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Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Slavery, long banned and universally condemned, persists in many corners of the world, victimizing tens of millions of people.

Wonder Woman's Giant Painting Is A Modern Masterpiece

If you’ve seen <i>Wonder Woman</i>, you’ll remember that at the start of the movie, a young Diana has her history explained to her via an enormous painting. …

Art

What I’ve Learned From Tinkering With the Raspberry Pi for Five Years

Today is Pi Day and what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone’s favorite $35 …

Raspberry Pi

The gym-free workout for football | FourFourTwo

<b>Single leg Romanian deadlifts</b><i><br>Sets</i>: 5-8<p><i>Reps</i>: 5-8<p>More after the break<p><i>Rest period</i>: 1-2 minutes<p>“Stand on one leg and bend forwards while bracing your …

Looking Inside an Opera Singer's Head With an MRI Is So Freaky

For a never-before-seen look at how an opera singer is able to produce such an amazing sound, German baritone Michael Volle performed <i>Song to the</i> …

This Is The Hoverboard We've All Been Dreaming Of

This weekend, after much doubt as to whether his latest creation was real or not, jet ski champion Franky Zapata set a new Guinness World Record for …

The Airplane Seating Arrangement that Triggers 'Air Rage'

New research shows that the mere presence of a first class cabin on an airplane—plus the added experience of having to shuffle through this cabin …

Rhianna Pratchett Remembers Her Father Terry: "He Didn't Teach Me Magic, He Showed Me"

If you haven’t already read the tribute to Terry Pratchett by his daughter Rhianna that was posted over the weekend, drop everything and read it now. …

Dad Immortalized In His Favorite Game By Grieving Son

John Hathway’s father was a big fan of the <i>Diablo</i>-style action RPG <i>Grim Dawn</i>. He liked it so much that during an emergency room visit, he left the game …

Grieving

George Saunders Explaining Why a Bad Story is Like a Bad Date Is the Greatest Thing Ever

This new video from Ken Burns’ series about story is just so awesome. George Saunders, author of The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, explains why …

Books

This May Be Why Some of Us Have Given Up on Gun Control

We still don’t know all the details of the deadly mass shooting that occurred at a center for the developmentally disabled in San Bernardino, Calif., …

Mental Health

Star Wars' Greatest Screenwriter Wrote All Your Other Favorite Movies Too

Lawrence Kasdan’s keen ear for dialogue defined the movies of the 1980s and 1990s. From <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> to <i>The Big Chill</i>, from <i>Silverado</i> to <i>Body</i> …

The 10 funniest 'Star Wars' spoofs of all time

<i>Star Wars</i> is a space fantasy, a galactic fairy tale, a Skywalker family soap opera and a classic good vs. evil adventure story with mythological heft.<p>…

How People Actually Fought With Swords

From <i>Gladiator</i> to <i>Braveheart</i>, most historical fiction about fighting with swords is kinda <i>wrong</i>, influenced more by performance art than how people …

Martial Arts

Cartoonist Sheds Light On Your Darkest, Most Irrational Fears

Beware the killer cookie cutters.<p>Is there a boogeyman hiding in my closet, preparing to pounce from under my pile of dirty laundry? Can my cat read my mind? Is everyone hanging out without me?<p>Most fears are irrational -- even those we have to shoo away as rational adult humans. To address the weird …

Mad Max: Black & Chrome Is Fury Road The Way George Miller Intended It

One of the most striking things about <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> is the insane palette, full of rich, bright primary colors. But director George Miller said …

Mad Max

The Okavango: why you need a safari in Botswana's delta

Sitting at the geographical heart of southern Africa, Botswana's Okavango Delta is the closest thing to Eden left on the planet. Amid the sandy thorn-scrub of the Kalahari Desert, its 15,000 square kilometres of champagne-coloured rivers, papyrus-choked reed beds and lily-covered lagoons represent …

Wildlife

Why Some People Are More Interesting And Engaging Storytellers

Whether over a campfire or simply a cup of coffee, there’s no denying the pleasure we derive from sharing and listening to stories.<p>And while …

Public Speaking

How to Deal With Harsh Criticism of Your Writing

There’s nothing more vulnerable than the act of making up stories. Whether it’s an introspective personal story or a seat-of-your-exploding-pants …

Self-help

Raiders of the Lost Ark is a classic, learn how it was made with one page

<i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> is a wonderful movie in almost all regards, but have you ever sat down to really explore the craft that went into its creation?<p>Editor Vashi Nedomansky has created a "one page film school" for <i>Raiders</i>, and it goes into detail about everything from the trailer, to how the film …

Why Are There Clouds And How Do They Form?

The latest episode of MinuteEarth offers a surprisingly deep dive on the origins of clouds, (explaining, for example, why warm, humid air is more …

The Forgotten Reason Why Alien Is Such A Classic Movie

What makes <i>Alien</i> such a classic? Is it the iconic monsters? The story? The way it was shot? Sure, it's all of those. But there's also another reason …

Horror Movies

Las Vegas Through the Lens of a Location Scout

Artist Catherine Borg's newest project finds Sin City amid photographs taken for the 1995 film Casino.<p>Approached from the highway, the Las Vegas Strip appears as if in a pop-up book. Dazzling and disorienting in color and scale, it looks flat against the monochrome desert. In the popular …

How To Create A Virtual "Body" For Your Uploaded Mind

The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your mind can live on forever, and expand its capacity in ways that …

C.J. Cherryh Explains The Key To Creating Terrific Female Characters

How do you go about creating female characters that have the same charisma and depth as the male ones? People debate this endlessly, and come up with …

The Hottest And Coldest Temperatures Allowed By Conventional Physics

You've probably heard of absolute zero, but what do you call the opposite end of the temperature spectrum?<p>This visualization from the BBC starts with …

Physics

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition