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THE TAKEDOWN OF TRAVIS KALANICK: The untold story of Uber's infighting, backstabbing, and multi-million-dollar exit packages

Twenty-four hours before Travis Kalanick would make a snap decision that would ultimately force him out of his job, the Uber CEO was relaxing at a rented house in Malibu with several friends.<p>It was a Sunday afternoon and he was ready for a nap. But as his eyes began to close his phone buzzed.<p>"Have …

Autonomous Vehicle

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Santa Monica

7 Modern Farmhouse Trends That Will Never Go Out of Style

Clean, textural and all-American, modern farmhouse style has dominated the decor scene for the past few years (thanks a lot, <i>Fixer Upper</i>). But are we …

Home Decorating

The Japanese concept that will help you wake up in the morning

Getting up in the morning is a massive struggle for so many people.<p>With eight out of ten people hitting the snooze button every day, according to …

Time Management

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?<p>There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the …

Climate Change

U.S. Colleges Are Separating Into Winners and Losers

Concord University in West Virginia and Clemson University in South Carolina were both founded shortly after the Civil War. During the 20th century, each grew rapidly. Now, the two public universities that sit just 300 miles apart face very different circumstances.<p>Clemson, a large research …

College & University

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …


An effortless way to improve your memory

A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.<p>When trying to memorise new material, it’s easy to assume that the more work you put in, the better you will perform. Yet taking the occasional down time …

The Brain

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …


The Life and Death of a Black Lives Matter Activist

Two years ago, at a point when a succession of flashpoints—Trayvon Martin’s death; the eruption in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown; the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore—had begun to feel like a racial reckoning, I participated in a PBS Town Hall, moderated by the late …

Black Lives Matter

This mysterious young artist who refuses to reveal her age is being called the 'Andy Warhol of YouTube' with 250 million views — and there are multiple conspiracy theories about her

Poppy is a YouTube star who claims she's "from the internet." Her robot-like, soft voice and puzzling YouTube monologues — sometimes sung, sometimes recited — deliver slightly nonsensical messages to her viewers.<p>"Do you ever think about followers? What does it mean when you have a lot of followers? …

Andy Warhol

Why Smartphones Will Become Extinct by 2025

The Apple iPhone 8? Poof. The Samsung Galaxy? You won't need a smartphone anymore.<p>The world is changing, and it's all about your voice.<p>In my house, there are voicebots everywhere. In the kitchen, I use the Google Home speaker to ask about recipes and the weather. In my office, there's an Amazon …

Google Home