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25 of the highest-rated novels you can read in 5 hours or less

Books have been proven to make us more empathetic, equip us to deal with uncertainty and anxiety, and help to prevent cognitive decline through middle age into our advanced years.<p>With so many advantages — not to mention the fact that they give our eyes a much-needed rest from back-lit, digital …

Books

Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete

The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.<p>What have the Romans ever done for us? Yeah, yeah, they gave us sanitation, roads, aqueducts, public order, wine, and education. But then they couldn’t be bothered to write down the recipe for their <i>insanely</i> durable concrete.<p>So here we …

Engineering

Zelda Wii U Game Release Date: New 'Breath of the Wild' screenshot shows Link in action

<i>Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> trailer and gameplay footage first came to us during E3 2016, when Nintendo finally gave us a glimpse of what to …

Virtual holographic roommates will soon be available in Japan

Gatebox is a virtual home robot that will allow you to live with your favorite character. “It’s every otaku’s dream come true,” says the company, who …

Anime

Sexing fiction: If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women

Meg Elison turns the tables with a McSweeney’s short story that exposes the male gaze in fiction. But does the mind’s eye really work like that?<p>“I read a piece of writing and within a paragraph or two I know whether it is by a woman or not.” So said the great VS Naipaul five years ago, on the same …

12 Million-Year-Old Vehicle Tracks Found in Stone, Claims Geologist

Petrified wheel tracks found in various locations, including parts of Turkey and Spain, were left by heavy all-terrain vehicles some 12 million to 14 …

Geology

Horror Meets Narnia in Ursula Vernon's New Novel -- and She's Serializing it Online

When Baba Yaga offers to give you your heart’s desire, you should really think twice about accepting. Summer, the absurdly sheltered protagonist of …

The long, steady decline of literary reading

The percentage of American adults who read literature — any novels, short stories, poetry or plays — fell to at least a three-decade low last year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>In 2015, 43 percent of adults read at least one work of literature in the previous …

High School

This Metroid 2 remake is hot hot hot and you can play the whole thing now

I'm as sad as CJ is that Nintendo doesn't seem to be celebrating <i>Metroid</i>'s 30th anniversary. But the indie-developed <i>AM2R</i> (<i>Another Metroid 2 Remake</i>) is …

Metroid

Couples Who Drink Together Stay Together, Says Science

Couples who have the same drinking habits reported happier marriages<p>According to a study published this month in the <i>The Journals of Gerontology</i> …

January 2016

This World Champion Ice Skater May or May Not Be Sailor Moon

Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva is a world champion. She’s also an anime fan. She’s basically me, except she can actually land a triple …

Take the Most Hazardous Science Quiz Ever

Earthquakes are notorious perils in California, but do you know how much damage they can do in the eastern U.S.? Our country turns out to vulnerable …

Geology

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Here's The Secret To The Perfect First Date, According To Science

Considering the amount of people using dating apps, it would appear as though first dates aren’t going too well for a lot of folks. Some of us (me) …

The 1 science-based technique that will improve every email you write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us to …

AOL

Three Scientifically Proven Steps For Talking With Strangers

Behavioral scientists have found that strangers are more open to small talk than you might think.<p>Want to be better at small talk? Of course you do–or you will the next time you find yourself at a dinner party, business meeting, or networking event. You can practice the “art” of small talk, or you …

1 Science-Based Technique That Will Improve Every Email You Write

A book author and highly respected consultant offers a way to make your emails more appealing.<p>I've been making a mistake in how I've composed emails, and the solution to the problem is ground-breaking to say the least.<p>Brain science has started intersecting with our everyday lives, helping us …

35 Cool Photos of Cat Ladies We Want To Be Friends With

A long time ago, the phrase “cat lady” was used to poke fun at women who chose to be single, growing old and devoting all their care and attention on …

Pets

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FBI quietly changes its privacy rules for accessing NSA data on Americans

<b>Exclusive</b>: Classified revisions accepted by secret Fisa court affect NSA data involving Americans’ international emails, texts and phone calls<p>The FBI has quietly revised its privacy rules for searching data involving Americans’ international communications that was collected by the National …

The government just admitted it will use smart home devices for spying | Trevor Timm

Many consumers are wholly unaware that the smart devices making their home more custom and responsive are making data that can be hacked or collected<p>If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, …

Surveillance

by Frédéric Georges interview[[MORE]]A short talk with Frédéric Georges, an inspiring photographer based in New York and a selection of his fantastic pictures! Enjoy! Know more about his work at...

A short talk with Frédéric Georges, an inspiring photographer based in New York and a selection of his fantastic pictures! Enjoy!<br>Know more about his …

Photography

A Massive Amount of Death Is Plaguing the World's Oceans | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely tracking global environmental change. Check out the Tipping Point blog here.</b><p>Marine species have declined by almost half over the last forty-five years, according to the World Wildlife Fund's Living Planet Index, and leading marine scientists tell VICE News that the only hope of …

Japan’s Newest Adults Pessimistic About Nation’s Future

By<p>Jun Hongo<p>Jun Hongo<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@junhongowsj<p>jun.hongo@wsj.com<p>Monday was Coming of Age Day in Japan, a national holiday that celebrates those who reached or will reach 20 years of age roughly between April 2015 and March 2016. Here are some facts and figures about those who hit …

What is the best music to listen to while reading?

And what are the best specific music-book pairings? Share your favourites below to contribute to our crowdsourced playlist<p>The pairing of music and literature offers a universe of possibilities. From the best songs to listen to while reading certain books, to authors’ choices as soundtracks for …

Soundtracks

Anonymous announced Cyberwar on Facebook | #opfacebook | Facebook | Anonymous

Anonymous the well known hacktivist in the world,always ranked first in the world.Anonymous is present everywhere in other words we cant imagine how …

A Pair of Tremors Highlight the Different Types of West Coast Earthquakes

It was a day for quake, rattle, and roll on the west coast when small earthquakes hit both Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday. While …

Mystery of Death Valley's 'Sailing Stones' Solved

For years, scientists have been puzzled by the mysterious "sailing stones" of Death Valley.<p>Located in a remote area of California's Death Valley …