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Here's what NASA saw when it landed on Saturn's largest moon

When NASA landed on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, it became the farthest space landing in history. Here are the actual images from that landing. Video courtesty of NASA. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

This space mission could save Earth from killer asteroids — but NASA keeps hitting the snooze button

On January 4, NASA announced two new space missions to explore the solar system: Lucy, a probe that will visit swarms of ancient asteroids lurking near Jupiter, and Psyche, which will orbit the all-metal core of a dead planet. TheseShow More Summary

Weight Watchers' new — and surprisingly effective — points system doesn't take into account how much weight you want to lose

It seems like every Weight Watchers commercial features people — namely Oprah, these days — bragging about how many pounds they've lost. But the calculation at the heart of the company's lauded new program, Beyond the Scale, doesn't actually take members' weight loss goals into account. The company started Beyond the Scale at the end of 2015. Show More Summary

Apple's $5 billion 'spaceship' campus is covered in mud (AAPL)

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly told Apple employees that the company planned to start moving into its new $5 billion Campus 2 in January, 2017.  But right now, the campus is still a work in progress. Although landscaping and...Show More Summary

There’s a secret message buried inside Nintendo’s new $60 console

Nintendo's new $60 game console, the NES Classic Edition, is an adorable, inexpensive, easy way to play a ton of classic Nintendo games. The entire original "Super Mario Bros." trilogy, the first two "Legend of Zelda" games, and much...Show More Summary

14 ways you can control your home with your voice using Amazon's Echo and Alexa (AMZN)

If you have an Amazon Echo, chances are you've already discovered its music playing ability with streaming services like Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Prime Music, which you can control with your voice using the Echo's...Show More Summary

Tech icon Kevin Rose just launched an app that helps people diet the Silicon Valley way

Trying a fast to shed some pounds? There's an app for that. The latest health and wellness craze in Silicon Valley has people going without food for anywhere from 14 hours to several days. Some tech workers say intermittent fasting helps...Show More Summary

This three-mile-high skyscraper design is coated in self-cleaning material that eats smog

2017 only just arrived, but one manufacturing company is already looking 45 years into the future. Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper built from materials that are either in-developmentShow More Summary

An asteroid just flew by Earth 2 times closer than the moon — and we barely saw it coming

Early Monday morning, while the US East Coast was pouring coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building grazed Earth. The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered only Saturday...Show More Summary

How Trump should spend $1 trillion on America's infrastructure, according to architects and urban planners

In late January, Donald Trump will become the president of the United States. One major piece of his plan for the new administration is spending $1 trillion on infrastructure. Released in October, Trump's infrastructure plan outlines...Show More Summary

One of the best ways to treat excruciating pain is to change people's reality so they forget it exists

The entire purpose of pain is to make sure it's the main focus of your attention, to make it so you don't focus on anything else. That makes sense, since pain is how your brain tells you that something is wrong. Your nerves sense damage...Show More Summary

Astronauts are going deep underground to prepare for space travel

Astronauts are spending weeks in underground caves in Italy. The conditions are thought to help prepare astronauts for the harsh reality of spaceflight. Video courtesy of ESA Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

After watching over 50 TED talks, these are the insights that have stuck with me most

Watch one TED talk, and you have a factoid to share with a friend at a bar. Watch over 50 TED talks across several years — as I have, obsessively — and you begin to think a little differently about the world. Not every talk is awe-inspiring...Show More Summary

Astronomers think a rare and explosive 'red nova' will light up the night sky in a few years

Every once in awhile, the stars actually do align — then merge, catastrophically explode, and spray their guts all over space. Or at least that's the suspected trigger of rare "red novas," so-named for their characteristic red color. One of the best-studied red novas happened in 2008. Show More Summary

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