surveyed 1,0...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Science, Instagram, Life, Stanford, Germany, International, Trends, Phone, Smartphones, Addiction, Nordic, Tui, Deutsch


I had to stop my psychoactive meds while pregnant and the withdrawal was so bad, I considered an abortion

It's incredibly difficult to wean yourself off psychoactive medication once you've begun. Kanawa_Studio/Getty Images Benzodiazepines are a psychoactive drug. They can calm symptoms associated with anxiety. The withdrawal symptoms from giving them up are considered worse than those from cocaine. Sara suffered so much with insomnia and anxiety during pregnancy, she considered having an abortion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sara is a pseudonym but below is a true ...
Tags: UK, Science, Drugs, Life, International, Trends, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Italy, Healthcare, National Health Service, Medication, Thomson Reuters, Nordic, Sara, Psychiatrist


A health startup founder who raised $40 million plans to improve healthcare access in the US

Carlos Reines is the CEO and co-founder of RubiconMD. Rubicon Health startup RubiconMD is revolutionizing the complex and costly healthcare model in the US. The platform allows primary care physicians to consult with specialists to improve patient care. Rubicon serves over 10 million Americans and has raised $40 million since it was founded in 2013. See more stories on Insider's business page. Carlos Reines is the CEO and co-founder of RubiconMD.As well as revolutionizing healthcare in...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Nigeria, US, International, Trends, Spain, Harvard, Pennsylvania, United States, Healthcare, Netherlands, West Coast, Haiti, Dominican Republic


A Spanish startup is offering trips to space in helium balloons as a cheaper alternative to SpaceX

Setting off from Andalucia in the south of the country, the space trip will take six hours. Zero 2 Infinity Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will soon be launching operational helium balloon space flights. Tourists will be taken 40 kilometers above Earth, allowing them to enjoy the "overview effect." As well as being lower cost, it's a lower risk operation than more ambitious missions like SpaceX. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Founded in 2009 by Jose Mariano Lopez-...
Tags: Travel, Space, Spacex, Science, Life, International, Trends, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Mars, Andalucia



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