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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

Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

Management

An American family saved their son from joining the Islamic State. Now he might go to prison.

<b>CONFRONTING THE CALIPHATE</b> | This is part of an occasional series.<p>SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic State, the militant group that had drawn him to the possibility of dying for Allah, or home …

Islamic State (ISIS)

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 …

Nebulas

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

Mexico

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

The Camera Behind The New Pluto Photos

How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth<p>For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there—even knew its size and gravity—but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic …

Astronomy

The woman who barely sleeps

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

Margaret Thatcher

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

The cult of healthy eating has more in common with religion than science

Food seems simple to study.<p>If we can put a man on the moon, transplant a heart, and manipulate DNA, then surely we can unpack the relationship between eating vegetables and living longer. There’s no obvious difficulty in figuring out if wine decreases risk of heart disease, or if eating red meat …

Holistic Medicine

Wearing a Suit Makes People Think Differently

Formalwear elicits feelings of power, which change some mental processes.<p>Some psychology research in recent years is making an old aphorism look like an incomplete thought: Clothes make the man… Yes? Go on?<p>Clothes, it appears, make the man perceive the world differently.<p>A new study looks …

Psychology

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Mind

24 Latina Celebs Who Have Posed Nude

Whether they're baring all for a cause or a cover, these Latina celebrities prove that being comfortable in your own skin is priceless. Check out these 24 Latina stars who have stripped for the world to see:

MIT uses patent from 1997 to sue Apple over chips

Image copyright Kevin C. Tofel/Gigaom.The Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a patent lawsuit against Apple and its suppliers this week, …

Boston University

Google and Mattel reimagine the View-Master for 2015 with virtual reality support

Remember the View-Master? A few weeks ago, rumors started circulating that Google and Mattel might be bringing an updated version of the stereoscopic toy to market, and now it’s finally arrived.<p>The new View-Master supports Google’s Cardboard virtual reality platform virtual reality platform, which …

Virtual Reality

Samsung to nix bloatware in Galaxy S6 OS, report says

Samsung has been rumored to be improving its TouchWiz Android skin, but it might actually decide to remove all of its own programs in favor of those from Microsoft.<p>Samsung will remove many of its own programs in the upcoming version of its TouchWiz user interface, a new report claims.<p>The new …

Cryptocurrency
Alibaba Group

One-Man Band Firmin Performs the Pink Floyd Song ‘Hey You’ Using Only His Voice and iPad GarageBand Instruments

After conquering the solo from “Comfortably Numb,” one-man band Firmin has taken on the Pink Floyd track “Hey You” from the 1979 album <i>The Wall</i>, …

A$AP Ant says A$AP Yams did not die from an overdose

<i>A$AP Yams (via A$AP Mob Instagram)</i><p>It was revealed over the weekend that A$AP Mob founder <b>A$AP Yams</b> sadly passed away at age 26. Though the cause of …

Best Wines to Pair with Baked Eggs

Eggs aren’t just for breakfast. Here are four wine pairing approaches to try with your baked eggs.<p>Eggs aren’t just for breakfast. They actually make …

White people are more racist than they realize

Whites don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt. Research suggests most harbor “implicit bias” when it comes to race<p>As Americans, we like to think of ourselves as a forgiving people. We've enshrined the assumption of innocence in our legal code; we take pride in giving second chances to those who …

The Lost Girls

The Lost Girls<p>For the thousands of women who have been trafficked into Houston and forced to work as prostitutes in the city’s underground sex trade, …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Beats' Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine Sued Over 'Sham' Deal

Monster Cable founder accuses his former partners of squeezing out his ownership following a deal with HTC<p>A former partner of Beats Electronics …

Music Industry

Have You Guys Seen the Korean Migos?

The plug is in Seoul right now, apparently.<p>Korea has a vibrant hip-hop scene. There's nobody more vibrant in the US hip-hop scene than Migos. So it obviously stands to reason that there would be a Korean Migos. Here they are.<p>We recently covered YG Entertainment rapper Bobby's great year in 2014, …

Migos

Why Mercedes’s Self-Driving Car Is So Much More Tempting Than Google’s

Mercedes-Benz just dreamed up the first tempting self-driving car. And in the process, they show us all what Google was missing.<p>A man pulls his cellphone out of his pocket and hits a button. A glowing vehicle pulls up that looks like it was carved from a single block of silver. The door opens …