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Iceland elects first new president in 20 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> A political outsider has won Iceland's presidential election after riding a wave of public anti-establishment sentiment in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal.<p>Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, a historian, clinched a majority victory over other establishment candidates by winning 39.1% of the …

Calvin and Hobbes First Met 30 Years Ago

Calvin and Hobbes have been friends for 30 years.<p>It’s been exactly 30 years since the two title characters of Bill Watterson’s comic strip <i>Calvin and</i> …

Craft & Rare Wants To Be Amazon Prime For Fine Liquors

There are plenty of on-demand alcohol delivery services including fan favorites Drizly and Minibar. And on the other side of the spectrum, the market is loaded with subscription delivery services for wine and beer, like Club W and Craft Beer Club. But what about the weird stuff? The whiskey with …

How Physicists Quantum Teleported Information Over 62 Miles

Bringing us one step closer to a quantum Internet<p>Teleportation isn’t real, at least not as it’s depicted in fiction. No one has ever made a material object -- be it Harry Potter or Captain Kirk -- physically disappear from one location and reappear elsewhere. But information … that’s a different …

Quantum Physics

Maker's Mark Cask Strength Bourbon

What was typically reserved for a taste here and there on a distillery tour is now available in bottles for the first time. Maker's Mark Cask …

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

Northern Lights

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Inside the Shop of the Last Great American Watchmaker

The greatest timepieces in the world come from Switzerland. And Amish country.<p>On the corner of a nondescript block in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is a bank, or what used to be a bank. Now it is the home of Roland G. Murphy Watch Company, the country's only truly independent elite watchmaker. …

How to spot a liar

On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of …

Science

15 Traditional Cleaning Tricks You Never Knew

<i>This story was originally published on February 19, 2015</i><p>One of the biggest Lunar New Year traditions in China — besides the red envelopes and parades …

Ten Top Single Malts For Burns Night

The independence referendum might have failed but that’s no reason for patriotic Scots not to celebrate their secular patron saint, Rabbie Burnes, in traditional rousing style on his birthday, Burns Night, January 25th, or for us non-Scots who simply enjoy the country’s most famous product, its …

This hobbyist-turned-journalist is a one-man digital detective agency

Eliot Higgins is the founder of Bellingcat, a website for citizen journalists to share what you might call social media detective work. It's a new site that funded itself on Kickstarter, and its work is already making waves on the Internet.<p>Higgins says much can be learned about conflict zones in …

25 Hidden iOS 8 Features You Probably Didn't Spot

With the switch to iOS 8, we get a lot of new features that really change the way our iPhones and iPads work. Visually, it's a much smaller change …

Read J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story about a singing sorceress

<i>J.K. Rowling is serving up another dose of Harry Potter for her die-hard fans, this time in the form of a biography of</i> <i>one of her favorite,</i> <i>albeit</i> <i>lesser-known characters in</i> <i>the Harry Potter universe. The</i> <i>story comes from Pottermore.com, the online home for the world of Harry Potter,</i> <i>which</i> s<i>hared her</i> …

Books

Steve Jobs’ inspirational commencement speech is hidden in Pages for Mac

One of the most famous speeches by Steve Jobs is the commencement address he gave at Stanford University in 2005. The 22-minute speech is definitely worth watching if you’re an Apple fan.<p>Apple has made small and subtle references to Jobs in its software before, and now another easter egg has been …

Public Speaking