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Build an Ultralight Backpack from IKEA Plastic Tote Bags

Those $2 IKEA plastic bags at the checkout are near indestructible, and great for just about anything, especially if it’s heavy or otherwise awkward, …

Backpacking

Trump and May 'agree on importance of Nato' in second phone call

Exchange between US president-elect and PM seen as significant after his scepticism about alliance during election campaign<p>Donald Trump and Theresa May have “agreed on the importance” of Nato as they spoke on the phone for the second time since the US election, according to Downing Street.<p>May …

Donald Trump

What You Need to Know First to Understand the Russian Revolution

“Now that the lush and prosperous years had come to Russia, the last thing she needed was war; they should have just said a Requiem Mass for that …

Minorities experience ‘vast inequality’ in NYC housing market: study

When it comes to quality of life and availability of housing, minorities are struggling<p>A new study conducted by the City of New York (CUNY) Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) has analyzed areas of “vast inequality” in New York City across a wide range of areas that include education, …

Europeans don’t have true citizenship. They have a second-class status dating back to Ancient Rome

How does a tribe live with the foreigner? Treat them too badly, and they won’t come. Treat them too well, and what is the privilege of being a citizen?<p>Europe has been doing a bit more than trying to tackle this dilemma; it has been running the world’s biggest open-air social-science experiment for …

Europe

If you don’t understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher’s death, you never will

His car broke down. An officer said he looked “bad.” Now he’s dead.<p>Countless studies, statistics, investigations, and anecdotes tell us that a person’s race can determine the kinds of interactions he or she will have with the police — and how likely it is that he or she will survive the …

Law Enforcement

A New V-Shape Roof Can Collect Solar Power, Wind Power and Rain Water

Scientists have been busy designing a roof that uses not just solar power, but wind and rain power as well, to generate energy. There is a total of …

Meet Saya, the Japanese Schoolgirl Who Doesn’t Exist

Last year, a couple of Japanese digital artists shocked the world when they revealed that their daughter Saya, a young beautiful Japanese schoolgirl, …

What Liberals Don’t Understand About Income Inequality

Blaming the success of America’s 1% for the slow growth of middle- and working-class incomes leads to policies that slow an already slow-growing …

Economics

This new study is a sign of just how far we have to go to understand mental illness

This is good news. We know something about bipolar disorder that we didn't know a month ago: Childhood inflammation is a statistically significant risk factor for developing it later in life (though it's by no means a sure sign).<p>But this also points to a deeper issue with the study of mental …

Mental Health

Working While Female? New Study Says Gender Is A Bigger Factor Than Race When Negotiating Raises

Smash the gla$$ ceiling<p>TL;DR: If you're a woman in the workplace, a person of color, or both, negotiating a pay raise is a lot harder and more complicated than if you were a white man. This is not necessarily news (sadly). Unfortunately for women, a new study by <i>The Harvard Business Review</i> suggests …

Demographics

OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet but big changes in energy, pollution

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the United States has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency, slicing the nation's output of polluting gases that are warming Earth.<p>As politicians …

Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump Is Going To Be Elected

Donald Trump is going to be elected president.<p>The American people voted for him a long time ago.<p>They voted for him when The History Channel went from showing documentaries about the Second World War to "Pawn Stars" and "Swamp People."<p>They voted for him when The Discovery Channel went from showing …

Donald Trump

Artist Rafael Varona crams magical stories into tiny GIFs

Two years ago, artist Rafael Varona caught the world’s attention with a series of animated GIFs that depicted magical worlds trapped inside tiny glass bottles. The success of the “Impossible Bottles” series led to a number of new illustration gigs, and Varona eventually moved from Berlin to …

GIF Animations

The head of Google’s Brain team is more worried about the lack of diversity in artificial intelligence than an AI apocalypse

Lack of diversity is more than a public relations issue, people.<p>As some would have it, robots are poised to take over the world in about 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...<p>But one machine-learning expert — who is, after all, in a position to know — thinks that’s not the biggest issue facing artificial intelligence. …

Artificial Intelligence

Two Books Bill O'Reilly--and all Americans--Should Read

The last two weeks in American politics and society have been full of controversies and debates, but none engaged with our collective memories and historical narratives more overtly than did the response to Michelle Obama's statement, in the midst of her powerful speech to the Democratic National …

Michelle Obama

‘Young, old, conservative, liberal’: Turkey in shock over journalists’ arrest

Exiled writer Mahir Zeynalov brings news of president Erdoğan’s crackdown on the media after coup attempt to the world<p>Turkish media are in a state of shock this weekend after the government arrested 17 journalists in recent days on terror charges and issued arrest warrants for dozens more, in what …

Journalism

Constant Multitasking Is Damaging Millennial Brains, Research Shows

And their employers are making things worse.<p>You probably know that multitasking makes you less productive not more so. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and efficiency experts have been telling the world for years that since the brain can't actually pay attention to more than one thing at a time. …

Time Management

Comment on Mobile App UI Kit for Smartphones and Tablets by kacie34789@mail.ru

The users are like most the UI kit technology and these smart phones are so demanded those have this technology. As smart phone user i want to say i …

Phones

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Nobel Prize

Why calls for “unity” in American politics are not enough: Look at the 1930s and 1940s

The US is in the midst of a tepid economic recovery following a catastrophic downturn, but millions of Americans continue to feel left behind. Some turn their anger on corporations and Wall Street. Others target nonwhite immigrant workers. A charismatic media personality with a populist message …

Society

Teenage Artist Playfully Adds Everyday Objects to Complete Clever Illustrations

Artist Kristián Mensa sees the incredible potential in everyday objects. To him, a pear is not just a piece of fruit, but the body of a small bird. Likewise, a toilet paper roll doubles as a miniaturized red carpet for tiny celebrities. To create these whimsical compositions, Mensa pairs these …

Teens

Engineer Finds a Huge Physics Discovery in Da Vinci's 'Irrelevant Scribbles'

It was right in front of us all along.<p>Until now, art historians dismissed some doodles in da Vinci’s notebooks as “irrelevant.”<p>But a new study from …

Physics

Why Do Humpback Whales Protect Other Species from Killer Whales?

It sounds like something out of a children’s animated film: the whale and the seal, at first put off by their differences, team up and become best …

Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

I’m really digging Scout‘s install-it-yourself modular home alarm.<p>It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, there’s no ridiculous contracts or hidden fees, and it’s all …

Home Automation

The Origins of the Universe Get Remixed in this Short Animation

Digital artist Philat Matveev shows us his version of the book of Genesis.<p>Genesis. from Philat Matveev on Vimeo.<p>Digital artist Philat Matveev reflects on the world’s origins through an animated short film that acts as a visual interpretation of the first 50 chapters of the Bible to recount the …

Animation

9 Ways to Live Big in a Small Home

Large homes are looked at as a measure of one’s success but nowadays, it’s all about the address. With land becoming scarcer in India’s urban areas, …

Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?

A great tract of Earth is on fire and threatened species are being driven out of their habitats. This is a crime against humanity and nature<p>I’ve often wondered how the media would respond when eco-apocalypse struck. I pictured the news programmes producing brief, sensational reports, while failing …

Dancing with the Stars

Actually The History of the Swastika Really Does Matter. Here's Why...

<i>Ajay Chaturvedi is the founder of HarVa, the first BPO set up in rural India which employs only women and author of the widely acclaimed, Lost Wisdom of The Swastika.</i><p>A recent article in several leading newspapers broke the news that Indian scientists had traced the origins of the Swastika back to …

5 Reasons Why Stranger Things Should Be Your New Netflix Obsession

It's your favourite movies and TV shows combined.<p>A new TV show that combines pretty much everything I love is hitting Netflix very soon, so I felt …

Entertainment