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Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, Driver In Nice Attack, Wasn't 'Stable Psychologically,' Family Says

The 31-year-old reportedly had no known ties to terror groups.<p>Lahouaiej Bouhlel was originally from Tunisia and had lived in France for years.<p>He was married with children, but was reportedly estranged from his wife.<p>He was known to local police as a criminal, but had no known ties to terror groups.<p>A …

Nightmare at the Picasso Museum

On 30 June 1972 Pablo Picasso created his last self-portrait. He had depicted himself many times before, but never like this. His face looked like a skull with stubble. Its colour was greenish-grey. The mouth was a straight slit. Only the lines under his eyes proved his features were flesh and not …

Inside Pinterest: The Coming Ad Colossus That Could Dwarf Twitter And Facebook

The Cannes Lions advertising festival has become as big among the Madison Avenue crowd as the Riviera town’s iconic film event is for Hollywood. So as Steve Stoute nursed a drink with a friend at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the balmy June evening that opened this year’s boozing and schmoozing, the …

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story

In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia that has proven its …

Is that you, Renee Zellweger?

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Renee Zellweger thinks all of the conversation about her face is "silly."<p>The actress told People magazine in a statement that "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."<p>The chatter started after …

Goliath encounter: Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest

Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.<p>"When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I was …

27 Pumpkin Recipes We Love

Pumpkin season is officially under way, which means that the tubby orange gourd and everything associated with it is once again crowding our field of vision (and smell, and taste). Love it or hate it, the return of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte, now often handily abbreviated "PSL," may be the …

The Cool Accidental Typography Of Satellite Imagery

Most typefaces are purposefully designed. Not this one. Aerial Bold is a typeface of topography, made up entirely of the accidental letters found in satellite images: buildings, roads, rivers, trees, and lakes that just happen to resemble our ABCs.<p>Created by MIT alumni Joey Lee and Benedikt Groß, …

How a Couple's Text Messages Changed After Marriage

Photo: Getty Images<p>Sure, the age of the perfume-scented love letter is over. But one blogger discovered the age of the text message can reveal some really sweet sentiments about love and marriage.<p>Data scientist Alice Zhao and her now-husband gave each other the fantastically nerdy "gift of data." …

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Nine Historical Triumphs to Make You Rethink Property Destruction

After Officer Darren Wilson shot teenager Michael Brown dead this summer, Ferguson, Missouri, erupted with outrage, compassion and street protests. …

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Inbox is a total reinvention of email from Google

The new Gmail app from the Gmail team isn't technically just an email app, at least if you ask them. It's called "Inbox," and it's being released as an invite-only system that works on the Chrome browser, Android phones, and iPhones. It feels completely native and fast on all of those systems. But …

Medical Marijuana: Parents of Kids with Epilepsy Search for Cure

<b>When you’re driving across the country with a stash of marijuana in your trunk, you follow the speed limit.</b> You signal when changing lanes. You might …

"Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s

Images reveal the most Antarctic ice on record and the Aral Sea before it dried up.<p>Scientists have uncovered a cache of satellite images of Earth from the 1960s that had been forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years and that push back the first satellite images of our planet a full 17 years.<p><b>The</b> …

Who Said It: Jaden Smith Or Jean-Paul Sartre?

50 years ago, philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature but he turned it down. Is Jaden Smith his contemporary incarnate?

Wait, you can still smoke in an American office?

Reynolds American, the maker of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, told employees Wednesday that it will ban smoking in its offices and buildings …

Tony Bennett: What I've Learned

Singer, painter, legend, 88, New York City<p><i>Interviewed by Cal Fussman, August 21, 2014</i><p><i>Published in the the November 2014 issue</i><p><b>I've been very fortunate.</b> I'm doing what I love and I'm getting away with it, you know?<p><b>Fame comes and goes.</b> Longevity is the thing to aim for.<p><b>If music sounds dated,</b> it means …

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Portrait Series Captures the Charming Personality of Old Dogs

Canadian photographer Pete Thorne celebrates the beauty of aging in this portrait series featuring what he describes as “very, very old dogs.” So far, the ongoing project, entitled <i>Old Faithful</i>, has more than 50 gray-haired dogs in the collection. Thorne works closely with his subject and owner to …