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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

5 Bitcoin Rivals That Are Rapidly on the Rise

Bitcoin prices peaked at an all-time high of over $11,800 Sunday in one of the most dramatic value surges of any asset in living memory.<p>Today’s …

China treats its foreign aid like a state secret. New research aims to reveal it.

Since the turn of the century, China has become an unavoidable global provider of foreign assistance, funding everything from opera houses in Algeria to tobacco farms in Zimbabwe.<p>Try to find in-depth data about these projects, however, and you are mostly out of luck. China treats its foreign …

College of William & Mary

This Video Of A Freshly Removed Human Brain Will Leave You In Awe Of The Amazing Organ It Is

With the amount of work our brain does for our body, it sure needs to be a resilient organ. The fascinating thing is our brains are actually quite …

The palace treats Australia as the colonial child not to be trusted with its own history

It’s more than 40 years since the dismissal of the Whitlam government, but under instructions from the Queen the secret ‘palace letters’ are still embargoed<p>The Turnbull government faces some daunting legal challenges in the high court in the coming weeks. Legal experts are doubtful that either the …

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism

When you are twelve, in 2008, the global economy collapses. After years of bluster and bravado from President George W. Bush — who encouraged consumerism as a response to terror — it seems your country was weaker than you thought.<p>In America, the bottom falls out fast.The adults who take care of you …

Middle-class

Apple's Siri learns Shanghainese as voice assistants race to cover languages

Amazon.com Inc

Obama’s Legacy? The Imperial Presidency That He Passes On To Trump

To paraphrase the Bard, the evil that he did lives after him, the good will be interrèd by the Republicans.<p>LONDON—President Barack Obama cut his …

Political Science

Moscow didn’t do anything in America’s last election that Washington hasn’t done elsewhere in the world

Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency last November, perhaps no issue has consumed America's political class more than the question of whether Russia interfered in the U.S. election. The White House, the FBI, and the rest of the intelligence community says it did, although the government has …

Democratic Party

Think your job is safe from the robo-uprising? Think again

When I were a lad, watching the news on the telly, waiting to be allowed to use the set to plug in my ZX Spectrum, I'd be told to concentrate on the …

Japan plans for fastest supercomputer that could make 130 quadrillion calculations per second

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry could spend up to £138.5m on the project.<p>Japan is planning to build the fastest supercomputer to provide …

Quantum Computing

Mind Over Matter: How Thoughts Influence Physical Reality

“Mind Over Matter” is how thought processes can influence our physical reality. To understand how this works, we need to define what “Mind” is and …

Electromagnetism

Sleep Raves — Have You Ever Been Part of a ‘Oneironauticum’? Maybe It’s Time You Tried

It’s midnight in a warehouse space in downtown Los Angeles. Instead of bouncing to a DJ, a couple dozen strangers snuggle down into sleeping bags …

Tibetan Buddhism

The best hotels for spa breaks in Europe

An insider's guide to the top spa hotels in Europe, featuring the best for yoga, infinty pools, thalassotherapy, vinotherapy, massage, and medical and anti-ageing treatments, in locations including Spain, UK, Switzerland, Italy, France and Greece.<p><b>Italy</b><p>Grand Hotel Tremezzo<p>Lake Como, Italy<p>8 Telegraph …

The best rooftop restaurants in London

Where will you find any self-respecting Londoner in summer? Up on the roof, that’s where. Here’s our guide to outdoor dining at height, including …

England

4 Ways Your Office Is Crushing Your Creativity

Two-thirds of employees believe that they work in spaces that stifle creativity and innovation, a Gensler survey finds.<p>Is your office stifling your creativity? A recent survey, conducted by the global architecture firm Gensler, suggests as much. The good news: You can do something about it.<p>The …

These eye-tracking heatmaps reveal why Instagram's new icon could actually be a huge improvement

This happened when Instagram changed its app icon at the start of May. The flatter, more abstract design was described by Adweek as possibly "one of the biggest design fails of the year."<p>But the industry trade title was wrong, according to new analysis from Dragonfly, a design-analysis app created …

Graphic Design

Magic Mushroom Drug Lifts Depression in Human Trial

A hallucinogenic drug derived from magic mushrooms could be useful in treating depression, the first safety study of this approach has …

University College London