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A North Korean Refugee on His Escape from the 'Best Country in the World'

Escaping North Korea cost him five years of his life. Now, Jun Heo wants to tell the whole world his story.<p><i>This story first appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>He remembers the cars. The shock he felt seeing a lot of cars rolling down streets surrounded by huge buildings.<p>“I was seeing that for the first time …

The startup behind chewable coffee is launching a performance-enhancing 'superhuman fuel' — we gave it a try

About 13 years ago, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) asked the scientific community to create a food that soldiers could take onto the battlefield. The agency, which has been tasked with building breakthrough technologies for the US military, wanted to improve troops' physical …

University of Oxford

The Oscar-nominated Land Of Mine uncovers another World War II horror story

They’re boys, all of them: scrawny, scared, old enough to die for their country, too young to even grow beards. They crossed Europe as invaders, the …

Pollution-fighting Vertical Forest buildings coming to China

Two living, breathing buildings will be able to produce around 130 pounds of clean oxygen a day.<p>China has pollution problems, and one Italian architect could have some answers.<p>The Chinese city of Nanjing is getting a Vertical Forest, a set of two buildings stylised with around 1,100 trees and a …

China

3 Ways to Build A Mobile App With No Tech Skills

The challenge may sound insurmountable, but here are paths forward for even the least tech savvy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With mobile being one of the most lucrative industries today, many startups are launching their own applications despite having no background …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Physics

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Architecture

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

33 science fiction and fantasy books that everyone will be talking about in 2017

Better make some space on your shelves<p>We’ve already taken a look at what novels are hitting bookshelves this month, but 2017 promises to be a huge year for science fiction and fantasy literature as a whole. There’s going to be some great reads from debut authors, while some of the best names in the …

This Korean man's instructional video on U.S. v UK accents is glorious

American English and British English may be similar in many ways, but when it comes to pronunciation there are a whole bunch of subtle …

‘Arrival’: 5 Reasons the Brainy Sci-Fi Thriller Scored

“Arrival,” a brainy sci-fi thriller, scored at the weekend box office, debuting to an impressive $24 million and muscling its way into the awards …

Kate McKinnon Opens “SNL” as Hillary Clinton, Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”: Watch

Kate McKinnon portrayed Hillary Clinton once again for “Saturday Night Live,” opening tonight’s episode (which features host Dave Chappelle and musical guests A Tribe Called Quest). McKinnon, sitting before a grand piano, covered Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Watch it go down below. At the end of …