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Here's What We Talked About Most On Facebook In 2014

Last year it was Pope Francis, the Royal Baby and Miley Cyrus. But this year, our conversations -- Facebook conversations, that is -- were all about Ebola, the World Cup and the Ice Bucket Challenge.<p>Facebook released its Year In Review on Tuesday, listing the things its 1.35 billion monthly active …

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Economics

Can America’s Desert Cities Adapt Before They Dry Out And Die?

Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, and many other western cities are all growing fast–and are all running out of water.<p>Los Angeles traffic is worse than usual as hordes of parched citizens evacuate a concrete tomb that once supported millions of lives. Savvy entrepreneurs are selling bottled water …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

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The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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The First Lab-Grown Hamburger Is Served

Beef cells cultured without killing the animal<p>Since 2008, Dr. Mark Post has been working on growing edible meat in a laboratory. Today, at an event in London, the first in-vitro hamburger has been served.<p>Muscle stem cells were taken from a cow's shoulder in a gentle biopsy and grown in calf serum, …

NASA: Yes! Voyager 1 Has Reached Interstellar Space

After months of debate amongst scientists, new information confirms that Voyager 1 has become the first human-made object to reach interstellar space.<p><b>When the Voyager mission launched more than 35 years ago</b>, scientists couldn't have predicted that the twin spacecraft would end up traveling billions …

Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you'll use to pay for them, at least in Britain.<p>The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing polymer banknotes -- in other words, plastic money -- in …

Mandela memorial service interpreter admitted to psychiatric hospital

The man who sparked an international furor by offering bogus sign language interpretation at a major memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela has reportedly been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment.<p>The Star newspaper reported that Thamsanqa Jantjie was admitted …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

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Big Idea 2014: You Will Transform Your Own Biology

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here.</i><p><i>This post was co-authored</i> …

YouTube Reveals Its Top 10 Videos of 2013

There are more than 6 billion hours of videos watched on YouTube each month so it’s certainly a barometer of what may be viral or popular in the mainstream. With that, the Google-owned video site is once again releasing its annual list of the top videos and channels of 2013.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, …

This Week, 30,000 Classrooms Are Participating In The “Hour Of Code”

No matter the noise about the “skills gap,” schools aren’t teaching kids to code. The majority of U.S. states don’t recognize computer science as a core subject, meaning that, in the era of high-stakes testing and budget cuts, there’s actually been a 10-year decline in the number of schools that …

Computer Science

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Element of the week: ununpentium

What do plankium, poliakoffium and Sweden share in common?<p>We're getting closer to the end, my peeps! This week's element goes by the temporary name, ununpentium, and the temporary atomic symbol, <b>Uup</b>, along with the permanent atomic number, <b>115</b>.<p>This element is predicted to be a solid at room …

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20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Element of the week: flerovium

What do ununquadium and the Island of Stability share in common?<p>This week's chemical element is flerovium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Fl</b>, and the atomic number, <b>114</b>. This element, originally given the temporary name ununquadium, was formally named in 2012 for the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear …

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