Rumesh Hirantha

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Comey’s rebuke of Trump cuts deep

The former FBI director does more than dish on Trump’s behavior — his book offers a full-throated indictment of Trump’s character.<p>Former FBI Director James Comey pillories President Donald Trump in his soon-to-be-released book, “A Higher Loyalty,” deriding him as a cruel and selfish liar who is …

Donald Trump

Letter to My Younger Self | by Pete Sampras

Dear 16-year-old Pete,<p>You’re about to go pro, and you’re pretty excited. Deep in your heart you know you’re eventually going to succeed. But believe …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

The fitness guru behind the 'Insanity' workout told us the one move you should master now

Let's face it: going to the gym sucks. It's inconvenient. It's expensive. Let's not discuss the smell.<p>But there are plenty of approaches to getting in shape that don't require a membership. Some don't even require leaving the house.<p>One of those techniques is high intensity interval training, a form …

Workouts

The case for an east coast gas reservation policy

A little over a decade ago, then-West Australian premier Alan Carpenter had his back against the wall.<p>Global oil and gas giants determined the new …

Natural Gas

This NSFW Photo Zine Takes an Intimate Look at Women’s Natural Beauty

Photography website <i>Portraits of Girls</i> has released its first-ever printed magazine filled with intimate portraits capturing women’s natural …

Learn to Code: Harvard's Free Online Computer Science Course

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C, SQL, PHP, and More<p>Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science …

ISO Explained for Beginner Photographers

For beginning photographers, one of the hardest parts of learning photography is figuring out all those exposure settings.You know...aperture, …

Shutter Speed

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

Tutorials

A Beginner's Guide to Aperture and Depth of Field

If you've spent any amount of time reading photography tutorials or talking with photographers, you have likely heard the phrase that "photography is …

Landscape Photography

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

Harvard

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Antidepressants

Frustrated With Your Photography? You Need to Watch This...

Who’s not frustrated with their photography from time to time? Often it requires a few days or weeks of slogging through the frustration to get back …

Photography

A Definitive Ranking of Carpool Karaoke Guests

Now with added FLOTUS.<p>Who knew that a British talk show host driving around and having a bit of a sing-song would become such an internet sensation? But James Corden's Carpool Karaoke on <i>The Late Late Show</i> has become a proper phenomenon - every one a treat. So which is the best? Here's our totally …

Music

Einstein’s Brilliant and Unusual Life, in a Graphic Novel

From relativity to romance, an illustrated chronicle of genius.<p><b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18, 1955) is celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius” and his groundbreaking discoveries have changed the course of science, but he was also a man of enormous and thus inescapably fallible …

Books

30 years ago scientists warned Congress on global warming. What they said sounds eerily familiar

It was such a different time — and yet, the message was so similar.<p>Thirty years ago, on June 10 and 11 of 1986, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works commenced two days of hearings, convened by Sen. John H. Chafee (R-R.I.), on the subject of “Ozone Depletion, the Greenhouse …

Climate Change

Fine-particle pollution linked to wider number of cancers, premature births

Researchers have long known that long-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution is implicated in lung cancer and heart disease, but a new study shows it is also associated with sharply higher mortality rates from cancers of the breast, the upper digestive tract and other organs.<p>Between 1998 and …

Pollution

Great Barrier Reef may perish by 2030s as ocean temperatures skyrocket, study finds

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's greatest reservoirs of biodiversity.<p>A World Heritage site, it is currently under assault from …

Oil industry knew of 'serious' climate concerns more than 45 years ago

Researchers warned American Petroleum Institute in 1968 that the release of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels could lead to ‘worldwide environmental changes’<p>The oil industry’s knowledge of dangerous climate change stretches back to the 1960s, with unearthed documents showing that it was warned of …

Climate

Oil and gas companies upbeat despite industry challenges

The world's largest oil and gas companies have addressed the nation's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) conference and predicted a bright future …

Oil & Gas Industry

There's a 'strong case' for $120 oil in 2018

Despite the technical nature of this discussion, I think I can make a strong case for $120 oil in 2018 using only two charts of my own making - one charting global demand, which is more universally agreed upon, and then an overlay of global production, which is more open to prediction.<p>First, …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

An intoxicating renewal of evolutionary theory that coined the idea of the meme and paved the way for Professor Dawkins’s later, more polemical works<p>What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, …

Biology

The return of eugenics

Researchers don’t like the word – but they're running ahead with the idea, and Britain is at the forefront<p>The only way of cutting off the constant stream of idiots and imbeciles and feeble-minded persons who help to fill our prisons and workhouses, reformatories, and asylums is to prevent those who …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Science says teaching your kids this one skill will make them more successful

So, what's one way to give your children a leg up— a single skill that single-handedly increases their chances at success?<p>Science says: <b>Encourage them to learn another language.</b><p>In recent years, scientists and researchers have made breakthroughs in their understanding of bilingualism. In the past, …

Language Learning