Eoghan Holland

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How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Global warming may not only be causing more destructive hurricanes, it could also be shaking the ground beneath our feet<p>Devastating hurricane? More than 1,000 lives lost? It must be climate change! Almost inevitably, Hurricane Matthew’s recent rampage across the Caribbean and south-eastern US has …

Climate Change

A Shocking Amount of E-Waste Recycling Is a Complete Sham

Secret GPS trackers show how sham e-waste recyclers profit by dumping America’s toxic garbage on developing nations.<p>Until recently, I had never really thought about what happens to my old electronics. I took them to a community e-waste recycling drive, or dropped my old phone in a box somewhere, …

Sustainability

8 best movies of 2016 (so far)

<i>It's the halfway point of 2016, a perfect time to take stock of the best entertainment offerings of the half-year. Check out our picks for the best</i> …

Archaeologists Are Spotting Ancient Ruins in Cold War Spy Photos

The declassified images are a treasure trove for scientists who study the empires of antiquity.<p>Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 film <i>Blow-Up</i> features a wayward London fashion photographer called Thomas who unwittingly documents a murder. Hidden in the blurred background of one of his most recent …

Archaeology

Climate Change Just Opened a 'Gateway to the Underworld' in Siberia

​In the heart of Siberia’s boreal forest gapes a monstrous chasm local Yakutians call a "gateway to the underworld."<p>In the heart of Siberia's boreal forest gapes a monstrous chasm local Yakutians call a "gateway to the underworld," connecting this life to the next.<p>The ominous crater, which looms a …

Global Warming

The world’s biggest polluter is now the global leader in renewable-energy spending

“Twenty years ago Europeans were still teaching China how to draft environmental law.”<p>That’s a direct quote from Nick Mabey, CEO of climate change think tank E3G, in a press release accompanying the organization’s report on renewables this week.<p>How things have changed. In the past five years, China …

Renewable Energy

North Korea's biggest export? Giant statues. To African dictators.

It may surprise you to know that North Korea would love to carry out your artistic commissions.<p>How about a mural, a tapestry, or a "jewel painting" colored with powdered semi-precious stones? Or something a bit more imposing, like a giant bronze statue of that dictator or liberator close to your …

North Korea

Drowning in money: the untold story of the crazy public spending that makes flooding inevitable

Every year billions are spent in Britain and Europe on policies that wreck homes and lives through flooding • This article is from 2014. Find full coverage of the 2015 flood crisis here • Flood defences row: UK paying price for David Cameron's broken promises • Cameron defends government spending …

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20-Year Study Finds That Corporate Funding Has Affected The Public's Perception Of Climate Change

Climate change has long been a polarizing subject, with a gulf between those who “believe” in it and those who are “deniers” widening and becoming …

What It Was Like to Be Mark Zuckerberg's Classmate at Harvard

<i>What was it like to be Mark Zuckerberg's classmate? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Aaron Greenspan, Harvard College, Class of 2004-2005, on Quora:</b><p>Think of it this way.<p>Your sophomore year you meet someone who lacks facial expressions and any notion of …

Mark Zuckerberg

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How a prized daughter of the Westboro Baptist Church came to question its beliefs.<p>On December 1, 2009, to commemorate World <i>AIDS</i> Day, Twitter announced a promotion: if users employed the hashtag #red, their tweets would appear highlighted in red. Megan Phelps-Roper, a twenty-three-year-old legal …

Religion

Learning to Be Beyoncé From Her Terrible Father

Inside Mathew Knowles's entertainment industry seminar<p>"If this were a Beyoncé show and you said it was ‘on the way,’ your ass would be on the way," he shouts at her from the stage. It’s not the best burn, but we get the gist.<p>The room is silent until another usher appears with two fresh microphones …

My trigger-warning disaster: “9 1/2 Weeks,” “The Wire” and how coddled young radicals got discomfort all wrong

I believed in trigger warnings when I taught a course on sex and film. Then they drove me out of the academy<p>About a year ago I was asked to teach a class about the evolution of the representation of sex throughout American Cinema. I started with the silent film (<i>The Cheat</i>) and ended with Spike …

Transwomen

The Hateful Life And Spiteful Death Of The Man Who Was Vigo The Carpathian

You’ve seen a painting of Norbert Grupe. A heavy, creased brow and shoulder-length hair framing a frightening scowl, the massive work hung in the …

Prostate Cancer

There Actually Is Sound in Outer Space

You’ve heard it before: In space, no one can hear you scream. That’s because sound doesn’t move through a vacuum, and everyone knows that space is a …

Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl

Meet Maggie Goldenberger, who helplessly watched an Internet meme spawn from her awkward adolescent photo. Except, maybe the “Gersberms” girl never existed the way we thought she did?<p>In March 2012, 23-year-old Maggie Goldenberger was in the middle of a six-month trip to India and the Philippines …

Die Hard

Blank Space: What Kind of Genius Is Max Martin?

Among the stranger aspects of recent pop music history is how so many of the biggest hits of the past twenty years—by the Backstreet Boys, ’NSync, and Britney Spears to Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and the Weeknd—have been co-written by a forty-four-year-old Swede. His real name is Karl Martin …

Mötley Crüe

Victoria review: one shot, two hours, total triumph

Shot over two hours in a single, dazzling take, Victoria is one of the year’s most impressive technical achievements – but it’s more than mere gimmick.<p>The German film - which first screened at the Berlin film festival where it won the Silver Bear for Cinematography – signals actor-turned-director …

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North Korea Magnetic Poetry (PHOTOS)

Some sentences crafted by state-sponsored reporters in North Korea give the reader pause. Is this an angry Walt Whitman?<p>Photo Illustration by The …

Can the Earth feed 11 billion people? Four reasons to fear a Malthusian future

Humanity is on course for a population greater than 11 billion by the end of this century, according to the latest analysis from the UN’s population …

Farming

By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change
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7 Forgotten Women Surrealists Who Deserve To Be Remembered

"I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak."<p>Writer André Breton explained as much in <i>Manifestoes of Surrealism.</i> The 1924 text founded the surrealist movement, one …

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