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Stephen Colbert

First Bulletproof butter-coffee cafe is nothing like 'another Starbucks'

Bulletproof, the brand behind the butter-coffee craze, just launched its first cafe, in Santa Monica, Calif. — but it’s not just “another Starbucks,” says its founder.<p>Take, for example, the little metal platform that you can stand on, which vibrates up and down 30 times per second, the same …

Avocado Common Mistakes to Avoid, so You Can Enjoy the World's Most Perfect Food

Nobody needs to tell you how to eat avocados (as many as possible, as often as possible!). But listen up: We've got a few common mistakes people make when cooking with and eating them.<p>What isn't there to love about avocados? They're creamy, satisfying, packed with good-for-you fat, and conveniently …

Breakfast

Bernie-Mentum? Sanders hosts 'house party' for 100,000

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told supporters they were making history as he live-streamed from a modest, packed, and steamy apartment in Washington, D.C on Wednesday night.<p>Delivering remarks off a yellow legal pad balanced precariously on a wobbly music stand, Sanders said no campaign has ever held …

Middle-class

11 Pixar Short Films That Are Guaranteed To Brighten Up Your Day

All the emotion of Toy Story or Wall-E, but in just a few minutes.

3D-printed clothing collection took student 2,000 hours to produce

Nine months of research and 2,000 hours to print: That's how long it took student Danit Peleg to complete her final design project.<p>Peleg, a …

3D Printing

The Children of Strangers

Sue and Hector Badeau adopted twenty children who needed a home—but there were always more.<p>When Sue Hoag was twelve, she read a book, “The Family Nobody Wanted,” about a couple in the nineteen-forties who adopted a multiracial posse of twelve children, despite having very little room or money. Sue …

Here's What Happens When An Amoeba 'Eats' The Brain

Last week, nine-year-old Hally Yust died after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba infection while swimming near her family’s home in Kansas.<p>The organism responsible, <i>Naegleria fowleri,</i> dwells in warm freshwater lakes and rivers and usually targets children and young adults. Once in the brain it …

Future pacemakers might be completely biological

It's pretty amazing that humanity has invented a small electrical device that can be used to ensure a heart keeps a steady beat, but pacemakers have to be maintained, replaced -- sometimes they can even become infected. Researchers say they're working on a less invasive solution: a "biological …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Former West Coast Editor<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some …

Motivation

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

Guns, Drugs, And Partial Nudity: PopSci Goes To A Techno-Libertarian Bash

At the 11th annual PorcFest, technology and freedom romp hand in hand<p><b>LANCASTER, N.H.—</b>As the sun goes down north of the White Mountains, lasers flare on and Buzz’s Big Gay Dance Party begins. It’s the end-of-week blow-out for the 2,000-odd people who have been at Roger’s Family Camping Resort and …

Assata Shakur: from civil rights activist to FBI's most-wanted

A leading figure in the 70s Black Liberation Army, Shakur was given life for murder in 1977. Two years later, she escaped and has been on the run since. Is she still such a threat to US security that she warrants a $2m reward for her capture?<p>In the early hours of 2 May 1973, Assata Shakur was …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Future New York: The Next Big Attractions Planned For The City

From the world's biggest Ferris wheel to an urban beach, there are many plans to enhance New York.<p>Here are some of the attractions you could be visiting in the near future<p>Read more on www.telegraph.co.uk

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thursday.<p>The League of Women Voters, along with a coalition of voters, challenged the state's Republican-controlled Legislature after it redrew …

Health law covers at least 8 million

President<p>Obama'shealthcare lawhas reduced the number of uninsured adults by 8 million to 11 million in its first year, according to three new studies, and the vast majority report satisfaction with their new health plans.<p>The studies — done separately by the Commonwealth Fund, the Urban Institute …

Health Care

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection

A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.<p>This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising …

Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples

HIV is sexist.<p>A woman is twice as likely to catch the virus from an infected partner in a heterosexual relationship than a man is.<p>And homosexual men are at even greater risk. They're more than 20 times as likely to get infected from an HIV-positive partner than partners in a heterosexual …

Six Flags roller coaster derailment: 'Cracking' noises, then screams

Riders and witnesses of the partial derailment of the Ninja roller coaster at<p>Six FlagsMagic Mountain said they heard loud cracks followed by screams just as the accident occurred Monday evening.<p>Jeremy Ead was on the famous thrill ride about 6 p.m. when a tree branch fell onto the tracks, causing …

Trains

Why We Don’t Immediately Send the Border Kids Back

Rep. Mike Ro­gers had an idea for how to deal with the 90,000 un­ac­com­pan­ied minors ex­pec­ted to cross the U.S. bor­der this year. “Why aren’t we …

J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story: Could it see the big screen?

J.K. Rowling sent shock waves through muggledom and the wizarding world alike Tuesday when she published a new short story catching up with an adult Harry Potter on her Pottermore website.<p>In addition to filling in some details about Potter's life in his 30s — his hair streaked with silver, sporting …

Film Industry

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in FDA storage room

Vials appear to be from the 1950s<p>Federal researchers stumbled upon several forgotten vials of smallpox last week that they believe date back to the 1950s. The vials have been sitting in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory in Maryland, properly labeled but located in an unused storage room …

The Real Problem With That CIA Tupac Tweet

Finding Tupac Shakur is as easy as a Google search. The iconic rapper — considered by some to be the greatest of the art's practitioners — has been dead since 1996. According to findagrave.com, he was cremated, and his ashes were later "buried on his mother's farm in North Carolina."<p>This is obvious …

Tupac Shakur

Millennials: Society Will Be Just Fine Without Marriage

A poll suggests young people aren't convinced that spouse-hunting and baby-making should be a priority for their generation.<p>The future of marriage, the future of Millennials: two topics the Internet loves to freak out about. Thanks to a new report from Pew, here the twain shall meet: Researchers …

NASA's Voyager I hit by third solar 'tsunami'

After traveling for 37 years, Voyager I is recording pulses from the sun that confirm it has entered a different region near the edge of the solar system called interstellar space.<p>NASA's Voyager I spacecraft has been steadily journeying away from the sun to the outer reaches of the solar system …

Do You Use Only 10% of Your Brain?

<i>We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, mentalfloss.com is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of</i> …