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The Longform Guide to Snow by Selena Ross, Peter Stark, Paul Berczeller, David Roberts, Jeffrey Tayler, Nathaniel Rich, John Branch, Brian Phillips · Longform

Collusion, sabotage, violence—inside Montreal’s no-holds-barred snow removal racket.<p>First chill, then stupor, then letting go.<p>In 1912, 300 miles deep …

Living Off Hackathons: The Possible Rise Of The Pro-Hacker

Simon Lightstone Contributor<p>Simon Lightstone is on IBM's DB2 team, LifeHack author, programmer and former startup guy.<p>Hackathon prize money keeps rising each year as organizations learn to take advantage of their value. Runner-up cash prizes are now in the thousands, and grand-prize payouts are as …

How Math, And Not A Telescope, May Have Found A New Planet

The scientists who made headlines this week by announcing evidence for a new planet in our solar system are basing the claim entirely on a …

The Snowiest Celeb Instagrams from #Blizzard2016

See how stars bundled up through Winter Storm Jonas.<p>The entire East Coast is enduring #WinterStormJonas as the big chill blows through—and celebs are bundling up and getting snowed in just like all of us. See who whipped out the shearling boots to romp around the frost-covered city streets and who …

Magic Carpet Chair Floats in Your Living Room

The world has seen other so-called flying carpet chairs before. But the <b>Carpet Chair</b>, released in 2016 by breakout Cyprus design brand <b>Mousarris</b> in …

The Lost Fox – Limited Edition Screen Prints

A selection of limited edition screen prints from The Lost Fox.<p>The Lost Fox is a collaboration between illustrator Dan Forster and printmaker Jan …

German Cartoon Guide Teaching Migrants to Keep Hands Off Women, Not Beat Kids and Accept Gays Gets New Attention Following Group Rape Allegations

A cartoon guide produced several months ago by a German public broadcaster aiming to teach migrants about basic Western etiquette has won new attention – and derision — following reports of group sexual assaults of German women by migrant men on New Year’s Eve in Germany.<p>The comic-strip like guide …

More "Megatall" Skyscrapers Coming Soon

Hope you're not afraid of heights. Experts say the number of "megatalls"—skyscrapers over 600 meters—is going to more than double in the next five …

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Japanese government to crack down on 'soggy, flavourless' sushi in UK restaurants

Japan hopes to protect its reputation by setting up a tough new certification system for overseas chefs.<p>When Yuki Gomi was offered sushi from a supermarket-bought platter at a friend’s home party in London, the acclaimed Japanese chef was too polite to refuse.<p>The experience, however, clearly left …

So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

<i>Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2015.</i><p>Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the day swooshing down a hill.<p>As for me, I like to …

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You Might Not Be Getting the Girl Scout Cookies You Think You're Getting

Thin Mints can be smooth or crunchy, depending on where they're made.<p>The flavor profile of your favorite Girl Scout cookies, and even what the names you know them by, vary by location.<p>That's because the organization uses two different sources, ABC Bakers and Little Brown Bakers, for its iconic …

BP to axe 1 in 5 North Sea jobs as oil giant cuts 4,000 staff worldwide

Energy giant blames persistently low Brent crude price for major reduction in exploration and production jobs but has no plans to close any UK oil rigs<p>BP is cutting one in five jobs at its North Sea operations as the oil price threatens to fall below $30 a barrel.<p>The British oil and gas group is …

Alton Towers launches world's first virtual reality rollercoaster

The Galactica ride will combine a terrifying rollercoaster ride with virtual space travel<p>Alton Towers has announced the world's first virtual reality rollercoaster.<p>Known as Galactica, the ride will launch in April and will use virtual reality headsets to make riders feel they are plunging them into …

Suicide bomber kills 10, wounds 15 in Istanbul tourist area

ISTANBUL (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the heart of Istanbul's historic district on Tuesday, killing 10 foreigners — most of them German tourists — and wounding 15 other people in the latest in a string of attacks by the Islamic extremists targeting Westerners.<p>The blast, just steps …

Girl Scouts sold 2.5 million boxes of cookies online

It's Year 2 of online Girl Scouts cookie sales.<p>The Girl Scouts organization launched Digital Cookie in 2014 -- the first official e-commerce site for youngsters selling cookies.<p>Nearly 160,000 Girl Scouts used the platform last year.<p>On Tuesday, Girl Scouts of the USA said it will update to its …

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14 Hilarious Cartoons That Sum Up Parenting During The Holidays

Funny Yuletide observations from creative parents.<p>The holidays are a hectic time for parents. Between the decorating, caroling, shopping, cookie-baking, Elf on the Shelf-moving and Santa secret-keeping, there's a lot to keep up with.<p>But moms and dads can take comfort in knowing they're not alone. …

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

Ready, Set, Eat: 2016 Food Trends

Trends are intriguing and I'm fascinated to learn that the two top dining trends for 2016 have nothing to do with food. <i>How</i> we get our meals is being disrupted by a revolution in high-speed delivery of dinner to homes and offices. <i>Who</i> cooks and serves our food is now part of a national conversation …

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