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Study: Most Americans Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Most American Internet users aren’t familiar with the concepts underpinning the Internet and common technology, a survey released Tuesday found.<p>Pew …

Net Neutrality

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

David Lebovitz's Steak with Mustard Butter

<i>All week long David Lebovitz -- professional cook, baker, and blogger -- will be sharing recipes from his new book, My Paris Kitchen. Follow along to win one of six copies we're giving away -- and find out why Paris really is always a good idea.</i><p><i>Today: A trip to Paris is as easy as making this</i> …

Why Some Men in Cambodia Don't Think Gang Rape is Gang Rape | Public Radio International

When we meet on a quiet street away from Phnom Penh’s daytime bustle, Samnang is showing little sign of the aftereffects of an evening spent carousing at a local bar. Bright-eyed and lively, he chats eagerly about his friends’ weekend plans.<p>“We go dancing and looking for girls,” he says. “It’s …

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Massive Iceberg Rolls Over Exposing Dark Blue Underbelly

Most people think of glaciers as being brightly white and—because most surface-level glaciers are made from airy, unpacked snow—this is largely true. …

Global Warming

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

Study says THC could play an important role in how we process negative emotions<p>It's no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people's faces, …

Cherif’s Favorite Places

Aleppo: A city where snipers shoot children

<b>Bustan al-Qasr is the last remaining crossing point between the rebel and regime-held sides of Aleppo. Snipers are rife and the atmosphere tense, yet hundreds are forced to use it every day to get to work, to study and buy food.</b><p>"Today, at about midday, I treated someone who had been shot in the …

Middle East

Out Of The Comics, Into Reality: Jet Pack Moves Closer To Market

From Buck Rogers to James Bond, we all have a pretty concrete mental image of a jet pack — a motorized backpack with little handles in front and smoke shooting out of the back.<p>The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Co. doesn't just think it's turned the jet pack of your imagination into a reality. …

Facebook is a bummer, study says

Don't press the like button: Facebook is a bummer that makes us feel worse about our lives, according to new research.<p>Facebook users in a study led by the University of Michigan wound up feeling worse about themselves after two weeks, and their moment-to-moment mood darkened the more they browsed …

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Brain scans reveal which 'vegetative' patients are alert, trapped in bodies

A man who had appeared to have been in a vegetative state for 12 years knew his name and knew where he was, Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious.<p>Three people tested using a special …

George W. Bush

Eating oily fish 'halves rheumatoid arthritis risk'

<b>Eating at least one portion of oily fish, such as salmon or mackerel, a week can halve the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, experts believe.</b><p>The findings come from a study of more than 32,000 Swedish women and they offer another reason to follow the established dietary advice of regularly …

Holistic Medicine

Associated Press News

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

The crowd-pleasing, club-wrecking, festival-killing road rulers<p>Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, …

Miley Cyrus

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

Alabama Now Trying to Beat Gravity, Introduce Anti-Gravity Treadmill for Players

Life would be so much easier without that pesky gravity getting in the way.<p>That might be the logic behind an extremely cool treadmill on display at the Alabama training facility.<p><i>The Tuscaloosa News'</i> Aaron Suttles (h/t College Spun) tweeted out a couple of posts showing off some high-tech training …

College Football

Articles about 5 modern glass houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple …

Architecture

For males, monogamy can have evolutionary benefits

Til death do they part? Primates such as chimpanzees get an evolutionary boost from monogamy, researchers now find.<p>NEW YORK - Whenever a public figure cheats on his wife, pundits can be counted on to trot out the tired old claim that males are simply wired by evolution to be promiscuous.<p>Two studies …

Evolution

Grab a Coffee: Here's 85 Amazing Photography Links from Around the Internet

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all over the internet for the very best links to tutorials, …

Street Photography

The Recipes That'll Help You Get More Blue Cheese In Your Life

Blue cheese is understandably polarizing. It's strong, stinky and to the uninitiated, can be visually off-putting. If you haven't taken your chances with blue cheese yet, you're selling yourself short. Whether it's Roquefort, Gorgonzola or Stilton, blue cheese is like a beautiful, deep well of …

The Importance of Self-Love: See the Beauty Others See in You

<b>“When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” ~African Proverb</b><p>A young woman in my town died recently. The cause was a drug …

We’re Here in This Reality to Learn About Who We Are

Angela Pritchard, <i>Guest</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>What is life for? So many things seem important; there are so many things to do. All of them are vying for our …