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Why does North Korea hate the United States? Let’s go back to the Korean War.

SEOUL — Any day of the week, the North Korean propaganda machine can be relied upon to spew out anti-American vitriol using some formulation of “imperialist” and “aggressor” and “hostile.”<p>The Kim family has kept a tight grip on North Korea for some seven decades by perpetuating the idea that the …

North Korea

Russia steps up North Korea support to constrain US

In spite of international sanctions on North Korea's communist regime, Russia has been increasing fuel exports to Pyongyang and filling in the supply …

North Korea

Farmers market report: Fennel is in season. We have recipes

<b>What's in season:</b> Known for its bright, licorice-like notes, fennel is normally in season during the cold months, from late winter through early spring. Fennel is a versatile vegetable; the bulb and stems can be enjoyed raw or cooked. And the tender greenery can be used as a last-minute addition to …

What do our dreams mean?

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. "An eagle seizes a …

Want To Be An Amazing Chef? These Home Cooks Are Giving Away Every One Of Their Secrets

Cooking skills are hard-won in the kitchen. Honing those skills takes practice, time, experimentation, and even more practice. It’s often a lifetime of learning and the more you cook, the better you’ll get. That’s a hard fact, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a few tips from the pros can’t help …

Kitchens

Audrie and Daisy trailer debuts: Netflix doc looks at sexual assault

After premiering to critical acclaim at Sundance last January, <i>Audrie & Daisy</i> has released its official trailer.<p>The upcoming Netflix doc juxtaposes …

Unturned: how a survival game made by a 16-year-old racked up 24 million downloads

Screenshot via Steam user Sanders, Mordecai<p>The first thing you’ll notice about Nelson Sexton is his work ethic. Since the release of his …

The Amazing Contraption That Made This Impossible Burger Drop Shot Possible

The burger drop shot, where the ingredients of the world’s most perfect food appear to fall from the sky and perfectly stack themselves upon landing, …

Movie posters documentary 24X36 debuts trailer

A movie poster can be as memorable and as good as the film it is advertising — <i>more</i> memorable and <i>much</i> better in some cases. Director Kevin Burke’s new …

Alicia Vikander Spent a Whole Month Secluded With Michael Fassbender for a Movie

In a new profile for <i>Vanity Fair</i>, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander opens up about her road to stardom and her romance with recent co-star Michael …

Michael Fassbender

Darwin’s Obsession With Barnacle Penises Makes a Lot of Sense Now

Barnacle penises are amazing. That’s not a direct quote from Charles Darwin, but it might as well have been; the naturalist was obsessed with the …

'Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness'

Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises<p>Ayahuasca, as it has come to be known internationally, is a plant medicine that has been used in the Amazon for centuries for healing and spiritual purposes. Renowned for the often …

Consciousness

A World Map of the Most-Googled Car Brands

Brazil really likes Fiats, apparently.<p>The good folks at Top Speed have cobbled together a rather interesting map that shows the most-searched car brands across the world. China loves Tesla, it seems!<p>The specific data used was taken from Google searches over a 12-month period, April 2014 to March …

Google Trends

4 Powerful Posters Capture The Tenuous State Of Our Voting System

For a new exhibition, design writer Steven Heller asks four top designers to illustrate the freedom to vote.<p>In 1941, delivering his annual message to Congress, Franklin Delano Roosevelt named the “four essential human freedoms”: freedom of speech and religion, and freedom from want and fear. The …

Posters

23 Hacks From Instagram That’ll Make You Say “That’s Genius”

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Top 10 Great Video Games That Failed Miserably

It’s always a shame when good games don’t get their due. Welcome to Thegamefreakshow, where today we’ll be counting the Top 10 Critically Acclaimed …

Why it took me eight years and 300,000 words to say goodbye to World of Warcraft

We wanted to be awesome; World of Warcraft had other plans<p>I never meant for my rage to see the light of day.<p>Raw, fuming, unbridled wrath poured out into page after page of nonsensical cry-babying. I hardly expected it to fill more than a few paragraphs. But posting on the <i>World of Warcraft</i> forums …

Israeli filmmakers use light touch on heavy topic in 'Farewell Party'

Israeli filmmaker Sharon Maymon was present when his ex-boyfriend's grandmother Helga died in her home after suffering from cancer for five years.<p>"We saw how the death released her from pain and suffering," he noted. "Then the paramedics came into the home, and for half an hour they tried to …

Google's Larry Page was asked whether he was worried about the rise of ad blockers — here's what he said

The increasing popularity of ad blockers is an existential threat to companies such as Google that make most of their revenue by selling ads.<p>Hence why the question of ad blockers was brought up Wednesday at Google's annual meeting of stockholders. An audience member asked Google CEO Larry Page how …

20-Year-Old Inventor Designs the World's First Ocean-Cleaning System

Boyan Slat is a 20-year-old inventor who is planning to significantly help the environment with an ingenious device. Instead of traveling around the globe to collect the 8 million tons of plastic debris that is dumped into the ocean every year, Slat has come up with an idea that will allow the …