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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> The head of Burundi's army said on Thursday that an attempt to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza had failed and that "loyal forces" were "still controlling all strategic points."<p><b>2.</b> US President Barack Obama said he would come to the Persian Gulf States' defence if their territorial integrity …

WWII Pilot Gives the Most Fascinating AMA You'll Ever Read

Fighting Germany was just the beginning.<p>As the granddaughter of a World War II veteran, stumbling on Carl Estersohn's Ask Me Anything on Reddit over the weekend was like finding lost treasure. I never got a chance to ask my grandfather what the war was like, but reading this man's story somehow …

Gorgeously Surreal Sculptures Intricately Fuse Animals with Nature

Artist Ellen Jewett fuses plants, animals, and man-made devices to create fantastical portraits of animals. These hand-crafted hybrids, which she refers to as “natural history surrealist sculpture,” mimic the bodies of the creatures, but they deviate from the norm in usual ways. A rabbit's fur is …

13 Things to Never, Ever Throw Out When You're Downsizing

That landline phone is more important than you think.<p>Ditching clutter can be tough, but deciding what stays and what goes gets a little easier when there's a set of rules to follow. We tapped three organizing experts to tell us what items in your home are worth finding space for.<p>1. Important …

Minimalism

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

Rethinking Alcohol: Can Heavy Drinkers Learn To Cut Back?

The thinking about alcohol dependence used to be black and white. There was a belief that there were two kinds of drinkers: alcoholics and everyone else.<p>"But that dichotomy — yes or no, you have it or you don't — is inadequate," says Dr. John Mariani, who researches substance abuse at Columbia …

These 9 Pro Tips On Immaculate Composition Will Help You Win At Instagram

One of the keys to why Wes Anderson’s films look so damn good is meticulous composition. (Well, meticulous <i>everything</i>, to be exact, but there’s a point coming). Every frame in a Wes Anderson movie looks as painstakingly designed as an album cover, giving the impression of a series of artful still …

5 myths about Google

Search is Google's primary product.<p>Its search engine is so widely used that "Google" has become a dictionary-approved verb, and the company makes virtually all of its money by selling ads connected to search.<p>But Google's ventures into self-driving cars and balloons that deliver Internet …

Ruins found in remote Argentinian jungle 'may be secret Nazi hideout'

Archaeologists believe ruins found in a remote jungle region may be the remains of a hideout built by Nazis to flee to in the event of defeat in the second world war.<p>Researchers are studying the remains of three buildings located in the Teyu Cuare park in northern Argentina near Paraguay, the …

Buenos Aires

Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to …

The many inventions of photography | Mirjam Brusius

Recently a BBC story claimed that the world first’s ‘selfie stick’ had appeared 90 years ago. For scientific and technological inventions it is quite common for invention and discovery dates to suddenly shift backwards. Due to this instability in the historical timelines of discoveries, we often …

Leaked CIA documents show how to beat airport security like a spy

A Wikileaks gift for both holiday travelers and terrorists<p>WikiLeaks has published a pair of internal CIA documents briefing undercover agents on how to dupe security at airports. The two documents — both classified as "Secret/NOFORN" meaning not to be shared with allied security agencies — give …

Pictures of the year 2014: World news- part 1 - Telegraph

George Osborne

The Secret Language Of Flight Attendants Is Your New Inflight Entertainment

Flight attendants are full of secrets. Not only do they nap in a secret cavern and possess the ultimate cure for jet lag, but as we've recently learned, they have their very own language, too.<p>According to real flight crew members, they use a whole bunch of jargon that regular passengers would never …

European parliament votes yes on ‘Google breakup’ motion

The European parliament has approved a motion calling for tougher regulation of internet search, including suggesting breaking up Google as a solution to its dominance in Europe.<p>The motion passed as expected by 384 votes to 174 with 56 MEPs abstaining, and encourages the European commission (EC) to …

Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Nanotechnology could dramatically improve energy storage for electronics, cars, and buildings.<p><b>Tiny is big in the quest to build batteries that store more energy for cars, buildings, and personal electronics.</b><p><b>Nanosize batteries that are 80,000 times thinner than a human hair represent a promising new</b> …

How DNA Is Reshaping How We See Ourselves—and Our History

Many of our traits and decisions are shaped by our ancestors, author says.<p>In her early 20s, Christine Kenneally discovered something about her Australian forebears that upended her sense of identity and family history. In her new book, <i>The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History</i> …

Project: Subway People

Public transportation in New York City is something everyone should experience at least once. Thousands of lives all happening at once, yet seemingly …

Paw print found as search continues for 'tiger' on prowl near Paris

Soldiers called in to help hunt for the Disneyland Paris "tiger", with fresh paw prints spotted after beast apparently crossed a major highway and slinked past a petrol station<p>Police and soldiers hunting for a large cat believed to be on the loose near Paris have shut down a motorway service …

No Barista Needed: How To Brew Your Own Coffee At Home

Emily Dullea of Toby's Estate Coffee shows us the easiest and best ways to make the perfect cup of coffee at home—in under five minutes.<p>Why start off your morning waiting in line at your local coffee shop when you can relax with your own perfect, homemade cup of coffee at home? While brewing your …

'Cyber security should start in primary school' | DW | 03.11.2014

<i>DW: Mr. Tschersich, who's ultimately responsible for IT security?</i><p>Thomas Tschersich: Everybody who uses the Internet. Cyber security needs to start in …

Cybersecurity

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.<p>Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.

Photojournalism Daily: Oct. 31, 2014

Students were seen in a schoolyard in El Dorado Country, Calif.<br>Tomas van Houtryve—VII<p>1 of 4<p><i>Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights</i> …

Chic Mourning Attire, The Original LBD

A new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute examines the fashion etiquette of Victorian- and Edwardian-era grief.<p>After Oscar de la Renta’s death last week, his legion fans among New York society paid tribute to the designer by donning his brightly hued gowns for parties and …

Art Galleries

7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

Stress test in China? | DW | 30.10.2014

Beijing was eager to hear the results of the fiscal health check-up for 130 banks in Europe announced last weekend. While the majority passed, 13 …

European Central Bank

Watch 4 Sisters Transform in 40 Years of 40 Portraits

The Brown sisters's family portraits will be showcased in a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.<p>During the summer of 1975, the Brown sisters started a family tradition that would last forty years, resulting in a published book and an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art this November. …

Inside Tinder’s Hookup Factory

Entering Tinder’s modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor point to a Castaways Casting Office, it’s not clear you’re …

Relationships

Offline over the Weekend? Read All the Tech News You Missed Here

Windsurfing. Kayaking. Exploring ancient ruins. Sitting in the pub. There are lots of ways to spend your weekend away from work, but while you’re busy relaxing and forgetting about the strains of the day job, you’re not paying attention to the latest and greatest happenings in technology.<p>So make …

Tate Collectives: What advice would you give a younger artist?