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These are the Amazon trees that keep the planet cool

Within the botanical menagerie that makes up the Amazon rainforest, which is so important it’s frequently dubbed the “lungs of the planet,” scientists have pinpointed a small number of tree species that are doing the heaviest breathing as they help to slow global warming.<p>Their discovery—that 182 …

Ecology

Hitler’s Strange Last Orders

In the hours before completing his suicide pact with Eva Braun, Hitler found time to leave orders for his art, his people, and dismiss those he felt …

World History

How the Boston Marathon Bombing Hurt Tsarnaev's Homeland

Sgt. Sean Murphy—Massachusetts State Police<p>Sgt. Sean Murphy—Massachusetts State Police<p>Sgt. Sean Murphy—Massachusetts State Police<p>Sgt. Sean …

Why You Should Invest in Europe—Now

What the turning tide overseas means for your portfolio.<p>The last couple of years have proven to be rather miserable for international stocks.<p>From the …

Perfume That Gets Sweeter The Sweatier You Are

If you stink, or know someone who stinks, here’s some potentially life-changing news: the invention of deodorants and perfumes that become more potent as you sweat.<p>Researchers in Northern Ireland have developed chemicals that react with water, releasing aromas contained within. The key ingredient …

Northern Ireland

Pilots Explain When to Actually Worry During a Flight

Scared of flying? Read this before getting on your next plane, and calm down<p>When our Southwest flight smacked into heavy turbulence last week, my four-year-old daughter grabbed my right hand.<p>“Don’t worry, Daddy,” she said. “It’s gonna be OK. It’s just a little bumpy.”<p>I withdrew my hand and …

Snackwaves, sarcasm and survival: meet Russia's most popular YouTubers

From Justin Bieber wannabes to DIY masterminds preparing for the zombie apocalypse, The Calvert Journal profiles the country’s top channels<p>Kate Clapp<p>2,185,508 subscribers<p>Kate Clapp (real name Katya Trofimova) is an entertainment YouTuber from Moscow. Her short, funny videos range from chats about …

5 Things to Look Forward to in 'Game of Thrones' Season 5

The night may be dark and full of terrors, but -- thank the gods -- starting soon it will also be full of new "Game of Thrones" episodes. GoT Season 5 premieres Sunday, April 12 on HBO, and there are dozens of things we're excited to see from the mix of George R.R. Martin's books, "A Feast for …

TV Series

The science behind the perfect chip

How – and where – should you fry the ultimate chips? Veronique Greenwood takes a piping-hot plunge into the secret ways to create fried potato perfection.<p>The very best chips combine a crisp crust with a piping-hot, snowy-white interior – a delicious combination that arises when potatoes descend …

Recipes

The Secret Lives of Hillary and Bill in the White House

Broken lamps, shouting matches, sneaking away to the pool—and other scenes from the Clinton residence during the Lewinsky scandal.<p>White House Florist Ronn Payne remembers one day during the Clinton presidency when he was coming up the service elevator with a cart to pick up old floral arrangements …

Driving

A Con Expert Weighs in on This Week's Better Call Saul Scams

The host of Hustling America tells us how to pull off Jimmy and Marco's tricks in real life.<p><i>Warning: spoilers for the season finale below.</i><p>On the season finale of <i>Better Call Saul</i>, Jimmy goes back to his old Slippin' roots, pulling off cons around Chicago with his old buddy, Marco. And according to …

TV

3 Magical Greek Islands That Tourists Don't Know About

<i>by Lindsay Talbot, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>The secret's out on Mykonos, Santorini, and even Patmos--but on the lesser-known islands of Antiparos, Paros, and Pano Koufonisi, the beaches are unspoiled, the tavernas are rustic, and the pace of life is blissfully slow.<p>Photography by Gabriela Herman<p>I have …

Titus Welliver’s Trek to Stardom

After a quarter century of work spanning NYPD Blue, Deadwood, Lost, The Good Wife, Transformers, the actor is, at long last, the star of his very own …

Julianne Moore

Patriots wallop Broncos, 43-21; Rams edge 49ers, 13-10

Tom BradyoutdueledPeyton Manning, throwing for four touchdowns, andJulian Edelmanreturned a punt 84 yards for a score in leading theNew England Patriotspast theDenver Broncos, 43-21, on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.<p>The 16th matchup between the all-time great quarterbacks wasn't particularly …

Football (U.S.)

Ikea hopes its new motorized standing desk will get you out of your chair

Study after study reveals the same thing: it simply isn't healthy to sit for extended periods of time every day. But making the switch and buying a standing desk is a big commitment. That's where Ikea comes in: the company has brought its stylish looks, reasonable prices, and goofy Swedish names to …