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It’s the end of the Earth as we know it. Read all about it! | Lucy Siegle

Achieving “cut through” is a nightmare for climate change science. It’s notoriously hard to get the mainstream engaged by changes in the concentration of an atmospheric gas, even if they’re life-or-death matters. So hats off to the crack team of Earth scientists, led by climate change professor …

List-Worthy

What's driving Elon Musk?

Elon Musk is a science-fiction character. That’s how one friend puts it. In some ways, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is the archetypical cartoon …

Croatia to increase tourist tax by 25% from 2019

The Croatian government has announced an increase on the tourist tax applicable to visitors to the country by 25 per cent.<p>With the exception of …

Apple breaches $1 trillion stock market valuation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Thursday became the first $1 trillion publicly listed U.S. company, crowning a decade-long rise fueled by its ubiquitous iPhone that transformed it from a niche player in personal computers into a global powerhouse spanning entertainment and …

Apple Store

Vitamin D: Recent research uncovers new benefits

As much of the world experiences a record-breaking heat wave, this Spotlight turns its attention to vitamin D, the so-called sunshine vitamin. Here, …

These Volunteer Organizations Are Perfect for Retirees Who Love to Travel

Beyond the satisfaction of giving back.<p>A few years after he retired from his professorship at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Stuart White began …

This 10-Minute Exercise Is Scientifically Proven to Make You Feel Better About Yourself

Do you feel confident, secure, and generally good about yourself? Or are you constantly piling on self-criticism, scolding yourself for your many failings, and especially for the way you look? If your answer is the latter, would you like to feel better about yourself, and happier with your own body?<p>…

Happiness

The secret to success no one talks about (but everyone needs to hear)

You’re sick of the same self-help literature that promises success in just a few simple steps. So am I. It’s all over the Internet, and if it were as …

France vs Australia: VAR history made, Kylian Mbappe shows his class, Paul Pogba saves Les Bleus blushes

Paul Pogba proved the match-winner as a stuttering France started their World Cup with a win over Australia.<p>Antoine Griezmann made World Cup history …

Lionel Messi penalty saved by Halldórsson as Iceland hold Argentina

With 64 minutes gone Argentina seemed to have found the decisive break on a tight, bruising afternoon that saw their revered attack struggle to find its gears against an excellent Iceland team.<p>The score was 1-1, as it would finish. Iceland were holding steady. With a long pass from the left Sergio …

Lionel Messi

15 Sci-Fi Books To Read If You Need A Break From Dystopian Novels

Dystopia novels seem to be more popular than ever these days. Between <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>and <i>The Hunger Games</i> and the disturbing resurgence of <i>1984,</i>the …

This Picture Tells a Tragic Story of What Happened to Women After D-Day

They called it the <i>épuration sauvage,</i> the wild purge, because it was spontaneous and unofficial. But, yes, it was savage, too. In the weeks and months …

The (super enjoyable) Japanese secret to becoming a morning person

In an ideal world, your morning routine would <i>always</i> set you up for a kickass day ahead. But if you’ve got a packed to-do list, it’s all too easy for …

Browsing porn in incognito mode isn't nearly as private as you think | Dylan Curran

When you use incognito mode, it doesn’t mean that your activity disappears forever – it’s just hidden on the incriminating device<p>Ctrl-shift-N: the wondrous keyboard shortcut to start an incognito tab in Google Chrome. You hesitantly type in your odious search, and find the porn site which in that …

Google Chrome

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

Public Relations

Sleeping in on the weekend might be good for you, but it's not going to fix all your problems

Scientists still aren't sure exactly how to deal with our chronic sleep deficit.<p>There’s nothing quite like crawling under the covers on Friday night with the intention of snoozing well into Saturday. But sleep can be stressful, too: the questions of when and how long to sleep have been the sources …

The Owl Thieves of Sweden

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.<p>Here’s a dead-end job: Swedish bank robber. In 2016, there were only two bank heists in all of Sweden, compared with 110 eight years earlier. Why the steep plunge? The country’s bent on going cashless.<p>In 1661, Sweden became the first …

Struggle with mindfulness? This two-minute walking meditation is a game-changer

Sometimes it’s hard work to get in the calm mind-set that’s kind of crucial for a successful meditation sesh: You may feel anxious, super-distracted, …

Meditation

Russian spy attack: Britain calls for urgent UN meeting

UK wants to update members of security council – upon which Russia also sits – on Skripal inquiry<p>The UK has called for an urgent meeting of the UN security council to update council members on the investigation into the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, the Foreign Office said, as Theresa May …

These secret Netflix codes unlock hidden show and movie categories

The recommended content on your Netflix account comes from a complicated algorithm analyzing your viewing history.<p>And unless you are sharing your …

Documentaries

Net migration of EU nationals to Britain falls by 75,000

Data suggests Brexit uncertainty is outweighing UK’s reputation as ‘jobs factory of Europe’<p>Net annual migration of EU nationals to Britain has fallen by 75,000 in the past year to its lowest level for five years as the “Brexodus” gets under way, official figures show.<p>The latest quarterly figures …

Climate Change Is Making Beluga Whales Work for Their Meals

When sea ice melts in the summer, beluga whales that hang out in the Bering Sea during winter traverse up north. This is typically when they eat …

Beluga Whales

What Stephen King Taught Me About Writing

I’ll be frank: I never read a Stephen King book before this year. Despite his prominence as one of America’s most successful and prolific modern …

Stephen King

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

17 Children's Fantasy Series You May Have Missed As A Kid — But Should Read Now

I've spent a lifetime reading fantasy novels, but there are <i>so many</i> novels and series that I didn't have the chance to read when I was younger and …

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

11 First Sentences That Guarantee the Rest of Your Email Won't Get Read

Even if your intentions are professional and sincere.<p>Imagine you get this email. You don't know the sender, but you open it anyway. How long would you keep reading?<p>Dear Jeff,I hope you're having a great President's Day! I definitely am. Even though I'm spending a little time at work right now, I …

10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described by locals as a village, Amsterdam has the arts, entertainment and startup scene of many larger cities but retains a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. As a resident, I love that all my …

Falcon Heavy is a game changer in the space race | editorials

On Tuesday, the world’s most powerful rocket ever was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United States. SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy was …

Space Travel

Places You Should Visit in 2018 Before They Get Too Popular

For every primo travel destination, there’s a sweet spot to find it. Visit too soon -- say, before the airlines start offering half-decent service …