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Politeness isn’t enough; we now demand friendliness. And it’s destroying authenticity

“How’s your day going?” can be a truly personal question. It’s banal chitchat if all is well, but if you’re going through immense trauma or crisis, it can feel invasive. Once, it might have been possible to brush off the question with a polite “fine” but we live in a world that no longer settles …

Psychology

Hoard of venomous sea creatures covers Australian shore and it’s a terrifying sight

Running into a single Portuguese Man O’ War can be an extremely frightening experience. With a bubbly top that keeps them afloat and jellyfish-like …

Incoming EPA Adviser Thinks Air Is Too Clean

One of the new White House appointees to a critical environmental panel once said that the air these days is just too clean to promote good …

'It's insane': Ont. patient told she'd have to wait 4.5 years to see neurologist

An Ontario doctor says health-care wait times have reached “insane” lengths in the province, as one of her patients faces a 4.5-year wait to see a …

Health Care

After Years of Neglect, One Dog Becomes a Photographer’s Muse

Photographer Troy Moth has the life he always dreamt of as a teenager, and he shares it with his rescue dog. Together, he and Nikita the dog have …

Is the American dream really dead?

The United States has a long-held reputation for exceptional tolerance of income inequality, explained by its high levels of social mobility. This combination underpins the American dream – initially conceived of by Thomas Jefferson as each citizen’s right to the pursuit of life, liberty and the …

Income Inequality

20+ Best TED Talks to Inspire Creativity

Held annually since 1990, TED Talks have become a go-to source for those looking to learn and be inspired. Creative TED Talks have become a staple of the conferences, with world-renowned artists, photographers, authors, and creative thinkers sharing the secrets of their success.<p>By showcasing their …

Creativity

Groundbreaking system allows locked-in syndrome patients to communicate

Using a device which detects patterns in brain activity, patients paralysed by ALS can answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’ – and tell doctors they are ‘happy’ with life<p>Doctors have used a brain-reading device to hold simple conversations with “locked-in” patients in work that promises to transform the lives of …

US to lift a ban on part-human part-animal embryo development

Medical experts have condemned the US government for its plans to lift a ban on some controversial biomedical research, raising fears that it could …

So, There Is a Shark That Can Live for 400 Years

The Greenland shark is the world's new champion of longevity.<p>Scientists just named the longest-living species of vertebrate animal. It's a creature that can live up to 400 years old, almost twice the lifespan as the oldest giant tortoises or bowhead whales, nature's next runners-up. These lords of …

A California Woman Threw a Weekend-Long Party That Ended With Her Assisted Suicide

The one rule at the party was no crying in front of her.<p>In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and …

Your Guide To Generation Z: The Frugal, Brand-Wary, Determined Anti-Millennials

The generation forged during the Great Recession is entering college and the workforce. Here’s what companies need to know about them.<p>It’s a crisp late-summer day in Tacoma, Washington, and Maya Makino has just started her sophomore year at the University of Puget Sound. She’s 19, which puts her at …

Can we open the black box of AI?

Artificial intelligence is everywhere. But before scientists trust it, they first need to understand how machines learn.<p>Dean Pomerleau can still …

Self-Doubts of a Startup Entrepreneur

<b>A negative mind will never give you a positive life.</b><p>Entrepreneurship is not only a world to define the willpower of operating a business, it is not …

Entrepreneurship

The grim reality of human organ harvesting in China

Imagine being abducted and whisked away to a cell where you spend the next several months or years without charge or conviction.<p>There, authorities …

A new literary genre critiques the scariest, most unbelievable part of life in China—reality

Traditional literary tropes have struggled to describe China’s day-to-day corruption, warp-speed modernization, supersonic development, and political oppression. Mystery, satire, horror—none feel quite expansive enough to begin encompassing the stories of the world’s most simultaneously populous …

Can Your 'Self' Survive Death?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "</i><i>Closer to Truth</i><i>," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Championed by 21 writers you have.<p>Ever come across a book—on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s <i>Bachelor</i> viewing party—that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t really believe you’ve never heard of it …

50 Astonishing Animal Photos of 2015

A flock of sheep walk in the haze in a Beijing suburb, China, Jan. 15, 2015.<br>Lintao Zhang—Getty Images<p>1 of 50<p>There are few things more enjoyable and …

The 20 photographs of the week

Middle East and North Africa,Music,Photography,Asia Pacific,David Bowie,Sport,Culture,Israel,World news,Ukraine,Fashion,Japan,US sports,Art and design,Palestinian territories,Europe,London fashion week,China,Weather,Syria,NFL,London,Fashion weeks,News photography<p>The death of David Bowie, the …

Lake Erie can get extremely violent and these are the photos to prove it

Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty. The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.<p>While gusts of wind over 50 miles per hour might …

Lake Erie

Outdoor Photographer of the Year finalists announced, in pictures - Telegraph

The Inspiring Winners of the 2015 Mobile Photography Awards

UNTITLED Silhouettes Jian Wang 1st Place and Grand Prize winner<p>Today, the winners of the 2015 Mobile Photography Awards were announced. Each image …

How to download and print NASA’s 14 brilliant travel posters at home

What if outer space tourism were possible? The travel posters might look something like this. For its Visions of the Future project, NASA’s Jet …

Posters