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The brutal brilliance of Genghis Khan

Yes, he was a ruthless killer, but the Mongol leader was also one of the most gifted military innovators of any age...<p><i>This article was first</i> …

Take statins even if you are healthy, say experts

People should take statins regardless of how healthy and active they are, leading US experts have said.<p>Researchers say taking the daily medication protects against stroke and heart attacks no matter how low a person’s cholesterol levels.<p>In an article for the American Journal of Medicine, the …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

Harvard

December | 2016 | Ars Technica

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

10 NYC documentaries to watch over the holiday break

Get ready for some Netflix and … well, you know the drill<p>New York is a constant source of material for filmmakers, and there are hundreds of movies about the five boroughs—both fiction and non—that are worth your time. And what better time than a holiday weekend to hunker down, avoid your family, …

White Balance Simplified

Setting an image’s ideal white balance doesn’t have to be a complicated task, especially with the user-friendly software and cameras available today. …

Nature Photography

Marshawn Lynch narrating ‘Planet Earth’ iguana escape is the best thing we’ve seen all day

The famous miracle iguana escape that dropped on “Planet Earth II” early November has been wonderfully re-imagined with narration by former Seattle …

75 years ago, what if Japan never attacked Pearl Harbor?

Historic images reveal the devastation after the Japanese assault.<p>Historic images reveal the devastation after the Japanese assault.<p>Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The "date which shall live in infamy" — as President Franklin D. …

History

You Need To See Anna Kendrick Reading Ghost Stories Written By Kids

"I was so scared, my underwear almost came off." — this kid and all of us

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Pokémon Go CP meaning explained: How to get the highest CP values and create the most powerful team

Much like the main Pokémon games, alongside the standard combat modifiers like Type advantages and weaknesses, it turns out Pokémon Go has a whole …

Why the US never fully adopted the metric system

Mitchell has been recognized as an outstanding teacher by Barnes & Noble, RadioShack, and the Boy Scouts of America. She's also won numerous awards, including the American Chemical Society's James Bryant Conant Award, which recognizes outstanding high-school chemistry teachers. She says the recent …

Ronald Reagan

Watch Billy Crystal’s brilliant eulogy for Muhammad Ali

Billy Crystal began his eulogy for Muhammad Ali like only he could.<p>"We’re at the halfway point," he said dryly upon taking the stage, hours after the …

There Isn't a Clear Winner Between Apple and Google Maps

At least, according to a deep analysis by a former Apple Maps engineer<p>A former Apple Maps project leader has done a deep comparison of that product compared to Google Maps, and found a surprising result: while both maps offer detailed location information, they are radically different in what …

The Pentagon’s dark money: Billions of federal dollars are vanishing into thin air

It’s not just that its books don’t add up. The Department of Defense is actively disguising how it spends its funds<p>Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department of Defense’s version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle. In any case, the …

Military

PaperPort Alternatives

by Alex Gardner<p>Digitizing software, like Nuance’s PaperPort, works with a scanner to digitize paper documents or photographs into a format readable …

100 Greatest Movie Lines Delivered Right Before the Kill Scene

There’s no point killing someone in a movie if you’re not going to say something really cool beforehand.<p>Burger Fiction compiled 100 of the very best …

9 Architectural Photography Tutorials to Help You Get the Right Shot

While drawing or even writing about architecture can be a great way to be expressive in the field, today architectural photography is by far the most …

Architecture

The 21-Day MetaShred Fat-Loss System | Men's Health

THE 21-DAY METASHRED—my all-new body-shredding DVD plan—represents the culmination of every hard truth I’ve learned on the front lines of fat loss. It combines cutting-edge science with tried-and-true training advice to attack your flab with no mercy. One guy lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks!<p>I share five …

This Is Bob Harper's 5-Minute Fat-Burning Workout

<b>Fire up your muscles from head to toe.</b><p><i>By SELF Staffers</i>, SELF<p>This do-anywhere workout takes only five minutes -- so you can knock it out on a busy day or before a party. Here's what you need to know:<p><b>YOUR TRAINER:</b> Bob Harper, celebrity trainer and host of the T<i>he Biggest Loser</i>, which starts in …

Here's a clear explanation of the confusing galactic politics in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

For those wondering about the new galactic politics, the film's novelization, written by Alan Dean Foster, offers some insight. We read it, and this is what we found.<p>The New Republic formed in the wake of the Battle of Endor (seen in "Return of the Jedi") as the new central government, but in the …

Star Wars

The Behind-The-Scenes Story Of The Rise And Fall Of ‘Pinky And The Brain’

From the moment they were introduced in the <i>Animaniacs</i> story, “Win Big,” Pinky and the Brain became the most important laboratory mice in television history. It was the first time that the lovable, dimwitted Pinky would ask his best friend Brain, “What do you want to do tonight?” The reply, as any …

RANKED: Every character in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' from best to worst

What really makes "The Force Awakens" work so well, at the end of the day, are the characters — some we've grown up watching and others we're meeting for the first time but who've already left an indelible mark.<p>Here we analyze all the characters in the movie and rank them, moving up to the best.<p>It …

Star Wars

The canonical story behind TR-8R, the internet's new favorite stormtrooper

TRAITOR!!!!<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is out. It's being seen by <i>a lot</i> of people. Lots of those people have the internet. What I'm trying to say is: the memes are flowing thick and fast.<p>And while I wouldn't say that any of the emerging themes or memes have reached the cultural saturation point of, …

Cruise Ships

Here’s An Important Reminder That ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Is The Creepiest Holiday Song Ever

Holiday songs (with the exception of Dominic The Donkey, which I will never accept) are usually warm, light-hearted affairs that make very little sense and sound like the beautiful experience one would have if they had accidentally taken a double dose of NyQuil. But while we forgive Rudolph and …

A Closer Look at Every Team's WR Situation Heading into 2015

It has always been far better to give than receive.<p>On the other hand, when it comes to professional football, has there been a better time to be a wide receiver (unless you’re trying to get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in your first year of eligibility)?<p>All told, 21 of the 23 players to total …

Fantasy Football