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China is the greatest, growing threat to America

China has outlined strategies for 2018, 2025 and 2050 all designed to displace the United States as the dominant global economic and national …

China

4 Writers to Watch This Summer

<b>In ‘The Incendiaries,’ a Debut<br>Novelist Reckons With Lost Faith</b><p>R.O. Kwon’s loss of faith was a slow unfurling. By the time she was 17, years of reading and inhabiting the minds and worlds of non-Christians had caught up with her, and “it became impossible to believe that all these other people were …

Books

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

Sleep

This 3D-printed bicycle is stronger than titanium

The Arevo bicycle looks and feels like a high-end commuter bike, but it was made using 3D-printing technology and software. It's being hailed as the …

Replicas

The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless …

Consumer Tech

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

Creaking knees, stiff back, dodgy shoulders… Age is no friend to the human body. So how are veteran athletes like Roger Federer and Jo Pavey still at the top of their game? And what can you do to keep up?<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra for middle age. The dread half-century reached, …

Exercise

Stephen Hawking’s final paper makes a hopeful case for the limits of existence

The late physicist’s final contribution to science: How many universes are there?<p>Fourteen billion years ago, in the moments after the Big Bang first set into motion all the matter and energy that would come to form our universe, something extraordinary happened. The very fabric of space and time …

Physics

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

<i>Over the last few months, Select All has interviewed more than a dozen prominent technology figures about what has gone wrong with the contemporary</i> …

Internet

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

Hurricane Maria

New 'Mutant Enzymes' Could Solve Earth's Plastics Problem

Scientists accidentally created an enzyme that can break down plastic. But is it any better than recycling?<p>You might call it a happy accident: As environmentalists urge the world to address the plastic pollution crisis, a team of researchers has unwittingly engineered an enzyme that may, one day, …

Pollution

This man folds cans into intricate pieces of art using only his hands — and sells them for £1,400

These amazing sculptures are created by Noah Deledda. He sculpts each one using just his hands, using his thumbnails to achieve a precise pattern.<p>Noah came up with the idea while he was bored and in the back of a car.<p>He started playing with a can and realised he could create interesting patterns …

Sexual Harassment Was Rampant at Coachella 2018

<i>Trigger warning: This article contains multiple stories describing sexual assault.</i><p>The annual Coachella music festival always promises a few things for my social media feeds: selfies in front of a ferris wheel, an array of photogenic and overpriced foods, and extravagant pool parties that are …

Sexual Harassment

X-Force Explained

The X-Men movie franchise is headed to new places with Drew Goddard directing an X-Force movie that centers around Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool and Josh …

How gender nonconforming and nonbinary individuals are changing the beauty industry forever

The makeup and beauty industry may be on the brink of a gender revolution. For years, it’s been largely cisgender women who have been at the center …

Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings.<p>When I worked as Director of Leadership …

Elon Musk and the creator of Westworld made an inspirational trailer for the Falcon Heavy launch

“We’re hoping this is is the trailer for one part of the next chapter of the human story.”<p>A surprise guest joined the cast and creators of HBO’s <i>Westworld</i> at the end of the show’s SXSW panel on Saturday. SpaceX founder Elon Musk, a friend of show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, appeared as a …

Falcon Heavy

'Silicon Valley' Confronts a "Darker Side" of Tech Culture (and T.J. Miller's Messy Exit)

The Hollywood Reporter goes on set with season 5 of HBO's savage startup satire as Mike Judge, Alec Berg and their stars explore the suddenly …

I'm the Girl Who Clawed Her Own Eyes Out. This Is My Story.

Twenty-year-old Kaylee Muthart speaks out for the first time since the incident that made national news.<p>Just over a month ago, I could see. Or maybe I should put it this way: I had both my eyes, but they didn't help me notice how dangerous my life had become.<p>Then, on February 6, my world went black.<p>…

Mental Health

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that an ability to understand and manage emotions greatly increases our chances of success--quickly took off, and it went on to …

Self-help

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

Quentin Tarantino Explains Everything: Uma Thurman, The ‘Kill Bill’ Crash & Harvey Weinstein

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Since Saturday morning when The New York Times published Uma Thurman’s depiction of assault at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, the …

Kill Bill

Stressed About Turning Your Idea Into a Product? Read This

Meet entrepreneur Jason Simmons of DeadSoxy, as we talk startup sense, cold calls, product-centricity, oh, and the ups and downs of building a sock brand.<p>The toughest part of being an inventor or an entrepreneur is all of the unknowns. There are no guarantees and there is a lot of room for failure. …

Uma Thurman, Quentin Tarantino, and the myth of the muse

Just like the rest of us, Uma Thurman is angry. It was palpable in her much-discussed red carpet interview at the <i>Parisian Woman</i> premiere, and came even more into focus in this week’s <i>New York Times</i> profile, in which she detailed her abusive experiences with Harvey Weinstein, and assault at the hands …

Art

After Scandinavian Spirit Shortage, American Distillers Give Aquavit A Shot

In the winter of 2006, the unthinkable happened. There was a shortage of aquavit, the Scandinavian spirit that's flavored with caraway and other botanicals like dill and anise. For Scandinavian-Americans who relied on aquavit to accompany the traditional <i>julbord</i>, or holiday buffet, it was a …

Alcohol

Tom Petty, Rock Icon Who Led the Heartbreakers, Dead at 66

Tom Petty, the dynamic and iconoclastic frontman who led the band the Heartbreakers, died Monday. He was 66. Petty's death was confirmed by Tony …

Music

Remembering the Wonderful Little Idiosyncrasies of ‘Good Will Hunting’ on Its 20th Anniversary

Halfway through <i>Good Will Hunting</i>, an excellent movie, a pivotal scene happens. Sean Maguire, a gifted and compassionate therapist played brilliantly …

Where Millennials Come From

And why we insist on blaming them for it.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Imagine, as I often do, that our world were to end tomorrow, and that alien researchers many years in the future were tasked with reconstructing the demise of …

Standardized Testing

Amazon's Last Mile

<i>Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on</i> …