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Anonymous has published a 'noob's' guide on how to fight ISIS online

Three guides were posted to an IRC channel used by Anonymous to share information on OpParis, encouraging anyone to get involved regardless of their computer skills. They include a "NoobGuide" for anyone wanting to learn how to hack, a "Reporter" guide that explains how to set up a Twitter bot for …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Physics

Take a walk on the surface of ‘Earth’s cousin’ - Kepler 452b

What would it be like to walk on Kepler 452b? We don’t know much — but what we know is enticing. This strange new word may be Earth-like, but it’s …

Universe

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

Beautiful Woman Sits Next To This Nervous Man On A Plane This Is Priceless

21 US destinations where it's legal to drink outside

But most of America is missing out on this prime social outdoor drinking with its pesky container laws.<p>We've found 21 places in the US where it's legal to drink outdoors.

The Enduring Enigma of the First Woman Executed by the U.S. Federal Government

It’s been 150 years since the first conspirators who killed Abraham Lincoln were executed. Among them was Mary Surratt, who was the first woman to be …

10 of the finest cocktails for National Tequila Day

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than with ten of the best tequila-based cocktails, from the classic to the creative? Actually, it’s more like eight, because I’ve thrown in a couple of mezcal drinks to spice things up a bit. The differences between them are …

Cocktails

Here’s Everything You Need To Know To Actually Lose Body Fat

Losing fat isn't the same thing as losing weight. This is how it all works.<p><i>Everyone has their own goals for their health and wellness, and those goals vary from person to person. We get that not everyone is focused on losing body fat — and that is A-OK. But since some people do want to change their</i> …

Fitness

The Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …

Fossil Fuels

Ayn Rand killed the American dream: Our free-market economy only works for the 1 percent

Bankers cash bonus checks while sending others to unemployment. Selfishness and deregulation made the rich richer<p>The billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros uses the term “free market fundamentalism” to describe the belief that the free market is not only the best but the <i>only</i> way of …

30-Minute Crazy Tough Cardio Workout

With each work set, you should try to reach 80% or more of your max heart rate. This type of anaerobic intensity crushes calories and creates an oxygen debt that boosts your post-workout metabolism. The result is an afterburn that melts fat for hours after you’re finished.<p>Plus, doing round after …

Here's why you can't just push a dead body into outer space

That might not sound like a big deal. But what if those microbes somehow made it to the real Mars?<p>We've launched tons of spacecraft, probes, and rovers to the red planet, all potentially carrying a few microbes from Earth.<p>Accidentally contaminating Mars could have big consequences. It might trick …

Australian tribunal forces Christian asylum seeker to undergo 'unusually difficult' Bible quiz

An Australian court has ordered a tribunal to reassess the asylum claim of a Catholic woman from China who was forced to answer a series of in-depth Bible questions<p>An Australian tribunal forced a Catholic woman seeking asylum from religious persecution in China to answer a series of “unusually …

The 18 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015 So Far

2015 has been a glorious year for hip-hop, and we’re only half way through it. Moses Wiener took a look back over the past six months and compiled 18 …

California's Uber driver decision could throw a wrench into the sharing economy

On its way to becoming a company worth more than $40 billion, Uber has been steadfast in identifying itself as a platform—not an employer—that …

The 25 Best Abs Exercises

Refresh your workout with these ab exercises<p>Nothing says fit like a washboard stomach. But scoring high-definition abs isn't as easy as cranking out crunch after crunch. To sculpt a stronger, more chiseled core, you need the best ab workout to work the two dozen muscles between your hips and your …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

9 Mistakes You're Making When Booking a Flight

Insider tips on getting the lowest airfare.<p>Wondering why you never manage to bag a flight for quite as cheap as the next guy? Pining for a summer …

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

The 7 best outdoors apps for your iPhone

The great outdoors offer a lot of opportunities for adventures, from camping and backpacking to rock climbing and hunting. Whatever your pleasure, …

Camping

The Ultimate Summer Cocktail Guide

Hot days call for cold cocktails (natch). So we've put together this handy guide to get you through the dog days of summer and beyond. Ready thy cocktail shakers.<p><b>White Sangria</b><p>Pitchers of this fruity wine cocktail will keep friends happy--and your white jeans stain-free. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Raspberry-Lime</b> …

Cocktails

15 Books All 20 Somethings Should Read To Know More About The World

Fresh shoots tentatively probe the air while their roots have yet to find purchase. The more firmly they are rooted, the more boldly they stretch …

Literature

Can You Survive The "Death By Burpee" Challenge?

Are your hard days <i>really</i> as hard as you tell yourself they are?<p>When people don’t achieve a fitness goal, they want to blame external forces. They make excuses for sub-optimal results: “I didn’t have enough time to train,” “I didn’t have the right equipment,” “I have bad genes.”<p>In reality, the …

Debate over war authorization in Congress fades with little result

As lawmakers continue to spar with President Obama over his use of executive power on an Iran nuclear deal and a slew of domestic matters, most appear willing to let him have his way on at least one issue — the war against the Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and potentially beyond.<p>It has been nearly …

The White House

What we know, don't know about Freddie Gray's arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> New information released Thursday adds complexity, and even more questions, to the already confusing picture of what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.<p>The transport van that carried Gray made a previously unknown stop along its route from where he was arrested to the police station. …

Justice

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

That Dog Won't Hunt: Cops Can't Keep You Waiting for K-9s, Supreme Court Says

Cops can't continue to hold a suspect without probable cause even for the few minutes they might need to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to show up, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.<p>Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the 6-3 majority that if a traffic stop is otherwise completed, holding on to the …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

40 years later, story of a same-sex marriage in Colo. remains remarkable

HOLLYWOOD — “I’ve got the license and the faggot letter if you want to look at them,” Anthony Sullivan said cheerfully.<p>It’s a glorious California day, sunny and breezy, and a wind chime clangs relentlessly outside the vine-covered apartment building where dancer Ann Miller once scuffed the hardwood …

LGBTQI