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Gun Nation USA - Photographs by Zed Nelson | LensCulture

A portrait of a nation and its love affair with guns. A nation composed of 50 states, each with their own ideas of "gun control." In Alaska, anyone over the age of 18 can purchase a gun. They can carry a gun openly, or concealed, also without a license. In fact, Alaska recently passed a law that</i> …

Guns

Jupiter's moon Ganymede has a salty ocean with more water than Earth

A salty ocean is lurking beneath the surface of Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede, scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have found.<p>The ocean on …

15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

Time Management

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …

Climate deniers and other pimped-out professional skeptics: The paranoid legacy of Nietzsche’s “problem of science”

How a 19th-century thinker’s revolutionary insights drive today’s climate-denial flacks – and can help beat them<p>Looking back years later at his first major work, “The Birth of Tragedy,” the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche gave himself credit for being the first modern thinker to tackle “the <i>problem</i> …

Talk Shows

Easy Rainbow Pasta

My son just hit the picky stage of toddlerhood where he won’t eat *just anything.* This <b>Rainbow Pasta</b> meets all the requirements for his approval — it …

Cooking

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

101 Proven Practices for Focus

<i>“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”</i> -- Zig Ziglar<p>Here is my collection of 101 Proven Practices …

Benghazi committee going after Clinton emails

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The chairman of the House committee investigating Benghazi said Tuesday revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used multiple personal email accounts to conduct government business are troubling.<p>House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy said his …

Democratic National Convention

A Handful of Good Chrome Tips for Teachers

March 3, 2015<br>Chrome is a powerful web browser to use for navigating the net. It is also popular among the education community as is evident from the …

Video Tutorials

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber …

Pets

Hacking North Korea

It can be hard listening to the stories of people who have escaped from North Korea -- or, to give its official name, the Democratic People's …

North Korea

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

Only In China: Why A Smog Documentary Sends Chinese Stocks Soaring To Trading Limit

When journalist Chai Jing released her documentary on China’s air pollution, she probably could not have dreamed that her message would resonate so widely while boosting the share prices of so many “environmentally friendly” companies.<p>On Monday, more than a dozen stocks in the fields of pollutant …

China

How To Find Your Most Productive Zone–And Honor It

The most productive people know when to work and when to recharge, and they protect this workflow fearlessly.<p>For as long as I can remember I have been a morning person. I need seven hours of sleep on the regular, and I do my best thinking in the morning. Mornings are my time for solo creative work; …

Time Management

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

Alaska legalises marijuana making it third US state to do so

Marijuana is currently legal in Colorado and Washington - and now Alaska with Oregon set to legalise the drug soon as well<p>Alaska on Tuesday became the third <b>American</b> state to allow the recreational use of marijuana, following in the <b>steps of Colorado</b> and <b>Washington state</b>- and soon to be joined by …

Islamic State's social media efforts luring female recruits to Syria

Aqsa Mahmood grew up in an affluent part of Glasgow, Scotland, and attended a prestigious private school. She liked listening to the band Coldplay and reading "Harry Potter" books. Then at 19, she disappeared.<p>She later told her parents that she had crossed into Syria to join Islamic State and was …

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.<p><i>The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.</i><p>Sergey Ivanov/Flickr<p>Everyone agrees the United States needs to improve its education system …

Leading climate change denier was paid by energy companies

Wei-Hock Soon earned more than $1 million publishing erroneous reports<p>Wei-Hock Soon, a leading climate change denier whose work has fortified right-wing political arguments for years, was paid more than $1.2 million by energy companies, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. New documents uncovered by …

Clean Technology

Why the man who brought us the glycemic index wants us to go vegan

In 1981, a plain-speaking, unassuming scientist at the University of Toronto published with his colleagues a meticulous list that ranked foods according to the effect they had on blood sugar. The goal was to better understand the role of carbohydrates in managing diabetes. But the effect was more …

Agriculture

How Can Space Travel Faster Than The Speed Of Light?

Big Pharma Is America’s New Mafia

Pharmaceutical companies have more power than ever, and the American people are paying the price—too often with our lives.<p>By now you have probably …

How the CIA gets away with it: Our democracy is their real enemy

The inside, untold story of CIA’s efforts to mislead Congress — and the people — about torture will horrify you<p>On March 11, 2014, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein stepped to the well of the Senate to deliver a speech exposing in stark terms a struggle between congressional investigators and their …

Surveillance

Your Morning Matters: 4 Reasons Waking Up Early Can Determine Your Success In Life

We all have one thing in common: every night we all go to bed and every day we all wake up. Each day we have the opportunity to start again, seize …

The real tragedy of the Vietnam War

Fifty years after the conflict began, America is still fighting brutal, indiscriminate wars under false pretenses<p>The 1960s -- that extraordinary decade -- is celebrating its 50th birthday one year at a time. Happy birthday, 1965! How, though, do you commemorate the Vietnam War, the era’s signature …

Vietnam War

8 Methods To Get Anyone To Tell The Truth

Whether you’re interviewing a job candidate or sleuthing for information, these tricks will help you enter into deep conversation faster.<p>Professional interrogators use a number of psychological levers to get people to talk. Among them are techniques designed to instill fear.<p>But for those of us who …

Psychology

The US is about to drop its decades-old warning against cholesterol

'Cholesterol is not considered a nutrient of concern for overconsumption.'<p>Every five years, the United States government updates a set of Dietary Guidelines intended to help its citizens make healthier food choices. These guidelines also help inform how companies package and market their products. …

Nutrition

7 Things You Should Insist On No Matter What People Say

<i>Do more than just exist. We all exist. The question is: Do you live?</i><p>About 15 years ago, I had an intervention with myself. I sat down at the local …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

Time Management