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World set to use more energy for cooling than heating

The world faces a looming and potentially calamitous “cold crunch”, with demand for air conditioning and refrigeration growing so fast that it threatens to smash pledges and targets for global warming.<p>Worldwide power consumption for air conditioning alone is forecast to surge 33-fold by 2100 as …

Natural Gas

Russia braced for a long night-time of the mind and soul

Foreign correspondent's notebook: Roland Oliphant reports from Moscow, which has already seen the first snowfall of winter<p>The first snow came a couple of weeks ago, in the form of sugar-like specks borne on the anti-cyclones inside city courtyards and alleyways. It was far too early, and it didn’t …

Emily Dickinson's Words, Visualized

How do we perceive the world? It's a question that neuroscience has sought to tackle, but which poets and artists have pursued for even longer. The Fundamentals of Neuroscience, a MOOC from Harvard University, is presenting a series of artistic ruminations on the nature of sensation called <i>Poetry of</i> …

8 Books To Read Before You See The Movies This Fall

The newest crop of blockbusters is headed our way -- and there's just enough time left to catch up on the literary originals.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40

Books

10 Great Platforms To Learn Languages For Free

I honestly feel quite insecure every time someone tells me that they can speak more than one language. One of the disadvantages of English being your …

Language Learning

The Fairytale Story Of Ulisse Bezzi, A 90-Year-Old Italian Farmer From Ravenna With A Passion For Photography

Looking back at his life, Ulisse Bezzi can remember two constants: land and photography. The first had always been a harsh necessity, the second an unconditional passion that now, at 90, has attracted the attention of U.S.-based gallery owner Keith De Lellis. The tale of how one of the most famous …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

Here's the Extra Gum Commercial That's Making Grown Men Cry

How to Teach in an Age of Distraction

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Education

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

<i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p><i>Credit: Courtesy of Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called <i>198: How I Ran Out of Countries</i>. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, …

European Travel

30 Of The Smartest Quotes About Human Sexuality That You’ll Ever Read

1.<p>“NO. No no no. I don’t want to screw you. I just love you. When did who you want to screw become the whole game? Since when is the person you want …

7 Books That Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Fall

Shake the sand out of your summer books and get started on these now.<p>While we still have beach sand in the pages of our summer reading books, we wanted to get a jump on our fall must-read list. Here's what our Facebook followers suggested, including a few oldies-but-goodies we might have missed on …

Why The Black Hole Information Paradox Is Such A Problem

You might think it takes a lot of energy to escape Earth’s gravity, but our planet’s pull is tiny compared to many other things in the Universe. Same for our Sun, the galaxy, or even an extreme object like a neutron star. Instead, imagine a small, compact region of space that’s filled with so much …

Physics

This Stunning Photo Series Nails What It Feels Like To Have An Anxiety Disorder

It can be difficult to verbalize what it's like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them.<p>In a stunning self-portrait series titled "My Anxious Heart," Crawford captures how it feels to suffer from generalized anxiety disorder and …

Anxiety

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>The 100 best novels written in English: the full list Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t …

Books

The disturbing consequences of seeing your doppelganger

One morning, a man discovered his double staring him in the eyes. Anil Ananthaswamy explores a dangerous hallucination that reveals how the brain constructs our sense of self.<p>More than two decades ago, Peter Brugger, as a PhD student in neuropsychology at the University Hospital Zurich in …

Consciousness

What Oliver Sacks taught us about leading a rich, deep, and productive life

But to many he was much more: an inspiration and a humanist who faced the world with courage — someone who followed his curiosity about the brain and mortality, finding mysteries and beauty that he then shared with the rest of us.<p>There's so much to read and learn from everything Sacks wrote (here …

This Is How Your Brain Judges Others’ Personalities

In the realm of human interaction, there’s no second chance for a good first impression.<p>Our personalities define us. They’re the sum of what we think, feel, and do in different situations. They’re what make us unique. After about a century of research, personality psychologists now have a good …

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more on our own than ever: More than 50 percent of American adults are single, and some 27 million people live alone. In 1950, just 22 percent of …

What the Hell Has Been Going On Between North and South Korea?

A lot has happened in the past seven days across the Korean peninsula.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>A lot has happened in the past seven days across the Korean peninsula. First, North and South Korea started shooting each other after the NPRK told the South to stop broadcasting …

How To Use Psychology To Make Someone Fall (And Stay) In Love With You

Do you believe that love can’t be controlled?<p>Do you believe that if a person doesn’t love you from the outset, there’s no chance?<p>Do you believe that …

The best jobs for every personality type

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality test, which measures preferences like introversion and extroversion, has been part of business culture for decades.<p>Today about 80% of the Fortune 500 and 89 of Fortune 100 companies use it in an attempt to get employees into the right roles and help teams …

North Korea's shiny new airport falls short of expectations

After Air Koyro is declared the world’s worst airline, a visit to Pyongyang International suggests tourist facilities offer little improvement<p>Pyongyang’s shiny new airport building has all the features international travellers have come to expect.<p>On arrival passengers see coffee and well-stocked …

North Korea

Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

Why Introverts Make Great Entrepreneurs

Conventional wisdom says you need to be an extrovert to start a successful business. That’s wrong for all sorts of reasons.<p>Imagine a typical entrepreneur.<p>A quiet, reserved introvert is probably not what first came to mind. Aren’t entrepreneurs supposed to be gregarious and commanding—verbally adept …

Entrepreneurship

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Introverts And Extroverts

Despite how easy it is to share our thoughts on social media, nothing will ever beat face-to-face conversation. And when we have the opportunity to directly engage with friends, family, colleagues or neighbors -- whether it’s over a cup of coffee or at the dinner table -- we could all use a little …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Ukraine's president made one of the gloomiest predictions for the country's conflict with Russia

Poroshenko made one of his gloomiest predictions on prospects for peace in his country days before he meets German and French leaders in Berlin for a summit he called to urge them to put pressure on Russia to comply with a 6-month-old peace plan strained by ceasefire violations and …

First Look Inside Banksy's 'Dismaland'

This is the artist's biggest exhibition to date.<p>It’s Disneyland, wrapped in a nightmare.<p>On Thursday, images and video captured inside “Dismaland,” Banksy’s new art exhibition/dystopian amusement park, began making the rounds on social media. They offer a glimpse into a world that’s predictably …

Streetwear