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Martin Scorsese’s Scariest Movies of All Time

Just in time for Halloween and exclusively for The Daily Beast, Martin Scorsese—the man who brought you Taxi Driver and The Departed—shares his …

Forget Kale. Try These Three REAL Superfoods

Don’t get me wrong. I’m a fan of kale.<p>But kale is absolutely, positively not a superfood.<p>A superfood is high in protein, low in fat, gluten-free, …

Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘The world is not safe’

All over Freetown, buildings, vehicles and people are being commandeered in the fight against Ebola. In the suburb of Wilberforce, in an old building for the telecommunications company Airtel, a dozen students loiter on a wall waiting to relieve staff from the trauma at the Ebola hotline they are …

Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on 'unprecedented scale' – UN

The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in Iraq and Syria on “an unprecedented scale” and from countries that had not previously contributed combatants to global terrorism.<p>A report by the UN security council, obtained by the Guardian, finds that …

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State | Reuters

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.<p>Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been …

17 Of The Best Views From The Window Seat

The beverage cart is majestic and all, by why sit in the aisle when you could basically watch an IMAX nature film from the window seat?<p>We asked travelers for their all-time favorite views from the airplane window, and the resulting images are nothing short of stunning.<p>Take a look -- and never book …

Study: Solar Energy Will Be as Cheap as Fossil Fuel Energy by 2016

A new study on solar energy from Deutsche Bank bears very good news. Thanks to technology and innovation, solar energy will be just as cheap as …

How to Be Eco-Friendly When You're Dead

Standard burial and cremation take tons of energy and resources. So what's the most environmentally sound way to deal with a dead person?<p>When Phil Olson was 20, he earned money in the family business by draining the blood from corpses. Using a long metal instrument, he sucked the fluid out of the …

Leonardo DiCaprio urges transition to clean energy in latest short film

"The scientific community has spoken" and so has Leonardo DiCaprio, again, in the latest short documentary film about climate change narrated by the eco-conscious actor.<p>"Green World Rising" takes a look at how "renewable energy can provide a solid foundation for a thriving, sustainable modern …

Microscopic Robots Learn To Move Like White Blood Cells

Someday they could save your life<p>In the 90s kids show <i>The Magic School Bus</i>, eccentric teacher Ms. Frizzle took her class for a wild ride in a sick student’s immune system -- only to be attacked by white blood cells. White blood cells tracked the bus using the same chemical traces they follow to find …

‘Why I want to die at 75’

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141021-why-i-want-to-die-at-75?ocid=global_future_rss<p>How long should we live? At BBC Future’s World-Changing Ideas summit in New York, Ezekiel J Emanuel argued that we focus too much on racking up years, and it’s time for a new attitude to death.<p>Death – along with …

Diapers

World-Changing Ideas Summit: Watch the future unfold

The World-Changing Ideas Summit on 21 October brought together of the world’s brightest minds together to discuss tomorrow’s challenges – from space travel to meaningful life.

Space Travel

Self-driving cars: ‘A vaccine that can save lives’

Road accidents kill more 1.2 million people on the world’s roads every year. One transport expert believes autonomous vehicles could end this 'epidemic'.<p>For many millions of people, the working weekday starts with the commute to work by car. How long does it take you? Half an hour? In that 30 …

Roads

Millennials could make a difference on climate, if they voted

First, the good news: Young people care more about reducing carbon emissions than older Americans. And now, the bad: They are also much less likely …

DARPA’s world-record 1 terahertz chip could boost self-driving cars and robots

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / fotographic1980<p>A new chip created by DARPA and Northrop Grumman was accepted into the Guinness Book of …

The other side of North Korea

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea</b> - It's the beginning of a new day in North Korea's capital. Just before dawn, the only lights switched on on a downtown street are ones illuminating two huge portraits of the country's founder Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il.<p>A silent commuting crowd slowly emerges. Men …

EU reaches deal on CO2 emissions cut

European Union leaders have reached what they described as the world's most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.<p>The 28 leaders on Friday finally overcame divisions at an EU summit in Brussels to reach a deal including a commitment to …

WHO: Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The death toll from the Ebola epidemic has risen to 4,922 out of 10,141 recorded infections, with three West African countries accounting for most of the cases through October 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.<p>Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have reported 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 …

UN Ebola effort faces 'information challenge'

Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hotspots are in those countries, according to the UN's top Ebola official in West Africa.<p>This is harming efforts to get control of the outbreak, Anthony Banbury said on …

Global overpopulation would ‘withstand war, disasters and disease’

The pace of population growth is so quick that even draconian restrictions of childbirth, pandemics or a third world war would still leave the world with too many people for the planet to sustain, according to a study.<p>Rather than reducing the number of people, cutting the consumption of natural …