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The amazing science of redheads

Redheads are a special breed. They make up a tiny percentage of the total world population. But, the reasons they're so special are based in the science of redheads. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Here's a full list of the 552 RadioShack stores that are closing

RadioShack, which filed for bankruptcy for the second time last week, is closing 552 of its stores. The closures will affect 36% of the chain's stores. A court filing listed the locations that are set to close. These stores have theShow More Summary

Amazon's new pilot season of 5 TV shows came out today — here they are (AMZN)

As Amazon and Netflix battle over which company makes the best original streaming shows, one big difference is in their respective processes for making them. While Netflix has totally abandoned the traditional TV "pilot" system, andShow More Summary

16 sayings you'll only understand if you're Irish

Each year on March 17, the Irish and Irish-at-heart come out in droves to pubs and parade routes to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. In the US, St. Patrick's Day serves as a valid excuse to wear green and drink. But there's enough...Show More Summary

BMW wants to have a driverless car ready by 2021 — here's what it could look like

BMW plans to release a fully self-driving car in 2021. The German automaker has always operated on a 2021 timeline to launch its self-driving car tech. However, on Thursday, the company said for the first time that it will have a Level 5 autonomous car ready at that point. Show More Summary

11 amazing facts you didn't know about your skin

Your skin is one of the most important parts of your body. It doesn't actually crawl, but you may think it is after you learn more. Follow TI: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

LEAKED: Blippar's CEO called accusations he embellished his life story 'inaccurate' in an internal memo

Blippar CEO Ambarish Mitra has said a Financial Times report that he embellished his achievements is "inaccurate", in an internal memo leaked to Business Insider. The report found inconsistencies in a number of Mitra's public statements...Show More Summary

Everything science tells us about hangovers — and how you can try to make the pain go away

The symptoms of a hangover are many, including bleary-eyed exhaustion, nausea, a parched throat, throbbing head, regret, and the short-lived resolution never to do that again. Perhaps the best definition of the next-day consequencesShow More Summary

Apple paid Chance the Rapper $500,000 to put his album on Apple Music exclusively for 2 weeks (AAPL)

Apple Music paid Chance the Rapper a whopping $500,000 to put his album "Coloring Book" on the service for a two-week exclusive window, Chance said Friday. "I never felt the need to correct folks on my relationship with @apple but now that more people have tried to discredit my independence," Chance wrote on Twitter. Show More Summary

MuleSoft's Ross Mason started out as a frustrated IT guy — today, he's worth over $167 million (MULE)

MuleSoft, the first enterprise tech IPO of 2017, is a big hit so far on day 1, with the stock price popping about 50% over its $17 opening price to about $25.50 a share in its first few hours of trading. At $17/share price, MuleSoftShow More Summary

You can watch every game of March Madness absolutely free — here's how

U.S. employers are facing billions of dollars in lost wages this March Madness due to distracted employees. And if you're reading this, I can only assume your goal is to join the ranks of the on-duty streamers. Thankfully, the NCAA and networks that air the games don't care about your employer, and only want as many eyeballs on the games as possible. Show More Summary

A book about technology addiction now has me terrified of product designers

Adam Alter didn't set out to scare me, but here we are. I am terrified. Alter is an NYU psychology professor and the author of the new book, "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked." It's...Show More Summary

Mark Zuckerberg's ambitious 10-year plan could mean big money for Facebook (FB)

UBS has raised its outlook for Facebook stock, from a $155 price target to $165, partially after deciding that Mark Zuckerberg's ambitious 10-year plan for the social network will result in real revenue. In early 2016, Facebook CEO Mark...Show More Summary

The founder and CEO of ClassPass is swapping roles with an investor who helped build the company

ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia is stepping down from her role as CEO. The 34-year-old founder is swapping roles with executive chairman Fritz Lanman, who will now be taking the helm of the New York-based fitness startup as Kadakia transitions...Show More Summary

Critics are throwing daggers at Netflix's 'hammy' and 'uninspired' new show 'Iron Fist' (NFLX)

Netflix's fourth Marvel series, "Iron Fist," was arguably the streaming company's most highly anticipated of the "Defenders" franchise. With such high expectations for the show, critics weighed in with their great disappointment. The...Show More Summary

I played the enormous new space opera, 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' — here's what it's like

"Mass Effect: Andromeda" takes the third-person shooter, space-epic video game series "Mass Effect" to an entirely new galaxy: Andromeda. Humans and other sentient species from the Milky Way galaxy have sent ships — "arks" — with tens of thousands of beings in an attempt to ensure human life continues. Show More Summary

There will be 'Star Wars' movies made that won't focus on legacy characters

Since Disney acquired the rights to the “Star Wars” saga, the studio has been pretty nostalgic with its content. But that won’t always be the case, says “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” screenwriter Gary Whitta. Whitta, who has also penned...Show More Summary

Mesmerizing maps show where the most educated Americans live

You may not know your neighbors by name, but you can at least know them by education level. Kyle Walker, an assistant professor of geography at Texas Christian University, has created an interactive dot map visualizing US neighborhoods...Show More Summary

Sweden is the best country in the world for women — here's why

Sweden is no stranger to topping global rankings, whether it's for excellence in raising kids, environmental friendliness, or doing good for others. The latest: Sweden was recently named the best country in the world for women by BAV...Show More Summary

The first business tech IPO of the year is a smash hit with a 50% pop (MULE)

Mulesoft, the first enterprise technology IPO of 2017, is already looking like a big winner, popping around 50% above its $17 debut price to about $25.50 a share in its first few hours of trading. On Thursday night, Mulesoft announced that $17 price, well above its announced $12-14 range. Show More Summary

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