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What a Trump presidency means for NASA and the future of space exploration

NASA’s scientific mission doesn’t make the US space agency immune to the politics of presidential transitions. After all, there are billions of dollars of programs and funding at stake.<p>Witness the hand-off in 2008 from US president George W. Bush to Barack Obama: The future of an expensive plan …

Space Exploration

5 Ways to Use Fewer Words for Stronger Communication

Pretend that each word you write in business communications costs you $100.<p>If your emails are too long, they likely won't be read at all. In fact, President Lincoln's powerful Gettysburg Address was only 272 words. Less is more.<p>Steve Jobs was the quintessential communicator and entrepreneur. He …

Gettysburg Address

Inside the abandoned city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl – in pictures

Tens of thousands were evacuated from the neighbouring city of Pripyat following the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Lynn Hilton visits the deserted city – and finds homes, schools and a fairground left to decay

Chernobyl

What creative people understand about the importance of being alone

In the digital age, it’s easier than ever to avoid spending time alone with our thoughts. If we don’t have family, friends or colleagues nearby, we can just whip out our smartphones or fire up Netflix. In fact, we so dislike solitude that we would rather <i>administer electric shocks to ourselves</i> than …

Creativity

Every Day Is Pancake Day with These 24 Recipes

Sweet or savory, can we all just agree that pancakes rule?<p>Name a meal more satisfying than a stack of pancakes. Nothing? Nothing? All we hear is crickets, because whether pancakes are fluffy or crusty, sweet or savory, there's really no contest. Here are our 24 favorite recipes.

Breakfast

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

11 Must-See Netflix Movies That Expire in March

Hunker down for a couple of long days in.<p>Nothing lasts forever–a maxim that's certainly true, on a monthly basis, when it comes to Netflix. Luckily, the movies scheduled to depart from the streaming service starting March 1 won't be too hard to miss. Still, here's 11 worth catching before they're …

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Depressed

Sadly, many people suffer from depression worldwide – in fact, according to the World Health Organization, an estimated 350 million people have some …

When "yes" means "no" — The Japanese language quirk that trips English speakers up

You can learn all the words and practice all the kanji, but there’s one little Japanese language quirk that will almost certainly trip you up when …

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

Is mindfulness making us ill?

It’s the relaxation technique of choice, popular with employers and even the NHS. But some have found it can have unexpected effects<p>I am sitting in a circle in a grey, corporate room with 10 housing association employees – administrators, security guards, cleaners – eyes darting about nervously. We …

Mindfulness

So You Want To Eat Snow. Is It Safe? We Asked Scientists

<i>Editor's note: A version of this post first appeared in January 2015.</i><p>Many people will see the snow currently blanketing much of the U.S. Eastern Seaboard as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse to spend the day swooshing down a hill.<p>As for me, I like to …

McGill University

Bataclan Concertgoers Describe Horror of Terrorist Attack

<i>As the tragic scope and breadth of the Paris terrorist attacks continues to unfurl, attendees of Eagles of Death Metal’s show at concert venue</i> …

Terrorism

Why is English so weirdly different from other languages? – John McWhorter

English speakers know that their language is odd. So do people saddled with learning it non-natively. The oddity that we all perceive most readily is …

Language

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Top executives reveal their chief complaints about the email they receive.<p>How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we …

Hillary Clinton

The Best 12 Books Coming Out This October

The weather is taking a turn (and threatening a full-blown hurricane if you’re on the East Coast), but there’s no shortage of books offering up the same dose of comfort as a warm blanket or bowl of hot soup. These juicy plotlines will have you happily holed up inside. From novels about …

THE SHOT: The Great Migration of 2015

I have been covering the migrant story for three weeks in Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. I wanted to witness, and photograph, the biggest mass migration of people in Europe since WWII. The exodus of people from the Middle East and beyond is testing the European Union and beginning …

The USA’s top historical sights

A lot of people think of the United States as a young country with little in the way of history. Sure, the country’s only been a country since 1776, but before that there was the colonial period and before <i>that</i> there were centuries of Native American cultures. And, of course, there's its more modern …

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Uncovering Long-Forgotten Treasures in an 18th-Century French Château

Details Songbook: 11 Tracks We're Listening to Right Now

Check out the music that’s spinning in the Details offices.

Seattle tragedy stokes safety concerns about military-style duck boats

Even before a duck boat crashed into a charter bus in Seattle, killing four international students, calls had emerged for greater oversight or even a ban on the military-style vehicles that allow tourists to see cities by road and water.<p>Critics say the large amphibious vehicles are built for war, …

U.S. Army

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard review: Ultra-thin, versatile keyboard for your Android tablet or smartphone

The Android tablet accessory market may not be as full of keyboards as the iPad market is, but even when you find one, chances are it’s terrible. The Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard wants to be the one to change that trend. It’s small enough to carry around in your pocket when folded, and …

Ellen DeGeneres's Powerful Speech at the Teen Choice Awards: "Be Proud of Being Different"

"Embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not all that matters."<p>Ellen DeGeneres delivered a moving speech at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, which also happened to be the same day as the seven-year anniversary of her marriage to Portia de Rossi.<p>Ellen was …

Why Some Feminists Refuse To Give Up On Their Faith

"The traditions themselves are not oppressive. It’s the interpretations that are."<p>(RNS) In the moments before Jennifer Zobair converted to Islam, she had one pressing question for the imam, about a verse in the Quran that seemed to give husbands permission to beat their wives.<p>Is that really what it …

The 8 Most Important Things We've Learned About Happiness In The Past 10 Years

We're living in a golden age of happiness -- the scientific study of happiness, at least.<p>The field of positive psychology has exploded in growth since its inception in 1998, dramatically increasing our understanding of human flourishing. We now know more than ever about what makes us happy, how we …

Things I Wish Upon My Enemies

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco

<i>This originally appeared on</i> <i>TheCooperReview.com</i><i>.</i><p>After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly …

A psychologist discovered the secret to never getting frustrated

The guy in front of you is driving like an idiot. Your boss is being a jerk. Your partner isn't listening.<p>And sometimes these all happen to you <i>on the same day</i>.<p>What's the fix for this? One guy came up with a solution that deals with all of these problems — and more.<p>Albert Ellis was quite a …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Nine psychological reasons why we love lists

The internet is awash with information that’s been sliced and diced into bite-sized chunks. But why do we find it so appealing? Claudia Hammond explores the canny mind tricks behind the buzz.<p><b>1. We know exactly what we’re getting</b><p>Whether it’s the 10 ways your body is disgusting or the 100 greatest …

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