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World Hacks: A surprising new afterlife for chewing gum

<b>British designer Anna Bullus is on a mission to recycle chewing gum into useful objects, cleaning up our streets in the process.</b><p>More than £14bn is spent on chewing gum around the world each year, but a lot of that gum will end up stuck to the ground.<p>Gum is the second most common type of street …

Sustainability

Pushing the Dual Emancipation Thesis Beyond its Troublesome Origins

<i>*This post is part of our roundtable on Keri Leigh Merritt’s</i> Masterless Men<i>.</i><p>Toward the end of her valuable reinterpretation of southern slave …

The revolution will wear a dashiki

How a 1960s Harlem couple popularized Afrocentric fashion and built a community where black power thrived<p>InAugust of 1967, in a cozy apartment on …

Bones found in South Pacific 'likely' Amelia Earhart's, researcher says

A collection of lost bones discovered on a South Pacific Ocean island "likely" belonged to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, a new study claims.<p>Richard Jantz, an anthropology professor at the University of Tennessee, determined the bones found nearly 80 years ago "have more similarity to Earhart than …

Airplanes

The New York subway system runs on 100-year-old technology

But every day, hundreds of trains run through the largest subway network in the world on century-old technology. When things go wrong — as they have been doing more and more often— the delays pile up.<p>Let us not forget that we're heading into one of the most challenging times of year for the NYC …

Trains

Science Says It's More Than How You Look that Makes You Attractive

Attractiveness is more than just physical beauty. It is a magnetic force that pulls people together, connecting people of different sizes and shapes. …

Sandra Bland's Arrest Wasn't Racism; It Was Something Even Worse

It's easy to assume racism when watching the video footage of Sandra Bland's arrest. Admittedly, the first question that entered this writer's mind when watching it was, "Would a white woman have been treated this way during a routine traffic stop?"<p>I believe the answer is "yes," if the white woman …

Fourth Amendment

Pebble Time Review!

Chipotle Finally Has a Remedy for the Tragic Carnitas Shortage

Could the <b>Great Chipotle Carnitas Famine of 2015</b> finally be coming to an end? A spokesperson for the chain confirms to CNN Money that United Kingdom-based Karro Food will begin supplying the chain with "responsibly raised pork." The company expects to see the shortage remedied by the end of the year.<p>…

McDonald's

Confusing Congressional Food Stamp Cut Strikes In Michigan

Nobody could tell Audrey Webster of Clinton Township, Michigan, why her monthly food stamps went down from more than $100 to just $16 in February. The letter she received didn't say much.<p>"It said they would be cut, that's all," Webster, 63, told HuffPost. She said she didn't get much more …

How to Own Your Story: Vivian Gornick on the Art of Personal Narrative and the Power of Textured Storytelling

“The memoirist … must engage with the world, because engagement makes experience, experience makes wisdom, and finally it’s the wisdom — or rather the movement toward it — that counts.”<p>I recently found myself in an intense conversation with a friend about privacy — why it matters; how much of it …

The way we tell stories is evolving along with our smartphones

Phones are all around us. When we look up from our own, we see that everyone else is looking down at theirs. Our phones are with us wherever we go, …

How Apple and IBM Marketed the First Personal Computers

In 1977, companies building PCs had to try to convince the American public that this confusing new technology was missing from their lives.<p>As ubiquitous as they might be now, in the 1970s, few things were more mysterious and unknown than the “personal computer.” For years, these shadowy, …

Personal Computers

The Battle of Waterloo, as it happened on June 18, 1815

On this 200th anniversary, experience the historic clash of Wellington and Napoleon in real time - just as it unfolded two centuries ago<p><b>• Follow 'live' updates from 200 years ago</b> <b><br>• All times are approximate due to historical uncertainty</b> <b><br>•</b> All pupils should study the Battle of Waterloo<p>END:<p>By the end …

The Dark Side of the Spoon: What Astronauts Eat in Space

Listen up folks, this is important. You know astronaut ice cream? That hard, crumbly freeze-dried mystery sweet in the guise of a Neapolitan? <i>Astronauts don't actually eat it</i>. I know, I was shocked too. In fact, it's only even been in space once—back in the 1960s, when an astronaut requested ice …

Space Exploration

What’s the prime of your life?

Is ageing an inevitable decline – or are there unexpected perks to getting older? David Robson reports.<p>Do you ever worry that the prime of your life has already passed you by – and it didn’t even have the courtesy to let you know as it flew overhead?<p>They say that life begins at 40, or that 60 is …

Harvard

Pumping iron failing to make you leaner? Blame your genes

You're a regular in the gym's weight room, grunting and sweating in hopes of turning fat into muscle and maybe even losing some weight. And yet your goal eludes you.<p>New research on women finds that some are resistant to resistance training. For these women, the new study suggests, a welter of …

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Clothing

The future of Cuba’s socialist ice-cream cathedral

In the 1960s, Fidel Castro created Coppelia – a state-run ice‑cream parlour that came to embody Cuba’s revolutionary ideals. As relations with the US begin to thaw, can it survive?<p>There is a black-and-white photograph of Fidel Castro that was taken during his whirlwind April 1959 trip to New York, …

Cuba

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

Top NASA Scientist: We’ll Find Signs of Alien Life ‘Within a Decade’

Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Astronomy

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. Dept. of State

The Secret Lives of Hillary and Bill in the White House

Broken lamps, shouting matches, sneaking away to the pool—and other scenes from the Clinton residence during the Lewinsky scandal.<p>Emery says he was devastated at the loss of his job, and his $50,000 salary. “I was out of work for a year,” he says. “They ripped the rug right out from under me. You …

Secret Service

William and Kate visit New York: In pics

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Windowless Airplane Will Give Passengers High-Res Panoramic Views

You don’t need a window for these views. Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. …