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South Korea, Japan Vow to Intercept North Korea Launch Debris

SEOUL — South Korea has vowed to shoot down any missile parts in their airspace from an anticipated rocket launch this month by North Korea.<p>North Korea said Tuesday it planned to launch an Earth observation satellite on a rocket between Feb. 8 and 25, but that has been dismissed by many as a cover …

Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps?

You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels, interrupts the story. Your eyes travel first to your home country, then to the country where you spent a summer abroad, and then, finally, sweep around the map looking for the …

Africa

How Do You Know When You Have Had Enough in a Relationship?

I am proud of the people who stay in marriages and relationships a lot longer than most. As many people know, the divorce rate is right around 50% these days and a lot of couples are choosing to wait to tie the knot because of this alarming statistic. I can't say that I blame them with the smallest …

New skyscrapers vie for West Coast's 'tallest' title

At 1,018 feet high, the 73-story U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles holds title to the West Coast's tallest building, a crown it is now destined to lose. Over the next few years, at least three other coastal skyscrapers under construction or on the drawing board are set to soar past the bank …

All The 'Down-There' Grooming Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask

We're getting real intimate.<p>"Down-there" grooming is a touchy subject ... literally. Whether you leave the hair-removal process up to the professionals or you prefer to do your own "landing strip" at home (yeah, we went there), you're probably still wondering if you've got this thing all figured …

Waxing

This NASA spacecraft will set sail propelled entirely by sunlight

It took NASA’s Voyager I probe 35 years to reach the edge of our solar system and enter interstellar space. But a lot has changed in space technology since Voyager launched in 1977. NASA’s new space sail—propelled only by the sun—can make that same trip in 20 years.<p>On Tuesday (Feb. 2), NASA …

Space Travel

Building a business: Why you should get married to your problem, not your solution

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Should You Learn Python, C, or Ruby to Be a Top Coder? (Infographic)

See which coding language you should learn first.<p>Top coders have near limitless prospects when it comes to employment, or even opportunities to succeed in their own startups. In fact, learning to code is fast becoming a necessary life skill, with millions each year taking online and in-person …

What happens to true love when you break up?

How many times can you fall in and out of love? And when it's all over, what next? 16-year-old Nashville natives Dylan and Brianna had been together for four years when filming started. “We were the main couple. The biggest couple in Lebanon,” says Brianna. But during the production process of …

Sarah Reed was a tragic victim of how the prison system treats women | Frances Crook

A young woman with profound mental health problems should have been given help. Instead, she was let down by every authority she encountered<p>An Inspector Calls describes how a young woman is let down by authority figures. The morality play lambasts powerful individuals for exploiting and abusing a …

Teen who suffered cardiac arrest in viral video speaks out

This robot keyboard will catapult Microsoft into the artificial intelligence race

By Brian Fung<p>, Reporter<p>The humble keyboard hasn't changed much since it was first invented. Even the jump from physical keyboards to the digital ones you use on your smartphone still look virtually identical — save for the new emoji keys we've grown accustomed to punching into a text message or …

Artificial Intelligence

College Senior Body-Shamed at Work Quits Job and Fires Back on Social Media

"THIS is the reason young girls have body image issues. This is disgusting."<p>Add this to the list of emails you never want to get from your boss: the one telling you that you're not "model material" and shouldn't be representing your company because you're not a size small.<p>It happened to Sherene …

Bernie Sanders’ lack of religion makes him better for America

When politicians hit the campaign trail, even the least devout candidates have a tendency to find religion. But recent comments from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders suggest this hypocritical all-American tradition may be on its way out.<p>In an interview published Jan. 26 in the</i> …

Religion

Russia 'simulated a nuclear strike' against Sweden, Nato admits

Russian bombers targeted military and intelligence installations in 2013 war game that caught Swedish airforce unprepared<p>The Russian airforce conducted a mock nuclear strike against Sweden during war games less than three years ago, Nato has said.<p>The 2013 exercise, which saw a contingent of Russian …

Here's what's going on in your brain when you can't spell a word

In a study published this week in the journal Brain, researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied people who had suffered brain damage from strokes or tumors and now have problems spelling words.<p>What they found is that the problems were linked to damage in three brain areas involved in either …

The Brain

BBC - Earth - The animal that doesn't get cancer

Many animals get cancer just like humans do, but there are a few mysterious species that rarely develop it<p>Cancer is rife in the animal kingdom. For many, the mortality rate is similar to that suffered by humans.<p>The dogs and cats we share our homes with can get various forms of cancer. Among other …

Biology

What No One Tells You About Life After Mental Illness

No one ever really "recovers" from a mental illness, but we need to get better at talking about how you get your life back.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>When I was 17, I developed an anxiety disorder that intensified when I moved to London at 21. It caused agoraphobia, claustrophobia, …

PG&E Launches Program To Let All Customers Go 100% Solar - Solar Industry

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has officially launched its previously announced program to extend the option for 100% solar power to all …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

The Internet Is Turning You Into An Idiot, Now There’s Proof

Good news for those of us wondering whether the relatives we add on Facebook were always stupid or if the internet made them that way. While we can’t blame social media for rotting our brains from the inside out, researchers have established that spending lots of time on the internet (even if …

These Drone Photos of Istanbul are Vertigo-Inducing

Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş uses Photoshop to make his city straddle dimensions.<p>Though we exist in three dimensions, we spend an inordinate amount of time looking at and into two-dimensional screens. There is an illusion of space and dimension within these frames, and yet there are entire …

Internet anger after former police brutality victim found dead in her cell

<b>In 2012, Sarah Reed was the victim of an assault by a police officer. Her death in a prison cell last month has prompted a surge of online grief and anger, driven by black British Twitter users.</b><p>Sarah Reed, 30, lived a life punctuated by tragic events. Her newborn baby died in 2003, and she suffered …

Black Lives Matter

Video of police 'fleeing' crime scene before murder goes viral

A video that appears to show armed policemen fleeing a scene seconds before a murder takes place has gone viral.<p>In the mobile phone footage the officers seemingly ignore bystanders who want them to intervene to prevent the killing. The video, reportedly filmed in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, has …

Crime

American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before

<b>(Kim Seidl via Shutterstock/samdiesel via iStock/Salon)</b><p>Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?<p>Ann Jones<p>February 4, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>[<i>This is a joint</i> TomDispatch<i>/</i>Nation <i>article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in</i> …

Mainstream Feminism Is Sexism in Disguise

A version of this article previously appeared in the Pepperdine Graphic<p>Although the initial flurry of ogling women and what has become the subject of fantasy of every suburban teenage girl has somewhat abated since its premiere every Christmas season, its remnants still remain in the rubble of …

Feminism

Brazil Zika virus: 'War' declared on deadly mosquitoes

<b>Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has declared war on mosquitoes responsible for spreading the Zika virus in a recorded TV message to the nation.</b><p>She said a national mobilisation day would be held on Saturday, during which thousands of soldiers and state employees would work to eradicate the …

How DNA and 'recreational genealogy' is making a case for reparations for slavery

Alondra Nelson, academic who was at the forefront of Afrofuturism, has a new book on how DNA can help descendants of slaves seeking compensation<p>More than a decade in the writing, scholar Alondra Nelson’s new book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation After the Genome has been …

Did Bloomberg bury a big scoop about the Kochs’ position on climate change?

By Erik Wemple<p>, Media critic<p>Whenever billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch speak on an issue as pivotal as climate change, news organizations listen up. The brothers run the second-largest private company, by revenue, in the United States and pilot a network that champions libertarian …

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