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20 Essential Comic Books From The ’90s That Every Fan Must Read

The 1990s are a much beloved and nostalgic decade for many young adults today. If you grew up in the ’90s, you had all the best cartoons, the best …

Comics

'Time is elastic': an extract from Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the passing of time. This is time, familiar and intimate. We are taken by it. The rush of seconds, hours, years that hurls us towards life then drags us towards nothingness ... We inhabit time as fish live in water. …

Physics

An Inordinate Fondness for Wasps

There are probably more species of them than any other animal group.<p>When talking about whether theology has anything to learn from science, the British biologist J. B. S. Haldane used to quip that God must have “an inordinate fondness for beetles.”<p>He had a point. Around 380,000 species of beetle …

Insects

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Scientists baffled as they discover a mysterious 'ghost galaxy' with no dark matter

While galaxies and dark matter usually go hand-in-hand, scientists have been amazed to discover a ‘ghost galaxy’ that is missing most, if not all, of …

Universe

The Plot Against America

Decades before he ran the Trump campaign, Paul Manafort’s pursuit of foreign cash and shady deals laid the groundwork for the corruption of Washington.<p>I. The Wisdom of Friends<p><b>The clinic permitted Paul Manafort</b> one 10-minute call each day. And each day, he would use it to ring his wife from Arizona, …

Paul Manafort

Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

From the fantasy of Earthsea to ambisexual planets, these masterpieces offer brilliant introductions to a dazzling writer who broke entirely new ground<p>News: Ursula K Le Guin dies aged 88 Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’<p><b>A Wizard of Earthsea</b><p>“From …

Literature

Tom Petty Family Reveals Singer’s Cause of Death

Several months after his sudden death at the age of 66, Tom Petty’s family released a statement on his Facebook page Friday that included details …

Tom Petty

Here's Why 200,000 Endangered Antelopes Dropped Dead in Kazakhstan

So devastating.<p>When over 200,000 saiga antelopes dropped dead in Kazakhstan over the course of a few weeks in May 2015, scientists were baffled.<p>In …

Science

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

Self-improvement

Money for nothing: is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?

Europe’s first national experiment in giving citizens free cash has attracted huge media attention. But one year in, what does this project really hope to prove?<p>One year on from its launch, the world remains fascinated by Finland’s groundbreaking universal basic income trial: Europe’s first …

Income Inequality

Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO

Dropbox Inc., the file-sharing private company valued at $10 billion, has filed confidentially for a U.S. initial public offering, people familiar …

Goldman Sachs

Mystery Radio Bursts From Space Just Got Even Weirder

Oxon Hill, Maryland<p>Astronomers are transfixed by twisted waves seen coming from an odd object three billion light-years away.<p>There’s a new twist in the tale of one of the strangest objects in the sky.<p>About three billion light-years away, that mysterious object continually hurls humongous blasts of …

Real-life X-Files: Former MoD UFO investigator reveals what they know - and how close the sci-fi show is to the truth

Anyone who's driven alone at night and looked up at the vast sky has probably wondered if we’re alone.<p>Whether you believe in aliens or not, there’s …

Fighter pilot chases UFO, urges world leaders to take the threat of aliens seriously

An American pilot who claims to have chased an alien aircraft has warned world leaders to take UFO sightings seriously.<p>Retired US Navy pilot commander David Fravor spoke out in support of ex US government intelligence officer Luis Elizondo, who last week revealed he ran a real life "X Files" UFO …

Paranormal

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

Books

This Infographic Breaks Down 52 of The Most Common Misconceptions

You'd think that in the age of the internet, where more information than we can possibly consume in several lifetimes is at our fingertips, stubborn …

Infographics

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

World History

Navy Pilot Says UFO He Saw Off California Was ‘Not of This World’

A former Navy pilot has opened up about an otherworldly experience he says he experienced in 2004. His testimony comes just days after the Pentagon …

Paranormal

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's 5 Most Unforgivable Plot Holes

<i>WARNING: The following contains major spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.</i><p>Rian Johnson’s <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> follows up J.J. Abrams’ <i>The Force</i> …

Star Wars

Former Navy pilot describes bizarre encounter with aircraft with 'no plumes, wings, or rotors' that outran his fighter jet

Commander David Fravor's colleagues made fun of him after learning he encountered what appeared to be a UFO during a standard training mission off the coast of San Diego in 2004.<p>Fravor was in his F/A-18F fighter jet when a radio operator asked him to investigate a mysterious, white floating object …

Paranormal

Why Do Some Star Wars Fans Hate The Last Jedi?

We have some ideas why that may be...<p>Since Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened last night to huge numbers, it's become clear that not everyone who's …

Star Wars

How Special Forces Bury the True Cost of America's Wars

When specialized (and glorified) units do the dirty work—and sustain the casualties—the normal political constraints on military power are lost.<p>Over the past 16 years, a profound transformation has been underway in how America wages war. Starting under George W. Bush after 9/11, and accelerating …

National Security

18 suits of power armor from science fiction you don’t want to meet on the battlefield

A staple of sci-fi warfare<p>Power armor and exoskeletons are a staple in science fiction. They enhance the abilities of futuristic soldiers on the battlefield, giving them an edge against their enemies. Recently, my colleague Lauren Goode finished out the second season of her series <i>Next Level</i> by …

Science Fiction

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

Communist Party

A professor of medicine explains why eating fat won't make you fat — but sugar will

"Eat fat, get fat" has been the conventional wisdom guiding American diets for the past two decades. Yet more and more research suggests that thinking is dangerously misguided.<p>"There is one thing we know about fats," Aaron Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of …

Nutrition

How Trump walked into Putin’s web

The inside story of how a former British spy was hired to investigate Russia’s influence on Trump – and uncovered explosive evidence that Moscow had been cultivating Trump for years. By Luke Harding<p>Moscow, summer 1991. Mikhail Gorbachev is in power. Official relations with the west have softened, …

Russia

Yes, the Russia-Trump Investigation Is Real

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Yes, the Russia-Trump investigation is real — even when you exclude the Steele dossier<p>WASHINGTON — With the revelation that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid …

Donald Trump