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4 ways Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop will change how we travel

If you are like most, you probably find air travel to be a stressful experience.<p>There's the commute to the airport, the long lines to check your bag, the security check, and then once you're finally on the plane, there's the tight squeeze of sitting for several hours with barely any legroom.<p>And …

The Most Romantic Beaches in the World

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. Here, travel experts reveal the most picturesque—and</i> …

How to Save Two Hours a Day

Ernest Hemingway was known to awaken between 5:30 and 6 o'clock in the morning, without fail, no matter how much he drank the night before. Perhaps old Hem was immune to hangovers. He also knew he had to do the first things first.<p>In a 1958 interview with the <i>The Paris Review</i>, Hemingway said, "When I …

See Radiohead Play ‘Creep’ Live For First Time in Seven Years

Radiohead performed the third concert of their 2016 tour Monday at Paris’ Le Zenith, and while the band continued to showcase their new LP <i>A Moon</i> …

Indie Music

Olympus's First Action Cam Has a Boatload of Crazy Sensors

The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker—terrible name aside—looks like it’s built to have rocks thrown at it. Something about the renderings the company …

How to light up a green screen for a perfect key and seamless compositing

Setting up a green screen to record footage of a subject that will be cut out and composited into another background has become commonplace these …

Women's Equality Party launches new campaign to tackle revenge porn and protect women online

The Women’s Equality Party is spearheading a new campaign to protect women’s rights online. The ‘e-Quality’ campaign, which launches officially tomorrow, will seek to protect women on the internet, and calls for cross-party co-operation in creating new legislation to specifically address harmful …

Emilia Clarke on That ‘Game of Thrones’ Penis: ‘Junk Equality!’

The actress who plays the Daenerys Targaryen/Mother of Dragons/Khaleesi has been fighting for nudity equality on the HBO series—and on Sunday night …

The Hypocrisy of Bernie Sanders' Income-Inequality Revolution

Bernie Sanders has run one of the most successful "outsider" campaigns in the history of American politics. The self-proclaimed socialist has done so largely as a crusader against income inequality.<p>Yet in 2014 Bernie and his wife Jane earned $206,000 according to their federal tax return, placing …

Mapping America’s Shrinking Middle Class

The middle class, long a bedrock of the American economy, is contracting. In most metropolitan areas, there are now fewer people living in middle-income households compared with the year 2000, and more people living in both poorer and richer ones. The fabled American middle now barely represents a …

Geographic Inequality Is Swallowing the Recovery

The geography of business formation and job growth is concentrated in less than two dozen counties across the nation.<p>There is much talk about national income inequality, but America continues to suffer from deepening geographic inequality as well. Just 20 large urban counties nationwide—less than …

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor

Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.<p>You can read lengthy books on this subject, like economist Thomas Piketty's recent best-seller, <i>Capital in the</i> …

Income Inequality

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Suicide Attacker Kills 14 at Famous Restaurant in Iraq

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people at a famous restaurant, Iraqi officials said.<p>The attacker blew himself up Monday inside an eatery in Dhi Qar province that is frequented by Shiite paramilitary militia fighters, according to a police officer.<p>He added that at least 27 others were wounded. …

U.S. joins military exercises in Philippines to counter China's buildup

TOKYO — U.S. and allied forces gather in the Philippines this week for joint military exercises as a show of force to counter China's controversial territorial claims in the South China Sea.<p>More than 5,000 U.S., Philippines and Australian troops will take part in the annual <i>Balikatan</i> …

5 killed in tourist helicopter crash in Smoky Mountains

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A sightseeing helicopter crashed Monday near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee, killing all five …

UN peacekeepers go on trial for CAR sex abuse

Three Congolese peacekeepers accused of sex abuse in the Central African Republic have appeared before a tribunal in the Democratic Republic of Congo.<p>The three men - from the UN's MINUSCA peacekeeping mission - are the first troops to be prosecuted in the scandal, which has seen more than 100 …

Deported migrants are sent to holding centre in Turkey

The first migrants deported from Greek islands back to Turkey under a controversial deal with the EU have now been sent to a holding centre in Turkey’s northwest.<p>The scheme is meant to shut the human smuggling route across the Aegean Sea but Amnesty International has concerns about the migrants …

US says Iran forces pulling back in Syria; others say no

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making the case that Iran is drawing down its elite fighting force from Syria in an effort to allay …

38 North: 'Suspicious activity' noted at North Korean nuclear site

<b>(CNN) —</b> The North Korea monitoring project 38 North says that satellite imagery shows "suspicious activity" at a nuclear enrichment site in North Korea.<p>Plumes of exhaust steam, a byproduct of heating the main plant at the Yongbyon Radiochemical Laboratory complex, have been seen in commercial …

North Korea

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

Quantum Physics

FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years

A confidential FBI alert shows that government hackers are still roaming through US government networks.<p>The feds warned that "a group of malicious cyber actors," whom security experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6, "have compromised and stolen sensitive …

Cybersecurity

Human Sacrifice Is Linked To Social Hierarchies In New Study

Saying they found <b>"</b>a darker link between religion and the evolution of modern hierarchical societies"than has been previously suggested, a group of scientists say ritual human sacrifice promoted stratified social systems – and helped to sustain inherited class systems once they were …

The Instagram Accounts Where Every Day Is April Fools' Day

Instagram can be a stressful place to visit. If you’re not confronted with selfies expertly and painstakingly composed to show off the subject’s best …

Social Media

This Teen's Text Prank On His Parents Is A Work Of Genius

Frame these texts and hang them in MoMA.<p>Gatward's a 17-year-old high school senior from Michigan. He tells BuzzFeed it took his folks about 10 minutes to figure out what the hell was going on: "I was just playing a small prank...and it blew up. I'm glad I gave a bunch of people a good laugh."<p>By way …

20 Insane Music Pranks and Hoaxes

Michael Jackson Repeatedly Prank-Calls Russell Crowe<p>The archetypal pop star who never grew up, Michael Jackson loved to play practical jokes, …

George Harrison

Overpass Collapses in India: Pictures

Khloé Kardashian Reportedly "Worried" About Lamar Odom's Behavior

Khlo-money has also been reportedly financially supporting Lammy since his hospitalization.<p>As Lamar Odom continues his gradual return to the spotlight, most recently sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game, it appears that things are still quite tense behind the scenes. Both <i>People</i> and <i>Us</i> …

Google disables April fool joke amid user fury after prank backfires

Gmail Mic Drop caused more tears than laughter, thanks to users accidentally enabling the prank on serious emails – with some dire consequences<p>Google’s April Fools’ Day prank has backfired, leaving the company looking the fool and a number of concerned users fearing for their jobs – or worse.<p>As 1 …

Pranks