Chandler Ankney

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Science shows Thomas Hobbes was right – which is why the Right-wing rule the Earth

A Tory MP once told me, when I complained that I couldn’t identify my political tribe, that all politics boils down to one question. Who was right: Hobbes or Rousseau?<p>It was surprising – and somehow consoling – to think that behind every parliamentary skirmish over tax credits or NHS funding lies …

World's First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

In a world first, a baby has been born with DNA from three biological parents.<p>The 5-month-old boy, born to Jordanian parents, was conceived with the …

This is everything Edward Snowden revealed in one year of unprecedented top-secret leaks

In June 2013, The Guardian reported the first leak based on top-secret documents that then 29-year-old Edward Snowden stole from the National Security Agency. At the time, Snowden worked as an intelligence contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii.<p>That leak would certainly not be the last. In …

Surveillance

Google DeepMind AI achieves near-human level speech capabilities

DeepMind, the Google artificial intelligence division behind the champion-defeating AlphaGo bot, has revealed that it’s managed to create some of the …

How to make computer coding child’s play

With programming lessons now part of the school day, can parents help their offspring get top marks? Fear not – toys, gadgets and apps are all available to make coding a fun part of growing up<p>Coding kids aren’t a new trend. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Usborne Publishing was releasing books …

Kids

By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music

Gone, officially, is the headphone jack from Apple’s new iPhone. Retired. Dead. Defunct.<p>May it rest in peace.<p>As much as users are griping (already) about the disappearance of the 3.5mm jack, which is widely used across many digital devices including Apple’s own laptops, the new options for …

Audiophile

This Guy Documented His First Week Of Work At Target & It's Hilarious

A guy known as kimpossibooty on Tumblr posted a play-by-play of his first week working as a cashier at Target. If you've ever worked a retail job in …

5 Productivity Habits I Gave Up Because They Waste My Time

I don't care what the gurus say; many so-called "productivity habits" are a huge waste of time.<p>I've written my fair share of articles about productivity, time management and becoming more effective. Even so, there are at least five "productivity habits" that I've scrapped because they were huge …

Productivity

Now You Can Print Parts For Your Motherboards With 3D Printer

Many people love the flexibility of building their PC. They know that they can say what they want, how they want it. Each individual component in the …

Richard Branson Got In Bloody Bike Crash, Lived to Blog About It

In a new blog post for Virgin.com, billionaire Richard Branson writes about his recent flirtation with death, when he got into a gruesome bike …

Report: The War on Marijuana in Black and White

<b>Over-Policing:</b> Between 2001 and 2010, there were over 8 million pot arrests in the U.S. That’s one bust every 37 seconds and hundreds of thousands …

How a Three-Year-Long Prank Landed Me a Job at 'South Park'

This prank truly is the GOAT.<p><i>Get the VICE App on iOS and Android.</i><p>I had just gotten a job writing for a sitcom, so when my agent Mickey got married I felt a lot of pressure to give him a "funny" gift. I got him a goat—specifically, I paid Oxfam International about $40 to donate a goat to a village …

South Park

I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months, and now I can't imagine my life without it

Ever since I decided to try out the guided-meditation app Headspace last December after hearing about it on Tim Ferriss' podcast, I've been much more aware of my thoughts and emotions, and with a few exceptions (including a rough day at the airport) I've been much calmer and more collected in times …

Meditation

Free money is not so funny anymore: Confessions of a (former) skeptic of basic income

More and more evidence has contradicted my initial opposition to doling out money to Americans<p>Getting a tire replaced seems easy to me. I’d just go to the nearest tire place and get it fixed. But Jayleene was living from paycheck to paycheck and didn’t have $110 to spare. She couldn’t get to work, …

How to Set up Face Unlock on Your Android Phone

Android has been my favorite mobile OS for several years. What I like most about it is the highly user-friendly features and easy-to-use UI. With …

Whoa! Let's slow down talk of a fifth fundamental force of nature

A new discovery could upend our understanding of particle physics and the forces driving the universe. Unless it's all just based on a goof.<p>This week in science and physics nerd circles, facial muscles have been at an increased risk for sprains. That's thanks to the eyebrow-raising over headlines …

Serena Williams

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

The government's response to obesity and diabetes is insulting

With diabetes already consuming 10% of NHS resources and one child in four too heavy, the need to do something is urgent<p>Theresa May during her leadership campaign to become prime minister said she wanted to tackle health inequalities. As prime minister she could help protect the next generation …

DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave

Since 1991, when the 5,300-year-old mummy commonly known as Ötzi was discovered atop a mountain in the Italian Alps, researchers have studied every …

Anthropology

I Ate an Olympic Athlete's McDonald's Cheat Meal to See if I Would Die

It was time to push the limit of the human form. It was time to eat like an Olympian.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>And so to the Olympics. Go for gold! Try your best! It's not the winning, it's the taking part that counts! Jump over that metal pole! Throw that heavy stone! Run faster …

McDonald's

10 Olympic athletes' daily habits that could make you more successful

As morning people who appreciate routine even while we try to embrace some spontaneity, we're admittedly fascinated by the drive, dedication, and self-discipline embodied by Olympic athletes.<p>Following a rigid diet that involves counting protein grams and being mindful of carbohydrates isn't at the …

Katie Ledecky

Michael Phelps The Greatest Olympian Ever Smokes Pot And Drinks Booze

News outlets across the world are reporting about Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps' feat of breaking the record for the most medals ever won by an Olympian. On Saturday night, the 31-year-old won his record twenty-eight Olympic medal with 23 of them gold. But the road to being the world's greatest …

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

99% of all thoughts are useless but they’re still controlling your life.<p>I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time …

Self-help

'The Orgasm Is Deeper with Marijuana' – People Talk About Having Sex On Booze and Weed

After a study was carried out into the effect of both substances on people's sex lives, we thought we'd do some of our own qualitative research.<p>Last last month, a study that examined how weed and booze affects sex was published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour. Researchers drew on a sample of 24 …

Cannabis

I was shot at. What saved me was not a gun of my own, but running fast

More people with guns won’t offer protection. Your first – and in my experience, right – instinct is to flee, not fight<p>It’s a commonly held belief among pro-gun advocates that more guns make us safer. On Friday, it came to light that one of the most famous proponents of this belief – John Lott, …

Physicists Claim that Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death

Does quantum mechanics predict the existence of a spiritual “soul”? Testimonials from prominent physics researchers from institutions such as …

For millennial voters, the Clinton vs. Trump choice ‘feels like a joke’

<i>This article was reported by Philip Rucker in Fort Collins, Colo.; Robert Costa in Madison, Wis.; Abby Phillip in Austin and Fort Worth; John Wagner in Washington; Dan Balz in Palo Alto, Calif., and Seaside, Calif.; and Isaac Stanley-Becker in Goldsboro, N.C., and Norfolk, Va.</i><p>FORT COLLINS, Colo. — …

Government

Smart prediction technology for easier mobile typing

NOW WITH OVER 100 LANGUAGES!<p>We've tripled the number of languages on SwiftKey for iPhone and given it a fresh new look.<p>ALL THEMES ARE NOW FREE!<p>We've …

Stop Chasing Happiness: 17 Alternative Ways to Live a Great Life

<b>“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.” ~Edith Wharton</b><p>I have a question for you.<p>What would you be willing to sacrifice …