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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

<b>1. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert (2014)</b> <br>An engrossing account of the looming catastrophe caused by ecology’s “neighbours from hell” – mankind.<p><b>2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)</b><br>This steely and devastating examination of the author’s grief following the sudden death of …

Literature

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

Body Movements May Give Clues To Personality, Mental Health

George Harrison may have been on to something when he wrote, “Something in the way she moves.” A new study confirms that a person’s body movements …

Mental Health

Money Can't Buy You Self-Esteem (if You're a Woman)

<i>Empowerment</i>, that overused catchphrase of modern feminism, is both a feeling and an economic concept. It’s commonly used to mean confidence or …

Nintendo invents a gamepad dominated by its touchscreen

Nintendo has said precious little about its plans for the NX (other than that it won't be like a Wii U), but it <i>might</i> have hinted at what's coming through some recent paperwork. The console maker has filed for a patent on a gamepad design where a touchscreen would cover the entire front panel. You'd …

Retrogaming

Crash Course Astronomy: The Big Bang.

Math, science, history, unraveling the mystery,<br>That all started with the big bang (<b>bang</b>)!<p>— Barenaked Ladies<p>Advertisement<p>Before saying anything else, …

Electric Comb Could Zap Lice From Your Scalp

It's safe for humans, but bad for bugs<p>Lice infest the heads of up to 12 million people per year in the United States, but historically it hasn’t been difficult to get rid of them. The infected person can simply wash their hair with a special shampoo that kills the parasites, and then carefully comb …

Income inequality in America

Just pocket change for your average Wall Street worker<p>At the end of 2014 there were 1,007,000 Americans who worked full-time at the federal minimum …

The Best Strapless Bra Ever Was Invented by a Robotics Engineer

Back in 2012, Anthony Roy’s girlfriend, Kellie, was debating what to wear for an evening out. She was eying a certain shoulder-baring top, but it required a strapless bra. And she did not feel like dealing with that. After all, what good is a beautiful strapless garment if you’re yanking up your …

Key to earning more is thinking like a man, scientists say

Study finds that Britons with a so-called male brain have higher salaries than those with a "female" brain - whatever their sex<p>People with "male" brains earn more than those with "female" brains in the UK jobs market, irrespective of their actual sex, according to new research.<p>Scientists found that …

The Brain

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

Scientists asked 5,500 Americans to reveal their 'relationship dealbreakers' — here's what they learned

Do you have a secret list of things that would disqualify someone from being your significant other?<p>Apparently, many people do — and now those lists …

You Can Now Use Google Street View In Virtual Reality

By Way Of Google Cardboard<p>One of the more popular functions of Google Maps is Street View. When viewing a specific address using the traditional map view, Street View can be selected to get an actual look at what the street looks like through panoramic photography captured by Google's fleet of …

U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years. Critics and supporters alike are declaring them to be highly …

Biochemistry Helps Explain Gender Differences in Emotional Reactivity

A new study provides biochemical evidence to explain different emotional responses among women and men.<p>Investigators discovered that when presented …

Gender

Meet the anti-Barbie: Will these 'geek chic' dolls really get more girls into science?

Project MC² are four dolls that have their own TV show - all with the aim of getting more girls into science, maths, tech and engineering. But will it work? Radhika Sanghani reports<p>Careers in science, maths, engineering and tech (STEM) are some of the best-paid in the UK.<p>They’re also some of the …

Dolls

Feminists 'are more likely to watch porn'

In perhaps surprising news, people who watched pornography were found by the University of Western Ontario to be more likely to have feminist views<p>Porn watchers are more likely to be feminist, a study from the University of Western Ontario has found.<p>The article "Is pornography really about making …

Feminism

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

7 Foods That Prevent Overeating

Willpower: It’s the key to successful weight loss, right? In fact, no. When it comes to battling the forces of food cravings, relying on your …

Nintendo's New 'Pokémon Go' Could Bring Augmented Reality To The Masses

Teaming up Google spin-off Niantic labs to let you catch 'em all IRL<p>Time to put the cards and handheld games away and go outside. But not because you’ve been cooped up too long: because next year outside is where you’ll find Pokémon.<p>The Pokémon Company, in conjunction with Nintendo and Google …

Why DNA editing needs to stop

In April 2015, a paper by Chinese scientists about their attempts to edit the DNA of a human embryo rocked the scientific world and set off a furious debate. Leading scientists warned that altering the human germ line without studying the consequences could have horrific consequences. Geneticists …

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Both Autistic Men and Women Show an Extreme of Typical Male Pattern on 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' Test

<b>New results published by researchers at the Autism Research Centre (ARC) show both men and women with autism show an extreme of the typical male</b> …

Autism

Sexist toys are putting girls off science. Barbie needs to learn how to operate a crane. Fast

Leading scientist Dame Athene Donald has said that stereotyping girls' toys is turning them off from careers in STEM. Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer who worked on the Shard, explains why<p>When I was eight-years-old, my younger sister and I had a few Barbie dolls. But it was when we were given a …

Kids

Voyager 1 Has Entered Interstellar Space

<i>Watch NASA’s announcement on the Voyager spacecraft here.</i><p>In September 1977, Star Wars was a huge hit in theaters, the Bee Gees were on the brink of …

The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming

It’s time to stop talking about photography. It’s not that photography is dead as many have claimed, but it’s gone.<p>Just as there’s a time to stop …

3 Foods That Won't Survive Minor Climate Changes

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p><i>Credit: Drew Swantak/Thrillist</i><p>If you believe in thermometers, you should believe in global warming. And if you believe in eating fries with your burger, you should worry more about carbon emissions.<p>It won't happen overnight, but as the planet's climate changes, the growth cycles of …

Washing your deck might make it toxic - Futurity

Pressure washing wood decks built before 2004 can release toxins that put families and pets at risk. Using bleach makes it even worse.

Which Technologies Will Dominate in 2022?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Dejan Milojicic, IEEE. Dejan Milojicic, IEEE<p>Predicting the future is hard and risky. But predicting the future in the computer …

Now There's A Comprehensive Guide To Horses' Facial Expressions

Because bared teeth doesn't always mean what you think it means<p>Animals, like humans, use facial expressions to communicate emotional states. But there was no systematic way for researchers to correlate these facial movements across species or with the appropriate context. Now a team led by …