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A man cleans garbage along the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, India, April 9, 2017.

India’s holy Ganges River is devastatingly polluted, yet provides drinking water for over 400 million people — here’s what it looks ...

The Ganges River is in bad shape. Sewage flows into the water that people use to cook, bathe, and perform burial rites. Cleanup efforts are behind schedule.

A Chinese smartphone company no one has ever heard of is making a huge impact in 2018, and it’s innovating more than Apple or Samsung

Apple and Samsung are getting out-innovated by a relatively unknown Chinese smartphone maker called Vivo.

Retailers GOAT and Flight Club merge into online sneaker shopping paradise, snag $60 million in new funding

GOAT and Flight Club are merging, but the two companies, which specialize in hard-to-find sneakers, will keep operating under their own brands.

The 7 most extravagant car interiors in the world

Automotive companies are working hard to appeal to a wealthy clientele, designing car interiors with features like hot stone massage chairs and art galleries

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Microsoft developing health chatbot platform — Lifespan aims to cut $182 million in costs with GE partnership —&#...

Microsoft is developing an AI-powered health chatbot platform to help healthcare providers leverage the power of digital assistants.

NASA has reinvented the wheel using a material that ‘remembers’ its shape

NASA's redesigned rover tires are made from a nickel-titanium alloy — a material that can be deformed and return back to shape.

WATCH LIVE: IGNITION 2017 is happening right now

The biggest names and most innovative leaders in media, marketing, and technology. Plus, Business Insider’s unique blend of hard news and big ideas.

Silicon Valley feels incredibly boring right now — here’s what’s really going on

Silicon Valley no longer owns the field for hot consumer technology — and that means the next wave of innovation will look much different.
Divining rods.

British water firms are using a discredited medieval pseudoscience technique to look for pipes

There's no reputable scientific evidence that 'water dowsing' works, but 10 out of 12 big UK water companies are using it anyway.

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market

LeafLink is rapidly-expanding in a bid to dominate the lucrative California market for legal weed. California is about to allow sales of recreational marijuana.