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This field of sea stars is actually a death trap that scientists never saw coming

A team of scientists were observing a field of brittle sea stars off Jarvis Island when they saw something they never expected: one of the brittle stars snatched a squid right out of the water. A member of the team described the scene as a "once in a lifetime" event. Video courtesy of NOAA. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

If a nuclear bomb explodes nearby, here's why you should never, ever get in a car

Nuclear blasts create fallout, which can harm you with large doses of radiation. Cars offer little protection from fallout. A surer way to survive in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion is to go indoors, stay put, and listen to theShow More Summary

How Snapchat can survive Instagram's assault on its features (SNAP, FB)

Want to stay up to date with this year’s IGNITION conference and all things media? Subscribe here to receive our free weekly IGNITION newsletter. Ever since last summer, Instagram has made a habit of replicating the features that have...Show More Summary

7 of the wisest pieces of advice from the commencement speeches of 2017

Commencement speeches come but once a year, and many get lost to the history of tired cliches. But the best ones stay far away from these stale platitudes, turning an old idea on its head or conjuring a brand-new thought to inspire and...Show More Summary

Apple designer Marc Newson has created a $12,000 egg timer

Legendary Apple designer Marc Newson has unveiled his latest product: an egg timer. That's right. And it costs $12,000 (£9,300). The 53-year-old Australian has collaborated with watch website Hodinkee to produce "The Marc Newson Hourglass," and, well, it's really something special. "Sometimes you see an object and it just captivates you. Show More Summary

Queen guitarist Brian May on his new 3D photo book, virtual reality, and what he wants from the new iPhone

Queen guitarist Brian May is releasing a book of 3D photographs that include photos of his childhood as well as his time in the band Queen. May is passionate about 3D — or stereo — photography and has designed his own 3D photo viewer. He...Show More Summary

A leaker posted the first hands-on video with a dummy iPhone 8 (AAPL)

Graphic designer and prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin posted a hands-on video with a dummy iPhone 8 on Tuesday, which he says shows a display version of the upcoming device. Here's the video: A word of warning: Geskin has been posting a...Show More Summary

This is the 6-step process for making ping pong balls

The ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) has released a video showing the manufacturing of ping pong balls and it's incredibly satisfying to watch. It details the 6 steps in the process from shaping to packaging. Produced by Leon Siciliano Join the conversation about this story »

DeepMind's AlphaGo AI is going to China to play top Go players in the game's birthplace (GOOG)

DeepMind's AlphaGo algorithm — arguably one of the most famous software algorithms in the world — is set to play a series of matches against some of China's best Go players this week. Go is an ancient two-player board game that was invented...Show More Summary

Twitter co-founder says he's 'sorry' for the company's perceived role in electing Trump

Ev Williams, who co-founded Twitter, is more-or-less apologizing for the site's role in President Donald Trump's electoral win. "It's a very bad thing, Twitter's role in that," Williams said in an interview with the New York Times. "If...Show More Summary

This car built by college students gets 2,713 miles per gallon

Imagine making the 2,710-mile trip from Philadelphia to Los Angeles using just one gallon of gas. You might look silly doing it, but students from Université Laval, in Quebec, have theoretically made that outlandish trip possible with...Show More Summary

Panasonic is making a massive bet on electric cars — here's why the CEO says it's a 'slam dunk' investment

Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade. New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get...Show More Summary

Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market (FB)

On an ordinary work day in mid-2016, a handful of Facebook engineers were sitting on the couches in a corner of the company's Menlo Park, California, headquarters when one of them tossed out a wacky idea. He suggested doing something...Show More Summary

The best part of Google's conference was a teen who taught himself to code to diagnose cancer

One of Silicon Valley's fundamental beliefs is that everyone in tech is working on something that could change the world. In truth, most of the 2 million apps in the app store do no such thing. But every so often a curious kid will sit...Show More Summary

A YouTube star with 1.9 million subscribers talks candidly about trying to expand beyond YouTube without disappointing her fans

In a recent YouTube video, an emotional Claudia Sulewski addresses her 1.9 million subscribers, at points on the verge of tears, but at other points looking happy to get a weight off her chest. “It’s so weird to be having this conversation...Show More Summary

Apple wanted part of its new $5 billion campus to look like a laptop — here's how close it got (AAPL)

Employees are currently moving in to Apple's new $5 billion campus, Apple Park, that's been in the works since 2006. But there's one part of the campus that hasn't been finished yet: the new Steve Jobs theatre, which is where Apple is...Show More Summary

This electric bike is powerful enough to tow an SUV

This e-bike is powerful enough to tow an SUV. It's powered by one 48V battery with a 750W motor that has an 85-mile range. The cycle is called the "Moar Fat Tire Ebike" and it has a top speed of 30 mph when used with the pedals. It is...Show More Summary

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