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Cover Story: Emma Watson, Rebel Belle

Since her years as Hermione ended, Emma Watson has fought to assert her own identity. Now that she has found her voice—most notably as a U.N. ambassador—she’s revamping a classic stereotype, the Disney princess, in Beauty and the Beast, the live-action musical coming out in March. Watson talks to …

Feminism

Take responsibility for electronic-waste disposal

International cooperation is needed to stop developed nations simply offloading defunct electronics on developing countries, argue Zhaohua Wang, Bin …

Tropical crow species is highly skilled tool user

Following a population crash in the late 20th century, the 'Alalā is now sadly extinct in the wild. In a last-ditch effort to preserve the species, …

Birds

This New Car-Free Neighborhood Redesigns Suburbia

A new development in Mannheim, Germany, is the ultimate walkable community.<p>It’s possible that some people might own a car in a new neighborhood designed for Mannheim, Germany. But they won’t be able to drive up to their doors: The entire neighborhood is car-free, with parking hidden …

Psychology Experts Explain Why 'Pokemon Go' Is So Addictive

I’ve spent my past few days staring at a screen, scouting the nearby terrain for imaginary creatures known as Pokémon.<p>I could have written that same …

Pokémon

The eco guide to noise pollution

Peace and quiet is an increasingly scarce commodity in the modern world<p>Silence is golden – or at least it should be. But according to the Noise Abatement Society (NAS), it’s increasingly rare. “Peace is a precious commodity,” says Poppy Szkiler, of Quiet Mark, part of the NAS.<p>Anti-noise campaigners …

How to Defuse Terrifying Conversations With One Word and Two Questions

Transforming how your brain responds to stomach-turning conflicts is simple... as long as you know the real enemy.<p>We've all had them... more often than we'd like to admit.<p>You mean well. You want resolution. And your intentions are good (mostly). So you swallow hard and head in. Then, somewhere …

Self-help

You changed me: how my English teacher taught impeccable writing

Author <b>Stephen Marche</b> owes part of his success to the eccentrically antiquated Mr B – a stickler for rules, perfect sentences and the English language<p>The relationship that changed me was the relationship that made me – a common enough paradox.<p>Between the ages of 11 and 14, I had an English teacher …

We can eradicate poverty in Britain – if we choose to, that is | Frances Ryan

The UK’s 13 million poor people have been stigmatised by politicians for too long. But a practical solution is possible<p>Poverty is a clever sort of evil. It manages not only to exist in a country as wealthy as ours, but to thrive: 13 million people in the UK live in poverty, according to the Joseph …

How US welfare compares around the globe

<b>Twenty years ago, the US overhauled "welfare" - meaning direct cash assistance to poor families. But how does this aid compare to income support programmes in other high-income countries?</b><p>Now known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), it became more flexible when President Bill Clinton …

A lengthening crack is threatening to cause an Antarctic ice shelf to collapse

A large rift is widening across an increasingly fragile Antarctic ice shelf, scientists found. The crack is spreading across the Larsen C Ice Shelf …

Russian 'Putin mask' activist claims asylum in Ukraine

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1257000/1257127_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532000676_1aa753817e43e1151d84629be8cfe54b<p><b>Ukrainian authorities say a Russian opposition activist has requested asylum in the country.</b><p>Roman Roslovtsev, known for protesting against Russian …

Russia

If you’re moving house, which plants will you take – and which leave behind?

After four decades of tending her Dublin plot, Helen Dillon reveals her must-keeps and mistakes<p>When we bought this house in Ranelagh on the edge of Dublin City 44 years ago, my husband Val insisted we would never leave it, except in our “wooden overcoats”. And I don’t know why, but I’ve always …

Main - Effective Practices

A free online summary of educational research, designed to inform practice on the most effective approaches to improving student performance. Read …

Newly Formed Crop Circle In the UK Amazes Researchers

“The massive crop circle is a humongous 300-foot figure that occupies two acres of land and features a number of mysterious symbols that according to …

The Counterintuitive Way That Microbes Survive in Antarctica

And what it could mean for the search for life on other worlds<p>In July of 2000, during the long, unbroken night of the Antarctic winter, graduate student Jack Gilbert found himself careening through the darkness on a quad-bike. Driving over rocky hills along the continent’s eastern shore, he finally …

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …