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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<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

Trump’s latest big interview is both funny and terrifying

POTUS swings and misses at the softest softballs.<p>It’s not exactly a news flash at this point that Donald Trump isn’t very fluent on questions of public policy, but his interview over the weekend with Fox Business Channel’s Maria Bartiromo is really a sobering reminder of the levels of ignorance and …

Donald Trump

15 Sick Day Recipes That’ll Get You Back on Your Feet in a Jiffy

There’s absolutely <i>nothing</i> wrong with taking a sick day when you need it, but it’s totally normal to want to get back on your feet ASAP. You’re a busy woman, after all! You’ve probably tried eating chicken noodle soup and drinking plenty of green juice to make you feel better, but if those aren’t …

Immune System

Rex Tillerson Must Go

“If he does remain, it will be yet another sign of the collapse of self respect among those who are now willing to serve in senior positions in government.”<p>There is nothing more to be said about the depth of Donald Trump’s ignorance or his more consequential lack of character—his selfishness, his …

Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

The Guesthouse

This small house is located in the hills of Bologna, in a forest of strong character and natural landscape.It is designed to achieve a building of wood, both to respect Energy saving features, and to emphasize the relationship between architecture and landscape.The building is covered with wooden …

Louise Mensch: the former British MP who scooped US media on Trump's Russian ties

Mensch works at News Corp by day and investigates Trump and Moscow by night. Here’s how she learned the secret that eluded even the best journalists<p>In the journalistic race to get to the bottom of one of the most closely guarded secrets in Washington – the investigation into the Trump team’s …

Take a Look at the Eye-Popping B&W Wildlife Images of Fine Art Photographer Anup Shah

Anup Shah considers himself a fine art photographer, and his amazing B&W images of wild beasts in Africa definitely take wildlife photography to a …

This Simple One Light Overhead Setup Makes for Dramatic Portraits

We’re crazy about great one-light portraits, and fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas is an expert at creating and honing these minimalist …

There's more than the CIA and FBI: The 17 agencies that make up the U.S. intelligence community

The U.S. intelligence community recently reaffirmed its conclusion that senior officials in Russia were behind hacks during the 2016 presidential campaign into the Democratic National Committee and emails belonging to associates of Hillary Clinton.<p>But what exactly is the "intelligence community?" …

Amazing Japanese Architecture That Makes Us Rethink Everything

Japan is the land of the unusual, quirky and revolutionary, a place where you pretty much expect anything, including extraordinary architecture that …

7 prefab homes that impressed us in 2016

Another prefabulous year behind us!<p>The idea that prefab homes can provide an efficient alternative to traditional construction is no longer news. Besides digging deep into all kinds of prefab dreams percolating throughout the last century, Curbed also been sharing plenty of prefab options currently …

Light Painting the Outline of a Person with Long Exposure Photography

Unlike most photographers, Jason Page creates his images in complete darkness. After experimenting with long exposures of the moon reflecting over …

Landscape Photography

Turns Out Taking a Break From Facebook Is Good For Your Mental Health, Surprising Absolutely No One

In other news, water is wet.<p>It's been a whopper of a year, and now, we're forced to face our most obnoxious family members during the holidays. Other than pouring yourself a glass (or several glasses) of wine, there's one thing you can do to preserve your mental health this holiday season: take a …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Is Most of the Intelligence in the Universe Non-Conscious AI?

In a series of fascinating recent articles, philosopher Susan Schneider argues that(1.) Most of the intelligent beings in the universe might be …