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The exhaustion and exhilaration of survival — what I learned from 9 days in Cuba

<i>All photos by the author</i><p>“We are surviving to death.”<p>This was what one sharp-witted 26-year old girl from Guantanamo tells me over beers in a cafe on …

Cuba

Finally, an Astrophysics Model Even Your Stoner Friend Will Love

The Milky Way isn’t just stars orbiting a black hole—it’s loaded with dust and debris, floating with reckless abandon in the space between solar …

Universe

US defence secretary calms European nerves over Nato

James Mattis tells Munich conference that America will defend members that come under attack from Russia<p>The US defence secretary, James Mattis, has reassured European allies nervous about Donald Trump’s presidency that the US will defend any member of Nato that comes under attack from Russia.<p>On the …

Russia

This is the first image of the Samsung Galaxy S8

Familiar around back, but all screen up front<p>Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will be unveiled on March 29th, according to a new report from <i>Venture Beat</i> that also includes the first photo we’ve seen of the coming flagship. The back of the device is very similar to last year’s Galaxy S7 (with the exception being …

Dinosaur eggs reveal one possible reason why they went extinct

The eggs of some dinosaurs took much, much longer to hatch than the eggs of their avian relatives and descendants -- and it could have contributed to their demise. A team of researchers from various institutions examined the embryonic tooth from a soccer-ball-sized egg. It was laid by a …

Former Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Gets Religion

"I went through a period when I questioned things," he posts on Facebook.<p>Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has eschewed his atheist beliefs and now asserts that “religion is very important.”<p>Zuckerberg, whose Facebook profile once identified him as an atheist, revealed his change of heart …

Watch Netflix’s ‘The OA’ trailer and ask yourself WTF is happening

Netflix makes so many original shows we don’t even hear about some of them until they’re airing imminently — that’s the case with <i>The OA</i>, a new freaky supernatural mini-series with an 8-episode season debuting December 16.<p>The show looks spooky as heck, following the story of a girl who disappeared …

North America is going to get a new billionaire every 6 days

North America can expect to mint a new billionaire every six days for the next five years.<p>That's according to Credit Suisse's 2016 global wealth report, which charts the number of millionaires and billionaires around the world, and forecasts trends in global wealth.<p>North America leads the world in …

Arsenal's Sanchez wants to replicate Messi role | Reuters

REUTERS - Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is keen to play the same kind of role Lionel Messi performs at Barcelona, the Chilean international said.<p>Britain Football Soccer - Arsenal v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group A - Emirates Stadium, London, England - 23/11/16 …

The Hatchimals Black Market Is Already Crazy Expensive

We're nearing peak Hatchimania.<p>Hatchimals, this year’s hottest holiday toy, is almost universally sold out at major retailers. But desperate parents …

Shopping

Scientists Have Identified a Virus With DNA Stolen From a Black Widow Spider

We've never seen anything like this before.<p>A recent effort to sequence the genome of an unusual virus has led to a bizarre discovery: one-third of …

Are Humans Creating More Species Than We’re Killing?

People might be behind a speciation boom that cancels out the extinction crisis—but that’s not necessarily good news.<p>The tunnels of the London Underground are hot, dark, and damp. Crowds of warm-blooded humans congregate on the platforms. Stagnant pools of water collect beneath the tracks. The …

Humans and Neanderthals had sex. But was it for love? - Vox

An investigation.<p>In 1911, Marcellin Boule, a French paleontologist, published the first scientific description of the Neanderthal species. And let’s just say it didn’t have a lot of sex appeal.<p>The skeleton in Boule’s volume, dubbed the "Old Man of La Chapelle," was a wretched creature: a …

University of Washington

10 of the best European cities for art deco design

Art deco’s straight lines and bold shapes were an expression of early-20th-century belief in technology and progress. Here are 10 cities around Europe that best showcase this exuberance<p>Art deco began in France during the first world war and went on to accompany the age of jazz, Josephine Baker, …

Art Deco

Soccer Training: 3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core and Lower Body

How the PGA Tour's Player Performance Center Helps Golfers Swing Stronger<p>The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Sports<p>Dustin Johnson Talks …

How to get the fastest speed from public Wi-Fi when you travel

When you're traveling, chances are you will use public Wi-Fi at the airport. Here's a quick tip to get the fastest speed: Don't move around.<p>That's right, this might sound irrelevant but it's not. The vast majority of airports have a large Wi-Fi network, called a mesh network, composed of many …

Wi-Fi

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Why I Travel Alone As A Married Woman

“He’s letting you travel alone for that long?”<p>My husband and I were together for eleven whole years before we got married, but it’s only since saying …

Relationships

Your Dog Understands What You Say, So Don't Be an Asshole

Dogs understand your tone and your vocab.<p>Everyone knows that saying "good boy!" in a cheerful voice will make any dog wag his tail wildly in excitement, but most dog-owners also have learned that they know certain words no matter the tone (hence why so many have to spell W-A-L-K). And now, science …

This Short Film Uses The Most Awkward First Date Ever To Shut Down Casual Racism

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Traction</i>, a short film exploring different levels of latent racism.<p><b>WHO:</b> Filmmaker and actor Rory Uphold.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> “It’s just a joke!” is the preferred excuse of tacky provocateurs the world over. As though whether or not one is being literal has any definitive bearing on whether they’re …

This totally redesigned condom just raised $1 million

Condoms haven't gotten a meaningful upgrade in decades. So what might one be worth?<p>According to Indiegogo backers, it's $1 million.<p>Future …

Portugal Has a 6,000 Year Old Telescope

The telescope was used by prehistoric people to predict the changing of the seasons.<p>Much of our culture has been shaped by what ancient humans thought about while looking at the night sky. Myths and legends, gods and demons, all are influenced by our ancestors' observations of the movements of the …

‘Stranger Things,’ Parallel Universes, And The State Of String Theory

A conversation with theoretical physicist Brian Greene<p>Undoubtedly a hit of the summer, Netflix's <i>Stranger Things</i> is a Sci-Fi horror series that utilizes some serious scientific theories. Although they may use some terminology interchangeably, the series dives into some intense, confusing topics in …

All Alone in No Man’s Sky

If reality is a game—a vast, snow-globe-y sort of experiment that plays out according to the hard rules of physics and the loose rules of story—then it is, in contemporary game-design parlance, a persistent one. We enter it when it is already under way, and we hope, for the sake of our children, …

PepsiCo Places Bigger Bet on Craft Soda

PepsiCo says the emerging “craft” soda industry is a trend that’s here to stay. And what’s why the company is vowing to make a bolder investment on …

Eldoret: the Kenyan town trying to 'run away from poverty'

While its elite athletes can earn millions, there are thousands of others in Eldoret making a tough living from running<p>The rain has ended, the low clouds are clearing and the wet rust-coloured earth of the track shines in the sharp, angled sun. Justin Kipchumba is walking, his backs and shoulders …

How Samsung plans its phones

<b>The S7 and S7 Edge have lots in common with the 6 from last year, whereas the S6 was a really big change from the 5. So first of all, could you tell me about why Samsung made such a big design change from the S5 to S6?</b><p>So up to 2013 the smartphone market was really fast-growing. According to our …

Phones

Turn your smartphone into a portable TV or projector using quirky accessories | tech | gadgets

You’re smiling bright for a selfie, but there’s no flash on the front camera. You’re playing a great new video game on your phone, but you can barely …

Gear & Gadgets

A Few More Thoughts on the Inevitable Rise of Soccer in the U.S.

Boxing, USWNT, demographics, television, and advertising, oh my!<p>Given how long the post about soccer’s popularity in the U.S. was getting, and given …

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Intense music game 'Thumper' is a PlayStation VR launch title

Chalk up one more game available day and date alongside PlayStation VR. Drool has revealed that <i>Thumper</i>, its PSVR "rhythm hell" music title, will launch in sync with the headset on October 13th at a reasonable $20 price. As the developers put it, this isn't just a 2D game with virtual reality …