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Marina Bay Sands hotel is seen at sunset on June 11, 2018 in Singapore.

20 of the most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time

Skyscrapers have gotten taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Business Insider has rounded up 20 of the most outrageous-looking towers; some have been in use for years, while others will likely never see the light of day. Take a look.

‘It’s a nightmare scenario’: A radioactive object was found in San Francisco’s new $8 billion neighborhood

As the former home of top-secret nuclear testing facility, the site has a history of contamination. While the EPA insists that residents have no cause for alarm, environmentalists remain concerned about trace amounts of radioactive material.
Hydraulic jack-up systems anchor the home during a storm.

Floating homes that can withstand Category 4 hurricanes will soon become a reality

While the idea of a hurricane-proof home may sound far-fetched, a housing startup called Arkup has created a residence that can withstand rising sea levels and Category 4 hurricanes.
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Jeff Bezos could be the first ‘woke’ billionaire philanthropist — but only if he’s willing to help solve the problems he’...

Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, shares his thoughts on billionaire Jeff Bezos' latest charity announcement, and how the tech CEO could change the future of corporate philanthropy.
A shuttered mall in Alexandria, Virginia.

The death of big box stores could lead to a new kind of homeless housing. Here’s what that might look like

As big box stores like Kmart and JCPenney continue to shutter their doors, they have given made way for new developments, including housing facilities for homeless residents.

Bill and Melinda Gates reveal the one global problem they’d each fix if they had a magic wand

The Gates Foundation released its second Goalkeepers report on Tuesday, discussing the need for more progress in eliminating poverty worldwide. Bill and Melinda Gates sat down for an interview with National Geographic editor Susan Goldberg and shared the one problem they would fix with a magic wand.

Before and after photos show how quickly ice is disappearing on Swiss glaciers

The Rhone Glacier in the Swiss Alps has been shrinking quickly over the last several years. To reduce the amount that disappears, nearby residents have been wrapping the glacier in blankets over the past eight summers. Take a look at how the amount of ice on the Rhone Glacier has changed since 2008.

We tasted the first lab-grown sausage made without slaughtering any animals — here’s what it was like

New Age Meats, a Silicon Valley company funded by startup hub IndieBio, offered us a taste of the world's first pork sausage made without a farm. The cultured, or cell-based, meat is made from real pig cells.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says there’s opportunity in these 13 areas to make the world better

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's second annual "Goalkeepers" report focuses on the "formidable challenge" of improving the lives of people in low-income countries, from reducing poverty to promoting access to safe sanitation.
Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo cook food in the Kagoma reception centre within the Kyangwali settlement on April 10, 2018 in Kyangwali, Uganda.

The CEO of The Gates Foundation says we’re approaching a dangerous tipping point in global poverty. We still have time to reverse it.

The Gates Foundation is out with its second annual Goalkeepers report, warning that decades of gains in poverty rates around the world could be headed for a downward slide, unless serious investments are made in women's health and nutrition. Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann explains.