Gretchen Marlowe

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The Incredible Story of Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday, Carl Offterdinger (1829-89)<p>On May, 6, 1719 (julian calendar, April 25), Daniel Defoe‘s famous novel ‘<b>Robinson Crusoe</b>‘ …

A High Schooler Has Upended a Fundamental Chemistry Theory

Time to rethink everything you learned about carbon.<p>You may not remember much from high school chemistry, but you probably recall learning the …

Half a million bees die in Iowa vandalism, two boys charged

U.S. news<p>Justin and Tori Engelhardt, husband and wife beekeepers in Sioux City, Iowa, discovered a tragic surprise late last month when they went to check on their 50 beehives.<p>The hives — home to half a million bees — had been overturned and hacked apart. The couple’s supply shed had been ransacked.<p>…

Weird

Evidence grows that normal childbirth takes longer than we thought

Another study finds that labor lasts longer than is traditionally taught — an insight that could mean fewer unnecessary cesarean deliveries.

The best mobile photo-editing apps

You can do better than your phone's built-in image editor.<p>There's no shortage of photo-editing apps for mobile devices. But if you want to graduate beyond Instagram filters, the sheer number of listings on the App Store or Google Play can be overwhelming. We've sifted through dozens to find the …

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

What Is Time? A Simple Explanation

Time is familiar to everyone, yet hard to define and understand. Science, philosophy, religion, and the arts have different definitions of time, but …

Time Travel

5 Chrome extensions for improving your focus at work

The internet is a rich, diverse and utterly distracting experience. If you work on a computer, which an increasing number of people do, you know it’s not hard for some shiny digital object to catch your attention and draw you away from what you’re doing.<p>We’ve shown you extensions that can help …

Apps

‘Somebody had to tell these stories’: An Iraqi woman’s ordeal as an ISIS sex slave

By Anne-Marie O'Connor<p>LONDON — Islamic State militants have lost the last of their strongholds, but for Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, a new battle is just beginning.<p>Three years after escaping militants in northern Iraq, Murad is unveiling a harrowing memoir, "The Last Girl," about her ordeal as a …

Yazidis

5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>5 things you're doing that make people dislike you immediately.<p>1. Sharing too many photos on social media.<p>Posting too many photos might alienate people, according to one study that looked at 508 Facebook users. Posting too many family photos may alienate …

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Earth Science

Corker's attacks on Trump highlight broader concerns in GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Corker is hardly the only Republican lawmaker raising dark concerns about harm President Donald Trump might cause the U.S. …

Donald Trump

Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

What are you the best at RIGHT NOW? These are the ages when you peak at everything.<p>From 7 - 8, Learning a new language is easiest. From 9-10, you're least likely to die. At 18, your brain works the fastest.<p>At 22, women are most attractive to men. At 23, People have the highest satisfaction with …

US government demands details on all visitors to anti-Trump protest website

Privacy advocates call warrant for IP addresses of 1.3 million people who visited inauguration protest website an unconstitutional ‘fishing expedition’<p>The US government is seeking to unmask every person who visited an anti-Trump website in what privacy advocates say is an unconstitutional “fishing …

Al Sharpton

Message showing apparent hack appears on Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer

Twitter account linked to the Anonymous network of hackers says apparent hack might be a stunt initiated by neo-Nazi site<p>A message purportedly posted by hackers has appeared on the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, saying the site has been taken over in response to an article criticising a woman …

Daily Stormer

Why Robert Mueller Has Trump SoHo in His Sights

The Russian money trail leads right through the president’s troubled project in downtown Manhattan. A series of e-mails reveals new details.<p>Trump SoHo, the gleaming 46-story condominium and hotel that bears the president’s name in Lower Manhattan, was a troubled project even before it broke ground. …

Mattis warns North Korea: aggression will mean the "end"

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a warning to North Korea against aggressive actions "that would lead to the end of its regime and the …

Watch five years of the Curiosity rover’s travels in a five minute time-lapse

NASA’s Curiosity rover just celebrated its five year anniversary on Mars, which is one mighty impressive milestone for a vehicle whose primary …

Time-lapse Photography

You influence your kids' popularity from the time they're babies — here's how to make that a good thing

<b>• He's found that parents have a direct influence on their child's popularity starting as babies.</b><p><b>• Some of that influence is genetic or mindless, but some can be deliberate and helpful.</b><p>No parents wants to see their child get bullied, or on the opposite end, be the bully. What they may not realize, …

Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

“I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.<p><i>The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing</i> …

Climate Change Could Cut Southern U.S. Incomes by 20%

Without a significant reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions, the southern portion of the United States will likely suffer broad economic …

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use and delivers a ton of content to any TV. That's why it's so popular. But it's also a small …

The 9 Most Anticipated Fantasy Books of 2017

From old favorites like V.E. Schwab to debut authors like Vic James, here's the year in fantasy.<p>As 2017 approaches, the real world has become a …