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'Explosive shock' as Britain votes to leave EU, Cameron quits | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity.<p>Global financial markets plunged on Friday as results from a referendum defied …

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East vs West: Cultural stereotypes explained in 10 simple pictograms - CNN Style

How do you explain the fundamental differences between cultures? If you ask designer Yang Liu, it's better to keep things simple. Liu, who was born in Beijing and moved to Berlin at 13, took on the challenge for <i>East meets West</i> (Taschen), a pocket-sized book of pictographs showing how values …


It’s all the CIA’s fault—how global leaders are trying to discredit the Panama papers

<i>This article was updated at 17:00 PM Hong Kong time on April 5.</i><p>The leaked Panama papers have implicated dozens of world leaders, their relatives, and their business associates, linking them to offshore partnerships and investment companies notorious for tax evasion and money laundering. While the …


India's caste system: ‘They are trying to erase dalit history. This is a martyrdom, a sacrifice’

The suicide of a student prompted grief among relatives and friends … and anger that India’s caste system still wrecks lives<p>Rohith Chakravarti Vemula never lost his poetic flair, even when writing his suicide note. “Never was a man treated as a mind, a glorious thing made up of stardust,” he wrote. …


Harness Siri to Capture Your Thoughts and Seamlessly Put Them Into Your GTD System

If you experiment with Siri you will find her both super helpful and terribly insufficient. I both love and hate Siri for a number of reasons. Let’s …


These are the 15 worst places to live in the UK

uSwitch used 26 different variables — from the average hours of sunshine per year and amount of CO2 in the air, to the number of people in full-time work — and used a proprietary weighting system to rank 138 British regions for their quality of life.<p>As with all lists, where there's a top, there's …

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19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Artificial Intelligence

The baffling Chinese stock market bailout raises some unsettling questions

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And after some $3.4 trillion in value was wiped off the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock markets in three weeks, the Chinese government was very clearly desperate. Fortunately, the rescue it launched this week—including stepping up state investment in stocks …

Stock Markets

The Lazy Quilters Quilt - No Measuring Required! - Tidbits

Shares 559<p>I can count on one hand the number of quilts I’ve made in my lifetime. Being an avid sewer since my teen years, you would think I could at …

The myth of universal beauty

Would you have been beautiful in another era? David Robson discovers that attractiveness is more malleable and subjective than we might imagine.<p>The plus-sized comedian Dawn French would be unlikely to describe herself as a sex symbol, but was she simply born at the wrong time? “If I had been around …

US confirms it will place 250 tanks in eastern Europe to counter Russian threat

Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland will host equipment, says Ash Carter, the US defence secretary<p>The United States will place 250 tanks, artillery pieces and fighting vehicles in seven eastern European countries as a bulwark against Russian aggression, it was confirmed on …


How the eyes betray your thoughts

Look closer at eye movements and you can find out what’s happening inside somebody’s head, says Mo Costandi.<p>It’s sometimes said that the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does …

Top 10 new species for 2015 (pictures)

Fabulous sea slug<p>Spider cartwheels<p>Chicken from hell<p>Parasitic plant<p>Mushroom jellies<p>Wasp house of horrors<p>Live-birth frog<p>Hiding in plain sight<p>Unknown bromeliad<p>Crop circle pufferfish


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Articles about 5 verdant living rooms on - Dwell

A well-designed living room is welcoming, comfortable, and personal.<p>Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>These five architects show us how to get away from it all in style.<p>These homes are in a golden state of …

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Why we fell in love with Leonardo da Vinci

In honour of Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday, BBC Culture asked you to share your favourite works by the great master.<p>Leonardo da Vinci was born on this day in 1452.Not only a talented artist, he also contributed to the fields of anatomy, engineering, biology, mathematics and architecture. His …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …


Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

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Is Google working on a cure for cancer?

Google has filed a patent application, suggesting development of its anti-cancer technology is well under way<p>Google has filed a patent application with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a wrist-worn device that could destroy cancer cells in the blood.<p>The patent application, …


Terry Pratchett: 50 best quotes

<b>Terry Pratchett, whose science-fantasy Discworld novels are some of the best-selling works in English fiction around the world, died on March 12, 2015, aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett sold more than 85 million books worldwide and was full of wit and wisdom. His final</b> …


Sri Lanka seeks to mend ties with India

<b>Colombo, Sri Lanka -</b> Is Sri Lanka becoming a geopolitical battleground between China and India?<p>Over the past five years, Sri Lanka's traditionally close relations with nearby India soured as the government of former president Mahindra Rajapaksa focused on strengthening ties with China in its bid …


Boko Haram is now a mini-Islamic State, with its own territory

Boko Haram controls about 20,000 square miles of territory and is fast becoming a terrorist state razing villages and killing innocent victims<p>After days of razing villages and pitiless massacre, <b>Boko Haram</b> finished the week with its most chilling atrocity.<p>As people bustled through the Saturday …


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India takes giant step to manned space mission

The successful launch of India's first rocket equipped with an astronaut module brings it closer to sending a man into space<p>India took a giant step towards to making its first manned space mission after it successfully launched its latest rocket with a crew module for astronauts.<p>The testing of its …

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