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20 striking photos of international borders from around the world

While some boundaries simply consist of markings on a road, in areas of political turmoil borders are marked by high fences and heavily guarded gates.<p>From the USA-Canada border, which spans over 5,000 miles, to satellite images that capture the brightly lit border of India and Pakistan at night, …

Space

Try to answer the 3-question quiz the cofounder of $2.8 billion startup Slack once asked every new hire

But to judge by a quiz favored by the cofounder of enterprise-communications startup Slack, which is valued at $2.8 billion, it seems that the bar for nontechnical knowledge at hot startups is much lower.<p>In an interview with The New York Times on Sunday, Slack cofounder and CEO Stewart Butterfield …

Startups

The CEO of one of the fastest-growing business apps ever used an ingeniously simple analogy to explain why companies succeed

Before building his $2.8 billion startup Slack, which many consider the fastest-growing business app ever, Butterfield ran another hot startup called Flickr, which was sold to Yahoo for over $20 million.<p>He also has a master's in philosophy, with a focus on biology, cognitive science, and philosophy …

Startups

This stunning combat art reveals what aerial warfare was like during World War II

Thanks to the digital camera, battlefield artists are quickly fading in relevance.<p>But handcrafted battlefield art often best evokes the realities of past armed conflict. Art from the skies of World War II is an fascinating genre unto itself.<p>Check out this blast-from-the-past aerial-combat art, a …

Military

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

Happiness

He Overheard This Father Saying This Very Strange Thing At The Airport To His Daughter

Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.<p>Standing near the security …

Airports

4 Gmail tricks that will completely change your workday​ ​

Sometimes it's fantastic, like when my best friend and I send each other cool links all morning while simultaneously talking on Gchat. But other times, as I'm watching my inbox fill up at the speed of light, it can just be overwhelming.<p>Gmail and I have finally come to a mutually respectful …

Productivity

DEAR AMERICA: Here's why everyone thinks you have a problem with guns

2015 has seen a flurry of high-profile mass shootings in America.<p>In what's become a disturbing routine during his presidency, Barack Obama has pleaded with lawmakers to change America's gun laws.<p>"This is something we should politicize. It is relevant to our common life together," a visibly …

Guns

Russia's secret space shuttles have been sitting in plain sight for 22 years

In 1974, Russia launched its largest, most expensive project in space exploration history.<p>The stars of the project, called the Buran program, were its space shuttles, which were built in secret from designs the Soviet secret police stole from NASA.<p>It's hard to pin a number on just how much the …

Space Exploration

20 shocking photos that show the many ways humans are destroying the Earth

To say the past was a simpler time is up for debate, but one thing can't be denied: We live in a time of excess. As our global population grows, humanity's effect on the planet multiplies exponentially.<p>This concept is illustrated in a new book, "Over-development, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER)<i>,"</i> …

Google Earth

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Wikimedia

Rare, eerie photos of the Civil War

The Civil War through the lenses of Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner

9 Mesmerizing GIFs Of Dangerous Storms In Tornado Alley

Storm chaser Mike Hollingshead took these images of dangerous severe weather storms in Nebraska. Amazingly, Hollingshead created the GIFs from single photos (not time-lapses or videos) using Photoshop.

10 amazing photos of nature taken at the perfect moment

In last year's contest, there were more than 18,000 entries to the contest. Photos are divided into four categories: travel portraits, outdoor scenes, sense of place, and spontaneous moments.<p>Entries for this year's contest are being accepted until June 30th. If you think you've got what it takes, …

Nature Photography

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

These photos show how crazy May Day used to be during the Cold War

But for decades, "I nternational Workers Day" was an opportunity for the Soviet-aligned bloc to show off its military hardware.<p>In leftist and Soviet-allied regimes around the world, dictators would send their militaries into major public areas in ostentatious shows of authority and force. There was …

Cold War

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35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

The Best Web Development Tools You Probably Aren’t Using

As a web developer, you’ll always come across bugs in your code and new development techniques that you think could apply to existing websites. …

20 things Wisconsinites always have to explain to out-of-towners

1. 40° F weather is perfectly acceptable shorts weather.<p>Because, you know, it’s not our average of -20° F.<p>2. Cheese curds are a Wisconsin …

Tom Cotton’s unpatriotic forefathers: Treasonous Iran letter not the first time GOP has crossed the line

<b>(AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>The ideology of movement conservatives is not simply partisanship. It is an attack on American democracy itself<p>Heather Cox Richardson<p>March 15, 2015 11:00am (UTC)<p>The Republican senators who warned Iranian officials that any agreement they made with President Obama would not …

Exploring the Latest CSS Animation Trends in Web Design

The web is an ever-evolving medium propelled forward by enthusiastic developers and creators. Animation is just a slice of web design that has risen …

GoPro cameras capture daredevil’s stunning flight over Swiss Alps

Want to know what it’s like to fly over mountains like Superman? Ask Seattle-based daredevil Brandon Mikesell, who soared over the Swiss Alps in a wingsuit last year, capturing stunning footage of his flight on GoPro cameras strapped to his helmet and suit.<p>Zooming past sheer cliff faces and over …

The 10 Best Parallax Design Tutorials Ever

Parallax scrolling is nothing new to web design. If anything, this effect must be used more often to create stunning and attractive pages on your …

Niagara Falls freezes over as polar vortex drops temperatures – pictures

It is so cold across North America that the normally rushing falls of the Niagara river have partially frozen. The river is still flowing underneath the ice, which isn’t expected to melt any time soon as temperatures continue to stay below freezing

This National Park In Canada Might Be One Of The Prettiest Places In The World

Some U.S. national parks are expected to raise their entrance fees this year, but one thing will likely stay the same: the crowds. The only way to really avoid crowded parks is to find a lesser-known alternative, and we've found just the place to escape to. Nahanni National Park Reserve, which many …

National Parks

15 Interview Questions To Ask Your Next Boss

I would hate to think that you would take a new job at a place where they didn’t at some point stop the interview process to ask you “Do you have any questions for us?”<p>All good employers do that. If you don’t get the chance to ask your questions, don’t even think about taking the job! Remember what …

11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

Japan