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A Slow Cooker Is Your Secret Weapon at Breakfast

Slow Cookers

The 7 best backpacks for travelers

It's versatile enough to handle your needs, and basic enough to take anywhere and everywhere.<p>You don't need to trek through the wilderness or across entire continents to be a backpack person — maybe rolling a suitcase through a crowded terminal just isn't your forte. (Though if it is, there are …

Backpacking

The Saudis are 'drawing lines in the sand' — and showing they are serious about confronting Iran

The move, which followed the Kingdom's decision last week to halt $4 billion in funding for Lebanese security forces, shows that the Saudis "appear to have had enough," said Tony Badran, a researcher at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in the military and political affairs of …

South Asia

Hip-Hop

How One Line Derailed Ludacris' Rap Career<p>Aaron Williams 03.23.18 2 days ago 9 Comments<p>Lil Skies Has The Stage Presence Of A Seasoned Rap Veteran Already<p>Aaron Williams 03.22.18 3 days ago 3 Comments<p>A-Trak Explains How His Team Pulled Off The 'Impossible' Young Thug Video<p>Aaron Williams 03.20.18 5 …

Rap & Hip-Hop

This crazy Image reveals what one of Jupiter's moons looks like compared to Earth

The picture above is of the fourth largest moon in the solar system, Io, placed on top of North America for scale. Io is the closest moon to Jupiter and is one of the most inhospitable places imaginable. Earth's moon, by comparison, is the fifth-largest moon and is nearly the same size as Io. …

Astronomy

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

20 places everyone should visit in South America

Its countries are filled with stunning natural parks, bustling streets, and, of course, incredible food.<p>We've put together a collection of 21 sights to see and experiences to have in South America. From gazing at monumental statues to marveling at the world's highest waterfall, there are plenty of …

South America

19 impossibly detailed views of Earth from space at night

Nothing makes me feel more connected to the rest of the human race than seeing the Earth from space at night.<p>National borders vanish, and rivers of light unite our towns and cities into a single glowing tapestry.<p>Just look at this incredible view of Europe, sparkling with artificial light:<p>Er, wait a …

Sea Level

The Onion got it right in 2003 on the Iraq War

This war will not put an end to anti-Americanism; it will fan the flames of hatred even higher. It will not end the threat of weapons of mass destruction; it will make possible their further proliferation. And it will not lay the groundwork for the flourishing of democracy throughout the Mideast; …

Middle East

3 Things Productive People Never Say | Inc.com

"<i>Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.</i>"<p>Although I'd love to take credit for these words...they actually belong to the late Paul J. Meyer, founder of the Success Motivation Institute (SMI). To say that this …

Time Management

The Airlines With the Most Legroom: A Tall Traveler's Guide

<i>by Cynthia Drescher, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p><b>Newer and more efficient airplanes means airlines are offering longer and longer flights, but can you handle 13 hours with only 30 inches of space?</b> <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> <b>reports which airlines, both domestic and international, offer the best (and the worst)</b> …

Flying

18 Secrets About Being An Astronaut That NASA Won't Tell You

"It's like seven people in a camper van with a porta-potty for two weeks."

Space Science

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar wind currently is stripping away gas at a rate of about 100 grams …

Astronomy

5 things that wouldn’t be happening if America were a functioning democracy

Freedom now means winner-take-all capitalism, and it’s slowly morphing our political system into a plutocracy<p>We Americans have been deceived by the notion that individual desires preempt the needs of society; by the Ayn-Rand/Reagan/Thatcher aversion to government regulation; by the distorted image …

Middle-class

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Wonders of the World

Video: Now NASA can see what the surface of the sun actually looks like

The surface of the sun is a constantly erupting landscape of super-hot plasma, but scientists on Earth are blocked from getting a good look at it by our planet’s atmosphere and magnetic field. So in 2010, NASA launched an observatory to study the sun from space.<p>The Solar Dynamics Observatory orbits …

Astronomy

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

This scene from 'The Empire Strikes Back' led to a huge mystery that 'Star Wars' fans haven't been able to solve for 35 years

If the accident had happened four months later the news would have been in every paper around the world. But at the time Hamill was still an unknown actor who had just finished being the lead in a yet-to-be-released sci-fi movie in which he wore all white and wielded a glowing sword.<p>Hamill had to …

Star Wars

Here is NASA's three-step plan for getting humans to Mars

You might not have noticed, but NASA is pretty excited about Mars. Things have been ramping up lately, what with the convenient pop culture tie-in of the film "The Martian," and NASA has been flooding the Interwebs with optimistic #JourneytoMars speculation.<p>Now the agency has released a plan …

A former Wall Streeter who travels the world on credit-card points says there's one card that's better than the rest

The former Wall Streeter turned "The Points Guy," travels the globe up to six months a year — and he does it for next to nothing, thanks to credit-card rewards and frequent-flyer miles.<p>When he's not jet setting, he's running his website, The Points Guy.<p>In an interview with Vice, Kelly shared the …

Personal Finance

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Robotics

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b><b>Heavy Russian airstrikes hit the Syrian province of Hama on Wednesday</b>, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, continuing a bombing campaign that started last week.<p><b>2</b><b>. Volkswagen's new CEO, Matthias Müller, said in an interview with a German magazine that the company would launch a</b> …

Human Rights

5 cases to watch as Supreme Court term begins

Judges may take up cases on abortion and immigration.<p>After a year in which liberals scored impressive, high-profile Supreme Court victories, conservatives could be in line for wins on some of this term's most contentious issues, as the justices consider cases that could gut public sector labor …

Obama Administration

Do humans stand a chance in Earth’s sixth mass extinction?

Scientists recently suggested that the Earth’s sixth mass extinction has begun. As terrifying as that sounds, surely humans are too smart and too important to get wiped out? Paleontologists have long tried to shed light on this question by looking for general rules that might predict the survival …

Paleontology

4 Memoirs So Compelling, They Read Like Novels

Books

Is this a crashed UFO? Strange sighting on Google Maps baffles internet sleuths

A strange sighting in the Antarctic snow on Google Maps looks like a crashed UFO - can you use Google Maps to figure out what it is?<p>Internet sleuths are convinced that the remains of a crashed UFO can be seen in the snow of the South Pole - via Google Maps.<p>The co-ordinates of the 'crash site' have …

Photographs of the Underwater Telecommunication Cables Tapped by the NSA

Trevor Paglen took a literal deep dive into government surveillance for his latest project.<p><i>This article appears in the September Issue of VICE</i><p>When I met the artist Trevor Paglen to talk about the surveillance state, I found him crouched in the back of a metal bar called Rasputin. He was in Istanbul …

Surveillance

Read These 7 Books Before You Quit Your Job | Inc.com

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur--except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Entrepreneurship

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

James Webb Space Telescope