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The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list The 100 best novels written in …

21 Amazing Products With Over 1,000 Reviews On Amazon

A waffle maker, adjustable showerhead, interactive dog toy, and 18 other products on Amazon that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people absolutely *adore*.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b><p><i>Reviews</i> …

Trump’s Tax Plan Might Not Add Up

WASHINGTON — The Republican tax plan is looking like an increasingly tough sell, with party factions pulling it in several directions at once. As it stands, there's no easy way to satisfy any one group without tearing the package apart.<p>The proposal, negotiated by the White House and congressional …

Republicans

Planet 9 Existence: Evidence Points To Solar System’s ‘Missing’ Super-Earth

There is increasing evidence that a massive planet — dubbed Planet Nine, or Planet X — far beyond Neptune exists and is perturbing the orbits of an …

Week 2 fantasy football winners and losers

Don't make Tom angry. You wouldn't like Tom when he's angry.<p>On second thought, fantasy players most certainly <i>would</i> like Tom Brady when he's angry -- …

Opinion: Why the E-Bike Couldn’t Be Arriving at a Worse Time

A measured response to the Wilderness debacle<p>It is not possible to unhook all my emotional responses, all the reflexive alarm bells that start …

Forests

Eleven bikepacking essential items - MBR

Want to escape from the world on your mountain bike? Then you'll be needing these...<p>There is no feeling in the world like leaving on a bikepacking …

One theme park's mission to perfect VR horror

I still can't figure it out. Inside the warehouse, I press against the railing, squinting through the darkness to get a better look at the Ghost Train. A Victorian carriage hangs from the ceiling, suspended by iron chains. Step inside, however, and it's a modern London Tube car, caught up in an …

Dakine goes bigger with expanded Drafter, Builder mountain bike pack lines & more…

It might still be powder season for those at Dakine HQ under Mt. Hood, but with a spring thaw in the sights they’re got an expanding line of packs to …

Cycling

How To: Set Up a Trail Bike for Bikepacking

With a few tweaks, your trail bike can be an ideal bikepacking rig<p>"I'm thinking about building up a bikepacking bike," the 40-something customer told …

Review: Scott Big Jon Fat Bike

'Robot Lawyer' Makes The Case Against Parking Tickets

It was the first day of school for Dan Lear's three kids. In a scramble to get his boys to class on time, the Seattle lawyer wound up parking in a space he probably should have avoided.<p>"There was a fire hydrant, but the curb wasn't painted and the fire hydrant was painted a kind of a funny color. …

A Very Short History Of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

1308 Catalan poet and theologian Ramon Llull publishes <i>Ars generalis ultima</i> (The Ultimate General Art), further perfecting his method of using paper-based mechanical means to create new knowledge from combinations of concepts.<p>1666 Mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Leibniz publishes <i>Dissertatio</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

The scary, unimpeachable evidence that climate change is already here

When Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump about his thoughts on climate change, the president-elect responded, “Nobody really knows. Look, I’m somebody that gets it, and nobody really knows. It’s not something that’s so hard and fast.” He’s not alone; according to Pew Research less than half …

Global Warming
Small Business

DIY "junkyard battery" inspired by ancient blueprint stores energy cheaply

Inspired by a millennia-old blueprint and two of the most abundant scrap metals in the US, scientists have developed a battery prototype that could …

A Shop Table Made from One Sheet of Plywood, a Folding Outfeed Table, Turning a Table Saw Into a Lathe and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Brass Cannon</b><p>This is nuts. Jimmy DiResta makes a functioning miniature cannon from scratch. The amount of …

Physicists Have Levitated a Golf Ball-Sized Object Using Nothing But Sound Waves

Welcome to the future.<p>Researchers have successfully levitated a 50-mm (2-inch) solid polystyrene ball using nothing but high frequency sound …

3 Top Internet of Things Stocks to Buy Now

Amazon, Alphabet, and NXP Semiconductors are quickly moving forward in the IoT.<p>The Internet of Things (or IoT) will be worth an estimated $7.1 …

Big alcohol is working to undermine marijuana legalization, Wikileaks confirms

A deeper look into Wikileaks’ dump of Democratic National Committee emails may prove an agenda against both Bernie Sanders and marijuana legalization.<p>While many major news outlets jumped on the obvious fact that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and other officials were chained in an email …

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Science

Here Are the Stocks to Buy If Hillary Clinton Becomes President

The head that wears the crown can also change the way the markets march.<p>During George W. Bush’s presidency, defense and oil stocks gushed. Under …

This Functional DIY Stirling Engine Is Basically Just Paper and Cardboard

And it can run off of as little as a bowl of warm water.<p>A tiny Stirling engine is one of the coolest desk toys you can have. Since it requires nothing more than a difference in temperature to get going, you can just throw it on your laptop, charging phone, or even put it in your hand to make it go. …

Crafting
Comedy

Marijuana app ‘Toke With’ is Periscope for cannabis

Lonely stoner, no more.<p>Live streaming marijuana app Toke With launches this 4/20, delivering a Periscope for buds, now available in the Apple App Store and for Android.<p>Surveys show the number one thing people like to pair with cannabis is friends.<p>Meanwhile, live-streaming video is going from …

Google axes free Fiber option in Kansas City

Google's fiber-optic broadband service, Google Fiber, has grabbed headlines for offering gigabit Internet for as low as $70 per month, but it also …

What’s the matter with Dem? Thomas Frank talks Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and everything in between

While Republicans devour each other whole, Democrats face an identity crisis of their own. Thomas Frank explains<p>In his books <i>What’s the Matter with Kansas?</i> and <i>The Wrecking Crew</i>, writer Thomas Frank made a name for himself with his critiques of Republican politics. Now, he’s turning his eviscerating …

52 Great Wines for $25 or Less

Impress your friends.<p>Looking for the perfect wine for dinner or to take to a party? Our team of experts has come up with bumper crop of …

Matter is Not the Only Reality

A group of internationally recognized scientists have come together to stress the importance of what is still commonly overlooked in the mainstream …