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The 1935 novel that predicted the rise of Donald Trump

Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here features an antihero who whips up support among angry voters on the back of firebrand rhetoric, fearmongering populism and anti-Mexican sentiment. Sound familiar?<p>If the US presidential campaign conveys a flavour of unreality, that may be because it is rooted in …

Most Beautiful Neighborhoods in Paris

Paris’ 20 Arrondissements spiral out from the center of the city (Ile de la Cité) in a clockwise direction. Spread […]Most Beautiful Neighborhoods in …

Clockwise

Why psychology lost its soul: Everything comes from the brain

What happens to your soul after you die? Nothing, as it does not exist.<p>George Paxinos, <i>Neuroscience Research Australia</i><p>Many people today believe they …

Consciousness

These are the worst inflight meals we've ever seen

The news that British Airways is to cut the free food from its short-haul routes has been met with anger by some and relief by others. Is it a real …

A new book will show you the beauty and hopes of everyday Africa

An eight-year-old boy in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, takes a leap into the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean. A law student in Nigeria is sitting in a car, heading to graduation, her eyes focused and fixated, looking away from the camera. A man in Mauritania, wearing an indigo-dyed traditional …

Africa

'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Enhance Feelings Of Spirituality

“Oxytocin appears to be part of the way our bodies support spiritual beliefs."<p>The same hormone that helps mothers bond with their newborns may also enhance feelings of spirituality, a new study suggests.<p>It’s been called the “love hormone” and the “cuddle chemical,” but doctors and scientists know …

Best New Books for Fall 2016

1 of 16<p>The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 16<p>The Trespasser by Tana French<p>3 of 16<p>The Chemist by Stephanie …

Books

The Nigerian Trying to Abolish 'African Time'

The self-appointed timekeeper of Nigeria is half an hour late. “Sorry, I was with President Obama,” says Afolabi Abiodun when he finally arrives. …

Africa

It took a satellite five months to make this remarkable view of Africa

A patient satellite collected thousands of images of Africa from space, and researchers pulled them together into an arresting cloud-free mosaic of the continent.<p>Whenever you see an image taken from space looking back down on our Blue Marble, you see a swirl of blue, green and clouds. Those pesky …

Space

Google may be building an awesome travel app called Trips

From Maps to Flight Search, Google is pretty much an essential part of modern travel. Now it seems the company may be working on an app that pull its various travel tools together.<p>Dutch publication Android World reports that users in Google’s Local Guides program are testing a new app simply called …

Apps

This incredible map shows the movement of every ship on the planet

If shipping stops, so does the world economy.<p>The industry has been in the doldrums of late, however, with the global slowdown and the crash in the price of commodities hitting shipping firms hard. Things were so bad early in 2016 that the Baltic Dry Index, which tracks the cost of shipping goods …

Baltic Exchange

The Psychology Behind Why People Support Certain Presidential Candidates

A political analyst and psychoanalyst explain why Trump’s, Sanders’s, Clinton’s, and Cruz’s leadership styles appeal to their supporters.<p>Why does a Trump supporter support Trump and a Sanders supporter support Sanders? At first that question might seem a bit nonsensical. Or it’s easy to jump to the …

This Tool Will Calculate the Exact Cost of All Different Flight Options

Different airlines, airports, and days. Not to mention the baggage. <b></b>That's a whole lot of variables to track.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>This small, nifty tool should calculate all of those stupid things. And determine the most important thing: the total cost of all available options. …

Why the wealth of Africa does not make Africans wealthy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo is blessed with enormous natural wealth, including vast deposits of precious minerals such as diamonds, gold, and tantalum.<p>Katanga saw a spectacular mining boom around the turn of the century, when President Laurent-Desire Kabila and then …

Africa

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Want to Hack Into Someone's Email? It'll Cost You $129

Dell's new report reveals how easy--and cheap--it is to sneak into Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail accounts.<p>If you've ever wanted to spy on your boyfriend or girlfriend's email and social media accounts--or those of your boss--Dell has some tempting news for you. Not only is there a whole underground …

'For Allah' Inscription Found on Viking Era Ring

Ancient tales about Viking expeditions to Islamic countries had some elements of truth, according to recent analysis of a ring recovered from a 9th …

Leaked documents show the dark corners where the mega-rich hide their billions

It’s an open secret that the mega-rich and powerful people in the world go to great lengths to keep their financial situations hidden from world governments (and tax collectors), but a collection of 11.5 million documents called “The Panama Papers” shows just how tangled the web gets.<p>Organized into …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

How does your brain pick one word from 50,000 in 0.6 seconds?

<b>The average English-speaker has about 50,000 words in their mind. But how do they find the right one in 600 milliseconds?</b><p>A Bangor University expert believes the constant battle for prominence between words like "cat" and "dog" could help to explain.<p>Dr Gary Oppenheim, of the university's Language …

Neurophilosophy

A man who spent 5 years studying self-made millionaires found they share 6 personality traits

Each person's path to wealth may be unique, but there are certain commonalities among the world's richest people.<p>After studying the lives of 177 self-made millionaires over the course of five years, author Thomas C. Corley found that they all shared six traits, which he reveals in his upcoming …

Self-improvement

The largest leak of secret documents in history was just released — here are its key findings

The leaks — a collaborative effort by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists — were obtained by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and contain over 11 million records dating back 40 years.<p>They amount to about 3 terabytes of data, including corporate records, financial …

Corruption

6 of Thailand's most beautiful beaches

There are certain things that characterize a Thai beach experience — clear waters, white sand, and the iconic longtail boats that dot the shore. No matter where you go, you'll find vendor peddling food, drink, souvenirs, or massages. There will be plenty of ice-cold beverages (frozen mixed …

Asia Travel

Think you’s good at grammar? Try my seven golden rules

Pedants, rejoice – National Grammar Day is here! But let’s think carefully about what exactly it is we’re celebrating<p>Yippee (or groan)! It’s National Grammar Day again.<p>You didn’t know? Me neither, until recently. It’s more American than British, and was started in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough of …

Homeless Man Passes out Resumes Instead of Asking for Money, Gets Job

(Photo: Michael Marteen)<p>Frederick Callison of Sacramento, California had hit rock bottom, but he wasn't going to stay there.<p>He sat outside a grocery …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.<p>Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel …

Happiness

Watch a Typical Day in the Life of a 1990 High School Student

While many filmmakers have attempted to capture what it was like to be a high school student in the '80s and '90s, few have managed to do so as …

TV

Woman Who Predicted The Fall Of The Twin Towers Has Bad News For 2016!

<b>Baba Vanga (Vangelia) Pandeva was born on January 31, 1911. She died on August 11, 1996 . She lived in the city of Petrich, Bulgaria .</b><p>Vanga lost her …

Adolf Hitler

Hitler was a drug addict, and other unexpected tales from history

British historian Giles Milton has an eye for the absurd. He finds true stories that have changed the world, including his book <i>Nathaniel’s Nutmeg</i>, a …