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The Man Who Brought Down Lance Armstrong

Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the cyclist’s, just won more than $1 million in a legal case against Armstrong. Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival.<p>Updated: April 19, 2018<p>At 5:19 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, Floyd Landis hit send on what would prove the most …

Need to Make a Hard Decision? Ask These 4 Questions First

Forget making a list. Ask these questions to force yourself into the right frame of mind.<p>A big decision is looming on the horizon, You feel the tremor, you hear the footsteps off in the distance. Many of us don't like pulling a lever and opening a door to a new endeavor, mostly because we can't …

Trails

The Five Star Movement has earned the right to govern Italy

If Italy is to end corruption and rebuild the economy, it is this young party that can do it, not Berlusconi’s shaky coalition<p>• Federico Manfredi Firmian was a Five Star Movement candidate in the general election<p>The Five Star Movement (M5S) secured a clearcut victory in Italy’s parliamentary …

Europe
Italy

Why Silicon Valley billionaires are prepping for the apocalypse in New Zealand

How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies – written by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s father – inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific<p>If you’re interested in the end of the world, you’re interested in New Zealand. If you’re interested in how …

New Zealand

Machine learning won’t kill lawyers, but blockchain will

I fear for the professions.<p>Those which have enjoyed a monopoly for so long due to their protection by Royal Societies and Official registries. Those which require accreditation and continued professional development.<p>I’m not saying they never provided a quality professional service, I’m saying they …

Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won... and cost it £2.1 billion

Google was guilty. The European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, made that brutally clear. “Google abused its market dominance,” …

9 Most Beautiful Hilltop Towns in Italy

There’s no need to book a week in these gloriously photogenic yet soporific spots, but if you sleep over, you’ll have enough time to stroll around, look at old churches, and have a perfect meal before bed.<p>Roccascalegna<p>Three hours from Rome.<p>Urbino<p>Two hours from Bologna.<p>Civita di Bagnoregio<p>Two hours …

Italy

Yes, the Humanity: Writing Tragedy in Historical Fiction - Signature Reads

When the Hindenburg burst into flames moments before it was to land, radio journalist Herb Morrison, who was covering the airship’s arrival live, spoke three words into his microphone that still echo all these many years since. “Oh, the humanity!” Morrison said, his voice breaking as passengers …

In security push, Chrome will soon mark every HTTP page as "non-secure"

Starting in Chrome 68 -- scheduled for July -- all sites and pages without encryption will be flagged by Chrome.<p>Google has said starting later this …

Caravaggio killed a man. Should we therefore censor his art?

To remove art because it is tainted by the sins of its maker sets an impossible standard for art institutions. Yet that is what is happening<p>After the turmoil in the film industry, the art world, with its roster of questionable characters, was sure to follow.<p>Following accusations of sexual …

Bill Cosby

Cycling To San Marino From the Lungomare Bike Hotel

<b>TOP RIDE:</b> The riding on Italy's Adriatic Coast has long been a favorite of Europeans, and is now being "discovered" by North American's too. Rolling …

A body double, CGI skull, and secret filming sessions all helped 'Blade Runner 2049' earn a VFX Oscar nomination

With a total of 1,200 visual effects shots in "Blade Runner 2049" — that comes out to 1:45 of the movie's total running time of 2:43 — Oscar-winning VFX supervisor John Nelson and his team logged in major hours to go a step beyond the 1982 original movie's legendary sci-fi look.<p>But there was a …

Construction

Oprah for President? Why Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globes Stump Speech Just Changed Everything

More than an acceptance speech, Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech played like a sermon or, optimistically, a presidential campaign speech. One …

Golden Globes

Will Netflix’s English-Language ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’ Rescue Italy’s TV Biz?

During the early 15th century the Medici family helped foster a cultural revolution that took Italy out of the dark ages. Cut to the present. The …

Italy

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you may have been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%, or overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? These common practices can shorten the usable life of your …

Electric Vehicles

Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK Re-Edited Into a Black and White Silent Film

A village in Kenya is quietly disproving the biggest myth about basic income

KENYA — Maurice Owiti is 47 years old and works as a caregiver in a rural Kenyan village. In a poor community such as his, Owiti is lucky to have a job. But until late 2016, spending even $20 a month on school fees for his son was a struggle.<p>Then a charity called GiveDirectly showed up in October …

Basic Income

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Peter Capaldi writes to reassure young fan about Doctor Who regeneration

Departing Doctor tells nine-year-old: ‘The new Doctor always becomes your favourite, and the one that goes ... well, he never really goes’<p>One young Doctor Who fan worried about the impending change of lead actor in the BBC One show got an unexpected Christmas surprise from the Doctor …

TV Series

Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? We find out once and for all

What makes Christmas? People usually say things like ‘getting way too pissed’, ‘crippling yourself with debt from buying useless shit’, ‘arguing with your family’ and ‘eating so much you want to die’, which really, when you think about it, are things that could apply to any time of year. Really, …

'Coffee is the new racket': Sicilian mafia brews up trouble

Espresso range launched by daughter of mob boss blamed for 150 murders, as other gangs use coffee to extort cash from cafes<p>Less than a month after the death of Sicily’s most notorious mafia boss, his daughter is attempting to trade on his infamy with a range of espresso products bearing his …

Crime

Grand Procession of ‘Catrinas’ in Mexico City: Pictures

Aesthetics

Forget the iPhone X, Apple's Best Product Is Something You Can't Buy

There’s this photo of my kids in the bath that, well, I’d rather not tell you about. I mean, it’s incredibly cute and I’d love to show it to you, but …

U.S. Department of Justice

The Unglamorous Realities of Road Life

It’s easy to idealize life in a van as all open roads, empty schedules, and fiery sunsets. But living in a trailer doesn’t eliminate the day-to-day demands of work deadlines, bills to pay, and health and wellness to manage. If anything, it makes these existential issues more challenging. Before you …

RVs

This ghost tree has been floating vertically in Crater Lake for more than 100 years

On its most active day, the Old Man of the Lake traveled four miles<p>About 7,700 years ago, Mount Mazama in southern Oregon erupted, expelling over 11 …

Crater Lake

The good news and bad news about today’s massive Wi-Fi bug

It’s hard to exploit, and hard to patch<p>Today, researchers published details of a new attack against Wi-Fi encryption, which they dubbed “Krack.” Manufacturers have known about the issue for more than a month, but it still caught much of the industry off guard; major companies are still scrambling …

Information Security

Blade Runner 2049 screenwriter Michael Green answers our burning questions

<i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic, finally arrived in theaters this weekend and critics and audiences …

Can blockchain decentralize the internet?

An increasing number of people want to fix the flaws of the internet by decentralizing it, including Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the world wide web, Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports the Firefox browser and other open-source tools, and Richard Hendricks, the …

Blockchain

From Brunelleschi to Today, This Documentary Tracks the Evolution of Architecture in Tuscany

Each year, thousands of tourists flock to the Italian region of Tuscany to view works of architectural mastery. Renowned architectural figures such …