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The Owl Thieves of Sweden

As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.<p>Here’s a dead-end job: Swedish bank robber. In 2016, there were only two bank heists in all of Sweden, compared with 110 eight years earlier. Why the steep plunge? The country’s bent on going cashless.<p>In 1661, Sweden became the first …

Identity Theft

The 7 Best True Wireless Earphones of 2018

This definitive guide to the best true wireless earphones of 2018 explores everything you need to know before buying your next pair of true wireless …

Consumer Tech

Ronan Farrow: Woody Allen, Harvey Weinstein and me

I’ve made too many enemies through my journalism ever to run for political office in the United States<p>“Thanks for taking the time,” says Ronan Farrow when we meet at a central London hotel. Farrow is the journalist whose exposé of Harvey Weinstein helped kickstart the #MeToo movement. Just 30 years …

Woody Allen

How the ketogenic diet with no exercise outperforms the standard American diet with exercise

Myths die hard—especially bad ones, it seems. In the last few months I’ve attended fitness classes in which the instructor told us that if we finish …

Diabetes

Explorer goes missing while seeking Papua New Guinea tribe

LONDON — A British explorer has vanished during an expedition to find an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea.<p>Benedict Allen, 57, was dropped into the rainforest by helicopter last month. He was travelling alone and wasn't carrying a satellite phone or any GPS devices.<p>He was scheduled to catch a …

Ancient clay tablet has revealed locations of 11 ‘lost cities’ from 4,000 years ago

Baked clay tablets from ancient Assyria, dating back as much as 4,000 years, could reveal the locations of 11 ‘lost cities’ in modern-day …

Archaeology

New Intergalactic Discovery Could Be Biggest Supernova Ever

The Earth, the Sun, Andromeda galaxy, they’ve all been around for as long as you can remember and as long as humanity has been around. So when a new …

3 TED Talks That Will Help You Raise Successful Kids | Inc.com

Parents today have it rough. Don't overschedule your kids, they're told, but don't fail to nurture their passions. Beware helicopter parenting, but if your kid gets anything more than a scratch, you're a terrible mom. Be authoritative, but not authoritarian. Keep tech use within healthy bounds, but …

Parenting

7 most popular essential oils and how they work

Since ancient times, essential oils have been used for a variety of purposes ranging from religious practices and food preparation to beauty and …

The Ketogenic Diet Is the Latest Buzzy Weight-Loss Plan—Here’s What a Day of Eating Actually Looks Like

A nutrition expert shares three keto recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.<p>There's no question the ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is generating …

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It's mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk's children are gathered around him – one of …

The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons & Dragons

The clinical psychologist Jon Freeman was feeling burnt out. He spent his days at a corporate office in Manhattan, managing dozens of research assistants as they tested pharmaceuticals on people with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Looking for an escape hatch, he noticed that his daughter often …

Aliens are actually immortal robots, and they’re billions of years old, scientist claims

Sorry, UFO fans, aliens are probably not almond-eyed, elf-like creatures with an unfathomable obsession with sticking probes up people’s …

Take a look at SpaceX's ultra-sleek new spacesuit and Crew Dragon spacecraft

Elon Musk recently posted an image on Instagram of an ultra-sleek new SpaceX spacesuit positioned next to the equally awe-inspiring Crew Dragon …

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 9 Things | Inc.com

Much has been written about the attributes of high-achieving adults, and what makes them different from everyone else. But if you're a parent, a more compelling question may be: "What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?" Here's what researchers say.<p>1. Don't tell them they can be anything …

Harvard Business School

The best to-do list app right now

Get the app and then get things done<p>The best to-do list app will always be whatever works for you. One reason for the enduring popularity of pen-and-paper-based methods is that they can map perfectly to your individual needs. Bullet journals, which have surged in popularity in recent years, …

Apps

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the eclipse on August 21.<p>1. Animals getting confused<p>"A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 …

Astronomy

How to Learn Faster and Retain More: 6 Ways to Improve Your Memory, Backed by Science | Inc.com

Plenty of people think success is all about whom you know, but success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why we all want to learn faster, retain more information, and improve our memories.<p>So let's look at some great -- and science-based -- ways to do just that.<p>The following is from …

The Brain

14 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this August

Space opera, vikings, and epic fantasies<p>Summer is in full swing, which means that there’s plenty of time to grab a book and head outdoors to enjoy the sun and warm weather — at least here in Vermont, where the outdoor temperatures haven’t quite topped 90 degrees yet.<p>I helped cover San Diego …

Maharashtrian Chicken Curry Recipe

The state of Maharashtra is located in the western region of India, and its capital is Mumbai. The cuisine of Maharashtra spans from mild to spicy, …

'Countdown' Podcast Episode 3: The Tragedy of Apollo 1

Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee did not get to experience the past half century — and if anybody had been set to have a fantastic …

17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

A Survey of 1,502 College Students Revealed the 1 Skill They Wish Their Parents Had Taught Them | Inc.com

Parents, teachers, and coaches dedicate their days to preparing kids for the challenges of life after high school. They devote countless hours to ensuring kids can score high and perform well in today's cutting-edge world.<p>But there's one set of valuable skills adults aren't teaching kids--emotional …

College & University

A guide to August's spectacular sky events including lunar eclipse and the Perseids Meteor Shower

Keep your fingers crossed for clear nights and get ready for a collection of treats from the skies.<p>There are no fewer than five events to look …

NASA says your eclipse glasses may be unsafe. Here’s how to tell if they’re not

August’s upcoming eclipse will be eagerly taken in by millions of people across the nation, and except for a scant few minutes if you are in the path …

Why You Should Delegate Almost Everything--and Focus on What You're Good at Instead | Inc.com

Small businesses have to overcome a lot of hurdles to succeed. In addition to building a reputation and a clientele, you have to get the word out, keep your staff organized, and continue to grow and make enough money to pay your workers, your investors, your overhead, and still make a profit.<p>Every …

Small Business

7 Websites That Will Pay You Money to Do Practically Nothing

Pick up some extra beer money.<p>Side jobs are a great way to make supplemental income, and many of them are more lucrative than you’d think.<p>Still, not …

What vitamins should I take?

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and — of course — take your vitamins.<p>Or not.<p>Decades of research has …

Wellness

The fountain of youth might reside deep in our brains

According to some new research, the key to living longer may reside deep in our brains. In a major breakthrough for our understanding of how the …

Neuroscience

3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …