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Chris Paul and James Harden on the Rockets is the mad science experiment the NBA needed

The NBA became a more interesting place with Houston’s trade for Paul, and that’s the most important thing.<p>The NBA didn’t need to wait for the dawn of free agency on July 1 to seize the news cycle and send shockwaves throughout the sports world. Two days before he could have hit the open market, …

Tinder Gold lets you see who likes you without matching

Tinder today announced it’s rolling out Gold, a new premium subscription service that lets its users see who’s liked them.<p>Gold users will be able to see which users have liked them in a special menu. You can also see people who have swiped right on you ahead of time. There are already third-party …

Apps

Animation: 100 years of global warming in less than a minute

Nasa has released a powerful animation mapping global warming trends between 1880 and 2015.<p>It shows the changing temparatures over the last 100 or so years using a rolling five-year average.<p>The blue colours represent temperatures cooler than average, while hues of orange signify temperatures warmer …

Global Warming

Trump announces U.S. will exit Paris climate deal, sparking criticism at home and abroad

President Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement, an extraordinary move that dismayed America’s allies and set back the global effort to address the warming planet.<p>Trump’s decision set off alarms worldwide, drawing swift …

Climate

Emmett Till’s Coffin, a Hangman’s Scaffold and a Debate Over Cultural Appropriation

Protests over Sam Durant’s sculpture “Scaffold,” installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden of the Walker Art Center, have drawn immediate parallels to the controversy this year over Dana Schutz’s painting “Open Casket” in the Whitney Biennial.<p>Both works, made by artists who are white, recall …

10 Best Landmarks to Explore in America

No matter what you think of America's politics, it's hard to deny that the United States is a beautiful country. Covering almost ten million square …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Warns: America 'Is Already Kind Of Fading'

The famed astrophysicist says "there's no future" for a country that ignores science.<p>Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson says America’s growing rejection of science could spell the end of the nation as we know it.<p>“It’s the beginning of the end,” he told Yahoo News and Finance anchor Bianna …

National Academy of Sciences

V4 Adventure Travel Pack

The V4 Adventure Travel Pack is Black Ember´s new offering, an international carry-on with a quick fold-out laptop sleeve that allows you to breeze …

heji shin on photographing real couples having sex for eckhaus latta's campaign

Heji Shin's subjects range from Miley Cyrus to zoo animals to copulating teens. The German-Korean photographer talks to i-D about casting models from Craigslist and why it's good if some people hate her work.<p>Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta are keen advocates of authenticity. The duo's bicoastal …

Study Reveals Players Don’t Become More Aggressive Playing Violent Video Games

It’s been a long-standing debate for as long as I can remember, but a new study has revealed that there is no proof that violent video games make the …

12 High-Protein Instant Pot Recipes

Ending the day with a warm, home-cooked meal is the ultimate dream for every adult. Unfortunately, because we're adults and we don't have our parents …

Cooking

Gorillaz announce new album 'Humanz', share animated film

Out 28th April...<p>Gorillaz have announced that their new album 'Humanz' will be released on Friday 28th April via Parlophone.<p>Alongside today's …

17 Simple Tips For Eating Healthier Without Changing Your Whole Damn Life

In case saying goodbye to a bunch of food groups all at once sounds sad and unsustainable.<p>It also bans MSG, sulfites, and carrageenan, additives commonly found in processed foods. Participants are also discouraged from trying to re-create baked foods using Whole30-approved ingredients (so, like, no …

Van Gogh Paintings Stolen During Mafia Heist 14 Years Ago Returned

AMSTERDAM — Two paintings by Vincent Van Gogh were unveiled, barely damaged, at an Amsterdam museum on Tuesday, 14 years after they were stolen in a mafia heist.<p>The works, 1882's "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" and the 1884 "Congregation Leave the Reformed Church in Nuenen," are from a period …

Every State Could Legalize Marijuana by 2021

The market for medical marijuana and recreational marijuana is growing rapidly, as lawmakers in more states pass legislation legalizing it. Already, 28 states have medical marijuana laws on the books, and eight states have passed recreational marijuana laws, too. According to the latest research by …

34 movies to watch in your 20s

A person's 20s is one of the most exciting times in their lives.<p>Though some 20-somethings have finished college, are starting a career, and have …

Scientist says there are over 100 planets in our solar system

Most of us grew up learning that there are nine planets in our solar system. Back in 2006 that all changed, when Pluto was demoted from being labeled …

Pre and Post-Gym meals: What to eat before and after a work out, according to seven personal trainers

When it comes to exercise and diet, we are bombarded with conflicting information and it is difficult to know just exactly how we should be …

Trump Budget Proposes Killing All Funding for PBS, NPR and National Endowment for the Arts

The fight is on as new president puts Big Bird in his crosshairs<p>President Donald Trump made good on a long-time conservative goal in his first …

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

SYDNEY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders, so enormous it can be seen from space, so beautiful it can move visitors to tears.<p>But the reef, and the profusion of sea creatures living near it, are in profound trouble.<p>Huge …

Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Potato With Coconut Date Crunch [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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People Are Flipping Out Over This Magical Secret Grand Canyon Waterfall

As if you needed another reason to add the Grand Canyon to your American travel bucket list, we have just the cause to put your wanderlusting heart into a trip-planning frenzy. The internet is full-on freaking out about Havasupai Falls, and you'll soon see exactly why.<p>Situated in the southwest …

60 reasons to explore the rest of the Americas

WE HERE AT MATADOR ARE baffled by the depiction of countries south of the US border as dangerous, scary places. Just last May, we hung out together …

South America

Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Could Kill Over 30 Million People

Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it’s a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the <i>Forbes</i> richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the …

What We Owe Yasiin Bey

Looking back at the influence and complicated legacy of the artist once known as Mos Def.<p>Morality in religion is fairly straightforward. Though the …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

Manhunt for Quadruple Murder Suspect Ends in Death in Georgia

The search for a gunman suspected of murdering four women in two different states ended Tuesday when he was found dead in a Georgia motel and his alleged female accomplice was taken into custody.<p>After several days of searching, police found William "Billy" Boyette, 44, and 37-year-old Mary Rice in …

Reaction To DeVos Vote Is Swift, And Divided

The confirmation today of Betsy DeVos as the 11th U.S. secretary of education brought angry denunciations and firm pledges of support — no surprise for a Cabinet nominee who had become a lightning rod for Americans' views about their public schools.<p>Here's our roundup, with excerpts from reactions …

Education

Sex assault, date-rape drug allegations rattle Northwestern

<b>(CNN) —</b> Allegations of sexual assault and the use of date-rape drugs have surfaced at Northwestern University.<p>The school received tips about two alleged incidents, one on January 21 and the other this month, according to a campus security alert issued Monday night. These are the latest claims …