Matthew Bennett

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These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

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Frederick Douglass

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

L’Heure Gourmande du passage Dauphine

Marre de la foule de Saint-Germain? Glissez-vous dans <b>le confidentiel passage Dauphine</b> (entre le n°30 de la rue Dauphine et le n°58 de la rue …

Lieux Insolites

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, Paul Dickson selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

Le square du silence à Paris

Le square Denys-Bühler<p>A deux pas des Invalides et sa horde de touristes se cache <b>le square Denys-Bühler</b>. Ici, le temps semble s’être arrêté. C’est un</b> …

Lieux Insolites

The 27 Most Bizarre Animals On Earth Captured On Camera

Which one of these bizarre creatures and critters are you meeting for the first time? Discover animal kingdom oddballs that 500px photographers have …

Video: Laser Beam Makes Falling Droplets Explode

In slow motion<p>In mere fractions of a second, a laser turns a millimeter-sized droplet of liquid into a constellation of tiny fragments. Captured at 20,000 frames per second by a team of researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands, “Laser Impact On A Drop” is violently …

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

June 2014: The Water Issue

Letter From The Editor<p>The Stuff Of Life<p>What To Do About Water<p>What’s The World To Do About Water?• <b><br>Move It:</b> Last Straw: How The Fortunes Of Las Vegas Will Rise Or Fall With Lake Mead• <b><br>Test It:</b> What's In Your Drinking Water? [Infographic]<br>• **Clean It: **Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring …

Moldova's Separatist Conundrum

Transdniestria, a pro-Russian breakaway province, is keeping Moldovans out of the European Union. Sound familiar?<p>CHISINAU—It's a bright, sunny day and Chisinau residents are enjoying the first whiff of spring. Couples stroll through Cathedral Park, children chase pigeons, and families pose for …

The Lost Empire that Ruled the Silk Road

Today, the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan is relatively remote, known mostly for its magnificent medieval ruins. But over a millennium ago, it was …

Ancient History

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.<p>The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic.<p>Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be …

Expansion of Russia, 1613 - 1914

I apologize for any mistakes in the translation. I mainly used online translators and wasn’t sure how to translate the words “полузависимые территории and “полузависимые территории, окончательно присоединённые позднее” correctly.

8 Maps That Will Change the Way You Look at Africa

1. <b>Where the world's 7 billion live</b><p>This National Geographic map illustrates where and how the world lives. Not surprisingly, the areas with the highest income levels have greater life expectancy (77 for males, 83 for females compared to 58 and 60 in low income levels), access to improved sanitation …

Canon Master:: Darren Jew

Arctic fox portrait

25 animals way weirder than anything you’ve seen in science fiction [pics]

As a culture that grew up on <i>Star Wars</i>, it can be easy to think the weirdest stuff we’ll ever see will be in sci-fi movies. And there are no shortage …

Zoology

Slow Life

I Watched Russian State Television for a Whole Day

Here's what I learned.<p>Have you heard about the nefarious Polish general who made Napoleon invade Russia? No? You must not have been watching Rossia-1 television on March 31.<p>According to a documentary aired on Russia's main state-run channel, General Michal Sokolnicki's goal was the dismembering of …

New York Public Library Puts 20,000 Hi-Res Maps Online & Makes Them Free to Download and Use

When I was a kid, my father brought home from I know not where an enormous collection of <i>National Geographic</i> magazines spanning the years 1917 to …

New York Public Library

Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, and L.A.

São Paulo

The Most Powerful Piece of Film Criticism Ever Written

James Baldwin's The Devil Finds Work, a book-length essay on race and America and cinema, movingly demonstrates that analysis of art can be art itself.<p>Who's the greatest American movie critic?<p>A lot of folks probably would say Pauline Kael or David Bordwell or Manny Farber; some might argue for more …

Mechanical Principles (1930) by Ralph Steiner

This map shows what the loss of Crimea really means for Ukraine

The swift annexation of Crimea from Ukraine by Russia is one of the biggest international incidents of recent years, with global condemnation leading to sanctions and the worrying possibility of armed conflict.<p>It raises an uneasy question: Is Crimea worth it?<p>In symbolic terms, it's a huge loss. The …

The WIRED Guide to Music in the Modern World | WIRED

OK, you’ve got 20 million songs in your pocket. Now what? With endless choice comes a serious challenge: cutting through all that noise to find the …

Book News: An Essay on Twitter, Rethinking Children’s Books

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is among the winners of this year’s National Book Critics Circle Awards. (Read her story “The Headstrong Historian,” from 2008.)<p>Teju Cole’s “A Piece of the Wall,” a four-thousand-word essay about immigration, was published entirely on Twitter. (Cole spoke to Buzzfeed about …

An Anti-Gay-Marriage Tea Party, French Style?

Last month, marchers filled the streets of Paris and Lyon to protest same-sex marriage, which became legal in France last year. The day after the demonstrations, François Hollande’s Socialist government announced that it would not be putting forward new legislation to make it easier for gay couples …

Paris Reborn and Destroyed

The Paris we know is shaded white and gray, a city of zinc roofs and pale stone façades fitted with iron balconies and crosshatched with whitewashed shutters. Its parks are laced with gravel paths that leave your shoes coated in a fine chalky film. In the blue hour of middle evening, just after the …