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Escape to another world

As video games get better and job prospects worse, more young men are dropping out of the job market to spend their time in an alternate reality. …

The Post-Human World

A conversation about the end of work, individualism, and the human species with the historian Yuval Harari<p>Famine, plague, and war. These have been the three scourges of human history. But today, people in most countries are more likely to die from eating too much rather than too little, more likely …

150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners

This list keeps being updated with more online educational resources:<p>Take a look at EVERLEARNERS.COM<p>If you are anything like me, you have discovered …

Documentaries

17 Carrie Fisher Quotes That Will Inspire Your Success and Happiness

Actress, author, and screenwriter Carrie Fisher was an inspiration to millions of people around the world.<p>Actress, author, and screenwriter Carrie Fisher--who sadly died this morning after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles--was an inspiration to millions of people …

Finding North America’s lost medieval city

Cahokia was bigger than Paris—then it was completely abandoned. I went there to find out why.<p>A thousand years ago, huge pyramids and earthen mounds …

Putin’s Revenge

Humiliated by the 1990s, Russia’s strongman is determined to win Cold War 2.0. He may be succeeding.<p>Twenty years before Vladimir Putin began his ingenious campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, his predecessor as Russia’s president stood on a dark street near the White House. In his …

Bill Clinton

Beijing 'seriously concerned' after Trump questions 'one China' policy

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> China has warned that it's "seriously concerned" after President-elect Donald Trump questioned whether the United States should keep its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China."<p>Trump has signaled a willingness to confront Beijing, and his latest comments in an …

China

Why the Soviet space workhorse Soyuz is still going strong – 50 years on

It has ferried Britons, tortoises and cosmonauts into orbit, seeing off its more complex US rivals<p>The capsule claimed the life of the first astronaut to fly in it and was later involved in one of the worst accidents in spaceflight history. Yet Soyuz – which was first blasted into space 50 years ago …

Space Exploration

How to download Netflix shows to watch offline

Netflix recently followed in the footsteps of major rival Amazon Prime by adding the option to download shows and watch them offline.<p>Netflix fans …

TV shows

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing

Travel<p>From petroglyphs to castles carved into hilltops, explore our night sky through our ancestors at these amazing archaeological sites.<p>The night sky is a time machine and so is archaeology. Since I was a teenager in Iran, a land filled with ancient sites, my passion for the night sky has blended …

Australian National Parks

The Day After: Obama on His Legacy, Trump’s Win and the Path Forward

My final interview with President Obama in the White House had been scheduled for the day after the presidential election. I had hoped to look back …

Rodale Wellness Is Now Books for Better Living - Books for Better Living

<p>Rodale Wellness has found a new home with Books for Better Living, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our community! With our health and …

Wellness

A Fairytale Kingdom Faces Real-Life Troubles

Picture Stories<p>On the border of Estonia and Russia, the Setos struggle to create a modern identity from ancient beliefs<p>On two sides of a disputed border lies a kingdom. It is young in age and ancient in beliefs, forged from the chaos of the Soviet Union’s collapse.<p>The people of this kingdom are the …

Soviet Union

Read the Conservative Wishlist for President-Elect Trump

A powerful coalition of social conservatives, evangelicals, Tea Partiers and fiscal hawks gathered in Washington, D.C., this week to lay out a …

16 reactions from world leaders stunned by this election

The 2016 U.S. elections have riveted the world, and not positively.<p>America's allies have been rattled by Donald Trump's isolationism, especially on trade, and many felt compelled to break diplomatic custom and criticize him. Several U.S. rivals, in particular Russia, appear emboldened by the …

United States

Police surveillance: The US city that beat Big Brother

<b>Mass surveillance of citizens without their knowledge is on the rise in America. This is the story of how one city fought back - and is teaching others how to do the same.</b><p>A deprived port city, across the bay from San Francisco, with a history of high crime rates and radical politics, Oakland has …

Surveillance

How Crazy Is Elon Musk’s Mission to Mars?

Yesterday, billionaire tech entrepreneur and noted late guy Elon Musk unveiled his hotly-anticipated plan to send humans to live—and die—on Mars. And …

Space Travel

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over? | Jordan Kisner

Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …<p>First, the myths. There are no “super rats”. Apart from a specific subtropical breed, they do not get much bigger than 20 …

New York City

Inside the Online School That Could Radically Change How Kids Learn Everywhere

Emily Duggan, 16, spends most afternoons at a dance studio tucked behind a shopping plaza near her home in Exeter, New Hampshire. Blond and doe-eyed, …

StarCraft Universe, a massive MMO-like RPG built in the SC2 editor, is now in open beta

People have been asking for World of Warcraft-only-StarCraft since the first ten boar corpses were returned for 50 copper. Rather than waiting on …

Trump Just Totally Ignored Science... Again

His latest macho brag could be dangerous, experts say.<p>Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to recognizing trustworthy science.<p>The Republican presidential nominee has made comments suggesting he thinks climate change is a hoax, immigrants are to blame for the spread of …

Sleep Disorders

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

5 best PlayStation emulators for Android

The PlayStation was one of the most iconic gaming systems ever released and with it came a slew of legendary games. It dominated the fifth generation of game consoles by a fairly hefty margin when it came to sales, and many franchises, including Final Fantasy, Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Tekken, Spyro, …

Final Fantasy

China’s top video site Youku Tudou plans user-targeted productions

Youku Tudou Inc., the Chinese company that combines a YouTube-like online streaming service with corporate arms that make video games, movies and TV shows, believes it has built a hit-making machine unlike any other on earth.<p>And it may be right. Last year, in its inaugural run at moviemaking, its …

Secret tunnel discovered in Mexico may finally reveal the mysteries of Teotihuacán

The discovery of a secret tunnel in Mexico may finally solve some mysteries of the ancient city of Teotihuacán.<p>Running around 100 metres long and 15 …

Scientists: Public Swimming Pools Are Pretty Gross

There's no other way to put it: Public swimming pools are disgusting.<p>According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), thousands of swimming pools are also doubling as cesspools, thanks to inadequate sanitary conditions. The CDC reviewed data from 2013 that focused …

Research

Solar Efficiency Record Smashed

Technology Photo credit: Solar cells combining four cell types and prisms to separate the light to where it is most useful. University of New South …

The Fort McMurray fire: What's happening now, and what you've missed

Read the latest on the size of fire, the progress firefighters are making, the response by government and Canadians, and how the evacuees are coping. Also, the latest photos and videos of the fire's devastating impact<p>THE LATEST<p>The 300 South African firefighters brought in to help fight the fire …