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This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

No Rest For The Wicked

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of …

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Spanish police arrest Dani Alves banana thrower suspect

<b>Spanish police say they have arrested a spectator suspected of throwing a banana at Barcelona's Brazilian footballer Dani Alves last weekend.</b><p>The racist incident took place as the player was about to take a corner in a match at Villarreal on Sunday.<p>Alves responded by peeling and eating the banana - …

Soccer

15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview

The novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they begat<p>On a cold night in January, George R.R. Martin sits inside the Jean …

Sid Meier's latest Civilization game reaches for the stars

If you were worried that legendary game developer Sid Meier wouldn't get his chance to make a new <i>Alpha Centauri</i>, it's time to put those fears to bed. <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> is coming this fall, and, as the name suggests, it takes the venerable PC strategy series to the stars. As <i>Rock, Paper,</i> …

Incredible Portraits Of Boston Marathon Survivors With Messages Of Healing And Hope To The World

"Keep running."<p>As the one-year anniversary of the bombing at the Boston Marathon approaches, photographer Robert X. Fogarty, known for his message-on-skin portrait project called "Dear World," asked marathon survivors, first responders and supporters to return to the finish line.<p>He captured their …

Watch 40 Years Of Wind Farms Spreading Across The Country

We’ve gone from one small collection of turbines in 1975 to nearly 1,000 wind farms–capable of generating enough electricity for 15 million homes.<p>Recent NASA studies on the effects of climate change have been rather harrowing, highlighting the need for alternative energy sources. NASA climate …

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

This Martini-liveried LEGO Porsche 911 RSR is awesome

Classic Porsche racing lines, recreated with interlocking bricks.<p>If you haven't yet seen <i>The Lego Movie</i>, go out and get yourself inspired to build something. Take this, for instance: Malte Dorowski's exacting tribute to the Porsche 911 RSR. Built in 1974, the actual race car was a privateer racer's …

Lego

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Graphene

White House on the Obama-Ortiz selfie: Ugh

President Obama's press secretary reveals that the White House objects to Samsung's use of a selfie taken by its sponsored slugger, Red Sox' David Ortiz.<p>The president of the United States is just another celebrity.<p>Yes, just like Ellen Degeneres or the Rich Housewives of Some Suburban Hell.<p>So surely …

The White House

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

George Bush to Voluntarily Release 24 Portraits of World Leaders

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Wire loves George Bush's second act as a painter and so tomorrow is like our own personal …

Gorilla

The Best GIFF You'll See Today

Somebody Dropped A GoPro From A Plane Into A Pig Pen, And The Footage Is Amazing (VIDEO)

There are two versions of this story.<p>In one, about eight months ago somebody flying in a plane dropped a GoPro camera. The camera fell from the sky …

Barocook

Whether you're backpacking through the bush or riding the rails, you need to eat. When stopping at a café just isn't an option and carrying a cookstove and fuel isn't convenient, the opportunities to enjoy a hot meal or beverage become scarce. Luckily, the Alpine-minded innovators at Korea's …

Kitchens

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

'Maleficent' Trailer: Sympathy for the Mistress of All Evil – /Film

In Disney’s original <i>Sleeping Beauty</i>, the divide between good and evil was a pretty clear-cut one. Aurora and her beloved Prince Phillip were good, …

‘300: Rise of an Empire' Trailer: The Ecstasy of Steel and Flesh – /Film

Early in the latest trailer for <i>300: Rise of an Empire</i>, <b>Eva Green</b>‘s Artemisia hisses something about “the ecstasy of steel, flesh, sweat and muscle, …