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The 12 best podcasts of 2016, according to Apple

This year's list includes Malcolm Gladwell, a retired Navy SEAL, and shows about mystery and murder. In its list, Apple said true-crime shows, politics, and radio dramas were particularly hot in 2016.<p>Here are the top 12 podcasts Apple said were the best in 2016, along with the company's comment:

Anna Faris

You’re not done with Skyrim until you’ve found these 10 hidden quests

There comes a point during most playthroughs of Skyrim Special Edition or even on Skyrim Nintendo Switch when you reach a level of fatigue, whether …

The Elder Scrolls

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …

Mentat will apply for jobs on your behalf and guarantee you get an interview

Did you know nowadays there are more people who dislike their jobs than like them?<p>While there was once a time where the vast majority of Americans were happy with their current job, now anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of employees are dissatisfied with their current position.<p>Combine that statistic …

Buzz Aldrin developing a 'master plan' to colonize Mars within 25 years

Aldrin and the Florida Institute of Technology are pushing for a Mars settlement by 2039, the 70th anniversary of his own Apollo 11 moon landing<p>Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop “a master plan” for colonizing Mars within 25 years.<p>The second man to walk on the …

Space Science

21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words [Infographic]

That sort of painful, sort of bittersweet, sort of wistful feeling you get looking out the window or driving at night or listening to a far-off train whistle? There's a word for that in Japanese.<p>Few of us use all--or even most--of the 3,000 English-language words available to us for describing our …

China is distorting history ahead of its big World War II commemoration

Even China's Global Times, a tabloid owned by the People's Daily Communist Party newspaper, said China had gone too far by putting photos of an actor portraying Mao Tse-tung (now Mao Zedong) on posters for a movie on the Cairo Conference of 1943.<p>Mao was not in Cairo for the meeting on war strategy …

China

World War II ended 70 years ago — here's the planned US invasion of Japan that never happened

The surrender came after months of bombing raids across the Japanese countryside, two atomic bombs, and the Soviet Union's declaration of war on the island nation.<p>The iron resolve of the Japanese was a major factor the US anticipated while planning the invasion of mainland Japan. The culture known …

War

How the UK found Japanese speakers in a hurry in WW2

<b>It's 70 years since Japan surrendered and World War Two ended. But when war with Japan first broke out at the end of 1941 Britain had been woefully unprepared - not least because almost no-one in Britain could speak Japanese.</b><p>The only place that taught the language was the School of Oriental and …

Japan

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture on PS4 makes the apocalypse peaceful

You never see people, but you can’t escape them<p>At the outset of the game you have no information; you don’t know who you are or where you are, and you certainly don’t know why you’re there. You’re on a quiet street, in what you’ll soon discover is a small, charmingly quaint English village in the …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Too soon to call 'proved' on warp drive space travel

Travel to the moon in just four hours; make it to Mars in 70 days; complete the 7.5 billion km journey to Pluto in 18 months.<p>It sounds incredible, …

Space Travel

Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?

<b>The Eagle was built by the Nazis and fought for Hitler in World War Two - so how did a tall ship that once flew the swastika end up as a training vessel for new US Coast Guard cadets?</b><p>Driving home along the coast of Connecticut one winter's evening, Tido Holtkamp saw a ghost.<p>There she was - moored …

Has Nasa found another 'Earth' in corner of Milky Way?

Astrophysicists at Nasa today annouce they have found new Earth-like worlds<p>• Nasa finds ‘another Earth’ in Milky Way which ‘would feel a lot like home’<p>The science world is abuzz with anticipation as Nasa holds a press conference on Thursday to announce ‘new discoveries’ from its Kepler mission, …

Why The Speed of Light Matters

When physicists announced last week that they had detected subatomic particles, called neutrinos, that appeared to be traveling faster than the speed …

Physics

The Theory of Relativity in 18 minutes | Suketu Bhavsar | TEDxCPP

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity

Nazi telegram that sent Hitler into a rage sells for over £35,600 at auction

A telegram from Hitler's second-in-command in the final days of the Second World War asking the Führer to hand over the reins of power sold for more than twice its expected price<p>An infamous Nazi telegram sent to Adolf Hitler that threw him into a rage after Hermann Göring, his second-in-command, …

Largest Spiral Galaxy in Universe Revealed

Astronomers have crowned the universe's largest known spiral galaxy, a spectacular behemoth five times bigger than our own Milky Way.<p>The title-holder …

The Americans are coming! Some in a Texas county fear an Obama-led U.S. military invasion.

As the U.S. prepares to launch a massive training exercise there this month, many suspect it’s a secret plot to spy on them, confiscate their guns and ultimately establish martial law in Texas.<p>As the U.S. prepares to launch a training exercise there this month, many suspect it’s a secret plot to …

Obama Administration

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Urban Explorer Finds The Sad Remains Of The Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Ralph Mirebs, an urban explorer and photographer in Russia, has revealed extraordinary photos of Soviet space shuttle prototypes gathering dust in an …

David Icke | Home

IGN's Top 5 E3 2015 Hopes

Do We Dare to Dream?<p>E3 is about to start and as it approaches our hopes get one step closer to becoming reality. During the last week we've talked …

Inside The Bizarre World Of Scientific Research

Not all brilliant discoveries happen in MIT’s cutting-edge labs or Google’s over-the-top offices. In his new series <i>Ways of Knowing</i>, photographer Daniel Stier documents a less-glamorous setting for innovation: the scientific research institute. What he found tucked away in basement laboratories and …

Trickle-down’s middle-class massacre: Failure of conservative economics should discredit these bankrupt ideas forever

<b>(AP/Mary Altaffer/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Supply-side economics hollowed out the middle class. It’s time to stop listening to the architects of inequality<p>David Madland<p>June 13, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class”<p>On April 30, …