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Seeing is believing in the wrenchingly illustrative climate doc Chasing Coral

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that humanity’s enormous carbon footprint is potentially disastrous, but reading peer-reviewed papers with titles …

The Internet Is in Love With This Self-Driving Potato

As you know, potatoes give off a tiny electrical current.<p>Every middle school graduate remembers turning a potato into a clock. But only Marek …

How Unlocking The Benefits Of Meditation Can Help You Conquer Sunday Fear

Never dread the new week again ☀️<p>It’s Sunday night and you feel it creeping in – that sense of dread as the working week begins. Come Monday morning, …

Giant inflatable bubbles become otherworldly, mesmerizing performance venue

Wowza<p>Each June, the Dutch island of Terschelling transforms into a stage for music, performance, and art during the Oerol Festival. This year, one of its pop-up venues is as incredible as the performances it contains. Comprising two enormous plastic bubbles connected by ring-like hallway, the …

​I Didn’t Say a Single Word For 10 Days—Here’s What I Learned | Men’s Health

When I arrived in Myanmar the only thing I knew about Vipassana meditation was that it was spelled with two s's and that it lasted 10 days. I had some experience with meditation from my time living in Japan but had never meditated longer than, oh I don’t know, maybe 60 minutes in one go.<p>That was …

This Cartographer Turned Roman Roads Into a Modern Subway Map

The Roman Empire didn’t have a subway map — or subways, for that matter. But it did have extensive roads: 55,000 miles of them, built over 700 years, …

House being built into a cliff, thanks to internet - CNN Style

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Architecture

'We'd rather go back to the streets than eat vegan food,' homeless tell famous Italian chef

A famous chef's vegan offerings proved to be so unpopular at a soup kitchen in Italy with homeless people, some threatened to "return to the streets".<p>TV star Simone Salvini, from Tuscany, created a healthier menu for the Antoniano shelter in Bologna but some of those in need rebelled against the …

Italy

How Drugs Have Been Used in Basically Every War Ever to Make Soldiers Better at Killing

In his new book Shooting Up, the Polish historian Lukasz Kamienski traces the history of drugs in warfare, from the Viking berserkers to the Mumbai attacks.<p>In November 2008, 10 members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamic militant group, carried out a series of 12 shooting and bombing attacks, killing …

Twitter taught Microsoft’s friendly AI chatbot to be a racist asshole in less than a day

It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI chatbot. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Tay — a Twitter bot that the company described as an experiment in "conversational understanding." The more you chat with Tay, said Microsoft, the smarter it gets, learning to engage people …

Chatbots

Relive Your Childhood on Your Mac With This Nintendo 64 & PlayStation Emulator

Get gaming.<p>The games of yesteryear are now within your reach with all-in-one game emulator OpenEmu‘s latest update, which adds popular titles from PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Sega, Atari and the like onto your Mac. Free to download, OpenEmu features real time gameplay rewind, enhanced screenshot …

Retrogaming

The Sinking City is a promising-looking open-world investigation Lovecraftian game

Frogwares, the developer of Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, has revealed The Sinking City, which it describes as an open-world investigation …

Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ

When it comes to success, it's easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in the dust. But new research from Stanford University will change your mind (and your attitude).<p>Psychologist Carol Dweck has spent her entire career studying attitude and …

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Russia gives France a puppy to replace Diesel, dog killed in Paris raid

<b>(CNN) —</b> He may be no Diesel, but Russia has given France a new puppy following the death of the seven-year-old police dog during a terror raid in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis last month.<p>"The puppy you are giving us today will replace Diesel and proves your friendship," said French ambassador …

Charlie Hebdo

Photo Booth for Dogs Reveals the Playful and Compassionate Nature of All Breeds

Photographer Lynn Terry designed a dog-friendly photo booth that's allowed her to show the world just how loving pit bulls can be. For a local animal rescue, the artist created a calendar featuring photogenic pits who were adorably posing within her unique construction. Since the resulting images …

Egypt TV host uses video game to show Russian air raids

Egyptian television host Ahmed Moussa has used footage from a video game to depict what he called the "effectiveness" and "precision" of the Russian air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Syria.<p>In a recent show, Moussa lavished Russia with praise for its …

Hamas

Veggies admit to tucking into meat when drunk

A third of vegetarians cannot resist the urge for a meaty snack when under the influence, according to a UK survey. They mostly succumb to kebabs, …

7 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

The Simple Rep Scheme That Can Help You Gain More Strength

I used this basic protocol with high-school sophomores, and watched them bench, front squat, and clean 205 pounds. And recently, a client plateaued at 8 pullups. After 6 weeks of applying the 1-2-3 method to the exercise, he could perform 20 pullups. It’s easy and it works. Follow the 5 steps below …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

Who should I vote for in #GE2015? Here's how the internet can help

Deciding who to vote for in the 2015 general election can be a baffling task. We asked the internet for help<p>Deciding who to vote for can feel time-consuming, baffling and, at worst, a seemingly pointless hassle. The party manifestos will be out soon, but unless you have lots of spare time and …

Elections

How One Life Hack From A Self-Made Billionaire Leads To Exceptional Success

Countless books and articles have been written about Warren Buffett. Surprisingly few have been written about his business partner of over 40 years, Charlie Munger.<p>Munger has stayed out of the public eye, giving only a small number of public talks, and he’s rarely been covered in the media. At …

Bill Gates

Carol Dweck: A Summary of The Two Mindsets

<b>Carol Dweck</b> studies human motivation. She spends her days diving into why people succeed (or don't) and what's within our control to foster …