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The countries that don’t exist

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 …

Queen Elizabeth II

Job Hunting With Schizophrenia

Most Americans with the condition can and want to work. What’s standing in their way?<p>When Abdul-Ali Muhammad returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1975 after a year of military service, he felt that something had fundamentally changed. He started hearing voices and sounds that other people didn’t …

Making contact with alien worlds could make us care more about our own

Stephen Hawking launches $100m search for alien life beyond solar system<p>Read more<p>The scientific search for extraterrestrial civilisations has languished for more than a decade, as the hunt for habitable planets and simpler forms of life has thrived. Nasa’s stunningly successful Kepler mission has …

Brainwaves

Nano-Sized Synthetic Coral Could Suck Up Ocean's Pollutants

Absorbing more heavy metal than Scandinavia<p>Corals are great at absorbing toxic heavy metals, which is one of the many reasons they are dying off. Now researchers have created synthetic corals that use these same properties to soak up the pollutants instead.<p>Industrial and manufacturing processes …

Nanotech

Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

San Francisco

The Silent Monkey Victims Of The War On Terror

Thousands of animals have been exposed to deadly pathogens, chemicals, and radiation so that scientists can develop medicines to protect Americans from weapons of mass destruction. Was all this suffering really necessary?

Monkeys

Shazam adds visual recognition to its music discovery app

Shazam announced today that it has expanded its popular music discovery app to include the ability to scan and recognize visual objects.<p>Starting with the latest update to the app, users can use their smartphone camera to scan things like posters, magazine pages, or some packaged goods to create …

Israel Bets On Recycled Water To Meet Its Growing Thirst

Recycling sewage water has helped free Israel, a desert country, from depending on rain.<p>Treated sewage water provides close to a quarter of Israel's demand for water, right behind desalination, the other major process that has eased Israel's fear of drought.<p>But making that water — from toilets, …

Wastewater

Review: Inside Out Takes a Mind-Blowing Trip Inside the Brain

The most profound—as well as profoundly <i>good</i>—Pixar movies are the ones that seem the least plausible as story pitches. Consider <i>Up</i> (crushed by …

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Light-Painted Illusions Bathe a Dancer in Psychedelia

One dancer, one box, and a whole lot of glow paint make for a real trip.<p>It may be a long process but it sure is worth it. <i>Crying Light</i>, the latest project by Finnish artist Janne Parviainen, combines forced perspective drawings with light paintings to produce mind-melting geometric illusions.<p>The …

Digital Art

Greek Stocks and Bonds Slide on Default Fears

Markets elsewhere in Europe stabilize<p>Greek stocks and bonds fell sharply on Tuesday as fears the country could default continued to spook markets.<p>Athens’s main stock index ended the session just under 4.8% lower on the day, led by particularly steep declines across bank stocks, adding to a similar …

Stock Markets

Tropical Storm Bill Makes Landfall on Texas Coast

Tropical Storm Bill made landfall in waterlogged Texas late Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.<p>The storm, packing heavy rains and punishing winds, hit Matagorda Island, near Corpus Christie on the Texas coast at 11:55 a.m. (12:55 p.m. ET), according to the National …

Extreme Weather

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Books

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Self-Chilling Roof Material Could Cool Your House For Free

Also keeps your cooling bills from going through the roof<p>It's June, and that means that summer is coming ... and it's bringing the heat. Cities especially start to bake in the summer months, as sunlight heats up asphalt and rooftops, turning metropolitan areas into heat islands noticeably warmer …

Roofing

U.S. Stocks Close Lower

Dow and S&P end at lowest levels in nearly a month<p>U.S. stocks fell Thursday, with the Dow and S&P ending at their lowest levels in nearly a month.<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 170.69 points, or 0.9%, to 17905.58, hitting its lowest level since May 6. The blue-chip index spent most of the …

Stock Markets

Apple TV Confirmed as Central Hub for Remotely Controlling HomeKit-Enabled Accessories

Apple has added a new support document on its website (via <i>iFun.de</i>) that confirms the third-generation Apple TV or later can be used to control HomeKit-enabled accessories when you are away from home using an iOS device.<p>After signing in with the same Apple ID on an iOS device and Apple TV, users can …

Smart TV

Greece in last-ditch EU talks to break debt deadlock

Greece and its international creditors are at a critical phase in talks to reach a deal to unlock 7.2 billion euros ($8.0 billion) to help Athens make Friday's 300 million euro repayment to the IMF.<p>But months of fractious talks have been stalled over creditors' insistence that Athens undertake …

5 Great Books To Read In June

A roundup of recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

China Ferry Sinking: Prospects Dim for Missing Passengers

Death toll is at least 19, with 14 survivors accounted for<p>By<p>Chun Han Wong in Jianli, China, and<p>Chun Han Wong<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@ByChunHan<p>chunhan.wong@wsj.com<p>Josh Chin in Beijing<p>Josh Chin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@joshchin<p>Josh.Chin@wsj.com<p>The fate of hundreds of people aboard a …

China

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The World’s Hardest Country for Women

Even without the threat of Boko Haram, the girls of northern Nigeria lead grim lives and face brutal challenges.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — At age 14, Amina …

Africa

Google I/O Developers Conference

Mobile Photography

How Google Jump could push VR into the mainstream

Everyone in Silicon Valley is interested in immersive experiences, from virtual reality to 360-degree video to holograms. Most of the major projects, …

Latest on flooding: Obama signs Texas disaster declaration

11:30 p.m. (CDT)<p>President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Texas after severe flooding this week.<p>The White House said Obama …

Weather

Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

Republican governors face tough decisions as the disease spreads in middle America.<p>It wasn’t supposed to happen here. Not in Austin, a one-doctor-and-an-ice-cream-shop town of 4,200 in southeastern Indiana, nestled off Interstate 65 on the road from Indianapolis to Louisville, where dusty …

Public Health

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

British Columbia