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David Bowie Dead at 69, Two Days After Releasing New Album

David Bowie, one of music’s greatest inventors and chameleons, died Sunday, only two days after his 69th birthday and release of his new 25th solo album, <i>Blackstar.</i><p>A spokesman confirmed Bowie’s death to Billboard, saying that Bowie “died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous …

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival: Pictures

Twisted illustrations perfectly sum up the darker side of modern life

Between our smartphones, fast food and quick and convenient transportation, our lives are full of luxury. But all luxuries come at a price.<p>London …

Comedy

Lee Miller's stunning images of women in wartime – in pictures

Ahead of an exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum, we revisit the American Vogue photographer’s unique record of women at war

How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

This story originally appeared on james clear<p>In the summer of 2010, Rachelle Friedman was preparing for one of the best periods of her life. She was recently engaged, surrounded by her best friends, and enjoying her bachelorette party.<p>Friedman and her friends were spending the day at the pool when …

Birds in love produce more babies, study shows | @GrrlScientist

Photograph: Wolfgang Forstmeier/Malika Ihle et al (2015)<p>One of the communal aviaries where the research birds were housed during the breeding season.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/5efb49c99b1f73e677fb7603faa6eb5cd1989c53/0_308_4926_2956/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Wolfgang Forstmeier/Wolfgang …

Birds

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Would a boost in positivity help your career and relationships? These studies show how to get an improved outlook.<p>Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to …

Osama Bin Laden’s eclectic and paranoid collection of books

The US has declassified and released a collection of the documents that Navy SEALs recovered during the 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended in the Al Qaeda leader’s death. The declassified letters, books, articles, and technical documents certainly a suggest a …

The Man Who Watched Walter Scott Die

Feidin Santana stood along a third-floor hallway at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York the other day, a shy smile on his face, bewilderment from the …

Justice

Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Nearly 300 years ago, an editor named Lewis Theobald published a drama called <i>Double Falsehood</i> that he called an adaptation of a lost Shakespeare …

Literature

Nokia Confirms Advanced Takeover Talks With Alcatel-Lucent

They’ve been the subject of takeover speculation for years, but telecom equipment makers Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent finally confirmed on Tuesday that they were in deal talks.<p>“Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent confirm that they are in advanced discussions with respect to a potential full combination, which …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …