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Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Backpacking

The Holocaust’s Great Escape

Shortly after dawn one January day in 1944, a German military truck departed the center of Vilnius, in what is today Lithuania, and rattled southwest …

The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility

The values of Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color in the position, can be seen in every aspect of the institution she runs.<p>In Memorial Hall in the James Madison Building of the Library of Congress, eight quotes of Madison’s are carved into the wall and painted in gold …

The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia

In the most abstract sense, there is nothing noteworthy about a government official meeting with an ambassador from a foreign country. When such an interaction becomes important is when that official is an ally of a presidential campaign that’s got a complex set of possibly inappropriate …

Donald Trump

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari<p>Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely …

Singularity

The Build-Your-Own-Handbag Startup That’s Perfected Mass Customization

How Mon Purse’s Lana Hopkins shook up the supply chain and embraced technology so consumers can design their own bags at non-luxury prices.<p>If you pop into Bloomingdale’s in New York in search of a new handbag, you might notice that, next to the Rebecca Minkoff, Marc Jacobs, and Salvatore Ferragamo …

Use of weaponized drones by ISIS spurs terrorism fears

Late last month, a pair of Islamic State fighters in desert camouflage climbed to the top of a river bluff in northern Iraq to demonstrate an important new weapon: a small drone, about six feet wide with swept wings and a small bomb tucked in its fuselage.<p>The two men launched the slender machine …

The Promise of 3-D Printing Body Parts

Cheap, easy-made prosthetics could address a major need in developing nations.<p>He was barely a teenager when he was grabbed by a Sudanese guerrilla army and forced to become a child soldier. He was made to endure weeks of walking with so little food and water that some of his fellow captives died. …

3D

Climate-Change Denying New Yorkers Are Going To Be Hit Hardest By Rising Sea Levels

As Nathan Kensinger points out in Curbed New York, the places where the city is now rebuilding against the next “Big One” are those where Trump …

Sea Level

Anonymous issues global ‘call to action’ against the Trump regime

Hacker collective Anonymous have just issued a global call to action against the United States – in an effort to take down the Trump regime.<p>A popular …

It will take 170 years for women to be equal to men — unless some things change, study says

It's getting harder to be a woman.<p>That's the conclusion of a new study on the Global Gender Gap from the World Economic Forum. The annual review looks at 142 countries, and evaluates women's standing in the world based on four indexes: educational attainment, health, political empowerment and …

A Syrian family escaped the war but now is stuck in Cairo

CAIRO — In an unfurnished apartment on the outskirts of Cairo, Mohamed Gabr leaned against the cold wall of an empty room and recalled his journey out of Syria.<p>With his house and shop destroyed in the war, Gabr, 47, brought his family to Egypt and registered with the U.N. refu­gee agency.<p>They …

9 questions about the global refugee crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

On World Refugee Day, looking at a 65 million person crisis.<p>“We don’t want them here,” President Donald Trump said on January 27, just before he signed his controversial executive order on immigrants and refugees. “We want to make sure we are not admitting into our country the very threats our …

Enormous extragalactic void is pushing on the Milky Way

The Milky Way galaxy is currently racing through space at about 2 million km/h (1.2 million mph), on a journey towards a gravitational anomaly known …

How solar may save Ukraine's nuclear wasteland

The Ukrainian government wants to turn part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone into a solar farm. Could the site of the world's worst nuclear accident get a new lease of life?<p>In April 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic meltdown. The resulting explosion released some of the …

Scientists create a new kind of matter called time crystals

Proving that there is still so much for science to discover, two groups of scientists have created a new phase of matter called time crystals. Based …

A huge mouth and no anus – this could be our earliest known ancestor

Thought to have lived 540 million years ago, the discovery of <i>Saccorhytus coronarious</i> fossils sheds light on the early stages of evolution<p>You won’t find it in your family album, but a tiny prehistoric creature with a bag-like body, a huge mouth and no anus has become the best candidate yet for our …

Evolution

Deadly violence erupts in eastern Ukraine amid 'worsening humanitarian situation'

Ukrainian soldiers, rebels and civilians have been killed in the latest spate of violence. European officials have warned of a humanitarian disaster …

A Climate Change Economist Sounds the Alarm

Some people who study climate change believe that addressing it later -- when economic growth has made humanity wealthier -- would be better than taking drastic measures immediately. Now, though, one of this group's most influential members appears to have changed his mind.<p>In the early 1990s, …

Carbon Dioxide

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

8 Tips to Become a Millionaire This Year

Becoming rich has more to do with restraint and tenacity than it does brilliance or luck.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millionaire. It’s a title that plenty of us would love to have. But, is that actually feasible?<p>Believe it or not, becoming a millionaire is a goal …

Self-improvement

Solar Wind Is Blasting Earth's Oxygen Onto The Surface of The Moon

Seeding the Moon with the ingredients of life.<p>We all know that there's no air to breathe on the Moon, but new evidence suggests that the lunar …

Electrek green energy brief: 1GW Huawei solar plant largest in world(?), why utilities have already lost, and more

Is this 1GW array actually the largest in the world? – Recently, I’ve read of an Indian and a Chinese solar farm being proclaimed as the world’s largest. Now – I’ve got a 1GW in China saying it is the largest single solar plant in the world. My first thoughts move toward how to optimize operations …

NASA confirms 2016 was the hottest year on record

Another year, another broken temperature record. As early data predicted, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have …

World’s northernmost plus-energy office could spark an energy revolution

Creating a building that produces more energy than it consumes is already a hefty goal – but real estate developer Emil Eriksrød wants to take it …

Pictures Reveal One of the Last Unexplored Places on Earth

Diving miles beneath the sea, an ROV finds a new type of volcanic vent teeming with life near the Mariana Trench.<p>More than 13,000 feet under the sea, scientists have found a volcanic wonderland unlike any other place on Earth.<p>The newfound ecosystem is crawling with life—hairy snails, ghostly …

Newly-discovered protein keeps your biological clock running

We're all familiar with the inescapable effects that the march of time has on our bodies, but the processes that drive aging are still offering up …

Parts of United States are heating faster than globe as a whole | John Abraham

A new study shows the Northeast USA will reach the dangerous 2°C warming threshold faster than most of the rest of the planet<p>Global warming obviously refers to temperature increases across the entire globe. We know the Earth is warming, we know it is human-caused, we have a pretty good idea about …

Climate Change