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14 food documentaries that'll help you escape from the real world — if only for a moment

Sometimes it's healthy to escape from the real world, and by that we mean cable news, or internet news, for that matter, and unwind in front of the …

Get your head round the cloud: 24 tricks for DropBox, iCloud and more

iCloud<p>1. <b>Secure the cloud</b><p>Two-step verification is one of the most effective ways of keeping your data secure. When activated, you must input both your password and a randomly generated code provided by Apple any time you make changes to your Apple ID or make purchases from a new device. To activate, …

6 basic questions about the war in Syria

By Amanda Erickson<p>Amanda Erickson<p>Foreign affairs reporter focusing on the post-Soviet world<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Syrian war has been a slowly unfolding catastrophe, one that has embroiled several of the world's major powers.<p>Early Saturday, the United States and its British and French allies conducted …

Eccentric Billionaire Sends Out Sex Tape To Unsuspecting Contact List

According to Page Six, Rahr—who, as you can see, is as orange as Snooki—e-mailed out a sex tape to his list of “powerful New York contacts” in the casual manner with which you might forward a recipe to your mother.<p>The “porn video” features Rah Rah (we feel like we should refer to him by “Rah Rah” …

Watch this incredible color footage of London in 1927

Watch this incredible color footage of London in 1927. Filmed by Claude Frisse-Greene, a British filmmaker who was the son of inventor and cinematography pioneer William Friese-Greene, it showcases the cars, buses, boats, parks, monuments, signage, rhythms, style, and the sea of hats that made the London streets during the ‘20s.

What is a gyre? And how does this natural phenomenon demonstrate the impact of our plastic trash? Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gy…

What is a gyre? And how does this natural phenomenon demonstrate the impact of our plastic trash? Anna Cummins and Marcus Eriksen of 5 Gyres Institute explain how we can understand the international issue while acting locally:<p>“It is impractical to try and scoop out trash out of the ocean. What we can do is wait for it to wash ashore. So to clean a gyre, clean your beach, clean your watershed, clean your street. As close as you can get to the source, is a better way we can solve the problem of …

Why Is American Health Care So Ridiculously Expensive?

It would be nice to say that high prices are a bug of our medical system. But they're a feature. They're part of a choice we've made.<p>The U.S. medical system is absurdly expensive. You knew that already. But you probably didn't realize just how absurdly expensive it is compared to other …

Who are the hackers?

Some hackers wreak havoc online, but others are working to create a better internet. Sociologists, criminologists and hackers themselves speak up.

How Are You Filing Your Federal Income Taxes? — ProPublica

Earlier this week, Liz Day reported how Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, has led a fight to squash “return free” income tax filing, spending more than …

Scientists examine nothing, find something

Where did the speed of light in a vacuum come from? Why is it 299,792,458 meters per second and not some other figure?<p>The simple answer is that, …