Brian Richard Beckwith

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Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Asia

Julie’s gadget diary – The Samsung Note9 is one step closer to my dream device

<b>ARTICLE</b> – Three days ago Samsung officially rolled out their newest device, the Galaxy Note9 at their Unpacked event in New York City. The Note line …

Mobile

6 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Shoes More Comfortable, According to Podiatrists

Regardless of what kind of trip you’re heading on — a relaxing and quiet beach getaway or a week-long exploration of a few European cities — walking …

The 4 Best Sleeping Pads

Getting a decent night’s sleep is important no matter where you are and having one of the best sleeping pads will help make that a reality. Whether …

Backpacking

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Horn of Africa

Scientists 'completely surprised' by immunity-boosting virus

Though you may not hear of it often, cytomegalovirus is a fairly common virus. It is usually harmless, but once contracted, it remains in the system …

Have a Samsung Phone? You Better Delete Your Nudes

If you are like me, your phone camera roll likely has tons of selfies, food pics, random memes and a smattering of tasteful nudes. If in fact you are …

Drug gets body cells to 'eat and destroy' cancer

<b>Scientists have designed a special type of drug that helps the body eat and destroy cancerous cells.</b><p>The treatment boosts the action of white blood cells, called macrophages, that the immune system uses to gobble up unwanted invaders.<p>Tests in mice showed the therapy worked for aggressive breast and …

Immunotherapy

This Conspiracy Theory About The Hulk In 'Avengers: Infinity War' Could Be A Game-Changer

Marvel fans got to see almost all of the Avengers in action in <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>... but one of them was notably off his game the whole time. …

How to restore your car's black trim the right way

Along with headlight lenses, black trim is about the most frail part of the modern car. Do they design these parts to go bad? It seems like it, but it's the curse of living near a giant UV-radiating orb. Here's the right way to fight back against your car turning one shade of gray.<p>1. Restore the …

App developers are going through your email — here is how to stop them

The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands …

Samsung phones sent photos to random contacts, users say

Samsung is investigating reports that its default text messaging app on the Galaxy S8 and S9 smartphones is sending photos to random contacts without permission.<p>Users posted complaints on Reddit and Samsung’s support forums about a strange issue that appears to be silently sending photos to random …

Apps

Want to Live Longer? Science Says Drink More Coffee (Even This Insane Amount)

Yet another study says that even more coffee will help you live longer and fight off cancer.<p>I hope you're reading this while drinking a cup of coffee. Maybe even your second or third cup.<p>That's because a massive new British study, examining the coffee habits and longevity of nearly 500,000 adults, …

It Would Take 200,000 Years at Light Speed to Cross the Milky Way

The disk of our home galaxy – the Milky Way – is bigger than we previously thought. A new study shows it would take 200,000 years for a spaceship …

Universe

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

The Best Camping Lights, According to Reviewers

The <i>Outside</i> hallways are stacked with boxes, and our offices are overflowing with gear. But even we can't get our hands on every product. To fill the gaps, we often ask experts about the gear they're using. Other times, we read online reviews.<p>This week, after coming back from a recent staff camping …

Your home internet isn’t as fast (or as cheap) as it should be – but we’ll show you how to fix it

Many people out there have issues with their home wireless networks, but they just deal with it instead of actually doing something about it. What’s …

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Most Men Don’t Realize They’re Depressed. Here’s How to Recognize the Signs and Seek Help.

Real talk: Some 30% of men will suffer a bout of depression at some point in their lifetime. So chances are at least a few of your friends—and …

Verizon’s new $95 unlimited plan offers at least 75GB of high-speed data

Verizon has three unlimited plans, each with different high-speed data limits.<p>Verizon Wireless next week will start selling a third unlimited data …

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint unlimited plans compared

As our phones get faster and have better screens and more processing power, it's natural that they gobble up more cellular data. An unlimited data plan can be a great fit for our data-hungry devices. Keeping track of the ever-changing unlimited plans, prices and features can be frustrating, …

How to Build Your Perfect Car Camping Box

The camping box is one of the best ways to organize your gear and makes it easy to get up and go. Just throw the box, plus your tent, sleeping bag, and some food, in the car and you have everything you need for a night under the stars. I made my first camping box several years ago after getting …

The space-age Vivo Nex is 2018’s most exciting smartphone yet

Remember the Vivo Apex, the crazy concept phone shown at Mobile World Congress this year? Vivo recently announced it would be the basis for a phone …

6 Ways to Stay Safe at a National Forest Campground - National Forest Foundation

Facebook Twitter Pintrest Email<p>Camping at a National Forest does not need to be overwhelming or scary. Just follow some basic safety advice and you …

An Impressive LEGO Garden Machine That Is Capable of Planting Flowers in Soil

The “Lego Garden Machine” is an impressive LEGO-built contraption, created by The Brick Wall, that is capable of planting flowers in soil. A great …

Dark Souls Looks Incredible as a Lego Game

<i>Dark Souls</i> looks much less intimidating but still just as impressive as a Lego game, a fact we now know thanks to a painstakingly detailed recreation …

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

You need to drive America's 10 quietest roads

Baseball, cookouts and days at the lake are some of America's favorite summer season pastimes, but there is no rite of passage greater than the …

The Best Natural Deodorants Are Kind to Your Skin and Your Clothes. Plus, They Actually Work.

You don't need a bunch of harsh chemicals to smell good.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I am well aware of the stereotypes about smelly dudes who blather on about natural deodorants and how your …

Bye, Chrome: Why I’m switching to Firefox and you should too

The time has come.<p>You’re probably sick of hearing about data and privacy by now–especially because, if you live in the United States, you might feel like there’s very little you can do to protect yourself from giant corporations feeding off your time, interests, and personal information.<p>So how do …

Privacy