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13 Apps That'll Teach You Something New Every Day

Superfood for your noggin.<p>The buzz around "brain-training" apps like Elevate, Lumosity, Peak, and others recently came into question after a 2014 study by the Stanford Center on Longevity doubted the effectiveness of brain games to improve your cognitive abilities.<p>The study concluded that …

My City: Havana, Cuba

One recent night in <b>Havana</b>, I stared out the window of my friend’s house in the now faded middle-class Vedado neighborhood. A weary 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air wheezed past, trailed by a beaten-up Soviet-era Lada taxi rattling over the potholes. The air smelled sweetly of mimosa and, vaguely, mildew. …

Cuba

Güncel Edebiyat

Sadece harikulade çizimlerin konuşmadığı, "Osmanlı steampunk" türünü resimli roman geleneğinimize de aktaran bir eser var karşımızda.<p>Kainatın …

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With 'Spooky' Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

Quantum Physics

Mars has nitrogen, key to life: NASA

By drilling into Martian rocks, Curiosity found evidence of nitrates, compounds containing nitrogen that can be used by living organisms.<p>The Curiosity team has already found evidence that other ingredients needed for life, such as liquid water and organic matter, once existed at the site known as …

Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones

How to become an “antischolar” in a culture that treats knowledge as “an ornament that allows us to rise in the pecking order.”<p><i>“It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning,”</i> Lincoln Steffens wrote in his beautiful 1925 essay. …

Why We Ignore the Obvious: The Psychology of Willful Blindness

<i>“Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know,”</i> pioneering investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote in a beautiful 1926 letter of life-advice to his baby son. And yet the folly of the human condition is precisely that we can’t know what we don’t know — as E.F. …

Darwin’s Battle with Anxiety

<b>Charles Darwin</b> (February 12, 1809–April 19, 1882) was undoubtedly among the most significant thinkers humanity has ever produced. But he was also a man of peculiar mental habits, from his stringent daily routine to his despairingly despondent moods to his obsessive list of the pros and cons of …

How Countries Deal With Debt

<i>By Brent Radcliffe</i><p>You’ve heard it before: someone runs into credit card or mortgage payment problems and needs to work out a payment plan to avoid going bankrupt. What does an entire country do when it runs into a similar debt problem? For a number of emerging economies issuing sovereign debt is …

Apple’s record high and retail earnings — five things to know today

Hello, friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>Its another busy day in the world of business. Retail earnings continue to stream in, and Amazon is moving one step …

Arjantin iflas etti, ABD'yi suçladı

<b>Arjantin kreditörleri ile uzlaşmaya varamadığını açıkladı ve borçların ertelenmesi olarak bilinen moratoryum ilan ederek borçların geri ödenemeyeceğini duyurdu.</b><p>Böylece ülke son 13 yılda ikinci kez tahvil borçlarını ödeyemez hale geldi.<p>Arjantin Bakanlar Kurulu Başkanı Jorge Capitanich, ABD'nin …

Celebrities Wearing Things!

Everything your favorite celebs wore the week of July 6.<p>Everything your favorite celebs wore the week of July 6.

Women's Fashion

19 Reasons Kenya Needs to Be Higher on Your Bucket List

There are few places in the world that have the incredibly varying landscapes that Kenya has, which is what makes this small, yet breathtaking country such a magical place to visit. The range in temperatures, habitats and geography are the reason this country is home to so many different species of …

Is this city the happiest place to live and work?

Imagine paying 52% taxes, and still loving where you live. Sound impossible?<p>Talk to expatriates who have settled in Amsterdam.<p>“I’m in the 52% bracket and I don’t have a problem with it because the services are so generous,” said American art designer Rachel Ericson. “I live in a beautiful city, my …