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Adele: 'the music industry is a death trap'

<b>In April 2008, just two months after Adele released her debut album, Stuart Husband sat down to talk with the 19-year-old singer. In this archive interview, "the new Amy Winehouse" talks about hype, her family and how she discovered jazz</b><p>Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is sitting at a pavement table of a …

Music

Secretive Augmented Reality Startup Magic Leap Raising $827 Million

Magic Leap wants to change your reality. And apparently they need a lot of money to do it.<p>The secretive augmented reality startup–think Google Glass meets Oculus Rift–is raising $827 million in a new Series C round, according to a Delaware filing obtained by FORBES from private market data provider …

Like Soviet Russia in 1959, has China already peaked?

<i>“Living in a world strewn with the wreckage of the Soviet empire it is hard for most people to realise that there was a time when the Soviet economy,</i> …

Toxoplasma Parasite Alters Host's Personality and Brain Behavior

<b>Melbourne researchers have discovered how a common parasite hijacks host cells and stockpiles food so it can lie dormant for decades, possibly</b> …

Science

Watch Adam Sandler’s Updated ‘Chanukah Song Part 4’ Video

Much like how Adam Sandler‘s “Thanksgiving Song” remains a holiday classic, the comedian’s “The Chanukah Song” continues to be an unofficial anthem …

Paris attacks: Anonymous declares war on Islamic State

Hacker group Anonymous says in a video that it will "hunt" Islamic State after its terrorist attacks in Paris, France on Friday<p>Anonymous has posted a video declaring war against Islamic State following a series of terror attacks in Paris that have left at least 129 people dead.<p>The hacker group, …

Cyber-attacks

Rounding Up The Last Of A Deadly Cattle Virus

There are only two diseases that humans have wiped from the face of the earth. One is smallpox. The other one, you may not have heard of.<p>It's a cattle disease called rinderpest. Even the name sounds scary. It's German for "cattle plague." It was once one of the most fearsome diseases on the …

What the Heck is a Porous Liquid?

Scientists at the Queen’s University Belfast have just invented the world’s first “porous liquid,” and it’s being hailed as a major breakthrough. But …

Pull Quote

New data reveal five seemingly impossible things about the dwarf planet.<p>For such a small world, Pluto has an incredible diversity of features, including flowing glaciers, curiously pitted terrains, hazy skies, and multi-colored landscapes. Now scientists from the New Horizons mission have revealed …

The Lytro Immerge is an insanely sophisticated camera for virtual reality

Lytro has clear ambitions to be a leader in virtual reality. Now it has the hardware to prove it.<p>The company just took the wraps off of an entirely …

Zombie physics: 6 baffling results that just won't die

When a scientific result seems to show something genuinely new, subsequent experiments are supposed to either confirm it — triggering a textbook …

Physics

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Los Angeles

Vintage Adverts Featuring Demonic Children & Evil Teens

Whether by choice or design, the following collection of vintage adverts from The Advertising Archives come complete with numerous demonic looking …

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain

<b>Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain</b><p>Recently I came across this interesting article: <b>Shifting from Pedagogy to Heutagogy</b> and whilst …

Anorexic woman's dramatic transformation

Charlotte Brontë sketch identified as self-portrait

Experts say author made drawing, sketched on her school atlas, years before writing Jane Eyre in which protagonist draws herself in similar fashion<p>A sketch of a woman’s head by Charlotte Brontë, previously thought to be of another pupil drawn while the author was at boarding school in Brussels, has …

Persian Gulf heat: It may become too hot for humans to survive, study warns

<b>(CNN) —</b> We frequently hear of the future dangers that human-caused climate change could bring, but few paint as bleak a picture as the one laid in a new study released this week.<p>The study by authors from Loyola Marymount University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers a harsh …

Climate Change

The teen who made a revolutionary robot arm

In the video above, watch the story of how a 19-year-old inventor came up with a truly remarkable robotic limb.<p><i>Over the next month, we’re celebrating technology and innovation in a new series called Bright Sparks. As part of the series, we’re bringing back some of our favourite articles about the</i> …

Loneliness

Walmart Is Raising Wages, And No One Is Happy

After the retailer reported a gloomy profit outlook, neither investors nor labor advocates are satisfied.<p>Walmart's high-profile pay hikes for employees — which aimed to appease workers, improve sales, and address the discount retailer's notorious reputation for low wages — are pleasing no one at …

Viruses Can Be Genetically Modified To Transmit Energy

Viral solar panels could be most efficient ever<p>Plants absorb sunlight and convert it to energy with nearly perfect efficiency—none of the energy goes to waste. Electrical engineers are always striving for that kind of efficiency, but nowhere is it more pronounced than in solar panels. Even the best …

Solar Panels

A Constitutional Right to Hovercraft?

The U.S. Supreme Court considers an odd case from Alaska, with the fraught question of federal management of Western lands hovering in the background.<p>“Raisins are not wild animals even when they are dancing,” Michael McConnell told the U.S. Supreme Court last term, thereby winning the first annual …

Forests

Putin is gaining a lot of supporters in the Middle East

Posters of Putin are popping up on cars and billboards elsewhere in parts of Syria and Iraq, praising the Russian military intervention in Syria as one that will redress the balance of power in the region.<p>The Russian leader is winning accolades from many in Iraq and Syria, who see Russian …

Middle East

Gwyneth Paltrow Recalls Being Told Not to Appear “Ambitious” in Her Early Hollywood Days

The Oscar winner says ambition used to be “a bad word” in Hollywood for women.<p>Today, <b>Gwyneth Paltrow</b> is recognized as an Oscar-winning actress, successful entrepreneur, and unapologetically outspoken celebrity. But when Paltrow was starting out in Hollywood in the early 1990s, the Goop empress …

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

8 of the Spookiest Hotels Around the World

The astonishing village where little girls turn into boys aged 12

In every way, Johnny is physically and biologically male. But, astonishingly he did not grow a penis until he hit puberty.<p>He is one of many children who live in Salinas, an isolated village in the southwestern Dominican Republic, who are seemingly born female, only to become men in their teenage …

Richard Dawkins interview: 'It must be possible to construct life chemically, or in a computer'

Photograph: Terry Smith/The Life Images Collection/Getty<p>Richard Dawkins at Oxford in 1976, pictured right, studying insect behaviour with student Ted …