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Top 20 Black and White Photos on 500px So Far This Year

At the end of every year, we do a “Best of *inset year here*” series, where we count down the Top 10 most popular photos in every single category on …

Hillary Clinton Should Concede to Bernie Sanders Before The FBI Reveals Its Findings

Millions of Democrats are voting for a presidential candidate linked to an FBI criminal investigation. These voters either don't know there's been a year-long FBI investigation of Clinton's emails, don't care, or would vote for Clinton even she faced Espionage Act indictments. Potentially our next …

Cat Spotted Regularly Taking Subway In Tokyo All By Himself

While the Tokyo subway system might seem confusing for many, this cat laughs at them all. The smart feline has been spotted taking the city’s Seibu …

This ‘Star Wars’ Solo Family Portrait Is A Bittersweet Piece Of Internet Genius

<b>WARNING: Very obvious spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens are ahead. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, what are you holding out for?</b><p>Sometimes the folks on the Internet take a simple picture and turn it into a special meme that transcends that original intention. Take a simple photo of Carrie …

Star Wars

The 39 most hilariously bad Amazon movie reviews

For the past few years Joe Grabinksi has chronicled the most hilariously bad Amazon reviews of popular movies.<p>He's good at it, too. Grabinski's Twitter account, "Amazon Movie Reviews," has amassed over 150,000 followers, and even helped him launch his own podcast where he talks to filmmakers about …

The best restaurant in every state

The US has no shortage of outstanding restaurants that serve everything from flavor-packed amuse-bouches to juicy steaks to hand-crafted desserts. To find the best one each state has to offer, we sifted through our list of the best restaurants in America, James Beard Award nominations, expert …

The CIA’s Guide to Taking Pictures of UFOs

Updated for the digital age.<p>It's a stellar time to be someone who knows that the truth is out there, and to trust absolutely no one.<p>Around this time last year, amateur Freedom of Information Act enthusiast John Greenewald, Jr. uploaded 130,000 pages of formerly classified documentation on the US …

Cameras

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Robert McCrum launches the Observer’s definitive 100 works of nonfiction – key texts in English that have shaped our literary culture and made us who we are<p>Another book list? Yes and no. When we completed our 100 best novels in the English language last August, you did not have to be one of its …

Literature

Donald Trump, In Fight With Fox News, Says He Will Skip Debate

The Republican frontrunner called Fox News host Megyn Kelly a "lightweight" and biased. Trump's campaign said he plans to skip Thursday's primetime debate.<p>The decision came after the Republican frontrunner demanded the network remove Kelly — who is set to moderate Thursday's debate, along with …

'Doomsday Clock' scientists will set the new time for our demise

Scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are set to announce Tuesday whether civilization is any …

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

Happiness

The World's Oldest Hotel Has Been a Family Business for 1,300 Years

That family business in your town that has been passed down for four generations can’t hold a candle to Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.<p>For roughly …

Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together

This week, NASA is set to reach a milestone on one of its most ambitious projects. If all goes to plan, workers will finish assembling the huge mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope — an $8 billion successor to the famous Hubble telescope.<p>"So far, everything — knock on wood — is going quite …

Universe

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated, scientists say

Thermal expansion of the oceans as they warm is likely to be twice as large as previously thought, according to German researchers<p>The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and could be about twice as much as previously calculated, German …

Global Warming

These novels about Ancient Rome could be the most important political books you'll read this year

The Republic is in danger. Populist leaders — including one of the country's richest men — are stirring up resentment among the masses against the …

The Recipe for a Lasting Relationship

Source<p>Relationship. A word that can be defined as the way in which two people are connected. But with the connection of two people comes many other factors and once the initial honeymoon phase is over, things can start to go a little downhill. That is when many people choose to give up. "It's not …

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land, tip over, and explode

SpaceX's latest attempt to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a ship in the ocean failed again tonight, but it was a close call — an issue with one of the rocket's leg-locking mechanisms caused it to tip over after landing, bringing the test to a fiery end. Elon Musk just posted a dramatic video …

Hollywood Goes Full-On Devil Worship

Fox’s new show Lucifer has conservative Christian groups up in arms, and they may (unwittingly) have a point.<p>If you can imagine Satan roaming around …

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It’s not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop …

There's one quality in men that women find even more attractive than good looks

Women’s preferences for men are more influenced by whether they are altruistic than good looking, a new study has found.<p>To establish this scientists …

9 of the Craziest Secrets From Behind the Scenes at Chain Restaurants

You probably shouldn't be eating while you read this.<p>The good people of Reddit are sharing their deepest, darkest secrets from working at some of our favorite chain restaurants, and spoiler alert: It's not all great. If you've ever eaten at Applebee's, Chipotle, or Panera, get ready for some former …

Power to the poop: one Colorado city is using human waste to run its vehicles

Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s a largely untapped market in the US<p>No matter how you spin it, the business of raw sewage isn’t sexy. But in Colorado, the city of Grand Junction is making huge strides to reinvent their wastewater …

Natural Gas

The Oscar Nominations Prove the Academy Still Doesn't Get It

The 2016 Oscar nominations were announced Thursday morning, with critics and moviegoers alike ready to pick apart the Academy’s voting like a bear …

Golden Globes

Alan Rickman, giant of British screen and stage, dies at 69

Much-loved star of stage, TV and films including Harry Potter and Die Hard – and owner of one of the most singular voices in acting ­– has died in London<p>Related: 'We are all so devastated': acting world pays tribute to Alan Rickman<p>Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British …

Entertainment

13 Magnificent Roles To Remember Alan Rickman's Career By

Rickman, who has died aged 69, was one of the most versatile and talented actors ever to come out of Britain.

The year of dating selectively: finding love in 2016 means keeping out ‘undesirables’

Dating apps to which you have to apply to join promise to end time-wasting mismatches<p>New year, new love life. It’s a resolution that hundreds of thousands will make this month and January 2016 is expected to see the highest ever number of sign-ups to dating apps. But this year the apps are going in …

Apps

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

Behind the scenes at The Nutcracker – in pictures

Dancers, costume makers, set designers and musicians have worked for hundreds of hours to prepare for a run of The Nutcracker. Photographer Grigory Dukor went behind the scenes at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia, for Nacho Duato’s production of the Christmas classic

'Devil's Drug': Flakka Is Driving Florida Insane

An emergency room doctor calls it as "five-dollar insanity." A rehab director says it's the "devil's drug."<p>On the street, it's known as flakka — a synthetic crystal imported from China that is wreaking havoc in South Florida and threatening to spread its misery and profits across the country.<p>It's …

10 amazing archaeological discoveries of 2015

2015 has been a year of compelling discoveries. From sunken ships to megalithic stones, colorful mosaics, intact tombs, 2015 gave us a rich view into …