Jesse Gallegos

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11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …

Former Facebook Exec: 'You Don’t Realize It But You Are Being Programmed'

This is the year everyone—including founding executives—began publicly questioning the impact of social media on our lives.<p>Last month, Facebook’s …

This soul-crushing video of a starving polar bear on dry land shows how global warming is destroying wildlife

A video of a starving wild polar bear roaming around dry land looking for food has gone viral.<p>In the heartbreaking footage, taken in Canada's northerly Baffin Islands, the bony male polar bear slowly ambles along dry land.<p>Head down, he rummages in a nearby rubbish bin looking for food. When he …

The GOP strategy on taxes and climate: reject evidence and expert opinion, lie, and wage culture wars<p>The parallels between the Republican Party positions on taxes and climate change are striking. Both are morally appalling and reject the available evidence and expert opinion.<p>The Initiative on …

Lindsey Graham

Why this woman is creating powerful art with her hair

Laetitia KY’s Instagram is stunning—that much is obvious from the moment you see it. What might take you a second longer to realise is that KY's art is also a major beauty feat, and one that sends a powerful message.<p>KY, who lives in Ivory Coast, started creating art with her hair a little over a …

Jeff Bezos’s business genius could be Amazon’s downfall

<i>Is Amazon becoming consumed by its desire to own the world?</i><p>Deep in the Fortune magazine archives from 1999 lives one of business journalism’s most prophetic headlines: Amazon vs. Everybody. Nearly two decades later, it looks like “everybody” barely stands a chance.<p>Morgan Stanley believes Amazon has …

Fight Hulks and Fix the Plumbing With This Brilliant Thor Mjolnir Hammer Toolbox

Up until <i>Ragnorak</i>, when it was destroyed by Hela, Thor’s Mjolnir was the perfect all-in-one-tool for everything from battling alien invaders, to …

Comic Books

Here's what Earth might look like in 100 years — if we're lucky

America Recycles Day is on Wednesday, and the green holiday exists for good reason: Recycling helps keep rubbish off the roads, reduces the need for Earth-scarring metal-mining operations, and fuels industry jobs.<p>The practice also keeps planet-warming carbon dioxide out of the air. Every ton of …

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Wikipedia, one of the last remaining pillars of the open and decentralized web, is in existential crisis.<p>This has nothing to do with money. A couple …

Social Media

Naturalist says experience making second series of BBC show revealed devastating threat posed to oceans by plastic<p>Sir David Attenborough has called for the world to cut back on its use of plastic in order to protect oceans. His new BBC TV series, Blue Planet II, is to demonstrate the damage the …

Blue Planet II

It doesn’t excuse immoral actions, but helps to see clearly what’s actually there<p>If you spend any amount of time reading books on Buddhism, or hanging out with Buddhists, you’re likely to encounter the mysterious idea known as the “doctrine of emptiness”. I’ve never understood it, yet always liked …

Spirituality

The sadness of Saturn

The sun is brutal, the moon is mocking, the stars are terrifying. But Saturn, spinning in its lonely rings, is kind.<p>If you live in a city and go …

This exotic fruit tastes like pork, and it could save millions from starvation

On the outside, this giant fruit resembles something out of the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench.<p>But don't be fooled: The fruit, …

South-east Asia

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Balance the Law in Ancient Egypt

Egyptian law was based on the central cultural value of <i>ma'at</i> (harmony and balance) which was the foundation for the entire civilization. <i>Ma’at</i> was …

Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Is Over

By Tim Radford<p>It is official. The world is warming according to expectations. The so-called and much debated "pause" in global warming is over. And …

Tropical forests now emit more carbon than they soak up

Tropical forests aren’t the carbon sponges they once were.<p>In a role reversal, today’s jungles lose more carbon to the atmosphere each year than they …

The island is largely without electricity and running water, but demand for plane tickets is high as Puerto Ricans attempt to return to their relatives and homes<p>As Puerto Rico came into view below, passengers on the JetBlue aid flight from New York fell silent as the scale of the devastation …

Caribbean

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a "very poor prognosis" as he battles brain cancer.McCain underwent surgery in …

The world's 15 most peaceful countries – which nation has been number one for seven years?

This land is (still) their land. Meet the Nebraskan farmers fighting Keystone XL

These unlikely environmental activists are running out of time.<p><i>Update 11/20/2017: The Nebraska Public Service Commission ruled today that the Keystone XL pipeline could proceed, but on an alternate route than the one preferred by TransCanada. A portion of the approved route, (the ‘Keystone Mainline</i> …

Your routines might be screwing with your body. Here's how to fix it.

When to eat, drink, sleep, and think deep thoughts.<p>You might think you’re in control of your schedule, but your body evolved to follow a natural rhythm. Sticking closer to that routine can help keep you in tiptop shape.<p>Drink coffee<p>Sipping caffeine is best done early in the day. Imbibed later, it …

What you learn about the United States after you leave it

<i>Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter.</i><p>In a recent excerpt from her new book, American journalist Suzy Hansen described her bemusement when a …

A woman interviewed 100 convicted rapists in India. This is what she learned.

NEW DELHI — In India, many consider them “monsters.”<p>Madhumita Pandey was only 22 when she first went to Tihar Jail in New Delhi to meet and interview convicted rapists in India. Over the past three years, she has interviewed 100 of them for her doctoral thesis at the criminology department of …

India

This rare aerial footage over Pyongyang shows a desolate North Korean capital

A Singaporean photographer recently uploaded a video on YouTube of rare aerial footage over Pyongyang.<p>The nearly 6 1/2-minute video runs from take off to landing and reveals bright buildings yet desolate roads and sidewalks in the North Korean capital of almost 2.6 million people.<p>The photographer, …

50 Iconic Buildings Around the World You Need to See Before You Die

From the Taj Mahal to Fallingwater, how many of these have you seen?<p>Perhaps one of the greatest joys of traveling is drinking in the local culture. Its essence is all around: reflected in the food, the textiles, the dialects, and of course, the architecture. Each destination's local flair infuses …

New York City

A Nobel Peace Prize winner is standing idly by as her country moves closer to genocide

Thousands of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslim population are fleeing for Bangladesh. Democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi has had little to say about the unfolding humanitarian disaster.<p>A Nobel Peace Prize winner once hailed as her country’s Nelson Mandela has stood by as ethnically motivated …

Climate change will cause food shortages. We should use genetic engineering to prevent them

CRISPR and other tech could help us produce more food, but only if we drop the GMO stigma<p>Even small changes in temperature can have massive impacts on crop productivity. In the United States, a single degree of warming is expected to decrease corn yield by 10 percent. Worldwide, one degree of …

Searching for New York City’s lost soul

A walk through the East Village with Vanishing New York’s Jeremiah Moss<p>Some say the East Village is dead, Manhattan has been murdered, and New York City has lost its soul. Some say that if you stand in the right place and squint hard enough, it can almost seem like the old city is still …