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How To Be An Ethical Hacker to Fight Against Cybercrime

This course will give you the tools to recognize potential security threats and prevent them from happening.<p>We’re living in challenging times when it …

I Did the Strand

At 18, in 1968, I moved to New York from Delaware. Within a week I got a job at the Strand packing books for shipment, along with one other guy, much older, who’d been there for years and seemingly spent quite a bit of his meager salary on weekly psychoanalysis. He showed me how to tie knots, as in …

Hikers Beware: Haters Ahead

So you've decided to join the ranks and become a thru-hiker. You'll find that sharing isn't always caring when telling others of your upcoming …

Mike Brooks’ Keiko trilogy is the perfect read for fans who miss Firefly and Dark Matter

Crime and spaceships<p>If you’re a fan of TV shows about wayward starship crews taking on whatever job will keep them flying, you might be suffering though a dry spell right now, since shows like <i>Firefly</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Dark Matter</i> are no longer running. But Mike Brooks’ <i>Keiko</i> novels could help fill the …

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

J.R.R. Tolkien biopic Middle Earth will add new depth to Lord of the Rings

Earlier this week, <i>Deadline</i> revealed that New Line Cinema would be revisiting the worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien. Rather than adapting one of his many novels or stories, director James Strong will be helming a film about the author himself, which has the potential to give viewers an entirely new way of …

16 Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books for November

It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Jill Stein’s Ideology Says One Thing—Her Investment Portfolio Says Another

The holier-than-thou Green Party candidate rails against Big Carbon, big banks, Big Pharma—while she holds substantial investments in them.<p>Green …

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed

For more than three hundred years during the Late Bronze Age, from about 1500 BC to 1200 BC, the Mediterranean region played host to a complex …

Ancient History

“What was the author trying to say?” is the worst question an English teacher can ask

“What was the author <i>trying</i> to say?” This common question in English classes is often posed by a professor who then reveals various ideas hidden within a novel as if they were a clear, neatly ordered message, waiting to be unpacked. From this perspective, writing is full of both signs and disguises, …

Literature

TheJournal.ie

Today’s News<p>55,331 Views 153 Comments<p>The debates come with just days left in the campaign.<p>GDPR This post contains videos<p>2,932 Views 5 Comments<p>We sat …

I wasn't surprised by the US dreadlocks row. It's another example of cultural appropriation and white entitlement

A video showing a black student accosting a white student over his dreadlocks has racked up more than two million views in two days. Shot at San …

Cultural Appropriation

The Perfect Office - Olympus Tough Stylus, Da Vinci Jr 3D Printer and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

The Perfect Office - YOUMO, Death Star Speaker, Dell Skylake and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Beautiful Houses: Villa Boreale

Today we will show you a clean and beautiful house in Charlevoix, QC, Canada, a project by CARGO Architecture. Pale tones, natural textures and lots …

Eerie Illustrations by Adrian Fernandez

When it comes to illustrations there are things that really catch my attention, one of them is when they have a sort of eerie mystery - almost like …

Carol Tulloch: ‘Dressing well is almost part of the DNA in the black community’

It was partly respectability and partly just the love of clothes<p>Carol Tulloch’s father, Alfred Valentine Tulloch, arrived in Britain from Jamaica in the 1950s, then in his mid-20s. He ended up in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and found a job as coal miner. Despite the grimy conditions, Carol …

Black Culture

The 5 Least-Visited Countries in the World

Here's a guide for globe trotters who prefer the road (far) less traveled.<p>The appeal of some travel destinations is that <i>everyone</i> wants to visit them. For the rest of us, nothing beats a country that's <i>not</i> overrun with tourists, where experiences feel authentic, and the majority of the people you …

Travel

6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

Hiking

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

Let It In: The Best Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art

It’s the beginning of a new era for the <i>Star Wars</i> saga. Love the movies, loathe them, cherish them or criticize them, the undeniable fact is that when …

What If You Bought All 292 Million of the Possible Powerball Combinations?

A very weird thought experiment<p>At the time of this writing, the Powerball jackpot is up to $1.5 billion. The cash grand prize is estimated at $930 million.<p>In a Powerball draw, five white balls are drawn from a drum with 69 balls and one red ball is drawn from a drum with 26 balls. If you match all …

Finance

How Obama Channeled His Inner Kennedy

Calling for religious tolerance and for the separation of church and state, the president evoked the beleaguered JFK’s brilliant response to …

More of the Exquisite Work of Yuri Shwedoff

Exactly one year ago we featured for the first time the work of Russian artist Yuri Shwedoff. He's a super solid artist who comes up with super …

Beautiful Houses: Floatwing, a houseboat

Today we will show you a really cool houseboat, a project designed by a firm called Friday. The nice thing about this boathouse is that it was …

Archie Comics in January 2016

<b>THE BLACK HOOD #9</b><p>“The Lonely Crusade, Part 3” An unlikely ally leads the Black Hood to the Crusaders’ secret lair—and what the Hood finds inside will …

In a week when Anthony Horowitz apologised for a remark about who could play James Bond and it was revealed that Frederick Forsyth worked for MI6, spy fiction’s close links to nation and empire become clear<p>There are few genres with a hold on the public imagination like spy fiction. This year …

Books

Salman Rushdie: These Days, 'Everyone Is Upset All The Time'

Salman Rushdie's new novel, <i>Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights,</i> seems to transpose the Arabian Nights of long ago to modern-day New York City. A thunderstorm overturns the city and upsets the laws of the universe with myth and magic.<p>The jinn have come back after an 800-year exile, and …

Books