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50 Fascinating Facts About Felines

The Ragdoll cat can be described in three words: big, beautiful, and friendly. With silky, medium-length fur that's similar to a Persian or Angora …

Pets

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

American exceptionalism: the great game and the noble way

Election season is a carnival of boastful patriotism but we ought to be uneasy about triumphal rhetoric. America has done many great things and many monumentally terrible things – always in the name of doing good<p><i>The game of ball is glorious.</i><p><b>Walt Whitman</b><p>Related: American crossroads: Reagan, Trump …

American Cities

Fracking In California Used 70 Million Gallons Of Water In 2014

(In paragraph 5, deletes reference to "per well." In final paragraph, corrects date to April 30)<p>By Rory Carroll<p>SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 (Reuters) - California oil producers used 214 acre-feet of water, equivalent to nearly 70 million gallons, in the process of fracking for oil and gas in the state …

Meet Hulk, the biggest puppy you'll probably ever see

He may be only 18 months old, but this puppy is already double the size he's supposed to be.<p>Meet Hulk, a 175 lb pit bull owned by Marlon and Lisa …

Security flaw from the '90s leaves Apple and Android users vulnerable

A team of cryptographers have discovered that a security flaw from way back in the '90s still leaves users today vulnerable to cyberattacks. They've dubbed it "Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Key" or FREAK, and it renders everyone who uses Safari on Mac and iOS devices or Android's stock browser …

Pushbullet Is a Fantastic App Every Phone Should Have

Pushbullet isn't new, but since I installed it maybe a year ago, it has sneakily gotten a lot better, especially for Android phones. And as I used to …

Ebola’s Hidden Costs

The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.<p>On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, and …

Disease

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

''Doctors failed to spot my cancer 25 times - now I've been given a death sentence''

A mum who went to her GP surgery 25 times claims she has been handed a “death sentence” after doctors failed to spot she had cancer.<p>Kim Major says …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

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