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Iceland pulled off a miracle economic escape

Shutterstock / TDWay Disgruntled Icelanders recently forced their prime minister to quit, and are threatening to hand power to self-styled pirates at an early election.<p>But whereas other European voters are culling traditional parties out of weakness, Reykjavik's are rebelling out of strength.<p>In …

Economics

Take a Quick Trip to Deep Space With This Gorgeous Animated Short

Three minutes of video that took a year to render.<p>This three-minute sci-fi flick by Tim Cahn silently plops us into a near future where humans really know how to commute. There's an establishing shot of the sun, then a quick rocket dash to Mars, where we've plainly established some crescent-shaped …

7 dumb things you do every day that are not your fault

Despite the best efforts of scientists, the human mind is still an enigma.<p>What we do know is that our brains are crammed with absurdly complex wiring, leading us to ask ourselves almost daily, "why did I do that?" and "how could I forget that?" and "what the heck is wrong with me?"<p>Below are seven …

The Brain

7 Space Mysteries No Scientist Can Explain

We've made some incredible space discoveries in the last few years, like gravitational waves and liquid water on Mars.<p>But considering we've explored …

10 New Bestsellers We Love

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>10 New Bestsellers We Love<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Bestsellers

Turkey columnists get two years in jail over Charlie Hebdo cartoon

An Istanbul court on Thursday sentenced two prominent Turkish journalists to two years behind bars for illustrating their columns with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed originally published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.<p>The sentence handed to columnists Hikmet Cetinkaya and Ceyda Karan, …

10 Gritty British Sci-Fi Shows to Stream Right Now

We know well by now that there’s no shortage of excellent British comedies, light and dark, readily available to watch. When it comes to …

TV

Why creationists are out of time with history and science

Creationists fail to appreciate the history of science as well as science itself<p>One very positive aspect of the digital world for scientists is that there are various websites that track citations and mentions of research papers and link them together. This can be an excellent way of finding out …

Climate Change Is Stranding Hundreds of Dying Baby Sea Lions in California

The ripples of climate change are being seen all around the world, but it’s not often they wash up on our very doorstep.<p>Last week, as the United States added its support to the first global law that would finally hold nations accountable for climate change, biologists in California were attempting …

Big Data: Will We Soon No Longer Need Data Scientists?

The job of data scientist — the quintessential big data job, and the job that was just voted the best job in America for 2016 — is at risk.<p>Data scientists have been called “unicorns” because finding the right person with the right set of skills — including coding, statistics, machine learning, …

Big Data

These top twelve inventions could one day change the world

The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced its annual shortlist for its European Inventor Awards, which honors a range of scientists across industries. Much like last year, it’s packed with some inventions that could be truly groundbreaking.<p>The twelve finalists are grouped into four …

Engineering

The 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest announces winners

The ocean's waters are a vast mystery, but developments in photography technology allow us to get a brief glimpse into the beauty water can hold.<p>Italian photographer Davide Lopresti was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 after his submission "Gold" — which shows a beautiful yellow …

Wildlife thriving without humans in Chernobyl nuclear zone – study (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Animals in the Chernobyl exclusion zone have not been wiped out by the nuclear fallout contaminating the land, but are actually thriving in the …

The Red Rope (Live at English Theatre Berlin - 2013)

Slings And Ammunition (Live at English Theatre Berlin - 2013)

This New Super-Sustainable Town Will Run On Solar Power And Use Driverless Cars For Public Transit

The new Florida community of Babcock Ranch wants to build the clean-energy fueled community of the future.<p>When a massive ranch in Florida went up for sale 10 years ago, on a piece of land five times the size of Manhattan, the owners had offers from buyers around the world. But instead of selling to …

World War II radar station near Jurien Bay reveals tales of conflict

Some of Australia's forgotten military history is being brought back to life by a team of archaeologists searching coastal scrub in Western …

15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

15 fun things you can do with your smartphone photos to preserve memories

Creative smartphone photo products<p>1. A monthly magazine<p>2. A wooden keepsake box<p>3. A dry-erase board<p>4. A framed photo<p>5. A shower curtain<p>6. A serving …

Six Tips for Stunning Data Visualization

It's important to display your data so that it's understandable, but sometimes you need a little help.<p>We're all collecting data - mounds and mounds of data. So, how do we use this data to make it worthwhile? Well, regardless of whether you're presenting data to company executives or prospective …

Story of cities #26: Delhi's modernist dream proves a far-fetched fantasy

The planners of independent India’s new capital failed spectacularly in their attempt to create a poverty-free modernist utopia. Their legacy is a sprawling city awash with slums and hampered by bureaucracy<p>In the late hours of 14 August 1947, on the eve of Indian independence, Jawaharlal Nehru …

The New World Order Is Ruled By Global Corporations And Megacities—Not Countries

As cities and companies gain in influence and the power of nation-states decreases, the world is undergoing a seismic transformation.<p>Ask yourself, honestly: If Uruguay or Guinea-Bissau disappeared off the face of the Earth, would you really notice? Now what about if Google disappeared from your …