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There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …United Nations
Quick thinking doesn't come close to capturing it...<p>During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range …
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From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …Personal Finance
There is no grander goal in life than the pursuit of happiness.<p>We all want to be happy, but we all have slightly different ideas of what it is. Even psychologists use various definitions of the term. It could simply be that happiness is as unique as the people that try to define it.<p>For many of us, …Happiness
Photograph: Ed Pegg/Wikipedia<p>The 15 types of pentagonal tilings discovered so far.<p>276<p>image/png<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/6/1438878897605/9b2afd4a-a16f-4b72-9d44-2d4ee1d9aa59-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: Ed Pegg/Wikipedia<p>The 15 types of pentagonal tilings …U.S. Dept. of Defense
Already dubbed a real-life Kermit, a new species of frog has been identified in the rainforests of Costa Rica.<p>The inch-long creature, scientifically …Zoology