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The Rise of Work-Doping

The drug modafinil was recently found to enhance cognition in healthy people. Should you take it to get a raise?<p>If you could take a pill that will make you better at your job, with few or no negative consequences, would you do it?<p>In a meta-analysis recently published in <i>European</i> …

The Brain

How Zombie Spiders Are Enslaved As Wasp Nursery Builders

Parasitic wasps are horrible things. They inject their quarry with chemicals that turn them into zombies, forcing the host animal to do their bidding. A new study has some insight into how a species of spider is forced to build a nursery for tiny wasp babies, ensuring their survival after the …

‘There’s an Awakening in Our Country’: A Q&A With Jimmy Carter

The former president speaks out on the Confederate flag, religion, Bob Dylan, and Iran.<p>“I’m a Southerner,” Jimmy Carter announced on one of his TV ads during his 1976 campaign for president, introducing himself to the nation. He was filmed walking through his peanut farm in Plains, Georgia. Today, …

Political Science

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

Meet Laurel Kaye, the 21-Year-Old Finalist for the One-Way Mission to Mars

Talk about having guts.<p>Once upon a time, women weren't allowed to even think of becoming an astronaut, but now one New York-area woman could be headed to <i>live</i> on Mars.<p>Laurel Kaye, 21, took countless childhood trips to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, hoping one day …

Space Exploration

'Parks and Recreation': Inside the futuristic farewell season -- and final days on set

So this is what the end of Pawnee looks like. Hugs upon hugs, each longer than the last. Announcement after announcement that another actor—Henry …

TV

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The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Mornings: Breakfast Nachos

Just let this happen.<p>Put an egg on absolutely anything and call it breakfast. That means putting an egg on top of this melty mixture of warm corn …

Impressive 3D Street Art Created with Recycled Materials

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, uses mixed media to create his own interpretations of the urban landscape and environment. He often composes his works using various found items that he merges together into beautiful forms. In that sense, his street art is unique because it …

Streetwear

The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.<p>At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

Space Travel

In Search Of Lost Frogs: My Epic Quest To Photograph The Rarest Frogs In The World

In Search of Lost Frogs is a story about my epic quest to find and photograph the rarest amphibians in the world – amazing frogs and salamanders not …

150 Street Artists From 30 Countries Turn Old Tunisian Village Into Outdoor Art Gallery

Er-Riadh, a small village off of the beaten tourist path on the island of Djerba in Tunisia, was paid a visit by an unlikely bunch of guests – 150 …

German street artist CASE, known for his hyperreal murals around the world, incorporates hands as a recurring motif.

Pentagon 'unlikely' to investigate after blockbuster chemical weapons report

New York Times investigation revealed US service members were exposed to chemical weapons like sarin gas during Iraq war<p>The Pentagon said on Wednesday that it was unlikely to conduct a new investigation into the exposure of US service members to chemical weapons encountered during the last Iraq …

Hagel: Climate change will challenge US military

AREQUIPA, Peru (AP) — Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America's military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel …

Pentagon to unveil plan for dealing with climate change

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas on Monday, unveiling a comprehensive plan for how the U.S. military will address the effects of climate change.<p>Rising global temperatures, increasing sea levels and intensifying weather events will challenge …

Military

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Malibu beach wars: app revealing public access to beaches infuriates wealthy homeowners

Once called the "most expensive sandbox in the world," the beaches of Malibu are at the centre of a bitter battle between billionaires and sunbathers. Now, an app appears to have helped the masses claim victory<p>The signs next to strips of pristine sand in Malibu seem clear. "Private beach," "No …

California

Judge Strikes Down FAA's Ban On Commercial Drones

The first major victory in domestic drone court.<p>In the above video, a drone piloted by Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker flew over, and filmed, the University of Virginia's medical school campus. Pirker sold the video to an advertising company, which prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

Children 'beheaded and mutilated' in Central African Republic, says Unicef

UN warns of unprecedented levels of violence against children, as December sectarian clashes result in 1,000 dead in Bangui<p>The UN agency for children says attacks against children have reached new levels of viciousness in the Central African Republic (CAR), where fighting between Muslim Seleka …

The Irish Monster

en_US<p>article<p>Mullaghmore roars to life in Ireland.<p>https://www.surfer.com/photos/mullaghmore/<p>SURFER Magazine<p>2013-11-05T19:02:49-08:00

Surfing

Pink Floyd released their double album Ummagumma on this day in 1969. The back cover had a shot of the band's touring equipment laid out, and here's an alternate shot from that photographic session:

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

Genealogy

Surf Photographer Captures “A Perfect Moment”

Zak Noyle, a world class surf photographer, has made his way to into our hearts already, and the photograph below only goes to show why. His …

Photography

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!