This 24-year-old Goldman Sachs banker wants to solve the global water crisis — and the bank just gave him $150,000 to get started

July 12, 2018

Goldman Sachs Bondh-E-Shams, a charity founded by a 24-year-old Goldman Sachs analyst Hamza Farrukh, won a $150,000 grant from the bank. It focuses on providing clean water to poor, rural communities in Pakistan and to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Founder Hamza Farrukh told Business Insider that his ultimate goal is to provide clean water to everyone on the planet. For most of us, working in Goldman Sachs’ prestigious securities division…


Scientists use this formula, called the Drake equation, to explore the chance we’ll make contact with intelligent aliens

July 7, 2018

potiros tanarm/Shutterstock Nearly half of Americans believe aliens have visited Earth, according to a poll. The Drake equation explores the chances that detectable alien civilizations exist using seven variables. While some predictions that use the equation are optimistic, a comprehensive new study suggests a strong likelihood that we’re alone in the Milky Way galaxy. There’s also a roughly 38% chance that humans are completely alone in the visible universe. A…


The best rubber gloves for dishwashing and cleaning

July 6, 2018

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Insider Pick: Rubber gloves are key for getting dishes squeaky-clean without damaging your hands. They’re also great for cleaning around the house. The Casabella Premium Waterblock Gloves provide an unbeatable combination of comfort, protection, and grip. I admit, I’m a relative newcomer to the idea…