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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish …

The Human Toll of Protecting the Internet from the Worst of Humanity

Henry Soto worked for Microsoft’s online-safety team, in Seattle, for eight years. He reviewed objectionable material on Microsoft’s products—Bing, the cloud-storage service OneDrive, and Xbox Live among them—and decided whether to delete it or report it to the police. Each day, Soto looked at …

London's secret green shelters: What's inside? | CNN Travel

CNN

The Accidental Whistle-Blower: How a Retired London Journalist Uncovered Massive Corruption Half a World Away

A week before she was to give a keynote address at an antifraud conference in Singapore, Clare Rewcastle Brown received an anonymous email. “Dear …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

Northern Territory

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

<b>The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.</b><p>More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study.<p>Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in …

Ecology

Welcome to the Dark Net, a Wilderness Where Invisible World Wars Are Fought and Hackers Roam Free

Through the eyes of a master hacker turned security expert, William Langewiesche chronicles the rise of the Dark Net—where weapons, drugs, and information are bought, sold, and hacked—and learns how high the stakes have really become.<p>I. The Back Door<p>His name is not Opsec, but I will call him that …

Security

Scientists see early progress on potential HIV cure

A team of British scientists may be on the brink of developing a cure for HIV.<p>Researchers recently tested their pioneering therapy on the first of 50 …

12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …

13 DIYs to Make Your Car Seem Like New Again

Give your car that new-car smell (and look!) with smart detailing DIYs. These car cleaners and fresheners cost basically nothing to make, and you'll love how easily the 13 crafts ahead come together. No matter the time of year, it's always a good idea to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape so you're …

PopSugar

Only One Person Has Been Cured Of AIDS — Can We Do It Again?

Results announced at the International AIDS Conference this week aim to recreate the success of Timothy Brown, the only man in the world to be cured of AIDS.<p>In 2007, a man with AIDS in Germany began the first of two bone marrow transplants he desperately needed to treat a rare form of blood cancer …

Genetic Engineering

9 true-crime podcasts you should download immediately

When <i>Serial</i> shot to fame, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was the only true-crime podcast worth downloading.<p>The genre, however, is diverse and …

Crime

Apartheid's Urban Legacy, in Striking Aerial Photographs

An American used drones to capture the color lines still stark in South African cities.<p>Johnny Miller was just starting out as a photographer in Seattle in 2011 when he won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship that took him to Cape Town, South Africa—a country that, like his own, has a long history of …

South Africa

‘Ok Google’ has about 150 commands and over a thousand variations, and you can find most of them here

Google Search is, undoubtedly, the single most important thing within Google, be it popularity-wise or financially speaking. And Search got smarter and smarter throughout the years, with the introduction of things like the Knowledge Graph — which, as of this week, incorporates songs’ lyrics, too — …

Android News

Switzerland’s ‘Money for Nothing’ Proposal

Voters rejected Sunday a measure calling for universal basic income for Swiss citizens whether they worked or not.<p>Swiss voters rejected a proposal Sunday that would have guaranteed every adult citizen in the country a minimum monthly income no matter how much or whether they worked, according to …

13 Artists Who Turned Ocean Trash Into Amazing Art

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Where the World’s Slaves Live

A new report estimates nearly 46 million people live in contemporary slavery, more than half of them in five countries.<p>This year, researchers surveyed residents of 15 states in India and asked them what it is like to live in conditions of contemporary slavery—the term used to describe human …

16 hostels that are way nicer than you'd expect a hostel to be

No accommodation has a worse reputation than a hostel. The word alone can conjure images of germ-ridden bunk beds, less-than-savory characters and …

Meet the women trying to rid Pakistan — and the world — of polio

Her slender hand sheathed in a black glove, Saira Nizamuddin gathered the fabric of her full-length abaya as she stepped across an alley strewn with rocks and trash.<p>The 19-year-old health worker walked alone, the mid-morning sun pressing down on the dirt streets and soaking into the black fabric …

How long can you cycle before the harm from pollution exceeds the benefits of exercise?

There is no silver bullet in medicine, but exercise comes close. The benefits of physical activity are so far-reaching that, if you do nothing but get some gym time every day, you will live a healthier and longer life than most people.<p>So when I decided to move closer to my office in London, the …

Pollution

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Bottled air started as a joke. Now China can't get enough.

BEIJING — Moses Lam was an overworked mortgage broker when he started selling bags of air from Canada on eBay as a joke.<p>Now his company, Vitality …

Pollution

Could children one day sue parents for posting baby pics on Facebook?

That photo of your toddler running around in a nappy or having a temper tantrum? Think before you post it on Facebook. That’s the advice from French authorities, which have warned parents in France they could face fines of up to €45,000 (£35,000) and a year in prison for publishing intimate photos …

Social Media

Cycling In London Is Always Good For You, Despite The Pollution, Research Claims

The benefits of physical activity from walking or cycling in British cities will always outweigh the risks of air pollution and injuries, scientists say.<p>According to one study, it causes 9,500 premature deaths a year in the capital. Another report said it kills 40,000 a year nationwide.<p>The study …

Pollution

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Relationships

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

Climate Change

The Science of Crying

Michael Trimble, a behavioral neurologist with the unusual distinction of being one of the world’s leading experts on crying, was about to be …

Psychology

Why Six Hours Of Sleep Is As Bad As None At All

Getting six hours of sleep a night simply isn’t enough for you to be your most productive. In fact, it’s just as bad as not sleeping at all.<p>Not getting enough sleep is detrimental to both your health and productivity. Yawn. We’ve heard it all before. But results from one study impress just how bad …

Goodbye to curtains and clutter: how we learned to​ ​buy​​ less stuff

Five years ago, Kelly Sutton, a 22-year-old software engineer from Brooklyn, got rid of all of his possessions except for his laptop, iPad, Amazon Kindle, two external hard drives, “a few” clothes and sheets for a mattress that was left in his newly rented apartment. “I think cutting down on …

Sustainability