Michael Long

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Google takes on fake news with 'Fact Check' tags in Search and News

Google has launched a new feature on Search and News which shows a "Fact Check" label for certain links, indicating whether a third-party …

Facebook wants to help you spot fake news

Facebook is hoping to curb the spread of fake news with a new educational tool designed to help people spot bogus stories.<p>The social network will feature this new tool at the top of people's News Feeds for the next few days. Look for a banner offering "tips for spotting false news" and click "Learn …

Incredible Photos of Hiking Italy's 'Iron Roads'

Remnants of World War I, these via ferrata take hikers to remote reaches of the Italian Alps—and tell stories of battle and bravery.<p>As my watch beeped twice to signal that 4 a.m. had arrived, I glanced up at the outline of the Tre Cime peaks of the Italian Dolomites to see if there was any sign of …

Make This Fluffy Funfetti Cake in Just 5 Minutes!

If you're dying for more color in your life, look no further than this quick and easy Funfetti cake! All you need is a few minutes and a few ingredients to whip up the perfect afternoon treat. This is bound to be your new dessert staple.<p>5-Minute Funfetti Cake<p>From Lucas Lerman, POPSUGAR …

NASA Just Released the Top Designs for Our Future Martian Homes

The surface of Mars is a barren landscape riddled with peril. From high energy radiation to barreling sandstorms, it is unbearably dry and currently …

4 Ways You Can Build Up Your Belief While Hitting Rock Bottom

Happiness is a beautiful thing, but I guess you already found out, that everything worth having comes with some level of struggle and sacrifice. I …

New psychology research identifies exactly where most people fail when setting big personal goals

We all got the memo about how to create effective goals. Keep it real, the productivity experts tell us. Our objectives should be specific, measurable, and attainable.<p>When we make resolutions before a new year, most people abide by these rules of thumb. Unfortunately, our minds also exploit a …

Psychology

Do You Really Know Who You Are?

<b>I have a question for you...Do you really know who you are?</b><p><b>Read this (ideally, out loud and with feeling) to find out:</b><p>I am amazing.<p>I am beautiful.<p>I am unique and there will never, ever be another like me.<p>I am a child of this universe.<p>I am a spark of the energy of this universe.<p>I am a masterpiece.<p>I …

Forestry

7 Filters for Making Clean Drinking Water in a Snap

When high-quality H2O is a must, turn to these tools.<p>Whether you're backpacking through remote locations, visiting a foreign country, or surviving the apocalypse, having access to clean drinking water is vital for staying healthy.<p>Even when water looks clean, it can be rife with bacteria, …

FCA crackdown: UK crowdfunding will get harder, but your money will be safer

Crowdfunding is risky, we know that, but just how risky is it?<p>Is lending money to a small family business via a small platform like Folk2Folk more or …

Crowd Funding

5 Android navigation apps for those who are sick of Google Maps

Don't get me wrong: Google Maps is the king of the online mapping industry, but that doesn't mean that the Google Maps app is the best navigation app for your Android phone. There are plenty of other navigation apps on the market, and most of them are just as speedy and accurate as Google Maps …

How to Pack Lighter When You Go Hiking and Camping

Don't carry stuff you don't need. Your back will thank you.<p>Finding ways to cut weight from your pack is an essential part of the pre-hike process. Lightening the load allows you to move faster in the backcountry and staves off fatigue as you carry your pack over longer distances. Still, it's hard …

Backpacking

Frankenstein's monster would have wiped out mankind within 4,000 years, study finds

It is one of the enduring questions of nineteenth century fiction: should Frankenstein have granted his monster its freedom?<p>Now, in a rare example of science settling a literary debate, researchers have concluded that Mary Shelly’s hero was absolutely right to deny the “creature” his dream of …

These Individual Coffee Pour-Overs Are Awesome

In a world that's constantly developing technology to improve your cup of coffee, stumbling upon a simple, no-frills but ingenious new product is refreshing. When the company in question happens to have a noble goal--in this case, donating water filters to areas in need--it's not only refreshing …

Do You Love Camping in the Mountains? So Did People 11,000 Years Ago.

Ancient mountain peoples made their home in some of Wyoming’s most popular outdoor recreation areas—and alpine archaeologists are just beginning to unlock the secrets.<p>Daylight was fading in Wyoming’s remote Wind River Range, and I turned on my headlamp to look for one final piece of firewood. I was …

Why you haven't seen London until you've done this pub crawl

Rich in tall tales and superlative ales, these pubs deliver some of London’s most fascinating historical nuggets. Take an afternoon to wend your way around them, soaking up the atmosphere while you partake of a pint or two.<p><i>This walk features in Camra’s excellent new London Pub Walks guide – out</i> …

This Flat-Pack Trailer Can Be Built With Just a Screwdriver In Under 1 Hour

Design studio Duffy London has imagined a way to make compact camping trailers that fold up flat for shipping, letting customers assemble them at …

20 great UK walks with pubs, chosen by nature writers

Pull on your boots and enjoy the countryside in all its autumn glory. Ten of Britain’s best nature writers reveal their favourite routes – and where they like to refuel on the way<p><b>20 more UK walks with pub pit stops</b><p><b>Length: 11miles<br>Time: 5</b>½ <b>hours<br>Start/finish: Grassington National Park Centre</b> …

The best budget hotels for UK city breaks

An expert guide to the best cheap hotels for UK city breaks, including the top places to stay for city-centre boltholes, al fresco bars, rooftop swimming pools and impressive spas, in Bath, London, York, Edinburgh and Manchester.<p>Bath<p>With sweeping, honey-stone Georgian crescents and terraces spread …

Want to Get Better in the Kitchen? Here Are 4 Easy(ish) Dishes to Master

From chili verde to French omelets, J. Kenji López-Alt, proprietor of The Food Lab, shares the four dishes to add to your arsenal.<p>Are you finding that your steaks always come out tasting like a wet kitchen sponge? Still using store-bought tomato sauce like a plebeian? Eating at home doesn’t have to …