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Meet the Photographer Behind Baton Rouge's Iconic Protest Image

Jonathan Bachman was up until 3am on July 9. After an entire day spent documenting protests in the heart of Baton Rouge, the New Jersey-born …

4 Key Messages Your Children Need To Hear The Day After The Election

Well, it’s almost over. The election that modeled the exact opposite of the values we hope to instill in our children. Lying, name calling, misogyny, sexism, racism, anti-Semitism and hatred. This will take a lot of time to make sense of as parents, let alone explain to our children. Yet, parents …

Nick Bostrom: ‘We are like small children playing with a bomb’

Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom<p>You’ll find the Future of Humanity Institute down a medieval backstreet in the centre of Oxford. It is beside St Ebbe’s church, which has stood on this site since 1005, and above a …

Singularity

Working on those abs? 5 tips you can easily incorporate into your day

One of the questions we get asked most often is, “How can I achieve sexy abs!?”<p>There are several factors that go into a slim waistline. Sticking to a healthy lifestyle, drinking plenty of water and staying active all play key roles, but there are a few more pointers that can make a huge difference …

Scientific inaccuracies your favourite historical characters definitely believed

My first novel The Next Together uses the concept of reincarnation (and time travel!) to explore whether people intrinsically change just by being born in different time periods. The insurmountable barriers of time and space don’t stop my characters from falling in love with each other. However, …

Books

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Artificial Intelligence

Coffee in crisis: The bitter end of our favourite drink?

Drought, flooding, disease - climate change is already threatening the source of our caffeine fix. Are we facing the end of coffee as we know it, asks David Robson.<p>As we sip our lattes and espressos and read the daily headlines, climate change can seem like a distant threat. But travel a few …

Coffee

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind<p>Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s …

Battlestar Galactica

Best Cities for Startup Founders, Investors and Developers

Indeed Silicon Valley’s start-up ecosystem is the most mature and flourishing. But there are many up and coming cities around the world that are forming veins to pump lifeblood into the ecosystem to help entrepreneurs thrive. For example, I recently wrote a series about Melbourne Australia’s buzz. …

Startups

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Map: Where Workers’ Pay Has Risen the Most in Past Decade

Looking at wages over the last decade by county shows a complicated picture – and overall not a good one. About one-third of all U.S. counties have seen their average annual pay decline since 2004, according to data from BLS’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, when the figures are adjusted …

10 Images That Show Our Wildly Changing View of the Cosmos

Cosmigraphics, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.<p><i>Cosmigraphics</i>, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.

Watch the tribute to Derek Jeter that has everyone misty-eyed

It's a commercial even a Red Sox fan can appreciate.<p>As Derek Jeter rounds third on the way to retirement, a new Gatorade commercial has baseball fans getting misty-eyed.<p>With Frank Sinatra's "My Way" playing in the background, Gatorade's farewell to Jeter shows him hanging out with fans in the Bronx …

Why I Hope to Die at 75

An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly<p>Seventy-five.<p>That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.<p>This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t …

I do not want to see 'innocent until proven Muslim' in Australia

In December 1974, at the height of The Troubles in Northern Ireland, four people were arrested for bombing the Guildford Pub. Four people died in that bombing, 65 were injured, and Britons were left feeling unsafe not only in their beds, but most other places as well.<p>Those arrested came to be known …

Dear Mr. President, Why I'm Leaving America

I received a copy of this letter, and think it is worth reproducing in full:<p>“Dear Mr. President,<p>I am writing with a heavy heart as I, my husband, and our daughter are all seriously contemplating giving up our U.S. citizenship. We are doing this not to avoid paying U.S. taxes but because we strongly …

4 Awesome Disney Princess Interpretations

Source: deviantART<p>Like most stories that have been told and retold for generations, Disney princesses have come a long way since their early days as …

The Week in Review: What Defines an American?

In 1993, 12-year-old Jose Antonio Vargas boarded a flight in his native Philippines and landed in the United States, where he’s lived ever since as …

Autism and Challenging Behaviour Part Six. A trip to the dentist and brushing those teeth.

When I was young any mention of a visit to the dentist would create a shiver of horror and fear right across the school yard.<p>In fact, in my case, …

Dentistry

Autism and education – A letter to teachers from “Every special needs child they will ever teach”. from Hazel Green on behalf of the whole autism community!

We have been given permission to share a letter written by Mrs Hazel Greene on behalf of all special needs children to their teachers. She says “we …

Autism

California Dad Says He's Cracked the Code to Smart Shopping

Kyle James, the founder of the coupon website Rather-Be-Shopping.com says he's cracked the code that can help predict if something you're buying …

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

The revered director earned an Oscar nomination for his controversial 'The Wind Rises'<p>On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's …

Anime

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …