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Mexico Now World's Deadliest Conflict Zone After Syria: Survey

Mexico has surpassed Iraq and Afghanistan to become the world’s second-most deadly conflict zone after Syria, according to a study of wars around the …

What are we even doing in Afghanistan?

I ask this very important question because President Donald Trump's senior advisers are proposing sending thousands of additional US troops there so they can "start winning" again, according to one official who spoke with The Washington Post.<p>That would be great if the word "winning" could be …

How Do You Know Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for These 5 Signs

It's what every employee on the planet wishes and hopes for in a boss.<p>Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true."<p>If you think your …

Leadership

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

5 Problems Superheroes Would Have (Movies Don't Address)

Wouldn't it be awesome if your favorite superheroes came to life? Insurance agents would become billionaires. Spandex manufacturers could employ …

Comics

Still Confused About White Privilege? Let This Eighth-Grader School You

This kid is spittin' truth.<p>Eighth grader Royce Mann is going viral, thanks to a poem about white privilege he wrote and recited at a school contest.<p>"Dear women, I'm sorry. Dear black people, I'm sorry. Dear Asian-Americans, dear Native Americans, dear immigrants who came here seeking a better life, …

Snapchat introduces Memories: a searchable, shareable archive of your snaps

Chat history<p>At a time when its social networking rivals are racing to promote more real-time sharing, Snapchat is turning its attention to the past. The company today introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old snaps in a private archive inside the main app. It’s a living, social camera …

Always wanted a Bose speaker? Now you can get your kids to build one - Pocket-lint

Bose is looking to demystify the world of audio with BoseBuild, a build-it-yourself category of products that will let kids discover what goes into a …

Kids

Chemists Figure Out How to Turn Plastic Into Fuel

Soon, your car engine may be running on your plastic trash.<p>Globally, we produce over 300 million tons of plastic every year, and every year over 8 million tons of it end up in our oceans. While we can recycle some plastics, so much gets thrown away that researchers are constantly looking for new …

Cancer sufferer riddled with 26 tumours is 'effectively cured' by radical new treatment

A cancer sufferer who was on the brink of death and riddled with 26 tumours has been “effectively cured” by radical therapy which triggers the body to heal itself.<p>The extraordinary case emerged as trials revealed a host of "unprecedented" advances using immunotherapy treatments at the world’s …

This New Adidas Ad Is Every Colombian's Worst Nightmare

Whyyyy??????!!!!!! 😭😭😭<p>Adidas' latest Copa América ad campaign is making a lot of people upset, namely the consumers the ad is targeted at: Colombians.<p>The German company's new ad for the Colombian soccer team's new home jerseys features four of the team's stars, including World Cup top scorer …

As hunger mounts, Venezuelans turn to trash for food

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Until recently, Julio Noguera worked at a bakery. Now he spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food.<p>"I come …

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple)

Neuroscientific and psychological principles point a clear path to true happiness, and it's probably not what you think.<p>As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some …

Happiness

Researchers created a robotic hand that is eerily human-like and can learn on its own

Typing out an email or setting up a pot of coffee are things we can do bleary eyed in the morning, but the movements our hands have to make to complete such tasks are truly complex, human skills.<p>That's why for robots to advance to the point where they can take care of our elderly or help clean our …

New Imaging Study Shows How Schizophrenic Brains Regenerate

A new study points the way toward future new therapies and maybe even, eventually, a cure.<p>To say that cures are rarely discussed within the context of mental illness would be an understatement. The reality is much closer to <i>never</i> and this becomes even more true as the mental illness in question …

The Brain

This cartoon explains how the rich got rich and the poor got poor

Something massive and important has happened in the United States over the past 50 years: Economic wealth has become increasingly concentrated among a small group of ultra-wealthy Americans.<p>You can read lengthy books on this subject, like economist Thomas Piketty's recent best-seller, <i>Capital in the</i> …

Income Inequality

Destiny leak reveals next expansion Rise of Iron

This autumn's Destiny expansion is called Rise of Iron, a fresh leak has revealed.Artwork obtained by Kotaku shows Iron Banner boss Lord Saladin …

The top perks of being an Android app developer

Being an Android developer is generally an all-round wicked experience. Whether you work for a big organization or you’re an indie dev selling apps on the Play Store, there are a ton of perks that come with the territory and that make this an excellent career choice.<p>These benefits go far beyond the …

What makes a mathematical genius?

The film The Man Who Knew Infinity tells the gripping story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, an exceptionally talented, self-taught Indian mathematician. …

Mathematics

15 Albert Einstein quotes that put you inside the mind of a true genius

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and his contributions to human knowledge are unparalleled.<p>The physicist conducted groundbreaking research on how our universe functions, including the Theory of Relativity, and predicted the existence of gravitational waves a …

Reclaimed by nature: Eerie images reveal abandoned buildings from across Europe which have been taken over by plant-life

• <b>These remarkable photographs show Europe's abandoned cathedrals and mansions as they sit covered in plants</b>• <b><br>The beautiful but crumbling buildings are</b> …

Where to Backpack in 2016

Our editors have scoured the globe to bring you the top destinations to visit with a backpack in tow. Whether you're hoping to get the biggest bang for your travel buck or just looking for an epic adventure, we've got you covered.

The Men That Don't Fit In by Robert W. Service

There's a race of men that don't fit in,<p>A race that can't stay still;<p>So they break the hearts of kith and kin,<p>And they roam the world at will.<p>They …

Three ways tech is reinventing a surprising sector

Kevin Barenblat Contributor<p>Kevin Barenblat is a co-founder and the president of Fast Forward.<p>More than 1 million users. Sixteen billion monthly page views. Ninety-nine percent user engagement.<p>If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies are nonprofits.<p>In …

Innovation

The 1 Quick Question That Will Instantly Make You More Productive

Goodbye cluttered to-do list, hello laser focus.<p>You're blurry-eyed and slack-jawed at your desk, staring at a to-do list so long you feel like you could wrap it around the entire earth -- twice. Yes, we've all found ourselves in this stressful situation every now and then.<p>Facing a to-do list that …

Productivity

Physicists Collide Quasiparticles for the First Time

Femtosecond lasers offer a peek into a whole new quasiworld.<p>There are particles in nature that aren't quite particles but are nonetheless real and behave in ways that relate to the that we all know and love. These are the <i>quasiparticles</i>, which we can understand as different sorts of collective …

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The Brain

Bombings kill 93 in Iraqi capital's bloodiest day this year

BAGHDAD (AP) — In the deadliest violence in Baghdad this year, three car bombs claimed by the Islamic State group killed 93 people across the Iraqi capital Wednesday, demonstrating the extremists' ability to mount significant attacks despite major battlefield losses.<p>The separate bombings, which …

Middle East